12 episodes

Hillsdale College’s John J. Miller discusses classic works within the Western literary canon.

The Great Books National Review

    • Arts
    • 4.6 • 1.3K Ratings

Hillsdale College’s John J. Miller discusses classic works within the Western literary canon.

    Episode 254: 'Lost Horizon' by James Hilton

    Episode 254: 'Lost Horizon' by James Hilton

    John J. Miller is joined by Cat Baab-Muguira to discuss James Hilton's book, 'Lost Horizon.'

    • 30 min
    Episode 253: The Essays of Addison and Steele

    Episode 253: The Essays of Addison and Steele

    John J. Miller is joined by Loraine Murphy to discuss the essays of Joseph Addison and Richard Steele.

    • 32 min
    Episode 252: 'The Book of the City of the Ladies' by Christine de Pizan

    Episode 252: 'The Book of the City of the Ladies' by Christine de Pizan

    John J. Miller is joined by Jessica Hooten Wilson of Pepperdine University to discuss Christine de Pizan's book, 'The Book of the City of the Ladies.'

    • 29 min
    Episode 251: The Poetry of Robert Frost

    Episode 251: The Poetry of Robert Frost

    John J. Miller is joined by James Matthew Wilson of the University of St. Thomas to discuss the poetry of Robert Frost.

    • 31 min
    Episode 250: 'Romeo and Juliet' by William Shakespeare

    Episode 250: 'Romeo and Juliet' by William Shakespeare

    John J. Miller is joined by Laura Bates of Indiana State University to discuss William Shakespeare's 'Romeo and Juliet.'

    • 25 min
    Episode 249: The Ghost Stories of Russell Kirk

    Episode 249: The Ghost Stories of Russell Kirk

    John J. Miller is joined by Bradley J. Birzer of Hillsdale College to discuss the ghost stories of Russell Kirk.

    • 33 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
1.3K Ratings

1.3K Ratings

Aaron Irber ,

Short, Sweet, and Engaging

This is a great literature podcast. The host asks great questions and then listens to the guests response like a professional. There is so much packed into bit sized episodes, which are easily digestible. I’m glad my favorite authors, Tim Powers and Gene Wolfe, got some well deserved credit too.

jmrwest ,

100% AGREE with previous reviewer

Please make ALL the Great Books Episodes available through the podcast. Great Books is a main reason I joined NRPlus.

Guate8 ,

Thoroughly enjoy it

Excellent program! JJ Miller is a wonderful host, does his homework. Thank you!
The only hitch is I haven’t been able to revisit many of the shows. Would love to be able to do it. Worth listening again.

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