Online Great Books Podcast
By Online Great Books Podcast
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We discuss the great books, the great ideas and the process of liberal education.
||Clean#12 - Ideas in Action: Adam Rose and The Great Books||In today’s episode Scott chats with fellow Great Books educator Adam Rose. Mr. Rose is a University of Chicago alum and, since 1993, an instructor for the Basic Program of Liberal Education for Adults offered by the University of Chicago Graham...||12/11/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#11 - Scott on The Canon Ball Podcast: Round Table Talk - Literature!||Our dear Reader-in-Chief, Scott Hambrick, appeared on the Canon Ball Podcast (an Agora Podcast Network show) to talk about Edmund Burke, Voltaire, and discuss their influence on thoughts about the French Revolution. From the Canon Ball...||12/4/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#10 - What Is Justice? Plato's Republic: Book I||Scott and the seminar leaders at Online Great Books discuss Book I of Plato's Republic. The central question posed by Socrates -- what is justice? -- is the focal point of Book I. Socrates discusses with three companions the nature of...||11/20/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#9 - What's in a Question? The Art of Asking Good Questions||Socratic dialogue, that is, the art of seeking the truth through questions and discussion -- famously demonstrated by Socrates -- lies at the heart of the Online Great Books community. Yet what made Socrates' approach work was his knack for asking...||10/2/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#8 - (M)Ad Man: How the Classics Informed Malachy Walsh's Career in Advertising||Scott interviews Online Great Books seminar leader and former ad-man Malachy Walsh about his Classical education and his long career in advertising during the fertile "Mad Men" period of the industry in the late 60's through the 70's. Malachy...||9/18/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#7 - Quintus Curtius: Breathing New Life into Latin Translation||Scott interviews attorney, former Marine, autodidact, and lover of classics Quintus Curtius (his nomme de guerre) about his life passion - translating classic works of Latin. Quintus has translated six major books including Cicero's On Dutiesand...||9/3/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#1- Intellectual Linear Progression talks Homer's "The Iliad"||--||8/27/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#5 - Dr. Jordan Peterson Discusses the Importance of Great Books||He is a man who, in this day and age, needs no introduction. Dr. Jordan Peterson joined the Online Great Books podcast to share his thoughts on the Great Books and the importance of our mission to get people to read and discuss the greatest works of...||8/27/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#4 - Why We Read (the Great Books)||Karl Schudt joins us again to talk about the Great Books and why we undertake this long and sometimes difficult journey to read them, ponder them, and discuss them. Karl is one of the seminar leaders at Online Great Books, and helped write some of the..||8/27/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#3 - Karl Schudt and Emmet Penney on ReConsider: How Dead Philosophers Influence Us Today||Our very own Karl Schudt and Emmet Penney, seminar leaders at Online Great Books, joined the ReConsider podcast on May 21, 2018 to discuss three great philosophers and how they still have influence and relevance hundreds, even thousands of years...||8/27/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#2- OnlineGreatBooks.com talks Aeschylus' "Prometheus Bound"||Trent and Hambrick discuss Aeschylus' "Prometheus Bound." Thoughts and questions about the book. Prometheus gives humanity “hope” Consider the significance of this to human beings. Is it right or wrong to oppose ultimate power?...||8/27/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#6 - OGB Seminar Leaders Discuss Plato's The Meno||Scott Hambrick and a group of the Online Great Books seminar leaders tackle Plato's The Meno, a short but endlessly deep work attempting to unearth the meaning - or even existence - of virtue. Written as a Socratic dialogue between Socrates and Meno,...||8/24/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
It helps to know the “why”
This podcast does a wonderful job of illustrating why we should be reading these great works in Western culture. The discussions reiterate the importance of the works and help us to identify the relevant lessons that we all can take away from these master authors into our every day lives. The podcast helps to pull the modern lessons from these great works serving more as a discussion rather than a synopsis of the story. Having just finished The Iliad on my ILP journey, this podcast really helps to put in perspective why we tackle these tough works of art.
Subjective & Not Original
To say that a certain book is a “great book”
is a matter of opinion and thus a subjective statement. There is no way of determining what a “great book” is unless, of course, one consulted the opinion of a self-proclaimed expert or transcendent being.
Really tempted to sign up! Enjoying hearing bits of what they are doing. Fully support this.