Podcast: Principia Podcast

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 from Wheaton College, as well as an MA in philosophy, MS in history and philosophy of education, and dual PhD in philosophy and philosophy of education…

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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 written for the Principia journal entitled “A Grammar for Human Making in Digital Age: Bonaventure on the Mechanical and Liberal Arts”

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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 the Principia Journal. 

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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 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 and the Romans and go back to the “first” classical schools? Well, not really.

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