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

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...

Fr Harrison Ayre & The Sacramental Worldview

Father Harrison Ayre is one of the co-hosts of the podcast Clerically Speaking. I definitely recommend it as it is a favorite of mine. Father...

Swan Songs With Réginald-Jérôme de Mans

This episode’s guest is the author of the new book Swan Songs: Souvenirs of Paris Elegance. He writes under the pseudonym of Reginald-Jerome de...

You Are Not Your Own With Alan Noble

Alan Noble is author of the new book You Are Not Your Own: Belonging to God in an Inhuman World from IVP. Dr. Noble...

A Time to Build Anew With Todd Hartch

My guest is Professor Todd Hartch of Eastern Kentucky University in Richmond. A specialist in the history of religion, particularly Latin American religion, Todd...

Mysteries

My guest is author and bookman Stuart Kells of Melbourne, Australia. Stuart and I chat about various things bookish—private presses, pulp paperbacks, typefaces, and...

Around the World With Alberto Miguel Fernandez

My guest is former Ambassador Alberto Miguel Fernandez. Alberto served as US Ambassador to Equatorial Guinea, and also served in various diplomatic roles around...

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...