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ClassicalU Podcast

This podcast features the Director of ClassicalU.com, Jesse Hake, interviewing ClassicalU presenters and Live Learning Event hosts as well as occasional episodes featuring material directly from one of our ClassicalU presenters or guests.

Tracks

Episode 16: David Hicks on Christian Life and His Forthcoming Book
While recording for his new ClassicalU course on teaching, school leadership, and the history of education, David Hicks sat down for a conversation. In this first of two parts, he shares about the Christian life, classical architecture, monasticism, and his forthcoming book The Stones Cry Out (releasing fall of 2024 from Classical Academic Press). The first question in this episode references David's review of the book How to Be a Sinner by Peter Bouteneff.
54:53 6/13/24
Episode 15: Junius Johnson on Teaching Music
Jesse speaks with Dr. Junius Johnson about a forthcoming new course on ClassicalU about music education. Dr. Johnson's love and knowledge regarding classical music (including his professional experience playing the French horn) are inspiring.
49:03 5/9/24
Episode 14: Disability and Classical Education with Dr. Amy Richards
Jesse speaks with Dr. Amy Richards about her all-new course entitled Disability and Classical Education: Student Formation in Keeping with Our Common Humanity and her forthcoming book with us on this topic.
47:13 4/11/24
Episode 13: Chatting with Junius Johnson about God and Time
As Junius Johnson was recording three forthcoming new courses for ClassicalU.com about Augustine, medieval history, and music, Jesse Hake recorded this conversation with him about God and time in theology and philosophy. (For more, see our course on Essential Philosophy with David Schenk as well as Junius Johnson's courses on Theology of Beauty and the Imagination and On Teaching Fairy Stories.)
58:59 3/14/24
Episode 12: Danielle Bennette Dukes and Teaching with a Golden Thread
Danielle Bennette Dukes reflects on her course "Teaching with a Golden Thread" and shares about ideas for a retreat in New Orleans with a small number of educators seeking to spend more time reflecting on the theme of place and its relation to our capacities as Christians to see goodness and beauty in our world and to develop this capacity in our students. If you are interested in a possible retreat with Danielle, please provide us with your name, contact info, and any feedback here or by email (support@classicalu.com).
56:54 2/13/24
Episode 11: Introducing our Women in the Liberal Arts Tradition course with Brian Williams
Brian Williams (Dean of the Templeton Honors College as well as the College of Arts & Humanities at Eastern University, and General Editor of Principia: A Journal of Classical Education) talks with Jesse Hake about “Women in the Liberal Arts Tradition” which is the third graduate course available in partnership with Templeton Honors College's MAT. 
32:47 1/8/24
Episode 10: Introducing our Women in the Liberal Arts Tradition course with Joelle Hodge
Joelle Hodge (author and Classical Academic Press executive leader) shares with Jesse Hake about the forthcoming ClassicalU course "Women in the Liberal Arts Tradition" that will be available for graduate credit with the Templeton Honors College's Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) and that Joelle developed as part of her masters degree work in the MAT program.
45:32 12/11/23
Episode 09: Recovering the Lost Tools of Leadership with David Seibel
David Seibel, the Head of School at Coram Deo Academy (in Carmel, Indiana), discusses his forthcoming book and ClassicalU course on Recovering the Lost Tools of Leadership.
42:16 11/10/23
Episode 08: Karen Moore on her CU Course
In episode 8, Jesse talks with Latin educator Karen Moore about her experiences as a teacher, her recent graduate studies, and as she visits to record two new courses on ClassicalU: one on Virgil’s Aeneid and another on Teaching Latin with Art & Archaeology. 
63:03 10/18/23
Episode 07: Karen Moore and the Tournament of Laurels
In this episode, Jesse chats with Karen Moore about her work with the new Tournament of Laurels event for Latin students. Karen has a couple of new courses coming soon on ClassicalU.com, and don’t miss her existing course on Essential Latin. (Please note that this episode will be followed by another with Karen Moore focused on her own teaching experience and her new teacher training courses and that we recorded these in the reverse order so that our references to them in the recordings are backwards.)
32:39 9/20/23
Episode 06: Interview with Nate Antiel
In this episode, ClassicalU Director Jesse Hake speaks with Nate Antiel who is an editor with Classical Academic Press, currently working primarily on our new Humanitas line. He also supports the team of the classcial education journal Principia. Nate also has teaching experience in the Trinity Schools and holds three masters degrees related to literature, theology, and teaching. Mr. Hake and Mr. Antiel chat together in this episode about all of these things.
81:50 8/24/23
Episode 05: Interview with Bill Carey
 In this episode ClassicalU Director Jesse Hake speaks with Bill Carey about computer programming and mathematics. A course named "Socratic Mathematics," led by William Carey, was recently just published to ClassicalU and several additional recorded conversations between Bill and Dr. Christopher Perrin are available to watch. 
50:41 7/19/23
Episode 04: Interview with Junius Johnson
ClassicalU Director Jesse Hake speaks with Junius Johnson about imagination and fairy stories. Watch for two forthcoming courses on ClassicalU.com with Dr. Johnson about teaching fairy stories (also to release as a book!) and the theology of beauty and the imagination. ClassicalU will also have lectures from Dr. Johnson posting soon on how to teach Beowulf, Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, “The Ethics of Elfland” by Chesterton, Hamlet, Macbeth, The Cosmic Trilogy by C. S. Lewis, and Cur Deus Homo by Anselm.
56:23 6/21/23
Episode 03: Interview with Junius Johnson
 ClassicalU Director Jesse Hake speaks with Junius Johnson about the challenges that students and teachers are facing in the modern world and how the classical tradition approach can alleviate some of these problems. Watch for two forthcoming courses on ClassicalU with Dr. Johnson about teaching fairy stories (also to release as a digital book) and the theology of beauty and the imagination. We will also have lectures from Dr. Johnson on how to teach Beowulf, Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, “The Ethics of Elfland” by Chesterton, Hamlet, Macbeth, The Cosmic Trilogy by C. S. Lewis, and Cur Deus Homo by Anselm.
51:27 5/17/23
Episode 02: Interview with Christine Perrin
ClassicalU Director Jesse Hake speaks with Christine Perrin about her most recent lecture and her research interests, which include participatory reading and other practices in the literature classroom as well as educating the poetic imagination and the nature and recovery of a musical education. Professor Perrin is currently recording a lecture for a forthcoming course with ClassicalU.com called "Women in the Tradition" and has an existing course called "The Art of Poetry". 
53:07 4/19/23
Episode 01: Interview with Dr. Nicole Koopman
In this inaugural episode, Jesse Hake speaks with Dr. Nicole Koopman about the history of classical Christian education and her own experience with it. Dr. Koopman is a teacher at Cair Paravel Latin School, one of the three oldest classical Christian schools in America, and she is currently recording a new course with ClassicalU.com called "Women in the Tradition". 
19:53 3/22/23