Alan Cornett

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

Michael Ward On C.S. Lewis and The Abolition of Man

My guest is Father Michael Ward of Blackfriars Hall, Oxford and also of Houston Baptist University. Fr Ward has an enviable trifecta in his...

Reading the Times With Jeffrey Bilbro

Jeffrey Bilbro is editor of the The Front Porch Republic. Jeff is a fellow devotee of Wendell Berry, and has written a new book...

Jared Zimmerer on Russell Kirk’s Personalism

Jared Zimmerer is director of the Word on Fire Institute. Jared is a fellow disciple of Russell Kirk, and currently is pursuing doctoral research...

Erik Bootsma On Traditional Architecture

My guest is Erik Bootsma a classical architect who specializes in ecclesiastical architecture. Erik was trained at the University of Notre Dame School of...

Pedro Mendes with Ten Garments Every Man Should Own

My guest is Canadian menswear writer and broadcaster Pedro Mendes who operates the website The Hogtown Rake. I have followed Pedro for years on...

Uprooted with Grace Olmstead

My guest this episode is Grace Olmstead. Grace has done excellent work for several years on issues of localism, just the sort of thing...

Holly Ordway On Tolkien’s Modern Reading

Holly Ordway is Cardinal Francis George Fellow of Faith and Culture of the Word on Fire Institute. Her new book, the first from the...

Artist Elisabeth Deane & The Prince’s School of Traditional Arts

My guest this episode is Elisabeth Deane, a talented artist living and working in London with her husband Jethro Buck, also an artist. On a...

Books, Bibles, & Murder with J. Mark Bertrand

J. Mark Bertrand is the author of the Roland March mystery trilogy and the purveyor of the aforementioned Bible Design Blog. But Mark has...

William Newton On Enjoying & Living With Art

Art critic William Newton joins me in this episode to discuss how to approach art. How to learn about it, appreciate it, and also...

Daniel Rattelle On Poetry, Place, and Berry & Merton

Poet Dan Rattelle joins the podcast to discuss his new collection Commonwealth from Little Gidding Press. We discuss the idea of place and how...

A Charlie Brown Christmas with Blake Scott Ball

Since we all need as much Christmas as we can get in 2020, Dr. Blake Scott Ball of Huntingdon College in Montgomery, Alabama joins...