Fireside Chat with Dennis Prager
Fireside Chat with Dennis Prager
About Fireside Chat with Dennis Prager
Doing what feels good in the moment may result in temporary pleasure, but will it lead to true happiness? This week, Dennis talks about the importance of not only having superficial fun but pursuing depth in your life. How is this achieved? Like all good things, you work at it!
As wars in Israel and Ukraine rage on, some Americans are advocating that we take care of our own problems before involving ourselves in foreign affairs. However, if we hold ourselves to that standard, we will never help any other country because there will always be problems at home. Is that really how America should lead the world? Check out more of our podcasts on prageru.com/podcasts
Thanksgiving is the most universal of American holidays. How could you be more inclusive than giving thanks? Dennis reflects on this meaningful holiday, why it’s been under attack in recent years, and reminds us how important gratitude is. After all, you can’t be good, and you can’t be happy if you’re not grateful. All gifts made now through Giving Tuesday will be MATCHED and have 2X the impact!
Everyone is talking about PragerU’s new short documentary, DETRANS: The Dangers of Gender-Affirming Care, after our takeover on X (formerly Twitter). Dennis reacts to media outrage over the film, which gives a voice to brave detransitioners who were manipulated by social media and pushed by medical professionals to take hormones and undergo surgery only to experience regret. What is so scandalous about DETRANS and is it really “going to get someone killed” as the media suggests? Watch to find out.
As the war in Gaza rages on, pro-Palestinian sympathizers all over the world (and even in American cities and universities) are blaming Israel for the conflict while chanting, “Gas the Jews!” Dennis debunks the unfounded criticisms against Israel, including the now popular expression, “Palestinian babies are just as precious as Israeli babies.” There is only one side that bears the blame for the blood being shed on both sides of this conflict, and it is not Israel.
From plastic straws to the thermostat in your own home, some people want to control every aspect of your life. America was founded to combat this dark side of human nature that seeks power over others, including what you're allowed to say, do, and even think. But liberty is a value, not an instinct. If we don’t continue to uphold our American ideal of freedom, we may end up losing it.
Are there any disadvantages to having a perfectly happy childhood? Life is tough. The earlier you know this, the better. While experiencing an unhappy childhood is far from ideal, there can be an upside. Dennis provides personal stories and reminds us not to feel “traumatized” when life throws difficult things our way.
Over the weekend, Hamas launched the most brutal attack on Israel in the nation’s history. Hundreds of Israelis were brutally tortured, kidnapped, and murdered. Yet some people still try to blame Israel—not the terrorists—for the evils perpetrated against innocent civilians. Dennis explains that the goal of Israel is peace while its enemies seek to exterminate the Jews and wipe Israel off the face of the earth. There is no moral equivalence.
Now that PragerU is approved for use in schools throughout multiple states across the country, we are under attack from leftist media like never before. Dennis dissects a recent New York Times piece claiming he is a racist, PragerU is propaganda, and PragerU Kids is using Frederick Douglass to rationalize slavery. Are they right?
Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. joins Dennis for a special discussion about the medical establishment, the CIA, climate change, and more. From hot-button topics and “crazy conspiracy theories” to issues on war, government, and culture, Dennis seeks clarity over agreement as he asks RFK, Jr. thoughtful questions to find out where he stands.
Does God want us to have correct theology, perform rituals, participate in worship, or is there something else that’s more important in God’s eyes? Dennis has a theory about what God values above all else and provides six reasons why he came to this conclusion. Read Dennis’s entire argument in his column, “What Does God Most Care About?”
About half of Americans ages 18-39 cannot identify Auschwitz or any other Nazi death camp, even though most can probably explain preferred pronouns, intersectionality, racism, and sexism. So, why aren’t most students learning anything of importance? Dennis provides three reasons why today's young people are not being taught about real evil.
If religion is supposed to produce good people, how can we explain religious people who are bad? Can we judge an entire religion based on its flawed and imperfect believers? After all, religion is not magic. It’s not a silver bullet and it doesn’t automatically make you happy, holy, or good. But, Dennis argues, religion does make you a better person if you want to be a better person.
What does it mean when God says about Adam and Eve, “It is not good for the man to be alone”? Many people, including Christians who share the same faith, have different points of view. Dennis responds to a pastor’s critique and shares his thoughts about this whether God alone is sufficient.
Hurricane Hilary descended upon Southern California this week, as media hysteria and alerts of “life-threatening floods” sent residents into a panic. Nearly everyone complied with instructions to shelter in place, even though one look outside would have assured any rational person there was nothing to fear. Dennis discusses this perplexing behavior and asks why people trust the government and the media more than their own eyes.
A viewer in Africa writes a thoughtful and difficult question to Dennis: Why believe in a God that allows horrible things to happen? Watch to see how Dennis responds to the idea that an all-knowing, all-loving, and all-powerful God allows us to suffer without offering any help. His answers may surprise you and might even challenge your own understanding of God.
We have a lot to celebrate in this special 300th Fireside Chat! PragerU CEO Marissa Streit joins Dennis to share BIG NEWS: PragerU is now in schools as an official state-approved education vendor. We are working to bring PragerU’s free, turnkey lesson plans to classrooms nationwide. Mainstream media outlets are outraged over the news, and we’ve received an explosion of press. Find out what they're saying about us and hear how Dennis and Marissa respond. Then, go to PragerUkids.com and review our educational content for yourself to see if what the media says about us is true.
According to Pew Research Center, most Americans want the government to restrict free speech to limit “misinformation.” Dennis explores the dangers of this alarming trend in the U.S.—the freest country in the history of the world—especially when you consider who gets to define “misinformation.”