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The poem is allegorical, with multiple meanings. Each episode will cover a canto at a time, summarizing and interpreting the poem based on dozens of commentaries. Check the website for further reading.

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The poem is allegorical, with multiple meanings. Each episode will cover a canto at a time, summarizing and interpreting the poem based on dozens of commentaries. Check the website for further reading.

    Inferno: Canto 21 - The Malebranche

    Inferno: Canto 21 - The Malebranche

    In this canto, our travelers meet the Malebranche; winged demons that patrol the 5th bolgia of the Circle of Fraud. We'll also learn about the sinners here and what the sin of barratry has to with sailing ships.

    • 22 min
    Inferno: Canto 20 - The Seditious Soothsayers

    Inferno: Canto 20 - The Seditious Soothsayers

    In this canto, Virgil and the pilgrim examine the fourth ditch of the 8th circle and the group of sinners who abused the gift of prophecy. We'll learn about a few ancient prophets and Dante will have Virgil make a correction to his own work.

    • 29 min
    Inferno: Canto 19 - The Sycophantic Simonists

    Inferno: Canto 19 - The Sycophantic Simonists

    In this canto, Dante and Virgil explore the 3rd valley of the Malebolge. We'll learn about the sin of Simony and meet a former Pope who has been buried upside down for twenty years. Dante also finds a way to insult one of his greatest political enemies.

    • 32 min
    Inferno: Canto 18 - The Belly Of Hell

    Inferno: Canto 18 - The Belly Of Hell

    In this episode, Dante and Virgil begin exploring the 8th circle of the Inferno: The Malebolge. The pilgrim will describe the structure of this part of hell and meet two different kinds of sinners. We'll also learn how the sinners in this part of the Inferno use fraud to exploit the sins of others.

    • 20 min
    Inferno: Canto 17 - The Beast of Fraud

    Inferno: Canto 17 - The Beast of Fraud

    In this canto, Dante and Virgil encounter Geryon, the beast of fraud and the pilgrim will meet the last group of violent sinners, those who make money from money.

    • 20 min
    Inferno: Canto 16 - The Three Shades

    Inferno: Canto 16 - The Three Shades

    In this canto, our travelers meet a trio of Florentine politicians who want to know about the current state of nobility in Florence. They also encounter a waterfall at the very edge of the 7th ring where Dante will be asked to give up something of his.

    • 25 min

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