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Join John J. Miller, the director of the journalism program at Hillsdale College, as he embarks upon a journey across the Western World's rich literary heritage.

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    • 4.7 • 945 Ratings

Join John J. Miller, the director of the journalism program at Hillsdale College, as he embarks upon a journey across the Western World's rich literary heritage.

The most recent ten episodes of this podcast are available on this feed. Full archives are available to NRPLUS subscribers at NationalReview.com.

    'O Pioneers!' by Willa Cather

    'O Pioneers!' by Willa Cather

    John J. Miller is joined by Dedra Birzer of Hillsdale College to discuss Willa Cather's 'O Pioneers!'

    • 32 min
    'Mother Courage and Her Children' by Bertolt Brecht

    'Mother Courage and Her Children' by Bertolt Brecht

    John J. Miller is joined by James Brandon of Hillsdale College to discuss Bertolt Brecht's 'Mother Courage and Her Children.'

    • 34 min
    'The Sound and the Fury' by William Faulkner

    'The Sound and the Fury' by William Faulkner

    John J. Miller is joined by Michael Gorra of Smith College to discuss William Faulkner's 'The Sound and the Fury.'

    • 33 min
    'Notes on Government' by James Madison

    'Notes on Government' by James Madison

    John J. Miller is joined by Colleen Sheehan of Arizona State University to discuss James Madison's 'Notes on Government.'

    • 33 min
    'Works and Days' by Hesiod

    'Works and Days' by Hesiod

    John J. Miller is joined by A. E. Stallings to discuss Hesiod's 'Works and Days.'

    • 33 min
    'Something Wicked This Way Comes' by Ray Bradbury

    'Something Wicked This Way Comes' by Ray Bradbury

    John J. Miller is joined by Robert M. Woods of the Veritas Christian Academy to discuss Ray Bradbury's 'Something Wicked This Way Comes.'

    • 33 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
945 Ratings

945 Ratings

Joey 5cents ,

Good stuff!

I enjoy the variety of books that are discussed and the way John J Miller asks questions that I would ask. Though not heavy handed in any way, it does come from a modestly conservative perspective that, for me, is refreshing. How cool to hear great literature being covered without the currently requisite ‘cancel-culture’ mindset. Good stuff!

emily gable ,

Fantastic, thought provoking podcast

I highly recommend this podcast. I have used it as a kind of book club, where my reading and understanding of the writing is deepened, in the same way a teacher can guide you through a good book. I wish I could go back and access all previous episodes. That is the one negative.

Tggn ,

Great podcast

I really like this podcast. If you enjoy literature, this is a good podcast for you. The only problem I have with it is that it won’t let me listen to previous seasons or old episodes.

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