This week, CiRCE podcasts contemplated fundamental literary skills and the book of Proverbs, Latin and the New Testament, prayer and study, Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, tradition and the modern man, Shakespeare’s play Coriolanus, technology in the classroom, and life and death during Queen Victoria’s reign. Be sure to subscribe, rate, and review, wherever you like to listen to podcasts!
Ep, 57: What Are the Basic Fundamental Literary Skills? – In this episode, Andrew Kern contemplates some of the most essential, fundamental literary skills (with a literary help from the book of Proverbs). Then he takes some rapid-fire questions, including one about this issues with “subjects” and the value of Latin.
Dale Grote + Wes Callihan on Latin and the book of Acts – Dale Grote is the author of a new Latin reader of the Acts of the Apostles which includes a foreword by historian and teacher Wes Callihan and in this episode they join Heidi White for a conversation about the process of translation, the relationship between Latin and the New Testament, and much more.
Episode 10 – Study as Prayer and Love for God – In this episode, Dr. Perrin discusses an essay by Simone Weil that reveals the relationship between attentive study and prayer that should lead us to love both God and neighbor. Can study be rightfully understood as prayer or leading to prayer?
Episode 9 – Schole and Ecstasy
Episode 8 – Order and Solitude
Episode 7 – Order and Rest
Episode 6 – Christ, the Teacher
Episode 5 – Finding Scholé without Seeking It
Episode 4 – Scholé in the Scriptural Tradition
Episode 3 – Scholé in the Ecclesial/Church Tradition
Episode 2 – Schole in the Classical Tradition
Episode 1 – Searching for Scholé, Sabbath, and Shalom
Frankenstein: The Final Chapters – In this episode, David, Heidi, and special guests Karen Swallow Prior and Joshua Gibbs discuss the final pages of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein. Topics of conversation include whether justice was served in the story, whether the ending is satisfying, the eery similarities between Shelley’s life and the book’s ending, and much more!
Episode 33: Candy Canes – This week’s proverb comes from composer Gustav Mahler, who said that “tradition is not the worship of ashes, but the preservation of fire.” Join Joshua Gibbs as he contemplates what this proverb has to say to modern men and women.
The Daily Poem
Friday, July 24: Emily Dickinson’s “Of Bronze and Blaze”
Thursday, July 23: Robert Frost’s “The Tuft of Flowers”
Wednesday, July 22: William Cullen Bryant’s “Summer Winds”
Tuesday, July 21: Camille Dungy’s “Trophic Cascade”
Monday, July 20: Malcolm Guite’s “The Singing Bowl”
The Play’s the Thing
Coriolanus: Act IV – In this episode Tim and Sarah-Jane discuss Act IV of Coriolanus, focusing in particular on some ancient Roman history (especially the Roman Republic), the complexity of the plot in this act, and much more. Get ready to dig deep!