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Piloted by its Oxford-educated host Spencer Klavan, “Young Heretics” explores the concepts of truth, beauty, and everything that makes Western culture great in the face of an increasingly hostile academia, media, and culture through which liberals guard the great works of the West behind lock and key to “protect” the next generation from the supposed racism, sexism, and homophobia of those that came before. "Young Heretics," in direct contrast to this, provides an open forum for exploring, understanding, and enjoying the great works of Western literature.

Latest Episodes

Ep. 18: The Resurrection of the West

Francesco Petrarca, commonly known as Petrarch, lived at the dawning of a new age. He's credited with helping to revive classical learning when it went dormant, which makes him an excellent guide for our own day. In this episode of "Young Heretics," Spencer Klavan reads Petrarch's poems and contemplates how to revitalize the wisdom of the past—not through nostalgia, but through rebirth.

59 min6 d ago
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Ep. 18: The Resurrection of the West

Ep. 17: Chaos

How do you acknowledge the wild forces of the world without letting them destroy you? Euripides, the youngest Greek tragedian whose work survives, asked exactly this question in his radical, boundary-pushing play"The Bacchae." In this episode of Young Heretics, Spencer Klavan explores how, with the clarity of an artist's vision, Euripides saw the downfall of Athens coming and spoke wisely into the heart of his moment—and our own.

63 min1 w ago
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Ep. 17: Chaos

Ep. 16: Greece at War ft. Victor Davis Hanson

The Peloponnesian War was one of the most catastrophic conflicts of the ancient world—protracted, brutal, and disastrous for the Athenian hegemony that had grown over the course of the early 5th century BC. In this episode of "Young Heretics," classical scholar and military history expert Victor Davis Hanson joins Spencer Klavan to discuss the war's causes, tactics, and consequences.

63 min2 w ago
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Ep. 16: Greece at War ft. Victor Davis Hanson

Ep. 15: The Bloody Surgeon

T.S. Eliot's God was no mere fantasy or abstraction: he was a tough, strange, sorrowful savior presiding over a world gone terribly wrong. In this episode of "Young Heretics," Spencer Klavan concludes his series on Eliot by walking through the passages in "Four Quartets" which outline the trinity to reveal what God looks like in the modern world.

39 min3 w ago
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Ep. 15: The Bloody Surgeon

Ep. 14: God Beyond Time

How do you find authentic faith in a world that is falling to pieces around you? In this episode of “Young Heretics,” Spencer Klavan returns to his series on T.S. Eliot—this time with a study of "Four Quartets," Eliot's greatest Christian work.

45 minAUG 19
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Ep. 14: God Beyond Time

Ep. 13: Capitalist Music ft. Stephen Limbaugh

Why is capitalism good for music and what does any of it have to do with outer space? In this episode of “Young Heretics,” classical composer Stephen Limbaugh joins Spencer Klavan to discuss the thrilling profusion of musical creativity that accompanied the Belle Époque period. Plus, Spencer and Stephen get into the wonders of music theory, the benefits of patriotism, and the future of American art.

50 minAUG 13
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Ep. 13: Capitalist Music ft. Stephen Limbaugh

Ep. 12: Freedom and the Fall of Man

As cancel culture is on the rise, freedom of speech is all over the news. Why do we even believe in freedom of speech in the first place? Take a look at John Milton, the revolutionary firebrand whose writing nearly cost him his life. In this episode of "Young Heretics," Spencer Klavan explores the connections between Milton's views on speech, sin, and revolution in "Areopagitica."

53 minAUG 5
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Ep. 12: Freedom and the Fall of Man

Ep. 11: America’s Eternal Truths ft. Senator Ted Cruz

America is not only a great nation, it is also the inheritor of the best the West has to offer. In this special episode of "Young Heretics,” Spencer Klavan sits down with Senator Ted Cruz to talk through the enduring principles of the United States Constitution, their roots in English law, and their relevance for all time.

42 minJUL 29
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Ep. 11: America’s Eternal Truths ft. Senator Ted Cruz

Ep. 10: Manhood and the Fall of Civilization

Does this story from the fall of the Roman republic hold wisdom for America in her troubled moment? In this episode of Young Heretics, Spencer Klavan explores how Gaius Gracchus tries and fails to propose an entirely new constitution. But it's more fun than that! An unsolved murder mystery, a trip to Africa, and a deadly riot later, we will find our takeaway from this story.

63 minJUL 21
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Ep. 10: Manhood and the Fall of Civilization

Ep. 9: The Beginning of the End

To prevent our own republic from failing, we must look to the wisdom of Western history and find insights from moments similar to our own. If only our elite professors would pay attention! In this episode of Young Heretics, Spencer Klavan explores the "Gracchan disturbance," a turbulent and dramatic period in Roman history, to find wisdom for our own unsettled times.

72 minJUL 14
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Ep. 9: The Beginning of the End

Latest Episodes

Ep. 18: The Resurrection of the West

Francesco Petrarca, commonly known as Petrarch, lived at the dawning of a new age. He's credited with helping to revive classical learning when it went dormant, which makes him an excellent guide for our own day. In this episode of "Young Heretics," Spencer Klavan reads Petrarch's poems and contemplates how to revitalize the wisdom of the past—not through nostalgia, but through rebirth.

59 min6 d ago
Comments
Ep. 18: The Resurrection of the West

Ep. 17: Chaos

How do you acknowledge the wild forces of the world without letting them destroy you? Euripides, the youngest Greek tragedian whose work survives, asked exactly this question in his radical, boundary-pushing play"The Bacchae." In this episode of Young Heretics, Spencer Klavan explores how, with the clarity of an artist's vision, Euripides saw the downfall of Athens coming and spoke wisely into the heart of his moment—and our own.

63 min1 w ago
Comments
Ep. 17: Chaos

Ep. 16: Greece at War ft. Victor Davis Hanson

The Peloponnesian War was one of the most catastrophic conflicts of the ancient world—protracted, brutal, and disastrous for the Athenian hegemony that had grown over the course of the early 5th century BC. In this episode of "Young Heretics," classical scholar and military history expert Victor Davis Hanson joins Spencer Klavan to discuss the war's causes, tactics, and consequences.

63 min2 w ago
Comments
Ep. 16: Greece at War ft. Victor Davis Hanson

Ep. 15: The Bloody Surgeon

T.S. Eliot's God was no mere fantasy or abstraction: he was a tough, strange, sorrowful savior presiding over a world gone terribly wrong. In this episode of "Young Heretics," Spencer Klavan concludes his series on Eliot by walking through the passages in "Four Quartets" which outline the trinity to reveal what God looks like in the modern world.

39 min3 w ago
Comments
Ep. 15: The Bloody Surgeon

Ep. 14: God Beyond Time

How do you find authentic faith in a world that is falling to pieces around you? In this episode of “Young Heretics,” Spencer Klavan returns to his series on T.S. Eliot—this time with a study of "Four Quartets," Eliot's greatest Christian work.

45 minAUG 19
Comments
Ep. 14: God Beyond Time

Ep. 13: Capitalist Music ft. Stephen Limbaugh

Why is capitalism good for music and what does any of it have to do with outer space? In this episode of “Young Heretics,” classical composer Stephen Limbaugh joins Spencer Klavan to discuss the thrilling profusion of musical creativity that accompanied the Belle Époque period. Plus, Spencer and Stephen get into the wonders of music theory, the benefits of patriotism, and the future of American art.

50 minAUG 13
Comments
Ep. 13: Capitalist Music ft. Stephen Limbaugh

Ep. 12: Freedom and the Fall of Man

As cancel culture is on the rise, freedom of speech is all over the news. Why do we even believe in freedom of speech in the first place? Take a look at John Milton, the revolutionary firebrand whose writing nearly cost him his life. In this episode of "Young Heretics," Spencer Klavan explores the connections between Milton's views on speech, sin, and revolution in "Areopagitica."

53 minAUG 5
Comments
Ep. 12: Freedom and the Fall of Man

Ep. 11: America’s Eternal Truths ft. Senator Ted Cruz

America is not only a great nation, it is also the inheritor of the best the West has to offer. In this special episode of "Young Heretics,” Spencer Klavan sits down with Senator Ted Cruz to talk through the enduring principles of the United States Constitution, their roots in English law, and their relevance for all time.

42 minJUL 29
Comments
Ep. 11: America’s Eternal Truths ft. Senator Ted Cruz

Ep. 10: Manhood and the Fall of Civilization

Does this story from the fall of the Roman republic hold wisdom for America in her troubled moment? In this episode of Young Heretics, Spencer Klavan explores how Gaius Gracchus tries and fails to propose an entirely new constitution. But it's more fun than that! An unsolved murder mystery, a trip to Africa, and a deadly riot later, we will find our takeaway from this story.

63 minJUL 21
Comments
Ep. 10: Manhood and the Fall of Civilization

Ep. 9: The Beginning of the End

To prevent our own republic from failing, we must look to the wisdom of Western history and find insights from moments similar to our own. If only our elite professors would pay attention! In this episode of Young Heretics, Spencer Klavan explores the "Gracchan disturbance," a turbulent and dramatic period in Roman history, to find wisdom for our own unsettled times.

72 minJUL 14
Comments
Ep. 9: The Beginning of the End
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