26 episodes

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The Book Club PragerU

    • Education
    • 4.8 • 862 Ratings

Podcast by PragerU

    The Book Club: The Closing of the American Mind by Allan Bloom with Max Eden

    The Book Club: The Closing of the American Mind by Allan Bloom with Max Eden

    Something is deeply amiss in contemporary American culture. Young people have lost touch with reality and have become trapped by moral relativism. Is post-modern education to blame? Education expert Max Eden joins Michael Knowles for an eye-opening discussion of Allan Bloom’s unexpected bestseller The Closing of the American Mind.

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    • 21 min
    The Book Club: Lord of the Flies by William Golding with Lauren Chen

    The Book Club: Lord of the Flies by William Golding with Lauren Chen

    In a world without consequences, are humans naturally good or is there darkness within us all? Lauren Chen sits with Michael Knowles to discuss the classic novel Lord of the Flies about a group of British schoolboys who become stranded on a deserted island. Free to behave however they please, the boys reject societal norms and devolve into depravity. If the human impulse for power and groupthink overtake reason, is there any hope for Western civilization?

    • 28 min
    The Book Club: The Book of Exodus with Dennis Prager

    The Book Club: The Book of Exodus with Dennis Prager

    Why should Biblical literacy matter today? What happens to society when people fear public opinion more than God? Joining Michael Knowles in this episode of The Book Club is the author of the best-selling Bible commentary in America, Dennis Prager. They discuss the enduring relevance of the Book of Exodus, history’s most powerful story of slave liberation—and moral direction from God.

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    • 28 min
    The Book Club: A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens with Allen Estrin

    The Book Club: A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens with Allen Estrin

    “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times…” Is history repeating itself? Set during the French Revolution, Charles Dickens’ A Tale of Two Cities offers parallels to American Society today. PragerU’s Allen Estrin joins Michael Knowles on this episode of The Book Club to explore the novel’s stark contrasts of fate vs. free will, tyranny and excess, and life and death.

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    • 21 min
    The Book Club: Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë with Madeleine Kearns

    The Book Club: Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë with Madeleine Kearns

    Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë is one of the most beloved books in literature. In this episode of The Book Club, Michael Knowles and Madeleine Kearns take you through the pages of the Victorian novel to examine the themes of love versus independence, social class and structure, religion, and gender roles.

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    • 31 min
    The Book Club: Darkness at Noon by Arthur Koestler with Brad Thompson

    The Book Club: Darkness at Noon by Arthur Koestler with Brad Thompson

    George Orwell and Aldous Huxley warned of the evils of communism in the pages of 1984 and Brave New World; however, Arthur Koestler’s Darkness at Noon is a lesser-known but impactful novel that describes the horrors of the Stalinist USSR. Michael Knowles and Brad Thompson take you through this powerful literary work.

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    • 37 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
862 Ratings

862 Ratings

saperlo ,

Outstanding

I just discovered this podcast and it has proved to be the single best thing I listen to each week.
It has sent me back to discover and rediscover literature and I am learning so much. Profoundly grateful for this resource. Thank you

Jonathan Kutz ,

Fantastic

Love the show, great information, phenomenal books. Can’t wait for more to come out

smokiwik ,

Terrific!

This is my favorite podcast. It’s really well balanced, in that the discussions are substantive but the attitude is fun and light. Love it that there is a different guest each time, and the guests choose the book to be discussed, so there is a sympathy and enthusiasm that makes it a pleasure to listen.

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