60 pippa.io CiRCE Institute Podcast Network http://circenstitute.org en 2018 CiRCE Institute christian,classical,classics,education,the CiRCE Institute All our shows in one feed 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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no CiRCE Institute Podcs info+5a8c994306c9cec7297078b9@mg.pippa.io episodic https://assets.pippa.io/shows/5a8c994306c9cec7297078b9/1519238360140-4703a619cbb9f38118a19056f1a82d19.jpeg http://circenstitute.org CiRCE Institute Podcast Network https://feed.pippa.io/public/shows/5a8c994306c9cec7297078b9 <![CDATA[FORMA: Jeremy Begbie, author of "A Peculiar Orthodoxy" ]]> Thu, 08 Nov 2018 02:45:50 GMT 48:35 5be3a35e28e30a64394cd355 no https://shows.pippa.io/5a8c994306c9cec7297078b9/forma-jeremy-begbie-author-of-a-peculiar-orthodoxy full Welcome to FORMA, a podcast featuring conversations with authors, teachers, creators, and leaders who are carefully contemplating the intersection of classical thought and contemporary culture. 


In this episode David chats with Dr. Jeremy Begbie about his new book A Peculiar Orthodoxy: Reflections on Theology and the Arts, which emphasizes "the role of a biblically grounded creedal orthodox as he shows how Christian theology and the arts can enrich each other." Topics of conversation include the origin of Dr. Begbie's love of music, his path to the Christian faith, his misgivings with contemporary Christian arts scholarship, music education, the value of the arts in worship, and much more.


If you like this show, be sure to subscribe to FORMA. The new FORMA quarterly is available for just $4/month. Subscribe now.

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Welcome to FORMA, a podcast featuring conversations with authors, teachers, creators, and leaders who are carefully contemplating the intersection of classical thought and contemporary culture. 


In this episode David chats with Dr. Jeremy Begbie about his new book A Peculiar Orthodoxy: Reflections on Theology and the Arts, which emphasizes "the role of a biblically grounded creedal orthodox as he shows how Christian theology and the arts can enrich each other." Topics of conversation include the origin of Dr. Begbie's love of music, his path to the Christian faith, his misgivings with contemporary Christian arts scholarship, music education, the value of the arts in worship, and much more.


If you like this show, be sure to subscribe to FORMA. The new FORMA quarterly is available for just $4/month. Subscribe now.

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The Mason Jar: On Remaining Cheerful during Difficult Times The Mason Jar: On Remaining Cheerful during Difficult Times Tue, 06 Nov 2018 15:21:39 GMT 36:02 5be1b183682226e25ea636fb no https://shows.pippa.io/5a8c994306c9cec7297078b9/the-mason-jar-on-remaining-cheerful-during-difficult-times full In this episode of The Mason Jar, Cindy and David answer a listener question about maintain cheerfulness and positivity during difficult times. Conversation touches on the necessity for honesty, the importance of seeing our children as human beings, keeping things balanced, the danger of being too goals-oriented, and more.


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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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This episode is brought to you by our friends at The Homegrown Preschooler

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In this episode of The Mason Jar, Cindy and David answer a listener question about maintain cheerfulness and positivity during difficult times. Conversation touches on the necessity for honesty, the importance of seeing our children as human beings, keeping things balanced, the danger of being too goals-oriented, 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.


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This episode is brought to you by our friends at The Homegrown Preschooler

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<![CDATA[The Mason Jar: On reading with little ones, "fun" books, and finding time to cook ]]> Thu, 01 Nov 2018 21:26:32 GMT 32:22 5bdb6f89f0e1732d19add20d no https://shows.pippa.io/5a8c994306c9cec7297078b9/the-mason-jar-on-reading-with-little-ones-fun-books-and-find full In this episode of The Mason Jar, Cindy and David answer some listener questions about reading with younger children, the amount of time spent on "fun" books, and strategies for finding time to cook in the busy homeschooling day.


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This episode is brought to you by our friends at The Homegrown Preschoole and The Peaceful Press.

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In this episode of The Mason Jar, Cindy and David answer some listener questions about reading with younger children, the amount of time spent on "fun" books, and strategies for finding time to cook in the busy homeschooling day.


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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.


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This episode is brought to you by our friends at The Homegrown Preschoole and The Peaceful Press.

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Jennifer Pepito of The Peaceful Press Jennifer Pepito of The Peaceful Press Fri, 26 Oct 2018 21:37:03 GMT 46:17 5bd388ff016dd413284dbb77 no https://shows.pippa.io/5a8c994306c9cec7297078b9/jennifer-pepito-of-the-peaceful-press full In this episode of The Mason Jar, Cindy chats with Jennifer Pepito of The Peaceful Press and Wild+Free about creating a healthy environment in the homeschool, the simplicity of rightly ordered learning, learning alongside our kids, and much more.


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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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In this episode of The Mason Jar, Cindy chats with Jennifer Pepito of The Peaceful Press and Wild+Free about creating a healthy environment in the homeschool, the simplicity of rightly ordered learning, learning alongside our kids, and much 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.


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This episode is brought to you by our friends at The Homegrown Preschooler.

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FORMA: Churchill Biographer Andrew Roberts FORMA: Churchill Biographer Andrew Roberts Thu, 25 Oct 2018 16:52:10 GMT 40:45 5bd1f4ba957bd0a96c697c1f no https://shows.pippa.io/5a8c994306c9cec7297078b9/forma-churchill-biographer-andrew-roberts full Welcome to FORMA, a podcast featuring conversations with authors, teachers, creators, and leaders who are carefully contemplating the intersection of classical thought and contemporary culture. 


In this episode David chats with historian Andrew Robert about his new biography of Sir. Winston Churchill. Based on new archival material, including letters, diaries, and political documents never before accessible to historians, Churchill: Walking with Destiny is a landmark that offers readers the full and definitive Winston Churchill, from birth to lasting legacy, as personally revealing as it is compulsively readable.


This episode is brought to you by our friends at the Honors College at Azusa Pacific University.

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Welcome to FORMA, a podcast featuring conversations with authors, teachers, creators, and leaders who are carefully contemplating the intersection of classical thought and contemporary culture. 


In this episode David chats with historian Andrew Robert about his new biography of Sir. Winston Churchill. Based on new archival material, including letters, diaries, and political documents never before accessible to historians, Churchill: Walking with Destiny is a landmark that offers readers the full and definitive Winston Churchill, from birth to lasting legacy, as personally revealing as it is compulsively readable.


This episode is brought to you by our friends at the Honors College at Azusa Pacific University.

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Ask Andrew: Why did we name the Paideia Prize after Russell Kirk? Ask Andrew: Why did we name the Paideia Prize after Russell Kirk? Fri, 19 Oct 2018 19:14:32 GMT 25:50 5bca2d1898b085943193718a no https://shows.pippa.io/5a8c994306c9cec7297078b9/ask-andrew-why-did-we-name-the-paideia-prize-after-russell-k full 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 discusses why CiRCE named the annual Paideia Prize after Russell Kirk. 


For more on Russell Kirk checkout Russell Kirk Week at formajournal.com

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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 discusses why CiRCE named the annual Paideia Prize after Russell Kirk. 


For more on Russell Kirk checkout Russell Kirk Week at formajournal.com

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FORMA: Brad Birzer on the Life and Legacy of Russell Kirk FORMA: Brad Birzer on the Life and Legacy of Russell Kirk Thu, 18 Oct 2018 19:25:31 GMT 54:36 5bc8de2b0fe87e762ac7bccf no https://shows.pippa.io/5a8c994306c9cec7297078b9/forma-brad-birzer-on-the-life-and-legacy-of-russell-kirk full Welcome to FORMA, a podcast featuring conversations with authors, teachers, creators, and leaders who are carefully contemplating the intersection of classical thought and contemporary culture.


In this episode David chats with Brad Brizer, author of Russell Kirk: American Conservative, about the life and legacy of Russell Kirk. They chat about his childhood, his mysterious family heritage, his eccentricities, his outsized influence, how he would feel about our current moment, and much more.


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This episode is brought to you by our friends at the Honors College at Azusa Pacific University.

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Welcome to FORMA, a podcast featuring conversations with authors, teachers, creators, and leaders who are carefully contemplating the intersection of classical thought and contemporary culture.


In this episode David chats with Brad Brizer, author of Russell Kirk: American Conservative, about the life and legacy of Russell Kirk. They chat about his childhood, his mysterious family heritage, his eccentricities, his outsized influence, how he would feel about our current moment, and much more.


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This episode is brought to you by our friends at the Honors College at Azusa Pacific University.

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The Mason Jar: Cara Williams and Dawn Duran on the new Common Place Quarterly The Mason Jar: Cara Williams and Dawn Duran on the new Common Place Quarterly Wed, 17 Oct 2018 00:59:59 GMT 46:33 5bc6898f4cd6731a5be67946 no https://shows.pippa.io/5a8c994306c9cec7297078b9/the-mason-jar-cara-williams-and-dawn-duran-on-the-new-common full In this episode of The Mason Jar, Cindy chats with her friend and frequent Mason Jar guest, Dawn Duran, and Cara Williams, editor of the new Common Place Quarterly, a Charlotte Mason-themed journal. Cara is the creator of the Quarterly and so they chat about the goals of the publication, some of the topics it will cover, and much more.


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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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This episode is brought to you by our friends at The Homegrown Preschooler.

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In this episode of The Mason Jar, Cindy chats with her friend and frequent Mason Jar guest, Dawn Duran, and Cara Williams, editor of the new Common Place Quarterly, a Charlotte Mason-themed journal. Cara is the creator of the Quarterly and so they chat about the goals of the publication, some of the topics it will cover, and much 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.


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This episode is brought to you by our friends at The Homegrown Preschooler.

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Ask Andrew: Some Final Thoughts on Getting a Classical Education As an Adult Ask Andrew: Some Final Thoughts on Getting a Classical Education As an Adult Wed, 10 Oct 2018 20:22:08 GMT 24:50 5bbe5f7039cfe0cd56f956e9 no https://shows.pippa.io/5a8c994306c9cec7297078b9/ask-andrew-some-final-thoughts-on-getting-a-classical-educat full 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 continues his refections on the challenges of acquiring a classical education as an adult, focusing in particular in this episode on how to take the next steps once you've set your goals, identified some definitions, and are ready to move forward.

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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 continues his refections on the challenges of acquiring a classical education as an adult, focusing in particular in this episode on how to take the next steps once you've set your goals, identified some definitions, and are ready to move forward.

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Renee Mathis on Friendship | Renee Mathis on Friendship | Tue, 09 Oct 2018 21:06:12 GMT 41:39 5bbd1844556909a93217b065 no https://shows.pippa.io/5a8c994306c9cec7297078b9/renee-mathis-on-friendship full In this episode of The Mason Jar, Cindy chats with her old friend Renee Mathis about the value of friendship for the homeschooling mom. 


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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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This episode is brought to you by our friends at The Homegrown Preschooler.

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In this episode of The Mason Jar, Cindy chats with her old friend Renee Mathis about the value of friendship for the homeschooling mom. 


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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.


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This episode is brought to you by our friends at The Homegrown Preschooler.

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Ken Myers on his career, his calling, and interviewing Johnny Cash Ken Myers on his career, his calling, and interviewing Johnny Cash Thu, 04 Oct 2018 00:48:32 GMT 1:20:23 5bb561e4f211116a71881fe7 no https://shows.pippa.io/5a8c994306c9cec7297078b9/ken-meyers full 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 the inimitable Ken Myers about the evolution of his career, how he sees his vocation, the creation of Mars Hill Audio, interviewing Johnny Cash (for his first ever interview!), writing his book, and much more.


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This episode is brought to you by our friends at the Honors College at Azusa Pacific University.

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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 the inimitable Ken Myers about the evolution of his career, how he sees his vocation, the creation of Mars Hill Audio, interviewing Johnny Cash (for his first ever interview!), writing his book, and much more.


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This episode is brought to you by our friends at the Honors College at Azusa Pacific University.

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On Reading (and Persevering with) Difficult Books On Reading (and Persevering with) Difficult Books Wed, 03 Oct 2018 15:00:15 GMT 35:37 5bb3c41cfc69f30806b9510c no https://shows.pippa.io/5a8c994306c9cec7297078b9/on-reading-and-persevering-with-difficult-books full In this episode of The Mason Jar, Cindy and David chat about reading hard books, especially with late-readers. Conversation touches on topics like how to know which books to persevere with, which books to set aside, using audio books with late readers, and much more (including Cindy's comments on her time at the Wild + Free conference last weekend).


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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.


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This episode is brought to you by our friends at The Homegrown Preschooler.

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In this episode of The Mason Jar, Cindy and David chat about reading hard books, especially with late-readers. Conversation touches on topics like how to know which books to persevere with, which books to set aside, using audio books with late readers, and much more (including Cindy's comments on her time at the Wild + Free conference last weekend).


***

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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This episode is brought to you by our friends at The Homegrown Preschooler.

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on Pursuing a Deeper Understanding of Classical Education | Ask Andrew on Pursuing a Deeper Understanding of Classical Education | Ask Andrew Tue, 02 Oct 2018 19:05:18 GMT 21:17 5bb3c16eb799143c5a063e99 no https://shows.pippa.io/5a8c994306c9cec7297078b9/on-pursuing-a-deeper-understanding-of-classical-education-as full 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 continues his refections on the challenges of acquiring a classical education as an adult, focusing in particular in this episode on how to pursue a deeper understanding of the definitions of classical education.

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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 continues his refections on the challenges of acquiring a classical education as an adult, focusing in particular in this episode on how to pursue a deeper understanding of the definitions of classical education.

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On Building the Habit of Bible-reading in the Homeschool On Building the Habit of Bible-reading in the Homeschool Thu, 27 Sep 2018 18:26:46 GMT 35:53 5bad20e63bb283fc278c1bab no https://shows.pippa.io/5a8c994306c9cec7297078b9/on-building-the-habit-of-bible-reading-in-the-homeschool full In this episode of The Mason Jar, Cindy and David chat about building a habit of Bible-reading in the homeschool. Topics of conversation include the value of letting your kids see you reading the Bible, the necessity to have faith in the Bible's power, reading plans and translations, and much 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.


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This episode is brought to you by our friends at Christendom College, a Catholic liberal arts college located in the Shenandoah Valley. Learn more about their programs here.

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In this episode of The Mason Jar, Cindy and David chat about building a habit of Bible-reading in the homeschool. Topics of conversation include the value of letting your kids see you reading the Bible, the necessity to have faith in the Bible's power, reading plans and translations, and 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.


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This episode is brought to you by our friends at Christendom College, a Catholic liberal arts college located in the Shenandoah Valley. Learn more about their programs here.

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How to Pursue Your Goals of Self-Education | Ask Andrew How to Pursue Your Goals of Self-Education | Ask Andrew Wed, 26 Sep 2018 03:25:08 GMT 29:35 5baafc14c57027420b48a860 no https://shows.pippa.io/5a8c994306c9cec7297078b9/how-to-pursue-your-goals full 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 continues his refections on the challenges of acquiring a classical education as an adult, focusing in particular in this episode on how to pursue and meet the goals you have set for yourself.

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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 continues his refections on the challenges of acquiring a classical education as an adult, focusing in particular in this episode on how to pursue and meet the goals you have set for yourself.

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Christine Perrin on Teaching Poetry | FORMA Christine Perrin on Teaching Poetry | FORMA Thu, 20 Sep 2018 15:26:43 GMT 1:13:39 5ba3bc33bc6bc3926daa5af4 no https://shows.pippa.io/5a8c994306c9cec7297078b9/christine-perrin-on-teaching-poetry-forma full 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.

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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.

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Setting Goals to Get a Classical Education As an Adult | Ask Andrew Setting Goals to Get a Classical Education As an Adult | Ask Andrew Thu, 20 Sep 2018 01:39:12 GMT 21:13 5ba2fa404c11466b37d946df no https://shows.pippa.io/5a8c994306c9cec7297078b9/setting-goals-to-get-a-classical-education-as-an-adult-ask-a full 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 continues his refections on the challenges of acquiring a classical education as an adult, with a particular emphasis on setting goals for that study.

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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 continues his refections on the challenges of acquiring a classical education as an adult, with a particular emphasis on setting goals for that study.

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Where Should I Start If I Want to Get a Classical Education As an Adult? | Ask Andrew Where Should I Start If I Want to Get a Classical Education As an Adult? | Ask Andrew Wed, 12 Sep 2018 19:38:39 GMT 23:49 5b996b3ffe310e5d5cea4ebd no https://shows.pippa.io/5a8c994306c9cec7297078b9/where-should-i-start-ask-andrew full 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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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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Jake Mentzel of the Bookening Podcast | FORMA Jake Mentzel of the Bookening Podcast | FORMA Wed, 12 Sep 2018 14:58:41 GMT 51:56 5b9929a1fe310e5d5cea4ea9 no https://shows.pippa.io/5a8c994306c9cec7297078b9/jake-mentzel-of-the-bookening-podcast-forma full 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 Jake Mentzel, one of the co-hosts of the Bookening Podcast from Warhorn Media, where they discuss great books from a Christian perspective. Conversation touches on the role of books in Jake's childhood, the proper place of books in the rightly ordered spiritual life, podcasts from Christians about books, and more. 


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This episode is brought to you by our friends at the Honors College at Azusa Pacific University.

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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 Jake Mentzel, one of the co-hosts of the Bookening Podcast from Warhorn Media, where they discuss great books from a Christian perspective. Conversation touches on the role of books in Jake's childhood, the proper place of books in the rightly ordered spiritual life, podcasts from Christians about books, and more. 


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This episode is brought to you by our friends at the Honors College at Azusa Pacific University.

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Homeschooling during the High School Years | The Mason Jar Homeschooling during the High School Years | The Mason Jar Tue, 11 Sep 2018 14:29:23 GMT 47:23 5b97d1431759ac644a542275 no https://shows.pippa.io/5a8c994306c9cec7297078b9/homeschooling-during-the-high-school-years-the-mason-jar full In this episode of The Mason Jar, Cindy and David chat about the challenges of homeschooling during the high school years. Topics of conversation include the value of reading widely, how to empower kids to take ownership of their day, lessons she learned along the way, preparing young children for those upcoming years, the challenge of letting go, and more.


Show notes: 



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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.


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This episode is brought to you by our friends at Christendom College,  a Catholic liberal arts college located in the Shenandoah Valley. Learn more about their programs here.

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In this episode of The Mason Jar, Cindy and David chat about the challenges of homeschooling during the high school years. Topics of conversation include the value of reading widely, how to empower kids to take ownership of their day, lessons she learned along the way, preparing young children for those upcoming years, the challenge of letting go, and more.


Show notes: 



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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.


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This episode is brought to you by our friends at Christendom College,  a Catholic liberal arts college located in the Shenandoah Valley. Learn more about their programs here.

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What Do Feelings Have to Do with Good Reading? | FORMA What Do Feelings Have to Do with Good Reading? | FORMA Fri, 07 Sep 2018 02:40:47 GMT 49:15 5b91e52f0eef81ce49feacd9 no https://shows.pippa.io/5a8c994306c9cec7297078b9/what-do-feelings-have-to-do-with-good-reading-forma full 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 Andrew Kern, Matt Bianco, and Brian Phillips (of the CiRCE Institute), chat about the role feelings should play in reading (and teaching reading). Many would say that feelings have nothing to do with good reading, but the guys propose a different perspective, relying on sources like Aristotle, C.S. Lewis, and David Hicks' book Norms and Nobility


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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 Andrew Kern, Matt Bianco, and Brian Phillips (of the CiRCE Institute), chat about the role feelings should play in reading (and teaching reading). Many would say that feelings have nothing to do with good reading, but the guys propose a different perspective, relying on sources like Aristotle, C.S. Lewis, and David Hicks' book Norms and Nobility


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Dawn Duran on Swedish Drill and the Goings-On in the Charlotte Mason World | The Mason Jar Dawn Duran on Swedish Drill and the Goings-On in the Charlotte Mason World | The Mason Jar Wed, 05 Sep 2018 19:29:22 GMT 58:47 5b902e939d348cfc0e021ac8 no https://shows.pippa.io/5a8c994306c9cec7297078b9/dawn-duran-on-swedish-drill-and-the-goings-on-in-the-charlot full In this episode of The Mason Jar, Cindy chats with her old friend, Dawn Duran, about the value of Swedish Drill, a new Charlotte Mason magazine, the various things going on (and the ideas being discussed) in the world of Charlotte Mason, and much more.


Show notes: 




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In this episode of The Mason Jar, Cindy chats with her old friend, Dawn Duran, about the value of Swedish Drill, a new Charlotte Mason magazine, the various things going on (and the ideas being discussed) in the world of Charlotte Mason, and much more.


Show notes: 




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<![CDATA[A Walk through Cindy's Plans for the School Year | The Mason Jar]]> Tue, 28 Aug 2018 15:09:53 GMT 56:49 5b8565c13d59732f3152dcdc no https://shows.pippa.io/5a8c994306c9cec7297078b9/a-walk-through-cindys-plans-for-the-school-year-the-mason-ja full In this episode of The Mason Jar, Cindy and David chat about how Cindy structures her plans for this school year. Topics include: composter study, artist study, spelling, history, using third-party curricula, and much more.


Show notes:


Spelling 


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In this episode of The Mason Jar, Cindy and David chat about how Cindy structures her plans for this school year. Topics include: composter study, artist study, spelling, history, using third-party curricula, and much more.


Show notes:


Spelling 


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On the Small Liberal Arts College, with Greg Wilbur | FORMA On the Small Liberal Arts College, with Greg Wilbur | FORMA Thu, 23 Aug 2018 14:08:01 GMT 39:30 5b7ebfc167023e6e53295904 no https://shows.pippa.io/5a8c994306c9cec7297078b9/on-the-small-liberal-arts-college-with-greg-wilbur-forma full 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 Greg Wilbur, founder and President of New College Franklin in Franklin, TN, about the state of higher education, the ideal student for a small liberal arts college, preparing for college, and much more.

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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 Greg Wilbur, founder and President of New College Franklin in Franklin, TN, about the state of higher education, the ideal student for a small liberal arts college, preparing for college, and much more.

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On Grammar during Morning Time | The Mason Jar On Grammar during Morning Time | The Mason Jar Tue, 21 Aug 2018 14:51:42 GMT 30:34 5b7c26fe91b7afd86bab0476 no https://shows.pippa.io/5a8c994306c9cec7297078b9/on-grammar-during-morning-time-the-mason-jar full In this episode of The Mason Jar, Cindy and David chat about including grammar-study in Morning Time. Topics include how Cindy learned to love grammar, why grammar is love-able, when to start with grammar with your kids, the nature of sentence diagramming, grammar resources to use, and much more.


Resources mentioned in this episode:


Michael Clay Thompson's practice books

The Mother Tongue Books from Blue Sky Daisies

Sentence Sense from Cottage Press

Know and Tell by Karen Glass

Drawing Sentences by Eugen Moutoux


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In this episode of The Mason Jar, Cindy and David chat about including grammar-study in Morning Time. Topics include how Cindy learned to love grammar, why grammar is love-able, when to start with grammar with your kids, the nature of sentence diagramming, grammar resources to use, and much more.


Resources mentioned in this episode:


Michael Clay Thompson's practice books

The Mother Tongue Books from Blue Sky Daisies

Sentence Sense from Cottage Press

Know and Tell by Karen Glass

Drawing Sentences by Eugen Moutoux


***


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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<![CDATA[King Lear: Act 1, Scene 1 (The Play's the Thing preview))]]> Mon, 20 Aug 2018 14:48:44 GMT 1:33:14 5b7ad4ccc6a58e726f576e85 no https://shows.pippa.io/5a8c994306c9cec7297078b9/king-lear-act-1-scene-1-the-plays-the-thing-preview bonus This episode is a preview of our new show, The Play's the Thing, where we examine the entire canon of Shakespeare one act at a time. To hear the rest of the episodes, please subscribe to the show's feed.


Welcome to the premier episode of The Play's the Thing, a podcast dedicated to an ongoing examination and celebration of Shakespeare's entire canon. In this episode, David Kern, Matt Bianco, and Tim McIntosh dive into act I of King Lear, focusing primarily on scene I. Topics of conversation include: the Mount Rushmore of Shakespeare's plays, what makes a good Shakespearean tragedy so good, whether Lear should have divided his kingdom the way he did, how to read Cordelia's response, and much, much more. 


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This episode is a preview of our new show, The Play's the Thing, where we examine the entire canon of Shakespeare one act at a time. To hear the rest of the episodes, please subscribe to the show's feed.


Welcome to the premier episode of The Play's the Thing, a podcast dedicated to an ongoing examination and celebration of Shakespeare's entire canon. In this episode, David Kern, Matt Bianco, and Tim McIntosh dive into act I of King Lear, focusing primarily on scene I. Topics of conversation include: the Mount Rushmore of Shakespeare's plays, what makes a good Shakespearean tragedy so good, whether Lear should have divided his kingdom the way he did, how to read Cordelia's response, and much, much more. 


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Wendell Berry and Higher Education with Jack Baker and Jeffrey Bilbro | FORMA Wendell Berry and Higher Education with Jack Baker and Jeffrey Bilbro | FORMA Fri, 17 Aug 2018 21:26:29 GMT 1:24:33 5b773d853caf518b794d315f no https://shows.pippa.io/5a8c994306c9cec7297078b9/wendell-berry-and-higher-education-with-jack-baker-and-jeffr full 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 Jack Baker and Jeffrey Bilbro, authors of the book, Wendell Berry and Higher Education: Cultivating Virtues of Place. Discussion touches on why Berry is so widely loved among people of so many persuasions and walks of life, his cynicism about modern higher education, the future of higher education in America, what a Wendell Berry College might look like, and more.


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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 Jack Baker and Jeffrey Bilbro, authors of the book, Wendell Berry and Higher Education: Cultivating Virtues of Place. Discussion touches on why Berry is so widely loved among people of so many persuasions and walks of life, his cynicism about modern higher education, the future of higher education in America, what a Wendell Berry College might look like, and more.


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On Self-Assessment and Anxiety | The Mason Jar On Self-Assessment and Anxiety | The Mason Jar Thu, 16 Aug 2018 01:54:58 GMT 37:44 5b74d972d3c6590d0d6111c9 no https://shows.pippa.io/5a8c994306c9cec7297078b9/on-self-assessment-and-anxiety-the-mason-jar full In this episode of The Mason Jar, Cindy and David chat about the frustrations and anxieties that can arise when self-assessment factors into our teaching. They chat about the universality of this struggle, the ways that planning can actually cause problems in creating a positive educational atmosphere, the relationship between fear and franticness, and more.


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In this episode of The Mason Jar, Cindy and David chat about the frustrations and anxieties that can arise when self-assessment factors into our teaching. They chat about the universality of this struggle, the ways that planning can actually cause problems in creating a positive educational atmosphere, the relationship between fear and franticness, 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!


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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<![CDATA[Karen Swallow Prior, author of "On Reading Well" | FORMA]]> Wed, 08 Aug 2018 13:54:09 GMT 1:04:50 5b6af6017ca0de616cec46f9 no https://shows.pippa.io/5a8c994306c9cec7297078b9/karen-swallow-prior-author-of-on-reading-well-forma full 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 Karen Swallow Prior, author of the forthcoming book On Reading Well: Finding the Good Life through great Books. They discuss Karen's approach to teaching literature, the origins of her love of reading and books, finding the virtues in Great Books, and much more.


You can learn more about Karen - and find the book - at her website.

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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 Karen Swallow Prior, author of the forthcoming book On Reading Well: Finding the Good Life through great Books. They discuss Karen's approach to teaching literature, the origins of her love of reading and books, finding the virtues in Great Books, and much more.


You can learn more about Karen - and find the book - at her website.

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Moms: Learn and Grow! (Part I): A Mason Jar Collaboration with the Schole Sisters Moms: Learn and Grow! (Part I): A Mason Jar Collaboration with the Schole Sisters Tue, 07 Aug 2018 04:01:00 GMT 54:30 5b68b2b4ecd9d6db45629be8 no https://shows.pippa.io/5a8c994306c9cec7297078b9/moms-learn-and-grow-part-i-a-mason-jar-collaboration-with-th full 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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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.

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The Ongoing Feast of the Iliad | A Perpetual Feast Season 2 Finale) The Ongoing Feast of the Iliad | A Perpetual Feast Season 2 Finale) Mon, 06 Aug 2018 15:01:23 GMT 34:01 5b6862c38d66b1001d273b3f no https://shows.pippa.io/5a8c994306c9cec7297078b9/the-ongoing-feast-of-the-iliad-a-perpetual-feast-season-2-fi full Perpetual Feast is back for season 2! Join Wes Callihan and Andrew Kern as they continue to work through the incredible beauty and wonderful challenges that Homer's work offers. 


Here in the final episode of season 2, Wes and Andrew consider the ongoing feast that the Iliad offers, focusing in particular on Homer's use of time in the poem, as well as the larger arc of the story.


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This season of A Perpetual Feast is presented by Roman Roads Media, purveyors of fine classical education curricula, including the Old Western Culture series, featuring Wes Callihan.

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Perpetual Feast is back for season 2! Join Wes Callihan and Andrew Kern as they continue to work through the incredible beauty and wonderful challenges that Homer's work offers. 


Here in the final episode of season 2, Wes and Andrew consider the ongoing feast that the Iliad offers, focusing in particular on Homer's use of time in the poem, as well as the larger arc of the story.


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This season of A Perpetual Feast is presented by Roman Roads Media, purveyors of fine classical education curricula, including the Old Western Culture series, featuring Wes Callihan.

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Why Poetry Is the Most Important Thing You Can Teach Other Than Scripture | The Mason Jar Why Poetry Is the Most Important Thing You Can Teach Other Than Scripture | The Mason Jar Wed, 01 Aug 2018 14:02:11 GMT 36:02 5b61bd63600cac970ff34d18 no https://shows.pippa.io/5a8c994306c9cec7297078b9/why-poetry-is-the-most-important-thing-you-can-teach-other-t full 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



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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



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<![CDATA[The Iliad's Final Section (A Perpetual Feast 2.7)]]> Tue, 31 Jul 2018 18:02:39 GMT 35:29 5b60a43fbc2100ab332176d3 no https://shows.pippa.io/5a8c994306c9cec7297078b9/the-i full A Perpetual Feast is back for season 2! Join Wes Callihan and Andrew Kern as they continue to work through the incredible beauty and wonderful challenges that Homer's work offers. 


In episode 2.7, Wes and Andrew chat about the final books of the Iliad. They discuss the tragedy of the ancient worldview, how much credit Hector deserves, Zeus's meddling, and more.


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This season of A Perpetual Feast is presented by Roman Roads Media, purveyors of fine classical education curricula, including the Old Western Culture series, featuring Wes Callihan.

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A Perpetual Feast is back for season 2! Join Wes Callihan and Andrew Kern as they continue to work through the incredible beauty and wonderful challenges that Homer's work offers. 


In episode 2.7, Wes and Andrew chat about the final books of the Iliad. They discuss the tragedy of the ancient worldview, how much credit Hector deserves, Zeus's meddling, and more.


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This season of A Perpetual Feast is presented by Roman Roads Media, purveyors of fine classical education curricula, including the Old Western Culture series, featuring Wes Callihan.

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<![CDATA[Joshua Gibbs on "How to Be Unlucky"]]> Mon, 30 Jul 2018 16:38:25 GMT 1:03:36 5b5f3f01e14127853f949f12 no https://shows.pippa.io/5a8c994306c9cec7297078b9/joshua-gibbs-on-how-to-be-unlucky full 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 Joshua Gibbs, author of the new book How to Be Unlucky: Reflections on the Pursuit of Virtue, out now from CiRCE. In this wide-ranging discussion they chat about Gibbs' journey from bad student to good teacher, how good teachers should talk about their students problems, discovering the life-changing nature of books, 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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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 Joshua Gibbs, author of the new book How to Be Unlucky: Reflections on the Pursuit of Virtue, out now from CiRCE. In this wide-ranging discussion they chat about Gibbs' journey from bad student to good teacher, how good teachers should talk about their students problems, discovering the life-changing nature of books, 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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<![CDATA[On Agamemnon's Inadequacy (A Perpetual Feast 2.6)]]> Tue, 24 Jul 2018 01:30:15 GMT 41:25 5b568127a2fe8eab4d9bb8d5 no https://shows.pippa.io/5a8c994306c9cec7297078b9/on-agamemnons-inadequacy full Perpetual Feast is back for season 2! Join Wes Callihan and Andrew Kern as they continue to work through the incredible beauty and wonderful challenges that Homer's work offers. 


In episode 2.6, Wes and Andrew chat about the result's of Agamemnon's leadership (or lack thereof). 


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This season of A Perpetual Feast is presented by Roman Roads Media, purveyors of fine classical education curricula, including the Old Western Culture series, featuring Wes Callihan.


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Perpetual Feast is back for season 2! Join Wes Callihan and Andrew Kern as they continue to work through the incredible beauty and wonderful challenges that Homer's work offers. 


In episode 2.6, Wes and Andrew chat about the result's of Agamemnon's leadership (or lack thereof). 


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This season of A Perpetual Feast is presented by Roman Roads Media, purveyors of fine classical education curricula, including the Old Western Culture series, featuring Wes Callihan.


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<![CDATA[Alan Noble on our distracted age and his new book "Disruptive Witness" (FORMA) ]]> Mon, 16 Jul 2018 15:36:20 GMT 1:05:19 5b4cbb74df68a5a337111c4a no https://shows.pippa.io/5a8c994306c9cec7297078b9/alan-noble-on-our-distracted-age-and-his-new-book-disruptive full 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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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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<![CDATA[On "Adequacy" (Ask Andrew) ]]> Wed, 11 Jul 2018 21:37:55 GMT 17:46 5b4678b3ca67694875202298 no https://shows.pippa.io/5a8c994306c9cec7297078b9/on-adequacy-ask-andrew full 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 talks some more about the idea of "adequacy" - sometimes described as sufficiency - in education. In particular he contemplates the idea that a tool must be sufficient for it's purpose and what that means for our teaching.

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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 talks some more about the idea of "adequacy" - sometimes described as sufficiency - in education. In particular he contemplates the idea that a tool must be sufficient for it's purpose and what that means for our teaching.

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<![CDATA[On the Evolution of Achilles' Anger (A Perpetual Feast 2.5)]]> Mon, 09 Jul 2018 15:50:25 GMT 42:39 5b438441cd25e7f66fffc6b5 no https://shows.pippa.io/5a8c994306c9cec7297078b9/on-the-evolution-of-achilles-anger-a-perpetual-feast-25 full A Perpetual Feast is back for season 2! Join Wes Callihan and Andrew Kern as they continue to work through the incredible beauty and wonderful challenges that Homer's work offers. 


In episode 2.5, Wes and Andrew chat about Achilles' ongoing rage, and how it evolves in the middle portion of the book, especially in Book 16.


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This season of A Perpetual Feast is presented by Roman Roads Media, purveyors of fine classical education curricula, including the Old Western Culture series, featuring Wes Callihan.

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A Perpetual Feast is back for season 2! Join Wes Callihan and Andrew Kern as they continue to work through the incredible beauty and wonderful challenges that Homer's work offers. 


In episode 2.5, Wes and Andrew chat about Achilles' ongoing rage, and how it evolves in the middle portion of the book, especially in Book 16.


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This season of A Perpetual Feast is presented by Roman Roads Media, purveyors of fine classical education curricula, including the Old Western Culture series, featuring Wes Callihan.

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What are the Tools of Truth Perception? (Ask Andrew) What are the Tools of Truth Perception? (Ask Andrew) Tue, 03 Jul 2018 18:26:40 GMT 23:00 5b3bbfe02a11ee84130ba7a3 no https://shows.pippa.io/5a8c994306c9cec7297078b9/what-are-the-tools-of-truth-perception-ask-andrew full 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 further contemplates the idea of "truth-fishing" - this time focusing on the tools for Truth perception and how they can be passed on to our students.

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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 further contemplates the idea of "truth-fishing" - this time focusing on the tools for Truth perception and how they can be passed on to our students.

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The Structure of the Iliad (A Perpetual Feast 2.4) The Structure of the Iliad (A Perpetual Feast 2.4) Mon, 02 Jul 2018 21:04:38 GMT 36:12 5b3a9366499f6bae41bb3c8a no https://shows.pippa.io/5a8c994306c9cec7297078b9/the-structure-of-the-iliad-a-perpetual-feast-24 full A Perpetual Feast is back for season 2! Join Wes Callihan and Andrew Kern as they continue to work through the incredible beauty and wonderful challenges that Homer's work offers. 


In episode 2.4, Wes and Andrew discuss the structure of the Iliad, tracing whether it really makes sense to understand the book in three parts, as is traditionally done.


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This season of A Perpetual Feast is presented by Roman Roads Media, purveyors of fine classical education curricula, including the Old Western Culture series, featuring Wes Callihan.

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A Perpetual Feast is back for season 2! Join Wes Callihan and Andrew Kern as they continue to work through the incredible beauty and wonderful challenges that Homer's work offers. 


In episode 2.4, Wes and Andrew discuss the structure of the Iliad, tracing whether it really makes sense to understand the book in three parts, as is traditionally done.


***

This season of A Perpetual Feast is presented by Roman Roads Media, purveyors of fine classical education curricula, including the Old Western Culture series, featuring Wes Callihan.

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<![CDATA[Ask Andrew: What is the "Art of Truth-fishing"? ]]> Fri, 29 Jun 2018 00:40:02 GMT 18:32 5b357fe2c4073e1f2466c26f no https://shows.pippa.io/5a8c994306c9cec7297078b9/ask-andrew-what-is-the-art-of-truth-fishing full 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 answers a question about the idea of "truth-fishing" - a phrase he often uses (borrowing from Dante) to discuss the art of teaching and learning.

This episode is brought to you by IEW and their 100% lifetime guarantee. Learn more at IEW.COM.

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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 answers a question about the idea of "truth-fishing" - a phrase he often uses (borrowing from Dante) to discuss the art of teaching and learning.

This episode is brought to you by IEW and their 100% lifetime guarantee. Learn more at IEW.COM.

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A Perpetual Feast 2.3: What is a Hero? A Perpetual Feast 2.3: What is a Hero? Mon, 25 Jun 2018 16:21:04 GMT 29:47 5b311670395bba070cc5d73c no https://shows.pippa.io/5a8c994306c9cec7297078b9/a-perpetual-feast-23-what-is-a-hero full A Perpetual Feast is back for season 2! Join Wes Callihan and Andrew Kern as they continue to work through the incredible beauty and wonderful challenges that Homer's work offers. 


In episode 2.3, Wes and Andrew attempt to define what a hero is - using Homer's models as their guide.


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This season of A Perpetual Feast is presented by Roman Roads Media, purveyors of fine classical education curricula, including the Old Western Culture series, featuring Wes Callihan.

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A Perpetual Feast is back for season 2! Join Wes Callihan and Andrew Kern as they continue to work through the incredible beauty and wonderful challenges that Homer's work offers. 


In episode 2.3, Wes and Andrew attempt to define what a hero is - using Homer's models as their guide.


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This season of A Perpetual Feast is presented by Roman Roads Media, purveyors of fine classical education curricula, including the Old Western Culture series, featuring Wes Callihan.

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A Perpetual Feast 2.2: On the Art of Translation (and more) A Perpetual Feast 2.2: On the Art of Translation (and more) Mon, 18 Jun 2018 16:48:17 GMT 33:35 5b27e251b3d482444789fe74 no https://shows.pippa.io/5a8c994306c9cec7297078b9/a-perpetual-feast-22 full A Perpetual Feast is back for season 2! Join Wes Callihan and Andrew Kern as they continue to work through the incredible beauty and wonderful challenges that Homer's work offers. 


In episode 2.1, Wes and Andrew discuss the unique challenges and goals that accompany the act and art of translation. Well, that's one of the things they discuss anyway.

 

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This season of A Perpetual Feast is presented by Roman Roads Media, purveyors of fine classical education curricula, including the Old Western Culture series, featuring Wes Callihan.

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A Perpetual Feast is back for season 2! Join Wes Callihan and Andrew Kern as they continue to work through the incredible beauty and wonderful challenges that Homer's work offers. 


In episode 2.1, Wes and Andrew discuss the unique challenges and goals that accompany the act and art of translation. Well, that's one of the things they discuss anyway.

 

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This season of A Perpetual Feast is presented by Roman Roads Media, purveyors of fine classical education curricula, including the Old Western Culture series, featuring Wes Callihan.

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Ask Andrew: Why Is Astronomy Such an Important Part of the Quadrivium? Ask Andrew: Why Is Astronomy Such an Important Part of the Quadrivium? Sat, 16 Jun 2018 16:13:25 GMT 20:07 5b2537255bfd5dda402d4ffb no https://shows.pippa.io/5a8c994306c9cec7297078b9/ask-andrew-why-is-astronomy-such-an-important-part-of-the-qu full 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 answers a question about the preeminent role of astronomy (and the study of cosmology) in the quadrivium, and thus in a traditional classical education.


This episode is brought to you by IEW and their 100% lifetime guarantee. Learn more at IEW.COM.

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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 answers a question about the preeminent role of astronomy (and the study of cosmology) in the quadrivium, and thus in a traditional classical education.


This episode is brought to you by IEW and their 100% lifetime guarantee. Learn more at IEW.COM.

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The Mason Jar: On Recitation, with Maria Bell The Mason Jar: On Recitation, with Maria Bell Sat, 16 Jun 2018 15:49:54 GMT 53:46 5b2531a2a83cf7f47eccf929 no https://shows.pippa.io/5a8c994306c9cec7297078b9/the-mason-jar-on-recitation-with-maria-bell full In this episode of The Mason Jar, Cindy chats with Maria Bell about recitation. Topics include why Charlotte Mason's views on recitation were distinctive even in her own day, Shakespeare and recitation, the Bible and recitation, principles of recitation, and much 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.


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In this episode of The Mason Jar, Cindy chats with Maria Bell about recitation. Topics include why Charlotte Mason's views on recitation were distinctive even in her own day, Shakespeare and recitation, the Bible and recitation, principles of recitation, and much 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.


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

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A Perpetual Feast 2.1: Introducing Season 2 A Perpetual Feast 2.1: Introducing Season 2 Mon, 11 Jun 2018 17:40:17 GMT 32:48 5b1eb401cf1ded3845f4d4dd no https://shows.pippa.io/5a8c994306c9cec7297078b9/a-perpetual-feast-21-introducing-season-2 full A Perpetual Feast is back for season 2! Join Wes Callihan and Andrew Kern as they continue to work through the incredible beauty and wonderful challenges that Homer's work offers. 


In episode 2.1, Wes and Andrew introduce the new format, discuss their goals for the season, and review some of the ideas they covered in previous episodes. 


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This season of A Perpetual Feast is presented by Roman Roads Media, purveyors of fine classical education curricula, including the Old Western Culture series, featuring Wes Callihan.

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A Perpetual Feast is back for season 2! Join Wes Callihan and Andrew Kern as they continue to work through the incredible beauty and wonderful challenges that Homer's work offers. 


In episode 2.1, Wes and Andrew introduce the new format, discuss their goals for the season, and review some of the ideas they covered in previous episodes. 


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This season of A Perpetual Feast is presented by Roman Roads Media, purveyors of fine classical education curricula, including the Old Western Culture series, featuring Wes Callihan.

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Ask Andrew: How Do I Assess a Skill? Ask Andrew: How Do I Assess a Skill? Wed, 23 May 2018 15:37:33 GMT 21:00 5b058abdf27275be1cfbbabb no https://shows.pippa.io/5a8c994306c9cec7297078b9/how-do-i-assess-a-skill full 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 continues his contemplation of assessment by focusing on best practices for assessing ideas - a more abstract and difficult part of teaching well.

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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 continues his contemplation of assessment by focusing on best practices for assessing ideas - a more abstract and difficult part of teaching well.

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Ask Andrew: How Do I Assess a Skill? Ask Andrew: How Do I Assess a Skill? Wed, 16 May 2018 19:56:40 GMT 24:34 5afc8cf8c15f3ab353984034 no https://shows.pippa.io/5a8c994306c9cec7297078b9/ask-andrew-how-do-i-assess-a-skill full 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 continues his contemplation of assessment by focusing on best practices for assessing skills.

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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 continues his contemplation of assessment by focusing on best practices for assessing skills.

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<![CDATA[The Mason Jar Q&A: May 2018]]> Tue, 15 May 2018 19:22:08 GMT 49:58 5afb33602faeed8e04002ac3 no https://shows.pippa.io/5a8c994306c9cec7297078b9/the-mason-jar-qa-may-2018 full In this episode of The Mason Jar Q&A, Cindy answers listener questions. Topics include how to balance the demands your put on your kids and their own independent work, the relationship between writing programs and narration, whether kids should be rewarded for reading, Charlotte Mason for dummies, and much more (including baseball and Mother's Day talk).


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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In this episode of The Mason Jar Q&A, Cindy answers listener questions. Topics include how to balance the demands your put on your kids and their own independent work, the relationship between writing programs and narration, whether kids should be rewarded for reading, Charlotte Mason for dummies, and much more (including baseball and Mother's Day talk).


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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<![CDATA[FORMA: Why "Types" Matter So Much in Teaching]]> Sat, 12 May 2018 01:45:02 GMT 54:13 5af6471e73a893c525f84aaa no https://shows.pippa.io/5a8c994306c9cec7297078b9/forma-why-types-matter full 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, Andrew Kern and old friend Buck Holler, a head mentor in the CiRCE Institute Apprenticeship program, discuss what we mean when we talk about "types" - and why they matter so much in education.

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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, Andrew Kern and old friend Buck Holler, a head mentor in the CiRCE Institute Apprenticeship program, discuss what we mean when we talk about "types" - and why they matter so much in education.

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Ask Andrew: Do you have to love a subject to teach it well? Ask Andrew: Do you have to love a subject to teach it well? Sat, 12 May 2018 01:35:12 GMT 26:05 5af644d073a893c525f84aa9 no https://shows.pippa.io/5a8c994306c9cec7297078b9/ask-andrew-do-you-have-to-love-a-subject-to-teach-it-well Featuring Heidi White full 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 by CiRCE friend, Heidi White, of the Journey School in Colorado (and a CiRCE conference speaker), to discuss whether you need to love a subject to teach it well.

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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 by CiRCE friend, Heidi White, of the Journey School in Colorado (and a CiRCE conference speaker), to discuss whether you need to love a subject to teach it well.

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FORMA: A Brief Biography of Reason, Part 3 FORMA: A Brief Biography of Reason, Part 3 Fri, 04 May 2018 18:42:46 GMT 1:15:24 5aeca9a6a15c2dd1288787ed no https://shows.pippa.io/5a8c994306c9cec7297078b9/forma-a-brief-biography-of-reason-part-3 full 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, Andrew Kern and CiRCE friend, the inimitable Tim McIntosh, regular contributor to our Close Reads podcast, continue their ongoing conversation about the history and biography of reason. This is part 3 of 3.

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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, Andrew Kern and CiRCE friend, the inimitable Tim McIntosh, regular contributor to our Close Reads podcast, continue their ongoing conversation about the history and biography of reason. This is part 3 of 3.

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Ask Andrew: What does a good assessment look like? Part 2 Ask Andrew: What does a good assessment look like? Part 2 Thu, 03 May 2018 21:51:45 GMT 25:17 5aeb847142e91ef36b231281 no https://shows.pippa.io/5a8c994306c9cec7297078b9/ask-andrew-what-does-a-good-assessment-look-like-part-2 full 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 continues his contemplation on the nature of assessment, offering some thoughts on the principles of a quality assessment.

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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 continues his contemplation on the nature of assessment, offering some thoughts on the principles of a quality assessment.

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The Mason Jar: Dawn Garrett (on growing and evolving as a homeschooling family) The Mason Jar: Dawn Garrett (on growing and evolving as a homeschooling family) Mon, 30 Apr 2018 15:55:20 GMT 43:53 5ae73c680f535fa30383981f no https://shows.pippa.io/5a8c994306c9cec7297078b9/the-mason-jar-dawn-garrett full In this episode of The Mason Jar, Cindy chats with Dawn Garrett (also known online by the romantic moniker of Lady Dusk) about the ways she and her family have changed, grown, and evolved over the years - and why that kind of journey is good and healthy for any homeschooling family.


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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.

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In this episode of The Mason Jar, Cindy chats with Dawn Garrett (also known online by the romantic moniker of Lady Dusk) about the ways she and her family have changed, grown, and evolved over the years - and why that kind of journey is good and healthy for any homeschooling family.


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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.

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Ask Andrew: What makes for a good assessment? Ask Andrew: What makes for a good assessment? Sat, 28 Apr 2018 19:52:44 GMT 18:36 5ae4d10cf3d04dea45b263b0 no https://shows.pippa.io/5a8c994306c9cec7297078b9/ask-andrew-what-makes-for-a-good-assessment full 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 contemplates the nature of assessment, offering some thoughts on the principles of a quality assessment.

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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 contemplates the nature of assessment, offering some thoughts on the principles of a quality assessment.

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<![CDATA[A Beginner's Guide to Dante (featuring Dr. Jason Baxter)]]> Wed, 25 Apr 2018 03:53:07 GMT 51:44 5adffba392dc15442ac83829 no https://shows.pippa.io/5a8c994306c9cec7297078b9/a-beginners-guide-to-dante-featuring-dr-jason-baxter full 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 Kern chats with Jason Baxter, a professor and writer from Wyoming Catholic College, about his new books, A Beginner's Guide to Dante's Divine Comedy. This seeks to help "readers better appreciate and understand the complexity and layers of meaning of Dante's spiritual masterpiece." Topics of conversation include the challenges of teaching Dante today, Dante's modern moment, why the Divine Comedy is worth loving, and much more.


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Jason M. Baxter (PhD, University of Notre Dame) is associate professor of fine arts and humanities at Wyoming Catholic College in Lander, Wyoming, where he worked with the Distance Learning Program to produce an eighteen-part introduction to the Divine Comedy. Baxter also codirected the college's Rome Immersion Experience, designed to introduce students to the highlights of Roman art, architecture, history, and culture. He has been invited to speak at universities across the country on the modern relevance of the liberal arts and on topics pertaining to Dante.

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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 Kern chats with Jason Baxter, a professor and writer from Wyoming Catholic College, about his new books, A Beginner's Guide to Dante's Divine Comedy. This seeks to help "readers better appreciate and understand the complexity and layers of meaning of Dante's spiritual masterpiece." Topics of conversation include the challenges of teaching Dante today, Dante's modern moment, why the Divine Comedy is worth loving, and much more.


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Jason M. Baxter (PhD, University of Notre Dame) is associate professor of fine arts and humanities at Wyoming Catholic College in Lander, Wyoming, where he worked with the Distance Learning Program to produce an eighteen-part introduction to the Divine Comedy. Baxter also codirected the college's Rome Immersion Experience, designed to introduce students to the highlights of Roman art, architecture, history, and culture. He has been invited to speak at universities across the country on the modern relevance of the liberal arts and on topics pertaining to Dante.

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<![CDATA[The Mason Jar Q&A: April 2018 (The Rapid-Fire Edition)]]> Thu, 19 Apr 2018 18:40:49 GMT 52:52 5ad8e2b10086f45a5153bd15 no https://shows.pippa.io/5a8c994306c9cec7297078b9/the-mason-jar-qa-april-2018-the-rapid-fire-edition full In this episode of The Mason Jar Q&A, Cindy answers listener questions. Topics include poems for little boys to memorize, favorite journals and art supplies, great baseball books, getting started with Shakespeare, moving from narration to writing more intentionally, homeschooling while pregnant, combining kids in Ambleside online, and how to determine which of the many amazing ideas out there are best for your situation and family.


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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Resources Mentioned: 


  • 101 Famous Poems by Roy J. Cook
  • Barrel Pencils
  • Prismacolor Watercolors
  • Prima Watercolors
  • Greenleaf Press sketchbook/journal
  • The Science of Hitting by Ted Williams
  • Childhood of Famous Americans series
  • The Brothers K by David James Duncan
  • A Midsummer’s Night Dream
  • The Tempest
  • The Taming of the Shrew
  • The Merchant of Venice
  • Tales from Shakespeare by Charles and Mary Lamb
  • Beautiful Stories from Shakespeare by Edith Nesbit
  • The Tempest by Marianna Mayer
  • Shakespeare: The Animated Tales
  • LTW
  • Know and Tell by Karen Glass
  • Ambleside spine books: This Country of Ours, Island Story, English Literature for Boys and Girls


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In this episode of The Mason Jar Q&A, Cindy answers listener questions. Topics include poems for little boys to memorize, favorite journals and art supplies, great baseball books, getting started with Shakespeare, moving from narration to writing more intentionally, homeschooling while pregnant, combining kids in Ambleside online, and how to determine which of the many amazing ideas out there are best for your situation and family.


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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Resources Mentioned: 


  • 101 Famous Poems by Roy J. Cook
  • Barrel Pencils
  • Prismacolor Watercolors
  • Prima Watercolors
  • Greenleaf Press sketchbook/journal
  • The Science of Hitting by Ted Williams
  • Childhood of Famous Americans series
  • The Brothers K by David James Duncan
  • A Midsummer’s Night Dream
  • The Tempest
  • The Taming of the Shrew
  • The Merchant of Venice
  • Tales from Shakespeare by Charles and Mary Lamb
  • Beautiful Stories from Shakespeare by Edith Nesbit
  • The Tempest by Marianna Mayer
  • Shakespeare: The Animated Tales
  • LTW
  • Know and Tell by Karen Glass
  • Ambleside spine books: This Country of Ours, Island Story, English Literature for Boys and Girls


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FORMA: A Brief Biography of Reason (part 2), with Andrew Kern + Tim McIntosh FORMA: A Brief Biography of Reason (part 2), with Andrew Kern + Tim McIntosh Thu, 19 Apr 2018 13:49:19 GMT 52:43 5ad89e5f880b2d57130961ad no https://shows.pippa.io/5a8c994306c9cec7297078b9/forma-a-brief-biography-of-reason-part-2 full 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, Andrew Kern and CiRCE friend, the inimitable Tim McIntosh, regular contributor to our Close Reads podcast, continue their ongoing conversation about the history and biography of reason. This is part 2 of 3.

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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, Andrew Kern and CiRCE friend, the inimitable Tim McIntosh, regular contributor to our Close Reads podcast, continue their ongoing conversation about the history and biography of reason. This is part 2 of 3.

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Ask Andrew: What does it mean to assess classically? Ask Andrew: What does it mean to assess classically? Wed, 18 Apr 2018 18:21:28 GMT 21:07 5ad78ca8bdb3f09f3a2462f4 no https://shows.pippa.io/5a8c994306c9cec7297078b9/ask-andrew-what-does-it-mean-to-assess-classically full 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.


This week, Andrew contemplates the nature of assessment, answering the age-old question, "what does a truly classical assessment look like?" Join the contemplation!

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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.


This week, Andrew contemplates the nature of assessment, answering the age-old question, "what does a truly classical assessment look like?" Join the contemplation!

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<![CDATA[Ask Andrew: What is "the great dance" and why does it matter (feat. Greg Wilbur)]]> Fri, 13 Apr 2018 13:58:00 GMT 18:18 5ad03a9e72301e366cc6bd5a no https://shows.pippa.io/5a8c994306c9cec7297078b9/ask-andrew-great-dance full 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 by Greg Wilbur, president of New College Franklin in Franklin, TN to discuss the idea of the "great dance" - an idea that is often tossed around in classical education circles. What does it mean? Why is it important? Greg and Andrew dive in.

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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 by Greg Wilbur, president of New College Franklin in Franklin, TN to discuss the idea of the "great dance" - an idea that is often tossed around in classical education circles. What does it mean? Why is it important? Greg and Andrew dive in.

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FORMA: Andrew Kern and Tim McIntosh on a Brief Biography of Reason FORMA: Andrew Kern and Tim McIntosh on a Brief Biography of Reason Fri, 13 Apr 2018 04:52:54 GMT 41:59 5ad037a600bd403b6c0a3d7b no https://shows.pippa.io/5a8c994306c9cec7297078b9/forma-bio-of-reason full 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, we're bringing you a conversation between Andrew Kern and CiRCE friend, the inimitable Tim McIntosh, regular contributor to our Close Reads podcast, about the history and biography of reason. 


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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, we're bringing you a conversation between Andrew Kern and CiRCE friend, the inimitable Tim McIntosh, regular contributor to our Close Reads podcast, about the history and biography of reason. 


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FORMA: Andrew Kern and Matt Bianco on How to Choose a Book FORMA: Andrew Kern and Matt Bianco on How to Choose a Book Fri, 23 Mar 2018 21:28:29 GMT 1:00:22 5ab5717daf4e864052be9d1e no https://shows.pippa.io/5a8c994306c9cec7297078b9/forma-andrew-kern-and-matt-bianco-on-how-to-choose-a-book full 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 some more about how to choose what books to read. Topics include how to choose books for yourself, how to choose books for your children, and how to recommend books to others.


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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 some more about how to choose what books to read. Topics include how to choose books for yourself, how to choose books for your children, and how to recommend books to others.


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Ask Andrew: Is There a Universal Curriculum That Is Good for All People? Ask Andrew: Is There a Universal Curriculum That Is Good for All People? Thu, 22 Mar 2018 03:20:20 GMT 25:08 5ab320f4add094863808133f no https://shows.pippa.io/5a8c994306c9cec7297078b9/is-there-a-universal-curriculum-that-is-good-for-all-people full 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 there is a classical education curriculum that is universally applicable (and good for) all people everywhere.


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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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 there is a classical education curriculum that is universally applicable (and good for) all people everywhere.


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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<![CDATA[The Mason Jar: Q&A for March 2018]]> Tue, 20 Mar 2018 15:43:27 GMT 37:27 5ab12c1fb5ca8014071e95b1 no https://shows.pippa.io/5a8c994306c9cec7297078b9/the-mason-jar-qa-for-march-2018 full 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. 


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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. 


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Close Reads: True Grit, Parts 1-3 Close Reads: True Grit, Parts 1-3 Fri, 16 Mar 2018 19:50:19 GMT 1:21:56 5aac1ffc0c720fad52749958 no https://shows.pippa.io/5a8c994306c9cec7297078b9/close-reads-true-grit-parts-1-3 full Join Angelina, Tim, and David for the beginning of their conversation about Charles Portis' masterpiece, True Grit. Topics of conversation include the place of the Western genre in American literature, True Grit's unique approach the Western protagonist, and much more. Plus, they chat about the next few books and the Literary Leading Ladies Bracket.

 

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Join Angelina, Tim, and David for the beginning of their conversation about Charles Portis' masterpiece, True Grit. Topics of conversation include the place of the Western genre in American literature, True Grit's unique approach the Western protagonist, and much more. Plus, they chat about the next few books and the Literary Leading Ladies Bracket.

 

If you enjoy this show, please consider supporting it on Patreon.

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Ask Andrew: Does Classical Education Value African Culture Or Does It Want to Replace It (and others like it)? Ask Andrew: Does Classical Education Value African Culture Or Does It Want to Replace It (and others like it)? Wed, 14 Mar 2018 21:20:38 GMT 20:42 5aa9922654112679291d82fe no https://shows.pippa.io/5a8c994306c9cec7297078b9/episode-16 full 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 classical education values African culture as opposed to seeking to replace it.


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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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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 classical education values African culture as opposed to seeking to replace it.


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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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<![CDATA[FORMA: Sarah Mackenzie on her new book, curating children's books, and more]]> Tue, 13 Mar 2018 16:31:31 GMT 54:12 5aa7fce3b46a2c1a64504987 no https://shows.pippa.io/5a8c994306c9cec7297078b9/forma-sarah-mazkenzie full 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 Sarah Mackenzie, host of the Read Aloud Revival podcast, joins David to discuss her new book, The Read Aloud Family: Making Meaningful and Lasting Connections with Your Kids, which is due out on March 27th. Topics of conversation include the challenges of curating books for her audience, teaching discernment, whether she would write a children's book herself, and much more.


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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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 Sarah Mackenzie, host of the Read Aloud Revival podcast, joins David to discuss her new book, The Read Aloud Family: Making Meaningful and Lasting Connections with Your Kids, which is due out on March 27th. Topics of conversation include the challenges of curating books for her audience, teaching discernment, whether she would write a children's book herself, and much more.


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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Ask Andrew: Can the classical curriculum can include more than Western culture? Ask Andrew: Can the classical curriculum can include more than Western culture? Wed, 07 Mar 2018 21:29:32 GMT 17:40 5aa059bde022de424a39fe45 no https://shows.pippa.io/5a8c994306c9cec7297078b9/ask-andrew full 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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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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FORMA: Previewing the upcoming issue of FORMA FORMA: Previewing the upcoming issue of FORMA Mon, 05 Mar 2018 21:54:45 GMT 37:36 5a9dbca5fe6a15cd5ba13786 no https://shows.pippa.io/5a8c994306c9cec7297078b9/forma-previewing-the-upcoming-issue-of-forma full Join David, Graeme Pitman, and Matt Bianco for a quick preview of the forthcoming issue of FORMA, which is headed to mailboxes this month. The guys discuss visiting Wendell Berry, designing the cover, and much more, including the themes of the issue and the articles.


To learn more about FORMA head to circemagazine.com.


This episode is brought to you by our friends at CLT--the Classic Learning Test! Check out their alternative to the ACT and SAT at clt.org.

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Join David, Graeme Pitman, and Matt Bianco for a quick preview of the forthcoming issue of FORMA, which is headed to mailboxes this month. The guys discuss visiting Wendell Berry, designing the cover, and much more, including the themes of the issue and the articles.


To learn more about FORMA head to circemagazine.com.


This episode is brought to you by our friends at CLT--the Classic Learning Test! Check out their alternative to the ACT and SAT at clt.org.

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Ask Andrew: Bringing classical education to Africa Ask Andrew: Bringing classical education to Africa Wed, 28 Feb 2018 17:22:28 GMT 17:25 5a96e55487a9aa0c5921a3ad no https://shows.pippa.io/5a8c994306c9cec7297078b9/ask-andrew-bringing-classical-education-to-africa With Katie Kern full 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.

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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.

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<![CDATA[The Mason Jar Q&A: February 2018]]> Tue, 20 Feb 2018 20:48:18 GMT 36:34 2a040082e83d73e3e02c6af36d6c0eb4 no https://shows.pippa.io/5a8c994306c9cec7297078b9/5a8c997a7780d3580eaacd5e 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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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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The Commons 2.8: The Great Awakening (feat. George Grant) The Commons 2.8: The Great Awakening (feat. George Grant) Fri, 16 Feb 2018 04:38:04 GMT 40:54 50af39636ec1aca17c002e698eab42c8 no https://shows.pippa.io/5a8c994306c9cec7297078b9/5a8c997a7780d3580eaacd5f Welcome to season two of The Commons, which focuses on ten key figures and movements in church history! Here in episode seven of season two, Brian Phillips chats with author, speaker, and pastor, Dr. George Grant about the lives, motivations, and... Welcome to season two of The Commons, which focuses on ten key figures and movements in church history!

Here in episode seven of season two, Brian Phillips chats with author, speaker, and pastor, Dr. George Grant about the lives, motivations, and influences of some of the key figures of the Great Awakening.

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This season of The Commons is brought to you by New College Franklin. Learn more at newcollegefranklin.org. 

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Welcome to season two of The Commons, which focuses on ten key figures and movements in church history!

Here in episode seven of season two, Brian Phillips chats with author, speaker, and pastor, Dr. George Grant about the lives, motivations, and influences of some of the key figures of the Great Awakening.

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This season of The Commons is brought to you by New College Franklin. Learn more at newcollegefranklin.org. 

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Ask Andrew: What is the classical pedagogy? Ask Andrew: What is the classical pedagogy? Wed, 14 Feb 2018 19:54:26 GMT 21:17 074b07f2aa3e9b691e4365fd96427b01 no https://shows.pippa.io/5a8c994306c9cec7297078b9/5a8c997a7780d3580eaacd60 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... 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 pedagogy?" 

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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 pedagogy?" 

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Ask Andrew: What is the Classical Curriculum? Ask Andrew: What is the Classical Curriculum? Thu, 08 Feb 2018 22:25:06 GMT 18:22 928e4168b3b765ae71f223240d07189a no https://shows.pippa.io/5a8c994306c9cec7297078b9/5a8c997a7780d3580eaacd61 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... 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?" 

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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?" 

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The Commons 2.7: The Reformers (with Gerald Bray) The Commons 2.7: The Reformers (with Gerald Bray) Thu, 08 Feb 2018 16:49:13 GMT 33:25 57b3e48f00122f3a5290164fddd76e06 no https://shows.pippa.io/5a8c994306c9cec7297078b9/5a8c997a7780d3580eaacd62 Welcome to season two of The Commons, which focuses on ten key figures and movements in church history! Here in episode seven of season two, Brian Phillips chats with guest Gerald Bray, professor at Beeson Divinity School and Knox Theological... Welcome to season two of The Commons, which focuses on ten key figures and movements in church history!

Here in episode seven of season two, Brian Phillips chats with guest Gerald Bray, professor at Beeson Divinity School and Knox Theological Seminary, about the lives, motivations, and influences of some of the key figures of the Reformation, including many of the forerunners of the movement. 

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This season of The Commons is brought to you by New College Franklin. Learn more at newcollegefranklin.org. 

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Welcome to season two of The Commons, which focuses on ten key figures and movements in church history!

Here in episode seven of season two, Brian Phillips chats with guest Gerald Bray, professor at Beeson Divinity School and Knox Theological Seminary, about the lives, motivations, and influences of some of the key figures of the Reformation, including many of the forerunners of the movement. 

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This season of The Commons is brought to you by New College Franklin. Learn more at newcollegefranklin.org. 

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FORMA: Andrew Kern and Matt Bianco on Teaching Reading FORMA: Andrew Kern and Matt Bianco on Teaching Reading Wed, 07 Feb 2018 18:39:29 GMT 35:05 e0f6025d77eb87898005c4e160ee2595 no https://shows.pippa.io/5a8c994306c9cec7297078b9/5a8c997a7780d3580eaacd63 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... 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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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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Close Reads: Howards End, Chapters 16-20 Close Reads: Howards End, Chapters 16-20 Sun, 04 Feb 2018 02:59:15 GMT 1:07:48 2c001846a26a67e654abbee06dc5ff68 no https://shows.pippa.io/5a8c994306c9cec7297078b9/5a8c997a7780d3580eaacd64 Join Angelina, Tim, and David as they continue their conversation about E.M. Forster's novel, Howards End. Topics of conversation include the differences between Mr. Wilcox and Margaret, capital "R" Romance vs. lower-case "r" romance, Forster's energetic writing, the awkward Wilcox-Shlegel kiss, and much more. 

If you like this show please consider supporting it on Patreon. 

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Join Angelina, Tim, and David as they continue their conversation about E.M. Forster's novel, Howards End. Topics of conversation include the differences between Mr. Wilcox and Margaret, capital "R" Romance vs. lower-case "r" romance, Forster's energetic writing, the awkward Wilcox-Shlegel kiss, and much more. 

If you like this show please consider supporting it on Patreon. 

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The Commons 2.6: Francis and Clare of Assisi (with Karen Marsh) The Commons 2.6: Francis and Clare of Assisi (with Karen Marsh) Thu, 01 Feb 2018 19:36:03 GMT 39:18 aa0f121ffdedbdceb80c5950a04251b6 no https://shows.pippa.io/5a8c994306c9cec7297078b9/5a8c997a7780d3580eaacd65 Welcome to season two of The Commons, which focuses on ten key figures and movements in church history! Here in episode six of season two, Brian Phillips chats with guest Karen Marsh, author of Saints and Sinner: 25 Christian Who Transformed My... Welcome to season two of The Commons, which focuses on ten key figures and movements in church history!

Here in episode six of season two, Brian Phillips chats with guest Karen Marsh, author of Saints and Sinner: 25 Christian Who Transformed My Faith, about the amazing life and incredible influence of Francis and Clare of Assisi, two of the most venerated religious figures in history.

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This season of The Commons is brought to you by New College Franklin. Learn more at newcollegefranklin.org. 

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Welcome to season two of The Commons, which focuses on ten key figures and movements in church history!

Here in episode six of season two, Brian Phillips chats with guest Karen Marsh, author of Saints and Sinner: 25 Christian Who Transformed My Faith, about the amazing life and incredible influence of Francis and Clare of Assisi, two of the most venerated religious figures in history.

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<![CDATA[The Mason Jar: What does it mean that children are "born persons"?]]> Wed, 31 Jan 2018 20:39:30 GMT 39:18 abef1fcd720402c997120b6139dc1874 no https://shows.pippa.io/5a8c994306c9cec7297078b9/5a8c997a7780d3580eaacd66 Join Cindy and David as they chat about Charlotte Mason's belief that "children are born persons," focusing, in particular, on the idea that children are not things to be "molded" or "shaped." How does literature and the way that great stories form the moral imagination play into this concept? What about discipline? Would Vigen Guroian's classic book, Tending the Heart of Virtue jive with Mason's ideas? And much more!

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Join Cindy and David as they chat about Charlotte Mason's belief that "children are born persons," focusing, in particular, on the idea that children are not things to be "molded" or "shaped." How does literature and the way that great stories form the moral imagination play into this concept? What about discipline? Would Vigen Guroian's classic book, Tending the Heart of Virtue jive with Mason's ideas? And much more!

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This episode is brought to you by our friends at Grove City College, a Christian liberal arts college in Grove City, Pennsylvania, about 50 miles north of Pittsburgh. Learn more at gcc.edu! 

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<![CDATA[Ask Andrew: Why did Dorothy Sayers' interpretation of the trivium become so popular?]]> Wed, 31 Jan 2018 20:16:38 GMT 16:03 8354002525b769d75c437f766d39a985 no https://shows.pippa.io/5a8c994306c9cec7297078b9/5a8c997a7780d3580eaacd67 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... 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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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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FORMA: John Hodges on Cultivating a Love of Music FORMA: John Hodges on Cultivating a Love of Music Wed, 31 Jan 2018 15:24:02 GMT 1:06:26 394147371f6498c4c3820ae7dd1fcabc no https://shows.pippa.io/5a8c994306c9cec7297078b9/5a8c997a7780d3580eaacd68 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, David chats with John Hodges, our friend... 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, David chats with John Hodges, our friend from the Center for Western Studies, about ways of cultivating a love of music. Topics include teaching music when you are "musically limited," self-education in music, composer study, musical pieces that children love, pop music, and much more. 

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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, David chats with John Hodges, our friend from the Center for Western Studies, about ways of cultivating a love of music. Topics include teaching music when you are "musically limited," self-education in music, composer study, musical pieces that children love, pop music, and much more. 

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Close Reads: Howards End, Chapters 11-15 Close Reads: Howards End, Chapters 11-15 Fri, 26 Jan 2018 15:18:24 GMT 1:06:21 6207c8a9965795d3cf7acd2e165608d1 no https://shows.pippa.io/5a8c994306c9cec7297078b9/5a8c997a7780d3580eaacd69 Howards End. Topics of conversation include whether this book is about anything, Forster's instance on keeping his characters at arms-length, an Angelina reversal, Margaret's affection for Mr. Wilcox, the Downton Abbey-ness of the story, and much more. ]]> Howards End. Topics of conversation include whether this book is about anything, Forster's instance on keeping his characters at arms-length, an Angelina reversal, Margaret's affection for Mr. Wilcox, the Downton Abbey-ness of the story, and much more. ]]> Ask Andrew: What is Wisdom (and how is it cultivated)? Ask Andrew: What is Wisdom (and how is it cultivated)? Wed, 24 Jan 2018 15:40:32 GMT 18:25 4404bf7a4269464e585308cb398d0797 no https://shows.pippa.io/5a8c994306c9cec7297078b9/5a8c997a7780d3580eaacd6a 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... 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 defines "wisdom" and reflects on the ways that it is cultivated. 

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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 defines "wisdom" and reflects on the ways that it is cultivated. 

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FORMA: James Daniels on Cultivating Human-ness in Our Students FORMA: James Daniels on Cultivating Human-ness in Our Students Mon, 22 Jan 2018 17:27:11 GMT 1:07:39 57d9b8df1f35b3a704d574e1f6b76cbe no https://shows.pippa.io/5a8c994306c9cec7297078b9/5a8c997a7780d3580eaacd6b 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, we are re-running a conversation David... 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, we are re-running a conversation David had on the old Quiddity podcast with our friend James Daniels, in which they discussed how to cultivate human-ness in our students and children.

Topics of conversation include common places in the classroom, habits vs. subjects, how the seven liberal arts cultivate humans, how to avoid teaching gnostically, seeing the world as children, and much, much more.  We think it's the perfect conversation for this time of year when the school year is feeling long and the winter months are lingering. 

Money quote: "I'm not teaching content, I'm teaching students." 

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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, we are re-running a conversation David had on the old Quiddity podcast with our friend James Daniels, in which they discussed how to cultivate human-ness in our students and children.

Topics of conversation include common places in the classroom, habits vs. subjects, how the seven liberal arts cultivate humans, how to avoid teaching gnostically, seeing the world as children, and much, much more.  We think it's the perfect conversation for this time of year when the school year is feeling long and the winter months are lingering. 

Money quote: "I'm not teaching content, I'm teaching students." 

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Close Reads: Howards End, Chapters 6-10 Close Reads: Howards End, Chapters 6-10 Fri, 19 Jan 2018 19:00:28 GMT 1:06:42 1f3194d7d01667589fe4814586b1b43c no https://shows.pippa.io/5a8c994306c9cec7297078b9/5a8c997a7780d3580eaacd6c Howards End. Topics of conversation include whether Mrs. Wilcox is meant to a type of a mystic character, the odd relationship between Mrs. Wilcox and Margaret, Leonard's strange chapter (and role in the book), and much, much more. ]]> Howards End. Topics of conversation include whether Mrs. Wilcox is meant to a type of a mystic character, the odd relationship between Mrs. Wilcox and Margaret, Leonard's strange chapter (and role in the book), and much, much more. ]]> Ask Andrew: What is Virtue (and how is it cultivated)? Ask Andrew: What is Virtue (and how is it cultivated)? Thu, 18 Jan 2018 19:10:06 GMT 15:27 9ff41948abf0f71fc12ce33347d82eaa no https://shows.pippa.io/5a8c994306c9cec7297078b9/5a8c997a7780d3580eaacd6d 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... 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 defines "virtue" and reflects on the ways that it is cultivated. 

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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 defines "virtue" and reflects on the ways that it is cultivated. 

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<![CDATA[The Mason Jar Q&A: January 2018]]> Tue, 16 Jan 2018 21:50:40 GMT 1:02:00 43339ff6725cf911ce2756d780a83d5b no https://shows.pippa.io/5a8c994306c9cec7297078b9/5a8c997a7780d3580eaacd6e In this episode of The Mason Jar Q&A, Cindy answers listener questions.

Topics include: 

  • Homeschooling through upheaval
  • Good age to start nature notebooks
  • Cindy's approach to the overwhelming mountain of classic books out there
  • 2017 in reading
  • and 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!

This episode is brought to you by our friends at Grove City College!

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

Topics include: 

  • Homeschooling through upheaval
  • Good age to start nature notebooks
  • Cindy's approach to the overwhelming mountain of classic books out there
  • 2017 in reading
  • and 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!

This episode is brought to you by our friends at Grove City College!

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Close Reads: Howards End, chapters 1-5 Close Reads: Howards End, chapters 1-5 Fri, 12 Jan 2018 18:33:39 GMT 1:12:11 ab9223871487e6171ca611bf40017f86 no https://shows.pippa.io/5a8c994306c9cec7297078b9/5a8c997a7780d3580eaacd6f Howards End. Topics of conversation include Angelina's secret sports-life, which Schlegel sister Tim and Angelina see most in themselves, 19th-century European politics, the Bloomsbury group that Forster was a part of, his interesting use of pace and voice, and much more. ]]> Howards End. Topics of conversation include Angelina's secret sports-life, which Schlegel sister Tim and Angelina see most in themselves, 19th-century European politics, the Bloomsbury group that Forster was a part of, his interesting use of pace and voice, and much more. ]]> Close Reads: Recapping 2017 in Reading Close Reads: Recapping 2017 in Reading Fri, 05 Jan 2018 20:43:03 GMT 58:18 bb55a314d70b9cbaab839d684627428d no https://shows.pippa.io/5a8c994306c9cec7297078b9/5a8c997a7780d3580eaacd70 Welcome back to Close Reads, where David, Angelina, and Tim are discussing their 2017 in reading and their reading goals for 2018. Plus, Angelina gets ambushed by a special guest.  *** If you like this podcast, please consider supporting it via... Welcome back to Close Reads, where David, Angelina, and Tim are discussing their 2017 in reading and their reading goals for 2018. Plus, Angelina gets ambushed by a special guest. 

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If you like this podcast, please consider supporting it via Patreon. Learn more at patreon.com/closereads. 

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Welcome back to Close Reads, where David, Angelina, and Tim are discussing their 2017 in reading and their reading goals for 2018. Plus, Angelina gets ambushed by a special guest. 

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Forma: Susan Wise Bauer, Part 2 Forma: Susan Wise Bauer, Part 2 Fri, 05 Jan 2018 14:47:51 GMT 50:12 b28866244d05fc2d68016704d0f24e3b no https://shows.pippa.io/5a8c994306c9cec7297078b9/5a8c997a7780d3580eaacd71 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... 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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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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<![CDATA[Ask Andrew: What does Classical Education have to do with "Knowing, Glorifying, and Enjoying God"]]> Wed, 03 Jan 2018 16:59:58 GMT 16:26 b77c31fb451fc1985a9ac9c09e8d76ae no https://shows.pippa.io/5a8c994306c9cec7297078b9/5a8c997a7780d3580eaacd72 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... 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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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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The Mason Jar: Karen Glass on Narration The Mason Jar: Karen Glass on Narration Sat, 30 Dec 2017 03:12:37 GMT 44:14 6ae5391134abc86ac187e3f67e8d0252 no https://shows.pippa.io/5a8c994306c9cec7297078b9/5a8c997a7780d3580eaacd73 On this episode of the Mason Jar, Cindy Rollins is joined by Karen Glass, author of Consider This: Charlotte Mason and the Classical Tradition, to discuss the topic of Narration and her forthcoming book, Know and Tell.   This episode is brought... On this episode of the Mason Jar, Cindy Rollins is joined by Karen Glass, author of Consider This: Charlotte Mason and the Classical Tradition, to discuss the topic of Narration and her forthcoming book, Know and Tell.  

This episode is brought to you by our friends at The Homegrown Preschooler! 

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On this episode of the Mason Jar, Cindy Rollins is joined by Karen Glass, author of Consider This: Charlotte Mason and the Classical Tradition, to discuss the topic of Narration and her forthcoming book, Know and Tell.  

This episode is brought to you by our friends at The Homegrown Preschooler! 

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The Commons 2.5: St. Benedict (feat. David Hicks) The Commons 2.5: St. Benedict (feat. David Hicks) Fri, 29 Dec 2017 19:25:16 GMT 1:00:52 8a150fd12dd90be928f975356e0a62d5 no https://shows.pippa.io/5a8c994306c9cec7297078b9/5a8c997a7780d3580eaacd74 Welcome to season two of The Commons, which focuses on ten key figures and movements in church history! Here in episode five of season two, Brian Phillips chats with guest David Hicks, author of Norms and Nobility, about the amazing life and... Welcome to season two of The Commons, which focuses on ten key figures and movements in church history!

Here in episode five of season two, Brian Phillips chats with guest David Hicks, author of Norms and Nobility, about the amazing life and incredible influence of St. Benedict, perhaps the most important monk of all time.  

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Welcome to season two of The Commons, which focuses on ten key figures and movements in church history!

Here in episode five of season two, Brian Phillips chats with guest David Hicks, author of Norms and Nobility, about the amazing life and incredible influence of St. Benedict, perhaps the most important monk of all time.  

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<![CDATA[Close Reads: The Twelfth Night Q&A Episode]]> Fri, 29 Dec 2017 18:37:53 GMT 1:18:46 ddfee47c2fce91cdfd403e99088a1baa no https://shows.pippa.io/5a8c994306c9cec7297078b9/5a8c997a7780d3580eaacd75 Welcome back to Close Reads, where David, Angelina, and Tim are discussing listener questions about Twelfth Night. Topics include lots of talk about Feste, strong women in Shakespeare, whether the ending is satisfying, the alternate title, Shakespeare... Twelfth Night. Topics include lots of talk about Feste, strong women in Shakespeare, whether the ending is satisfying, the alternate title, Shakespeare as political rabble-rouser, and, of course, some Christmas-themed banter. ]]> Twelfth Night. Topics include lots of talk about Feste, strong women in Shakespeare, whether the ending is satisfying, the alternate title, Shakespeare as political rabble-rouser, and, of course, some Christmas-themed banter. ]]> Close Reads: Twelfth Night, Act 5 Close Reads: Twelfth Night, Act 5 Fri, 22 Dec 2017 18:46:08 GMT 1:11:44 665efbd0328d66eeb46893f826e38158 no https://shows.pippa.io/5a8c994306c9cec7297078b9/5a8c997a7780d3580eaacd76 Join Angelina, Tim, and David as they continue to discuss William Shakespeare's Twelfth Night. Topics include where Twelfth Night belongs in Shakespeare's canon, the somewhat abrupt ending, the lack of change in the characters, the subtitle, and the poem that ends the play. 

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Join Angelina, Tim, and David as they continue to discuss William Shakespeare's Twelfth Night. Topics include where Twelfth Night belongs in Shakespeare's canon, the somewhat abrupt ending, the lack of change in the characters, the subtitle, and the poem that ends the play. 

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If you like Close Reads, please support us at patreon.com/closereads. 

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Ask Andrew: Why Are the Liberal Arts So Important? Ask Andrew: Why Are the Liberal Arts So Important? Wed, 20 Dec 2017 21:21:05 GMT 16:04 b04a2cabb48f32e2a72ac85e0a0d8833 no https://shows.pippa.io/5a8c994306c9cec7297078b9/5a8c997a7780d3580eaacd77 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... 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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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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<![CDATA[Forma: Susan Wise Bauer on "Rethinking School"]]> Tue, 19 Dec 2017 03:34:20 GMT 1:06:59 89b63e0b715d0c1063587f25ef3eaa25 no https://shows.pippa.io/5a8c994306c9cec7297078b9/5a8c997a7780d3580eaacd78 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... 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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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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Close Reads #79: Twelfth Night (Act 4) Close Reads #79: Twelfth Night (Act 4) Fri, 15 Dec 2017 16:56:29 GMT 1:20:25 e13d5da3449371a024a7069f3fecf0a8 no https://shows.pippa.io/5a8c994306c9cec7297078b9/5a8c997a7780d3580eaacd79 Join Angelina, Tim, and David as they continue to discuss William Shakespeare's Twelfth Night. Topics include Shakespeare's innovation (and subversion) of dramatic form, the Shakespearean authorship question and whether it matters, the way the shape of the stage comes alive in the play, and much more. 

 

 

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Join Angelina, Tim, and David as they continue to discuss William Shakespeare's Twelfth Night. Topics include Shakespeare's innovation (and subversion) of dramatic form, the Shakespearean authorship question and whether it matters, the way the shape of the stage comes alive in the play, and much more. 

 

 

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The Commons 2.4: St. Augustine (feat. Karen Wright Marsh) The Commons 2.4: St. Augustine (feat. Karen Wright Marsh) Fri, 15 Dec 2017 04:14:12 GMT 33:01 2d95316d276285c11d26b424e2fa1cb1 no https://shows.pippa.io/5a8c994306c9cec7297078b9/5a8c997a7780d3580eaacd7a Welcome to season two of The Commons which focuses on ten key figures and movements in church history! Here in episode four of season two, Brian Phillips chats with guest Karen Wright Marsh, author of Vintage Saints and Sinners: 25 Christians Who... Welcome to season two of The Commons which focuses on ten key figures and movements in church history!

Here in episode four of season two, Brian Phillips chats with guest Karen Wright Marsh, author of Vintage Saints and Sinners: 25 Christians Who Transformed My Faith, about the miraculous life of St. Augustine. Topics include his place in Church history, his struggles, and the influence of his devout, Godly, praying mother. 

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This season of The Commons is brought to you by New College Franklin. Learn more at newcollegefranklin.org. 

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Welcome to season two of The Commons which focuses on ten key figures and movements in church history!

Here in episode four of season two, Brian Phillips chats with guest Karen Wright Marsh, author of Vintage Saints and Sinners: 25 Christians Who Transformed My Faith, about the miraculous life of St. Augustine. Topics include his place in Church history, his struggles, and the influence of his devout, Godly, praying mother. 

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This season of The Commons is brought to you by New College Franklin. Learn more at newcollegefranklin.org. 

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Ask Andrew Ep 5: What do we mean when we say our students are imitations? Ask Andrew Ep 5: What do we mean when we say our students are imitations? Thu, 14 Dec 2017 20:55:34 GMT 14:43 3a58456e35691ab03f26121ebb25eddf no https://shows.pippa.io/5a8c994306c9cec7297078b9/5a8c997a7780d3580eaacd7b 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... 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 five, Andrew explores the myriad ways imitation is key to education - both in the ways our children are imitations, and in the way we teach them to imitate. 

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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 five, Andrew explores the myriad ways imitation is key to education - both in the ways our children are imitations, and in the way we teach them to imitate. 

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<![CDATA[The Mason Jar #51: Q&A for December 2017]]> Wed, 13 Dec 2017 20:52:19 GMT 49:11 a333a572b96ecb4d0de35fb589da328f no https://shows.pippa.io/5a8c994306c9cec7297078b9/5a8c997a7780d3580eaacd7c In this episode of The Mason Jar Q&A, Cindy answers listener questions.

Topics include: 

  • what to do with little kids when older kids are studying
  • When to start morning time everyday
  • Independent reading lists
  • and 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!

This episode is brought to you by our friends at The Homegrown Preschooler! 

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

Topics include: 

  • what to do with little kids when older kids are studying
  • When to start morning time everyday
  • Independent reading lists
  • and 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!

This episode is brought to you by our friends at The Homegrown Preschooler! 

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Forma #8: Chris Perrin on How the Monastics Preserved Western Culture Forma #8: Chris Perrin on How the Monastics Preserved Western Culture Tue, 12 Dec 2017 04:58:05 GMT 57:44 b1449af6a710bd851ae892a5739c8a9f no https://shows.pippa.io/5a8c994306c9cec7297078b9/5a8c997a7780d3580eaacd7d 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,... 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. 

Subscribe to FORMA on iTunes here. 

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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. 

Subscribe to FORMA on iTunes here. 

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Close Reads #78: Twelfth Night (Act 3) Close Reads #78: Twelfth Night (Act 3) Fri, 08 Dec 2017 14:54:39 GMT 1:13:26 b461195aff62a5b7a0fc26ba85494c8e no https://shows.pippa.io/5a8c994306c9cec7297078b9/5a8c997a7780d3580eaacd7e Join Angelina, Tim, and David as they continue to discuss William Shakespeare's Twelfth Night. Topics include Shakespeare's approach to structure, identity (and the motif of disguise), and comedic reversals. Plus, Tim tells another story about classroom hijinks. 

 

 

 

 

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Join Angelina, Tim, and David as they continue to discuss William Shakespeare's Twelfth Night. Topics include Shakespeare's approach to structure, identity (and the motif of disguise), and comedic reversals. Plus, Tim tells another story about classroom hijinks. 

 

 

 

 

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The Commons 2.3: The Cappadocian Fathers The Commons 2.3: The Cappadocian Fathers Thu, 07 Dec 2017 21:39:01 GMT 40:50 d31d40b1830a7594e3b55efe646625b4 no https://shows.pippa.io/5a8c994306c9cec7297078b9/5a8c997a7780d3580eaacd7f Welcome to season two of The Commons which focuses on ten key figures and movements in church history! Here in episode 2 of season three, Brian Phillips chats with guest Wes Callihan about the lives and times of the Cappadocian Fathers: Gregory of... Welcome to season two of The Commons which focuses on ten key figures and movements in church history!

Here in episode 2 of season three, Brian Phillips chats with guest Wes Callihan about the lives and times of the Cappadocian Fathers: Gregory of Nyssa, Gregory Naziansus, and Basil the Great. 

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This season of The Commons is brought to you by New College Franklin. Learn more at newcollegefranklin.org. 

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Welcome to season two of The Commons which focuses on ten key figures and movements in church history!

Here in episode 2 of season three, Brian Phillips chats with guest Wes Callihan about the lives and times of the Cappadocian Fathers: Gregory of Nyssa, Gregory Naziansus, and Basil the Great. 

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Ask andrew Ep. 4: What is the Quadrivium? Ask andrew Ep. 4: What is the Quadrivium? Wed, 06 Dec 2017 20:54:49 GMT 16:01 b1fb9012bdc3521d383d5fcdfb4a8ef8 no https://shows.pippa.io/5a8c994306c9cec7297078b9/5a8c997a7780d3580eaacd80 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... 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 four, Andrew provides a quick and big-picture answer to the question, "what is the Quadrivium?" (with an emphasis on explaining the four mathematical arts). 

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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 four, Andrew provides a quick and big-picture answer to the question, "what is the Quadrivium?" (with an emphasis on explaining the four mathematical arts). 

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Forma #7: Emily Wilson (on translating the Odyssey) Forma #7: Emily Wilson (on translating the Odyssey) Mon, 04 Dec 2017 17:55:08 GMT 36:29 46e3c67643c0d6eb320e366c9f210769 no https://shows.pippa.io/5a8c994306c9cec7297078b9/5a8c997a7780d3580eaacd81 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 episode 7, David chats with Emily Wilson, translator... 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 episode 7, David chats with Emily Wilson, translator of a brand new and much-lauded edition of the Odyssey. Dr. Wilson, the first woman to translate Homer's epic, is a professor at the University of Pennsylvania. Conversation touches on her childhood love of the poem, the myriad challenges of translation, and tips for teaching Homer. 

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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 episode 7, David chats with Emily Wilson, translator of a brand new and much-lauded edition of the Odyssey. Dr. Wilson, the first woman to translate Homer's epic, is a professor at the University of Pennsylvania. Conversation touches on her childhood love of the poem, the myriad challenges of translation, and tips for teaching Homer. 

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Close Reads #77: Twelfth Night (Act 1) Close Reads #77: Twelfth Night (Act 1) Fri, 01 Dec 2017 15:17:48 GMT 1:26:24 37dc87fba6f6d4ff7bdd1c363fb6f759 no https://shows.pippa.io/5a8c994306c9cec7297078b9/5a8c997a7780d3580eaacd82 Twelfth Night. Topics include the number of lines dedicated to the "foolish" characters, the nature of Soliloquy in Shakespeare, and much, much more. ]]> Twelfth Night. Topics include the number of lines dedicated to the "foolish" characters, the nature of Soliloquy in Shakespeare, and much, much more. ]]> The Commons 2.2: St. Ambrose (feat. Greg Wilbur) The Commons 2.2: St. Ambrose (feat. Greg Wilbur) Thu, 30 Nov 2017 19:53:12 GMT 50:46 9b6a7a31d3cda1d666a7335d07966621 no https://shows.pippa.io/5a8c994306c9cec7297078b9/5a8c997a7780d3580eaacd83 Welcome to season two of The Commons which focuses on ten key figures and movements in church history! Here in episode 2.2 Brian Phillips chats with guest Greg Wilbur about the life and times of St. Ambrose, with a particular consideration of... Welcome to season two of The Commons which focuses on ten key figures and movements in church history!

Here in episode 2.2 Brian Phillips chats with guest Greg Wilbur about the life and times of St. Ambrose, with a particular consideration of Ambrose's role in developing the hymnography (and modes of worship) of the Christian faith. 

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This season of The Commons is bright to you by New College Franklin. Learn more at newcollegefranklin.org. 

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Welcome to season two of The Commons which focuses on ten key figures and movements in church history!

Here in episode 2.2 Brian Phillips chats with guest Greg Wilbur about the life and times of St. Ambrose, with a particular consideration of Ambrose's role in developing the hymnography (and modes of worship) of the Christian faith. 

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This season of The Commons is bright to you by New College Franklin. Learn more at newcollegefranklin.org. 

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Ask Andrew Ep 3: What are the seven liberal arts? Ask Andrew Ep 3: What are the seven liberal arts? Wed, 29 Nov 2017 21:08:00 GMT 11:51 aa2c74f543844e4a7794289e63f35dd0 no https://shows.pippa.io/5a8c994306c9cec7297078b9/5a8c997a7780d3580eaacd84 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... 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 three, Andrew provides a quick and big-picture answer to the question, "what are the seven liberal arts?".

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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 three, Andrew provides a quick and big-picture answer to the question, "what are the seven liberal arts?".

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Close Reads #76: Twelfth Night Ep. 1 Close Reads #76: Twelfth Night Ep. 1 Sat, 25 Nov 2017 04:34:58 GMT 1:40:00 bc85ee74d45c9c35fb5e7b7b1a765634 no https://shows.pippa.io/5a8c994306c9cec7297078b9/5a8c997a7780d3580eaacd85 Twelfth Night. Topics include different approaches to Shakespeare, Renaissance metaphors that are key in the play, and much, much more (this episode is long!). ]]> Twelfth Night. Topics include different approaches to Shakespeare, Renaissance metaphors that are key in the play, and much, much more (this episode is long!). ]]> The Commons, Season 2, Episode 1: John Chrysostom (feat. Wes Callahan) The Commons, Season 2, Episode 1: John Chrysostom (feat. Wes Callahan) Thu, 23 Nov 2017 21:12:20 GMT 36:12 d8aa78cf4ed92b719d33b6d7264aba51 no https://shows.pippa.io/5a8c994306c9cec7297078b9/5a8c997a7780d3580eaacd86 Welcome to season two of The Commons which focuses on the key figures and movements in church history.

Here in episode 2.1 Brian Phillips chats with guest Wes Callihan about John Chrysostom's unforgettable role in the early church. 

This season of The Commons is bright to you by New College Franklin. Learn more at newcollegefranklin.org. 

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Welcome to season two of The Commons which focuses on the key figures and movements in church history.

Here in episode 2.1 Brian Phillips chats with guest Wes Callihan about John Chrysostom's unforgettable role in the early church. 

This season of The Commons is bright to you by New College Franklin. Learn more at newcollegefranklin.org. 

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The Mason Jar #50: Pam Barnhill Cross-over Episode! The Mason Jar #50: Pam Barnhill Cross-over Episode! Wed, 22 Nov 2017 15:50:51 GMT 50:00 d20e417b1454ea0655b357c70285da65 no https://shows.pippa.io/5a8c994306c9cec7297078b9/5a8c997a7780d3580eaacd87 Join Cindy Rollins and special guest Pam Barnhill for this special cross-over episode between Pam's Your Morning Basket podcast and the Mason Jar. Drawing on their vast experience, Cindy and Pam chat about which subjects are best for Morning Time plus a whole lot more. 

Make sure you search out Your Morning Basket on your favorite podcast app to get the rest of the story!

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Join Cindy Rollins and special guest Pam Barnhill for this special cross-over episode between Pam's Your Morning Basket podcast and the Mason Jar. Drawing on their vast experience, Cindy and Pam chat about which subjects are best for Morning Time plus a whole lot more. 

Make sure you search out Your Morning Basket on your favorite podcast app to get the rest of the story!

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Ask Andrew #2: So What is Christian Classical Education? Ask Andrew #2: So What is Christian Classical Education? Wed, 22 Nov 2017 15:39:04 GMT 11:44 2d23ca2fb7940d4dc7f58e85432e5739 no https://shows.pippa.io/5a8c994306c9cec7297078b9/5a8c997a7780d3580eaacd88 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... <![CDATA[The Mason Jar #49: Gayle Boss & Megan Hoyt on Advent and Nature Study]]> Tue, 21 Nov 2017 16:01:43 GMT 41:46 1af0cf9f1f7db0c1ac11143c4b21a615 no https://shows.pippa.io/5a8c994306c9cec7297078b9/5a8c997a7780d3580eaacd89 We know you've got errands to run and a ton of cooking to take care of this week, so this Thanksgiving week we'll be bringing you two episode of the Mason Jar!

Up first: Cindy chats with Gayle Boss and friend of the show, Megan Hoyt, about Gayle's new Advent resource which combines Advent and Nature Study. It's called All Creation Waits, and is available now. 

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We know you've got errands to run and a ton of cooking to take care of this week, so this Thanksgiving week we'll be bringing you two episode of the Mason Jar!

Up first: Cindy chats with Gayle Boss and friend of the show, Megan Hoyt, about Gayle's new Advent resource which combines Advent and Nature Study. It's called All Creation Waits, and is available now. 

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Close Reads #75: Murder on the Orient Express: The Movie Close Reads #75: Murder on the Orient Express: The Movie Sat, 18 Nov 2017 05:36:25 GMT 1:15:59 15f1d4109ac5499948e3818ff335fd7b no https://shows.pippa.io/5a8c994306c9cec7297078b9/5a8c997a7780d3580eaacd8a It took a few takes (and some persistent in the face of tech issue), but Angelina, Tim, and David are back with another episode of Close Reads. This week they discuss Kenneth Branaugh's film adaptation of Agatha Christie's Murder on the Orient Express

 

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It took a few takes (and some persistent in the face of tech issue), but Angelina, Tim, and David are back with another episode of Close Reads. This week they discuss Kenneth Branaugh's film adaptation of Agatha Christie's Murder on the Orient Express

 

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The Commons Season 2 is here! The Commons Season 2 is here! Fri, 17 Nov 2017 16:01:24 GMT 3:03 b4cf850624a25acffee1c228b0c4d97c no https://shows.pippa.io/5a8c994306c9cec7297078b9/5a8c997a7780d3580eaacd8b Welcome to season two of The Commons which, as Brian Phillips explains in this short preview, will focus on the key figures and movements in church history.

Every Thursday for the next ten weeks we'll be releasing a new episode exploring the lives and work of people like St. Augustine, the Cappadocian Fathers, St. Benedict, Thomas Aquinas, and the Puritans. Join us!

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Welcome to season two of The Commons which, as Brian Phillips explains in this short preview, will focus on the key figures and movements in church history.

Every Thursday for the next ten weeks we'll be releasing a new episode exploring the lives and work of people like St. Augustine, the Cappadocian Fathers, St. Benedict, Thomas Aquinas, and the Puritans. Join us!

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Welcome to the new Ask Andrew Podcast: Episode 1 Welcome to the new Ask Andrew Podcast: Episode 1 Wed, 15 Nov 2017 20:47:52 GMT 11:59 22d24a2b2888bc5da0244fa9eea42304 no https://shows.pippa.io/5a8c994306c9cec7297078b9/5a8c997a7780d3580eaacd8c 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... 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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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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Forma #6: Ty and Jenny Rallens on growing up in classical education - and the way forward Forma #6: Ty and Jenny Rallens on growing up in classical education - and the way forward Mon, 13 Nov 2017 15:23:51 GMT 58:14 ac2b78b6536a93b56c24a1a0dc10b3cd no https://shows.pippa.io/5a8c994306c9cec7297078b9/5a8c997a7780d3580eaacd8d 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... 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. 

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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. 

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<![CDATA[Close Reads #74: Murder on the Orient Express Q&A]]> Sat, 11 Nov 2017 02:33:12 GMT 1:19:58 3123aa9fc0858caa39ccf5a53433c0c9 no https://shows.pippa.io/5a8c994306c9cec7297078b9/5a8c997a7780d3580eaacd8e Join Angelina, Tim, and David for another episode of literary debate, witty banter, and all around frivolity as they answer several listener questions and debate the overall artistic quality of Agatha Christie's "masterpiece." 

Topics includes (more on) justice, considering literary world's for their own sake, P.D. James take on Christie (and other mystery writers), the grandeur of red-leafed trees, and much more. 

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Join Angelina, Tim, and David for another episode of literary debate, witty banter, and all around frivolity as they answer several listener questions and debate the overall artistic quality of Agatha Christie's "masterpiece." 

Topics includes (more on) justice, considering literary world's for their own sake, P.D. James take on Christie (and other mystery writers), the grandeur of red-leafed trees, and much more. 

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Forma #5: Josh Larsen on how movies are prayers Forma #5: Josh Larsen on how movies are prayers Mon, 06 Nov 2017 16:21:09 GMT 44:13 9b569add310a125507ec498708ae8ed2 no https://shows.pippa.io/5a8c994306c9cec7297078b9/5a8c997a7780d3580eaacd8f 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... 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 5, David chats with film critic, Josh Larsen, about his new book,  Movies Are Prayers: How Films Voice Our Deepest Longings. 

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Josh Larsen is the co-host of the radio show and podcast Filmspotting, as well as editor and film critic at Think Christian, a faith and culture website. He’s been writing and speaking about movies professionally for more than two decades.

Josh’s career began in the mainstream newspaper business, where he started out as a beat reporter for a weekly community newspaper and went on to become the film critic for the Chicago-based Sun-Times Media for more than ten years. In 2011, he joined the Christian media landscape as editor of Think Christian, and in 2012 he joined the long-running weekly podcast Filmspotting, aired on WBEZ in Chicago.

A veteran of the Sundance, Toronto, and Chicago International Film Festivals, Josh has given talks on film and faith at various Christian colleges. He also led the “Ebert Interruptus,” a tradition established by Roger Ebert that analyzes a single film scene by scene over several days, at the University of Colorado’s Conference on World Affairs. Josh lives in the Chicago area with his wife and two daughters. 

Read Josh's movie reviews at his website, larsenonfilm.com.

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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 5, David chats with film critic, Josh Larsen, about his new book,  Movies Are Prayers: How Films Voice Our Deepest Longings. 

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Josh Larsen is the co-host of the radio show and podcast Filmspotting, as well as editor and film critic at Think Christian, a faith and culture website. He’s been writing and speaking about movies professionally for more than two decades.

Josh’s career began in the mainstream newspaper business, where he started out as a beat reporter for a weekly community newspaper and went on to become the film critic for the Chicago-based Sun-Times Media for more than ten years. In 2011, he joined the Christian media landscape as editor of Think Christian, and in 2012 he joined the long-running weekly podcast Filmspotting, aired on WBEZ in Chicago.

A veteran of the Sundance, Toronto, and Chicago International Film Festivals, Josh has given talks on film and faith at various Christian colleges. He also led the “Ebert Interruptus,” a tradition established by Roger Ebert that analyzes a single film scene by scene over several days, at the University of Colorado’s Conference on World Affairs. Josh lives in the Chicago area with his wife and two daughters. 

Read Josh's movie reviews at his website, larsenonfilm.com.

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Close Reads #73: Murder on the Orient Express (part 3) Close Reads #73: Murder on the Orient Express (part 3) Fri, 03 Nov 2017 15:30:24 GMT 1:18:49 e5046bce8883c2d99ef10626e131cfcd no https://shows.pippa.io/5a8c994306c9cec7297078b9/5a8c997a7780d3580eaacd90 On this episode of Close Reads Angelina, Tim, and David discuss the finale of Agatha Christie's beloved mystery story, Murder on the Orient Express.

Topics include: The Great Candy Wars of 2017, the detective as a trope, the question of justice in the ending, Poirot's punting, Tim's inner struggle. 

Please consider becoming a patron of this podcast. Learn more at patreon.com/closereads

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On this episode of Close Reads Angelina, Tim, and David discuss the finale of Agatha Christie's beloved mystery story, Murder on the Orient Express.

Topics include: The Great Candy Wars of 2017, the detective as a trope, the question of justice in the ending, Poirot's punting, Tim's inner struggle. 

Please consider becoming a patron of this podcast. Learn more at patreon.com/closereads

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Bonus Mason Jar: Introducing our new Advent Guide! Bonus Mason Jar: Introducing our new Advent Guide! Wed, 01 Nov 2017 15:10:53 GMT 20:14 637e592bc8056f499881c06692587e6f no https://shows.pippa.io/5a8c994306c9cec7297078b9/5a8c997a7780d3580eaacd91 Messiah. ]]> Messiah. ]]> <![CDATA[The Mason Jar #28: Mary Jo Tate on Books to Nourish A Mom's Soul]]> Wed, 01 Nov 2017 15:04:40 GMT 1:07:52 c46e9c43f205f340c6f36ab6d4fd0f92 no https://shows.pippa.io/5a8c994306c9cec7297078b9/5a8c997a7780d3580eaacd92 In this episode of The Mason Jar, Cindy chats with Mary Jo Tate, author of Flourish: Balance for Homeschool Moms. Like Cindy, Mary Jo is a major book enthusiast, so they discussed all sorts of books to nourish a mom's soul, from classic fiction to modern non-fiction and everything in between. 

You can learn more about Mary Jo at flourishathome.com. 

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In this episode of The Mason Jar, Cindy chats with Mary Jo Tate, author of Flourish: Balance for Homeschool Moms. Like Cindy, Mary Jo is a major book enthusiast, so they discussed all sorts of books to nourish a mom's soul, from classic fiction to modern non-fiction and everything in between. 

You can learn more about Mary Jo at flourishathome.com. 

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Close Reads #72: Murder on the Orient Express (part 2) Close Reads #72: Murder on the Orient Express (part 2) Fri, 27 Oct 2017 20:03:59 GMT 1:15:52 40160027984615bb9d4eeec80a9f18fb no https://shows.pippa.io/5a8c994306c9cec7297078b9/5a8c997a7780d3580eaacd93 On this episode of Close Reads Angelina, Tim, and David discuss part two of Agatha Christie's beloved mystery story, Murder on the Orient Express.

Topics include: Some (fascinating) listener theories on the book, Poirot's approach and personality, the role of the reader in a good mystery, Tim shenanigans, and much more. 

Please consider becoming a patron of this podcast. Learn more at patreon.com/closereads

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On this episode of Close Reads Angelina, Tim, and David discuss part two of Agatha Christie's beloved mystery story, Murder on the Orient Express.

Topics include: Some (fascinating) listener theories on the book, Poirot's approach and personality, the role of the reader in a good mystery, Tim shenanigans, and much more. 

Please consider becoming a patron of this podcast. Learn more at patreon.com/closereads

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<![CDATA[Forma #4: Brett McCracken on "Uncomfortable" Church]]> Fri, 27 Oct 2017 14:27:42 GMT 51:45 889fd861da96588a70260fa2b5f4d39f no https://shows.pippa.io/5a8c994306c9cec7297078b9/5a8c997a7780d3580eaacd94 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... 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 4, David chats with culture critic, Brett McCracken, about his new book,  Uncomfortable: The Awkward and Essential Challenge of Christian CommunityTopics include: why we need to be less concerned with finding a church that makes us feel comfortable, Brett's journey to this book, and much more. 

Brett is a senior editor for the Gospel Coalition and the author of Hipster Christianity and Gray Matters. He has written for The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, Huffington Post, CNN.com, The Princeton Theological Review, The Gospel Coalition, Mediascape, Books & Culture, Christianity Today, Relevant, IMAGE Journal, Converge, Mere Orthodoxy, ERLC, Canon & Culture and Q Ideas. He speaks and lectures frequently at universities, churches, & conferences. He blogs at brettmccracken.com.

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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 4, David chats with culture critic, Brett McCracken, about his new book,  Uncomfortable: The Awkward and Essential Challenge of Christian CommunityTopics include: why we need to be less concerned with finding a church that makes us feel comfortable, Brett's journey to this book, and much more. 

Brett is a senior editor for the Gospel Coalition and the author of Hipster Christianity and Gray Matters. He has written for The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, Huffington Post, CNN.com, The Princeton Theological Review, The Gospel Coalition, Mediascape, Books & Culture, Christianity Today, Relevant, IMAGE Journal, Converge, Mere Orthodoxy, ERLC, Canon & Culture and Q Ideas. He speaks and lectures frequently at universities, churches, & conferences. He blogs at brettmccracken.com.

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Close Reads #71: Murder On the Orient Express (Part 1) Close Reads #71: Murder On the Orient Express (Part 1) Sat, 21 Oct 2017 02:46:06 GMT 1:14:06 0fc12426b46968e4a94642c0c9398798 no https://shows.pippa.io/5a8c994306c9cec7297078b9/5a8c997a7780d3580eaacd95 On this episodes of Close Reads Angelina, Tim, and David kick off their discussion of Agatha's Christie classic mystery story, Murder on the Orient Express. This week they chat about part one. Topics include the way Christie plays with the form of the mystery story, Hercule Poirot's character, the nature of justice in the story, and MUCH more. 

 

Please consider becoming a patron of this podcast. Learn more at patreon.com/closereads

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On this episodes of Close Reads Angelina, Tim, and David kick off their discussion of Agatha's Christie classic mystery story, Murder on the Orient Express. This week they chat about part one. Topics include the way Christie plays with the form of the mystery story, Hercule Poirot's character, the nature of justice in the story, and MUCH more. 

 

Please consider becoming a patron of this podcast. Learn more at patreon.com/closereads

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<![CDATA[Forma #3: Adam Andrews on the Classical Refrain of the "Great Gatsby"]]> Fri, 20 Oct 2017 16:48:04 GMT 50:12 d96672d679f63f537706866862bd5cda no https://shows.pippa.io/5a8c994306c9cec7297078b9/5a8c997a7780d3580eaacd96 Welcome to FORMA, a new podcast from the CiRCE Institute Podcast Network featuring conversations with authors, teachers, creators, and community leaders who are carefully contemplating the nature and practice of classical education, aesthetic wonder,... Welcome to FORMA, a new podcast from the CiRCE Institute Podcast Network 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. 

Here, in episode three David chats with Adam Andrews, director of the Center for Lit and a highly sought-after speaker on all things literature, about the value of the Great Gatsby. Topics include questionable content in literature, why Gatsby says some of the same things that the ancient epics said, how Jay Gatsby is similar to King Lear, and much more. 

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Welcome to FORMA, a new podcast from the CiRCE Institute Podcast Network 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. 

Here, in episode three David chats with Adam Andrews, director of the Center for Lit and a highly sought-after speaker on all things literature, about the value of the Great Gatsby. Topics include questionable content in literature, why Gatsby says some of the same things that the ancient epics said, how Jay Gatsby is similar to King Lear, and much more. 

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<![CDATA[The Mason Jar Q&A: October 2017]]> Tue, 17 Oct 2017 13:21:50 GMT 47:58 97be047e19ad04604887bf1b104fee50 no https://shows.pippa.io/5a8c994306c9cec7297078b9/5a8c997a7780d3580eaacd97 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!

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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!

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Forma, episode 2: Leigh Bortins on the 20th Anniversary of Classical Conversations Forma, episode 2: Leigh Bortins on the 20th Anniversary of Classical Conversations Mon, 16 Oct 2017 15:10:33 GMT 32:33 76ad21c34272cb16480ade7f40fc48cf no https://shows.pippa.io/5a8c994306c9cec7297078b9/5a8c997a7780d3580eaacd98 Welcome to FORMA, a new podcast featuring conversations with authors, teachers, creators, and community leaders that are carefully contemplating the nature and practice of classical education, aesthetic wonder, and Christian community. ...  Welcome to FORMA, a new podcast featuring conversations with authors, teachers, creators, and community leaders that are carefully contemplating the nature and practice of classical education, aesthetic wonder, and Christian community. 

Here, in episode two, David chats with author and speaker Leigh Bortins who founded Classical Conversations 20 years ago. Topics included the C.C. origin story, the growth of classical education in recent decades, and advice for homeschooling parents. 

Join CC to celebrate their 20th anniversary on October 18th at their nationwide birthday party! learn more at eventbrite.com/classicalconversations. 

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

Here, in episode two, David chats with author and speaker Leigh Bortins who founded Classical Conversations 20 years ago. Topics included the C.C. origin story, the growth of classical education in recent decades, and advice for homeschooling parents. 

Join CC to celebrate their 20th anniversary on October 18th at their nationwide birthday party! learn more at eventbrite.com/classicalconversations. 

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Forma Episode 1: Angelina Stanford on Why Mystery Stories Are the Cure for What Ails Us Forma Episode 1: Angelina Stanford on Why Mystery Stories Are the Cure for What Ails Us Fri, 13 Oct 2017 15:32:32 GMT 44:34 eefee6f78b54c45d6f26a3b25512f785 no https://shows.pippa.io/5a8c994306c9cec7297078b9/5a8c997a7780d3580eaacd99 Welcome to FORMA, a new podcast featuring conversations with authors, teachers, creators, and community leaders that are carefully contemplating the nature and practice of classical education, aesthetic wonder, and Christian community.  Here in... Welcome to FORMA, a new podcast featuring conversations with authors, teachers, creators, and community leaders that are carefully contemplating the nature and practice of classical education, aesthetic wonder, and Christian community. 

Here in episode one, David chats with Angelina Stanford about her recent article on the ways that mystery stories are the cure for what ails our modern times. 

Topics include why mystery stories became popular when they did, why their traditional form of is freeing and not constricting, and much more. 

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

Here in episode one, David chats with Angelina Stanford about her recent article on the ways that mystery stories are the cure for what ails our modern times. 

Topics include why mystery stories became popular when they did, why their traditional form of is freeing and not constricting, and much more. 

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Close Reads #70: Gilead (ep. #8) Close Reads #70: Gilead (ep. #8) Sat, 07 Oct 2017 04:28:25 GMT 1:10:28 a980bfce5fd197bcc51ba59b7fb83a85 no https://shows.pippa.io/5a8c994306c9cec7297078b9/5a8c997a7780d3580eaacd9a On this episode of Close Reads, Tim and David conclude their discussion of Marilynne Robinson's beloved, Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, Gilead. include whether Jack should have left town, whether Jack is a bad guy, and much, much more. This episode covers pages 215 through the end of the book. 

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Please consider becoming a patron of this podcast. Learn more at patreon.com/closereads

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On this episode of Close Reads, Tim and David conclude their discussion of Marilynne Robinson's beloved, Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, Gilead. include whether Jack should have left town, whether Jack is a bad guy, and much, much more. This episode covers pages 215 through the end of the book. 

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The Mason Jar #27: Lesli Richards of The Homegrown Preschooler The Mason Jar #27: Lesli Richards of The Homegrown Preschooler Sat, 30 Sep 2017 04:26:06 GMT 1:04:34 0d2f2863bbc75cabfd0ec8b3e6dfb61f no https://shows.pippa.io/5a8c994306c9cec7297078b9/5a8c997a7780d3580eaacd9b 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,... 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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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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Close Reads #69: Gilead (ep. 7) Close Reads #69: Gilead (ep. 7) Sat, 30 Sep 2017 03:53:01 GMT 1:08:38 63fb211a5853e842a9c162772ac3a292 no https://shows.pippa.io/5a8c994306c9cec7297078b9/5a8c997a7780d3580eaacd9c On this episode of Close Reads, Angelina, Tim, and David continue their discussion of Marilynne Robinson's beloved, Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, Gilead. Topics include Angelina's strong feelings about the book (and David's pushback), whether Robinson misfired with the Boughton/Ames scene, and much more. This episode covers pages 188-215. 

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On this episode of Close Reads, Angelina, Tim, and David continue their discussion of Marilynne Robinson's beloved, Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, Gilead. Topics include Angelina's strong feelings about the book (and David's pushback), whether Robinson misfired with the Boughton/Ames scene, and much more. This episode covers pages 188-215. 

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Close Reads #68: Gilead (ep. 6) Close Reads #68: Gilead (ep. 6) Fri, 22 Sep 2017 20:21:37 GMT 1:03:01 4b3f237e22ddbd3be6799aa5aaf58bb9 no https://shows.pippa.io/5a8c994306c9cec7297078b9/5a8c997a7780d3580eaacd9d On this episode of Close Reads, Angelina, Tim, and David continue their discussion of Marilynne Robinson's beloved, Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, Gilead. Topics include ways the parable of the prodigal son show up in the book, Jack Boughton's concerns about being "elect," rejection vs. restoration, Jack's loneliness, and much more. This episode covers pages 160-188. 

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On this episode of Close Reads, Angelina, Tim, and David continue their discussion of Marilynne Robinson's beloved, Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, Gilead. Topics include ways the parable of the prodigal son show up in the book, Jack Boughton's concerns about being "elect," rejection vs. restoration, Jack's loneliness, and much more. This episode covers pages 160-188. 

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Please consider becoming a patron of this podcast. Learn more at patreon.com/closereads. 

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Introducing FORMA, a new weekly interview podcast Introducing FORMA, a new weekly interview podcast Fri, 22 Sep 2017 16:29:14 GMT 4:44 6352b00def41c4f60296fa1cbfc1848a no https://shows.pippa.io/5a8c994306c9cec7297078b9/5a8c997a7780d3580eaacd9e In this "preview" episode of Forma, our new weekly interview podcast, David Kern explains some of the new things that will be happening on the CiRCE Podcast Network. 

 

Remember to subscribe to FORMA too!

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In this "preview" episode of Forma, our new weekly interview podcast, David Kern explains some of the new things that will be happening on the CiRCE Podcast Network. 

 

Remember to subscribe to FORMA too!

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<![CDATA[The Mason Jar Q&A: September 2017]]> Tue, 19 Sep 2017 19:57:45 GMT 45:27 1a6ce3e2da128dd785c3a9ee735e2431 no https://shows.pippa.io/5a8c994306c9cec7297078b9/5a8c997a7780d3580eaacd9f 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

 

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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! 

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Close Reads #67: Christine Perrin on Learning to Love Marilynne Robinson Close Reads #67: Christine Perrin on Learning to Love Marilynne Robinson Mon, 18 Sep 2017 20:37:52 GMT 1:02:09 c256d1e965ce5f181a7ae85564a65209 no https://shows.pippa.io/5a8c994306c9cec7297078b9/5a8c997a7780d3580eaacda0 On this bonus episode of Close Reads, David discusses Marilynne Robinson with poet, teacher, and speaker Christine Perrin, who explains why it took her a while to learn to love Gilead, why Lila is her "heart book," and much, much more. 

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On this bonus episode of Close Reads, David discusses Marilynne Robinson with poet, teacher, and speaker Christine Perrin, who explains why it took her a while to learn to love Gilead, why Lila is her "heart book," and much, much more. 

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Close Reads #66: Gilead (ep. 5) Close Reads #66: Gilead (ep. 5) Thu, 14 Sep 2017 02:16:49 GMT 1:27:18 3aeef57c43ad8af18a806540b421b831 no https://shows.pippa.io/5a8c994306c9cec7297078b9/5a8c997a7780d3580eaacda1 On this episode of Close Reads, Angelina, Tim, and David continue their discussion of Marilynne Robinson's beloved, Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, Gilead. Topics include how easy it is to focus on the wrong things when you read, the mystery of reading a book, the lack of a problem to be solved in this book, the Jack Boughton revelation, and much more. This episode covers pages 128-160. 

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On this episode of Close Reads, Angelina, Tim, and David continue their discussion of Marilynne Robinson's beloved, Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, Gilead. Topics include how easy it is to focus on the wrong things when you read, the mystery of reading a book, the lack of a problem to be solved in this book, the Jack Boughton revelation, and much more. This episode covers pages 128-160. 

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The Mason jar #26: On AmblesideOnline for Groups The Mason jar #26: On AmblesideOnline for Groups Thu, 07 Sep 2017 15:26:15 GMT 49:30 48a7f3f0219eb6450c14a44632187cba no https://shows.pippa.io/5a8c994306c9cec7297078b9/5a8c997a7780d3580eaacda2 In this episode of The Mason Jar Q&A, Cindy chats with Donna Jean Breckenridge and Leslie Lorio about AmblesideOnline for Groups, a brand new offering from Ambleside Online intended for co-ops, large families, and other homeschooling communities.  

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 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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In this episode of The Mason Jar Q&A, Cindy chats with Donna Jean Breckenridge and Leslie Lorio about AmblesideOnline for Groups, a brand new offering from Ambleside Online intended for co-ops, large families, and other homeschooling communities.  

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 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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Close Reads #65: Gilead (ep. 4) Close Reads #65: Gilead (ep. 4) Mon, 04 Sep 2017 20:01:25 GMT 1:11:33 be5bbe5cf5866234b5c2e6882de40211 no https://shows.pippa.io/5a8c994306c9cec7297078b9/5a8c997a7780d3580eaacda3 On this episode of Close Reads, Angelina, Tim, and David continue their discussion of Marilynne Robinson's beloved, Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, Gilead. Topics include all the baseball in the book, the mystery of Jack Boughton, the remembrance of sorrow, and much more. This episode covers pages 97-128. 

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On this episode of Close Reads, Angelina, Tim, and David continue their discussion of Marilynne Robinson's beloved, Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, Gilead. Topics include all the baseball in the book, the mystery of Jack Boughton, the remembrance of sorrow, and much more. This episode covers pages 97-128. 

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Close Reads #64: Gilead (ep. 3) Close Reads #64: Gilead (ep. 3) Tue, 29 Aug 2017 21:02:09 GMT 1:10:42 2c2a4de8056a1d149a95eac0aaeb8209 no https://shows.pippa.io/5a8c994306c9cec7297078b9/5a8c997a7780d3580eaacda4 On this episode of Close Reads, Angelina, Tim, and David continue their discussion of Marilynne Robinson's beloved, Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, Gilead. Topics include the book's lack of plot, the various father/son relationships, mroe on theology and suffering, and more. This episode covers pages 68-97. 

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This episode is brought to you by Schole Academy from Classical Academic Press, featuring new literature courses taught by Close Reads co-star, Tim McIntosh. 

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

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On this episode of Close Reads, Angelina, Tim, and David continue their discussion of Marilynne Robinson's beloved, Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, Gilead. Topics include the book's lack of plot, the various father/son relationships, mroe on theology and suffering, and more. This episode covers pages 68-97. 

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This episode is brought to you by Schole Academy from Classical Academic Press, featuring new literature courses taught by Close Reads co-star, Tim McIntosh. 

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

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A Perpetual Feast #12 A Perpetual Feast #12 Mon, 28 Aug 2017 20:29:54 GMT 36:45 ef031a4823db7080184d336671a294df no https://shows.pippa.io/5a8c994306c9cec7297078b9/5a8c997a7780d3580eaacda5 Welcome to episode 12 of A Perpetual Feast, where Andrew Kern and Wes Callihan discuss Homer and all of the things that Homer makes them think about.  In this episode, they discuss the importance of the setting in the... Welcome to episode 12 of A Perpetual Feast, where Andrew Kern and Wes Callihan discuss Homer and all of the things that Homer makes them think about. 

In this episode, they discuss the importance of the setting in the Iliad, Christ fulfillment of the Greek ideals, and much more. 

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

 

 

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Welcome to episode 12 of A Perpetual Feast, where Andrew Kern and Wes Callihan discuss Homer and all of the things that Homer makes them think about. 

In this episode, they discuss the importance of the setting in the Iliad, Christ fulfillment of the Greek ideals, and much more. 

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

 

 

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Close Reads #63: Gilead (ep. 2) Close Reads #63: Gilead (ep. 2) Tue, 22 Aug 2017 04:09:49 GMT 1:08:39 c4198695dfe02ab5d5f8c8c1f457f349 no https://shows.pippa.io/5a8c994306c9cec7297078b9/5a8c997a7780d3580eaacda6 On this episode of Close Reads, Angelina and David continue their discussion of Marilynne Robinson's beloved, Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, Gilead (while Tim vacations in Aruba). Topics include John Ames' observations of humanity, the goodness of growing old, contemplation of heaven (and the beauty of perishability), and more. This episode covers pages 37-68. 

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This episode is brought to you by Schole Academy from Classical Academic Press, featuring new literature courses taught by Close Reads co-star, Tim McIntosh. 

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

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On this episode of Close Reads, Angelina and David continue their discussion of Marilynne Robinson's beloved, Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, Gilead (while Tim vacations in Aruba). Topics include John Ames' observations of humanity, the goodness of growing old, contemplation of heaven (and the beauty of perishability), and more. This episode covers pages 37-68. 

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This episode is brought to you by Schole Academy from Classical Academic Press, featuring new literature courses taught by Close Reads co-star, Tim McIntosh. 

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

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The Mason Jar #25: A Morning Time Immersion The Mason Jar #25: A Morning Time Immersion Thu, 17 Aug 2017 19:57:30 GMT 1:11:39 c3678b06a1d94ae498cd88c5924c82c7 no https://shows.pippa.io/5a8c994306c9cec7297078b9/5a8c997a7780d3580eaacda7 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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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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Quiddity #75: Josh Gibbs on Cultivating Wise Movie Watchers Quiddity #75: Josh Gibbs on Cultivating Wise Movie Watchers Wed, 16 Aug 2017 21:03:45 GMT 1:16:08 1c3a3f2c1aa505f1bbc0c44329306052 no https://shows.pippa.io/5a8c994306c9cec7297078b9/5a8c997a7780d3580eaacda8 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... 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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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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<![CDATA[Close Reads #62: "Gilead" Kick-off Show]]> Mon, 14 Aug 2017 20:14:18 GMT 57:33 eabb3f8ee35e4cc4cb46218dff212b94 no https://shows.pippa.io/5a8c994306c9cec7297078b9/5a8c997a7780d3580eaacda9 On this episode of Close Reads, Angelina, Tim, and David kick off their discussion of Marilynne Robinson's beloved, Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, Gilead (2004). Topics include whether this is a sad book, a bit on Robinson's biography, John Ames's joy in the face of suffering, and  more.

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This episode is brought to you by Schole Academy from Classical Academic Press, featuring new literature courses taught by Close Reads co-star, Tim McIntosh. 

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

 

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On this episode of Close Reads, Angelina, Tim, and David kick off their discussion of Marilynne Robinson's beloved, Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, Gilead (2004). Topics include whether this is a sad book, a bit on Robinson's biography, John Ames's joy in the face of suffering, and  more.

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This episode is brought to you by Schole Academy from Classical Academic Press, featuring new literature courses taught by Close Reads co-star, Tim McIntosh. 

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

 

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<![CDATA[Close Reads #61: Brideshead Revisited Q&A]]> Tue, 08 Aug 2017 19:28:17 GMT 1:15:57 3de17742e5b335d0989537e46a62b595 no https://shows.pippa.io/5a8c994306c9cec7297078b9/5a8c997a7780d3580eaacdaa On this episode of Close Reads, Angelina, Tim, David, and Andrew conclude their discussion of Evelyn Waugh's classic novel Brideshead Revisited by answering listener questions. 

Topics include:

  • The BBC miniseries and Jeremy Irons' audio book 
  • The effect of Charles immaturity on his perspectives
  • Whether it's a true conversion story
  • Which characters display true faith
  • Symbolism and conversion
  • and much more

This episode is brought to you by Schole Academy from Classical Academic Press, featuring new literature courses taught by Close Reads co-star, Tim McIntosh. 

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

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On this episode of Close Reads, Angelina, Tim, David, and Andrew conclude their discussion of Evelyn Waugh's classic novel Brideshead Revisited by answering listener questions. 

Topics include:

  • The BBC miniseries and Jeremy Irons' audio book 
  • The effect of Charles immaturity on his perspectives
  • Whether it's a true conversion story
  • Which characters display true faith
  • Symbolism and conversion
  • and much more

This episode is brought to you by Schole Academy from Classical Academic Press, featuring new literature courses taught by Close Reads co-star, Tim McIntosh. 

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

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Click here to join the Close Reads Facebook group. 

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The Mason Jar #24: Elsie Iudicello on Charlotte Mason and the Young Mom The Mason Jar #24: Elsie Iudicello on Charlotte Mason and the Young Mom Wed, 02 Aug 2017 16:16:52 GMT 57:19 082226123ac0b208520c7b6a0d9bfe97 no https://shows.pippa.io/5a8c994306c9cec7297078b9/5a8c997a7780d3580eaacdab 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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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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The Commons #18: Further Thoughts on Building Sturdy Children (with Keith McCurdy) The Commons #18: Further Thoughts on Building Sturdy Children (with Keith McCurdy) Tue, 01 Aug 2017 19:14:08 GMT 56:54 835537a977966800393a6cb3b8488e48 no https://shows.pippa.io/5a8c994306c9cec7297078b9/5a8c997a7780d3580eaacdac 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,... 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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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!

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Close Reads #60: Brideshead Revisited Conclusion (LIVE EPISODE) Close Reads #60: Brideshead Revisited Conclusion (LIVE EPISODE) Fri, 28 Jul 2017 20:29:11 GMT 1:41:37 5293ddbaa9b0c0835b106a448367b7bb no https://shows.pippa.io/5a8c994306c9cec7297078b9/5a8c997a7780d3580eaacdad On this special LIVE episode of Close Reads, Angelina, Tim, David, and their special guest conclude their discussion of Evelyn Waugh's classic novel Brideshead Revisited, focusing on the final chapters. 

This episode was recorded at the 2017 CiRCE Conference.

Topics include:

  • The love story
  • Whether this story is tragedy
  • Whether people wanted Julia and Charles to stay together
  • The sign of the cross and aesthetic theology
  • The ongoing thread twitches
  • Listener comments
  • and much more

This episode is brought to you by Schole Academy from Classical Academic Press, featuring new literature courses taught by Close Reads co-star, Tim McIntosh. 

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On this special LIVE episode of Close Reads, Angelina, Tim, David, and their special guest conclude their discussion of Evelyn Waugh's classic novel Brideshead Revisited, focusing on the final chapters. 

This episode was recorded at the 2017 CiRCE Conference.

Topics include:

  • The love story
  • Whether this story is tragedy
  • Whether people wanted Julia and Charles to stay together
  • The sign of the cross and aesthetic theology
  • The ongoing thread twitches
  • Listener comments
  • and much more

This episode is brought to you by Schole Academy from Classical Academic Press, featuring new literature courses taught by Close Reads co-star, Tim McIntosh. 

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Click here to join the Close Reads Facebook group. 

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Close Reads #59: Brideshead Revisited (part 2, chapters 2-3) Close Reads #59: Brideshead Revisited (part 2, chapters 2-3) Tue, 18 Jul 2017 03:50:06 GMT 1:22:05 d58b423127406c8e112a0ce414a254ea no https://shows.pippa.io/5a8c994306c9cec7297078b9/5a8c997a7780d3580eaacdae On this episode of Close Reads, Angelina, Tim, and David continue their discussion of Evelyn Waugh's classic novel, Brideshead Revisited, focusing on chapter 9. 

Topics include:

  • Julia's prescience
  • Julia's guilty conscience
  • Bridey's strong words
  • Ryder's skepticism
  • and much more

This episode is brought to you by Schole Academy from Classical Academic Press, featuring new literature courses taught by Close Reads co-star, Tim McIntosh. 

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On this episode of Close Reads, Angelina, Tim, and David continue their discussion of Evelyn Waugh's classic novel, Brideshead Revisited, focusing on chapter 9. 

Topics include:

  • Julia's prescience
  • Julia's guilty conscience
  • Bridey's strong words
  • Ryder's skepticism
  • and much more

This episode is brought to you by Schole Academy from Classical Academic Press, featuring new literature courses taught by Close Reads co-star, Tim McIntosh. 

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Click here to join the Close Reads Facebook group. 

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<![CDATA[The Mason Jar Q&A: July 2017]]> Mon, 17 Jul 2017 04:28:52 GMT 38:56 8ef32fd6347f87d1f2cd383543b75959 no https://shows.pippa.io/5a8c994306c9cec7297078b9/5a8c997a7780d3580eaacdaf 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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This episode is brought to you by Morningtide to Eventide, purveyors of planners and calendars designed specifically for homeschoolers. 

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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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The Commons #17: On J.R.R. Tolkien Sacramental Vision, with Craig Bernthal The Commons #17: On J.R.R. Tolkien Sacramental Vision, with Craig Bernthal Mon, 17 Jul 2017 04:16:24 GMT 43:58 38a03730929d699dc014b49ae5070c06 no https://shows.pippa.io/5a8c994306c9cec7297078b9/5a8c997a7780d3580eaacdb0 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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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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Close Reads #58: Brideshead Revisited Chapter 9 Close Reads #58: Brideshead Revisited Chapter 9 Thu, 13 Jul 2017 02:10:27 GMT 1:27:45 6810319c2492abced3679fb20f3362c2 no https://shows.pippa.io/5a8c994306c9cec7297078b9/5a8c997a7780d3580eaacdb1 On this episode of Close Reads, Angelina, Tim, and David continue their discussion of Evelyn Waugh's classic novel, Brideshead Revisited, focusing on chapter 9. 

Topics include:

  • The interesting structure of the chapter
  • Celia's infedelity
  • Much more on perspective
  • The metaphor of the storm
  • Characters repeating patterns
  • Whether this first chapter where anything actually happens
  • and much more...

This episode is brought to you by Schole Academy from Classical Academic Press, featuring new literature courses taught by Close Reads co-star, Tim McIntosh. 

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On this episode of Close Reads, Angelina, Tim, and David continue their discussion of Evelyn Waugh's classic novel, Brideshead Revisited, focusing on chapter 9. 

Topics include:

  • The interesting structure of the chapter
  • Celia's infedelity
  • Much more on perspective
  • The metaphor of the storm
  • Characters repeating patterns
  • Whether this first chapter where anything actually happens
  • and much more...

This episode is brought to you by Schole Academy from Classical Academic Press, featuring new literature courses taught by Close Reads co-star, Tim McIntosh. 

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<![CDATA[Quiddity #74: Bibliotheca founder Adam Greene and Devin O'Donnell]]> Thu, 06 Jul 2017 20:33:50 GMT 1:27:45 985b37afdc19cde408eef7ffafc748e6 no https://shows.pippa.io/5a8c994306c9cec7297078b9/5a8c997a7780d3580eaacdb2 In this episode of our flagship podcast, David chats with Adam Greene and Devin O'Donnell of Bibliotheca, a typographically elegant multivolume edition of the entire biblical library.

Topics include:

- The challenges of Bible translation  - Seeing the Scriptures as poetry - The non-traditional experience of reading Scripture without notes and verses - Typography and book design - And music more

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In this episode of our flagship podcast, David chats with Adam Greene and Devin O'Donnell of Bibliotheca, a typographically elegant multivolume edition of the entire biblical library.

Topics include:

- The challenges of Bible translation  - Seeing the Scriptures as poetry - The non-traditional experience of reading Scripture without notes and verses - Typography and book design - And music more

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The Mason Jar #23: On Sloyd, with Camille Malucci The Mason Jar #23: On Sloyd, with Camille Malucci Mon, 03 Jul 2017 15:01:53 GMT 48:22 7872108d6fb94dccfadcf67905be973f no https://shows.pippa.io/5a8c994306c9cec7297078b9/5a8c997a7780d3580eaacdb3 In this episode of The Mason Jar Q&A, Cindy chats with Camille Malucci (of the Charlotte Mason Institute) about a handicraft called sloyd,  in which Charlotte Mason was a believer. 

Topics include: 

  • What sloyd is
  • Where it came from
  • Why Mason believed in it
  • And how to do it in your homes

***

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In this episode of The Mason Jar Q&A, Cindy chats with Camille Malucci (of the Charlotte Mason Institute) about a handicraft called sloyd,  in which Charlotte Mason was a believer. 

Topics include: 

  • What sloyd is
  • Where it came from
  • Why Mason believed in it
  • And how to do it in your homes

***

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

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

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Close Reads #57: Brideshead Revisited chapter 8 Close Reads #57: Brideshead Revisited chapter 8 Mon, 03 Jul 2017 14:40:39 GMT 1:18:26 48bac8a2ea60e9216f5599893603dd8d no https://shows.pippa.io/5a8c994306c9cec7297078b9/5a8c997a7780d3580eaacdb4 On this episode of Close Reads, Angelina, Tim, and David continue their discussion of Evelyn Waugh's classic novel, Brideshead Revisited, focusing on chapter 7. 

Topics include:

  • Getting to know Julia
  • Rex's ignorance
  • Why Charles is attracted to Julia
  • "Modern" education
  • Perspective and Waugh
  • and more...

This episode is brought to you by our friends at the Institute for Excellence in Writing, purveyors of Linguistic Development through Poetry Memorization. Learn more here. 

This episode is brought to you by Schole Academy from Classical Academic Press, featuring new literature courses taught by Close Reads co-star, Tim McIntosh. 

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On this episode of Close Reads, Angelina, Tim, and David continue their discussion of Evelyn Waugh's classic novel, Brideshead Revisited, focusing on chapter 7. 

Topics include:

  • Getting to know Julia
  • Rex's ignorance
  • Why Charles is attracted to Julia
  • "Modern" education
  • Perspective and Waugh
  • and more...

This episode is brought to you by our friends at the Institute for Excellence in Writing, purveyors of Linguistic Development through Poetry Memorization. Learn more here. 

This episode is brought to you by Schole Academy from Classical Academic Press, featuring new literature courses taught by Close Reads co-star, Tim McIntosh. 

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Quiddity #73: Andrew Pudewa on Memorization Quiddity #73: Andrew Pudewa on Memorization Thu, 29 Jun 2017 15:44:38 GMT 41:38 01486395b8be4e1b743a0445fbfa1724 no https://shows.pippa.io/5a8c994306c9cec7297078b9/5a8c997a7780d3580eaacdb5 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... 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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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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Close Reads #56: Brideshead Revisited, Chapter 7 Close Reads #56: Brideshead Revisited, Chapter 7 Tue, 27 Jun 2017 18:12:35 GMT 1:09:07 05519b042f241f14cded2d94eac7c956 no https://shows.pippa.io/5a8c994306c9cec7297078b9/5a8c997a7780d3580eaacdb6 On this episode of Close Reads, Angelina, Tim, and David continue their discussion of Evelyn Waugh's classic novel, Brideshead Revisited, focusing on chapter 7. 

Topics include:

  • Getting to know Julia
  • Rex's ignorance
  • Why Charles is attracted to Julia
  • "Modern" education
  • Perspective and Waugh
  • and more...

This episode is brought to you by our friends at the Institute for Excellence in Writing, purveyors of Linguistic Development through Poetry Memorization. Learn more here. 

This episode is brought to you by Schole Academy from Classical Academic Press, featuring new literature courses taught by Close Reads co-star, Tim McIntosh. 

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On this episode of Close Reads, Angelina, Tim, and David continue their discussion of Evelyn Waugh's classic novel, Brideshead Revisited, focusing on chapter 7. 

Topics include:

  • Getting to know Julia
  • Rex's ignorance
  • Why Charles is attracted to Julia
  • "Modern" education
  • Perspective and Waugh
  • and more...

This episode is brought to you by our friends at the Institute for Excellence in Writing, purveyors of Linguistic Development through Poetry Memorization. Learn more here. 

This episode is brought to you by Schole Academy from Classical Academic Press, featuring new literature courses taught by Close Reads co-star, Tim McIntosh. 

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Quiddity #72: Adam Andrews on Teaching Literature (Part 2) Quiddity #72: Adam Andrews on Teaching Literature (Part 2) Sat, 24 Jun 2017 19:36:12 GMT 35:51 6f09a62beb9ef5e30d5d951e0b49c9c5 no https://shows.pippa.io/5a8c994306c9cec7297078b9/5a8c997a7780d3580eaacdb7 Join David Kern and guest Adam Andrews, of the Center for Lit, for part two of our their conversation about teaching literature. In this episode they focus on the challenges (and rewards) of teaching contemporary literature.  Topics... Join David Kern and guest Adam Andrews, of the Center for Lit, for part two of our their conversation about teaching literature. In this episode they focus on the challenges (and rewards) of teaching contemporary literature. 

Topics include: 

  • A summary of Adam's article in our forthcoming summer magazine
  • why it's important to read the literature of our own time to help us understand the times in which we live
  • how writer's say "ecce homo"
  • choosing books specifically for the classroom
  • focusing on learning to read well rather than on what we read
  • the value of reading fewer books well 
  • 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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Join David Kern and guest Adam Andrews, of the Center for Lit, for part two of our their conversation about teaching literature. In this episode they focus on the challenges (and rewards) of teaching contemporary literature. 

Topics include: 

  • A summary of Adam's article in our forthcoming summer magazine
  • why it's important to read the literature of our own time to help us understand the times in which we live
  • how writer's say "ecce homo"
  • choosing books specifically for the classroom
  • focusing on learning to read well rather than on what we read
  • the value of reading fewer books well 
  • 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. 

***

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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The Commons #16: Gregory Thornbury on Life in the City for the Christian College The Commons #16: Gregory Thornbury on Life in the City for the Christian College Fri, 23 Jun 2017 15:37:34 GMT 32:23 33e6302fb4b813c8529830bbaf129f95 no https://shows.pippa.io/5a8c994306c9cec7297078b9/5a8c997a7780d3580eaacdb8 In this episode of The Commons, Brian Phillips chats with Dr. Gregory Thornbury, President of The King's College in New York City, about the challenges of running a Christian, Liberal Arts-driven college in a place like New York City. 

Topics include: 

  • What it's like being known as "America's first hipster college president"
  • Why The King's College has embraced the challenge of being in NYC
  • The challenges of that sort of existence
  • The place of the Liberal Arts at TKC
  • The challenges facing Christian higher education nationwide
  • Advice for making college choices

***

This episode is brought to you by our friends at the Institute for Excellence in Writing, purveyors of Linguistic Development through Poetry Memorization. Learn more here. 

***

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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In this episode of The Commons, Brian Phillips chats with Dr. Gregory Thornbury, President of The King's College in New York City, about the challenges of running a Christian, Liberal Arts-driven college in a place like New York City. 

Topics include: 

  • What it's like being known as "America's first hipster college president"
  • Why The King's College has embraced the challenge of being in NYC
  • The challenges of that sort of existence
  • The place of the Liberal Arts at TKC
  • The challenges facing Christian higher education nationwide
  • Advice for making college choices

***

This episode is brought to you by our friends at the Institute for Excellence in Writing, purveyors of Linguistic Development through Poetry Memorization. Learn more here. 

***

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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Close Reads #56: Brideshead Revisited Chapter 6 Close Reads #56: Brideshead Revisited Chapter 6 Tue, 20 Jun 2017 04:07:20 GMT 1:31:38 86ce16a16e00947ceb8c3dd0943f0b03 no https://shows.pippa.io/5a8c994306c9cec7297078b9/5a8c997a7780d3580eaacdb9 On this episode of Close Reads, Angelina, Tim, David, and a special guest continue their discussion of Evelyn Waugh's classic novel, Brideshead Revisited, focusing on chapter 6. 

Topics include:

  • The greatest sentence of the 20th century
  • What's wrong with Sebastian
  • Whether Sebastian's family is being fair
  • More on the aesthetic theology of the book
  • and much, much more...

This episode is brought to you by our friends at the Institute for Excellence in Writing, purveyors of Linguistic Development through Poetry Memorization. Learn more here. 

This episode is also brought to you by Schole Academy from Classical Academic Press, featuring new literature courses taught by Close Reads co-star, Tim McIntosh. 

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On this episode of Close Reads, Angelina, Tim, David, and a special guest continue their discussion of Evelyn Waugh's classic novel, Brideshead Revisited, focusing on chapter 6. 

Topics include:

  • The greatest sentence of the 20th century
  • What's wrong with Sebastian
  • Whether Sebastian's family is being fair
  • More on the aesthetic theology of the book
  • and much, much more...

This episode is brought to you by our friends at the Institute for Excellence in Writing, purveyors of Linguistic Development through Poetry Memorization. Learn more here. 

This episode is also brought to you by Schole Academy from Classical Academic Press, featuring new literature courses taught by Close Reads co-star, Tim McIntosh. 

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Quiddity #71: Adam Andrews (Part 1) Quiddity #71: Adam Andrews (Part 1) Mon, 19 Jun 2017 19:40:32 GMT 40:20 e23e2773870c7b4c3741925bb90ebe5f no https://shows.pippa.io/5a8c994306c9cec7297078b9/5a8c997a7780d3580eaacdba 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. 

***

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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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. 

***

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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Close Reads #54: Brideshead Revisited #54 Close Reads #54: Brideshead Revisited #54 Thu, 08 Jun 2017 00:14:21 GMT 1:27:07 e8f87fa3d74209e5085d53528e353746 no https://shows.pippa.io/5a8c994306c9cec7297078b9/5a8c997a7780d3580eaacdbb On this episode of Close Reads, Angelina, Tim, and David continue their discussion of Evelyn Waugh's classic novel, Brideshead Revisited, focusing on chapter 5. 

Topics include:

  • Charles' father
  • Sebastian's malaise
  • The fate of young men during the era
  • Religion at Brideshead
  • More on the aesthetic theology of the book
  • and more...

This episode is brought to you by our friends at the Institute for Excellence in Writing, purveyors of Linguistic Development through Poetry Memorization. Learn more here. 

This episode is brought to you by Schole Academy from Classical Academic Press, featuring new literature courses taught by Close Reads co-star, Tim McIntosh. 

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On this episode of Close Reads, Angelina, Tim, and David continue their discussion of Evelyn Waugh's classic novel, Brideshead Revisited, focusing on chapter 5. 

Topics include:

  • Charles' father
  • Sebastian's malaise
  • The fate of young men during the era
  • Religion at Brideshead
  • More on the aesthetic theology of the book
  • and more...

This episode is brought to you by our friends at the Institute for Excellence in Writing, purveyors of Linguistic Development through Poetry Memorization. Learn more here. 

This episode is brought to you by Schole Academy from Classical Academic Press, featuring new literature courses taught by Close Reads co-star, Tim McIntosh. 

***

Click here to join the Close Reads Facebook group. 

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The Mason Jar #22: Making the Best of Summer The Mason Jar #22: Making the Best of Summer Mon, 05 Jun 2017 19:09:54 GMT 35:25 33ab824d6c58c2ac5bcb0929b5e57ba0 no https://shows.pippa.io/5a8c994306c9cec7297078b9/5a8c997a7780d3580eaacdbc 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!

***

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

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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!

***

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

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Close Reads #53: Brideshead Revisted, Chapters 3-4 Close Reads #53: Brideshead Revisted, Chapters 3-4 Thu, 01 Jun 2017 16:48:16 GMT 1:16:02 7ef0eafed2af67054f255105420c5db9 no https://shows.pippa.io/5a8c994306c9cec7297078b9/5a8c997a7780d3580eaacdbd On this episode of Close Reads, Angelina, Tim, and David continue their discussion of Evelyn Waugh's classic novel, Brideshead Revisited, focusing on chapters 3-4. 

Topics include:

  • Tim's upcoming vacation
  • A comparison of Charles family and Sebastian's family
  • Sebastian's faith and Charles lack thereof
  • Sebastian and Charles' youth and what it means
  • The aesthetic theology of the book
  • Aesthetics as a road to faith
  • and more...

It's also brought to you by Schole Academy from Classical Academic Press, featuring new literature courses taught by Close Reads co-star, Tim McIntosh. 

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On this episode of Close Reads, Angelina, Tim, and David continue their discussion of Evelyn Waugh's classic novel, Brideshead Revisited, focusing on chapters 3-4. 

Topics include:

  • Tim's upcoming vacation
  • A comparison of Charles family and Sebastian's family
  • Sebastian's faith and Charles lack thereof
  • Sebastian and Charles' youth and what it means
  • The aesthetic theology of the book
  • Aesthetics as a road to faith
  • and more...

It's also brought to you by Schole Academy from Classical Academic Press, featuring new literature courses taught by Close Reads co-star, Tim McIntosh. 

*** 

Click here to join the Close Reads Facebook group. 

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Close Reads #53: Brideshead Revisted, Chapters 1-2 Close Reads #53: Brideshead Revisted, Chapters 1-2 Tue, 23 May 2017 14:28:31 GMT 1:06:14 3cfd323d5c2573c3624b73684b074a5b no https://shows.pippa.io/5a8c994306c9cec7297078b9/5a8c997a7780d3580eaacdbe On this episode of Close Reads, Angelina, Tim, and David kick off their discussion of Evelyn Waugh's classic novel, Brideshead Revisited, focusing on the prologue and chapters one and two.  

Topics include:

  • First experiences with Waugh
  • Waugh's nostalgia
  • The prologue
  • The book's various juxtapositions
  • The sacred and the profane
  • The book's spiritual hauntings
  • 3 key decaying institutions
  • and more...

This episode is brought to by our friends at Roman Roads Media, purveyors of the Old Western Culture series, featuring Wes Callihan. 

It's also brought to you by Schole Academy from Classical Academic Press, featuring new literature courses taught by Close Reads co-star, Tim McIntosh. 

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Click here to join the Close Reads Facebook group. 

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On this episode of Close Reads, Angelina, Tim, and David kick off their discussion of Evelyn Waugh's classic novel, Brideshead Revisited, focusing on the prologue and chapters one and two.  

Topics include:

  • First experiences with Waugh
  • Waugh's nostalgia
  • The prologue
  • The book's various juxtapositions
  • The sacred and the profane
  • The book's spiritual hauntings
  • 3 key decaying institutions
  • and more...

This episode is brought to by our friends at Roman Roads Media, purveyors of the Old Western Culture series, featuring Wes Callihan. 

It's also brought to you by Schole Academy from Classical Academic Press, featuring new literature courses taught by Close Reads co-star, Tim McIntosh. 

*** 

Click here to join the Close Reads Facebook group. 

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<![CDATA[The Mason Jar Q&A: May 2017]]> Fri, 19 May 2017 14:44:33 GMT 30:49 41fa178bf0ba703539ec41a22321b6f1 no https://shows.pippa.io/5a8c994306c9cec7297078b9/5a8c997a7780d3580eaacdbf In this episode of The Mason Jar Q&A, Cindy answers listener questions.

Topics include: 

  • Whether Charlotte Mason's volumes should be reading a particular order
  • Whether morning time is necessary for a true Charlotte Mason (or classical) approach to education
  • Whether morning time is too heavy on what is called "the riches"

***

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

This episode is brought to by our friends at Roman Roads Media, purveyors of the Old Western Culture series, featuring Wes Callihan. ​​​​​​​

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

Topics include: 

  • Whether Charlotte Mason's volumes should be reading a particular order
  • Whether morning time is necessary for a true Charlotte Mason (or classical) approach to education
  • Whether morning time is too heavy on what is called "the riches"

***

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

This episode is brought to by our friends at Roman Roads Media, purveyors of the Old Western Culture series, featuring Wes Callihan. ​​​​​​​

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Close Reads #52: Narnia Nostalgia Close Reads #52: Narnia Nostalgia Tue, 16 May 2017 13:25:17 GMT 59:00 9b8ac3179f8027768db362495557e6c4 no https://shows.pippa.io/5a8c994306c9cec7297078b9/5a8c997a7780d3580eaacdc0 On this episode of Close Reads, Angelina, Tim, and David discuss C.S. Lewis's classic, The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe, and it's victory in our Great Books Bracket this spring. 

Topics include:

  • Why the Narnia stories have maintained their reputation for so long
  • The differences in reading it for the first time as a child as opposed to as an adult
  • Which Narnia book should be read first
  • Lewis's philosophies on reading
  • and more...

Plus, they kick the show off by discussing how to know if dislike of a book is because of the book itself or because of the reader. 

This episode is brought to by our friends at Roman Roads Media, purveyors of the Old Western Culture series, featuring Wes Callihan. 

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On this episode of Close Reads, Angelina, Tim, and David discuss C.S. Lewis's classic, The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe, and it's victory in our Great Books Bracket this spring. 

Topics include:

  • Why the Narnia stories have maintained their reputation for so long
  • The differences in reading it for the first time as a child as opposed to as an adult
  • Which Narnia book should be read first
  • Lewis's philosophies on reading
  • and more...

Plus, they kick the show off by discussing how to know if dislike of a book is because of the book itself or because of the reader. 

This episode is brought to by our friends at Roman Roads Media, purveyors of the Old Western Culture series, featuring Wes Callihan. 

*** 

Click here to join the Close Reads Facebook group. 

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<![CDATA[Close Reads #51: O'Connor Q&A]]> Wed, 10 May 2017 17:18:52 GMT 1:21:25 cb82636df86666ec261292dff1c95bb6 no https://shows.pippa.io/5a8c994306c9cec7297078b9/5a8c997a7780d3580eaacdc1 On this episode of Close Reads, Angelina, Tim, and David conclude their conversation on Flannery O'Connor's collection of stories, Everything That Rises Must Converge, by answering listener questions. 

Topics include:

  • How O'Connor's contemporaries viewed her work
  • Angelina and Tim's Amazon-style reviews of O'Connor
  • Anagogical/allegorical reading
  • O'Connor's appeal to non-Christians
  • Rapid-fire questions 

and much more...

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This episode is brought to by our friends at Roman Roads Media, purveyors of the Old Western Culture series, featuring Wes Callihan. 

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On this episode of Close Reads, Angelina, Tim, and David conclude their conversation on Flannery O'Connor's collection of stories, Everything That Rises Must Converge, by answering listener questions. 

Topics include:

  • How O'Connor's contemporaries viewed her work
  • Angelina and Tim's Amazon-style reviews of O'Connor
  • Anagogical/allegorical reading
  • O'Connor's appeal to non-Christians
  • Rapid-fire questions 

and much more...

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This episode is brought to by our friends at Roman Roads Media, purveyors of the Old Western Culture series, featuring Wes Callihan. 

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Click here to join the Close Reads Facebook group. 

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