114 episodes

Simply stated, religion matters. Religion matters not only for personal reasons, but also for social, economic, political, and military purposes. Unfortunately, studies suggest that religious knowledge and cultural literacy for any religious tradition is either in decline or is non-existent in the United States, despite being one of the most religiously diverse nation on earth. Today, religion is implicated in nearly every major national and international issue. The public arena is awash in religious explanations and arguments for nearly every issue. The goal of The Classical Ideas Podcast is to empower students with the core knowledge of major world religions to improve citizenship and agency in a diverse society. Welcome to the show!

The Classical Ideas Podcast Gregory Soden

    • Religion & Spirituality
    • 4.9, 49 Ratings

Simply stated, religion matters. Religion matters not only for personal reasons, but also for social, economic, political, and military purposes. Unfortunately, studies suggest that religious knowledge and cultural literacy for any religious tradition is either in decline or is non-existent in the United States, despite being one of the most religiously diverse nation on earth. Today, religion is implicated in nearly every major national and international issue. The public arena is awash in religious explanations and arguments for nearly every issue. The goal of The Classical Ideas Podcast is to empower students with the core knowledge of major world religions to improve citizenship and agency in a diverse society. Welcome to the show!

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
49 Ratings

49 Ratings

Acoustic Guru ,

Rich content with a down to earth vibe

The host, Greg Soden, asks thoughtful and provocative questions. I always come away having learned something new and appreciate the wide variety of scholars, educators, and interesting people he has on his show. Thanks, Greg!

Give it a shot! ,

Thoughtful, well produced and insightful

Greg does a wonderful job of maximizing the impact of the conversations that he has. So many podcasts feel like they are thrown together at the last minute, but his episodes are meant to offer you a ton of bang for your buck because he has done extensive work to prepare. Truly outstanding stuff about some very deep topics!

Pearl Van Etten ,

Struggling to say how much I love it

I absolutely adored all the episodes I could get my hands on! World Religions was one of my favorite classes in high school, and the fact that he was just so in depth with everything— ah, it’s perfect!! I keep coming back, and I just love them all!

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