107 episodes

On every episode of Proverbial, teacher and author Joshua Gibbs (How to Be Unlucky: Reflections on the Pursuit of Virtue and Something They Will Not Forget: A Handbook for Classical Teachers) explores a single proverb, some old bit of wisdom, and tries to discern what it means for modern men.
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Proverbial CiRCE Podcast Network

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.9 • 136 Ratings

On every episode of Proverbial, teacher and author Joshua Gibbs (How to Be Unlucky: Reflections on the Pursuit of Virtue and Something They Will Not Forget: A Handbook for Classical Teachers) explores a single proverb, some old bit of wisdom, and tries to discern what it means for modern men.
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    Here Is Gone

    Here Is Gone

    A proverb from Stendahl explains why social media is so bad for mid-level Christian intellectuals. Hopefully no one too famous is listening. 


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    • 29 min
    Closed for Business

    Closed for Business

    Among other things, a reflection on the profound effect "The Last Broadcast" had on Gibbs when he was 21.
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    • 29 min
    The Gray Physician

    The Gray Physician

    In this episode Joshua Gibbs exonerates the great Hippocrates. 


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    • 24 min
    Grace Kelly

    Grace Kelly

    People often say that Jackson Pollock's work is "actually quite good." No one ever says this about Rembrandt, though. No "actually" is necessary. Wonder why? Joshua Gibbs looks into it.
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    • 22 min
    My Sparkling Personality

    My Sparkling Personality

    Do you know what you bring to the table? You've got to. Joshua Gibbs explains.


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    • 20 min
    Fly As Fast As You Can

    Fly As Fast As You Can

    When a child becomes so sick that it may die, what do the parents say to themselves? Joshua Gibbs explores with a famous quotation from Menander.
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    • 27 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
136 Ratings

136 Ratings

MamaStehlik ,

Excellent

This has been a favorite of mine for quite a while now. I so often come away with a new clarity on some topic or appreciation for a different perspective… always something worth chewing on.

LucasChuidian ,

10/10

Mr. Gibbs takes down the modern man with facts, logic, and a handful of proverbs.

disbvajc ,

The way we used to be.

Gibbs excellently portrays the long-established wisdom of the ages with a traditionalist worldview, and upsets the shallow modernity that men so often adopt in our enervated society.
-Excellent Work

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