52 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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    • Philosophy
    • 5.0 • 104 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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    Time Will Tell

    Time Will Tell

    This week's proverb comes from Jean-Baptise Alphonse Karr, who said that, "The more things change, the more they stay the same." Join Joshua Gibbs as he contemplates what this proverb has to say for modern men and women.
    Proverbial is produced by Goldberry Studios for the CiRCE Podcast Network.

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    • 25 min
    Who Are You Trying to Convince?

    Who Are You Trying to Convince?

    This week's proverb comes via William Hazlitt, a British essayist and philosopher who wrote that, "violent antipathies are always suspicious and betray a secret affinity." Join Joshua Gibbs as he contemplates what this proverb has to say to modern men and women.
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    • 29 min
    18 to 34

    18 to 34

    This week's proverb is unattributed (thought it is English). It goes, "children should be seen and not heard." Join Joshua Gibbs as he contemplates what this poem has to say to modern men and women. Proverbial is produced by Goldberry Studios for the CiRCE Podcast Network.
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    • 29 min
    Again and Again

    Again and Again

    This week's proverb comes to us from Thomas Aquinas who wrote, "I fear the man of one book." Join Joshua Gibbs as he contemplates what this proverb has to say to modern men and women.
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    • 27 min
    Fathers & Sons

    Fathers & Sons

    This week's proverb comes from German philosopher and writer, Goethe: "We can't form our children on our own concepts. We must take them and love them as God gives them to us." Join Joshua Gibbs as he contemplates what this proverb has to say to modern men and women.
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    • 27 min
    A New Twist On an Old Favorite

    A New Twist On an Old Favorite

    This week's proverb comes via political philosopher Edumnd Burke who wrote, "A spirit of innovation is generally the result of a selfish temper and confined views." Join Joshua Gibbs as he explores what this proverb has to say to modern men and women.
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    • 26 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
104 Ratings

104 Ratings

Lebcottrell ,

Excellent

Lots of wisdom, wit, and reclaiming of sayings which have been cliched, trivialized, and misunderstood by our modern culture. Easily one of my favorite podcasts!

Kevin Leicester ,

Insightful.

This is the most inspirational thought provoking podcast I listen to. Keep it up Mr. Gibbs.

mdwimw ,

Ina Wilson Josh’s Mom

Very very helpful... Thank you!!! And entertaining as well ...

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