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Just the Best Literature

Hosted by Dennis Leap

Just the Best Literature inspires you to not only read printed books, but to read only the best books. Besides books, host Dennis Leap will lead discussions on other current literature such as essays and important articles.

#206: Charles Krauthammer—Essayist Extraordinaire

Aired Monday, May 25, 2020   ·   08:00 AM CDT   ·   29 minutes

Host Dennis Leap gives his final thoughts on the life and writings of Charles Krauthammer.

#205: Krauthammer Weighs In on 9/11, Part 2

Aired Monday, May 18, 2020   ·   08:00 AM CDT   ·   31 minutes

Host Dennis Leap and guest Grant Turgeon continue their discussion of Charles Krauthammer’s bitter lament over the mishandling of the terrorist attack on the World Trade Center. In this podcast, they discuss his recommended solutions.

#204: Krauthammer Weighs In on 9/11, Part 1

Aired Monday, May 11, 2020   ·   08:00 AM CDT   ·   30 minutes

Host Dennis Leap and special guest Grant Turgeon discuss Charles Krauthammer’s essay titled “September 11, 2001.” They discuss Krauthammer’s justified anger with the U.S.A.’s weak response to the horrific terrorist attack on the World Trade Center.

#203: Charles Krauthammer Bemoans Cold War Nostalgia, Part 2

Aired Monday, May 4, 2020   ·   08:00 AM CDT   ·   33 minutes

Host Dennis Leap with special guest Grant Turgeon discuss Charles Krauthammer’s prescient essay "Cold War Nostalgia." The flaw Mr. Krauthammer saw with 1993 liberal politicians is still alive and is being fully exposed today.

#202: Charles Krauthammer Bemoans Cold War Nostalgia, Part 1

Aired Monday, April 27, 2020   ·   08:00 AM CDT   ·   30 minutes

Host Dennis Leap and special guest Grant Turgeon discuss Charles Krauthammer’s prescient essay “Cold War Nostalgia.” The flaw he saw with 1993 liberal politicians is still around and fully exposed today.

#201: Just the Best Literature Celebrates 200 Programs

Aired Monday, April 13, 2020   ·   08:05 AM CDT   ·   56 minutes

In this hourlong special, host Dennis Leap celebrates completing over 200 podcasts with his favorite picks from four years of broadcasting.

#200: Charles Krauthammer Warns, ‘In Plain English—Let’s Make It Official’

Aired Monday, April 6, 2020   ·   08:00 AM CDT   ·   30 minutes

In this straightforward essay, Mr. Krauthammer discusses the “perils of bilingualism.” Host Dennis Leap, with guest Deborah Leap, discuss America’s political struggle to declare English as the official language. The Democratic left considers it racist to do so.

#199: Charles Krauthammer Chortles, ‘The Appeal of Ordeal,’ Part 3

Aired Monday, March 30, 2020   ·   08:00 AM CDT   ·   27 minutes

In his tongue-in-cheek essay “The Appeal of Ordeal," Charles Krauthammer takes us deep into his thinking about the “human propensity to test the worthiness of a thing by seeing how well it stands up to abuse.” Host Dennis Leap, with guest Deborah Leap, finish discussing the essay, commenting on Krauthammer’s view of the ordeal of survivorship and the ordeal of lessons learned.

#198: Charles Krauthammer Chortles, ‘The Appeal of the Ordeal,’ Part 2

Aired Monday, March 23, 2020   ·   08:00 AM CDT   ·   30 minutes

In his tongue-in-cheek essay “The Appeal of the Ordeal," Krauthammer takes us deep into his thinking about the “human propensity to test the worthiness of a thing by seeing how well it stands up to abuse.” Host Dennis Leap continues his discussion of Krauthammer’s reflection over people’s willingness to prove themselves by running a marathon, and he begins a discussion of the ordeal of culture elite.

#197: Charles Krauthammer Chortles, ‘The Appeal of the Ordeal,’ Part 1

Aired Monday, March 16, 2020   ·   08:00 AM CDT   ·   31 minutes

In his tongue-in-cheek essay “The Appeal of Ordeal," Mr. Krauthammer takes us deep into his thinking about the “human propensity to test the worthiness of a thing by seeing how well it stands up to abuse.” Host Dennis Leap focuses on Krauthammer’s reflection over people’s willingness to prove themselves by running a marathon.