Classical Stuff You Should Know podcast

Classical Stuff You Should Know

A.J. Hanenburg, Graeme Donaldson, and Thomas Magbee

A.J., Graeme, and Thomas discuss everything having to do with the classical world. Our aim is to help both educators and laypeople enjoy the classical world as much as they enjoy fine ales and good tales.

190 Episoder

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    PSA: No episode this week!

    1:12

    Ol' Tommy had a kiddo (his wife helped), and Ol' Graemepa was exposed to COVID. No episodes for anybody.
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    186: The Tao Te Ching

    56:24

    This is our first real venture into eastern philosophy. The Tao Te Ching is from the 4th century BC, and lemme tell ya, I've never wanted to be simple like an infant more.
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    185: Causation

    1:00:46

    In this episode, we ponder the four causes and unravel the mysteries of the universe. Well, Thomas does. We ruffle his feathers while he does good work.
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    184: Advice from a Deep Friar

    53:06

    Sometimes you have feelings. Romeo is one such person who has feelings. Graeme, inspired by a previous episode, ponders on whether Romeo is an existentialist, meaning that the philosophy is immature.
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    183: Existentialism is a Humanism

    1:01:24

    Existence precedes essence. If you don't know what that means, you're making a statement about how all men should be, you non-existentialist, you. DID YOU KNOW THAT!?!?
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    182: Herodotus and the Water Horses

    1:04:40

    Continuing on in the Landmark Herodotus, we get to a chapter which earns him the moniker, "Father of Lies." Overstating it a bit, don't you think?
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    181: Great Expectations

    59:00

    In this episode, we discuss Charles Dickens's "Great Expectations." But you know, if you keep your expectations low, it's harder to be disappointed. I guess, in a way, that's the point of this book.
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    180: Herodotus 2: Cyrus the Virus

    1:05:51

    In this second episode on the Landmark Herodotus, we discuss the exploits of Cyrus the great. You can look forward to: baby swapping, kid kingdom, and blood wine for the dead!
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    179: The Enchiridion, by Epictetus

    55:48

    The writings of Epictetus are some of the only stoic manuscripts that survive. The Enchiridion is his essential handbook for the budding acolyte of Stoicism.
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    178: Foil

    50:44

    A literary foil is something in the story that exists to highlight the characteristics of the protagonists. COULD IT BE that literature is a foil for us!? I THINK YES.

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