Why Know Why?

Maybe you were raised in church and want to know if there is a reason behind the things you were taught to believe. Maybe you aren’t religious at all, but you’re interested in different perspectives on morality.

No matter where you’re coming from, it’s not enough to know what people say about life’s most important questions. You also want to know why.

Each week, Know Why tackles tough questions on topics ranging from spirituality to current events, with special attention to the issues facing millennials and members of Gen Z.

While we approach these issues from a Christian perspective, we discuss diverse opinions and ultimately dive into what the research says.

The conversations on Know Why are frank and friendly, featuring brief but thorough interviews with a variety of subject-matter experts and interesting people. We hope you find these conversations enjoyable, informative, and relevant to your life.

Meet the host

Liberty McArtor is an early-90’s millennial with a background in journalism and copywriting. She likes asking hard questions and challenging assumptions through conversation—and hopes to do both on Know Why. Liberty lives in Texas where she and her husband wrangle two young sons and a spirited yellow lab.

Know About Creating: Why Do We Make Art and How Does it Make Us?

Conversation With Meghan Kitchen and Stephen R. Miller Meghan Kitchen and Stephen R. Miller continue the conversation on art, why we love it, why we do it, and how it impacts people. Part 2 kicks off with a discussion of how different kinds of art highlights truth,...

Know About Creating: Why We Love Art

Conversation With Meghan Kitchen and Stephen R. Millar (Part 1) For the first episode of Know Why's new series, "Know About Creating," Liberty is joined in-studio by audio engineer Meghan Kitchen and producer Stephen R. Miller, both of Point of View Radio Talk Show....

Why Should I Advocate for Religious Freedom?

Interview With Nathan Shackelford What if we fostered a culture of curiosity about others' religious beliefs, rather than judgment? In the last episode of Know Why's series on political engagement, Liberty interviews Nathan Shackelford of First Liberty Institute....

Can Localism Ease Partisanship (And Even Anxiety?) Know About Political Engagement

Interview With Dr. Mark T. Mitchell Does the philosophy of localism offer an antidote to the hostile partisanship that typically marks American politics? Can it even address the cultural problems of anxiety and loneliness? Dr. Mark T. Mitchell, co-founder of Front...

Am I Placing Wholesomeness Above Holiness? Know About Political Engagement

Interview With Dr. James Spencer In this episode, Dr. James Spencer, president of the D. L. Moody Center challenges Christians to reframe the way they interact with politics. As Dr. Spencer and Liberty discuss topics like cultural Christianity and Christian...

How Do I Contact My Elected Officials? Know About Political Engagement

Interview With Debbie Wuthnow (Part 2) How do you make a difference after the election is over? Build relationships with your elected officials—even those in Washington, D.C. In the second part of her interview with Know Why, Debbie Wuthnow, president of iVoterGuide,...

Does One Vote Really Count? Know About Political Engagement

Interview With Debbie Wuthnow (Part 1) Debbie Wuthnow joins the Know Why Podcast to discuss the many ways just one vote can make a difference. Debbie is the president of iVoterGuide, an organization that has equipped and educated millions of voters. In this episode,...

Why is Federalism Essential? Know About Political Engagement

Interview With Richard Lim (Part 2) In Part 2 of his interview with Know Why, Richard Lim, host of the podcast This American President, explains what federalism is and why it's essential for protecting freedom. He also sheds interesting historical perspective on the...

Why Do We Have the Electoral College?

Interview With Richard Lim (Part 1) Knowing about presidential politics in the United States requires knowing about the Electoral College. What is it? Why do we have it? How does it work? How does it impact the weight of your vote? How does it impact candidates'...

How Can I Keep Faith Above Partisanship? Know About Political Engagement

Interview With Chris Butler Many people abandon faith values upon entering the political sphere. But it doesn't have to be that way. Chris Butler, Executive Leader at the AND Campaign and Lead Pastor at Chicago Embassy Church Network, joined Know Why to discuss how...

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It’s not enough to know what you believe. You also deserve to know why.

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