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Close Reads is a book-club podcast for the incurable reader. Hosted by David Kern and featuring Tim McIntosh and Heidi White, alongside a couple of other occasional guests, we read Great Books and talk about them. This is a show for amateurs in the best sense. We’re book lovers, book enthusiasts. This is not an experts show and it’s barely literary analysis in the way that literary analysis is commonly understood. Instead it’s a show about experiences with literary urge. Join us! Close Reads ...
 
Welcome to Banned Books, where we read and converse with the rebel children, the holy mischief-makers of God, who fight against the kind of useless religious, spiritual, and moral methods of life improvement that seeks to smother the glory of God in Jesus Christ. We want to introduce you to those who forgot everything except Jesus Christ and him crucified. We all struggle with fear of being last, lost, least, littlest, and dead, and so we are here to encourage, challenge, provoke, and maybe ...
 
Beyond the Book is presented by Literary Affairs a literary lifestyle company that has been promoting great literature and fostering a community of book lovers for two decades. Beyond the Book offers book club style salons with best-selling and literary debut authors, literary talks on classic novels, professionally facilitated book groups, panel discussions and cultural conversations related to current books. Each audio or video episode is curated by Literary Affairs founder and leader Juli ...
 
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Scott and Karl finish their discussion of Volume One of Shelby Foote's The Civil War: A Narrative. The duo agrees, if there was anyone to write about the real Civil War, Shelby Foote was the man to do it. Overflowing with color, life, and character, Foote is able to bring a novelist's narrative power to this great epic. In Karl's words, "this book …
 
This week, Scott and Karl are discussing Volume One of Shelby Foote's The Civil War: A Narrative which is largely considered one of the great historical narratives of our century. In Karl's words, this is the American Iliad. Originally published in 1958, Foote spent 20 years writing this classic narrative of the American Civil War which includes th…
 
It's time for a new book! It's time for the Queen of Crime. It's time for Hercule Poirot. It's time for some international intrigue. It's time for Death on the Nile! This week we talk about what makes Christie so good (and enduring), her approach to introducing characters in this book, and much more. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out in…
 
Small Is Beautiful! In this episode, we continue our reading and discussion of Live Not by Lies: A Manual for Christian Dissidents by Rod Dreher. This week, small faith communities are the basis for a strong Church and the opposition to oppressive regimes. And after the show, the pre-show as bonus material. — SHOW NOTES: Live Not by Lies: A Manual …
 
Scott and Karl finish their discussion of Edward Feser’s Scholastic Metaphysics: A Contemporary Introduction. The duo picks up where they left off last week, exploring Feser's arguments against scientism and the issues that arise when the scientific method implies moral truths or the limits of reality. Karl says, "It becomes a problem when the scie…
 
Scott and Karl explore Edward Feser's Scholastic Metaphysics: A Contemporary Introduction. Published in 2014, Professor Feser provides an overview of scholastic metaphysics in the tradition of Thomas Aquinas, relying heavily on an appeal to reason. Scott says, "The scholastics are the best at steel manning. They will investigate, and explore, and e…
 
Go Big or Go & Go Home. In this episode, we continue to read Live Not by Lies: A Manual for Christian Dissidents by Rod Dreher, and discuss the importance of nurturing a dissident faith and family in the midst of a godless, unrepentantly evil society. — SHOW NOTES: Live Not by Lies: A Manual for Christian Dissidents by Rod Dreher https://amzn.to/2W…
 
Scott and Karl finish their discussion of Lysander Spooner's 1870 essay No Treason No. 6: "The Constitution of No Authority." While the duo believes Spooner is metaphysically wrong about the nature of government, this essay will leave you with a lasting impression. Karl asks, "How can you compel someone to stay in an organization which he freely jo…
 
It’s Good to Be a Weird Family. In this episode, we continue our discussion about the Benda family in Live Not by Lies. Why is it important to raise weird children? What is the long-term impact of raising children to be Christian dissidents? How can we strengthen children to withstand worldly pressures to conform to normalcy? — SHOW NOTES: Live Not…
 
This week, Scott and Karl read Lysander Spooner's 1870 essay No Treason No. 6: "The Constitution of No Authority." Spooner was an American anarchist, abolitionist, and legal theorist of the nineteenth century. He is known for competing with the U.S. Post Office with his American Letter Mail Company, later forced out of business by the United States…
 
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High Noon for Moral Courage. In this episode, we continue our discussion of the Benda family in Live Not by Lies: A Manual for Christian Dissidents by Rod Dreher. How can Christian families utilize books, film, and music to teach faith and moral courage in their children? — SHOW NOTES: Live Not by Lies: A Manual for Christian Dissidents by Rod Dreh…
 
A Confederacy of Dunces is one of the more strange books we have ever done on this show, but over the next several weeks David, Heidi, and Tim are going to do their best to explain what makes it a worthwhile work of literature. This week they discuss the book's sad origin story, its medieval influences, its comedic core, and its outrageous protagon…
 
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