This week I spoke to Wall Street Journalist Sohrab Ahmari who announced his conversion to the Twittersphere on the day the French priest Fr Jacques Hamel was murdered by Jihadists. As a Muslim-born Iranian, Sohrab first doubted God, before flirting with Nietzsche and Marxism. But he was always slighlty in love with the Mass and once day he decided to go. I spoke to him to find out his full story.
I also caught up with Kevin Meagher who has just returned from the Labour party conference and wonders what the current state of the party means for Catholics. Enjoy!
1:30: Sohrab’s story begins in Muslim Tehran…
3:14: Choosing atheism aged 12
5:08: Discovering Nietzsche in Mormon Utah
7:52: An ideological romance with Trotskyism
9:38: The problem with modern philosophy
11:31: The turning point
13:11: Arriving at Mass
14:50: Catholicism via Protestant Evangelicalism
16:49: The hardest teaching
21:25 A great cosmic sense of peace
22:24: Sohrab Ahmari discusses his new book called The New Philistines: How Identity Politics Disfigure the Arts.
24:15: Kevin Meagher gives us the low down on what’s been happening since Jeremy Corbyn’s election
27:30: Is Corbyn good news for Catholics?
29:51: Is Jeremy Corbyn likely to support assisted suicide?
32:50: What is the future of Catholics in politics?
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