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43 of The Best Podcast Episodes for Wendell Berry. A collection of podcasts episodes with or about Wendell Berry, often where they are interviewed.

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43 of The Best Podcast Episodes for Wendell Berry. A collection of podcasts episodes with or about Wendell Berry, often where they are interviewed.

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Solace 007: Matthew 6 and Wendell Berry

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This week’s Solace includes an Examen prayer and a time of Lectio Divina – if you would like the resource sheet for the suggested steps for both of these, it is available here.

The Bible reading is taken from Matthew 6: 27-29, and the poem featured is ‘The Peace of Wild Things’ by Wendell Berry – which appears in “The Selected Poems of Wendell Berry” published by Counterpoint.

The music used is the track “Taking the Time” from the album '10 Minute Meditations’ by Lee Rosevere– go explore his stuff! https://leerosevere.bandcamp.com

Apr 29 2020

38mins

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Wendell Berry and Ellen Davis — The Art of Being Creatures

On Being with Krista Tippett
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In this intimate conversation between Krista and one of her beloved teachers, we ponder the world and our place in it, through sacred text, with fresh eyes. We’re accompanied by the meditative and prophetic poetry of Wendell Berry, read for us from his home in Kentucky: “Stay away from anything / that obscures the place it is in. / There are no unsacred places; / there are only sacred places / and desecrated places. / Accept what comes of silence."

Ellen Davis is the Amos Ragan Kearns Distinguished Professor of Bible and Practical Theology at the Duke University Divinity School in Durham, North Carolina. She’s the author of Scripture, Culture, and Agriculture: An Agrarian Reading of the Bible. 

Wendell Berry is a farmer, poet, and environmentalist who has published more than 50 books. He lives in Port Royal, Kentucky.

Find the transcript for this show at onbeing.org.

This show originally aired in June, 2010

Apr 16 2020

51mins

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The Spiritual Vision of Wendell Berry

Terra Numa Podcast
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On February 1, 2020 in Bedford, Virginia we hosted a public reading from the essay by well-known poet, author, essayist, and farmer Wendell Berry entitled: 'Christianity and the Survival of Creation' - from the book Sex, Economy, Freedom, and Community. Those who attended were invited into discussion on the views presented. 

An excerpt from the essay: 

"The conservationist indictment of Christianity is a problem, secondly, because, however just it may be, it does not come from an adequate understanding of the Bible and the cultural traditions that descend from the Bible. The anti-Christian conservationists characteristically deal with the Bible by waving it off. And this dismissal conceals, as such dismissals are apt to do, an ignorance that invalidates it. The Bible is an inspired book written by human hands; as such, it is certainly subject to criticism. But the anti-Christian environmentalists have not mastered the first rule of the criticism of books: you have to read them before you criticize them. Our predicament now, I believe, requires us to learn to read and understand the Bible in the light of the present fact of Creation. This would seem to be a requirement both for Christians and for everyone concerned, but it entails a long work of true criticism--that is, careful and judicious study, not dismissal. It entails, furthermore, the making of very precise distinctions between biblical instruction and the behavior of those peoples supposed to have been biblically instructed..."

This event was hosted by Terra Numa, a Christian ministry focused on becoming holistic followers of Jesus. We host conversations on Creator, Creation, Community, and Culture in the context of whole-life Christian faith. 

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Mar 08 2020

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Wendell Berry

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Port Royal in Henry County, Kentucky has a population of less than a hundred. And it’s there that farmer, novelist, poet, and cultural critic Wendell Berry—whose family farmed Kentucky land for 7 generations—has been writing for much of his life. With work like The Unsettling of America: Culture and Agriculture, Wendell has functioned as both literary maverick and visionary to Americans for half a century, issuing warnings about industrial farming and the breaking apart of rural communities—concerns that are more immediate than ever.

Back in May 2011, Berry appeared at Benaroya Hall for what he, with his trademark humor, terms a “prose sandwich:” the reading of a few poems, followed by his short story “Sold,” and ending with a final poem. After, he is joined by editor and publisher Jack Shoemaker, who talks with him about what “sustainability” really means, how to save our agricultural landscapes, and advising the young (which he calls “a cheap form of entertainment”).

Jan 07 2020

1hr 12mins

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Misunderstood Authors, Tom Clancy, and the Wendell Berry Jar

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Our friend Nick Rynerson joins us as he auditions to take over for our former co-host (but still friend of the podcast), Barnabas. Listen in as we discuss:

  • Why Nick's coworkers have a Wendell Berry jar in the office
  • Misunderstood authors (both their work and their lifestyles)
  • How Keanu Reeves can be the nicest man in the world and Neil Young is seemingly not, yet both are Canadian
  • Why Dave is reading a Tom Clancy novel when we normally make fun of such things

All this and the usual silliness and mockery that goes on between everyone on this show.

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Jan 02 2020

45mins

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Patrick Deneen's Confessions – Wendell Berry, working class Tories and why liberalism failed

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Giles talks to political theorist Patrick Deneen about why liberalism has failed, how the Conservatives became the party of the working class and the revolution yet to come.

Dec 16 2019

59mins

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Alumni Moments: Wendell Berry and Dante Alighieri

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Join CC Alumni Daniel Shirley for a conversation about Jayber Crow, a novel by Wendell Berry, and the Divine Comedy. 

Nov 15 2019

1hr 18mins

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Wendell Berry, Political Philosophy, & the Catholic Intellectual Tradition | Prof. Joshua Hochschild

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This lecture was given at the University of Texas at Austin on 24 October 2019.

Joshua Hochschild is the Monsignor Robert R. Kline Professor of Philosophy at Mount St. Mary’s University, where he also served six years as the inaugural Dean of the College of Liberal Arts. His primary research is in medieval logic, metaphysics, and ethics, with broad interest in liberal education and the continuing relevance of the Catholic intellectual tradition. He is the author of The Semantics of Analogy: Rereading Cajetan’s De Nominum Analogia (2010), translator of Claude Panaccio’s Mental Language: From Plato to William of Ockham (2017), and co-author of A Mind at Peace: Reclaiming an Ordered Soul in the Age of Distraction (2017). His writing has appeared in First Things, Commonweal, Modern Age and the Wall Street Journal. For 2020-21 he’s been elected to serve as President of the American Catholic Philosophical Association.

For more information on this and other events go to thomisticinstitute.org/events-1

Nov 13 2019

1hr 11mins

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Episode #15: Eric Miller on Christopher Lasch and Wendell Berry

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Pete and I talk to Eric Miller of Geneva College about why Christopher Lasch still matters and what we saw at the recent Front Porch Republic conference featuring Wendell Berry.

Oct 14 2019

50mins

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Solutions to Violence | Shamika Parrish-Wright, Lyndon Pryor & Wendell Berry | 10-7-19

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Shamika Parrish-Wright and Lyndon Pryor were part of a panel discussion held at the Sowers of Justice Conference held at the Louisville Hotel on October 5, 2019. Toward the end of this presentation is Wendell Berry reading one of his short stories, "The Great Interruption, A Story of a Famous Story of Old Fort William and How it Ceased to Be Told."

Oct 12 2019

57mins

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