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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The Danger and Detachment of Surrogacy

(June 1, 2020) Dr J is speaking with Traci DeVette Griggs on Family Policy Matters. They're discussing infertility, surrogacy, and other artificial reproductive technologies in light of Anderson Cooper's recent purchase / adoption of a baby. Women were paid for their services and genetic material, but little Wyatt has no legal mother.

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Anderson Cooper's Antics

(May 15, 2020) Dr J is Father Rob Jack's guest on Sacred Heart Radio's "Driving Home the Faith." They're discussing Anderson Cooper's recent purchase of a baby through surrogacy.

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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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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.


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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Making the Case for Traditional Catholic Sexual Morality

(July 23, 2019) Dr J is invited to speak at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church in Erath, Louisiana by Fr. Metrejean. Her talk is entitled "Making the Case for Traditional Catholic Sexual Morality."

PowerPoint slides are also available for this presentation.

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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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Survivors Summit on Janet Mefferd Today

The Summit is almost here! One last podcast to tease it before we kick off at 5pm Friday: Dr J appeared on Janet Mefferd Today (last week) to give us a rundown of what to expect. Join us in person or on Facebook, where we're livestreaming the events and festivities in partnership with the Family Research Council.

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