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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.

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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.

iTunes Ratings

276 Ratings
Average Ratings
252
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4

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

276 Ratings
Average Ratings
252
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

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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.

Rank #1: Forma: Susan Wise Bauer on "Rethinking School"

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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. 

In this episode Andrew Kern chats with Susan Wise Bauer (author of The Well Trained Mind) about her new book, Rethinking School: How to Take Charge of Your Child's Education, which is due out in January from Norton. 

Topics include the way we do school today and why it doesn't work, how parents are looking for ways to adapt, what to do for kids for whom there is no place in the current system, and much more. 

Dec 19 2017

1hr 6mins

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Rank #2: The Commons #18: Further Thoughts on Building Sturdy Children (with Keith McCurdy)

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In this episode of The Commons, Brian Phillips chats with Dr. Keith McCurdy (M.A., Ed.S.) of Total Life Counseling, about raising sturdy kids. Topics include why parents are so interested in this topic, why struggle is good for children, advice for parent/teacher relationships, the value of academic struggle, growing sturdy children in the homeschool, children and technology, and more. 

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This episode is brought to you by our good friends at New College Franklin. Set up a campus visit now!

Aug 01 2017

56mins

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Rank #3: PROVERBIAL Episode 1: ""You may drive out nature with a pitchfork but she keeps coming back."

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Welcome to the first episode of Proverbial with Joshua Gibbs, a brand new weekly podcast from the CiRCE Podcast Network. In episode one, Joshua contemplates a proverb from the Roman poet, Horace. He wrote, "You may drive out nature with a pitchfork but she keeps coming back." Josh explores the origin of this quote, why he has been living his life according to it, and what it means for normal, average people in this contemporary age.

Remember to subscribe to the Proverbial feed directly wherever you get podcasts!

Oct 07 2019

27mins

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Rank #4: 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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This episode is brought to you by our good friends at the Institute for Excellence in Writing. Learn more about their powerful writing, speaking, and thinking tools at iew.com. 

Jun 29 2017

41mins

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Rank #5: 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.

Remember: subscribe, rate, review!

May 01 2019

9mins

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Rank #6: 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.

Dec 06 2019

41mins

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Rank #7: The Mason Jar #25: A Morning Time Immersion

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In this episode of The Mason Jar, we're bringing Cindy's Morning Time immersion talk that she presented at the 2017 CiRCE conference, held in July in Austin, Texas. 

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This episode is brought to you by Morningtide to Eventide, purveyors of planners and calendars designed specifically for homeschoolers. 

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

Aug 17 2017

1hr 11mins

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Rank #8: 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. 

Sep 30 2017

1hr 4mins

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Rank #9: The Mason Jar: Jodi Mockabee

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In this episode, Cindy chats with Charlotte Mason blogger and photographer, Jodi Mockabee. They chat about her journey to homeschooling and Charlotte Mason, how she applies Mason's ideas in her own home, adapting her homeschooling to a student with sensory issues, delaying certain subjects (strategically), and much, much more.

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

If you like this show - and would like to gain access to some great bonus content - please consider supporting it on Patreon.

Nov 21 2018

37mins

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Rank #10: Forma: Susan Wise Bauer, Part 2

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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. 

In this episode Andrew Kern continues his conversation with Susan Wise Bauer (author of The Well Trained Mind) about her new book, Rethinking School: How to Take Charge of Your Child's Education, which is now from Norton. 

Topics include the reasons she wrote the book, kids who don't have a place in the system, schooling towards vocation, and much more. 

Jan 05 2018

50mins

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Rank #11: 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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This episode is brought to you by our good friends at New College Franklin, a four year Christian Liberal Arts college in Franklin, TN that is dedicated to excellent academics and discipling relationships among students and faculty.

Jul 16 2018

1hr 5mins

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Rank #12: 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.

Remember: subscribe, rate, review!

Feb 01 2019

28mins

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Rank #13: Ask Andrew: On Catechism in Education (Part 1)

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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 place and purpose of catechism in education. This is part 1 of a series of episodes on the topic and focuses on the various types - and history - of catechism in the world of education.

Feb 22 2019

26mins

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Rank #14: 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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This episode is brought to you by Morningtide to Eventide, purveyors of planners and calendars designed specifically for homeschoolers. 

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

Aug 02 2017

57mins

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Rank #15: The Commons: Understsanding Homeschool Co-ops, with Jennifer Dow

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In this episode, Brian interviews Jennifer Dow (Founder of Paideia Fellowship) about homeschool co-ops: how to start one, how to evaluate one, and how to decide which kind of co-op is right for your family.

Help us spread the word: subscribe, rate, review!

Jan 10 2019

40mins

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Rank #16: PROVERBIAL: Kids These Days

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In episode 4, Joshua Gibbs contemplates a proverb from Horace: "our fathers age was worse than ours grandfathers, we, worse than they, bring forth an offspring still more advanced than ourselves in evil."

Oct 21 2019

30mins

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Rank #17: 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.

Sep 12 2018

23mins

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Rank #18: The Mason Jar Q&A: September 2017

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

Topics include: 

  • Teaching current events in the homeschool
  • Scheduling subjects
  • Charlotte's motto changing over time
  • and more

Don't forget to join the Mere Motherhood Facebook group! 

Sep 19 2017

45mins

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Rank #19: Ask Andrew: What is the Classical Curriculum?

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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.

In this episode, Andrew and Karen answer the question, "what is the classical curriculum?" 

Feb 08 2018

18mins

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Rank #20: Moms: Learn and Grow! (Part I): A Mason Jar Collaboration with the Schole Sisters

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In this very special episode of The Mason Jar, Cindy chats with Mystie Winckler, Pam Barnhill, and Brandy Vencel, her friends from the Schole Sisters, for part one of a two-part conversation about self-education for moms. And once you've listened to this part of the conversation head over to the Schole Sisters podcast for part 2!

In part one, discussion touches on Charlotte Mason's views on self-education and how that applies to moms. In part two, the ladies take it all a step further with discussion of why reading is important, where hobbies fit in, and MORE!

And while you're at it, make sure to check out their upcoming online retreat, Learning Well, featuring Cindy. It's set to take place on September 15th and you can learn more about it here.

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This episode is brought to you by our friends at IEW, where they offer a 100% lifetime guarantee.

Aug 07 2018

54mins

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Proverbial #15: Healing

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This week's (highly disputed) proverb is unattributed but well known. It say, "time heals all wounds." Join Josh Gibbs as he contemplates the implications of the proverb for modern man.

If you like this episode, be sure to rate and review it wherever you get podcasts.

Jan 23 2020

26mins

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Proverbial 14: I Care for My Kids

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This week's proverb comes from Edmund Burke. It goes like this: "People will not look forward to posterity who never look backward to their ancestors."

If you like this episode please be sure to subscribe to the Proverbial feed, whevever you get podcasts.

Jan 16 2020

28mins

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Proverbial: Dropping Eaves

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This week's proverb comes from Solomon: "Do not pay attention to every word people say or you may hear your servant cursing you, for you know in your heart that many times you yourself have cursed others."

If you like this show, please be sure to subscribe to the Proverbial feed.

Jan 09 2020

29mins

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Proverbial: Stolen Moments

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This week's proverb is from French playwright, Albert Guinon: "People who cannot bear to be alone are generally the worst company."

If you like this show please consider subscribing to its feed wherever you get podcasts.

Dec 20 2019

29mins

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Proverbial: The Waiting Is the Hardest Part

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Today's proverb comes from Pericles. Here it is: "Wait for the wisest of counselors, time." Join Josh as he contemplates what this proverb means for modern men.

Dec 12 2019

36mins

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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.

Dec 06 2019

41mins

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Proverbial: See the World

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This week's proverb is commonly attributed to Saint Ambrose: "When in Rome, do as the Romans Do."

Remember, if you like this podcast, it helps when you rate and review the show.

Dec 05 2019

26mins

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Proverbial: PB&J

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This week's proverb comes from, well, almost everyone. It's the saying, "life goes on." Join Joshua Gibbs as he contemplates what in the world this proverb means (and whether it's even a proverb at all) and what it has to say to modern man.

If you like this show, remember to rate and review it wherever you listen to podcasts.

Nov 21 2019

27mins

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Proverbial: Why Fiction Works

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This week's proverb is a French proverb without any known attribution: "To understand all is to forgive all." Join Joshua Gibbs as he contemplates what this proverb has to say to modern men and women.

If you like this podcast, be sure to rate and review it to help us spread the word.

Nov 14 2019

25mins

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Proverbial: The Sure Thing

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This week's proverb comes from an unknown English source: "A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush."

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Nov 08 2019

25mins

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Proverbial: The Middle

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This week's proverb comes from Hesiod, in Works and Days: "Take your fill when the cask is first opened and when it is nearly spent but midways be sparing. It is poor saving when you come to lees."

If you enjoy this show be sure to subscribe, rate, and review wherever you listen to podcasts.

Oct 31 2019

24mins

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FORMA: Poet Sally Thomas

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Join Heidi White (Managing Editor of FORMA) as chats with poet, Sally Thomas, about how she became a poet, the various poets she loves and imitates, and the story of the poems that were published in the autumn issue of FORMA (mailing next week).

Oct 30 2019

27mins

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Proverbial: Three Words

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This week's proverb comes from Petrarch: "To be able to say how much you love is to love but little." Join Joshua Gibbs as he contemplates the philosophical and practical implications of this proverb.

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Oct 24 2019

27mins

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FORMA: David Hicks Talks Plutarch

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Join Heidi White (managing editor of FORMA) as she chats with David Hicks, author of Norms and Nobility, about the value of Plutarch and his new translation of two of Plutarch's Lives, The Lawgivers. They discuss Plutarch's legacy, his motivations, the process of translating him, why he can be difficult to read, and much more.

Oct 22 2019

48mins

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PROVERBIAL: Kids These Days

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In episode 4, Joshua Gibbs contemplates a proverb from Horace: "our fathers age was worse than ours grandfathers, we, worse than they, bring forth an offspring still more advanced than ourselves in evil."

Oct 21 2019

30mins

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PROVERBIAL: Alone in My Principles

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Welcome back to Proverbial with Joshua Gibbs. In this episode, Joshua contemplates a proverb from Cicero, who said that he was " . . . never less idle than when wholly idle, never less alone than when wholly alone." Joshua contemplates the implications of this proverb for modern man.

Remember: when you subscribe, rate, and review you help spread the word. If you like this show please hit that button in your app and let us know.

Oct 10 2019

26mins

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FORMA: Poet Maurice Manning on Abraham Lincoln, Voice in Poetry, and the Process of Imagination

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Maurice Manning is an award-winning poet from Kentucky whose new collection, Railsplitter, is written from the perspective of the posthumous Abraham Lincoln, recently assassinated and looking back at his life and death. It's out next week and it's wonderful. Manning joined David Kern recently for a conversation in his writing shed about his interest in Lincoln, writing poetry from a particular voice, and the process of imagination.

If you enjoyed this conversation be sure to check out part two of our their conversation, which appeared in the summer issue of FORMA.

Remember: subscribe, rate, review.

Oct 09 2019

1hr 4mins

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PROVERBIAL episode 2: A prophet is not without honor except within his own country

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Welcome back to Proverbial with Joshua Gibbs. In this episode, Joshua contemplates a proverb from Jesus Christ who said that, "a Prophet is not without honor except within his own country." Joshua contemplates the context of this proverb and what it means for common contemporary people.

Subscribe to the Proverbial feed today for direct access as soon as episodes go live.

Oct 08 2019

22mins

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PROVERBIAL Episode 1: ""You may drive out nature with a pitchfork but she keeps coming back."

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Welcome to the first episode of Proverbial with Joshua Gibbs, a brand new weekly podcast from the CiRCE Podcast Network. In episode one, Joshua contemplates a proverb from the Roman poet, Horace. He wrote, "You may drive out nature with a pitchfork but she keeps coming back." Josh explores the origin of this quote, why he has been living his life according to it, and what it means for normal, average people in this contemporary age.

Remember to subscribe to the Proverbial feed directly wherever you get podcasts!

Oct 07 2019

27mins

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FORMA: Tim McIntosh on Theater in Our Modern Age

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In this episode of the FORMA Podcast, the audio companion to FORMA Journal and the FORMA Review, Managing Editor Heidi White chats with old friend, Tim McIntosh, a playwright, actor, and teacher, about the intersection of classical thought and contemporary theater.

Sep 17 2019

41mins

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iTunes Ratings

276 Ratings
Average Ratings
252
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!