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November 29, 2021
Ill Literacy, Episode 51: A Round of Golf with My Father (Guest: William Damon) Podcast
In Episode 51 of Ill Literacy, Tim Benson talks with William Damon, author of “A Round of Golf with My Father: The New Psychology of Exploring Your Past to Make Peace with Your Present.”
Taxes
November 24, 2021
322. Brightspots - What Are We Thankful For? Podcast
On this episode, the ITT crew keeps it positive by talking about what policy developments or news events they are thankful for this Thanksgiving. Topics include: the Kyle Rittenhouse verdict, vaccine mandate protests across the globe, and more.
Climate Change
November 24, 2021
Plastics Benefit Humans and the Environment (Guest: Chris DeArmitt, Ph.D.) Podcast
Chemist and materials scientist Chris DeArmitt's book “The Plastics Paradox” shows that plastics are better than the alternatives for both human health and the environment. Other material use more energy and produce more waste.

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November 29, 2021
By Tim Benson
In Episode 51 of Ill Literacy, Tim Benson talks with William Damon, author of “A Round of Golf with My Father: The New Psychology of Exploring Your Past to Make Peace with Your Present.”
November 24, 2021
By Donald Kendal, Jim Lakely, Christopher Talgo, Linnea Lueken
On this episode, the ITT crew keeps it positive by talking about what policy developments or news events they are thankful for this Thanksgiving. Topics include: the Kyle Rittenhouse verdict, vaccine mandate protests across the globe, and more.
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November 24, 2021
By H. Sterling Burnett
Chemist and materials scientist Chris DeArmitt's book “The Plastics Paradox” shows that plastics are better than the alternatives for both human health and the environment. Other material use more energy and produce more waste.
November 23, 2021
By Donald Kendal, Christopher Talgo
Recently, there has been a flood of articles suggesting Americans need to learn to live with less. We have a response to this madness.
November 22, 2021
By AnneMarie Schieber
Hospitals appear to be dragging their feet on posting their prices even though they’re required to by a federal rule.
November 19, 2021
By Donald Kendal, Jim Lakely, Christopher Talgo
ITT crew talks about the Rittenhouse Trial, the journalistic malpractice that plagued the trial, and the implications of the case. Later, they discuss the recently released Glenn Beck special on the origins of the COVID-19 virus.
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November 18, 2021
By H. Sterling Burnett, Jason Hayes
Ignoring what is good for Michiganders, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer is colluding with crony capitalists to force ever greater amounts of intermittent, expensive energy on the electric grid while restricting the use of fossil fuels.
November 17, 2021
By Tim Benson
In Episode 50 of Ill Literacy, Tim Benson talks with H.W. Brands, author of “Our First Civil War: Patriots and Loyalists in the American Revolution.”
November 16, 2021
By Donald Kendal, Christopher Talgo
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s solution to rising inflation levels will leave you scratching your head.
November 12, 2021
By Donald Kendal, Justin Haskins, Jim Lakely, Nathan Myers
On this episode, the ITT crew talks about the latest from COP26. Is the China/U.S. agreement on climate worth celebrating? Spoiler: no. Later, they talk about the recently passed “infrastructure bill.”
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November 11, 2021
By AnneMarie Schieber
The Biden administration is pushing to have you tax dollars fund abortions across the country.
November 10, 2021
By H. Sterling Burnett, Patrick Moore
In the quest for money and power over people's lives, radical environmentalists are collaborating with woke industry elites and politicians to push false climate and environmental disaster scare stories. The goal: make everyone else live with less.
November 9, 2021
By Christopher Talgo, Jim Lakely
Fox & Friends co-host and New York Times best selling author Brian Kilmeade joins the Heartland Daily Podcast to discuss his new book, "Abraham Lincoln, Frederick Douglass, and Their Battle to Save America's Soul."
November 8, 2021
By Tim Benson
In Episode 49 of Ill Literacy, Tim Benson talks with Jacob Helberg, author of “The Wires of War: Technology and the Global Struggle for Power.”
November 5, 2021
By Donald Kendal, Jim Lakely, Christopher Talgo, Cameron Sholty
On this episode, the ITT crew talks about Tuesday’s election results and what those results mean for next year’s midterm elections. Later, they discuss the ongoing COP26 conference and Heartland’s counter-conference – the Climate Reality Forum.
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November 5, 2021
By H. Sterling Burnett
Collusion among woke investment managers, corporate heads, politicians, and bureaucrats is threatening to destroy capitalism through the backdoor.
November 3, 2021
By AnneMarie Schieber
Hollywood is blaming doctors for the opioid crisis. Doctors are a scapegoat. The government is truly at fault.
November 1, 2021
By Tim Benson, Mary Grabar
In Episode 48 of Ill Literacy, Tim Benson talks with Mary Grabar, author of “Debunking the 1619 Project: Exposing the Plan to Divide America.”
October 29, 2021
By Donald Kendal, Justin Haskins, Christopher Talgo
On this episode, the ITT crew talks inflation, why it is considered a “hidden tax,” why the administration is trying to underplay inflation, and what is going to happen with inflation in the future.
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October 28, 2021
By Justin Haskins
Justin Haskins breaks down the most important parts of the Great Reset, who is behind it, and the key motivations behind the Reset.
October 27, 2021
By H. Sterling Burnett
Big tech is attempting to censor and suppress the discussion of newly published peer-reviewed research that indicates the sun plays a much larger role on climate change than the IPCC admits.
October 26, 2021
By Tim Benson, Peter Wood
In Episode 47 of Ill Literacy, Tim Benson talks with Peter Wood, author of "Wrath: America Enraged."
October 25, 2021
By AnneMarie Schieber, Marilyn Singleton
It is amazing how many “coincidences” we are learning about COVID-19. Were these accidental or by design?
October 22, 2021
By Donald Kendal, Jim Lakely, Christopher Talgo, Edward Hudgins
On this episode, the ITT crew talks about Heartland’s 14th International Conference on Climate Change and the media’s response. Later, they are joined by Ed Hudgins, president of the Human Achievement Alliance, to talk about Human Achievement Day.
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October 21, 2021
By AnneMarie Schieber, Twila Brase
Corporate media reports that hospitals are overwhelmed with cases of COVID-19. Why then are thousands of hospital staffers being told not to show up for work until they show proof of the COVID-19 vaccine?
October 20, 2021
By Anthony Watts, H. Sterling Burnett
At its 14th International Conference on Climate Change, The Heartland Institute is releasing a new educational booklet "Climate at a Glance: 30 Facts for Climate Realists on Controversial Topics.”
October 15, 2021
By Donald Kendal, Jim Lakely, Christopher Talgo
On this episode, the ITT crew talks about the Huffington Post’s attempt to cancel Heartland’s climate conference, Google’s move to demonetize climate “disinfo,” and the global supply chains breaking down.
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October 11, 2021
By Tim Benson
In Episode 46 of Ill Literacy, Tim Benson talks with Joseph J. Ellis, author of “The Cause: The American Revolution and its Discontents, 1773-1783.”
October 8, 2021
By Donald Kendal, Isaac Orr, Jason Hayes
The ITT crew talks about how these policies, intending to fight against climate change, are causing dramatic increases in electricity prices, raising unemployment, food shortages, and ultimately the deaths of many people come winter.
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October 7, 2021
By AnneMarie Schieber
Imagine losing your job because your employer was forcing you to do something to your body you didn’t feel was safe. Nurses around the country are leaving their jobs en masse because they are choosing not to get the COVID-19 vaccine.
October 6, 2021
By H. Sterling Burnett, E. Calvin Beisner
Dr. Beisner will apply Christian ethics, especially regarding the poor, to debates about the relative costs and benefits of fossil fuels versus wind and solar.
October 5, 2021
By AnneMarie Schieber, Chad Savage
Wokeness in health care is reaching ridiculous heights. Women are now called “bodies with vaginas.” When will the madness subside?
October 4, 2021
By Tim Benson
In Episode 45 of Ill Literacy, Tim Benson talks with Andrew Sullivan, author of “Out On a Limb: Selected Writing, 1989-2021.”
October 1, 2021
By Donald Kendal, Jim Lakely, Christopher Talgo, Cameron Sholty
Joe Biden and White House Spokesperson Jen Psaki have been saying some really stupid things in regards to the $3.5 trillion infrastructure bill. The ITT crew talks about that and the plan to raise the debt ceiling once again.
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September 30, 2021
By Justin Haskins, Donald Kendal
Joe Biden’s disastrous withdrawal from Afghanistan has gifted China an opportunity to dominate the rare-Earth metals market.
September 29, 2021
By Tim Benson
In Episode 44 of Ill Literacy, Tim Benson talks with Caroline E. Janney, author of “Ends of War: The Unfinished Fight of Lee’s Army after Appomattox.”
September 28, 2021
By Donald Kendal, Justin Haskins
Our Stopping Socialism experts tear apart an interview featuring two leaders in the Great Reset movement.
September 27, 2021
By AnneMarie Schieber
Vaccine passport mandates are forcing restaurants to become a quasi-vaccine police force in order to stay in business.
September 24, 2021
By Donald Kendal, Jim Lakely, Christopher Talgo
This week, the ITT crew talks about the painfully unfunny lineup of late night talk shows and their recent “Climate Night.” They discuss the failure of this event and discuss the climate and energy topics they neglected to bring up.
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September 23, 2021
By Tim Benson
In Episode 43 of Ill Literacy, Tim Benson talks with Howard Husock, author of “The Poor Side of Town: And Why We Need It.”