The Western Canon is a monthly podcast dedicated to examining the timeless stories, ideas, and thinkers of the Western literary tradition. Working chronologically through "the great conversation of history," each episode focuses on a distinct canonical work, set of works, or intellectual period. Featuring lively summary, literary analysis, philosophical discussion, and guest commentary, the show also tackles social and political issues related to Western civilization, the modern university, free speech, well-being, and much more. Educate your mind and feed your soul by tuning in with Jordan Alexander Hill, Gina Santiago, and special guests on the 1st of every month!
Episode #11: "What Is Western Civilization?" (ft. James Kierstead)
Episode #11: What is Western Civilization? (ft. James Kierstead)File Size: 120592 kbFile Type: mp3Download File Classicist James Kierstead joins the program to discuss his definition of Western Civilization. In recent times, the idea that there is even such a thing as "Western Civilization" has come under fire. These deconstructionists claim that the term itself is slippery and that any attempt to speak about or teach Western Civilization as a discipline is misguided. In this episode, J [...]
Interview: The Romantic Roots of the Sexual Revolution (ft. Carl Trueman)
The Romantic Roots of the Sexual Revolution (ft. Carl Trueman)File Size: 62528 kbFile Type: mp3Download File Carl Trueman joins the Western Canon Podcast to discuss his new book The Rise and Triumph of the Modern Self: Cultural Amnesia, Expressive Individualism, and the Road to Sexual Revolution (Crossway). --------------------------------------------------------------Dr. Carl R. Trueman (PhD, University of Aberdeen) is professor of philosophy and religious studies at Grove City [...]
Aristotle on Happiness, Justice, and Politics (ft. Edith Hall)
Aristotle on Happiness, Justice, and Politics (ft. Edith Hall)File Size: 65054 kbFile Type: mp3Download File Classicist Edith Hall joins the Western Canon Podcast again to discuss her book Aristotle's Way: How Ancient Wisdom Can Change Your Life. In the conversation, we discuss Aristotle's approach to happiness and the good life, his theory of justice, and his political philosophy, as well as his take on topics like inequality. ------------------------------------------ [...]
Berkeley, Locke, Hume, Kant - Modern Philosopher Series (Episodes 1-5)
Berkeley, Locke, Hume, Kant - Modern Philosophers Series (Episodes 1-5)File Size: 171950 kbFile Type: mp3Download File This episode combines lectures 1-5 in my Modern Philosophers Series. These lectures come from a course I teach called Philosophy 101. This episode examines the post-Cartesian philosophical idealism of Irish philosopher George "Bishop" Berkeley (1685-1753), the epistemology and empiricism of the English philosopher John Locke (1632-1704), the empiricist theorie [...]
Liberty Lounge #6: "The Libertarian History of Sci-Fi"
In episode #6 of the Liberty Lounge, we take an in-depth look at how libertarian ideas have influenced science fiction literature. We explore the history of libertarian science fiction, from Mary Shelley's Frankenstein to the Golden Age of the pulps, up through the New Wave and the Golden Age Redux of the 1980s. Why have so many science fiction authors identified as libertarian? Is the connection necessary or contingent? What do Ronald Reagan and Robert A. Heinlein have in common? Tune into [...]
Liberty Lounge #5: "Jonah Goldberg on the Future of Conservatism and the populist Right"
Liberty Lounge #5: Jonah Goldberg on the Future of Conservatism and the populist Right.mp3File Size: 116953 kbFile Type: mp3Download File In episode #5 of the Liberty Lounge, Jonah Goldberg joins the Western Canon Podcast to discuss the future of conservatism and the GOP, with an in-depth look at the New Right. We discuss Patrick Deneen, populism, liberalism, John Locke, Federalism, and many other exciting topics. Thanks for listening, and remember to subscribe to our Youtube channel [...]
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Glad to here someone defending western civilization! Waiting for more
No politics man!
First comment / question about the Iliad is, “trump bad”. This is an escape from politics. Just stop.
Great show! This is the only podcast devoted to the Western Canon that takes anything close to a libertarian perspective