A podcast where we make uncommon sense more common
Uncommon Sense is a podcast series where we talk about everything, and everything else, with a Chestertonian perspective. The podcast is hosted by Adrian Ahlquist.
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Most Recent Episodes
Saint Chesterton – Dale Ahlquist
Dale Ahlquist explains why Chesterton is a saint, responds to the objections, and gives an update on the status of his cause for sainthood.
Exposing The Da Vinci Code – Carl Olson
Carl Olson, editor of the Catholic World Report, explains The Da Vinci Hoax, his book that exposes the Da Vinci Code as an erroneous and deceitful piece of anti-Catholic literature. We also have an in depth conversation about jazz!
Morality in Medicine – Tod Worner
Our Social Catholic – Noel Culbertson
The Battle of Lepanto – Christopher Check
Catholicism and Theater – Kevin O’Brien
This week we discuss the connection between theater and the Catholic faith with Kevin O’Brien. Kevin is an brilliant actor, writer, and Chestertonian. He is also a Catholic convert whose story is featured in My Name is Lazarus.
Let’s Talk Distributism – Joseph Grabowski
A Day in the Life of a Norbertine – Brother Titus
What Is Wrong with Our Politics – Scott Hambrick and Karl Schudt
Scott Hambrick and Karl Schudt are the hosts of The Online Great Books Podcast. Listen to our conversation about the problems with our political and economic systems and how to fix them.
Why a Navy Commander Became Interested in Classical Education – Amy Hunt
Amy Hunt is the Director of Formation for our Chesterton Schools Network. Amy served in the US Navy for over 24 years. She has directed military planning and operational training for the Navy SEALs, and has even served as the Commanding Officer of a Navy and Marine Corps Reserve installation. Listen to why she decided to retire from the Navy and help us deliver a classical education to our Society.
From Scientism to Catholicism – Stuart Kolner
Stuart Kolner explains how he went from being a scientistic atheist, who swore he would never become Catholic, to being a devout Catholic. Just like Brandon Vogt and Brent Forrest, Stuart is both a board member for the Society of GKC and a convert whose story is featured in My Name is Lazarus. Buy the book here!
Catholicism and Theater – Jeromy Darling
The Actor and the Convert – Jeromy Darling
The Professional Magician – Brent Forrest
Brent Forrest is a former professional magician, who has performed at thousands of shows. One time he even drove a car blindfolded. In this episode, he reveals the magic that led to his conversion. Brent’s story is featured in My Name is Lazarus. Buy the book here!
How Millennials and Gen Z Can Connect with Chesterton – Brandon Vogt
How to Defend Our Faith in Today’s World – Brandon Vogt
Listen to earlier episodes on our podcast here.
Chesterton on Fatherhood
Dale and Adrian discuss what Chesterton had to say about fathers, fatherhood and the role of the father in society.
Hoping When Things are Hopeless
Dale discusses the value of hope during our desperate times.
Passing the Torch
Matt Martinusen interviews our new Director of Evangelization, Adrian Ahlquist.
Essential Chesterton for Our Times
A conversation with Dale Ahlquist and his son, Adrian, about Chesterton’s wisdom for our times. Read Dale’s article, , which was published in The Catholic World Report.