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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

    • Arts
    • 4.7 • 409 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.

    ATTN: I'm the best looking . . . and Pints with Jack!

    ATTN: I'm the best looking . . . and Pints with Jack!

    There's no regular episode this week, but we'll be back next week with more. In the meantime, you can go hear an interview with Donaldson over at "Pints with Jack," one of our sister podcasts.

    • 2 min
    198: The Proslogion

    198: The Proslogion

    The Proslogion contains Anselm of Canterbury's Ontological Argument, which is still argued about in philosophical circles today. It's not really convincing, except that it is.

    • 49 min
    197: Sympathy and Satan

    197: Sympathy and Satan

    We discuss the romantic movement and how they interpret Paradise Lost to be other than what it really is. Also, we get cranky about bad guys.

    • 1 hr 1 min
    196: Giacomo Leopardi

    196: Giacomo Leopardi

    This one is about an Italian hunchback who lives with his mom and writes nihilistic poetry about women he can't get. You can't make this stuff up.

    • 1 hr 4 min
    195: Isaac Azimov's "Foundation"

    195: Isaac Azimov's "Foundation"

    Asimov's excellent sci-fi trilogy is worth a read. Plus, space capitalism!

    • 57 min
    194: Ulysses, by James Joyce

    194: Ulysses, by James Joyce

    I have finally tackled the (rumored) most difficult book in the English language. Feel free to send me any money you've got for the service I just rendered you.

    • 1 hr 1 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
409 Ratings

409 Ratings

Pops0ng ,

Educational Gushers

Each episode is humor wrapped in knowledge. Yes, you read that right.

Graeme and AJ are bitter rivals yet star crossed lovers doomed to eternal dissension of the slightest degree.
(The filling)
Thomas is a tortured soul stuck in the middle, cursed with the task of holding the podcast together by some conjured sense of order.
(The casing)

In all seriousness the boys are entertaining and intellectually captivating.

Michael mastrucci ,

Love the content but…

The hosts do a great job breaking down topics in an easier to understand and digestible manner….but they (especially Graham) need some freaking pop filters and to practice better Mic etiquette….the amount of gross mouth sounds between words and voice is terrible. Please hydrate better and put a little distance from your face and the mic

Jostoast ,

Pretty good

The content is great it’s just the rambling that gets annoying. If you give a listen, skip through the first five minutes to get to the good stuff. Overall great quality of information and random facts.

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