On this episode of The Caffeinated Thoughts Podcast, Shane Vander Hart speaks with U.S. Senator Joni Ernst, R-Iowa, about her expectations entering into the general election phase of Iowa's U.S. Senate race. 

She shares what she believes her greatest successes and disappointment has been during her first term, and what has surprised her. Ernst tells listeners why she deserves a second term. 

Then Shane plays a clip from a press call with Iowa GOP Chair Jeff Kaufmann, he discusses how Theresa's Greenfield's record doesn't match her rhetoric on corporate PACS. Greenfield won the Democratic nomination for the Iowa's U.S. Senate race and will challenge Ernst this fall. 

For this episode of the Caffeinated Thoughts Podcast, our host, Shane Vander Hart, discusses dealing with death and planning for death with Jennifer Gumbel, a Christian attorney in southern Minnesota who dubs herself the "Dave Ramsey of death."

Our host Shane Vander Hart, spoke with Col. Bill Schafer (U.S. Army, ret.), a candidate for the Republican nomination in Iowa's 3rd Congressional District, about his campaign. 

On this episode of the Caffeinated Thoughts Podcast, Shane Vander Hart gives South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem props about her approach to COVID-19. Then speaks with Mark Hancock, the CEO of Trail Life USA, about the National Backyard Campout on Friday, April 17, 2020. 

On this episode of the Caffeinated Thoughts Podcast, our host, Shane Vander Hart, discusses with Dr. E. Calvin Beisner, founder and national spokesperson with Cornwall Alliance for the Stewardship of Creation, an op/ed in the New York Times that accuses conservative Christians of hobbling the response to COVID-19 because they "deny science." 

Beisner's group was identified in the article, and he also wrote a response at The Federalist.

For today's episode of the Caffeinated Thoughts Podcast, our host, Shane Vander Hart, spoke with Tony Perkins, the president of Family Research Council, to discuss the persecution of Christians in Nigeria.

Our host, Shane Vander Hart, discusses COVID-19 and its public health impact with Dustin Krutsinger, M.D., an assistant professor of medicine at the University of Nebraska Medical Center specializing in pulmonary care.

Shane Vander Hart, host of the Caffeinated Thoughts Podcast, spoke with Dr. Karen Swallow Prior, author of On Reading Well: Finding the Good Life through Great Literature and Professor of English at Liberty University in Lynchburg, Va. 

For this episode of the Caffeinated Thoughts Podcast, our host, Shane Vander Hart, speaks with Bret Richards, a candidate running for the Republican nomination in the Iowa 4th Congressional District race.

For this episode of the Caffeinated Thoughts Podcast, Shane Vander Hart speaks with former Illinois Congressman Joe Walsh, a Republican presidential candidate, and David Dicks who wants to be Iowa's next Republican National Committeeman.

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