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Episode 01: Why CCE is right for Africa

In this inaugural episode, Karen Elliott introduces herself and the organization she serves, The Rafiki Foundation, as she explains why a classical Christian education is needed in Africa. Subscribe...

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Episode 06: Interview with Dr. David Diener

In this episode, Dr. Williams interviews Dr. David Diener, headmaster of Hillsdale Academy and a lecturing professor of education who has received a BA in philosophy and ancient languages...

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Episode 11: The History of Educational Vocabulary

In this episode, Dr. Perrin builds upon Episode 10 by exploring the etymologies and histories behind words that are commonly used in education today. Subscribe to our episode release...

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Episode 10: The Significance of Language in Classical Education

In this episode, Dr. Perrin discusses words and their importance in education. What words do we use in traditional liberal education? How have we lost the meanings of certain...

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Episode 05: Dr. Prather Shares a Narrative of Hope

Dr. Anika Prather tells a new narrative of hope that will alter your perspective on classical learning, how to teach history, and on America. Subscribe to our episode release...

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Episode 09: The Intersection Between Theology and Classical Education

In this episode, Dr. Perrin and Greg Wilbur of New College Franklin discuss the importance of the intersection between theology and classical education. This conversation was recorded at CiRCE...

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Episode 05: Interview with Diana Batarseh

Conversation with guest Diana Batarseh, the founding Head of School at King’s Academy Nashville and the developer of “Ask Me WhoOo,” a 3-volume CD series of original 74 songs...

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Episode 09: Secular Moral Categories

How does the cultural adoption of secular moral categories impact people’s qualities of life? How can classical teaching provide a solution to the modern loss of personhood? Subscribe to...

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Episode 08: Learning to Lament

How have we, as a modern society, forgotten how to lament? What could lamentation do for us on an individual level and as a whole? Subscribe to our episode...

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Episode 08: Competing Moral Theories

What moral deformities exist in our K-12 education system? How does biological reductionism play into this confusion of morality? Subscribe to our episode release email list to be notified...

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Episode 07: The Resurgence of Classical Education Among African Americans

What was the earliest classical school for African Americans and what effect did it have on the resurgence of the classical movement today? Subscribe to our episode release email...

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Episode 07: The Theories of Ethics

What drives the error in our moral thinking today? How have the metaphysics of ethics changed over the course of history? Subscribe to our episode release email list to...

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Episode 06: What Does Jerusalem Have to Do With Athens?

How do we encounter the classical tradition? How do we engage with the sacred inheritance of great writings? Subscribe to our episode release email list to be notified when...

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Episode 06: Chronological Snobbery and the Primacy of Personhood

In this episode, we continue our discussion of the primacy of personhood with the addition of chronological snobbery.

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Episode 05: The Sacred Synthesis

What does Jerusalem have to do with Athens? Can the Greek and Roman tradition of classical thought be harmonized with what is taught in the Old and New Testaments...

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Episode 05: Primacy of Personhood

In this episode, we focus on what the benefits of classical education are for students and how those benefits show up in the classroom. Subscribe to our episode release...

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Episode 04: Interview with Dr. Joseph Clair

Conversation with guest Dr. Joseph Clair, the author of Discerning the Good in the Letters and Sermons of Augustine and Reading Augustine: On Education, Formation, Citizenship, and the Lost Purpose...

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Episode 05: Interview with Dr. Phillip Donnelly

In this episode, Dr. Williams interviews Dr. Phillip Donnelly, professor of literature and Director of the Great Texts Program at Baylor University. They discuss the article Dr. Donnelly has...

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Episode 04: Interview with Dr. Julia Hejduk of Baylor University

In this episode, Dr. Williams interviews Dr. Julia Baylor, professor of classics and Associate Dean of the Honors College at Baylor University. Baylor University is the university that hosts...

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Episode 04: Dr. Prather Shares the Blessings of Marva Collins and Others on Her Journey to Love Classics

Dr. Anika Prather tells her story with the last of three stages along her journey into falling in love with the classics, including the help of Marva Collins and...

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Episode 03: Dr. Prather Shares the Blessings of W. E. B. Du Bois on Her Journey to Love Classics

Dr. Anika Prather tells her story with the second of three stages along her journey into falling in love with the classics. This episode focuses on W. E. B....

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Episode 02: First Things and Tradition in Classical Education

In this episode, Brian Williams continues to reflect on tradition, starting with the metaphor of fire: “tradition is not the worship of ashes but the preservation of fire.”

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Episode 02: Dr. Prather Shares How She First Fell in Love with the Classics

Dr. Anika Prather tells her story with the first of three steps along her journey into falling in love with the classics. Subscribe to our episode release email list...

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Episode 04: The Great Idea of the Liberal Arts

What are the liberal arts? Why are they called liberal? And why are they arts? 

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Episode 04: How to Think Clearly and Avoid Confusing Categories

In this episode, we continue our discussion on thinking clearly–this time by learning how to avoid confusing categories, questions, and assertions. Subscribe to our episode release email list to...

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Episode 03: The Great Idea of the Great Conversation

Conversation is a dance of ideas with at least one partner. Find out why.

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Episode 03: How to Think Clearly and Avoid Academic Jargon

In this episode, we continue our discussion of why intellectual honesty is so greatly needed and increasingly rare. Subscribe to our episode release email list to be notified when...

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Episode 02: Intellectual Honesty Part 2

In this episode, we continue our discussion of why intellectual honesty is so greatly needed and increasingly rare. Subscribe to our episode release email list to be notified when...

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Episode 02: The Great Idea of Virtue

What is it for which education should aim and seek? Virtue. Find out why. Subscribe to our episode release email list to be notified when a new episode is...

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Episode 01: Welcome to the Principia Podcast

  In this inaugural episode, Dr. Brian Williams muse on the relationship of “first things” (or principia in Latin) and tradition. Do classical educators want to emulate the Greeks...

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Episode 01: Welcome to Reclaiming the Canon

Dr. Anika Prather welcomes you to her new podcast and lets you know where you will be journeying with her in coming episodes. The canon is for all of...

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Episode 01: The Great Idea of Wisdom

In this inaugural episode, Dr. Perrin makes a case for wisdom being the chief aim of education. Sadly, few of us can even define wisdom, much less know how...

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Episode 03: Interview with Dr. Rebecca Futo Kennedy and Dr. Jackie Murray

Conversation with two guests, Dr. Rebecca Futo Kennedy and Dr. Jackie Murray, who are working together on a textbook about understanding race in antiquity and its modern impacts and...

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Episode 02: Interview with Dr. James Tatum

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Episode 01: Intellectual Rabbits (Intellectual Honesty Part 1)

The first step of academic inquiry is … honesty. Wait, what is academic honesty? Find out. Subscribe to our episode release email list to be notified when a new...

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