Latest Podcast Episodes


Wed Mar 6, 2019 - 12:00 am EST

Episode 7: My life as a pro-life activist with Joe Scheidler

91-year-old Joe Scheidler tells Jonathon Van Maren that it was during a speech he attended by Senator Henry Hyde in Chicago in the early 1970s that he became interested in the pro-life fight. “I listened very carefully to Henry's talk and then I started studying the whole pro-life issue of fetal development,” he says. “I thought this was going to destroy our country because we are taking protection away from the most helpless — the unborn.”

Wed Feb 27, 2019 - 12:00 am EST

Episode 6: Walt Heyer on leaving life as a transgender ‘woman’

The first 45 years of Walt Heyer’s life were destroyed by transgenderism thanks to his grandmother’s “fun” little decision to put him in a purple chiffon dress and tell him he looked cute when he was just four-years-old. Now, he speaks out against the dangers of the LGBT movement, transgenderism and sex reassignment surgery.

Wed Feb 20, 2019 - 12:00 am EST

Episode 5: How Porn Destroys Society with Matt Fradd

Speaking with host Jonathon Van Maren, veteran anti-porn activist Matt Fradd exposes the real damage porn consumption does not just to the men and especially young boys who watch it but to romantic relationships, marriages, and families.

Wed Feb 13, 2019 - 12:00 am EST

Episode 4: Fighting for Life with Abortion Survivor Melissa Ohden

Some politicians seem to think the only people impacted by abortion are the doctor and the woman who chooses to get one. The truth of the matter is that far more lives are affected by abortion. In a new episode of The Van Maren Show, podcast host Jonathon Van Maren speaks with Melissa Ohden, a survivor of a saline abortion in 1977 that lasted five days. Melissa’s moving story begins when her maternal grandmother, a nurse, forced her then-19-year-old biological mom, an unmarried college student, to get a secret abortion.

Wed Feb 6, 2019 - 12:54 pm EST

Episode 3: Inside the Abortion Industry with Former Abortion Center Manager Carol Everett

Carol Everett, now one of the top pro-life activists in the United States, spent 13 years in the abortion industry during the 1970s and '80s before coming to Jesus Christ. Having had an abortion just 2 weeks after Roe v. Wade in 1973, because she and her second husband simply didn’t want any more children. Everett got involved in and soon revolutionized the way the abortion industry operates. Listen this week on The Van Maren Show about how God answered this abortion manager’s prayer for a sign that she was supposed to leave the industry.

Wed Jan 30, 2019 - 12:20 pm EST

Episode 2: Truth about Pornography with Former Porn Actress Jessica Neely

Jessica Neely was raised in a conservative Christian home. The daughter of a pastor who spent her youth involved in a myriad of extracurricular and pro-family activities, her life took a turn for the worse when, in the early 2000s, she was raped at the age of 23. Unsure of how to deal with the trauma of her experience, Neely, an abstinence missionary at the time, was intent on getting revenge. Neely and Van Maren discuss her decade-long dive into the world of pornography and her eventual escape from it in this explicit but revealing conversation about the evils of the porn industry.

Tue Jan 22, 2019 - 11:53 am EST

Episode 1: The Sexual Revolution with Dr. Anthony Esolen

In this, the inaugural episode of The Van Maren Show, Canadian pro-life activist Jonathan Van Maren sits down with Anthony Esolen, accomplished writer, speaker, and teaching fellow at Thomas More College in New Hampshire. Dr. Esolen has authored more than 15 books on a wide range of topics, including literature, the humanities, and the family. Some of Professor Esolen’s most well-known works include The Politically Incorrect Guide to Western Civilization, Ten Ways to Destroy the Imagination of Your Child, and Out of the Ashes: Restoring American Culture, which he and Van Maren talk about, at length, in this episode.