Ideas in Progress, an IHS podcast, where we follow our scholars from graduate school, to exercising major influence in their fields, where we see their work develop from the stages where it’s a fuzzy idea voiced in a discussion colloquia to a paper in a workshop, then a chapter in a manuscript, then who knows, maybe eventually, a Nobel lecture.


Episode 6–Grad School 101, Part 2 with Brandon Davis and Theo Christov

This week, we pick up halfway through our Grad School 101 program, and turn from preparation to execution. Host Anthony Comegna welcomes in Professors Brandon Davis and Theo Christov. CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD THE TRANSCRIPT


5–Grad School 101, Part 1 with Jayme Lemke and Mark LeBar

Grad school is a very strange place. It’s a weird time in one’s life and a long series of milestones on the way to an academic career. For those of us who yearn for that academic lifestyle, we almost have to go through this trial by fire. We’ve invited faculty from our recent Grad School 101 program to help us talk through it all. This week professors Jayme Lemke and Mark LeBar. CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD THE TRANSCRIPT


Episode 4–In Defense of Andrew Jackson

Professor Brad Birzer joins us once again. Last week we talked federalists and anti-federalists, but this week we’ll take that story forward a generation or two. We’re wrestling with Old Hickory, tackling Birzer’s recent book “In Defense of Andrew Jackson. CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD THE TRANSCRIPT


Episode 3–Federalist and Anti-Federalist with Brad Birzer

Ideas in Progress host Anthony Comegna chats with Professor Brad Birzer and asks if he is now, or ever has been, a Federalist. CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD THE TRANSCRIPT


Episode 2–Women and the Classical Liberal Tradition, Part 2

In part two of our women and the classical liberal tradition conversation, host Anthony Comegna speaks with IHS president and CEO, Emily Chamlee-Wright, after she moderated a discussion colloquium on the topic. They discuss how it went, what she discovered, and what readings she might have included had there been no limits. CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD THE TRANSCRIPT


Episode 1–Women and the Classical Liberal Tradition

In this inaugural episode of our podcast, host Anthony Comegna sits down with IHS president and CEO, Emily Chamlee-Wright. Dr. Chamlee-Wright discusses women and the classical liberal tradition and her upcoming discussion leader duties at an IHS-hosted discussion colloquium the day before the event. CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD THE TRANSCRIPT