Episode 40: Michelle McClain-Walters Discusses Covenant Friendships

On the Caffeinated Thoughts Podcast, our host, Shane Vander Hart, discusses what it means to have a covenant friendship with Michelle McClain-Walters author of The Ruth Anointing: Becoming a Woman of Faith, Virtue and Destiny.

Episode 39: Brad Price in Iowa Senate District 1

On the Caffeinated Thoughts Podcast, we continue our look at the Republican candidates in Iowa Senate District 1. There is a three-way contest for the Republican nomination to challenge State Senator David Johnson (I-Ocheydan) and our host, Shane Vander Hart, interviews the second candidate in this race – Brad Price.

Episode 38: Carrying Out the Great Commission Among the Unreached

Our host, Shane Vander Hart, for this episode of The Caffeinated Thoughts Podcast talks with Larry Andrews, the President and CEO of Partners International, about the Church carrying out the Great Commission among unreached peoples, as well as, the upcoming International Day for the Unreached on May 20th.

Episode 37: Can the U.S. Postal Service Avoid a Bailout?

Can the U.S. Postal Service avoid a bailout and begin to turn a profit? Our host, Shane Vander Hart, discusses on The Caffeinated Thoughts Podcast this with David Williams who is President of the Taxpayer Protection Alliance. 

Episode 36: Zach Whiting in Iowa Senate District 1

In this episode of the Caffeinated Thoughts Podcast, our host Shane Vander Hart talks to Zach Whiting, one of the three Republicans running to win the GOP nomination in order to challenge State Senator David Johnson (I-Ocheydan) in Iowa Senate District 1.

Episode 35: An Opinion Columnist Fired For His Views

This week on The Caffeinated Thoughts Podcast, our host, Shane Vander Hart, discusses the recent firing of Kevin Williamson, a prolific conservative writer, at The Atlantic over his views on abortion and capital punishment.

Episode 34: A Conversation With Congressman David Young

On The Caffeinated Thoughts Podcast, Congressman David Young (R-Iowa) talks to Shane Vander Hart about why he voted for the Omnibus bill, President Trump’s tariff proposal, trade, and tax cuts.

Episode 33: Trail Life USA and Boys in Crisis

Boys are in crisis. On the Caffeinated Thoughts Podcast, our host, Shane Vander Hart, discusses this with Mark Hancock, the CEO of Trail Life USA, who explains how his ministry helps to address this crisis and the good it does for the boys it serves, as well as, the men who lead local chapters.

Episode 32: Vinnie Vernuccio Discusses Janus v. AFSCME

On the Caffeinated Thoughts Podcast, Shane Vander Hart and Vinne Vernuccio, a senior fellow with Mackinac Center for Public Policy in Midland, MI, discuss a current Supreme Court case, Janus v. AFSCME, and the impact it could have on public employee unions.

Episode 31: Iowa Working Families Tax Relief Act

This week on The Caffeinated Thoughts Podcast, Shane Vander Hart discusses the Iowa Working Families Tax Relief Act (SF 2383) that passed in the Iowa Senate 29 to 21 with Drew Klein, the Iowa State Director for Americans for Prosperity.

Episode 30: Reaching the Unreached for Christ

On the Caffeinated Thoughts Podcast, Ruth Kramer, the executive producer for Mission Network News, discussed the effort to reach unreached people groups with our host Shane Vander Hart and highlighted the upcoming International Day of the Unreached on May 20th.

Episode 29: Expanding School Choice in Iowa

On the Caffeinated Thoughts Podcast, Shane Vander Hart discusses a bill in the Iowa House that would expand school choice in Iowa with Trish Wilger of Iowa Advocates for Choice in Education and Mark Jacobs of Reaching Higher Iowa.

Episode 28: Republican Employee Fired for Op-Ed Supportive of Kim Reynolds

On the Caffeinated Thoughts Podcast, Shane Vander Hart spoke with Anna Bergman, a Waukee City Councilwoman, who was fired as an attorney for the Iowa Association of School Boards (IASB) for an op-ed she wrote in The Des Moines Register supporting Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds.

Episode 27: The Memo Is Released!

On this episode of the Caffeinated Thoughts Podcast, Shane Vander Hart and Brian Myers discuss the memo released by the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence on how the FBI and Department of Justice obtained a FISA warrant to investigate Trump campaign foreign policy advisor Carter Page.

Episode 26: Emmett McGroarty Discusses the REINS Act

On this episode of The Caffeinated Thoughts Podcast, host Shane Vander Hart and Emmett McGroarty, a senior fellow with American Principles Project and co-author of Deconstructing the Administrative State, discuss the REINS Act.

Episode 25: A Conversation With Cal Beisner

On this episode of The Caffeinated Thoughts Podcast, senior contributor Brian Myers had a conversation with Dr. E. Calvin (Cal) Beisner, founder and national spokesperson for the Cornwall Alliance for the Stewardship of Creation.