Fireside Chat with Dennis Prager

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How do you determine right from wrong, good from evil? Two perspectives are dominant: the Judeo-Christian view and the Leftist/Marxist approach. The first approach is the reason America has been such a remarkably good and decent society compared to all others—and Dennis explains why it remains crucial for maintaining a good society. Dennis High Holy Days Services: http://salemnow.com/series-collection/high-holy-days-services-with-dennis-prager/ Dennis’s Column this week: https://www.dennisprager.com/column/the-lefts-moral-compass-isnt-broken/ 0:00 Welcome From Dennis, Otto & Snoopy 2:05 Dennis High Holy Days Services 5:00 What Dennis Would Rather Discuss 6:00 America Is Good 8:00 America Could Be Destroyed 8:55 Excellence & Wisdom Over Diversity 14:22 Right & Wrong: Determined By Morality 16:14 Right & Wrong: Determined By Marx 19:05 The Left’s Undoing Of A Moral Standard 20:50 The Left Wants You To Be Unhappy 24:31 Justice Vs. Revenge 27:06 Dennis’s Collection On The Mantel 29:40 Thank You For Watching

Sep 17

31 min

Character development was a primary focus in education until the 1960s. Now, children are taught to blame America or "society" for their problems. The great tragedy of this, of course, is that if you think society is to blame, why would you take any action to help yourself? 0:00 “Say Hi To Otto!” 1:14 A Guy’s Guy 2:20 A Religious Education’s Impact 4:08 An Interruption 4:45 What Should Be Your Biggest Struggle? 7:52 Battling Human Nature 12:14 Raise Your Kids On More Than Love 14:50 America Will Never Be Perfect 16:30 Discussing BLM Without “Being Divisive” 21:53 Dating As A Conservative 24:44 Why Dennis Can Spell Albuquerque 26:48 The Communist Utopia Experiment 30:06 Addressing “The Global Black Family” 32:28 Thanks For Watching Subscribe so you never miss a new Fireside Chat! 👉 https://www.prageru.com/series/fireside-chats/

Sep 10

33 min

Dennis reflects on the state of our nation after hearing a crowd of American rioters chant “Death to America”. How did we get here? Dennis's column mentioned: https://www.dennisprager.com/column/the-lockdown-has-gone-from-a-mistake-to-a-crime/ 0:00 Joined With Otto And Snoopy 1:58 Mob Chanting “Death To America” 4:01 Gratitude For America Despite Flaws 7:53 A Great Country For All People 9:19 Black Racists And White Privilege 10:35 The Result Of Ingratitude 12:01 “Fundamentally Transforming America” 13:38 The Lockdown Is Now A Crime 17:11 Reason For The Lockdown Was A Lie 19:13 Chances Of Dying From Covid 21:24 When Free Speech Isn’t A Right 24:05 Are Facebook Debates Pointless? 26:02 Why Is Nazism Considered Right? 27:15 “Race Matters” Is A Racist Notion 29:29 Dennis Would Love To Debate A Leftist 30:06 America Is At Stake Subscribe so you never miss a new Fireside Chat! 👉 https://www.prageru.com/series/fireside-chats/

Sep 3

32 min

Judging a person by the content of their character, not by the color of their skin is what being "color-blind" means. The left, however, calls it racist. Dennis Prager explains why leftism is antithetical to justice and equality. 0:00 Otto, The Giver Of Peace 1:09 What “Color-blind” Really Means 3:03 What “Color-blind” Doesn’t Mean 4:26 Is Skin Color Really That Important? 8:30 How Far Left Is The Right Willing To Go? 9:49 The Left Hates Individualism 12:55 Don’t Expect A Painless Life 14:49 Why Does The Left Focus On The Bad? 16:31 Living In A Corrupt Country 19:55 How Do You Win Debates? 21:31 Otto Interrupts 21:53 Value Truth 22:24 Racism In The Republican Party? 24:54 Dennis On “White Silence” 26:18 There Are Only Two Races Subscribe so you never miss a new episode! 👉 https://www.prageru.com/series/fireside-chats/

Aug 27

29 min

It is difficult to value liberty without a strong understanding of history. Because naturally, humans desire equality over liberty. Yet anytime a society strives for equality of result, it will necessarily sacrifice freedom. America's preference, Dennis explains, is that we are all equal before God and the law, and results are up to you. 0:00 Welcome Back Otto 2:13 Understand History, Liberty & Equality 3:11 Equal Result Means No Freedom 6:07 Why People Prefer Equality To Liberty 8:01 What Is The American Ideal? 9:51 Socialism Goes Against “Do Not Covet” 11:49 Allowing Nazis Freedom Of Speech 13:59 Otto Is Wiggling Away 14:56 Using “Misinformation” To Suppress 17:20 “Circumcise Your Heart” In The Bible 20:44 The Hardest Law In The Bible 22:21 Being Your Child’s Friend Vs. Parent 24:35 China’s Aggression Towards Hong Kong 26:59 Will Leftism Eventually Collapse?

Aug 20

29 min

In a revealing new development, teachers openly lament that at-home learning allows parents to hear their lessons. Others agree that this is "dangerous," and say they need to be able to indoctrinate in a “parentless" way. As Dennis explains, severing parental authority is exactly what every cult must achieve. 0:00 Otto Had Surgery 3:15 Teachers Against Recording Lectures 6:05 Teachers Know It’s Indoctrination 8:56 The Chances Of Your Kid Dying 9:41 Teachers Against Parental Authority 11:40 Kids Thriving With A Home Education 12:37 Understanding Socialism & Communism 19:42 Freedom & Liberty Are Values 21:01 Marriage & Children Are Values 25:33 Are You Making Good Children? 26:14 Fight Real Evil, Not Fake Racism 27:40 Passing On The Otto Good Wishes

Aug 14

29 min

Why is there so much hate and mockery around a single medication? Is there really no evidence of its efficacy? Dennis Prager has been following this politicized medication for months and provides scientific facts that the mainstream media attempts to suppress. Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, and Facebook are all censoring and removing our content! Stop Big Tech censorship and sign our petition: https://www.prageru.com/petition/doctors/ 0:00 Welcome, Enjoy & Share 1:36 HCQ Is Very Safe 3:57 Why So Much Hate For A Medication? 5:28 Science Has Become Corrupted 7:54 Ridiculed And Removed Doctors 9:57 People Are Dying 10:23 Doctors Hoarded HCQ 11:03 All The Left Does Is Mock And Defame 13:30 HCQ Helping India 16:23 Dr. Harvey Risch Of Yale Agrees 19:22 Former French Health Minister Agrees 20:54 The Censorship Should Trouble You 23:48 Dennis On Being Young At Heart 27:23 Is It Purely Political? 28:38 HCQ In Other Countries 29:01 Should The Media Be Punished? 30:36 Disagree But Don’t Mock And Censor

Aug 6

32 min

Young people are enamored with "anti-racist" rhetoric because they think they are fighting racist systems in America. The TRUTH is they are fighting America itself and the very values the country was founded on. Dennis identifies the best thing we can do to help. Get your Otto merch here: https://shop.prageru.com/collections/the-otto-collection Dennis’s Column Mentioned: https://www.dennisprager.com/column/5-arguments-against-america-is-a-racist-country/ 0:00 Otto And Snoopy 1:12 NEW Otto Merch! 2:00 Dennis Reads Different Opinions 3:43 Battling “Racist” America 7:01 Young People Attracted To The Left 8:48 Immigrants And Their Success 10:40 They Are Fighting America, Not Racism 11:03 Otto’s Dreaming 11:37 The Best Thing You Can Do In America 13:00 Getting Your Peers Aware & Involved 15:54 Who Pays For The “Free” Demands? 16:49 Share PragerU With Peers 17:14 What Gives You Meaning? 19:20 Dennis’s Thoughts On Grieving 24:00 Life Is Not Meant To Be Easy 25:18 Dennis’s Thoughts On Masculinity 27:29 Arm Wrestle: Dennis Vs. Ben Shapiro 28:07 College Restricting Free Speech 29:39 Don’t Forget The Otto Merch

Jul 31

31 min

The difference between police and no police is the difference between order and chaos. This week is PragerU’s #backtheblue campaign and Dennis asks: What does defunding the police actually mean? What is the likely result? Sadly, we don't have to wonder. Ride-Along mentioned: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_JnF-OO6W7M 0:00 Welcome To The Weekly Fireside Chat 1:00 PragerU’s Back The Blue Campaign 1:15 The Foolishness Of “Defund The Police” 3:10 Are There Bad Police? 4:59 Defund Police Equals Increase In Evil 7:29 No Fear Of The Police And Authority 9:12 The Loss Of Fear Of Our Teachers 11:15 Authority Is Not Authoritarian 12:50 Dennis Went On A Police Ride-Along 13:35 Moral Violence Vs. Immoral Violence 15:59 Every Society Needs Police 16:31 How Do We Bridge The Political Divide? 19:44 Advice For Law Enforcement 21:08 Some Thoughts On Melania Trump 22:02 How Do You Know Murder Is Wrong? 25:44 Relationship Advice By Dennis 29:14 Liars Go To Hell? 32:07 Dennis’s Book, Still The Best Hope

Jul 23

33 min

Former police officer and popular conservative commentator Brandon Tatum joins Dennis this week to discuss Brandon’s path to conservatism, the NFL, having courage, dealing with hate, defunding the police, and more. Enjoy! This episode is sponsored by Thinkr. In our fast-paced world, it’s tough to make reading a priority. At least it used to be. At Thinkr.org, they summarize the key ideas from new and noteworthy nonfiction, giving you access to an entire library of great books in bite-size form. Read or listen to hundreds of titles in a matter of minutes: start your free trial today at https://thinkr.org/

Jul 16

54 min

EVERYTHING and every kind of person and belief exist in America. That racists do exist here—just like they exist everywhere—says nothing about the country as a whole. Because this is so important: Here are Dennis Prager's 5 arguments against the biggest lie of our time—that America is a racist society. In our fast-paced world, it’s tough to make reading a priority. At least it used to be. At Thinkr.org, they summarize the key ideas from new and noteworthy nonfiction, giving you access to an entire library of great books in bite-size form. Read or listen to hundreds of titles in a matter of minutes: start your free trial today at https://thinkr.org/ 0:00 Routine Is Critical 2:25 This Episode Is Sponsored By Thinkr 3:23 Arguments Against “America Is Racist” 4:21 Argument #1: Race Hoaxes 6:45 Argument #2: Slavery 8:04 Argument #3: Lies About Race 10:48 Argument #4: Microaggressions 11:51 Argument #5: Immigration To The U.S. 12:52 All Whites Are Racist? 14:07 A Response To White Privilege 17:46 Gay And Conservative? 19:42 Otto Break 21:16 If It Bleeds, It Leads 24:19 Defining Freedom 25:11 The Most Basic Freedom 27:18 Thoughts On The Chilean Rugby Team 29:32 Dennis On Not Losing Hope

Jul 9

32 min

“We are witnessing one of the most irrational developments in the history of the world.” The left is a destructive force, raising an entire generation to think that this country is racist, misogynist, and imperialist. If America is so racist, why is it the most popular country for people to immigrate to? Did they not get the memo? This episode is sponsored by Thinkr.org. In our fast-paced world, it’s tough to make reading a priority. At least it used to be. At Thinkr.org, they summarize the key ideas from new and noteworthy nonfiction, giving you access to an entire library of great books in bite-size form. Read or listen to hundreds of titles in a matter of minutes: start your free trial today at https://thinkr.org/ 0:00 Dennis Is Here To Touch Lives 2:38 This Episode Is Sponsored By Thinkr 3:47 You Live With Your Mistakes 4:10 Destroying This Decent Society 5:30 Who Abolished Slavery? 6:30 What Idea Lifts People From Poverty? 7:24 “E Pluribus Unum” Is Not Easy 8:40 America, The #1 Immigration Choice 9:30 The Right Doesn’t Destroy For Causes 10:36 Moved By America And The Flag? 21:30 Patriotism And Standing For The Flag 14:59 When Dennis Met A French Waitress 17:20 Many Don’t Realize America’s Value 18:39 America As The Founders Intended 21:30 Dennis’s Book: Still The Best Hope 22:25 Churches Caving To The Left 24:47 Humans The Most Destructive Species? 27:09 The Left Targets People Over Values

Jul 2

31 min

Are blood ties really the strongest/most important relationships? Many say yes, but think about this: family doesn’t have to be blood. Ultimately, the goal is to be color-blind/race-blind and blood-blind. Dennis explains. In our fast-paced world, it’s tough to make reading a priority. At least it used to be. At Thinkr.org, they summarize the key ideas from new and noteworthy nonfiction, giving you access to an entire library of great books in bite-size form. Read or listen to hundreds of titles in a matter of minutes: start your free trial today at https://thinkr.org/

Jun 25

30 min

This is what happens when society enters an anti-religious and anti-rational age. Hysteria. On race, this should be the ideal: We are all American, living in a melting pot of racial integration. The left encourages just the opposite: segregation. Enjoy Dennis's thoughts on these weighty issues. In our fast-paced world, it’s tough to make reading a priority. At least it used to be. At Thinkr.org, they summarize the key ideas from new and noteworthy nonfiction, giving you access to an entire library of great books in bite-size form. Read or listen to hundreds of titles in a matter of minutes: start your free trial today at https://thinkr.org/ 0:00 Welcome Every Week 1:48 This Episode Is Sponsored By Thinkr 3:05 First Thing We See Shouldn’t Be Race 4:59 God Doesn’t Care About Color 5:52 Racial Integration, Not Segregation 7:14 Conflict Of Civilizations 8:41 All Whites Are Racist? 10:32 Every Society Had Slavery 13:06 More Black Immigrants Than Slaves 15:18 Victim Mentality Vs. Happiness 19:12 “There Are Only Two Races...” 21:11 Abolish All Confederate Symbols? 23:24 Judging The Past By Today’s Standards 25:45 Agree With Our Politics Or Get Fired? 29:19 The Purpose Of Life

Jun 18

31 min

Our society is rooted in freedom, yet "Freedom is never more than one generation away from distinction." We must conscientiously fight to preserve it amidst the destructive ideas of the left. This week, Dennis discusses how the protests are a sham based on the myth of systemic racism, and why defunding the police will do more harm to black communities. This episode is sponsored by the T. W. Lewis Foundation. To learn more, visit https://solidgroundbook.com/ 0:00 Our Unprecedented Crisis 1:00 Sponsored By T.W. Lewis Foundation 1:40 Protests And Covid-19 Hypocrisy 3:17 The Leftist’s Lack Of Meaning In Life 4:36 Creating Chaos 5:41 All These Protests Are Based On A Lie 7:55 Protests Are All Emotion, No Data 9:23 Care About Black Life? Keep The Police 10:42 What Does Equality Mean? 11:08 How To Rise Out Of Poverty 12:37 Freedom Is Fragile 13:18 White Privilege: What They Get Wrong 15:17 Dennis’s Privilege 16:30 Why Should We See Color First? 17:19 Societies Can Change Very Quickly 18:15 The Left Teaches To Reject Dialogue 19:31 Why Doesn’t The Right Use Violence? 21:44 An Easy Question To Ask In Life 22:54 The Best Interracial Relationships 24:33 Left/Right Divide In America 26:06 Betraying The Jewish People? 27:46 Fight To Keep America Free And Good

Jun 11

29 min

Do you let your race, gender, or orientation define you? If you are on the left, everything is perceived through the lens of identity politics. Systemic racism is not the real issue plaguing America—it is our opposing values system. Dennis Prager offers some refreshing insight into how to heal our broken nation. Colorado Christian University is offering a $1,000 scholarship to PragerU subscribers for online classes through CCU Online. Go to https://www.prageru.com/ccu/ to learn more. 0:00 This Episode Is Sponsored By CCU 1:06 There Will Always Be Bad People 3:21 There’s Not Much Racism To Fight 4:25 Why Don’t Black Conservatives Agree? 6:10 “I See No Color” Is The Goal 9:06 Real Racists Think Race Is Important 10:18 Total Breakdown Of A Moral Standard 12:00 Blame Democrats For Loss Of Income 13:34 We Can Mourn Floyd & Condemn Theft 14:19 How To Teach Your Kids Not To Kill 15:40 Thou Shalt Not Steal... Unless Insured? 16:51 Black Firefighter’s Business Burned 17:14 Remember Protests Were Dangerous? 18:00 Do We Need To Reform The Police? 20:50 Where Is The Systemic Racism? 21:48 Better Answers Than Police Reform 23:48 Nazis Thought Race Was Important 25:26 Everyone Is Flawed

Jun 4

27 min

Facebook is going after PragerU! They claim to be an open forum, yet label content as "False Information" simply because their "fact-checkers" disagree with it (yet fail to prove is incorrect). Tune in to hear Dennis explain how freedom is actually supposed to work. Sign our petition against Facebook! https://www.prageru.com/petition/facebook/ Watch Dennis’s commencement video on Monday to hear more on lessons learned from the lockdown. Be notified when the new video drops: https://www.prageru.com/series/5-minute-videos/ Colorado Christian University is offering a $1,000 scholarship to PragerU subscribers for online classes through CCU Online. Go to https://www.prageru.com/ccu/ to learn more. Dennis’s column this week — The Lockdown, Evangelicals and the Afterlife: A Response to Steven Pinker: https://www.dennisprager.com/column/the-lockdown-evangelicals-and-the-afterlife-a-response-to-steven-pinker/

May 28

32 min

Liberty and freedom are very rare in human history. The human instinct is not to yearn for liberty—humans yearn to be taken care of. Generally, by the government (socialism & communism). America's founders knew that limited government and liberty are key to a free society—but we are now witnessing that as Americans become more secular, they value liberty much less. This episode is sponsored by Colorado Christian University. CCU is offering a $1,000 scholarship to PragerU subscribers for online classes through CCU Online. Go to PragerU.com/ccu to learn more. The column about liberty: Some Thoughts About Being Safe https://www.dennisprager.com/column/some-thoughts-about-being-safe/ The column about our polarized political climate: America’s Second Civil War https://www.dennisprager.com/column/americas-second-civil-war/ 0:00 Serenity Prayer For Times Like This 1:20 This Episode Is Sponsored By CCU 2:10 Fireside Chat For Over 2 Years 3:39 Dennis’s Live Q&A On Tuesdays 4:16 Dennis Mocked, Yet Again 6:15 Dennis Is Very Careful With His Words 7:05 Liberty Is A Value, Not An Instinct 9:08 The Liberty Bell’s Inscription 11:07 More Secular, Less Free 13:04 No Lockdown For Hong Kong Flu 15:24 Reliance On Government Over Time 18:20 Values Are Everything 19:20 Our Polarized Political Climate 21:17 The Left-Created Thanksgiving Division 23:08 Godparents To A Gay Couple’s Child 25:12 SIXHIRB 27:00 Dennis Is A Crazed Audiophile 29:49 For Goodness Sake

May 21

33 min

The LA Times reports that extreme poverty may be the pandemic’s heaviest toll. But it isn't the virus causing this suffering—it's the lockdown. Dennis also addresses the latest new media lie about him—these leftists are determined to discredit Dennis, but they are just too easily proven wrong every time they try. Dennis’s column discussed: https://www.dennisprager.com/column/truth-not-politics-is-at-the-root-of-the-left-right-divide/ 0:00 Past Fireside Chats Are Always Relevant 1:24 Lockdown Causing Extreme Poverty 3:02 The Elderly In Isolation 4:17 LA Times’ Factually Incorrect Headline 6:50 When Is The Lockdown Not Okay? 8:56 Elderly Dying Vs. Young Dying 12:08 Government Controlling Businesses 13:43 Willing To Give Up Liberties So Easily 14:32 Are We “Mildly Inconvenienced”? 16:04 Lies Written About Dennis 18:04 The New Lie Written About Dennis 20:17 What Dennis Actually Said 21:39 We Must Fight Back 22:28 Government Encouraging Snitches 24:57 Risking Your Life For A Haircut? 26:55 Big Tech Censorship On Coronavirus 29:39 How To Reason With The Other Side 30:53 Civilization Is At Stake

May 14

32 min

Make no doubt about it: COVID-19 is a dress rehearsal for a police state. Dennis Prager is taking a bold stance on the coronavirus because he is dedicated to truth. He also addresses the left's contempt for working people, the growing threat of a police state, and the danger of putting our health above our rights and freedoms. Dennis’s columns mentioned: The Worldwide Lockdown May Be the Greatest Mistake in History 👉 https://www.dennisprager.com/column/the-worldwide-lockdown-may-be-the-greatest-mistake-in-history/ Our Dress Rehearsal for a Police State 👉https://www.dennisprager.com/column/our-dress-rehearsal-for-a-police-state/ 0:00 Dennis Received Otto Socks 1:34 Dennis’s Consistent Covid-19 Beliefs 3:49 Ruined Lives Of Low-Risk People 4:45 The Paralyzing Effect Of Fear 6:54 Hydroxychloroquine Saves 8:30 The Worldwide Lockdown Is A Mistake 9:57 The Left’s Contempt To End Lockdown 12:05 Dennis Hurting His Credibility? 13:37 Stand By Truth No Matter What 15:37 The Left Has Corrupted The Sciences 18:58 God Bless The Swedish Government 20:14 Experts Have Destroyed People’s Lives 21:51 Dress Rehearsal For A Police State 23:54 Science And Secondhand Smoke 24:50 Health Above Rights 26:07 “Publicly Owned” Is A Facade 27:10 Elites With Contempt Still Have Jobs 27:49 Why Is Everyone Quarantined? 29:20 No Longer The Land Of The Free 31:27 Do You Fight For Freedom?

May 7

34 min

The fear of pain may hold you back from a joyous life. And so Dennis's advice of the week is: Don't take unnecessary risks, but also do not let fear, safety, or mortality completely preoccupy you. "Playing it safe" leads to its own undesired consequences—and pain is a part of life. You can't escape it! View the PragerU image Dennis refers to on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/p/B_YpH1iAonK/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link Watch No Safe Spaces here: https://nosafespaces.com/ 0:00 The Word “Safe” 1:17 Don’t Take Unnecessary Risks 3:00 Don’t Let Death Preoccupy You 4:42 The First Time Dennis Conducted 7:36 If You Play It Safe 8:44 The Word “Safe” On Campuses 9:30 No Rape Culture On College Campuses 11:08 Don’t Let “Safe” Take Your Joy 12:42 Dennis Was Sent To The Soviet Union 15:33 Otto’s Boredom 15:52 The WWII Generation And Safety 17:01 Nothing Is Perfectly Safe 19:19 Blame Capitalism For Economic Hurt? 21:32 Arrogance In Dismissing This Solution 22:06 Government Does Not Produce Wealth 22:32 Economic Recovery 24:08 Choosing To Disobey The Law 27:01 Covid-19 Effects On Marriage 29:29 “Until It’s Safe” Means Never

Apr 30

32 min

Is adulthood defined by age? Not really. As soon as you understand the one question which applies to all decisions in life, congratulations: You have entered adulthood. Dennis explains this most interesting concept and asks & answers why hydroxychloroquine remains so controversial, even though it is saving lives. Enjoy! Column mentioned: https://www.dennisprager.com/column/if-half-the-countrys-deaths-were-in-montana-would-new-york-shut-down/

Apr 23

34 min

Yet again, predictive computer models fail to predict. The coronavirus variance from region to region appears to contradict those models—and the quarantine and lockdown strategies recommended by experts do as well. What to make of it all? Dennis offers his thoughts. Dennis's column referenced: https://l.prageru.com/34IO2Sz 0:00 Stuffed Version Of Your Dog? 1:06 What “The Economy” Actually Means 3:24 Experts Influencing Policy 5:37 Knowledge Vs. Wisdom 7:41 Good Intentions Without Wisdom 8:51 Lockdown Affecting The World 11:08 Are Fewer Deaths Due To Lockdown? 14:06 Otto Interruption 14:35 What About Florida? 16:25 Terrible Prices Being Paid 18:24 Why Do We Raise The Speed Limit? 19:08 Approach To Stimulus Checks 21:09 Debt Due To Government Help 23:50 Prayer: God Is Not Our Butler 26:23 Success And Character 27:50 Bigger Government, Smaller Citizen 30:17 Dog Chaos Builds, See You Next Week

Apr 16

32 min

Can you guess which topics elicit the most mockery? God, religion, and morality. In the absence of a rational argument, mockery takes it place. Dennis responds to those comments and asks whether science is able to offer answers to life's greatest questions: knowing right from wrong and good from evil. Enjoy! This episode is sponsored by the T. W. Lewis Foundation. To learn more, visit https://solidgroundbook.com/ 5-Minute Video Discussed: https://www.prageru.com/video/was-it-wrong-to-drop-the-atom-bomb-on-japan/

Apr 10

32 min

The big topic no one's talking about: Who are the most vulnerable to the social and economic devastation of the coronavirus quarantine? It's probably not the group you suspect. Dennis also replies to some arguments made: memes, tweets, and direct disagreements. Enjoy. Referenced in this Fireside Chat: COVID-19 — Navigating the Uncharted https://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMe2002387

Apr 4

35 min

Are we taking reasonable measures to fight the coronavirus? Could destroying our economy, livelihoods, and businesses cause more damage than the illness? Dennis answers some tough questions and offers productive things to do during this difficult time. This episode is based on Dennis's column, Suggestions for This Difficult Time: https://www.dennisprager.com/suggestions-for-this-difficult-time/

Mar 27

30 min

There is no such thing as a pain-free life, and the earlier you understand that pain is inevitable, the happier you will be. This Fireside Chat is dedicated to the silver linings found in difficult times. March is fundraising month for PragerU! Help keep our videos free by donating at https://www.prageru.com/donate/

Mar 27

30 min

You can't expect to live a full life without assuming some risk. There's a spectrum between precaution and panic, and if isn't well-calibrated you can miss out on the best things life has to offer. March is fundraising month for PragerU. Help keep our videos free by donating at https://www.prageru.com/

Mar 13

32 min

They may be the two most important questions one can ask: Are people basically good? And how do you make good people? In other words, is the ultimate goal of parenting to raise children to be good rather than merely to feel good? Don't miss the special video question with Candace Owens!

Mar 9

31 min

This week’s episode is inspired by a story out of the University of Montana and their cries of racism where there is none. Why do people have the desire to find racism in every aspect of society? Answer: Humans cannot be happy without meaning; so when you lack meaning in your life, you invent false evils to fill the void.

Mar 9

37 min

Every attack from the left validates our message and its importance. Dennis Prager discusses the absurd smear attempt by Samantha Bee on national television and its fantastic (unintended) outcome. Enjoy!

Feb 22

33 min

Should the U.S. military be the world's strongest? A Pew Research study says “55% of Democrats under age 30 say it would be acceptable if other nations became as militarily powerful as the U.S.” It's an incredible position to hold, considering the reality. Dennis Prager explains how young people have been so misled in this latest Fireside Chat!

Feb 14

30 min

The education system is saturated in leftism—and not just in the U.S. Students worldwide who question leftist orthodoxy are often left feeling isolated. Dennis Prager speaks to several of those international students who have found a needed community in PragerFORCE. It was a joy to visit with these bright and compassionate students!

Feb 12

79 min

Young Americans have been taught to feel unlucky and oppressed, despite living in the freest and most prosperous country on Earth. This is a very damaging concept from the left. Although there are challenges in life, it’s important to be grateful. Dennis Prager discusses why.

Feb 2

32 min

More than a third of millennials now approve of communism. Dennis Prager discusses why this disturbing fact is a result of the poor education system. Students today are not taught to understand the evils of communism and why it is a dangerous ideology. Mentioned in this episode: 5-Minute Video: Why Isn’t Communism as Hated as Nazism? https://www.prageru.com/video/why-isnt-communism-as-hated-as-nazism/

Jan 24

33 min

No one wants to be judged by the remarks they have made in private. Yet many people judge (if not obsess over) the private remarks of others. Let's talk about this. Mentioned in this episode: https://www.wsj.com/articles/SB96387586027646615

Jan 17

30 min

The left-wing media is threatened by the reach and influence of PragerU. Since their reporters cannot demonstrate any evidence of lies or misinformation, they resort to smear tactics. The New York Times and Newsweek are the most recent examples. The New York Times Article about PragerU: https://www.nytimes.com/2020/01/04/us/politics/dennis-prager-university.html Newsweek Article Lying About Dennis: https://www.newsweek.com/dennis-prager-anne-frank-diary-immature-16-year-old-girl-good-heart-conservative-radio-host-1479883?fbclid=IwAR0LLMKtc6GkYJSihm-NeX5fpdd4kcd4AcMbAAvYZYHV2VF1O7pUdwc4rEI Dennis’s Column About Newsweek: https://townhall.com/columnists/dennisprager/2020/01/07/newsweek-hits-a-new-low-n2559054

Jan 11

36 min

This week, Dennis addresses common criticisms of the President's character and why any perceived personal flaws should be secondary to our focus on his job performance.

Jan 4

32 min

How can you make the most of your New Year’s resolutions? Dennis Prager provides some helpful advice and shares why resolutions are good (hint: they show that you are trying to improve your life in some way)!

Dec 2019

33 min

Should you lie to your kids about Santa? And why not just say Happy Holidays? Is the commercialization of Christmas really that bad? Dennis Prager discusses all this and more in this special Christmas episode of Fireside Chat!

Dec 2019

30 min

This week, Dennis Prager addresses why the rates of depression among college students are the highest ever recorded. No desire to have a family, no religion, and contempt for America are several contributing factors to this rise.

Dec 2019

36 min

This week’s Fireside Chat is inspired by Dennis Prager’s recent column: "What the Left Tells Young Americans." Dennis lists some of the messages the left pushes to young people, all of which are lies. Why? Because they're unhappy and want you to be, too. 5-Minute Video: There Is No Gender Wage Gap https://www.prageru.com/video/there-is-no-gender-wage-gap/

Dec 2019

35 min

This week’s Fireside Chat is all about Dennis’s specialty: Gratitude. You cannot be a happy or good person without being grateful. Our society cultivates ungratefulness, which only leads to swaths of unhappy people and disastrous consequences. This episode is sponsored by Colorado Christian University. Click here to learn more: https://www.prageru.com/ccu/

Dec 2019

35 min

It's a common question: How do you stay happy when our liberties and freedoms (particularly on college campuses) are under attack? Dennis weighs in in this latest Fireside Chat. Dennis Prager and Adam Carolla’s new movie, No Safe Spaces, gives a look inside what is happening on American college campuses today. Check your local theaters for showtimes: https://nosafespaces.com

Nov 2019

33 min

This week, Dennis Prager addresses the lies the left tells, including the outrageous claim that men can have periods, too. He then discusses his appearance on Bill Maher's show and how the left always says that conservatives over-exaggerate their claims. Tune in!

Nov 2019

34 min

During this week’s Fireside Chat, Dennis drops a truth bomb that is rarely stated: The greatest problem in your life is YOU. Blaming society (i.e. sexism, racism, homophobia, etc.) for your problems is counterproductive. He continues with thoughts on Kanye West’s transformation, authenticity, and potential impact on culture.

Nov 2019

33 min

Dennis kicks off this week’s Fireside Chat asking: Is it okay if things bring you happiness? Why should we hate consumerism? He then discusses how the Left deprives people of happiness by encouraging them to believe that the past and the future is awful.

Nov 2019

33 min

During this week’s Fireside Chat, Dennis talks about Air Canada removing any mention of “Ladies and Gentlemen” from their flights. Many companies feel a societal pressure to follow new gender rules in order to “act moral." However, caving to the pressure of the LGBTQ lobby is damaging to society.

Oct 2019

33 min

What’s more important? How you behave or how you feel? Dennis explains why good intentions are irrelevant if they don't match up with our actions. Have a question for Dennis? Click here: https://www.prageru.com/fireside-chats/

Oct 2019

33 min

This week, Dennis Prager discusses why Hong Kong's citizens are demanding freedom and protesting China's communist government. History is doomed to repeat itself if we don’t remember the horrors caused by communism and socialism.

Oct 2019

32 min

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