Tag: Euripides

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 #62: Aeschylus

General Introduction – Flowin’ like a bottle of Drano – What’s on the blog? – A listener vastly overestimates us Who Is Prometheus? – Deflating Gilmour’s balloon – Zeus as new god on the block – Sympathy for Prometheus Zeus’s Role in the Play – Bodily absent, present via agents – Translating Zeus’s helpers –…

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 #30: REVENGE!

Our theme music this week is Ted Leo’s “The Sons of Cain,” from 2007’s Living with the Living. Does it remind anyone else of Hey Dude for some reason? General Introduction – A month of Christian Humanists – What’s on the blog? – Nathan axe crazy – Like us on Facebook! Cain, the Sons of…

The Christian Humanist Podcast, Episode 12: Tragedy

This week’s music: The Wallflowers’ “6th Avenue Heartache,” from Bringing Down the Horse (1996). General Introduction – Stamps, pogs, and other collections – What’s on the blog this week? – Response to Sam Mulberry Introduction to Tragedy – Will we all be dead in an hour? – Our fearful, pitiful show – Euripides, Hippolytus, and…