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Combat and Classics is a series of podcasts and free online seminars for active duty, reserve, and veteran U.S. military members, sponsored by St. John’s College. The podcasts and seminars encourage deep thought and reflection by leaders in the company of their peers. In the discussion-based seminars devoted to what a leader must be and know, participants study historical and fictional leaders from the great books of the western canon. We examine techniques and examples of persuasion and fundamental questions on the nature of man. When participants take the time to reflect, with their peers, on the principles of leadership, they find that they return to their lives and professional positions energized and focused, with a deeper understanding of the context of their decisions, decision-making processes, and leadership roles.

Combat and Classics Podcast Brian Wilson

    • Education
    • 5.0, 30 Ratings

Combat and Classics is a series of podcasts and free online seminars for active duty, reserve, and veteran U.S. military members, sponsored by St. John’s College. The podcasts and seminars encourage deep thought and reflection by leaders in the company of their peers. In the discussion-based seminars devoted to what a leader must be and know, participants study historical and fictional leaders from the great books of the western canon. We examine techniques and examples of persuasion and fundamental questions on the nature of man. When participants take the time to reflect, with their peers, on the principles of leadership, they find that they return to their lives and professional positions energized and focused, with a deeper understanding of the context of their decisions, decision-making processes, and leadership roles.

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
30 Ratings

30 Ratings

TJ DC ,

Divinity School Address

Loved it!!!

CF Consulting ,

The Real Deal

Mr. Wilson, Ms. van Boxel and Mr. Black have successfully distilled the spirit of a real St. John’s classroom experience. Whether it is a podcast, book club or university, the educational challenge is to marry sincerity and intelligence. This podcast offers that rare combination. Great job and thank you.

KevinC1227 ,

Great pod. No reading required.

This is a great podcast. An enjoyable listen even if you have not read these books. I have never read any of these books and the hosts do a great job of discussing in an inclusive way that will inspire thought with whatever foundation you have.

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