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A.J., Graeme, and Thomas discuss everything having to do with the classical world. Our aim is to help both educators and laypeople enjoy the classical world as much as they enjoy fine ales and good tales.

Classical Stuff You Should Know A.J. Hanenburg, Graeme Donaldson, and Thomas Magbee

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    • 4.8, 225 Ratings

A.J., Graeme, and Thomas discuss everything having to do with the classical world. Our aim is to help both educators and laypeople enjoy the classical world as much as they enjoy fine ales and good tales.

    QSYSK: Purging Pride

    QSYSK: Purging Pride

    Thomas continues his journey with Dante through Purgatory, specifically the circle of Pride. Also, Francis Ford Coppola

    • 14 min
    QSYSK: The Gates of Purgatory

    QSYSK: The Gates of Purgatory

    How will we let our own Purgatory affect us? What will our habits be on the other side?

    • 15 min
    QSYSK: Andreuccio Buys a Horse

    QSYSK: Andreuccio Buys a Horse

    A young man from Perugia makes his way to Naples to purchase a horse and gets entangled with his newfound sister.

    • 21 min
    QSYSK: A Luckless Pirate

    QSYSK: A Luckless Pirate

    Landolfo Rufolo turns to a life of piracy after making a disastrous effort as a merchant.

    • 11 min
    QSYSK: Fortune Smiles on the Moneylender

    QSYSK: Fortune Smiles on the Moneylender

    A trio of brothers get money, lose money, get more money, lose that money, then finally get bailed out of debtors jail by their young cousin who meets a suspicious abbot . . . then meets the pope.

    • 17 min
    QSYSK: St. Julian Does a Solid

    QSYSK: St. Julian Does a Solid

    A merchant falls in with some shady characters, but his patron saint, St. Julian, sees him through safely.

    • 13 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
225 Ratings

225 Ratings

Bombastic Bushkin ,

Silence is eerie

What's going on with the boys? It's been almost a month since AJ's last podcast. I went to their website to see if there was any explanation and found nothing. Hope everything is ok.

PhotographerAmy ,

Appreciation!

Love this podcast, whether it's the normal routine or the new quarantine stories!

I originally typed in Classical onto the podcast search engine to find something to put me to sleep, and was happily awake listening to these guys.

Now it's part of my routine before bed to listen to Classical Stuff You Should Know- and I'm learning from history and literature because they're making it interesting.

Thanks for doing this for us!!

Xueqiao Li ,

A big Thank You

Hi A.J., thanks so much for recording the Decameron series. I’m actually in Milan during the lockdown, and as someone who speaks minimal Italian and stuck in Italy, having the stories read in English by you(not that easy to come across a voice as pleasing to the ears as yours) is truly a treat! It’s become part of my nightly routine, and it’s surprisingly calming. Thank you!

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