11 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.

Proverbial CiRCE Institute Podcast Network

    • Philosophy
    • 5.0, 41 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.

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
41 Ratings

41 Ratings

Hunts2020 ,

Contemplative Commuting

Joshua Gibbs’ podcast of reflections on challenging but meaningful proverbs has turned my stressful commute into an opportunity for contemplation. His tone and pace offer a nice counterpoint to the travails of traffic. And I come away with new insight and resolve for a better way of engaging the world. I look forward to future episodes!

Kevin Leicester ,

Insightful.

Gibbs is insightful, entertaining and inspiring. Easily my favorite essayist right now.

Cdyess ,

Abundant philosophical morsels on which to chew!

Here’s one: “In novels and short stories we can know for certain the thoughts of other people. We can...understand all. This is why novels tend to be the most forgiving art form.”

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