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The CiRCE Institute Podcast Network is made up four regular shows:FORMA, featuring interviews and conversations with educators, writers, and thinkers.The Mason Jar featuring Cindy Rollins, all Charlotte Mason all the time.Close Reads, a book club podcast, featuring Angelina Stanford and Tim McIntosh.Ask Andrew, in which Andrew Kern answers listener questions about Christian classical education.As well as various seasonal shows like The Commons with Brian Phillips, The Divided Line with Matt Bianco, and A Perpetual Feast with Andrew Kern and Wes Callihan. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

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The CiRCE Institute Podcast Network is made up four regular shows:FORMA, featuring interviews and conversations with educators, writers, and thinkers.The Mason Jar featuring Cindy Rollins, all Charlotte Mason all the time.Close Reads, a book club podcast, featuring Angelina Stanford and Tim McIntosh.Ask Andrew, in which Andrew Kern answers listener questions about Christian classical education.As well as various seasonal shows like The Commons with Brian Phillips, The Divided Line with Matt Bianco, and A Perpetual Feast with Andrew Kern and Wes Callihan. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

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Engaging and informative

By Kate List - Nov 17 2019
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Thanks for this podcast-- I love the conversational style and the selection of topics.

Soul-enriching

By fullflock - Dec 15 2017
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These podcasts enrich my soul and are vital nourishment for this mom of many! Thank you, Circe!

iTunes Ratings

285 Ratings
Average Ratings
261
16
3
1
4

Engaging and informative

By Kate List - Nov 17 2019
Read more
Thanks for this podcast-- I love the conversational style and the selection of topics.

Soul-enriching

By fullflock - Dec 15 2017
Read more
These podcasts enrich my soul and are vital nourishment for this mom of many! Thank you, Circe!
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CiRCE Institute Podcast Network

Latest release on Aug 05, 2020

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The CiRCE Institute Podcast Network is made up four regular shows:FORMA, featuring interviews and conversations with educators, writers, and thinkers.The Mason Jar featuring Cindy Rollins, all Charlotte Mason all the time.Close Reads, a book club podcast, featuring Angelina Stanford and Tim McIntosh.Ask Andrew, in which Andrew Kern answers listener questions about Christian classical education.As well as various seasonal shows like The Commons with Brian Phillips, The Divided Line with Matt Bianco, and A Perpetual Feast with Andrew Kern and Wes Callihan. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Rank #1: The Mason Jar #24: Elsie Iudicello on Charlotte Mason and the Young Mom

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In this episode of The Mason Jar Q&A, Cindy chats with Elsie Iudicello of FarmhouseSchoolhouse.com about how young moms can navigate the world of Charlotte Mason. Topics include teaching students of all ages in the same home, giving your kids what you missed out on, keeping Charlotte Mason in context, keeping rhythm in your homeschool, habit training and preparation, and much more!

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It's also brought to you by  our good friends at New College Franklin. Set up a campus visit now

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Aug 02 2017

57mins

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Rank #2: Quiddity #73: Andrew Pudewa on Memorization

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Join David Kern and guest Andrew Pudewa, of the Institute for Excellence in Writing, for a conversation about the importance of memorization -  and how to be a good memorizer. 

Topics include: 

  • The habits of good memorizers
  • The new science of memory
  • Tips and advice for memorization with young kids
  • and much more. 

As always, press the arrow above to listen or subscribe to the CiRCE Institute Podcast Network via iTunes here or on Stitcher here. 

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Jun 29 2017

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Rank #3: Cafe Schole #6: Christ, The Teacher

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Be sure to subscribe to the Cafe Schole feed if you like this episode!

Join Christopher Perrin as he contemplates a small (but essential) work by Clement of Alexandria. It's called Christ the Teacher or Christ the Pedagogue (available on the web here: https://www.newadvent.org/fathers/02091.htm) and it's remarkably helpful for contemporary, restful teaching.

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May 02 2020

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Rank #4: FORMA: Robert Bortins on a new Masters Degree for Homeschoolers

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In this episode of FORMA managing editor, Heidi White, talks to Classical Conversations CEO Robert Bortins about an exciting new opportunity for homeschooling parents to earn a Master’s Degree just by homeschooling their children.

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Apr 14 2020

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Rank #5: The Mason Jar #27: Lesli Richards of The Homegrown Preschooler

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In this episode of The Mason Jar, Cindy chats with Lesli Richards of The Homegrown Preschooler, a company dedicated to providing books, curriculum and educational tools for young learners. Topics include new brain research on young kids, teaching math and reading, and much, much more. 

Learn more at thehomegrownpreschooler.com

As always, press the arrow above to listen or subscribe to the CiRCE Institute Podcast Network via iTunes here or on Stitcher here. 

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Sep 30 2017

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Rank #6: Quiddity #75: Josh Gibbs on Cultivating Wise Movie Watchers

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In this episode of Quiddity, David chats with circeinstitute.com columnist, Joshua Gibbs (who also is the editor of FilmFisher.com) about the challenges and goals of helping our students and children become wise movie-viewers.

Topics include: When to let kids make their own decisions about movies, why the MPAA ratings aren't useful guidelines, why the philosophies in films are often more important to avoid than things like sex, violence, and language, movies and filmmakers that will help students learn to watch wisely, & much more

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Aug 16 2017

1hr 16mins

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Rank #7: Ask Andrew: What does Classical Education have to do with "Knowing, Glorifying, and Enjoying God"

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Welcome to Ask Andrew, a weekly podcast where Andrew Kern contemplates important ideas, essential terms, and unavoidable themes in classical education - and what they mean for the day-to-day of teaching and learning.

In this episode, Andrew contemplates what classical education has to do with "knowing, glorifying, and enjoying God."

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Jan 03 2018

16mins

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Rank #8: Ask Andrew: What is the purpose of k-12 education?

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Welcome to Ask Andrew, a weekly podcast where Andrew Kern contemplates important ideas, essential terms, and unavoidable themes in classical education–and what they mean for the day-to-day of teaching and learning. 

In this episode, Andrew answers a question about the purpose of k-12 education, with some help from Stratford Caldecott, David Hicks, and Tony Jarvis.


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Feb 14 2019

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Rank #9: FORMA: Ravi Jain on the new edition of "The Liberal Arts Tradition"

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Join FORMA managing editor, Heidi White, as she chats with author Ravi Jain, about the revised edition of The Liberal Arts Tradition, the book he wrote with Kevin Clark. They chat about the purpose of the new edition, their ongoing exploration into the classical education renewal, the church's role in the movement, and much more.

Don't forget you can subscribe to (and rate and review) the FORMA Podcast on it's own feed, which you can find by searching "FORMA" where ever you get your podcasts.

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Dec 06 2019

41mins

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Rank #10: Where Should I Start If I Want to Get a Classical Education As an Adult? | Ask Andrew

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Welcome to Ask Andrew, a weekly podcast where Andrew Kern (President of the CiRCE Institute and co-author of the book, Classical Education: The Movement Sweeping America) contemplates important ideas, essential terms, and unavoidable themes in classical education–and what they mean for the day-to-day of teaching and learning. 

Back after a summer hiatus, in this episode Andrew discusses some ideas for acquiring the classical education you didn't receive as a young person.

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Sep 12 2018

23mins

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Rank #11: Ask Andrew: Why Are the Liberal Arts So Important?

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Welcome to the brand new Ask Andrew, a weekly podcast where Andrew Kern contemplates important ideas, essential terms, and unavoidable themes in classical education - and what they mean for the day-to-day of teaching and learning.

In this episode, Andrew contemplates why the 7 Liberal Arts are such a crucial part of the classical curriculum. 

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Dec 20 2017

16mins

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Rank #12: Why Poetry Is the Most Important Thing You Can Teach Other Than Scripture | The Mason Jar

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In this episode of The Mason Jar, Cindy and David chat about the essential nature of poetry and why it's the most important part of any child's education other than Scripture. They discuss the best anthologies to keep in your home's library, how to use those anthologies, how poetry can change the lives of our students, and more.


Anthologies mentioned: 

  • The Oxford Book of English Verse, edited by Sir Arthur Quiller-Couch
  • The Classic Hundred Poems, edited by William Harmon
  • The Harp and Laurel Wreath,edited by Laura Berquist


Don't forget to join the Mere Motherhood Facebook group and to subscribe to the Mason Jar feed wherever you get your podcasts!


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Aug 01 2018

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Rank #13: The Commons #17: On J.R.R. Tolkien Sacramental Vision, with Craig Bernthal

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In this episode of The Commons, Brian Phillips chats with Dr. Craigh Bernthal, professor of English at Cal State Fullerton, about J.R.R. Tolkien. Dr. Bernthal is the author of Tolkien's Sacramental Vision: Discerning the Holy in Middle Earth.

Topics include: 

- How Dr. Bernthal discovered a love of Tolkien - What a sacramental vision is and how Tolkien captures it - Tolkien as medievel in a modern world - Tolkien's interesting story - and much more

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Jul 17 2017

43mins

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Rank #14: The Mason Jar Q&A: July 2017

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In this episode of The Mason Jar Q&A, Cindy answers listener questions.

Topics include: 

  • Introducing morning time to pre-schoolers
  • How to use written narration with a formal writing curriculum
  • Advice on teaching boys to read
  • Charlotte Mason and Classical Education

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Jul 17 2017

38mins

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Rank #15: Ask Andrew: Why are the common topics so important?

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Welcome to Ask Andrew, a weekly podcast where Andrew Kern contemplates important ideas, essential terms, and unavoidable themes in classical education–and what they mean for the day-to-day of teaching and learning. 

In this episode Andrew answers a question the importance of the common topics of invention, and discusses their history and usage over the years.

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Feb 01 2019

28mins

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Rank #16: The Commons: Outrage, Solomon, & Kids with Smartphones

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Welcome back to The Commons, a podcast featuring conversations and contemplation about the challenges of school life and leadership, hosted by Dr. Brian Phillips.

In the episode, Brian discusses our tendency to assume the worst of others, our "age of outrage," and how we must guard ourselves and our schools against it.

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May 01 2019

9mins

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Rank #17: Ask Andrew #2: So What is Christian Classical Education?

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Welcome to the brand new Ask Andrew, a weekly podcast where Andrew Kern contemplates important ideas, essential terms, and unavoidable themes in classical education - and what they mean for the day-to-day of teaching and learning. Here in episode two, Andrew provides a quick and big-picture answer to the question, "what is Christian classical education?".

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Nov 22 2017

11mins

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Rank #18: Welcome to the new Ask Andrew Podcast: Episode 1

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Welcome to the brand new Ask Andrew Podcast, a weekly show where Andrew Kern contemplates important ideas, essential terms, and unavoidable themes in classical education - and what they mean for the day-to-day of teaching and learning. Here in episode one, Andrew discusses the show's new direction and what he hopes it will be for listeners. 

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Nov 15 2017

11mins

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Rank #19: Alan Noble on our distracted age and his new book "Disruptive Witness" (FORMA)

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Welcome to FORMA, a podcast featuring conversations with authors, teachers, creators, and community leaders who are carefully contemplating the nature and practice of classical education and the arts.

In this episode, David chats with Alan Noble, author of Disruptive Witness: Speaking Truth in a Distracted Age. Conversation touches on Alan's experiences in the homeschooling world, the reasons he wrote the book, the challenges of teaching and raising kids in an age like ours, and much, much more.

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Jul 16 2018

1hr 5mins

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Rank #20: Forma #8: Chris Perrin on How the Monastics Preserved Western Culture

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Welcome to FORMA, a new podcast featuring conversations with authors, teachers, creators, and community leaders who are carefully contemplating the nature and practice of classical education. 

In episode 8, David chats with Christopher Perrin, founder of Classical Academic Press, about the role the early and medieval monastics played in preserving Western culture, Christian and secular alike. Topics include the evolution of Dr. Perrin's interest in the subject, ways the monastics made the Western canon possible, and how the monastics can instruct us as teachers in 2017. 

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Dec 12 2017

57mins

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Ask Andrew 59: How God Taught Adam

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Originally recorded as a Good Friday webinar, this episode of Ask Andrew contemplates the way God taught Adam in the garden and what we can learn from it as parents and educators.

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Aug 05 2020

47mins

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FORMA: Talking about the new "30 Poems to Memorize" book

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In this episode David Kern joins Heidi White to discuss a new CiRCE publication, 30 Poems to Memorize (Before Its Too Late), which David edited.

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Aug 03 2020

46mins

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Ask Andrew 58: How should I respond to my reluctant learner?

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In this week's episode, Andrew Kern contemplates two questions about students who don't generally like school: a) Should I force my reluctant reader to read? and b) How do you entice a child to learn who doesn't seem to want to?

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Jul 28 2020

31mins

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Ask Andrew #57: The Fundamental Literary Skills (and more)

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In this episode, Andrew Kern contemplates some of the most essential, fundamental literary skills (with a literary help from the book of Proverbs). Then he takes some rapid-fire questions, including one about this issues with "subjects."

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Jul 21 2020

29mins

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Cafe Schole #10: Study as Prayer and Love for God

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In this episode, Dr. Perrin discusses an essay by Simone Weil that reveals the relationship between attentive study and prayer that should lead us to love both God and neighbor. Can study be rightfully understood as prayer or leading to prayer?

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Jul 21 2020

31mins

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Ask Andrew #56: How should we use the "should question?"

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In this episode of Ask Andrew, Andrew Kern explains how he thinks about matters of pedagogy, answer this week's primary question (How should we use "the should question"?), and then hits some rapid-fire questions at the end.

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Jul 14 2020

39mins

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FORMA: Dale Grote + Wes Callihan on Latin and the book of Acts

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Dale Grote is the author of a new Latin reader of the Acts of the Apostles which includes a foreword by historian and teacher Wes Callihan and in this episode they join Heidi White for a conversation about the process of translation, the relationship between Latin and the New Testament, and much more.

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Jul 10 2020

56mins

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Ask Andrew #55: On Tools for Making Connections

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The Ask Andrew podcast is back with a new format, some new guests, and even a new graphic! In this first episode Andrew Kern contemplates tools that we can utilize to help our students make connections across subjects. Plus he answers some rapid-fire questions at the end of the episode.

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Jul 07 2020

29mins

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Proverbial #33: Candy Canes

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This week's proverb comes from composer Gustav Mahler, who said that "tradition is not the worship of ashes, but the preservation of fire." Join Joshua Gibbs as he contemplates what this proverb has to say to modern men and women. And if you like the show please leave a rating or a review wherever you get podcasts.

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Jul 02 2020

23mins

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The Commons 4.5: Understanding Hollywood's War on the Family

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In this episode of The Commons, Brian Phillips and Matt Bianco discuss how parents are portrayed in film and the media. Is the apparent “war on the family” intentionally destructive, or are parent portrayals rooted in something else entirely?

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Jul 02 2020

47mins

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Cafe Schole #9: Schole and Ecstasy

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Join Dr. Perrin as he explores the ways in which an ecstatic encounter with truth is the way that an intellectual life begins.

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Jul 01 2020

19mins

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The Commons 4.4: Loving the Natural Sciences: An Interview with Gordon Wilson

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In the episode, Brian Phillips talks with Dr. Gordon Wilson (Senior Fellow of Natural History at New St. Andrews College) about his recent works: A Different Shade of Green: A Biblical Approach to Environmentalism & the Dominion Mandate and The Riot & the Dance (which includes a biology text and two stunning feature-length documentary films).

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Jun 25 2020

45mins

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The Play's the Thing: Coriolanus, Act I

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Join Tim McIntosh and Sarah-Jane Bentley for a spirited discussion about one of Shakespeare's underrated (but most interesting) plays, Coriolanus. In this episode they chat about Act I, introducing the play, the characters, the themes, and much more. They also discuss how Coriolanus is almost an anti-type to a play like As You Like It. Be sure to subscribe to the dedicated feed for The Play's the Thing wherever you get podcasts!

Please note: this episode was originally recorded back in April 2020.

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Jun 23 2020

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Cafe Schole #8: Order and Solitude

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In this episode Dr. Perrin engages the thought of A.G. Sertillanges who insists that the life of the student and teacher should be characterized by an ordered, regular solitude. Over against the scattering and distracting crowd, Perrin and Sertillanges call us back to retirement, recollection, silence, consecration, and concentration that dispose us to engage truth and deeply…learn.

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Jun 17 2020

34mins

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Proverbial #32: Anthology

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This week's proverb is unattributed and says: "if all men were angels no government would be necessary." Join Joshua Gibbs as he contemplates what this proverb has to say for modern men and women.

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Jun 16 2020

17mins

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Proverbial #31: The Witching Hour

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This week's proverb is unattributed, but it goes like this: "Idle hands are the devil's workshop." Join Joshua Gibbs as he contemplates what this proverb has to say for modern men and women.

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Jun 12 2020

31mins

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The Commons 4.2: A Spirit of Inquiry

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In this episode of The Commons, Brian Phillips interviews Dr. Pano Kanelos (President of St. John’s College), to discuss life at St. John’s, classical education at the college level, and the spirit of inquiry.

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Jun 09 2020

45mins

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Proverbial #30: Stuck in the Middle

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This week's proverb is from Jules Renard, who said: "To have a horror of the bourgeoisie is bourgeoisie." Join Joshua Gibbs as he contemplates what this proverb has to say for modern men and women.

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Jun 05 2020

29mins

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The Commons 4.1: Classical Educators & the Church: An Interview with Dana Gage

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Welcome back to season four of The Commons with Dr. Brian Phillips! In episode 4.1 classical educator and pastor’s wife Dana Gage joins Brian Phillips for a talk about how classical education and church life intersect. Gage tells her story of what it’s like to serve as both a teacher and pastor’s wife in NYC, and further discusses her article, “Neglecting the House of God?”

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Jun 01 2020

40mins

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Cafe Schole #7: Order and Rest

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Join Christopher Perrin as he explores the relationship between order, rest, and love. Noting biblical teaching and the insights of St. Augustine, he shows how a restful, peaceful life is the result of wisely-ordered love. 

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May 30 2020

19mins

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iTunes Ratings

285 Ratings
Average Ratings
261
16
3
1
4

Engaging and informative

By Kate List - Nov 17 2019
Read more
Thanks for this podcast-- I love the conversational style and the selection of topics.

Soul-enriching

By fullflock - Dec 15 2017
Read more
These podcasts enrich my soul and are vital nourishment for this mom of many! Thank you, Circe!