Join us for conversations with the experts. Every episode will focus on a classic: an imaginative or expository text that was a standout in its time and one that exhibits enduring worth.
Episode 22 - Plato's Republic
The perfect accompaniment to Jeannette DeCelles-Zwerneman’s latest guide, Leading a Seminar on Plato’s Republic, this episode features an interview with the author herself. She and Cana Academy President, Andrew Zwerneman, cover some of the background to the writing of the Republic and discuss why this is an excellent text to study with high-schoolers.
Episode 21 - A Tale of Two Cities
Cana Academy Director of Writing and Master Teacher, Mary Frances Loughran, has recently written an insightful and useful guide to leading a seminar on Charles Dickens' classic of the French Revolution, A Tale of Two Cities. In this episode, hear who her favorite characters are, including her unique take on the oft-underrated Lucie Manette. To learn more about the guide Leading a Seminar on Charles Dickens' A Tale of Two Cities, please visit https://www.canaacademy.org/shop/leading-a-seminar-on-charles-dickens-a-tale-of-two-cities
Episode 20 - 11 Benefits of the Seminar Method
Andrew Zwerneman strongly believes that the seminar method is the best way to conduct an education in the humanities. In this episode, he discusses 11 reasons why this is true.
Episode 19 - Locke's Second Treatise of Government
In this episode, Andrew Zwerneman sits down with Cana Academy master teacher Jeannette DeCelles-Zwerneman to discuss the subject of her most recent teaching guide, Leading a Seminar on Locke’s Second Treatise of Government.
Episode 18 - Plato's Phaedo
Andrew Zwerneman talks to Cana Academy master teacher Mary Frances Loughran about Plato's dialogues, with a special focus on Plato's Phaedo, the subject of Mary Frances' most recent teaching guide.
Episode 17 - The Great Gatsby
Cana Academy’s Jeannette DeCelles-Zwerneman has an interpretation of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s Great Gatsby that is fresh and insightful. Here is Andrew Zwerneman’s conversation with her about this widely loved classic.