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"Merely having an open mind is nothing. The object of opening the mind, as of opening the mouth, is to shut it again on something solid." ~ G.K. Chesterton



We are readers. Avid readers of wide-ranging works. Readers who cultivate what Tolkien called "the leaf mold" of the mind, the topsoil of our moral imagination and creativity.



We aren't embarrassed to enjoy "kid lit" and YA fiction, or afraid to read sociological & political works that challenge our assumptions. We enjoy classic novels, hard-boiled crime thrillers, controversial works of theology & culture, economics, productivity & personal development. We are not bound by social or political convention.



We "read for pleasure in an age of distraction." We consume and engage books for stimulation, conviction & enrichment. We want to stretch our minds, grow in empathy, & experience the joys & challenges of reading good books.



We read with an open mind in order to close it on something solid. Please join us!

Close Minded Podcast Close Minded Podcast

    • Society & Culture
    • 5.0, 6 Ratings

"Merely having an open mind is nothing. The object of opening the mind, as of opening the mouth, is to shut it again on something solid." ~ G.K. Chesterton



We are readers. Avid readers of wide-ranging works. Readers who cultivate what Tolkien called "the leaf mold" of the mind, the topsoil of our moral imagination and creativity.



We aren't embarrassed to enjoy "kid lit" and YA fiction, or afraid to read sociological & political works that challenge our assumptions. We enjoy classic novels, hard-boiled crime thrillers, controversial works of theology & culture, economics, productivity & personal development. We are not bound by social or political convention.



We "read for pleasure in an age of distraction." We consume and engage books for stimulation, conviction & enrichment. We want to stretch our minds, grow in empathy, & experience the joys & challenges of reading good books.



We read with an open mind in order to close it on something solid. Please join us!

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
6 Ratings

6 Ratings

HankPopper ,

Thoughtful & enriching

The conversations here are great. Seth is well-prepared & asks questions that are beyond the standard interview topics.

Additionally, the books selected for discussion are fully worthwhile reads, but off the beaten path. You may or may not have read them, but the discussions will certainly make you think.

Danielsmith46 ,

Thoughtful and interesting podcast

I thoroughly enjoy the topics and the host is great at expressing complex topics in an accessible way.

gregorybyerline ,

Thoughtful and solid

I came to this podcast through a curiousity of the title, which demystified itself with the G.K. Chesterton quote for context. Makes complete sense. And the content/discussions are thoughtful, reasonable, and solid. Looking forward to additional episodes. Keep up the great work.

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