Ruth Institute Podcast (family)
Making Marriage Cool -- Standing up for Traditional Marriage

(March 13, 2017) Dr J is once again Dina Marie Hale's guest on her "In Person" segment of Mater Dei's Morning Drive. They're discussing the genesis and work of the Ruth institute--how a purely economic model fails to account for the work of the family.

Direct download: Mar13_17.mp3
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(March 10, 2017) Dr J is once again a guest of Drew Mariani on his eponymous show on Relevant Radio. They're discussing how people leave the faith as a result of family breakdown. Their discussion was sparked by the new book Abandoned Faith: Why Millennials Are Walking Away and How You Can Lead Them Home by Alex McFarland and Jason Jimenez.

Direct download: Mar10_17.mp3
Category:Family -- posted at: 12:00pm PDT

(February 9, 2017) Dr J is once again Todd Wilkin's guest on Issues, Etc. They're discussing assistance to the poor and the way its administration often penalizes marriage.

Direct download: Feb09_17.mp3
Category:Family -- posted at: 12:00pm PDT

(January 30, 2017) Jennifer Johnson is once again Molly Smith's guest on From the Median. They're discussing her just-released book, Marriage and Equality: How Natural Marriage Upholds the Ideal of Equality for Children. They also touch on the general interrelatedness of the marriage and life issues.

Jennifer's book can be found at our store in several formats--check it out!

Direct download: Jan30_17.mp3
Category:Family -- posted at: 12:00pm PDT

(November 4, 2016) The Serra Club is a national Catholic organization of men and women who encourage and support vocations to the religious life. Here Dr J is speaking at the Serra Club of Lake Charles; her topic is "How Family Breakdown Affects Vocation."

Direct download: Nov05_16.mp3
Category:Family -- posted at: 12:00pm PDT

(November 4, 2016) Dr J is a guest on The Kristine Franklin Show. This morning, she and Kristine are discussing the modern world's abnormal separation of sex and procreation--and the fallout of the sexual revolution generally.

Direct download: Nov04_16.mp3
Category:Family -- posted at: 12:00pm PDT

(October 13, 2016) Dr J travels to Smithfield, Rhode Island to speak at Our Redeemer Lutheran Church on the theme "Does the Family Have a Future?" Addressing over 100 people, she describes why the family is the basis of society. 

Stay tuned for the second part of her talk or head over to our Ruth Refuge for the Q&As after each talk.

Direct download: Oct14_16.mp3
Category:Family -- posted at: 12:00pm PDT

(July 7, 2016) Dr J was invited to speak to the Kiwanis Club in Lake Charles on the sexual revolution's effects on family breakdown and what we can do to make things better.

Direct download: Jul07_16.mp3
Category:Family -- posted at: 12:00pm PDT

(June 9, 2016) Dr J addresses law students participating in the Alliance Defending Freedom's Blackstone Legal Fellowship. In the first part of her talk, she lays the groundwork for the social significance of the family as developed in her book Love and Economics.

Direct download: Jun09_16.mp3
Category:Family -- posted at: 12:00pm PDT

(April 15, 2016) Dr J addresses Christian faculty, clergy members, and business leaders at the Acton Institute's "Toward a More Free and Virtuous Society" conference. Her talk is entitled "Virtue and Economic Thinking."

Direct download: Apr15_16.mp3
Category:Family -- posted at: 12:00pm PDT

Is Homo Economicus an Attachment-Disordered Child?

(March 10, 2016) Dr J addresses students, faculty, and community members at Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C. The event was jointly sponsored by the CUA Anscombe Society (a chapter of the Love & Fidelity Network) and the John Paul II Institute for Marriage and Family. Her talk is entitled "Is homo economicus an attachment-disordered child?" and is inspired by her first book, Love and Economics.

Head on over to the Ruth Refuge for the Q&A session afterward.

Direct download: Mar14_16.mp3
Category:Family -- posted at: 12:00pm PDT

(February 22, 2016) Dr J is a guest speaker at the Serra Club of Houston, where she gave a talk entitled "The Family is the Seedbed of Religious Vocations." The Serra Club is an international organization of Catholic laypeople dedicated to supporting religious vocations.

Direct download: Feb22_16.mp3
Category:Family -- posted at: 12:00pm PDT

(January 22, 2016) Dr J is once again Patrick Coffin's guest on Catholic Answers Live. Their topic: keeping the family together through the preservation of marriage.

For more information on "Restoring Marriage Today," the upcoming Catholic Answers Conference in March in San Diego, please check out their website. Hope to see you there!

Direct download: Jan22_16.mp3
Category:Family -- posted at: 12:00pm PDT

(January 6, 2016) Dr J is once again Molly Smith's guest on From the Median to discuss how the sexual revolution has not provided a solution to our problems--the whole package has been damaging, and we can't ignore some fruits of it while condemning others.

Direct download: Jan06_16.mp3
Category:Family -- posted at: 12:00pm PDT

(November 17, 2015) Dr J is interviewed by Steve and Becky Green on The Catholic Conversation out of Phoenix, Arizona. They're discussing the fallout of the sexual revolution in regard to freedom and the family broadly and children specifically.

Direct download: Nov17_15.mp3
Category:Family -- posted at: 12:00pm PDT

(October 29, 2015) Dr J is in Utah! She traveled there to be part of the 9th annual World Congress of Families. She's speaking at their plenary panel "Assessing Damage and Restoring Family Values" on all of the different types of people who have been harmed by the sexual revolution.

Direct download: Oct29_15.mp3
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(October 12, 2015) Dr J is once again Patrick Coffin's guest on Catholic Answers Live. Their topic: the family as the antidote to the sexual revolution.

Direct download: Oct13_15.mp3
Category:Family -- posted at: 12:00pm PDT

(October 12, 2015) Dr J is in Rome! She traveled there to be part of the Courage Conference at the Angelicum. Courage put on the conference in anticipation of the upcoming Synod on the Family. She's speaking on the injustice of alternative family structures to the children growing up in them.

She takes questions afterward, too--those will be available on the Ruth Refuge. Head on over to our website to check it out.

Direct download: Oct06_15.mp3
Category:Family -- posted at: 12:00pm PDT

(September 30, 2015) Dr J is once again Molly Smith's guest on From the Median to discuss her upcoming trip to the Vatican for the October Synod on the Family.

Direct download: Oct05_15.mp3
Category:Family -- posted at: 12:00pm PDT

When I Began to Doubt Ayn Rand

(October 2, 2014) Dr J is Todd Wilkin's guest on Issues, Etc., where they discussed the appeals and pitfalls of Ayn Rand's philosophy, rational self-interest. Check out more of Todd's interviews over at the on-demand archives at IssuesEtc.org.

Direct download: Oct04_14.mp3
Category:Family -- posted at: 11:30am PDT

ADF Collegiate Academy 2014: Love & Economics

(July 12, 2014) Dr J spoke at Alliance Defending Freedom's Collegiate Academy this past weekend; this is her first talk, "Love and Economics," where she covers the foundational principles of marriage and family. Stay tuned for "The Marriage Issue and the Sexual Revolution."

Direct download: Jul14_14.mp3
Category:Family -- posted at: 11:30am PDT

Millennials and Birthrates

(July 1, 2014) Dr J is once again a guest on Drew Mariani's eponymous show where they discussed the out-of-wedlock childbirth rate among millennials.

Direct download: Jul08_14.mp3
Category:Family -- posted at: 11:30am PDT

Acton 2014: The Family & the State

(June 19, 2014) Dr J traveled to Grand Rapids to participate in Acton University, a four-day exploration of the intellectual foundations of a free society attended by over 1,000 participants from around the world. She gave two talks--this is the second breakout session, "The Family and the State." If you missed her first one, check out our podcast stream.

Direct download: Jun24_14.mp3
Category:Family -- posted at: 11:00am PDT

Acton 2014: The Family & The Market

(June 19, 2014) Dr J traveled to Grand Rapids to participate in Acton University, a four-day exploration of the intellectual foundations of a free society attended by over 1,000 participants from around the world. She gave two talks--this is the first breakout session, "The Family and the Market." In it, she addresses 3 questions: Is the family part of the market or the state? What does the family do that the market and the state both need? How does the destruction of the family undermine a free society?

Direct download: Jun23_14.mp3
Category:Family -- posted at: 11:00am PDT

Acton 2014: An Economic Way of Thinking

(June 18, 2014) Dr J traveled to Grand Rapids to participate in Acton University, a four-day exploration of the intellectual foundations of a free society attended by over 1,000 participants from around the world. She gave three talks in total--this is the foundational one on the first day, "An Economic Way of Thinking." Stay tuned for her two breakout sessions, coming up next.

Direct download: Jun19_14.mp3
Category:Family -- posted at: 11:30am PDT