This week, CiRCE podcasts contemplated Ernest Hemingway’s The Sun Also Rises, hunger for knowledge, Act I of The Merchant of Venice, the active life and the contemplative life, ways to adapt a truly classical education to a modern system, and a new CiRCE publication. Be sure to subscribe, rate, and review, wherever you like to listen to podcasts!
The Sun Also Rises: Q&A Episode – Join David, Heidi, and Tim as they answer a whole bunch of listener questions on a wide variety of topics, from where to go next with Hemingway to the word choices in the final sentence. It’s comprehensive, with a dash of disagreement for good measure.
Episode 36: Like the Wolf – This week’s proverb is unattributed: “hunger is the best sauce.”
The Play’s the Thing
The Merchant of Venice: Act I – Join Tim, Heidi, and Sarah-Jane as they dive into Shakespeare’s great play, The Merchant of Venice. In this episode, they discuss the character of Portia, Shylock’s unnerving nature, a little of bit of context, and much more.
The Daily Poem
Thursday, September 3: H.D.’s “Helen”
Wednesday, September 2: Eugene Field’s “Wynken, Blynken, and Nod”
Monday, August 31: Hayden Carruth’s “Abandoned Ranch, Big Bend”
Episode 11: Happiness and Contemplation – In this episode, Dr. Christopher Perrin contemplates the distinction between the active life and the contemplative life, and the necessary harmony between the two.
Ep. 61: How do I adapt classical education to the modern system? – In this episode of the Ask Andrew podcast, Andrew Kern contemplates ways of adapting a truly classical education to the modern educational system in which we are required to participate.
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.