All in Podcast
In this episode David chats with Brad Brizer, author of Russell Kirk: American Conservative, about the life and legacy of Russell Kirk. They chat about Kirk’s childhood, his mysterious family heritage, his eccentricities, his enormous influence, how he would feel about our current moment, and much more.
This episode features an interview that David conducted a few years back with Christine Perrin (a professor at Messiah College and author of a poetry collection called Bright Mirror) about the challenges of teaching poetry.
In this episode, David chats with Jake Mentzel, one of the co-hosts of the Bookening Podcast from Warhorn Media, where they discuss great books from a Christian perspective.
Many would say that feelings have nothing to do with good reading, but the guys propose a different perspective, relying on sources like Aristotle, C.S. Lewis, and David Hicks' book Norms and Nobility.
David chats with Greg Wilbur, founder and President of New College Franklin in Franklin, TN, about the state of higher education, the ideal student for a small liberal arts college, preparing for college, and much more.
Discussion touches on why Berry is so widely loved among people of so many persuasions and walks of life, his cynicism about modern higher education, the future of higher education in America, what a Wendell Berry College might look like, and more.
Discussion touches on Karen's approach to teaching literature, the origins of her love of reading and books, finding the virtues in Great Books, and much more.
Discussion focuses on Gibbs' journey from bad student to good teacher, how good teachers should talk about their students problems, discovering the life-changing nature of books, and much, much more.
Conversation touches on Alan's experiences in the homeschooling world, the reasons he wrote the book, the challenges of teaching and raising kids in an age like ours, and much, much more.
Topics include: the prerequisites for cultivating discernment, the subjective vs. the objective in music appreciation, how much we should let worry guide the listening freedoms we give our children, and much more.