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.

Grettelyn talks to Susan Sucher, the Local Societies Coordinator for the Society of G.K. Chesterton, about the great gift of our local societies and how she's helping people form and sustain ones of their own. 

To learn more, to find a local society near you, or to inquire into getting one started in your area, visit https://www.chesterton.org/local-societies/.

To learn about the Frances Chesterton Rosary League, visit https://www.chesterton.org/frances-chesterton-rosary-league/.

For the essay discussed in today's episode, visit https://library.chesterton.org/the-extension-of-the-family-33027/

Direct download: Susan_Episode_Audio_Final.mp3
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This week on Uncommon Sense, we are proud to present a recording of a talk given last year to the Chesterton School's Network conference by our president, Dale Ahlquist, entitled "Why G. K. Chesterton is Classical... and Why Classical Education is Chestertonian."

Direct download: Dales_CSN_Talk.mp3
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Joe talks with Dr. Robert L. Jackson, an expert in classical education and the new Senior Fellow for the Chesterton Schools Network (CSN). Hear about the new renaissance in classical education, the origins of the movement, and the difference that Chesterton makes.





  • 0:00 Introduction
  • 1:17 Rob's background
  • 3:57 Joining the CSN
  • 4:52 What is a classical education?
  • 5:46 The liberal arts
  • 8:30 What we mean by classical
  • 10:12 G.K. Chesterton's education
  • 11:50 What changed in education?
  • 12:35 The rise of Pragmatism
  • 17:27 The recovery of classical
  • 22:20 Rob's work with CSN
  • 30:36 Importance of this work
  • 33:42 The CSN is hiring!
  • 38:21 We need your help
  • 41:13 The Chesterton difference
  • 47:20 Closing thoughts
Direct download: Rob_Jackson_Episode.mp3
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This week, we are proud to air an encore presentation of a Virtual Open House for the Chesterton Schools Network hosted by Dale Ahlquist and featuring Andrew Youngblood, author of the new book from Word on Fire "Know Thyself." We hope you enjoy!

Direct download: Know_Thyself_Encore.mp3
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In this episode, Grettelyn speaks with Ted Janiszewski of St. Irenaeus Ministries about Saint Irenaeus Ministries and about how to winsomely present Catholic truth in its full historical and joyful dimensions.



Direct download: Ted_Episode_Audio_Final.mp3
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