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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.

iTunes Ratings

285 Ratings
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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 May 27, 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: 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. 

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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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Aug 01 2017

56mins

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Rank #3: 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. 

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Jun 29 2017

41mins

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Rank #4: 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

1hr 4mins

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Rank #5: 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!

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Aug 17 2017

1hr 11mins

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Rank #6: 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.

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Jul 16 2018

1hr 5mins

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Rank #7: FORMA: Andrew Kern and Matt Bianco on Teaching Reading

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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 and Matt Bianco chat about the challenges of teaching reading. Topics include how easy it is to corrupt reading for kids, why some people hate reading, universal questions that can help anyone read well, and much more. 

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Feb 07 2018

35mins

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Rank #8: The Mason Jar Q&A: February 2018

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

Topics include: 

  • Setting high expectations
  • The day-to-day for large families
  • and  more

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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Feb 20 2018

36mins

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Rank #9: 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 #10: 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

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Aug 02 2017

57mins

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Rank #11: 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!


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

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Aug 01 2018

36mins

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Rank #12: The Commons: Keith McCurdy on the Value of Struggle

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Brian Phillips is joined by Keith McCurdy, President and CEO of Total Life Counseling in Roanoke, Virginia. In addition to his over 30 years of counseling experience, Mr. McCurdy has spoken at the annual conferences for the Society for Classical Learning (SCL) and the Association of Christian and Classical Schools (ACCS). 

In this episode, Brian and Keith discuss the value of struggle, how hardship makes us stronger, and how those truths can be applied by parents and teachers alike.

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Mar 06 2019

39mins

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Rank #13: 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 #14: Ask Andrew: Why did Dorothy Sayers' interpretation of the trivium become so popular?

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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 a special guest) discuss the reasons why Dorothy Sayer's interpretation of the trivium has become so popular and influential. 

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Jan 31 2018

16mins

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Rank #15: 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. 

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Jan 05 2018

50mins

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Rank #16: Ask Andrew: Can the classical curriculum can include more than Western culture?

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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 is joined once again by his daughter, Katerina, who teaches in a classical school in Uganda, to discuss whether a classical curriculum can include more than Western culture.

This episode is brought to you by our friends at CLT - the Classic Learning Test - an alternative to the SAT and ACT. Learn more at clt.com.

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Mar 07 2018

17mins

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Rank #17: 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!

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Jan 10 2019

40mins

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Rank #18: The Mason Jar #22: Making the Best of Summer

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In this episode of The Mason Jar Q&A, Cindy and David chat about ways to use summer effectively. 

Topics include: 

  • Finishing school work during the summer
  • Whether vacations should be educational
  • Personal development during the summer break
  • 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. 

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Jun 05 2017

35mins

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Rank #19: 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

26mins

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Rank #20: Quiddity #71: Adam Andrews (Part 1)

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In this episode of our flagship podcast, Adam Andrews, of the Center for Lit, joins David to chat about approaches to teaching literature. 

Topics include: 

The difference between academic interpretation and "reading well," when themes should matter in lit teaching, how to balance teaching compoentns of literature with letting books be what they are, the habits all great readers share, common practices in literature education that Andrew opposes, 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 brough to you by our good friends at the Institute for Excellence in Writing. Learn more about their writing, speaking, and thinking tools at iew.com

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Jun 19 2017

40mins

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Proverbial #29: A Retraction

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This week's proverb comes to us via Solomon who wrote: "The race is not to the swift or the battle to the strong, nor does food come to the wise or wealth the brilliant or favor to the learned, but time and chance happen to them all." Join Joshua Gibbs as he contemplates what this proverb has to say to modern men and women.


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May 27 2020

28mins

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Proverbial #28: Stars

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This week's proverb comes to us by way of Dr. Samuel Johnson and it goes like this: "He that considers how little he dwells upon the condition of others will learn how little the attention of others is attracted by himself." Join Joshua Gibbs as he contemplaltes what this proverb has to say to modern men and women.

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May 13 2020

28mins

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Proverbial #27: The Real You

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This week's (very famous) proverb comes from William Shakespeare and his play, As You Like It. It says, "All the world's a stage, and all the men and women merely players." Join Joshua Gibbs as he contemplates what this proverb has to say to modern men and women.

If you like this show be sure to rate and review wherever you get podcasts.

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May 06 2020

29mins

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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.

And if you like this episode be sure to rate and review wherever you listen to podcasts.

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May 02 2020

24mins

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Proverbial #26: I Didn't Get You Anthing

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This week's proverb comes from the Roman writer, Seneca, who said that "to repay a favor too quickly is ingratitude." Join Joshua Gibbs as he contemplates with this proverb has to say to modern men and women. And if you like this episode be sure to subscribe to Proverbial's own feed, wherever you get podcasts.

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Apr 28 2020

27mins

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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

28mins

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Proverbial #25: Mr. James Duffy

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This week's proverb is an old Jewish saying: "Whoever saves one life, saves the world entirely." Join Joshua Gibbs as he contemplates what this proverb has to say for modern men and women.

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

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Apr 13 2020

34mins

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FORMA: Josh Bales - priest, therapist, musician

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In this episode of the FORMA Podcast, the audio companion for FORMA Journal, managing editor, Heidi White, talks about music, mental health, and movies with Josh Bales, singer-songwriter, therapist, and Anglican Priest.

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Apr 08 2020

57mins

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Proverbial #24: The Litter Differences

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This week's proverb comes from Leo Tolstoy, that famous Russian novelist, who once wrote that "all happy families are alike, each unhappy family is unhappy in its own way." Join Joshua Gibbs as he contemplates what this proverb has to say to modern men and women.

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Mar 31 2020

29mins

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Proverbial #21: Pick a Side

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This week's proverb comes from the Roman scholar Cicero who said, "I would rather be wrong with Plato than right with such men as these." Join Joshua Gibbs as he contemplates what this proverb has to offer modern men and women.

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

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Mar 12 2020

24mins

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Proverbial #20: It's a New Age

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This week's proverb comes from that famous American essayist, Ralph WaldoEmerson: "I pay the school master but 'tis the school boys who educate my son."

Join Joshua Gibbs for a contemplation of this proverb and what it has to offer modern men and women.

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Mar 02 2020

27mins

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FORMA: Lancia Smith on the Value of Beauty in Intentional Community

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Join FORMA's managing editor, Heidi White, as she talks to Lancia Smith, founder and director of the Cultivating Project, about the redeeming power of nurturing art and beauty in intentional community.

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Feb 27 2020

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Proverbial #19: Six Weeks In

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This week's proverb comes from England but is unattributed. It goes like this: "the cobbler's children have no shoes." Join Joshua Gibbs as he contemplates the nature of this proverb and what it has to say for modern men and women.

If you like this episode be sure to subscribe to the show's feed -- and rate and review it wherever you listen to podcasts.

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Feb 24 2020

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FORMA: Scott Hambrick of GreatBooksOnline.com

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Welcome back to the FORMA podcast, the audio companion to FORMA Journal. In this episode, Brandon LeBlanc chats with Scott Hambrick, the founder of OnlineGreatBooks.com. They chat about their journeys to the Great Books, reading hard books, making Great Books available for all people, and much more.

Learn more at onlinegreatbooks.com/online.

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Feb 20 2020

54mins

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Proverbial 18: The Joke's On You

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Today's proverb comes from George Orwell: The aim of the a joke is not to degrade the human being but to remind him that he is already degraded. Join Joshua Gibbs as he contemplates this saying and what it can offer modern men.

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Feb 17 2020

26mins

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Cafe Schole #1: Searching for Scholé, Sabbath, and Shalom

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Welcome to Cafe Schole with Christopher Perrin! Here in episode one Dr. Perrin talks about why he chose to call the show Cafe Schole, offers an introduction to the concept of schole, contemplates the nature restful of teaching and learning, and starts a conversation that will continue in each subsequent episode.

If you like this first episode, please go rate and review it wherever you listen to podcasts!

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Feb 07 2020

28mins

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Proverbial #16: Friends and Enemies

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This week proverb comes by way of English essayist, William Hazlitt, who wrote that, "he will never have true friends who is afraid of making enemies." Join Joshua Gibbs as he contemplates what this proverb has to say for modern men.

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Feb 02 2020

30mins

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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.

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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."

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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."

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Jan 09 2020

29mins

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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!