Welcome to The Free Mind podcast, where we discuss philosophic and political ideas with adventurous disregard for intellectual trends. The show is produced at the University of Colorado Boulder's Benson Center for the Study of Western Civilization. 

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Daniel Mahoney, From the Culture of Repudiation to the Cancel Culture

About the Podcast

The Free Mind podcast explores topics in Western philosophy, politics, literature, and history with adventurous disregard for academic fashions and intellectual trends. Listeners are invited to pull up a chair in an intellectual laboratory where great questions and great books are explored in the spirit of truth-seeking, and conversations are had in a candid style free of scholarly jargon. The podcast engages with professors and public intellectuals who present a diversity of viewpoints in a venue where good faith is granted at the door, and the clear and reasonable expression of ideas is valued more highly than adherence to any ideology or school of thought.

Have a philosophic, political, cultural, or historical idea you want us to explore, or other feedback? Email us at freemind@colorado.edu.

ShiloThe Free Mind podcast is hosted by Shilo Brooks, Teaching Associate Professor and Faculty Director of the Engineering Leadership Program in the College of Engineering and Applied Science, and Associate Faculty Director of the Benson Center for the Study of Western Civilization at the University of Colorado Boulder. Brooks received his PhD in political science from Boston College, and his BA in liberal arts from the Great Books Program at St. John's College, Annapolis.