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The City Podcast: The History of the Unborn, pt. 2

by Timothy Motte on October 20, 2014

The fertility rate in the U.S. fell dramatically in the 19th century from approximately 7 children for every woman to about 3.5 children per woman. 

Historians don’t know exactly why this happened. But Dr. Anthony Joseph thinks that this does tell us at least one thing.

Namely, that the contraceptive mentality precedes the contraceptive technology. 

Featuring: Dr. Anthony JosephDr. John Mark Reynolds, Dr. Holly Ordway

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The City Podcast: The History of the Unborn, pt. 1

by Timothy Motte on October 13, 2014

 

Believe it or not, Roe v. Wade was not the starting point for the debate about the status of the unborn. In some ways, the judges thought that they were putting the lid on a tired, old issue, not sparking a heated culture war.

Many in the pro-life movement seem to view the abortion debate ahistorically, as if it is only a contemporary problem that sprang up from nowhere. But there is a long story about how we got to Roe v. Wade, and it starts in the ancient world.

Dr. Anthony Joseph, history professor at HBU, teaches a course tracing this story.

Featuring: Dr. Anthony JosephDr. John Mark ReynoldsDr. Holly Ordway

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Mentioned in this podcast:

  • Not God’s Type, by Dr. Holly Ordway (disclaimer: HBU receives a small portion of the proceeds from books purchased through this link)
  • The Didache

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The City Podcast: Emerging Diseases

by Timothy Motte on October 6, 2014

Ebola has recently been in the news a lot. Now there is a case in Dallas.

Here is the perspective of an HBU microbiologist.

Featuring: Dr. John Mark Reynolds, Dr. Susan Cook

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The City Podcast: The History of Fashion

by Timothy Motte on September 29, 2014

Every day when you dress yourself, you are participating in art.

Why do you choose the clothes you choose? Why are you presented with certain clothing options and not others? Why has men’s fashion never recovered from the utility revolution of the late 19th century?

The history of fashion is a passion of Megan Mueller, director of the Academic Success Center at HBU. She has written an enlightening article in the latest issue of The City (which you can subscribe to here), and it has captured the imaginations of our podcasters.

Featuring: Megan Mueller, Dr. John Mark Reynolds, Cate MacDonald, Dr. Holly Ordway

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The City Podcast: The Antidote for Pro-Life Weirdness

by Timothy Motte on September 22, 2014

Should all humans be treated equally? That question is probably pretty easy to answer.

Why? That’s a bit more difficult.

Josh Brahm is the founder of the Equal Rights Institute.

He wants to help pro-lifers be more persuasive and less weird when they communicate with pro-choice people.

So do we. Let’s talk.

Featuring: Josh Brahm, Dr. John Mark Reynolds, Cate MacDonald

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The City Podcast: You Can’t Live Without Friends

by Timothy Motte on September 15, 2014

Here is a provocative statement:

Friendship is more important to human flourishing than marriage.

Discuss.

Featuring: Dr. John Mark Reynolds, Cate MacDonald, Dr. Holly Ordway

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