Light the Torch

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The Pope of Foam
1: The Pope of Foam

Hear from the “Pope of Foam” himself on his fascinating history of becoming a renowned beer expert, his feelings about sports bars, and how he got his fun nickname. He will also shed some light on the best beers to start with and how to drink them if you’re new to tasting, how to read a beer label properly, and what foods work well with which flavors.

57 min
Preparing for Disaster
2: Preparing for Disaster

A professor of criminal justice, Dr. Owen discusses what got him interested in the area of disaster preparedness. He provides candid insights into the trouble of underestimating everyday dangers, gives tips for changing how we perceive potential threats, and delves into the problems that the media and pop-culture have created when it comes to emergency planning.

43 min
American Federalism
3: American Federalism

Although he admits being biased with his passion for law, Dr. Hoffmann shares sound reasoning about the importance of federalism in America and The Federalist Papers. During this astute interview, he looks at the role that The Federalist Papers played in creating a model for self-governance, and the impact it had on the meaning of our U.S. Constitution.

41 min
The Primacy of Intent
4: The Primacy of Intent

Hear about Professor Eliason’s fascinating path to law; his period of time working at the U.S. Attorney's Office of the District of Columbia, where he ultimately led the unit that prosecuted public corruption and government fraud; and his insights on the high-stakes drama of white-collar criminal litigation.

45 min
Ancient Inspirations
5: Ancient Inspirations

Author of 16 books and presenter of five Great Courses, one might wonder if there are any topics around ancient Greece and ancient Rome that Dr. Garland hasn’t covered. In this fascinating interview, he opens up about what inspired specific takes on topics, his current artistic undertakings, and gives a sneak-peek into his latest written endeavors.

39 min