Awkward Conversations

Paul D. Miller

Awkward Conversations with Paul D. Miller is a thoughtful podcast on politics and religion. Dr. Paul D. Miller is a Professor of the Practice of International Affairs at Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service. He serves as co-chair of the Global Politics and Security concentration in the MSFS program.

All Episodes

Paul talks with Marc LiVecche about the morality of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima.

Aug 2020

50 min 28 sec

Paul talks with Jonathan Dodson, author of “Our Good Crisis.”

Jun 2020

55 min 13 sec

Paul talks with Bruce Ashford about everything except the coronavirus. They cover grace, nature, Abraham Kuyper, China, Nationalism, Just War, and more.

May 2020

57 min 26 sec

Paul talks with Heritage Foundation technology expert Klon Kitchen about cyberwarfare, artificial intelligence, and the rise of China.

May 2020

54 min 3 sec

Paul talks with Thomas Kidd about his new book, “Who is an Evangelical?”

Apr 2020

56 min 28 sec

Paul and Jennilee talk about family life during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Apr 2020

34 min 33 sec

Paul and Michael Desch of Notre Dame debate Christian Ethics and Foreign Policy.

Mar 2020

1 hr 30 min

Paul Miller and Thomas Joscelyn of the Foundation for the Defense of Democracies talk about the US-Taliban deal and respond to the Washington Post’s “Afghanistan…Continue reading23: Paul Miller and Thomas Joscelyn talk Afghanistan

Mar 2020

56 min 36 sec

Paul talks with Yuval Levin about his new book, “A Time to Build,” and the importance of investing in family, community, and civic life.

Feb 2020

50 min 2 sec

Paul speaks on a panel at the Aspen Institute about religion and American politics.

Feb 2020

1 hr 33 min

Paul gives a talk on Nationalism at the Providence Magazine annaul conference on Christianity and National Security

Jan 2020

42 min 37 sec

Michael Emerson and Paul talk about his book, “Divided By Faith: Evangelical Religion and the Problem of Race.”

Jan 2020

46 min 13 sec

Paul talks with Justin Giboney about the AND Campaign and how to be a politically homeless Christian in America.

Jan 2020

44 min 33 sec

Paul Miller and David French talk about Star Wars on the eve of Episode 9 The Rise of Skywalker’s release.

Dec 2019

49 min 7 sec

Paul Miller interviews David Priess, author of “How to Get Rid of a President,” about impeachment and the Trump presidency.

Dec 2019

1 hr 5 min

Paul Miller and Samuel Goldman speak together at a conference about nationalism and American Identity hosted by the Institute for Religion and Democracy

Nov 2019

58 min 36 sec

On the anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall, Jennilee asks Paul to explain why Francis Fukuyama was right to proclaim the End of…Continue reading14: Paul and Jennilee Miller on Francis Fukuyama and “The End of History”

Nov 2019

24 min 8 sec

Interview with Peter Wehner on his book, “The Death of Politics: How to Heal Our Frayed Republic After Trump”.

Oct 2019

1 hr 7 min

Interview with David French of the National Review Institute. David and Paul talk about nationalism, Confederate monuments, Marvel vs. DC, and Star Wars.

Oct 2019

1 hr 1 min

Paul gave this talk about identity politics and nationalism to the Faith and Law Forum on Capitol Hill on April 27.

Sep 2019

36 min 36 sec

Drew Griffin of Providence Magazine interviewed Paul about President Donald Trump’s foreign policy.

Sep 2019

46 min 19 sec

Paul and Rebeccah debate nationalism and the legacy of Trump’s foreign policy.

Aug 2019

1 hr 5 min

Interview with Jonathan Leeman, editorial director of IX Marks, about his book “How the Nations Rage.” Paul accuses Jonathan of theocracy, and Jonathan accuses Paul…Continue reading8: Jonathan Leeman and How the Nations Rage

Aug 2019

1 hr

Paul gave this talk about evangelicals and the public square at a gathering sponsored by the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission on April 10, 2019.

Aug 2019

25 min 6 sec

Interview with Luke Perez of the University of Missouri about religion in the Cold War.

Jul 2019

47 min 54 sec

Interview with Thabiti Anyabwile of Anacostia River Church in Washington, DC. Thabiti shared about race, ethnicity, and the Gospel in the age of Trump. You…Continue reading5: Thabiti Anyabweile on Race, Ethnicity, American Politics, and the Gospel

Jun 2019

1 hr 8 min

Interview with Matthew Lee Anderson, co-founder of Mere Orthodoxy. We talk about tattoos, among other things. Matthew’s book The End of our Exploring: A Book…Continue reading4: Matthew Lee Anderson on Christian Ethics, Nationalism, and Tattoos

Jun 2019

1 hr 2 min

Interview with Adam Garfinkle, editor emeritus of The American Interest. Adam shares about growing up in the Jim Crow South, being Jewish in America, and…Continue reading3: Adam Garfinkle and Anglo-Protestantism in American Political Culture

May 2019

59 min 21 sec

Interview with Alan Noble of Oklahoma Baptist University about his recent book, “Disruptive Witness.” Alan and Paul also compare notes about video games and Alan…Continue reading2: Bearing Disruptive Witness with Alan Noble

May 2019

48 min 24 sec

Interview with prolific writer James Poulos, author of “The Art of Being Free,” about Alexis de Tocqueville, being authentically Christian, and how to revive democracy…Continue reading1: The Art of Being Free with James Poulos

Apr 2019

1 hr 6 min

Why a new podcast? Why this podcast? In this teaser trailer we introduce “Awkward Conversations with Paul D. Miller,” a podcast about politics and religion.

Apr 2019

11 min 12 sec