This Week on the CiRCE Podcast Network

This week, CiRCE podcasts contemplated Marilynne Robinson's novel, Home, a proverb from Dante, Act I of The Merchant of Venice, the active life and the contemplative life, and more!
Sep 11, 2020

This week, CiRCE podcasts contemplated Marilynne Robinson's novel, Home, a proverb from Dante, Act I of The Merchant of Venice, the active life and the contemplative life, ways of adapting to the various needs of individual students, and a new CiRCE publication. Be sure to subscribe, rate, and review, wherever you like to listen to podcasts!

Close Reads 

Home: Pages 1-50 - And suddenly your friendly neighborhood podcasters were on to a new adventure! In this episode, David and Heidi dive into Marilynne Robinson's novel, Home. They discuss the serious nature of her work, the complicated strcutures of the book, and the pathos at the core of the story.


Proverbial

Episode 37: The Best Part of the Trip - This week's proverb comes from Dante, that great Italian writer, who wrote, "if the will won't will, nothing can force it."

Episode 36: Like the Wolf

Episode 35: A Full Life

Episode 34: Economies of Happiness 

Episode 33: Candy Canes 

Episode 32: Anthology

Episode 31: The Witching Hour

Episode 30: Stuck in the Middle


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

Friday, September 11: Billy Collins' "The Names"

Thursday, September 10: Mary Oliver's "Every Morning"

Wednesday, September 9: Elinor Wylie's "Wild Peaches"


Café Scholé  

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.


Ask Andrew

Ep. 62: How should I structure the day when students have multiple needs? - In this week's episode, Andrew Kern contemplates ways of adapting to the various needs of individual students, while also avoiding decision fatigue.

Ep. 61: How do I adapt classical education to the modern system? 

Ep. 60: How do I teach history classically?


FORMA

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


The Commons

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


Victoria’s World

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

Music in the Victorian Era

Everyday Life in the Victorian Age

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