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 39: ‘The Odyssey’ by Homer||John J. Miller is joined by Emily Wilson of the University of Pennsylvania to discuss Homer's 'The Odyssey.'||6/11/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 38: ‘The Waste Land’ by T.S. Eliot||John J. Miller is joined by Patricia Bart of Hillsdale College to discuss T.S. Eliot's 'The Waste Land.'||6/5/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 37: ‘The Arabian Nights’||John J. Miller is joined by Paul Rahe of Hillsdale College to discuss 'The Arabian Nights.'||5/29/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 36: ‘The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin’ by Benjamin Franklin||John J. Miller is joined by Kevin Slack to discuss Benjamin Franklin's 'The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin.'||5/22/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 35: ‘Middlemarch’ by George Eliot||John J. Miller is joined by Dwight Lindley to discuss George Eliot's 'Middlemarch.'||5/15/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 34: ‘Fahrenheit 451’ by Ray Bradbury||John J. Miller is joined by Robert M. Woods to discuss Ray Bradbury's 'Fahrenheit 451.'||5/8/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 33: ‘Walden’ by Henry David Thoreau||John J. Miller is joined by Kelly Scott Franklin to discuss Henry David Thoreau's 'Walden.'||5/1/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 32: ‘The Gallic War’ by Julius Caesar||John J. Miller is joined by Barry Strauss to discuss Julius Caesar's 'The Gallic War.'||4/24/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 31: ‘Lilith’ by George MacDonald||John J. Miller is joined by Betsy Weinrich to discuss George MacDonald's 'Lilith.'||4/17/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 30: ‘Northanger Abbey’ by Jane Austen||John J. Miller is joined by Lorraine Murphy to discuss Jane Austen's 'Northanger Abbey.'||4/9/2018||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.