The mind is nourished on one food only: ideas. Sadly, most modern conversations focus on people and things. And actual food. Conversations that nourish the mind are long overdue. Join us for conversations about ideas based on historical and contemporary writers, real-life experience, and ongoing engagement.
The Questions Curriculum
In this episode of the podcast, I'll introduce an approach to education based in questions. While questions make for great class discussions, are they enough to serve as a basis for education?
Language, Politics, and Humanity
Does it matter if our language is not as sophisticated as it once was? What is the connection between language and thought, between thought and humanity? Does our language affect our understanding, and how might this affect political participation? I'll start a conversation about these topics using a 1946 essay by George Orwell, who is best known for his novels 1984 and Animal Farm.
Did you ever suspect that the so-called “education” so many of us tout could have been obtained, as Matt Damon’s character in “Goodwill Hunting” says, for a few cents in overdue fines from the local library? This episode introduces a new podcast about ideas, writers who explore those ideas, and conversations that go beyond the chatter that is most of modern discourse.