Tag: Umberto Eco

The Christian Humanist Podcast, Episode #147: H.P. Lovecraft

David Grubbs gets spooky with Michial Farmer and Nathan Gilmour as the trio discusses the horror fiction of H.P. Lovecraft. Conversations range from literary influence to biological racism, with some discussions on artistic imagination thrown in for good measure. The stories at the core of the conversation are “The Call of Cthulhu,” “Arthur Jermyn,” and…

The Christian Humanist Podcast, Episode #114: Meno

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 in tragedy – Meno’s definition – Answering the question carefully Why Ask the Question? – The urge to categorize –…

The Christian Humanist Podcast, Episode #19: Detective Fiction

Our theme song this week is Chagall Guevara’s “Murder in the Big House” from their self-titled 1991 album–a forgotten gem. General Introduction – The Christian Humanist Circus – Responses to listener email – Our attempts at creative writing Getting Down to It – Bringing respect to detective fiction – Let’s leave phrenology out of this…