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.

In this episode, Joe and Grettelyn get a preview of one of the upcoming talks at this year's Chesterton conference from speaker Joe Walsh, who will be looking at commonalities between G. K. Chesterton and Whittaker Chambers!

To register for the conference, visit https://www.chesterton.org/43rd-annual-chesterton-conference/ today!

Direct download: Walsh_Audio_Episode_Final.mp3
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Grettelyn and Joe speak with Amber Knorr, a sacred and fine artist whose portraiture work includes a painting of G. K. Chesterton. To learn more about Amber or to see or buy prints of her work, visit her website: amberknorrart.com/

Direct download: 24.17_-_Knorr_Audio.mp3
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In this episode, Joe and Grettelyn chat briefly about some news from the Society and an exciting new online Book Club that YOU can join.

To learn more or to sign up, visit chesterton.org/everlastingman.


Direct download: 24.16_Final_Audio.mp3
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In this episode, Joe talks with James Matthew Wilson - poet, author and scholar - about G.K. Chesterton, T.S. Eliot, modern poetry, and more. Plus, James shares some of his own work from his upcoming publication, "Saint Thomas and the Forbidden Birds." Don't miss it!

To get James's book or to learn more, visit jamesmatthewwilson.com.

To sign up for this year's Chesterton conference, visit chesterton.org/conference.

Direct download: Wilson_Episode_Audio_Edit.mp3
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In this episode, Joe and Grettelyn speak with Noelle Mering about her book, "Awake, Not Woke: A Christian Response to the Cult of Progressive Ideology," as well as the "Theology of Home" initiative.

To buy the book or learn more, visit https://theologyofhome.com/.


0:00 Introduction

1:39 What is Wokeism?

3:25 The Mechanisms of Manipulation

6:31 Chesterton and the Breakdown of Society

10:15 Confusion and Compassion

12:38 "The Capture of the Institutions"

15:55 Needing a "Manalive" Moment

17:46 Chesterton a Helpful Antidote

19:48 The Absence of Teleology & The Problem of Progress

23:19 A Movement of Destruction

27:43 The Curse of Babel

29:28 The Theology of Home

36:58 The Importance of Reconciliation 45:40 Wrapping Up

Direct download: Mering_Episode_Audio.mp3
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