Tag: John Cheever

The Christian Humanist Podcast, Episode #142: The Suburbs

Michial Farmer leads a discussion with Nathan Gilmour and a very ill David Grubbs on the peculiarly modern ecosystem of suburbia. Listen and hear why we hate American Beauty, what sorts of virtues are distinctly possible in the suburbs, and where Gomorrahan soccer moms lived. Our theme music this week is Arcade Fire’s “The Suburbs,” from…

The Christian Humanist Podcast, Episode #136: Gabriel García Márquez

Nathan Gilmour leads a discussion with Michial Farmer and David Grubbs about two stories by the late Colombian author Gabriel García Márquez—“A Very Old Man with Enormous Wings” and “The Handomest Drowned Man in the World.” Our opening music this week is Pep Squad’s “Angel,” from their 1998 album No Doy!

The Christian Humanist Podcast, Episode #120.1: Alice Munro

General Introduction – Where’s Nathan? – Recording at night – Listener feedback – On lost causes – A question for Nathan to answer later Situating Munro – Her life and times – Restraint, not pyrotechnics – Munro as a woman writer – Her contemporaries, influences, and heirs – Transparent writing – Munro and the New…

The Christian Humanist, Episode #75: Ante-Dante

General Introduction – Disappointing David Grubbs – Listener feedback – Stroking and broking the ego – (Yeah, my math is off) – A correction – Theologico et Ratio Translations – Old Lady Sayers – End notes, not footnotes – Reproducing rhyme and meter – Ciardi’s middle ground – Musa, king of Dante – Wikipedia as…