Tag: T.S. Eliot

The Christian Humanist Podcast, Episode #148: The Fisher King

Mea Culpa: In this episode, I (Michial) say that Amanda Plummer is British. In fact, she is the daughter of Christopher Plummer and is therefore American/Canadian. I still hate her accent in this movie. * * * Michial Farmer leads David Grubbs and Nathan Gilmour into the semester’s trilogy of episodes on Robin Williams movies…

The Christian Humanist Podcast, Episode #126.1: Postmodernism 101

General Introduction – Snowpocalypse, Round Two – Sprezzatura, sprezzatura – Listener feedback – American folk The Postmodern Condition – The age of networked computers – Incredulity toward metanarratives – Speculation and emancipation – What counts as knowledge(s)? – Description or prescription Foucault – Structuralism begets poststructuralism – Power manifesting itself in society – Pessimistic description…

Christian Humanist Profiles, Episode #5: Honoring the Question

One of the persistent heroes of philosophically minded folks is Socrates, the godfatherof question-askers, the Athenian philosopher, the drinker of hemlock. Although the Platonic dialogues never present him as entirely averse to speech-making, nonetheless, Socrates, in the Apology, famously describes himself as one who doesn’t relay divine wisdom to mortals so much as he asks questions…

The Christian Humanist Podcast, Episode #101: Modernism 101

General Introduction – A note from the future: Michial passed his defense – Listener feedback World War I: A Hindenburg Overview – And other material conditions – Massive movements across borders – Shock to optimism – The League of Nations – An unexpected cultural reference from Gilmour Defining Our Terms – David answers like a…

The Christian Humanist Podcast, Episode #86: Chess

General Introduction – Facebook official – No listener feedback—so write us! – The Christian Dilettante Podcast Our Own Experience With Chess – Michial’s great victory – David’s Duplo set – On losing to children – The aesthetics of chess – Battle Chess – Nathan the would-be grandmaster The Chess Manual: A History – But first,…

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…

The Christian Humanist iPod Broadcast, Episode #63: Apocalypses

General Introduction – Welcome to November, from October – Michial’s one-man war on portmanteaux – Buy our mugs! (I mean energy, not internet—we record early in the morning) – Listener mail from a stranger – Mad Dog! Mad Dog! Mad Dog! – English accents – What’s on the web log? Defining the Apocalyptic – Apocalyptic…

The Christian Humanist Podcast, Episode #21: Literary Criticism

That’s the end of Season 2, folks. We’ve had a great time doing the show, and we’re glad you listen. We explain our summer plans in the show itself. Keep listening, and keep reading! General Introduction – So long, Season 2 – Listener feedback – What’s on the blog? – Our summer plans and our…

The Christian Humanist Podcast, Episode #20: Judas Iscariot

This week’s theme music is “Judas Skin” from the Vigilantes of Love record Slow Dark Train. General Introduction – What’s on the blog? – An historical moment for the Christian Humanist Podcast – Detective fiction from Douglas Adams and Terry Pratchett – Our upcoming series on Lost Introduction to Judas – Getting agitated – How…