Uncommon Sense
The Podcast of the Society of Gilbert Keith Chesterton, where we talk about everything under the sun with a Chestertonian perspective, as well as the writings and legacy of G.K. Chesterton himself. The podcast is hosted by Grettelyn Darkey and Joe Grabowski. Want to give us feedback? Email podcast@chesterton.org.

This week Tim Drake will be interviewing Dale Ahlquist, president of the American Chesterton Society, about his new work, "The Complete Thinker: The Marvelous Mind of G.K. Chesterton."

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12/13/12 at 4:30 p.m. ET author of The Complete Thinker and president of The American Chesterton Society, Dale Ahlquist, was on The Mike Janocik Show!

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G. K. Chesterton expert, Dale Alquist, has just released his new book which is ‘the missing Chesterton book’— in effect, the Chesterton autobiography, a biography in the sense that Chesterton has written about Shakespeare, Dickens, and others. The Complete Thinker is a short course in thinking, and an homage to the Apostle of Common Sense.

Bay Area Catholic for November 26, 2012


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What does it mean to be a complete thinker? This week, Dale Ahlquist will tell us why it would mean thinking like G.K. Chesterton. Sr. Marie-Paul Curley offers two more movie choices for this month and Rosanna Riverso has a new album, just in time for Christmas.

SLHour: November 24, 2012

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Wednesday, November 7 at 7PM Central.
With the election behind us, President Dale Ahlquist shares Chesterton's thoughts on politics and patriotism, drawn from a chapter in the new book, The Complete Thinker: The Marvelous Mind of G.K. Chesterton.

We'll also share an update on the next season of the Apostle of Common Sense - we completed filming Season VII last week at EWTN!

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Dale Ahlquist discusses the latest episodes of "G.K. Chesterton: The Apostle of Common Sense" and the life and work of GK Chesterton with Father Mitch Pacwa on EWTN LIVE



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Get in iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/podcast/catholic-connection/id316248218?mt=2

Dave Palmer is guest host for Theresa Tomeo.

Dale Ahlquist is interviewed on Catholic Connection on Ave Maria Radio on 10/19/12 talking about his new book The Complete Thinker, and what it means to be a complete thinker, and how G.K. Chesterton had that kind of mind.


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Dale Ahlquist is interviewed on Morning Air Radio on 10/17/12 from 6 to 6:30am talking about his new book The Complete Thinker, and what it means to be a complete thinker, and how G.K. Chesterton had that kind of mind. And we can learn to have that kind of mind, too, if we read Chesterton.




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“G.K. Chesterton on Humor,” by Ian Ker

Recorded on:
Tuesday, April 24, 2012 7:00 PM
“G.K. Chesterton on Humor”
Ian Ker, University of Oxford
Ida Noyes, Third Floor Theatre
1212 East 59th Street

Co-sponsored by The Nicholson Center for British Studies, The American Chesterton Society, and the Literature and Philosophy Workshop

Chesterton regarded comedy as important an art form as tragedy. He thought humor was integral to Christianity as opposed to paganism, and it was an essential part of his philosophy of wonder.

Ian Ker has taught both English literature and theology at universities in the United States and Britain, where he is currently a member of the Oxford theology faculty. He is the author and editor of more than twenty books on Newman, including the standard biography which Oxford University Press reissued prior to Newman’s beatification. He is also the author of The Catholic Revival in English Literature 1845-1961, Mere Catholicism, and most recently, G. K. Chesterton: A Biography.

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The first-ever online meeting of the American Chesterton Society. Topics for discussion include:

  • Special preview of the next issue of Gilbert Magazine, our 15th Anniversary Issue!
  • A sneak peek at two new books coming out this fall: The Soul of Wit: G.K. Chesterton on William Shakespeare (Dover) and The Complete Thinker: the Marvelous Mind of G.K. Chesterton (Ignatius)
  • Highlights of our upcoming ACS Rome Pilgrimage, March 15-23, 2013
  • And … drum roll please … the ACS Rome Pilgrimage Raffle Drawing, live!

Date & Time: Mon, Oct 1st, 2012 at 7:00 pm CDT

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Nancy Brown one last time from Reno, with interviews with Joey Odendahl, director of MANALIVE THE MOVIE, and Sharon Parker, responsible for hosting the conference in Reno, head of the local society.

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Nancy summarizes Friday and looks forward to Saturday when she'll speak.

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Podcasting from Reno Nevada from the ACS Conference on Friday morning, 8/3/12

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Podcasting nearly live from the Silver Legacy Hotel in Reno, NV, Nancy gets ready for the conference which starts today.

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Father Ian Boyd on Vatican Radio--

Vatican Radio's Veronica Scarisbrick recently caught up with Father Ian Boyd of the Congregation of the Priests of Saint Basil, President of the G.K.Chesterton Institute for Faith and Culture.
In this interview Father Boyd is asked in a special way to comment on Chesterton as a journalist, the ' rollicking journalist' this prolific author thought himself to be, as well as how his know- how of journalism might come across today in our media savvy world .
According to Father Boyd, Chesterton who died in 1936 was prophetic in his writings, for example he had predicted that the next great heresy would be an attack on morality and especially sexual morality: "... he said not to be so afraid of the Russians and the Bolsheviks, because the madness of tommorrow is far more in Manhattan than in Moscow"...
In this interview Father Boyd remarks how Chesterton believed that a consumerist culture had a greater power to undermine morality than any totalitarian system: "he said that when real evil comes it always comes from within "..
Asked by Veronica Scarisbrick whether Chesterton saw Christ as the remedy to the brokenness of humanity Father Boyd replies that this author : "..salutes Christ as the everlasting man . He was a sacramental writer, that's to say he was religious writer who hardly ever spoke about religion.
His wife Frances once said to him : "Why don't you write about God?". And he replied : ' I write about nothing else' .
That's stealth evangelisation. That is he spoke through symbols and through signs, he loved riddles and allegories and believed the deepest truths could only be expressed through parables ..."

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Dale Ahlquist was interviewed on Morning Air with Sean Herriott on Relevant Radio, May 32, 2012, talking about marriage, family and more.

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Maggie Gallagher's Interview on Relevant Radio for Chesterton Academy Cultura Vitae Lecture

Maggie Gallagher was interviewed on Relevant Radio's City Winds program on Friday, May 18, 2012. Gallagher appeared on the program to promote her talk at Chesterton Academy's Culture Vitae Lecture on June 2nd.

Gallagher is a nationally syndicated columnist and the author of three books on marriage including The Case for Marriage: Why Married People are Happier, Healthier, and Better Off Financially with University of Chicago Prof. Linda Waite. Her forthcoming book, Debating Same-Sex Marriage (co-authored with Prof. John Corvino), will be published by Oxford University Press.

Gallagher is a co-founder and immediate past chairman of the National Organization for Marriage (NOM). She has written for the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, the Weekly Standard, National Review and other media. She has been a syndicated columnist for fifteen years. Her academic essays have appeared in the Ave Maria Law Journal, the Notre Dame Journal of Law and Public Policy, the Northwestern Journal of Law and Public Policy, the Louisiana Law Journal, and elsewhere. She appears frequently on national media, including EWTN, ABC’s Nightline, CNN, Fox News, and NPR. She lives in the Washington D.C. area with her husband and family.

About Chesterton Academy and the Cultura Vitae Lecture
The result of a grass-roots movement of parents, Chesterton Academy is a pro-family, independent high school offering an integrated, college preparatory curriculum centered on the Incarnation of Jesus Christ. Focusing on the classics, the school develops complete thinkers who learn to draw on faith and reason for the purpose of building a culture of life.

The Cultura Vitae Lecture Series was established during Chesterton Academy’s inaugural academic year as an effort of the school to educate the greater community and to build what Pope John Paul II called “the culture of life.” The series is dedicated to bringing scholars and accomplished individuals to speak on a variety of issues that directly affect the protection of the human person, the family, and the building up of the common good. For more information on our past Cultura Vitae Lectures, visithttp://chestertonacademy.org/about/cultura-vitae-lecture.

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Living Bread Radio presents LifeLine with Melinda Knight. Melinda's Guest on program #114 is American Chesterton Society President Dale Ahlquist. Mr. Ahlquist talks about Chesterton's views on life and more.

Permission to re-broadcast given by Dan Clark. Thank you Living Bread Radio.

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Dear Friends,

I write to invite you to a very special weekend retreat, March 16-18 at the Mother of the Redeemer Retreat Center in Bloomington, Indiana. Please join me for a weekend of intellectual stimulation, spiritual nourishment, and laughter in a retreat unlike you have ever experienced.

During the weekend, I'll present talks on topics including:

- An introduction to G.K. Chesterton
- The drama of Dogma
- The meaning of mysticism
- Chesterton for Today
- Chesterton for the Saints

Details are included below and a flyer is attached. Please help us spread the word by forwarding to others. You can learn more online by visiting Mother of the Redeemer Retreat Center.

I look forward to seeing you there!

Your servant,

Dale Ahlquist
President, American Chesterton Society

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Event: A Retreat with the Apostle of Common Sense
Dates: Friday evening, March 16 through Sunday afternoon, March 18
Arrival Time: Please arrive Friday evening between 6:00 and 6:30 pm; opening Mass begins at 7om

Location: Mother of the Redeemer Retreat Center
8220 West State Road 48, Bloomington, Indiana 47404


Commuter (no overnight accommodations): $40

With accommodations:
Single - $160
2 adults in room - $210
3 adults in room - $260
4 adults in room - $310

Note: All rooms have 2 queen beds

For Registration or Further Information:
Phone: 812-825-4642 ext. 1
Email: marianoasis@bluemarble.net

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Dale Ahlquist on the Drew Mariani show with guest host Wendy Weise.


Dale Ahlquist talks about G.K. Chesterton, how he came to read and love Chesterton. He talks about Chesterton Academy.

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Dale Ahlquist talks with Sheila Liaugminas on A Closer Look, from Relevant Radio, about schools and education.

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Dale Alquist, President of the American Chesterton Society & author, lecturer & film producer on G.K. Chesterton talks with Molly Smith on why Chesterton's works are relevant in today's society.
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Dale Ahlquist interviewed on Morning Air with Sean Harriot on Relevant Radio talking about Chesterton Academy and Catholic Education.




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Dale Ahlquist interview on 1/18/12 On Call program with Wendy Wiese.

Dale Ahlquist, President of the American Chesterton Society, informs us about Chesterton Academy.

Dale Ahlquist is the Vice-Chair and Co-Founder of Chesterton Academy.

Father Rocky is guest speaker at the Chesterton Academy fundraiser Gala in Minneapolis Feb 10th, 2012, International Market Square, 5:30pm

The evening features the world premiere of the musical group, the ChesterTones. Dale Ahlquist is MC.


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Kris McGregor interviews Dale Ahlquist on Inside the Pages about his book In Defense of Sanity.

Original link found here: http://www.discerninghearts.com/?p=6481

Permission to re-broadcast generously given by Kris McGregor.

Kris McGregor
Show Host/Producer of “Inside the Pages”
and “Discerning Hearts presents:”
 As heard on the Spirit Catholic Radio Network
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Ian Ker is interviewed on National Review. The program is Between the Covers with John J. Miller. Father Ker talks about his biography of G.K. Chesterton.

Original braodcast link: http://bit.ly/whIE3S

(c) 2011 National Review, Inc.

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What are your Chestertonian New Year’s Resolutions?


Web sites:


snoringscholar.com (Sarah Reinhard)






Listener Feedback: 847-231-2271 (ACS1)


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