FreedomProject Media and the Dr. Duke Show – Our Product Reviews

Are you familiar with FreedomPoject Media, and their Dr. Duke Show podcast?

FreedomProject Media offers original programming, educational media, and current events-oriented content – geared towards conservative audiences.

A main program on FreedomProject Media is the Dr. Duke Show. These politically conservative podcasts cover the broad topics of modern education and U.S. political current events.

The Dr. Duke show is hosted by Dr. Duke Pesta, along with Katie Petrick.

You can hear the Dr. Duke Show on iTunes.  You can download and subscribe to the weekly podcast.

FreedomProject Media – Who is Dr. Duke?

As mentioned, Dr. Duke Pesta is the host of the Dr. Duke Show podcast.  He is also  the Director of FreedomProject Academy, and a tenured professor of English at the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh.

He has taught at major research institutions and small liberal arts colleges on a wide variety of subjects at the graduate and undergraduate levels, including courses on Shakespeare, Renaissance literature, the Bible, Russian literature, Christian Apologetics, and C.S. Lewis. His teaching has garnered seven teaching awards at four universities.  He has published scholarly essays on Renaissance Literature, American Literature, Shakespeare, Spenser, Byron, Michelangelo, and the History of Medicine, Surgery, and Anatomy. His book, The Renaissance and the Postmodern: A Study in Comparative Critical Values, was published in 2016.

Dr. Pesta’s experiences as an educational reformer, university professor, high school teacher, and the administrator of an online classical school give him a unique viewpoint regarding the current state of education in our country.

Because of these experiences/viewpoints, Dr. Pesta is a well-known speaker at homeschool conventions and educational conferences across the nation on topics including homeschooling, the Common Core, the decline of morality and critical thinking in the public school system, and more.

And as you can imagine, Dr. Pesta is anti-Common Core, having delivered more than 700 talks in 46 states on the topic of CC. He has testified about Common Core and educational reform before 20 state legislatures and participated in more than 5000 radio and television interviews on the topic.

His collective videos and presentations top more than three million views online, and much of his work is available at and

FreedomProject Media –  Who is Katie Petrick?

Katie Petrick has earned baccalaureate degrees in political science, communication, and secondary education: broad field social science. While completing a master’s degree in political science at Northern Illinois University, Katie taught undergraduate courses in American government and political statistics. Her international experience includes a summer internship in the British Parliament and a study abroad trip to Greece. Before completing her education degree and joining FreedomProject, Katie served as editor of a weekly newspaper, gaining insight into local education and politics.

A smattering of Dr. Duke’s current shows (as of October 2018) are below.

Dr. Duke is not for everyone. If you’re a Democrat or Progressive, you may not agree with much of what is said – even if you agree with his anti-Core sentiments.

I found the podcast interesting – some of his stances surprised me – and I did learn a thing or two (or three).  🙂

You might want to listen to a few – and see what you think. and then subscribe to the weekly podcast.

And what is FreedomProject Academy?

FreedomProject Academy is a fully accredited, Common Core Free, online, Classical school, for kids K-12 – built on Judeo-Christian values. The academy offers:

Check out the video below:

And you can view their program guide here.

BTW – my neighbor uses FreedomProject Academy and really loves it.


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