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Constitutional Reform
September 13, 2021
Ill Literacy, Episode 42: The Failed Promise (Guest: Robert S. Levine) Podcast
In Episode 42 of Ill Literacy, Tim Benson talks with Robert S. Levine, author of “The Failed Promise: Reconstruction, Frederick Douglass, and the Impeachment of Andrew Johnson.”
Constitutional Reform
September 9, 2021
Ill Literacy, Episode 41: The Soul of Politics (Guest: Glenn Ellmers) Podcast
In Episode 41 of Ill Literacy, Tim Benson talks with Glenn Ellmers, author of “The Soul of Politics: Harry V. Jaffa and the Fight for America.”
Constitutional Reform
July 26, 2021
Ill Literacy, Episode XL: Charlie Brown’s America (Guest: Blake Scott Ball) Podcast
In Episode XL of Ill Literacy, Tim Benson talks with Blake Scott Ball, author of “Charlie Brown's America: The Popular Politics of Peanuts.”

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Constitutional Reform
September 13, 2021
By Tim Benson
In Episode 42 of Ill Literacy, Tim Benson talks with Robert S. Levine, author of “The Failed Promise: Reconstruction, Frederick Douglass, and the Impeachment of Andrew Johnson.”
September 9, 2021
By Tim Benson
In Episode 41 of Ill Literacy, Tim Benson talks with Glenn Ellmers, author of “The Soul of Politics: Harry V. Jaffa and the Fight for America.”
July 26, 2021
By Tim Benson
In Episode XL of Ill Literacy, Tim Benson talks with Blake Scott Ball, author of “Charlie Brown's America: The Popular Politics of Peanuts.”
July 19, 2021
By Tim Benson
In Episode XXXIX of Ill Literacy, Tim Benson talks with Joel Selvin, author of “Hollywood Eden: Electric Guitars, Fast Cars, and the Myth of the California Paradise.”
July 12, 2021
By Tim Benson, Ronald J. Pestritto
In Episode XXXVIII of Ill Literacy, Tim Benson talks with Ronald J. Pestritto, author of “America Transformed: The Rise and Legacy of American Progressivism.”
July 6, 2021
By Tim Benson
In Episode XXXVII of Ill Literacy, Tim Benson talks with Michael R. Strain, author of “The American Dream Is Not Dead (But Populism Could Kill It)”
June 29, 2021
By Tim Benson
In Episode XXXVI of Ill Literacy, Tim Benson talks with Charles Murray, author of “Facing Reality: Two Truths about Race in America.”
June 14, 2021
By Tim Benson
In Episode XXXV of Ill Literacy, Tim Benson talks with Ronald C. White, author of “Lincoln in Private: What His Most Personal Reflections Tell Us About Our Greatest President.”
June 7, 2021
By Tim Benson
In Episode XXXIV of Ill Literacy, Tim Benson talks with Serhii Plokhy, author of “Nuclear Folly: A History of the Cuban Missile Crisis.”
June 1, 2021
By Tim Benson
In Episode XXXIII of Ill Literacy, Tim Benson talks with Sean McMeekin, author of “Stalin's War: A New History of World War II.”
May 24, 2021
By Tim Benson
In Episode XXXII of Ill Literacy, Tim Benson talks with Nick Lloyd, author of “The Western Front: A History of the Great War, 1914-1918.”
May 17, 2021
By Tim Benson
In Episode XXXI of Ill Literacy, Tim Benson talks with Linda Colley, author of “The Gun, the Ship, and the Pen: Warfare, Constitutions, and the Making of the Modern World.”
May 10, 2021
By Tim Benson
In Episode XXX of Ill Literacy, Tim Benson talks with Jon Grinspan, author of “The Age of Acrimony: How Americans Fought to Fix Their Democracy, 1865-1915.”
April 15, 2021
By Tim Benson
In Episode XXIX of Ill Literacy, Tim Benson talks with Robert Elder, author of Calhoun: American Heretic.
April 5, 2021
By Tim Benson
In Episode XXVIII of Ill Literacy, Tim Benson talks with Amity Shales, co-editor of the authored expanded and annotated edition of “The Autobiography of Calvin Coolidge.”
March 24, 2021
By Tim Benson, Dr. Donald J. Devine
In Episode XXVII of Ill Literacy, Tim Benson talks with Donald J. Devine about his new book, “The Enduring Tension: Capitalism and the Moral Order.”
February 22, 2021
By Tim Benson
In Episode XXVI of Ill Literacy, Tim Benson talks with Stephen R. Soukup about his new book, "The Dictatorship of Woke Capital: How Political Correctness Captured Big Business."
February 3, 2021
By Tim Benson
In Episode XXV of Ill Literacy, Tim Benson talks with Chris Hillman about his new book "Time Between: My Life as a Byrd, Burrito Brother, and Beyond."
January 25, 2021
By Tim Benson
In Episode XXIV of Ill Literacy, Tim Benson talks with James Oakes about his new book, "The Crooked Path to Abolition: Abraham Lincoln and the Antislavery Constitution."
January 12, 2021
By Tim Benson, Donald Kendal, Justin Haskins
In Episode XXIII of Ill Literacy, Tim Benson talks with Heartland’s Justin Haskins and Donny Kendal about their contributions to Glenn Beck’s book "Arguing with Socialists."
November 30, 2020
By Tim Benson
In Episode XX of Ill Literacy, Tim Benson talks with H.W. Brands about his new book, "The Zealot and the Emancipator: John Brown, Abraham Lincoln, and the Struggle for American Freedom."
November 23, 2020
By Tim Benson
In Episode XX of Ill Literacy, Tim Benson talks with Lucas E. Morel about his new book Lincoln and the American Founding.
November 16, 2020
By Tim Benson
In Episode XIX of Ill Literacy, Tim Benson talks with P.J. O’Rourke about his new book "A Cry from the Far Middle: Dispatches from a Divided Land."
November 9, 2020
By Tim Benson
In Episode XVIII of Ill Literacy, Tim Benson talks with David A. Bell about his new book, "Men on Horseback: The Power of Charisma in the Age of Revolution."
November 2, 2020
By Tim Benson
In Episode XVII of Ill Literacy, Tim Benson talks with Fredrik Logevall about his new book, "JFK: Coming of Age in the American Century, 1917-1956."
October 26, 2020
By Tim Benson
In Episode XVI of Ill Literacy, Tim Benson talks with Ilya Shapiro about his new book, "Supreme Disorder: Judicial Nominations and the Politics of America’s Highest Court."
October 19, 2020
By Tim Benson
In Episode XV of Ill Literacy, Tim Benson is talks with Rod Dreher about his new book, “Live Not By Lies: A Manual for Christian Dissidents.”
October 12, 2020
By Tim Benson
In Episode XIV of Ill Literacy, Tim Benson talks with Kevin D. Williamson about his new book, Big White Ghetto: Dead Broke, Stone-Cold Stupid, and High on Rage in the Dank Woolly Wilds of the "Real America".
October 5, 2020
By Tim Benson
In Episode XIII of Ill Literacy, Tim Benson talks with Marian L. Tupy about the book he co-authored with Ronald Bailey, “Ten Global Trends Every Smart Person Should Know: And Many Others You Will Find Interesting.”
September 28, 2020
By Tim Benson
In Episode XII of Ill Literacy, Tim Benson talks with Steven Dudley about his book, "MS-13: The Making of America’s Most Notorious Gang."
September 21, 2020
By Tim Benson
In Episode XI of Ill Literacy, Tim Benson talks with Matt Ridley about his book, "How Innovation Works: And Why It Flourishes in Freedom."
September 14, 2020
By Tim Benson
In Episode X of Heartland’s Ill Literacy podcast, Tim Benson talks with Andrew J. Bacevich about his book, American Conservatism: Reclaiming an Intellectual Tradition
September 8, 2020
By Tim Benson, Justin Haskins, Donald Kendal
In Episode IX of Ill Literacy, Tim Benson talks with Heartland’s Justin Haskins and Donny Kendal about their contributions to Glenn Beck’s book "Arguing with Socialists."
August 31, 2020
By Tim Benson
In Episode VIII of the Ill Literacy podcast, Heartland’s Tim Benson talks with Lee J. Strang about his book, “Originalism’s Promise: A Natural Law Account of the American Constitution.”
August 24, 2020
By Tim Benson
In Episode VII of the Ill Literacy podcast, Heartland’s Tim Benson talks with Ted Widmer about his book, "Lincoln on the Verge: Thirteen Days to Washington."
August 17, 2020
By Tim Benson
In Episode VI of the Ill Literacy podcast, Heartland’s Tim Benson talks with Fergus M. Bordewich about his book, Congress at War: How Republican Reformers Fought the Civil War, Defied Lincoln, Ended Slavery, and Remade America.
August 10, 2020
By Tim Benson
In Episode V of the Ill Literacy podcast, Heartland’s Tim Benson talks with Dr. Phillip W. Magness about his book, “The 1619 Project: A Critique”.
August 3, 2020
By Tim Benson
In Episode IV of the Ill Literacy podcast, Heartland’s Tim Benson talks with Dr. Bjørn Lomborg about his new book, “False Alarm: How Climate Change Panic Costs Us Trillions, Hurts the Poor, and Fails to Fix the Planet.”
July 28, 2020
By Tim Benson
In Episode III of the Ill Literacy podcast, Heartland’s Tim Benson talks with Matthew B. Crawford about his new book, Why We Drive: Toward a Philosophy of the Open Road.
July 20, 2020
By Tim Benson
In the second episode of the Ill Literacy podcast, Heartland’s Tim Benson talks with Dr. Bradley C.S. Watson about his new book, “Progressivism: The Strange History of a Radical Idea.”