Tag: Aristophanes

The Christian Humanist Podcast, Episode #95: Plato's Aesthetics

General Introduction – Dry, bleeding Kansas – Hardcore listener feedback Ancient Greek Art – Our access to it – Black and red, figure and background – The Parthenon – Classical tragedy and comedy – Other poetry – Music – What did the statues look like? The Republic and Art – The educational argument – Plato’s…

The Christian Humanist Podcast, Episode #61: Euripides

General Introduction – What is a triptych, anyway? – We stand outside of time – What’s on the blog? Euripides the Man – What do we know? – Making fun of Euripides – Misogynist – Troubled loner – The “happy plays” Hippolytus – His unfortunate story – Other sources for the myth – Euripides’ first…

The Christian Humanist Podcast, Episode 25: Plato

This week’s music is the 1982 Daniel Amos classic “The Double,” one of the few songs I know about Platonism. It’s crazy out of print (and just crazy), so it plays in its entirety at the end of the episode. Enjoy. General Introduction – An apology for blog silence – An explanation for repetition Platonic…

The Christian Humanist Podcast, Episode 10.1: Comedy

General Introduction – An apology for Nathan Gilmour’s absence – A plug for our website – A eulogy for J.D. Salinger What Is Comedy? – Comedy in a cosmic sense – Comedy as humor – Aristotle on comedy – What makes us laugh? – In which we talk about “Weird Al” Yankovic for 45 minutes…