Alan Cornett

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Alan Cornett comes from the mountains of eastern Kentucky where his ancestors settled over two centuries ago. He is a former assistant to Russell Kirk, and enjoys books, bluegrass, basketball, bourbon, and Wendell Berry. Alan lives in Lexington, Kentucky.

Recent Essays

Raj Bhakta & (Very) Old Armagnac

My guest is Raj Bhakta. Raj is a true practitioner of the art of cultural debris. From founding one of the first premium whiskey...

Os Guinness & The Great Quest

My guest is Os Guinness, long a resident of the Washington, D.C. area, Guinness was born in China and educated at Oxford. He is...

Annette Kirk: From Long Island to Mecosta

Annette Kirk was kind enough to sit down with me to talk on a recent visit to Piety Hill in Mecosta, Michigan in the...

Luke Sheahan on The University Bookman and Academic Freedom

Luke Sheahan of Duquesne University and the newly appointed editor of The University Bookman, a book review journal founded by Russell Kirk and edited...

Jason M. Baxter & The Medieval Mind of C.S. Lewis

Jason M. Baxter is a professor at the University of Notre Dame and has a new book from InterVarsity Press titled The Medieval Mind...

Michael Possanner & the Art of Bespoke Tailoring

Michael Possanner is a bespoke tailor in Vienna, Austria. Michael and I discuss the value of bespoke tailoring, his non-traditional journey to learning the ancient...

Greg Hillis on Thomas Merton’s Catholic Vision

Dr. Greg Hillis of Bellarmine University in Louisville. He is author of the recent book Man of Dialogue: Thomas Merton’s Catholic Vision from Liturgical...

Fr. Gregory Pine On Prudence

Dominican Friar Fr. Gregory Pine is a host of the podcast Godsplaining and frequently appears on Pints With Aquinas. He is author of the...

Art Heists With Anthony Amore

Anthony Amore is a Boston based New York Times bestselling author and art security expert. He is author most recently of  The Woman Who...

Literary Saints With Jessica Hooten Wilson

Jessica Hooten Wilson is author of the new book The Scandal of Holiness: Renewing Your Imagination in the Company of Literary Saints from Brazos...

Unicorns & Tapestries with Danielle Oteri

My guest is art historian Danielle Oteri who wrote a wonderful article published in The Paris Review about the Unicorn Tapestries in the Met...

Shouting Softly With Allen Mendenhall

My guest this episode is Allen Mendenhall, Associate Dean and Grady Rosier Professor in the Sorrell College of Business at Troy University, and author...