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The Christian Humanist Podcast, Episode #106: Witches

General Introduction – The end of the season – On doctoral regalia – Summer courses – Slightly less minor internet celebrities – Ongoing projects Witches in the Bible – Saul and the non-witch of Endor – Necromancy – Countercultural power – Not suffering chanters – Other Ancient Near Eastern prohibitions – State-sponsored sorcery Greco-Roman Witches…

The Christian Humanist Podcast, Episode #93.3: Musical Theater

General Introduction – Skeleton crew – Cold weather – No listener feedback Opera as Super-Art – 16th-century Italy – Its roots in humanism and classicism – Connections to tragedy – Grappling with pessimism – Wagner’s return to tragedy – Gesamkunstwerk – Changing tastes The Development of Musical Theater – Development from comic opera and operetta…

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 #60: Sophocles

General Introduction – Looking for the Yeti – What’s on the blog? – The review is coming tomorrow! – Boethius Battlefield writes in – An unenthusiastic obituary A Primer on Greek Drama – Civic festival – Dionysian competition – Millennia of theorizing – Chorus and individuated characters – The world’s most tedious arthouse film A…