Patricia and I talked extensively about happiness and its misunderstandings.
Joseph Bottum, former editor of First Things, and I discussed novels and other literary matters in this episode of “Church and Culture Today” from 2001.
In 1995, after taking over Crisis Magazine, the late Mother Angelica kindly asked me on her program. She was so easy to talk with, most of the time! She must have been a saint to accomplish all she did, with the opposition of most of the institutional Church. She laughed and prayed herself and EWTN through all of it.
Terry Teachout is now the drama critic of the Wall Street Journal, the critic-at-large of Commentary, and the author of “Sightings,” a column about the arts in America that appears biweekly in the Friday Wall Street Journal, and author of books about George Balanchine, H.L, Mencken, Duke Ellington, and Louis Armstrong. In these two episodes of Church and Culture Today, we talked about a wide range of literary and artistic matters, including film, since he was then film critic of Crisis Magazine. Terry’s range of knowledge, his articulateness, and his nuanced sense of faith and morality made him fascinating and delightful to talk with. There are few in his class.