The Great Books
By National Review
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Join John J. Miller, the director of the journalism program at Hillsdale College, as he embarks upon a journey across the Western World's rich literary heritage. N.B. The most recent ten episodes of this podcast are available on this feed. Full archives are available at NationalReview.com.
||CleanEpisode 55: ‘Little Women’ by Louisa May Alcott||John J. Miller is joined by Dedra Birzer of Hillsdale College to discuss Louisa May Alcott's 'Little Women.'||10/16/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 54: ‘The Lives of the Artists’ by Giorgio Vasari||John J. Miller is joined by Ingrid Rowland of Notre Dame to discuss Giorgio Vasari's 'The Lives of the Artists.'||10/9/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 53: ‘The Conservative Mind’ by Russell Kirk||John J. Miller is joined by James E. Person, Jr. to discuss Russell Kirk's 'The Conservative Mind.'||10/2/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 52: ‘Othello’ by William Shakespeare||John J. Miller is joined by Benedict Whalen of Hillsdale College to discuss William Shakespeare's 'Othello.'||9/25/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 51: ‘The Moviegoer’ by Walker Percy||John J. Miller is joined by Jessica Hooten Wilson of John Brown University to discuss Walker Percy's 'The Moviegoer.'||9/18/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 50: ‘Silence’ by Shusaku Endo||John J. Miller is joined by Karen Swallow Prior to discuss Shusaku Endo's 'Silence.'||9/11/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 49: ‘Brave New World’ by Aldous Huxley||John J. Miller is joined by Nathan Schlueter of Hillsdale College to discuss Aldous Huxley's 'Brave New World.'||9/4/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 48: ‘The Book of Job’||John J. Miller is joined by Robert Alter of UC-Berkeley to discuss 'The Book of Job.'||8/14/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 47: ‘The Maltese Falcon,’ by Dashiell Hammett||John J. Miller is joined by Tom Nolan to discuss Dashiell Hammett's 'The Maltese Falcon.'||8/7/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 46: ‘Meditations’ by Marcus Aurelius||John J. Miller is joined by Tracy Lee Simmons of the University of Lynchburg to discuss Marcus Aurelius' 'Meditations.'||7/31/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
John J. Miller has proved himself adept at interviewing authors (check out his "Bookmonger" podcast), and his easy manner in evincing intelligent and thoughtful responses from his guests is on display here as well.
Intellectual, yet accessible
John J. Miller does it again. Having been a long time listener of his Bookmongers podcast, I knew he was a good interviewer, so it was a real pleasure to listen to these. Instead of interviewing authors, each week, Miller interviews college professors about one of the Great Books. For instance, in the first episode, he interviews a political science professor about Hamlet. If you have an appreciation for literature and culture, you should listen to this podcast.