Close Minded Podcast
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"Merely having an open mind is nothing. The object of opening the mind, as of opening the mouth, is to shut it again on something solid." ~ G.K. Chesterton We are readers. Avid readers of wide-ranging works. Readers who cultivate what Tolkien called "the leaf mold" of the mind, the topsoil of our moral imagination and creativity. We aren't embarrassed to enjoy "kid lit" and YA fiction, or afraid to read sociological & political works that challenge our assumptions. We enjoy classic novels, hard-boiled crime thrillers, controversial works of theology & culture, economics, productivity & personal development. We are not bound by social or political convention. We "read for pleasure in an age of distraction." We consume and engage books for stimulation, conviction & enrichment. We want to stretch our minds, grow in empathy, & experience the joys & challenges of reading good books. We read with an open mind in order to close it on something solid. Please join us!
||CleanDarwin’s House of Cards: A Journalist’s Odyssey Through the Darwin Debates by Tom Bethell||Darwin's House of Cards: A Journalist's Odyssey Through the Darwin Debates by Tom Bethell We're going to dive right into a really fascinating book that I think you'll find very stimulating and enriching. Darwinism is a fascinating topic on many levels..||7/29/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAre You A Loser If You Still Read Kids’ Books? (Plus a FREE Customized Booklist) – Ep 4||Are You A Loser If You Still Read Kids' Books? (Plus a FREE Customized Booklist) – Ep 4 Does children's literature have any value? Should adults even bother to read it? Jake Nuckolls believes so strongly in the value and power of kid lit that he start||5/23/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 3 – On Tyranny: Twenty Lessons from the Twentieth Century by Timothy Snyder||On Tyranny: Twenty Lessons from the Twentieth Century by Timothy Snyder The twentieth century was one of the bloodiest and most violent in human history. Looking back at totalitarianism, fascism, and the banality of evil in a time expected to achieve t.||5/5/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 2 – The Economics of Neighborly Love with Tom Nelson||Episode 2 – The Economics of Neighborly Love with Tom Nelson Dr. Tom Nelson is president of Made to Flourish, a non-profit organization focused on helping pastors connect orthodox faith, work, and economics.||1/29/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 1 – How to Think by Alan Jacobs||Episode 1 – How to Think by Alan Jacobs In this episode Seth and Josh discuss Alan Jacobs' recent book, “How to Think: A Survival Guide for a World at Odds.” Jacobs is Distinguished Professor of Humanities in the Honors Program at Baylor Universit||1/14/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 0 – Intro to the Close Minded Podcast||We are readers. Avid readers of wide-ranging works. Readers who cultivate what Tolkien called “the leaf mold” of the mind, the topsoil of our moral imagination and creativity. We aren't embarrassed to enjoy “kid lit” and YA fiction,||1/1/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
Thoughtful and interesting podcast
I thoroughly enjoy the topics and the host is great at expressing complex topics in an accessible way.
Thoughtful and solid
I came to this podcast through a curiousity of the title, which demystified itself with the G.K. Chesterton quote for context. Makes complete sense. And the content/discussions are thoughtful, reasonable, and solid. Looking forward to additional episodes. Keep up the great work.