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A Complete Liberal Arts Education (in Podcast Form)

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A Complete Liberal Arts Education (in Podcast Form)

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Episodes

056 – Republic Revisited, Book 2

10/2/2017
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Read more: Drawing on our study of the soul and the city, we use classical canons of thought and traditional hermeneutics to dissect Book 2 of the Republic! What was Plato really getting at with this cryptic, sometimes offensive work? And more importantly, is there any hope for the city, the society, or the state in... ()

Duration: 01:03:45


055 – Republic Revisited, Book 1

9/22/2017
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Read more: Drawing on our study of the soul and the city, we use classical canons of thought and traditional hermeneutics to dissect Book 1 of the Republic! What was Plato really getting at with this cryptic, sometimes offensive work? And more importantly, is there any hope for the city, the society, or the state in... ()

Duration: 00:39:25


054 – Souls and Cities

4/26/2017
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Read more: After the fall of the Roman Republic, we ask the question: “why does it seem that no regime can endure?” According to Plato, part of the answer lies in the link between the soul and the city. In the words of Socrates, “the city is the soul writ large.” Tune in as re-visit the... ()

Duration: 00:41:32


053.1 – C&C – Podcast Shoutouts

10/5/2016
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Read more: Have a podcast? Want some free publicity? In this C&C episode, I’ll be recommending other podcasts whose focus corresponds to one or more episodes on THP. Feel free to shoot me an e-mail if you want to have your show featured on the website. By the by, we’ll read some correspondence and address some... ()

Duration: 00:15:13


053 – Virgil’s Aeneid

9/16/2016
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Read more: Ever have one of those days where your lame boss demands a piece of political propaganda, and all you wanna do is write the definitive literary masterpiece of your civilization’s history?! Well, during the reign of Emperor Augustus, a man named Virgil had just such a day! Follow along with Virgil’s hero — Aeneas... ()

Duration: 00:33:04


052 – The Last Days of the Republic, Part 3

8/27/2016
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Read more: In this exciting conclusion to our three-part miniseries, we say “vale” to the Roman Republic! Along the way, we’ll see how Caesar’s gamble pays off, how his clemency policy doesn’t pay off, and why having a good PR team is a must-have for an aspiring emperor. Warning: Some listeners may experience deja-vu when they... ()

Duration: 00:41:14


Episode 051 – The Last Days of the Republic, Part 2

8/20/2016
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Read more: In Part 2 of our tripartite series on the last days of the Roman Republic, we’ll see if the three-man stalemate struck by Pompey, Crassus, and Caesar can sustain a lasting peace! Along the way, Caesar concocts a plan that’s just crazy enough to work, Crassus gets himself into a pickle, and Pompey is... ()

Duration: 00:37:47


Episode 50.1 – Special Announcement!

8/9/2016
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Read more: A special announcement from The Heritage Podcast!

Duration: 00:05:15


Episode 050 – The Last Days of the Republic, Part 1

7/24/2016
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Read more: In Part 1 of a two-episode series on the dying days of the Roman Republic, we’ll meet the four key players of the 1st century B.C.: Sulla, Pompey, Crassus, and Julius Caesar! Along the way, we’ll see how the line between buffoonery and awesomeness is sometimes very fine, why some public services ought not... ()

Duration: 00:42:14


Episode 049 – Syracuse, the Third Punic War, and Aftermath

5/7/2016
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Read more: Tune in as we flashback to the Siege of Syracuse, visiting the Mad Scientist of Sicily and his space-age death contraptions! After that, we’ll touch base with Cato the Elder and see how he’s been holding up since the end of the Second Punic War. (Spoiler: he’s sad it’s over.) Finally, we’ll see how... ()

Duration: 00:45:13


Episode 048 – Roman Expansion to the Punic Wars

5/5/2016
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Read more: “Hi ho! Hi ho! It’s off to Rome we go! With war elephants and Numidian cavalry…hi ho! Hi ho! Hi ho! Hi ho!” Come sing along with Hannibal as he marches on Rome, fulfilling his childhood oath to destroy Rome on behalf of his home city of Carthage! Will he win? Find out in... ()

Duration: 00:54:49


Episode 047 – Roman Patronage, Warfare, and Values

2/5/2016
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Read more: In the last episode, we built a Republic. In this episode, we’ll tear it down! Tune in to find out how the patron-client relationship sent the Roman constitution to sleep with the fishes! Along the way, we’ll see how the Roman legions invented new tactics, how the Gauls discovered wine, and why Jar Jar–despite... ()

Duration: 00:56:59


Episode 046 – Roman Government

1/20/2016
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Read more: How did the Romans go from masters of Italy to masters of the Mediterranean in only 53 years? Well, if you ask the historian Polybius, the answer you’ll get is “Government.” In this political case study on the Roman Republic, we’ll see how the various social orders and their special interests were represented by... ()

Duration: 00:45:12


Episode 045 – Introduction to Rome

1/12/2016
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Read more: Salvete! And welcome to the Eternal City of Rome! In this introductory episode, we’ll learn how a pair of belligerent feral children who were raised by wolves [citation needed] beat the geopolitical odds and founded a city that captured the world’s imagination (along with a good bit of its territory) for over 2500 years!... ()

Duration: 00:45:10


Episode 044.1 – C&C – New Microphone, Shout-Outs

1/9/2016
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Read more: Armed with a new microphone, we read some long overdue correspondence and give some grateful shout-outs to listeners across the globe! A correction is made regarding Marcus Aurelius.

Duration: 00:16:30


Episode 044 – Hellenistic Philosophy

11/8/2015
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Read more: In the rough-and-tumble Hellenistic World, new philosophies emerge that will influence Greece, Rome, and beyond! Tune in to find out how Eastern ideas seeped into the thought of those who followed Aristotle, bringing us Cynicism, Hedonism, and Stoicism. Finally, we’ll get a sneak peak as to what happens to Platonism in the millennium following... ()

Duration: 00:55:36


Episode 043 – Origins of Political Economy, Part 2

10/15/2015
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Read more: After a cliffhanger ending, Part 2 of our series on the classical origins of political thought continues with the rest of Plato’s Republic, Book I. Next, we’ll see what Aristotle has to say about justice and the best society. Finally, we’ll get a sneak preview of what’s to come on our tour of social,... ()

Duration: 00:42:53


Episode 042 – Origins of Political Economy, Part 1

10/9/2015
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Read more: Join us for the first episode in a two-part introduction to social thought as we re-trace our steps through history and see how past civilizations created legitimacy in their political and economic orders. Specifically, we’ll learn how geography, the natural world, and an understanding of the divine order shaped beliefs about human affairs. From... ()

Duration: 00:43:29


Episode 041 – Aristotle on God, Cosmology, and Ethics

9/2/2015
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Read more: Climb aboard the Heritage SpacePod as we blast off toward an exploration of Aristotle’s cosmos! Along the way, we’ll learn how Aristotle organized the universe into a set of concentric spheres, how he explained the motions of the heavenly bodies, and finally, how God fits into the picture. While we’re at it, we’ll see... ()

Duration: 00:47:25


Episode 040 – Aristotle on Form and Knowledge

8/9/2015
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Read more: In Part 2 of our series on Aristotle, we discover how Plato’s finest student went on to break with his teacher on such topics as the forms, the theory of mind, and epistemology. Tune in to find out how Aristotle brought Plato’s forms “down to earth,” paving a fork in the road in the... ()
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