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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.

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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

272 Ratings
Average Ratings
248
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: The Mason Jar: Q&A for March 2018

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In this episode of The Mason Jar Q&A, Cindy Rollins answers listener questions. Topics include whether there should be a distinction between being a mom and being a teacher, overcoming school-choice insecurity, and the renaissance of the Danish Hygge. 

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

Mar 20 2018

37mins

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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 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 #6: 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 #7: Christine Perrin on Teaching Poetry | FORMA

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

This episode features an interview that David conducted a few years back with Christine Perrin (a professor at Messiah College and author of a poetry collection called Bright Mirror) about the challenges of teaching poetry. It's one of our most popular episodes ever and is appropriate given the fact that our upcoming issue is The Poetry Issue. Seems like the right time for a re-up.

To subscribe to receive the journal, head over to formajournal.com.

Sep 20 2018

1hr 13mins

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Rank #8: Forma #6: Ty and Jenny Rallens on growing up in classical education - and the way forward

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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, aesthetic wonder, and Christian community. 

In episode 6, David chats with Ty and Jenny Rallens about what it was like growing up in the world of classical education, their studies in classical languages at Oxford, and the way forward in the classical renewal. 

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After homeschooling through high school, Jenny Rallens studied piano performance before earning her B.A. in 2008 from New St. Andrews College. She is a Master Teacher at The Ambrose School in Boise, Idaho and has spent the last six years speaking at education conferences and teacher training, teaching 5th and 8th grade, directing plays, and writing curricula. She is also currently finishing her Masters degree from the University of Oxford in Literature and Arts, investigating the relationship between memory arts, literature, and virtue.

Ty Rallens was homeschooled from third grade through high school, spending 9th-12th grade in Andrew Kern’s humanities and rhetoric classes in Boise, Idaho. Ty went on to simultaneously attend both New St. Andrews College and the University of Idaho, earning a B.A. in liberal arts and cultures and a B.S. in computer engineering. Since then, he has worked as an engineer at Hewlett Packard, taught medieval humanities and rhetoric courses for homeschoolers, and taught 10th-grade classical humanities, rhetoric, and logic at The Ambrose School where he also served part-time as the academic dean. Ty currently works as a program manager at Hewlett Packard, coaches Mock Trial at the Ambrose school, and is finishing a Masters in Literature and Arts from Oxford University. In his free time, he enjoys roasting coffee, rock climbing, and training for triathlons. 

Nov 13 2017

58mins

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Rank #9: 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.

Mar 06 2019

39mins

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Rank #10: The Mason Jar Q&A: October 2017

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

Topics include: 

  • Goal setting for moms
  • The purpose of memory work
  • Bible study in morning time
  • 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!

Oct 17 2017

47mins

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Rank #11: Ask Andrew: Bringing classical education to Africa

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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 her experiences bringing classical Christian education to Africa.

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.

Feb 28 2018

17mins

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Rank #12: 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 #13: 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 #14: 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 #15: 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 #16: 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 #17: The Mason Jar: Lynn Bruce on the Coming Advent Season

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In this episode, Cindy chats with her old friend Lynn Bruce (of the Ambleside Advisory board) to kick off a series of conversations about advent: how they celebrate, their favorite traditions, things that have changed over the years, movies, books, recipes, and more.

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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.

Show Notes:

Lynn recommends:

Music:

Comfort and Joy- A Christmas Celtic Sojourn

A Christmas Celtic Sojourn— includes Lynn’s favorite Wexford Lullaby with Mairead Ni Dhomhnaill and the Voice Squad (also on youtube)

Songs of Joy and Peace by YoYo Ma & Friends--includes Wexford Carol sung by Allison Krauss (with bagpipes!)

Handel’s Messiah-- Christopher Hogwood & The Academy of Ancient Music (baroque soprano Emma Kirkby)

Handel’s Messiah-- Andrew Davis & Toronto Symphony with Kathleen Battle

Handel’s Messiah-- book of the complete libretto for singalongs, Schirmer 

Nine Lessons & Carols, Choir of King’s College at Cambridge

Books:

Women of Advent by Sheila Atchley

Cookbooks: Nigella Christmas, and Feast, by Nigella Lawson

The Christmas Mystery by Jostein Gaarder

Crafts:

Orange Pomander Balls

Nov 16 2018

49mins

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Rank #18: 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?".

Nov 22 2017

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Rank #19: 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 #20: 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.

Feb 14 2019

26mins

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