Classical Stuff You Should Know podcast

Classical Stuff You Should Know

A.J., Graeme, and Thomas discuss everything having to do with the classical world. Our aim is to help both educators and laypeople enjoy the classical world as much as they enjoy fine ales and good tales.

A.J., Graeme, and Thomas discuss everything having to do with the classical world. Our aim is to help both educators and laypeople enjoy the classical world as much as they enjoy fine ales and good tales.

 

#261

243: De Anima, part 3

This is the last bit of Aristotle's De Anima. I think we've finally got it cracked. Sort of. ... Read more

03 Oct 2023

58 MINS

58:56

03 Oct 2023


#260

257: Plantagenets 11: Bleeding to Death from a Broken Heart

Turns out that a king who is good at war sometimes wins wars. Sometimes that means kids beg for their lives. Sometimes that mean someone gets bludgeoned. BUT WE JUST HAVE TO LET THE KING LIVE HIS LIFE OKAY ... Read more

19 Mar 2024

1 HR 05 MINS

1:05:43

19 Mar 2024


#259

256: Genghis Khan 3: Loki and the Frat Battle

In this episode, we see the slow degradation of brotherhood, the lamentable breakdown of relationship. Also in this episode: spine cracking wrestling; young love; beating people up with sticks; and knucklebones, the game! ... Read more

12 Mar 2024

58 MINS

58:34

12 Mar 2024


#258

255: Winnie the Pooh

Where does the Pooh part come from? A swan. That's all the explanation you'll get. ... Read more

05 Mar 2024

46 MINS

46:40

05 Mar 2024


#257

254: Kristin Lavransdatter 2: "I WILL DIE ON THIS HILL"

In this episode, I admit that while I, Graeme, have some good points, A.J. is ultimately right. He's convinced me with the gravity of his intellect couched in both wit and charm. What a great guy, that A.J.. ... Read more

27 Feb 2024

1 HR 14 MINS

1:14:10

27 Feb 2024


#256

253: Beatrix Potter

In this episode, Thomas walks us through the storied life of Beatrix Potter. We also discuss a bully rabbit. ... Read more

13 Feb 2024

57 MINS

57:45

13 Feb 2024


#255

252: Genghis Khan 2: The Coat Khan and a Wife Named Borte

In this episode, we cover the origins and a chunk of the childhood of Temujin; that's Genghis Khan for all you noobs out there. ... Read more

06 Feb 2024

1 HR 04 MINS

1:04:21

06 Feb 2024


#254

251: Kristin Lavransdatter 1

Kristin Lavransdatter is a three-volume story by Sigrid Undset. This episode covers volume one. And oh, so much happens. Vows are given. Babies conceived. Fathers hoodwinked. We've got fires. Vagabonds. Poison. Oh, it's good. ... Read more

23 Jan 2024

1 HR 05 MINS

1:05:23

23 Jan 2024


#253

250: Genghis Khan 1

This is the first episode of a series on "The Secret History of the Mongols," the primary source for a big chunk of our knowledge about Genghis Khan. This episode lays the groundwork for the actual book. ... Read more

16 Jan 2024

59 MINS

59:20

16 Jan 2024


#252

249: War of the Roses 10:

Graeme continues the saga of the War of the Roses. Let me encourage you to receive the caresses of fortune with mild endurance. ... Read more

25 Dec 2023

56 MINS

56:22

25 Dec 2023


#251

248: An interview with Pastor C. R. Wiley about his book, "In the House of Tom Bombadil"

This is an excerpt from Thomas's recent interview with Pastor C. R. Wiley about his book, "In the House of Tom Bombadil." The full interview is on our Patreon! We'll have another new episode next week! ... Read more

20 Dec 2023

13 MINS

13:42

20 Dec 2023


#250

247: Heart of Darkness

Joseph Conrad's "Heart of Darkness" is better than you might think. Just as depressing, but probably better. Also, I feel bad for calling Graeme out on "Aprehensious." ... Read more

21 Nov 2023

1 HR 01 MINS

1:01:56

21 Nov 2023


#249

246: The War of the Roses 9: A Secret Marriage

Graeme is back with everybody's favorite historical saga. This time featuring: bro king, a secret marriage, and angry advisors. ... Read more

14 Nov 2023

55 MINS

55:38

14 Nov 2023


#248

245: The Birds, by Aristophanes

Aristophanes is a hoot. GET IT!? A HOOT. ... Read more

17 Oct 2023

1 HR 00 MINS

1:00:58

17 Oct 2023


#247

244: Verbs

In this episode, we discuss how using the right verbs can elevate your writing. It is something useful. You should be a person who uses active verbs. They are great things. ... Read more

10 Oct 2023

59 MINS

59:20

10 Oct 2023


#246

242: The Frogs, by Aristophanes

In this episode , Thomas walks us through "The Frogs," by Aristophanes. We also make animal noises. ... Read more

27 Sep 2023

57 MINS

57:24

27 Sep 2023


#245

241: Dogma and the Tripartite Soul

In this episode, we revamp an old episode and discuss dogma. Typing with only my left hand is hard. ... Read more

19 Sep 2023

49 MINS

49:08

19 Sep 2023


#244

240: De Anima 2

In this episode, we discuss Aristotle's definition of a soul. Only one more book to go and we'll pretty much have the soul solved. ... Read more

12 Sep 2023

48 MINS

48:50

12 Sep 2023


#243

239: Hermeneutics

In this episode, Graeme walks us through Bible reading strategies. My hand is injured. This is short. ... Read more

29 Aug 2023

1 HR 04 MINS

1:04:08

29 Aug 2023


#242

238: De Anima 1: A Number that Moves Itself

In this episode (recorded live at Paideia!), we discuss book one of Aristotle's "On the Soul," where he dismantles all the other theories about what a soul is before he provides his answer in book two. ... Read more

09 Aug 2023

37 MINS

37:36

09 Aug 2023


#241

237: War of the Roses 8: The King of Bling

Donaldson regales us with tales of Edward IV, the "Bro King." He loves the ladies. He loves the cash. He loves his bros. ... Read more

25 Jul 2023

1 HR 02 MINS

1:02:00

25 Jul 2023