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Chesterton Relics – Sean Pilcher

You might know something about relics of the saints and other holy people, but would you be able to tell if a relic is real or fake? Sean Pilcher, a uniquely qualified expert, is one of the few individuals in this country that can verify relics. In this episode, Sean explains how he actually verifies a relic, why we venerate them, and at the end of the episode, we’ll look at some relics of G.K. Chesterton, which are in Dale Ahlquist’s possession.

Star Wars and Vatican II – Julian Ahlquist

Have you ever wondered what the connection is between Star Wars and the Vatican II? That would be surprising if you have. Julian Ahlquist is here to present the case that the Star Wars saga could be an apt analogy for the history of Vatican II. In this episode of Uncommon Sense, you’ll get an entertaining way to learn about this important event in Church history.

Welcome to the Official Podcast of the Society of GKC

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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The Medical History of G.K. Chesterton – William Griffiths

What do we actually know about G.K. Chesterton’s cause of death? What illnesses did Chesterton have, physical or mental? And in the end, was Chesterton healthy or not? These are the questions that William Griffiths sought to answer in his medical research on Chesterton. Find out his official diagnosis.

C.S. Lewis and G.K. Chesterton – Alan C. Duncan

Did you know that G.K. Chesterton had a profound influence on C.S. Lewis? Much of what Lewis wrote was inspired by what he read by Chesterton. Alan C. Duncan has gone through Lewis’ original manuscripts and documented the proof! In this episode of Uncommon Sense, we get to discuss with Alan the book he recently completed, Gilbert & Jack: What C.S. Lewis Found Reading G.K. Chesterton.

The Theology of Mary Poppins – Julian Ahlquist

Could the 1964 Walt Disney film Mary Poppins be about the Holy Mother of God? Julian Ahlquist explains his intricate theory about this cinematic masterpiece, and it’s practically perfect in every way.

Practical Localism – David Cooney

David Cooney, writer of the blog Practical Distributism, joins us to explain the principles of Distributism and what he thinks of the new name, Localism. We also discuss the GameStop phenomenon and what the stock market would look like in a localist society.

Race with the Devil – Joseph Pearce

Joseph Pearce is a Catholic apologist who has written bestselling books on G.K. Chesterton, J.R.R. Tolkien, and Shakespeare. In this episode, Joseph takes us on a journey through his past, his present and his future. The debt he owes to Chesterton plays a large part. We talk about everything from his knowledge on Shakespeare to his interview with Solzhenitsyn to how much he can bench press.

Chesterton in the US – Dale Ahlquist

It is the 100th year anniversary of G.K. Chesterton visiting the United States. In this episode of the Uncommon Sense podcast, Dale Ahlquist gives all the details of Chesterton’s trip, including which states he visited, who he met, what messages he delivered, and how Americans responded to him.

A New Name for Distributism – Dale Ahlquist

The moment all Catholic economists have been waiting for. We finally have a new name to replace Distributism. Learn what this social economic theory is, how it’s tied to Chesterton, and what the new name is.

The Election – Dale Ahlquist

Adrian and Dale Ahlquist discuss the 2020 election, and more importantly, what’s next for our world.

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.

The Battle of Lepanto – Christopher Check

In honor of the Feast of Our Lady of the Rosary and the anniversary of the Battle of Lepanto, Christopher Check, the president of Catholic Answers, describes in beautiful detail the significance of the battle and Chesterton’s glorious poem.

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!