The Christopher Perrin Show

Hosted ByDr. Christopher Perrin

Dr. Christopher Perrin has been a leader in the renewal of classical education in the United States for 25 years. In this podcast, he traces the renewal of the American paideia exploring the recent history of the American renaissance in light of the 2500 years that have preceded it.

Dr. Christopher Perrin has been a leader in the renewal of classical education in the United States for 25 years. In this podcast, he traces the renewal of the American paideia exploring the recent history of the American renaissance in light of the 2500 years that have preceded it.


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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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Episode 04: The Great Idea of the Liberal Arts

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

Episode 03: The Great Idea of the Great Conversation

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