Uncommon Sense
Uncommon Sense: The Podcast of the American Chesterton Society, where we talk about all things Chesterton from a Chestertonian perspective. Join the conversation! Feedback welcome: uncommonsensepodcast@gmail.com nancy@chesterton.org

Nancy talks about the Inner Circle of the Entire Chesterton operation, the 2016 conference, and skeletons and bull dogs.


Bishop Barron's series Pivotal Players, including an episode on Chesterton:


Charlotte Osterman's books and resources are at http://catholiccreative.org

Marcus Grodi's book Life from our Land can be found http://www.chesterton.org/shop/life-from-our-land/



Direct download: 99_Uncommon_Sense.mp3
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A Seeking Heart Program on Bread Box Media, with interviewer Allison Gingras @reconciledtoyou. http://breadboxmedia.podbean.com/e/a-seeking-heart-featuring-dale-ahlquist-5616-w-reconciledtoyou/ The book is Way of Wonder: Wisdom from G.K. Chesterton now

Direct download: Dale_Ahlquist_Way_of_Wonder.mp3
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Nancy talks to author Dawn Eden about her new book, Remembering God's Mercy: Redeem the Past and Free Yourself from Painful Memories; published by Ave Maria Press. This book can be ordered from your favorite on line book retailer or order an autographed copy dawneden.blogspot.com



The essay mentioned in the podcast is from The Uses of Diversity, by G.K. Chesterton, published in 1920.



Direct download: 98_Remembering_Dawn_Eden.mp3
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This debate was sponsored by the Acton Institute, please see http://www.acton.org

The debate took place live on Feb. 18, 2016


On February 18th, the Acton Institute was pleased to welcome Jay Richards and Joseph Pearce to our Mark Murray Auditorium for an exchange on two distinct ideas on economics: Distributism vs. Free Markets. The gentleman’s debate was moderated by Acton Institute President Rev. Robert A. Sirico.

Joseph Pearce, writer in residence at Aquinas College in Nashville, Tennessee, and Director of the college’s Center for Faith and Culture, argued in favor of distributism; Jay Richards, Assistant Research Professor School of Business and Economics at The Catholic University of America, a Senior Fellow at the Discovery Institute, and Executive Editor of The Stream, defended free markets. It was a lively exchange, and we’re pleased to present the video of the event linked above.

Nancy talks about the 2016 Conference, and her new book.

Direct download: 97_Lent_2016.mp3
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Feb 3, 2016 Nancy talks about some of the latest Chestertonian news, some behind-the-scenes extras, and God playing hide-and-seek with us.


Direct download: 96_Behind-the-Scenes.mp3
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Nancy talks about the conference of 2016 in Slippery Rock, Pennsylvania, the March 5th conference in Ponchatoula, LA. She talks about the Chesterton Academy Gala on January 29th, with guest rock star, er, Chestertonian Scholar Aidan Mackey, and invites you to the Twin Cities Local Chesterton Society meeting on January 26, Tuesday, where Aidan will also guest speak. Go on a cruise with Dale Ahlquist, see the back of the last Gilbert Magazine and sign up today. The cruise is around July 2nd and takes you to the coast of England.

Nancy asks you to please review her book or like the review or give it stars at: chesterton.org, Tanbooks.com, goodreads, or amazon.

The Woman Who Was Chesterton would make a great Christmas gift for yourself, your wife, your daughter, your mother, sister or girlfriend.

Anna Hagen harpist has a new Christmas album, buy it.

Riddles and Creeds by the Nicole Ensing Band has great Chesterton music. 

One Bread is the name of the album which has the beautiful version of How Far Is It to Bethlehem which you hear at the end of this podcast.

Please support the American Chesterton Society by donating at chesterton.org today.

Direct download: 95-I_am_not_Dead.mp3
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This is an interview with Nancy Brown. Fountains of Carrots is the podcast of Haley Stewart and Christy Isinger.

In this episode we had the pleasure of interviewing the wonderful Nancy C. Brown about one of our favorite topics: the Harry Potter series. Nancy is the author of The Mystery of Harry Potter: A Catholic Family Guide and The Woman Who Was Chesterton (about G.K. Chesterton’s wife Frances).

We had a nerdfest sharing about our love for the books. We discussed how they can be positive for both the moral imagination of the child and for family bonding and we examined some of the Catholic themes in the series. We also went into some of the concerns parents have about the series.

If you haven’t read the Potter books and aren’t sure if you want to share them with your children, I highly recommend reading Nancy’s book. She covers every concern I’ve seen raised about the books, so definitely start there to discern whether they’re right for your family!

Christy Isinger is the voice behind Fountains of Home. She’s a cradle Catholic who homeschools many small children in the frozen tundra of Alberta. Likes: Tequila, G.K. Chesterton, Flannery O’Connor, Agatha Christie, and the occasional online shopping purchase. Dislikes: slow internet and getting everyone dressed to play in the snow. You can find her at her blog, Facebook, Instagram, and Pinterest.

Haley Stewart is a writer, speaker, blogger, Catholic convert, and mama of three. She’s a bookish southern girl with a love for BBC miniseries, Jane Austen, and bright red lipstick. With her bearded husband, Daniel, she co-authored Feast! Real Food, Reflections, and Simple Living for the Christian Year. You can find her on her personal blog Carrots for Michaelmas or on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, or Pinterest.


Direct download: Fountains_of_Carrots.mp3
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Radio Maria presents Catholic Kaleidoscope with your host Alyssa Bormes, who on October 4, interviewed Nancy Brown about her new book about Frances Chesterton, G.K. Chesterton's wife.




Direct download: Alyssa.mp3
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Christopher Oulette is hosting a podcast called Beware Of Monsters. He interviewed Doug Tenaple and they talked about Chesterton

Here is the Chesterton Chunk.
Here is a link to Doug's work http://goo.gl/oCfx5J
and this is a link to the other podcast http://feeds.feedburner.com/BewareOfMonstersPodcast

Direct download: 93.mp3
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