Uncommon Sense
The Podcast of the Society of GKC, where we talk about everything, and everything else, with a Chestertonian perspective. The podcast is hosted by Nancy Brown. Want to give us feedback? Email podcast@chesterton.com
The Romance of Orthodoxy

Christianity is the greatest romantic adventure!

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The Eternal Revolution

G.K.C. discusses the importance of Christ always making things new and Christians not becoming complacent. It is a revolution in the soul of the Christian every day in the journey toward our heavenly home.

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The Paradoxes of Christianity

G.K.C. explains how the critics and skeptics of Christianity did more to convert him than Christian apologists!

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The Flag of the World

Chesterton claims that both optimists and pessimists are completely wrong in how they think about the world. How can this be? How does belonging to the world and being a citizen of it change us and where should it guide us?

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The Ethics of Elfland

This week we’re continuing Orthodoxy! We are discussing Chapter 4, The Ethics of Elfland.

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Marie and Grace discuss Chapter Three of Orthodoxy.

A joint project of Pints with Chesterton and UncommonSense.

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Marie and Grace discuss Chapter Two of Orthodoxy.

A joint project of Pints with Chesterton and UncommonSense.

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Marie and Grace begin to discuss Orthodoxy, Chesterton's masterwork. This is Chapter One.

A joint project of Pints with Chesterton and UncommonSense.

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Father Howe reflects on Chesterton’s insights on the significance of birthdays and his affirmation of the goodness of existence.

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Marie and Grace discuss another Father Brown mystery written by G.K. Chesterton which is entitled “The Flying Stars”.

A joint project of Pints with Chesterton and UncommonSense.

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Chesterton and Artificial Intelligence

Mark Matthews, Senior Software Engineer

Mark separates AI fact from fanciful extrapolation, and applies the timeless wisdom of Chesterton about man and technology to this rapidly advancing domain.

Conference, Summer 2021, Lisle, IL

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Marie and Grace discuss another Father Brown mystery written by G.K. Chesterton which is entitled “The Queer Feet”.

A joint project of Pints with Chesterton and UncommonSense.

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Marie and Grace discuss another Father Brown mystery written by G.K. Chesterton which is entitled “The Secret Garden”.

A joint project of Pints with Chesterton and UncommonSense.

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Marie and Grace from Pints with Chesterton jump into a Father Brown mystery written by G.K. Chesterton which is entitled “The Blue Cross”. 

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Joseph Pearce, Director of Publishing, The Augustine Institute

Joseph Pearce shows how Chesterton’s virtue infuses his
sense of humour, his joie de vivre, his use of paradox and his Christian witness to the inextricable unity of faith and reason.

Summer Conference 2021 Lisle, IL

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Nancy Brown is joined by Susan Sucher to discuss another of our favorite Chesterton essays, Babies and Distributism. 

This essay is found in the book The Well and the Shallows.

Listen to this lively discussion. Feedback welcome at nancy@chesterton.org

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Nancy Brown reads Babies and Distributism (or is it Babies and Localism?) from the G.K. Chesterton book The Well and the Shallows.

Next week, Nancy and Susan will discuss this essay, so if you want to be prepared, listen to this first!

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Eric DeMeuse, Headmaster, Chesterton Academy, Milwaukee Dr. DeMeuse describes the power that stories and healthy discourse have to teach people to encounter crisis with discernment and joy.

Summer Conference 2021, Lisle, IL

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Host Nancy Brown is joined by co-host Noel Culbertson and guest Susan Sucher to discuss one of our favorite Chesterton essays, The Emancipation of Domesticity. 

This essay is found in the book What's Wrong with the World, in Part Three: Feminism, or, The Mistake about Woman.

Listen to this lively discussion. Feedback welcome at nancy@chesterton.org

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Nancy Brown reads The Emancipation of Domesticity (and fractures the French sentence it contains) from the G.K. Chesterton book What's Wrong with the World, Part III: Feminism, or, the Mistake about Woman.

Next week, Nancy, Noel and Susan will discuss this essay, so if you want to be prepared, listen to this first!

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Kyle Mann, Editor-in-Chief, The Babylon Bee

The secular left is killing satire by turning reality into a parody of itself and by censoring satirists they don’t like. And they accomplish the latter by mischaracterizing satire as misinformation. What would Chesterton say?

Summer Conference, 2021, Lisle, IL

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Irrational Optimism and Chesterton’s Theology of the Ordinary
Lydia Webster, Boyce College, Louisville, KY
This Chesterton scholar discusses how irrational optimism is not mere positive thinking, but a powerful manifestation of the Christian virtues of hope and love.

Summer 2021 Conference Lisle, IL

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Learn about the Archbishop’s exciting vision to save Christianity in post-ISIS Iraq by serving families who courageously remain in their homeland.

From the Annual Chesterton Conference in July, 2021 Lisle, IL

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