Podcasts

Welcome to the Ruth Institute podcast page! This is one of my favorite places on the entire site! Here we've collected recordings of my speeches, interviews, and other programs for you to enjoy. Some of these podcasts are from live lecture halls, speeches or rallies. Others are from radio interviews. In all cases, you receive the benefit of the Ruth Institute knowledge and experience on all issues relating to the Sexual Revolution.

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Unilateral Divorce

(April 29, 2021) Dr J is once again a guest of Fr. Rob Jack on Sacred Heart Radio's Driving Home the Faith.They're discussing marriage, divorce, and the no-fault revolution that made ending a marriage a unilateral decision. They also touch on a very odd conference in Rome...

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Children Shouldn't Sacrifice Their Happiness for Ours

"Them Before Us" has flipped the script on adult-centric attitudes toward marriage, parenthood, and reproductive technologies by framing these issues around a child's right to be raised by both their mother and father.

Katy Faust is Founder and Director of Them Before Us. She received her undergraduate degree in Political Science and Asian Studies at St. Olaf College and then received a Fulbright scholarship to Taiwan. Her fluency in Mandarin assisted her when she worked with the largest Chinese adoption agency in the world.

Katy publishes widely on the rights of children and is a regular contributor at The Federalist. Katy is the Washington State leader for the grassroots marriage movement CanaVox, and currently appears in their video series, "Dear Katy." She is married to a pastor and mother of four children, the youngest of whom is adopted from China.

In 2012 Katy began writing about why marriage is a matter of social justice for kids. Her articles/interviews have appeared in USA Today, Public Discourse, LifeSite NewsThe Federalist, The Daily Signal, and on The Eric Metaxas Show, Breakpoint, and ABC Australia. She has filed three amicus briefs supporting children’s rights and advocated on behalf of children with lawmakers in the US and abroad as well as at the United Nations.

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This is an audio podcast of The Dr J Show. Full video episode is available here. Readings and resources below cut.


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AUDIO: Divorce Does Hurt Kids: The Research Doesn't Begin to Tell the Whole Story

Dr. Daniel Meola is an adult child of divorce who earned his Ph.D. in Theology of Marriage and Family from the Pontifical John Paul II Institute for Studies on Marriage and Family in Washington, D.C. He has been leading retreats and support groups for adult children of divorce or separation since 2015 in the Archdiocese of Washington, and in 2018 he founded Life-Giving Wounds to spread the retreat, support groups, and other ministry to adult children of divorce or separation around the country.

Bethany Meola is a stay-at-home mom with a master of theological studies degree from the Pontifical John Paul II Institute for Studies on Marriage and Family in Washington, D.C. She and Dan met there and married in 2011. Bethany served the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops for seven years in the Secretariat of Laity, Marriage, Family Life and Youth. Among other tasks, she managed the website For Your Marriage and researched and wrote on various topics related to marriage and family. In 2017, Dan and Bethany welcomed their daughter Zelie-Louise through the gift of adoption, and Bethany became a stay-at-home mom. And in 2019, Grace joined their family, also through adoption. Bethany assists with many of the behind-the-scenes operations of Life-Giving Wounds.

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Petition Presentation: Make the Family Great Again

(February 21, 2020) The Ruth Institute had the opportunity to deliver our "Make the Family Great Again" petition to the Trump State Department's Commission on Unalienable Rights today, February 21st, 2020. Dr J gave a few remarks on the petition to the commission as well.

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The Divorce Court Nightmare: Stephen Baskerville on the Dr. J Show

It's Friday, and this is an audio podcast of our weekly video broadcast of The Dr J Show. This week's guest is Dr. Stephen Baskerville, an expert in the politics surrounding family court. He is widely recognized as a leading authority on fatherhood, family policy, and sexual politics, and in addition to authoring several books, his writings have appeared in leading national and international publications, both popular and scholarly. He writes on comparative and international politics and on political ideologies with an emphasis on religion, family policy, and sexuality.

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Stephen Baskerville is Research Fellow at the Howard Center for Family, Religion, and Society, the Independent Institute, and the Inter-American Institute. He holds a PhD from the London School of Economics and has held regular appointments at Patrick Henry College (2007-2019), Howard University (1987-1992, 1997-2005) and Palacky University in the Czech Republic (1992-1997), plus Fulbright Scholarships at Jagiellonian University in Cracow, Poland (2015-16), and the Russian State University for the Humanities in Moscow (2011).

He writes on comparative and international politics and on political ideologies with an emphasis on religion, family policy, and sexuality. He is the author of The New Politics of Sex: The Sexual Revolution, Civil Liberties, and the Growth of Governmental Power (Angelico, 2017), and Taken Into Custody: The War against Fathers, Marriage, and the Family (Cumberland House, 2007). His other books include Not Peace But a Sword: The Political Theology of the English Revolution (Routledge, 1993; expanded edition, Wipf & Stock, 2018).

Baskerville is widely recognized as a leading authority on fatherhood, family policy, and sexual politics, and his writings have appeared in leading national and international publications, both popular and scholarly: the Washington Post, Washington Times, Independent Review, Salisbury Review, Society, The American Conservative, Chronicles, Political Science and Politics, Touchstone, Human Events, Women's Quarterly, Catholic World Report, Crisis Magazine, American Spectator, The Spectator, The American Enterprise, National Review, and others.

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Are Adults Selfishly Using Children? Katy Faust on the Dr. J Show

(November 2019) It's Friday, and this is an audio podcast of our weekly video broadcast of "The Dr J Show." This week's guest is Katy Faust, founder of Them Before Us, an organization devoted to defending children's rights in family structure. She's written actively on the subject since 2012, filed 3 amicus briefs in support of children's rights, worked with the largest Chinese adoption agency in the world, leads CanaVox in Washington State, and more--stay tuned for her interview in this episode of The Dr J Show.

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This is an audio podcast of our newest video project, The Dr J Show. Full video episode is available here.


#SaveJames

#SaveJames

(October 25, 2019) This Friday, we have some urgent action items for you with regards to a breaking case in Texas. James Younger, a 7-year-old boy, appears to be being forced to live as a girl by his non-biological mother. He is in danger of being chemically and possibly surgically transitioned in addition to being forced to wear dresses, a train of craziness that began when he watched "Frozen" and liked the character Elsa. We're making available hotlines to Governor Abbott, petitions, and generally raising awareness, which may have an effect on Judge Kim Cooks' handling of this case. More details in this special breaking news episode of The Dr J Show.

Governor Abbott's opinion hotline is (512) 463-1782 or gov.texas.gov/contact, to reach Texas governor Greg Abbott. The Judge handling this case is Democrat Kim Cooks of the 255th Family District Court. The hashtag for this issue is #SaveJames. Keep the heat on!

LifePetitions also has a SaveJames petition, currently with over 76,000 signatures: Support Dad and Texas Governor's bid to save 7-year-old boy from being turned into girl

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This is an audio podcast of our newest video project, The Dr J Show. Full video episode is available here.


Custody Dispute between Parents Who Disagree about Sexually Transitioning Their Son

(October 24, 2019) Dr J is once again Todd Wilkin's guest on Issues, Etc. They're discussing the terrible case of James Younger, which involves issues surrounding transition of a minor, parental custody, divorce, and artificial reproductive technologies.

Dr J mentioned a segment of our new video podcast where she interviewed Brandon Showalter for a broad overview of the current transgender movement; that's available here.

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The American Psychological Association Promotes “Consensual Non-Monogamy and Relationship Anarchy”

(July 26, 2019) Dr J is once again Todd Wilkin's guest on Issues, Etc. They're discussing the American Psychological Association's promotion of "consensual non-monogamy and relationship anarchy," which just…sound great, don't they?

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Catholic Culture Conference 2019: Understanding the Sexual Revolution

(May 31, 2019) Dr J is one of the speakers at the Spiritual Life Center's Catholic Culture Conference in Wichita, Kansas. This is the first of three talks she's giving at the annual gathering, and it's entitled, "Understanding the Sexual Revolution."

The Q&A session after this talk is also available for listening or download here. Stay tuned for her other talks from the conference, coming right up in our podcast stream.

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