This week, CiRCE podcasts contemplated how God taught Adam in the garden, a new CiRCE publication, prayer and study, Ernest Hemingway’s The Sun Also Rises, happiness 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. 59: How God Taught Adam in the Garden – Originally recorded as a Good Friday webinar, this episode contemplates the way God taught Adam in the garden and what we can learn from it as parents and educators.
Ep. 58: How should I respond to my reluctant learner?
Ep. 57: What Are the Basic Fundamental Literary Skills?
Ep. 56: How should we use “the should question”?
Ep. 55: On Tools for Making Connections
Talking the new “30 Poems to Memorize” Book – In this episode, David Kern joins Heidi White to discuss a new CiRCE publication, 30 Poems to Memorize (Before Its Too Late), which David edited.
Dale Grote + Wes Callihan on Latin and the book of Acts
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
The Sun Also Rises: Book I – Welcome to a new series of episodes on Ernest Hemingway’s classic novel, The Sun Also Rises! In this episode David, Heidi, and Tim discuss Hemingway’s famous style and his unique talent for capturing human experience. Plus, they discuss some key passages, the book’s context in twentieth century lit, and the troubles that are haunting these memorable characters.
Episode 34: Economies of Happiness – This weeks’ proverb is unattributed: “happy wife, happy life.”
Episode 30: Stuck in the Middle
The Daily Poem
Wednesday, August 5: Wendell Berry’s “To My Mother”
Tuesday, August 4: Rachel Richardson’s “Shearwater”
Monday, August 3: Charlotte Turner Smith’s “Huge Vapours Brood Above the Clift’d Shore”
The Play’s the Thing
Coriolanus: Act V – Tim and Sarah-Jane are back as they discuss the final scenes of this great Shakespearean tragedy. Topics of conversation include the desperate measures we see from the Roman government, questions of citizenship and leadership that the play raises, the motivating influences within Coriolanus as the play comes to a head, and much, much more.
Season 4, Ep. 6: The Problem of Quiet Classrooms: Technology & Isolation
Season 4, Ep. 5: Understanding Hollywood’s “War” on Family
Season 4, Ep. 4: Loving the Natural Sciences: An Interview with Gordon Wilson
Season 4, Ep. 3: Dealing with Difficult People
Season 4, Ep. 2: A Spirit of Inquiry: An Interview with Dr. Pano Kanelos (President of St. John’s College
Season 4, Ep. 1: Classical Educators & the Church: An Interview with Dana Gage
A History of the Royal Navy (Part 2)
A History of the Royal Navy (Part 1)
Inventors & Inventions of Victorian England
The Weapons that Forged an Empire
The Greedy Queen: Eating with Queen Victoria
The Charge of the Light Brigade
British Raids in East Africa: The Story of Wituland
The Boer War: Costly Lessons for the British Empire
The Siege of Khartoum – Radical Islam Encounters the British Empire
Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein – A Victorian Sensation
The Battle of Rorke’s Drift – A Last Stand Against the Zulus
The Victorian Poetry of Alfred Lord Tennyson
A Tour of Victorian London Through the Eyes of Charles Dickens