Show Notes

In his book, “Why good people are divided by politics and religion,” researcher Johnathan Haidt noted the migration of the electorate away from the center, with more people identifying as either conservative or liberal. Near the end, Haidt writes,

“Once people join a political team, they get ensnared in its moral matrix. They see confirmation of their grand narrative everywhere, and it’s difficult – perhaps impossible – to convince them they are wrong if you argue with them from outside of their matrix.”

Would it not be prudent then to challenge politicians to reflect on actions and rhetoric from within their own parties? Between now and early 2023, I’d like to explore this further with voices from both sides of the political aisle.

In fairness, I asked today’s guest to join me before fully fleshing out this idea. In retrospect, perhaps our discussion helped formulate it. And so, this week, beginning on the right, fellow podcaster and conservative thinker Josh Lewis of the Saving Elephants Podcast joins me to discuss the state of conservatism and a case for looking deeper into the values and voices behind it.

Tune in as Josh Lewis and I, the Saving Elephants Podcast, discuss the Case for Renewed Conservatism in American Politics.

As always, I would love to hear your voice in response to the show. You can leave me a voice-mail message here!

Until next time,

This week’s special guest

Josh Lewis, Saving Elephants Podcast

Josh Lewis is the founder and host of The Saving Elephants Podcast, aimed at engaging Millennials about conservative values with a mercifully modern twist. It serves as a counter-voice to “political shock-talk and rank punditry” while re-introducing and discussing past and present conservative thinkers.

During this episode, Josh shares why he started the Saving Elephants Podcast and his desire to reach the millennial generation with a conservative substance worth discovering. Josh also mentions a number of conservatives that people can look to as examples, including Edmund Burke, Thomas Sowell, and Yuval Levin.