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    The Book Club: The Screwtape Letters by C. S. Lewis with Seth Dillon

    The Book Club: The Screwtape Letters by C. S. Lewis with Seth Dillon

    What if you could listen in on a conversation between two devils? C.S. Lewis’s "The Screwtape Letters" takes you through letters between Screwtape, a high-ranking demon in the underworld, and his inexperienced nephew, Wormwood, and their plan to deceive man into sin and ultimately hell. Michael Knowles and Seth Dillion of The Babylon Bee discuss Lewis’s satirical masterpiece on this episode.

    In our fast-paced world, it’s tough to make reading a priority. At least it used to be. At Thinkr.org, they summarize the key ideas from new and noteworthy nonfiction, giving you access to an entire library of great books in bite-size form. Read or listen to hundreds of titles in a matter of minutes: start your free trial today at https://thinkr.org/

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    • 32 min
    The Book Club: Frankenstein by Mary Shelley with Gina Bontempo

    The Book Club: Frankenstein by Mary Shelley with Gina Bontempo

    The first science fiction novel ever written (over 200 years ago), Frankenstein is a tragic and cautionary tale about failed humanity, the dangers of scientific knowledge, an overreaching scientist playing “God,” and the universal desire for a sense of belonging. Enjoy this discussion of a gothic classic with Michael Knowles and Gina Bontempo!

    In our fast-paced world, it’s tough to make reading a priority. At least it used to be. At Thinkr.org, they summarize the key ideas from new and noteworthy nonfiction, giving you access to an entire library of great books in bite-size form. Read or listen to hundreds of titles in a matter of minutes: start your free trial today at https://thinkr.org/

    Subscribe so you never miss a new episode! 📚 👉 https://www.prageru.com/series/book-club/

    • 28 min
    The Book Club: The Death of Ivan Ilyich by Tolstoy with Matt Walsh

    The Book Club: The Death of Ivan Ilyich by Tolstoy with Matt Walsh

    Leo Tolstoy’s novella speaks volumes on mortality, conformity, societal expectations, and what it means to live an authentic life. Ivan Ilyich suffers on his deathbed until he is able to fully confront his mortality. This same denial of death and the anguish it causes can be seen in our culture today, brought into focus by the events of 2020. Matt Walsh, host of The Matt Walsh Show, sits down with Michael Knowles to work through Tolstoy’s masterpiece of fiction.

    In our fast-paced world, it’s tough to make reading a priority. At least it used to be. At Thinkr.org, they summarize the key ideas from new and noteworthy nonfiction, giving you access to an entire library of great books in bite-size form. Read or listen to hundreds of titles in a matter of minutes: start your free trial today at https://thinkr.org/.

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    • 32 min
    The Book Club: King Lear by Shakespeare with Douglas Murray

    The Book Club: King Lear by Shakespeare with Douglas Murray

    Broken families are detrimental to society— it’s been proven throughout history. Douglas Murray and Michael Knowles summarize William Shakespeare’s tragedy, King Lear, and its themes of power, justice, blindness, and chaos played out through the severed relationship between a father and his children.

    In our fast-paced world, it’s tough to make reading a priority. At least it used to be. At Thinkr.org, they summarize the key ideas from new and noteworthy nonfiction, giving you access to an entire library of great books in bite-size form. Read or listen to hundreds of titles in a matter of minutes: start your free trial today at https://thinkr.org/.

    Subscribe so you never miss a new episode! 📚 👉 https://www.prageru.com/series/book-club/

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    • 28 min
    The Book Club: Middlemarch by George Eliot with Heather Mac Donald

    The Book Club: Middlemarch by George Eliot with Heather Mac Donald

    Is a life of duty and self-sacrifice noble or ridiculous? What can 21st-century readers take away from Middlemarch, A Study of Provincial Life, one of the great English novels? Heather Mac Donald joins Michael Knowles for a discussion of George Eliot’s comprehensive tale of marriage, idealism, loyalty, and profligacy in a nineteenth-century English town.

    In our fast-paced world, it’s tough to make reading a priority. At least it used to be. At Thinkr.org they summarize the key ideas from new and noteworthy nonfiction, giving you access to an entire library of great books in bite-size form. Read or listen to hundreds of titles in a matter of minutes: start your free trial today at https://thinkr.org/

    • 33 min
    The Book Club: Galileo with Brian Keating

    The Book Club: Galileo with Brian Keating

    Galileo proved that the Earth revolved around the sun and was punished for challenging existing scientific theory. Are we seeing parallels today? Brian Keating and Michael Knowles discuss Galileo’s The Dialogue Concerning the Two Chief World Systems and how modern scientists still face vilification if they challenge the ideological narrative.

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    In our fast-paced world, it’s tough to make reading a priority. At least it used to be. At Thinkr.org, they summarize the key ideas from new and noteworthy nonfiction, giving you access to an entire library of great books in bite-size form. Read or listen to hundreds of titles in a matter of minutes: start your free trial today at https://thinkr.org/

    • 28 min

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