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The CiRCE Institute Podcast Network is made up four regular shows: 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.

The CiRCE Institute Podcast Network is made up four regular shows: 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: 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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English


Episodes

Christine Perrin on Teaching Poetry | FORMA

9/20/2018
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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...

Duration:01:13:29

Setting Goals to Get a Classical Education As an Adult | Ask Andrew

9/20/2018
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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...

Duration:00:21:10

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

9/12/2018
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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.

Duration:00:23:46

Jake Mentzel of the Bookening Podcast | FORMA

9/12/2018
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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...

Duration:00:51:49

Homeschooling during the High School Years | The Mason Jar

9/11/2018
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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: As promised, here is Cindy's plan for the tenth grade year *** Don't forget to join the Mere Motherhood Facebook group...

Duration:00:47:16

What Do Feelings Have to Do with Good Reading? | FORMA

9/7/2018
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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...

Duration:00:49:08

Dawn Duran on Swedish Drill and the Goings-On in the Charlotte Mason World | The Mason Jar

9/5/2018
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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: You can learn more about that here. And here is the magazine she mentions *** 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...

Duration:00:58:39

A Walk through Cindy's Plans for the School Year | The Mason Jar

8/28/2018
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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: http://shakespeare.mit.edu Spelling http://www.draardsmasdrills.comhttp://amblesideonline.org *** 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...

Duration:00:56:41

On the Small Liberal Arts College, with Greg Wilbur | FORMA

8/23/2018
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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.

Duration:00:39:24

On Grammar during Morning Time | The Mason Jar

8/21/2018
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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...

Duration:00:30:30

King Lear: Act 1, Scene 1 (The Play's the Thing preview))

8/20/2018
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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...

Duration:01:33:01

Wendell Berry and Higher Education with Jack Baker and Jeffrey Bilbro | FORMA

8/17/2018
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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...

Duration:01:24:21

On Self-Assessment and Anxiety | The Mason Jar

8/16/2018
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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...

Duration:00:37:39

Karen Swallow Prior, author of "On Reading Well" | FORMA

8/8/2018
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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...

Duration:01:04:41

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

8/7/2018
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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...

Duration:00:54:23

The Ongoing Feast of the Iliad | A Perpetual Feast Season 2 Finale)

8/6/2018
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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. *** This season of A Perpetual Feast is presented by Roman Roads Media, purveyors of fine classical education...

Duration:00:33:57

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

8/1/2018
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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 VerseThe Classic Hundred PoemsThe Harp and Laurel Wreath, *** Don't forget to join the Mere Motherhood Facebook...

Duration:00:35:57

The Iliad's Final Section (A Perpetual Feast 2.7)

7/31/2018
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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. *** This season of A Perpetual Feast is presented by Roman Roads Media, purveyors of fine classical education curricula, including...

Duration:00:35:24

Joshua Gibbs on "How to Be Unlucky"

7/30/2018
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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...

Duration:01:03:27

On Agamemnon's Inadequacy (A Perpetual Feast 2.6)

7/24/2018
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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). *** 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.

Duration:00:41:19