Principia Podcast

Hosted ByDr. Brian Williams

Dr. Brian Williams is the dean of the Templeton Honors College at Eastern University and the editor of the Principia journal on classical education. This podcast is geared toward academics and professors wishing to explore and discuss the renewal of liberal arts education in our colleges and universities.

Dr. Brian Williams is the dean of the Templeton Honors College at Eastern University and the editor of the Principia journal on classical education. This podcast is geared toward academics and professors wishing to explore and discuss the renewal of liberal arts education in our colleges and universities.


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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...

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...

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...

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.”

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...