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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

LIBROMANIA: Graham Greene the Spy, with Christopher Hull

7/13/2019
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In this episode of Libromania, a podcast for the book-obsessed, David chats with historian, Christopher Hull, about his new book Our Man Down in Havana: The Story Behind Graham Green's Cold War Novel. Although he's obviously best known for his many wonderful novels (and screenplays), Greene spent most of his adult life working for Great Britain's secret service. He was an adventurer, and a bit of rogue, and in many ways his work in the world of espionage met a deep-seated psychological need....

Duration:00:55:48

FORMA: How to Watch a Summer Blockbuster, with Dr. Junius Johnson

7/8/2019
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Join managing editor Heidi White as she talks to Baylor’s Dr. Junius Johnson on how and why Christians can enjoy big-budget blockbuster films and franchises. Covering particular film franchises and universal points of discussion and evaluation, Heidi and Dr. Johnson discuss how (and how not) to go to the movies this summer. Remember: subscribe, rate, review.

Duration:00:39:07

Libromania #19: On the Work of the Regional Novelist, with David Joy

7/3/2019
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In this episode of Libromania, a podcast for the book-obsessed, David chats with novelist David Joy about what it's like to be a regional novelist and whether that was something he set out to be when he first started writing fiction. They discuss the authors that influenced his work, how his neighbors have responded to his novels, and much more. Remember: subscribe to subscribe to the Libromania feed to stay up-to-date with the show!

Duration:00:45:21

Ask Andrew: On Catechism in Education Part 4

7/1/2019
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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 offers some additional thoughts in response to question about the place and purpose of catechism in education. This is part 4 of a series of episodes on the topic. Remember: subscribe, rate, review!

Duration:00:19:35

Libromania #16: Paul Sahre, one of the foremost book cover designers

6/5/2019
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In which David chats with Paul Sahre, one of the world's foremost book cover designers. Sahre's designed covers for the likes of Chuck Klosterman and Malcolm Gladwell, and he's done updates for Hemingway and Spark, among others. In this conversation, David and Paul discuss the process of designing a cover, some of his favorite covers of all time, and much more. Remember: If you like this episode be sure to subscribe to the Libromania feed wherever you get podcasts.

Duration:01:05:59

Ask Andrew: On Catechism in Education, part 3

6/5/2019
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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 offers some additional thoughts in response to question about the place and purpose of catechism in education. This is part 3 of a series of episodes on the topic and focuses on the practical applications of catechism in the classroom.

Duration:00:24:15

The Commons: Outrage, Solomon, & Kids with Smartphones

5/1/2019
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Welcome back to The Commons, a podcast featuring conversations and contemplation about the challenges of school life and leadership, hosted by Dr. Brian Phillips. In the episode, Brian discusses our tendency to assume the worst of others, our "age of outrage," and how we must guard ourselves and our schools against it. Remember: subscribe, rate, review!

Duration:00:09:39

Libromania #13: Dostoevsky's Gambling Problem (featuring Dr. Jessica Hooten Wilson)

4/24/2019
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Welcome to Libromania, a podcast for the book-obsessed from the Close Reads Podcast Network. Each week David Kern will be chatting with authors, biographers, designers, collectors, critics and other people who help make book's so worthy of our attention. In this episode David chats with Dr. Jessica Hooten Wilson, author of Walker Percy, Fyodor Dostoesvsky, and the Search for Influence (among other books), about Dostoevsky's gambling problem and the impact that it had on his life and his...

Duration:00:49:08

The Commons: Keith McCurdy on the Value of Struggle

3/6/2019
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Brian Phillips is joined by Keith McCurdy, President and CEO of Total Life Counseling in Roanoke, Virginia. In addition to his over 30 years of counseling experience, Mr. McCurdy has spoken at the annual conferences for the Society for Classical Learning (SCL) and the Association of Christian and Classical Schools (ACCS). In this episode, Brian and Keith discuss the value of struggle, how hardship makes us stronger, and how those truths can be applied by parents and teachers alike.

Duration:00:39:23

Ask Andrew: On Catechism in Education (part 2)

3/1/2019
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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 offers some additional thoughts in response to question about the place and purpose of catechism in education. This is part 1 of a series of episodes on the topic and focuses on the practical applications of catechism in the classroom.

Duration:00:26:00

The Commons: Further Thoughts on the "February Blahs"

2/26/2019
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Welcome back to The Commons, a podcast about school leadership with Dr. Brian Phillips. On this week's episode Brian continues his reflections on enduring during the challenging month of February, with a particular focus on teaching through those "blahs" and the need for persistent prayer. Remember: Subscribe, rate, review!

Duration:00:09:13

Ask Andrew: On Catechism in Education (Part 1)

2/22/2019
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Welcome to Ask Andrew, a weekly podcast where Andrew Kern contemplates important ideas, essential terms, and unavoidable themes in classical education–and what they mean for the day-to-day of teaching and learning. In this episode, Andrew answers a question about the place and purpose of catechism in education. This is part 1 of a series of episodes on the topic and focuses on the various types - and history - of catechism in the world of education.

Duration:00:26:55

The Commons: February and the Need for Prayer

2/21/2019
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Welcome back to The Commons, a podcast featuring conversations and contemplation about the challenges of school life and leadership, hosted by Dr. Brian Phillips. As every educator knows, February is the longest month of the year. In this episode, Brian discusses the important role prayer plays in fighting off the anxiety, apathy, and frustrations of February.

Duration:00:06:38

Ask Andrew: What is the purpose of k-12 education?

2/14/2019
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Welcome to Ask Andrew, a weekly podcast where Andrew Kern contemplates important ideas, essential terms, and unavoidable themes in classical education–and what they mean for the day-to-day of teaching and learning. In this episode, Andrew answers a question about the purpose of k-12 education, with some help from Stratford Caldecott, David Hicks, and Tony Jarvis.

Duration:00:26:39

Ask Andrew: Why are the common topics so important?

2/1/2019
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Welcome to Ask Andrew, a weekly podcast where Andrew Kern contemplates important ideas, essential terms, and unavoidable themes in classical education–and what they mean for the day-to-day of teaching and learning. In this episode Andrew answers a question the importance of the common topics of invention, and discusses their history and usage over the years. Remember: subscribe, rate, review!

Duration:00:28:55

Ask Andrew: Why do you claim the "Iliad" is the best handbook for rhetoric?

2/1/2019
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Welcome to Ask Andrew, a weekly podcast where Andrew Kern contemplates important ideas, essential terms, and unavoidable themes in classical education–and what they mean for the day-to-day of teaching and learning. In this episode Andrew answers a question about his recurring claim that Homer's Iliad is the best handbook for rhetoric ever written. Remember: subscribe, rate, review!

Duration:00:20:58

The Commons: Lessons on Leadership from the Rule of St. Benedict

1/30/2019
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Welcome back to The Commons, a podcast featuring conversations and contemplation about the challenges of school life and leadership, hosted by Dr. Brian Phillips. In this episode Brian contemplates the spiritual nature of leading an academic community, with some help from The Rule of St. Benedict. Remember: subscribe, rate, review!

Duration:00:09:48

Ask Andrew: Why do we need a cosmology other than the one offered by modern science?

1/19/2019
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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 cosmology and its importance within the classical paradigm and the classical Christian classroom. Remember: subscribe,...

Duration:00:23:48

The Commons: Marcus Aurelius on Difficult People

1/16/2019
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In this episode, Brian offers some thoughts about school life and leadership based on the following quote from Marcus Aurelius: “First thing every morning tell yourself: today I am going to meet a busybody, an ingrate, a bully, a liar, a schemer, and a boor. Ignorance of good and evil has made them what they are. But I know that the good is by nature beautiful and the bad ugly, and I know that these wrong-doers are by nature my brothers, not by blood or breeding, but by being similarly...

Duration:00:12:43

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

1/10/2019
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In this episode, Brian interviews Jennifer Dow (Founder of Paideia Fellowship) about homeschool co-ops: how to start one, how to evaluate one, and how to decide which kind of co-op is right for your family. Help us spread the word: subscribe, rate, review!

Duration:00:40:01