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A.J., Graeme, and Thomas discuss everything having to do with the classical world. Our aim is to help both educators and laypeople enjoy the classical world as much as they enjoy fine ales and good tales.

Classical Stuff You Should Know A.J. Hanenburg, Graeme Donaldson, and Thomas Magbee

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A.J., Graeme, and Thomas discuss everything having to do with the classical world. Our aim is to help both educators and laypeople enjoy the classical world as much as they enjoy fine ales and good tales.

    142: Purgatorybro

    142: Purgatorybro

    we're nearing the top of the mountain of Dante's Purgatorio with the illustrious Thomas Magbee leading the charge. We talk to some more sinners, walk through some fire, and leave Virgil behind. Plus, fanboy.

    • 1 hr 5 min
    141: The Myth of Sisyphus

    141: The Myth of Sisyphus

    First, I get it, I hate the extra s after the apostrophe, but what're you gonna do, the MLA team are a bunch of nut jobs. That said, it doesn't matter anyway. We're all just doomed forever.

    • 1 hr 2 min
    140: Till [The Romantics] Have Faces

    140: Till [The Romantics] Have Faces

    Graeme wrote his grad thesis on C.S. Lewis's "Till We Have Faces." Prepare to laugh your way through an episode, because--hoo boy--Graeme's grad paper was a doozy. It's like reading "Modeland" by Tyra Banks, but with less mascara.

    • 1 hr 2 min
    139: Purgatory, Yo

    139: Purgatory, Yo

    Turns out, purgatory is great for fitness. In this episode, Thomas continues to guide us through Dante's Purgatorio, and we learn about Envy, Pride, Sloth, and Wrath.

    • 1 hr 2 min
    138: The Stranger

    138: The Stranger

    In Camus's excellent (and refreshingly brief) novel, he embraces the absurd. Also, murder! Days at the sea! A.J. wonders if he's broken at his core!

    • 1 hr 1 min
    137: I See Satan Fall Again, or "Lightning Does Strike Twice"

    137: I See Satan Fall Again, or "Lightning Does Strike Twice"

    In this episode we finish discussing man's tendency to let our mimetic rivalry escalate into scandal, leading to an eventual sacrificial scapegoat. Honestly, it all seems kinda fun to me.

    • 1 hr 1 min

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