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Polish Prime Minister Morawiecki: 'We Cannot Allow the Outbreak of World War III'

March 25th, 2022


On March 24, 2022, Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki addressed the National Conservatism Conference meeting in Brussels, Belgium. Speaking via …

Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.): Fighting for America's Future as a Land of Freedom

March 4th, 2022


Outspoken freshman Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene has been a lightning rod for criticism in the press and on social media.

In a Feb. 25, 2022, address …

Sen. Ben Sasse: Political Arson and America's Descent Into Tribalism

January 21st, 2022


"It is our job to stop giving ear to political arsonists who would burn down our institutions and intensify our divisions," said Sen. Ben Sasse …

Top 5 of 2021 – #1: President Lincoln's Second Inaugural Address – March 4, 1865

December 31st, 2021


Our most-listened-to podcast of 2021 featured a speech from 1865: President Abraham Lincoln's Second Inaugural Address.

Many historians consider it …

Top 5 of 2021 – #2: President Donald Trump's Controversial January 6 Address

December 30th, 2021


This week, we are re-posting our Top 5 programs of 2021 — those that garnered the most "listens."

The second-most-listened-to program featured a speech that continues to be a focus of interest months later: President …

Top 5 of 2021 – #3: Sen. Josh Hawley: The Fight of Liberty

December 29th, 2021


This week, we are re-posting our most-listened-to podcasts of 2021. Today, our third-most-popular program, featuring an address by U.S. Sen. Josh …

Top 5 of 2021 – #4: Gov. Ron DeSantis: Conservative Leaders Need to 'Have a Backbone'

December 28th, 2021


During this final week of the year, we are re-posting our five most-popular podcasts of 2021.

Our fourth most-listened-to episode featured a speech …

Top 5 of 2021 – #5: Justice Clarence Thomas on the Declaration of Independence and the Promise of America

December 27th, 2021


This week, we are re-posting our five most-listened-to podcasts of 2021. We begin with the fifth most-popular program, which featured an address by …

From the Archives — Paul Harvey: 'The Man and the Birds'

December 24th, 2021


Paul Harvey was one of America's most popular radio personalities for more than half a century. Millions tuned in for his daily broadcast via ABC …

Archbishop José H. Gomez: America's New Political Religions

November 19th, 2021


Speaking via video link to the Congress of Catholics and Public Life in Madrid, Spain, Archbishop Gomez, the president of the U.S. Conference of …

Sen. Josh Hawley: The Future of the American Man

November 12th, 2021


This edition of the Notable Speeches podcast features U.S. Sen. Josh Hawley's October 31 keynote address at the National Conservatism Conference in Orlando, Fla.

"America needs good men," the Missouri Republican said. …

Vladimir Putin: The Individual, Values, and the State

November 5th, 2021


Russian President spoke at the annual meeting of the Moscow-based Valdai Discussion Club. The four-day gathering, held in the Russian resort city of Sochi, focused on the theme, "Global Shake-Up in the 21st Century: The …

Sohrab Ahmari: An Emerging Political and Cultural Dystopia

October 8th, 2021


On Oct. 1, 2021, author, columnist, and editor Sohrab Ahmari spoke at a symposium in Warsaw, Poland, titled "The Place of Truth in the Age of Cancel …

Mike Pence: The Well-Being of the Family and the Future of World

October 1st, 2021


Speaking to European political, religious, and corporate leaders meeting in Hungary, former U.S. Vice President said that helping to "preserve the …

Justice Clarence Thomas: The Declaration of Independence and the Promise of America

September 24th, 2021


On September 16, U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice Clarence Thomas delivered the 2021 Tocqueville Lecture sponsored by the University of Notre Dame's Center for Citizenship and Constitutional Government.

In his …

California Gubernatorial Candidate Larry Elder: Why I'm Running to Replace Gavin Newsom

September 3rd, 2021


On September 14, California voters will decide whether to replace current governor Gavin Newsom (D). If Newsom is recalled, the candidate who appears most likely to succeed him is Republican Larry Elder, a Los …

Gov. Ron DeSantis: Conservative Leaders Need to 'Have a Backbone'

July 23rd, 2021


In this address, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) talks about his conservative approach to governing and his willingness to push back against critics …

Donald Trump Announces Class-Action Suit Against Facebook, Google, and Twitter

July 9th, 2021


On July 7, 2021, former President Donald Trump announced he would be the lead plaintiff in a class-action lawsuit against Facebook, Google, and …

Sen. Josh Hawley on the Biden Administration and Critical Theory

June 25th, 2021


During a June 22, 2021, floor debate on the confirmation of Kiran Ahuja, President Joe Biden's nominee to head the U.S. government's Office of Personnel Management, Sen. Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) spoke out against critical …

J.D. Vance on Winning the Fight Against 'Woke Capital'

June 11th, 2021


Speaking at a May 18 event sponsored by the Claremont Institute's Center for the American Way of Life, author J.D. Vance warned that "the biggest …

Sen. Josh Hawley at CPAC: The Fight of Liberty

March 5th, 2021


Speaking at the 2021 Conservative Political Action Conference, Sen. Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) said conservatives are "facing a fight for the republic …

Rush Limbaugh: Illustrating Absurdity by Being Absurd (from 1995)

February 26th, 2021


Radio talk show host Rush Limbaugh, a key figure in American political discourse for more than three decades, died this month following a battle with …

Sen. Rand Paul: An Unconstitutional Impeachment Trial

January 29th, 2021


Speaking on the Senate floor on January 26, U.S. Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) decried the upcoming impeachment trial of former President Donald Trump, …

President Trump's Controversial January 6 Address

January 22nd, 2021


Addressing a massive "Save America" rally near the White House on Jan. 6, 2021, President Donald Trump vigorously disputed that former Vice President Joe Biden had won the 2020 presidential election. 

He urged the crowd …

Lincoln's Second Inaugural Address – March 4, 1865

January 15th, 2021


President Abraham Lincoln's Second Inaugural address, considered by many historians to be one of the best inaugural speeches in U.S. history, came …

Top 5 of 2020: #1 – President Donald Trump at Mount Rushmore

January 1st, 2021


Our most-listened-to podcast of 2020 featured this address by President Donald Trump, delivered at South Dakota's 2020 Mount Rushmore Fireworks Celebration on the eve of Independence Day.

Mr. Trump honored the four …

Top 5 of 2020: #2 – Justice Antonin Scalia Addresses the Class of 2015

December 31st, 2020


Our second most-listened-to podcast of 2020 featured a graduation speech by Antonin Scalia, a member of the U.S. Supreme Court from 1986 until his …

Top 5 of 2020: #3 – Roger Scruton on Beauty in a World of 'Uglification'

December 30th, 2020


Our third most-listened-to podcast of 2020 featured British-born philosopher Roger Scruton, once hailed as “the most influential conservative thinker since Edmund Burke.” Mr. Scruton died Jan. 12, 2020, at the age of 75.

Top 5 of 2020: #4 – President Ronald Reagan's 1981 Commencement Address at Notre Dame

December 29th, 2020


Our fourth most-listened-to podcast of 2020 featured a 1981 graduation speech by President Ronald Reagan.

On May 17, 1981, just six weeks after being …

Top 5 of 2020: #5 – AG William Barr: The Global Ambitions of the Chinese Communist Party

December 28th, 2020


This was our 5th most-listened-to podcast of 2020 — a speech by then-Attorney General Bill Barr.

The Chinese Communist Party "seeks to...overthrow …

Paul Harvey: 'The Man and the Birds'

December 24th, 2020


For more than half a century, Paul Harvey was one of America's most popular radio personalities.  Millions of listeners tuned in for his daily …

Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn: A 'Crucible Moment' in American History

December 18th, 2020


This episode features an address by Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn (Ret.), recently pardoned by President Donald Trump. 

Gen. Flynn served briefly as Mr. …

Walter Hooper, Champion of the Writings of C.S. Lewis

December 11th, 2020


Walter Hooper, an American who spent his life helping preserve and promote the literary legacy of British writer C.S. Lewis, died Dec. 7, 2020, at age 89.

In this address from 2007, Mr. Hooper talks about how he met …

Rudy Giuliani: A Conspiracy to Commit Election Fraud

December 4th, 2020


With the U.S. presidential election outcome clouded by claims of vote fraud, Republican legislators in several swing states have convened "election integrity" hearings to hear testimony from various witnesses, including …

Justice Samuel Alito: The COVID Pandemic and Restrictions on Individual Liberty

November 20th, 2020


In this Nov. 12, 2020, address, U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice Samuel Alito said "the COVID crisis has highlighted constitutional fault lines." 

Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks: The Central Moral and Spiritual Challenge of Our Time

November 13th, 2020


Influential author, philosopher, theologian, Jonathan Sacks died November 7, 2020, at age 72.

Baron Sacks, a member of the British House of Lords, …

Ed. Secretary Betsy DeVos on School Choice: Not a Matter of 'If' but of 'When'

October 30th, 2020


In an October 19 speech at Michigan's Hillsdale College, U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos urged returning K-12 educational decisions to …

Attorney Pam Bondi: The Biden-Burisma Connection

October 23rd, 2020


Was it an abuse of presidential power for Donald Trump to ask the president of Ukraine to "look into" potential corruption involving Hunter Biden and …

U.S. Sen. Ben Sasse: Politics Has Supplanted Civics

October 16th, 2020


During the Senate Judiciary Committee's confirmation hearing for Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett, Sen. Ben Sasse (R-Neb.) presented a "civics lesson." 

"[Somewhere along the way,] we decided to forget what …

Donald Trump's 'Closing Argument' Campaign Speech — From 2016

October 9th, 2020


On Oct. 13, 2016, weeks before scoring one of the biggest political upsets in U.S. history, Donald J. Trump delivered a "closing argument" speech …

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo: 'Moral Witness and Religious Freedom'

October 2nd, 2020


In this address, the U.S. Secretary of State calls on Catholic leaders, as well as other religious leaders, to exercise a "bold moral witness" …

Attorney General William Barr: The Constitution and Criminal Justice

September 25th, 2020


The late Supreme Court Justice Robert Jackson (a former U.S. Attorney General) once said,  "The prosecutor has more control over life, liberty, and …

Charlton Heston on Winning the Cultural War

September 18th, 2020


The battle against "political correctness" isn't new. In this 1999 address presented at Harvard Law School, actor and social activist Charlton Heston …

Donald Livingston: The Moral Challenge of Slavery and Confederate Emancipation

September 11th, 2020


Many Americans think the American Civil War was solely about slavery, but the cultural, political, and economic dynamics leading to war were …

Theologian Voddie Baucham on Race, Privilege, and 'Ethnic Gnosticism'

September 4th, 2020


Voddie Baucham, a native of Los Angeles, is a former pastor and church planter who is now Dean of Theology at African Christian University in Lusaka, …

BONUS – Sen. Josh Hawley: Supreme Court Nominees and Roe v. Wade

July 31st, 2020


In a Senate Floor address on July 30, 2020, Sen. Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) said he would not support any Supreme Court nominee who hasn't explicitly …

BONUS – AG William Barr: The Global Ambitions of the Chinese Communist Party

July 17th, 2020


The Chinese Communist Party "seeks to...overthrow the rules-based international system and to make the world safe for dictatorship," U.S. Attorney …

BONUS – President Donald Trump at Mount Rushmore

July 4th, 2020


This bonus episode features an address by President Donald Trump at South Dakota's 2020 Mount Rushmore Fireworks Celebration.

Mr. Trump honored the four presidents whose images are presented on Mount Rushmore: George …

BONUS EPISODE – Sen. Josh Hawley: A Turning Point for Every Conservative

June 19th, 2020


One day after the U.S. Supreme Court handed down its controversial decision in the case of Bostock v. Clayton County (and companion cases Harris Funeral Homes Inc. v. EEOC and Altitude Express, Inc. v. Zarda), Sen. Josh …

BONUS EPISODE - Sen. Marco Rubio: The Only Way Forward

June 12th, 2020


In the wake of protests that swept the nation following the death of George Floyd during an arrest in Minneapolis, U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) …

A Commencement Address by President Ronald Reagan

May 29th, 2020


On May 17, 1981, just six weeks after being shot and wounded by a would-be assassin, President Ronald Reagan delivered the commencement address at …

A Commencement Address by Denzel Washington

May 22nd, 2020


Academy Award-winning actor Denzel Washington delivered this brief speech in May 2015 at Dillard University in New Orleans. 

Mr. Washington, a native …

A Commencement Address by Peggy Noonan

May 15th, 2020


Peggy Noonan, a Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist and former presidential speechwriter (for Ronald Reagan), presented this address one year ago at the …

A Commencement Address by Justice Antonin Scalia

May 8th, 2020


Antonin Scalia served as an Associate Justice on the U.S. Supreme Court from 1986 until his death in 2016.

In this 2015 address, presented at Stone …

Dr. Anthony Fauci: We Must Never Let Down Our Guard Against Possible Epidemics and Pandemics

May 1st, 2020


Dr. Anthony Fauci, a lead member of the White House Coronavirus Task Force, is the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, a post he has held since 1984.  He has advised six U.S. …

Ken Myers: 'In Light of Logos: Creation, the Incarnation, and the Christian Imagination'

April 24th, 2020


This episode features an address by Ken Myers, host of the long-running Mars Hill Audio Journal, a bimonthly audio magazine that "encourag[es] …

President George W. Bush: Preparing for a Pandemic

April 17th, 2020


In a Nov. 1, 2005, speech at the National Institutes of Health, President George W. Bush laid out a plan to prepare the U.S. for a possible pandemic. 

The Bush strategy called for detecting outbreaks as early as …

Jesus the Christ: 'Let Not Your Hearts Be Troubled'

April 10th, 2020


Many churches will be empty this Easter, as the world continues to battle the COVID-19 pandemic.

In this troubled time, this episode presents words of comfort and challenge from the One who rose from the grave on …

Dr. Jeremy Brown on Battling the World's Deadliest Disease

April 3rd, 2020


Most people living today have never seen anything like the current coronavirus pandemic. But an even worse pandemic struck just over a century ago: the 1918 Spanish Flu. It claimed an estimated 50-to-100 million lives …

From the Vault: C.S. Lewis on the Person God Intended You to Be

March 27th, 2020


Clive Staples Lewis, a professor of English literature at the UK's University of Oxford (and later at Cambridge University), became one of the most influential writers of the 20th century, with works ranging from …

Attorney General William Barr: The 3 Necessary Bulwarks Against 'Totalitarian Democracy'

March 20th, 2020


Attorney General Bill Barr presented this address in Nashville, Tenn., on Feb. 26, 2020, at the annual convention of National Religious Broadcasters.

His remarks have been condensed slightly for this podcast.

For a text …

Marvin Olasky on Reforming Journalism

March 13th, 2020


Marvin Olasky, editor in chief at WORLD News Group, is the author Reforming Journalism (P&R Publishing, 2019).

He taught journalism at the University of Texas at Austin from 1983-2007 and later held the …

Rod Dreher: Resisting the Rising 'Soft Totalitarianism'

March 6th, 2020


Journalist/blogger Rod Dreher is the author of The Benedict Option: A Strategy for Christians in a Post-Christian Nation (Sentinel, 2017). 

He presented this address Feb. 4, 2020, at an event titled "God, Honor, …

Arthur Brooks at the 2020 National Prayer Breakfast

February 28th, 2020


Arthur C. Brooks, a Harvard University professor and president emeritus of the American Enterprise Institute, was the keynote speaker at this year's National Prayer Breakfast, held February 6 in Washington, D.C. The …

William J. Abraham: 'A Fresh Start for the People Called Methodist'

February 21st, 2020


The United Methodist Church, America's second-largest Protestant denomination, seems likely to split this year — a decision to be voted on at the …

Kay Coles James at the 2020 National Pro-Life Summit

February 14th, 2020


One day after this year's March for Life in Washington, D.C., Heritage Foundation president Kay Coles James spoke to about 3,000 pro-life activists …

Prince Charles at the World Holocaust Forum: 'Incomprehensible Inhumanity From Which All Humanity Must Learn'

February 7th, 2020


On Jan. 23, 2020, dozens of world leaders gathered in Jerusalem to commemorate the Holocaust, the genocide of European Jews during World War II.  The …

Roger Scruton on Beauty in a World of 'Uglification'

January 31st, 2020


British-born philosopher Roger Scruton, once hailed as “the most influential conservative thinker since Edmund Burke,” died Jan. 12, 2020, at the age of 75.

His books include The Meaning of Conservatism (1980, 2001), An …

Hadley Arkes on the Law as a Moral Teacher of the Culture

January 24th, 2020


Hadley Arkes, the founder of the James Wilson Institute on Natural Rights and the American Founding, was the architect of the Born-Alive Infants’ …

Gertrude Himmelfarb on Recovering the Virtues That Once Undergirded Civil Society

January 17th, 2020


Historian Gertrude Himmelfarb passed away Dec. 30, 2019, at age 97. 

In an editorial tribute, The Wall Street Journal wrote that she was "known for …

Ross Douthat on Why 'Secularism Is Weak'

January 10th, 2020


New York Times columnist Ross Douthat is the author of Bad Religion: How We Became a Nation of Heretics (Free Press, 2012) and The Decadent Society: …

Former Federal Prosecutor Patrick Trueman on Combating Sexual Exploitation

January 3rd, 2020


Patrick Trueman led the U.S. Justice Department's Child Exploitation and Obscenity Section, Criminal Division, from 1988 to 1993.

Today, he serves as president and CEO of the National Center on Sexual Exploitation, an …

From 1981: A Christmastime Address by President Ronald Reagan

December 20th, 2019


In this Oval Office address from Dec. 23, 1981, President Reagan speaks about  the "sense of wonder" that is renewed when "recalling the story of the first Christmas in Bethlehem nearly two thousand years ago."

He also …

Sen. Josh Hawley on a 'New Politics' for Rebuilding American Community

December 13th, 2019


In this episode, Sen. Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) describes the "breakdown of community" in the USA and the corresponding "rise of a new oligarchy of wealth …

Attorney General William Barr on Religious Liberty in America

December 6th, 2019


This speech by U.S. Attorney General William Barr was presented Oct. 11, 2019, at the University of Notre Dame Law School in Indiana.

In his remarks, …

Sen. Marco Rubio on 'Common-Good Capitalism'

November 29th, 2019


On Nov. 5, 2019, U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) delivered his address, “Catholic Social Doctrine and the Dignity of Work” to students at the Busch …

Introducing the Notable Speeches Podcast

November 23rd, 2019


A short (45 seconds!) introduction to the forthcoming Notable Speeches podcast. Subscribe via your favorite podcast app — search "Notable Speeches."

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