Tag: Gilgamesh

The Christian Humanist Podcast, Episode #125: The Great American Novel

General Introduction – Keeping the seat warm – Danny gets it right! – Listener feedback – Christian Humanist University Personal Definitions – Exemplifying American-ness – The changing representation of Huckleberry Finn – Shakespeare as American author – Subverting the American spirit – Great Novels from other countries The Nationalist Epic – Ex post facto epics…

The Christian Humanist Podcast, Episode #51: Archaeology

General Introduction – The perils of Vacation Bible School – Introducing our guest – Listener feedback – Grubbsy’s new job The Topic at Hand – Indiana Jones, of course – What tools archaeologists actually use – Other people’s junk – Archaeology as destructive science – Slow but steady The Pre-Archaeological Imagination – Hebrew slaves and…

The Christian Humanist Podcast, Episode #39: Town and Country

General Introduction – New segment: Michial Farmer’s world of women’s fashion – Thanks for not writing in – Why Nathan is the left-leaner amongst us – What’s on the blog? Aesop Ipsa Loquitur – Is the country mouse a rube? – Other Greek notions about the polis – Plato’s suburban pharmacy – The importance of…

The Christian Humanist, Episode #28.1: Heidegger

General Introduction – Where’s David Grubbs? – A change in plans – Listener feedback – Forgive our pink noise (it goes away quickly, I promise) Reading Being and Time – The heady days of spring 2009 – Why we’re both incompetent Heidegger’s Position in Philosophical History – Gilgamesh and death – Finitude as definition of…

The Christian Humanist, Episode #27: Superheroes

General Introduction – Football season begins – What’s on the blog? – An argument about Jaws Our History with Superheroes – Crib notes: Only Gilmour was way into comics – Michial played too many video games – Marvel vs. DC Premodern Models of Heroism – The hero as function of a larger metaphysic – Greek…

The Christian Humanist Podcast, Episode #16.1

Another Gilmour-less episode. It may be until tomorrow before it gets added to iTunes, etc. I’m sure you’ll recognize the theme music. General Introduction – No Nathan – What’s on the blog? Our Emotionally Scarring Experiences – The Shining haunts Michial’s dreams – Slasher movies – Beetlejuice and a man in a yellow wolf suit…

The Christian Humanist Podcast, Episode 14: Origin Stories

The music this week is Bruce Cockburn’s “Creation Dream,” from Dancing in the Dragon’s Jaws (1979). General Introduction – Reader feedback – What’s on the blog this week? The Genesis Account of Creation – When did we first encounter it? – Oh, those strategic bushes! – We take another shot at Robert Zemeckis’ Beowulf –…