Download or stream this episode. David Grubbs talks riddles with Nathan Gilmour and Michial Farmer.
Michial Farmer leads David Grubbs and Nathan Gilmour in a discussion of Arthur Miller’s 1947 play All My Sons.
In its historical particularity tragedy had its first great moment in ancient Athens, when didaskaloi, educators, would compete for civic recognition staging increasingly elaborate exchanges of dramatic speeches. And once the great Aeschylus and Sophocles[…]
In another crossover with Craft Lit, Nathan P. Gilmour and Heather Ordover interview Bryan Doerries of the Theater of War project. Theater of War brings Athenian tragedy to the stage for American military veterans, bringing[…]
General Introduction – Danny’s first hosting stint! – Listener feedback – Analytic philosophy Background and Context – Why Lucas didn’t direct – The good student – How the movie was written – Keeping the actors[…]
General Introduction – Listener feedback – Episodes on Borges and Postman? Arête – Excellence and/or virtue – Warriors and excellences – Plato’s expansion of arête – Confucian virtue – Arête and social station – Excellence[…]
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[…]
General Introduction – Being-towards-the-end-of-semester – Emmanuels far and near – Thanks, Theology Nerd Throwdown! – Chess update What is a Dystopia? – Topos – Utopias and dystopias – The great temptation – Distinctions Premodern Dystopias[…]
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[…]