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The Play's the Thing

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The Play's the Thing is the ultimate podcast resource for lovers of Shakespeare. Dedicating six episodes to each play (one per act, plus a Q&A episode), this podcast explores the themes, scenes, characters, and lines that make Shakespeare so memorable. In the end, we will cover every play The Bard wrote, thus permitting an ongoing contemplation and celebration of the most important writer of all time. Join us. The Play’s the Thing is presented by The CiRCE Podcast Network. Hosted on Acast. S ...
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Ask Andrew

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The Ask Andrew Podcast features weekly reflections on the purpose and nature of classical education from Andrew Kern, author of Classical Education: The Movement Sweeping American, and President of the CiRCE Institute. Each week Andrew will tackle a key idea, term, or theme in classical education, briefly defining it and explaining its purpose and place within classical pedagogy. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
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Dwell

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Psalm 37:3 says "trust in the Lord and do good, dwell in the land and cultivate faithfulness." In this new podcast for moms from the CiRCE Podcast Network, Emily Hill, Renee Mathis, and Karen Kern will explore what it means to dwell in our homes—that place where God has called us to do good. They will discuss dwelling with others in relationship, dwelling in wisdom as we seek to educate our children, and dwelling at home such that we create a place where our families will flourish. Episodes ...
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Proverbial

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On every episode of Proverbial, teacher and author Joshua Gibbs (How to Be Unlucky: Reflections on the Pursuit of Virtue and Something They Will Not Forget: A Handbook for Classical Teachers) explores a single proverb, some old bit of wisdom, and tries to discern what it means for modern men. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
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Forma

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Conversations with authors, teachers, creators, and community leaders that are carefully contemplating the nature and practice of classical education, aesthetic wonder, and Christian community. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
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The Commons

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The Commons, hosted by Brian Phillips, features conversations and contemplations about school life and leadership. Whether you are a headmaster or a homeschooling mom, these conversations are here to help your vocation with purpose, wisdom, and virtue. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
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The CiRCE Institute Podcast Network is made up of three regular shows: Dwell features conversations about motherhood, home education, homemaking, and more. Proverbial features author and educator Joshua Gibbs exploring proverbs from the ages. The Play’s The Thing is the ultimate resource for Shakespeare lovers hosted by actor, playwright, and educator Tim McIntosh. Plus we produce various seasonal shows like The Weight of Fatherhood with Brian Phillips, Ask Andrew with CIRCE President Andrew ...
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The Mason Jar

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From the CiRCE Institute, this re-freshed version of The Mason Jar will feature a variety of voices that hope to explore the intersection of Charlotte Mason's important work with the application of classical thought, primarily (but not necessarily exclusively) within the context of home-education. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
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In this episode, Renee and Karen discuss poetry: they share their favorite poets, offer tips for enjoying poetry by yourself or in a group, share ideas on how to get started writing your own poems, and each read one of their favorites. Whether you are new to the world of poetry or you have long enjoyed it, we hope you will be encouraged to open a v…
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Audio yearbook podcast. Since we have podcasted all of Shakespeare's plans(!!!) I asked my guests to come on and mention their favorite moments from being on the show. Also: An announcement about the future! Emily Maeda A Winter's Tale, Act V: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-plays-the-thing/id1426679990?i=1000598309165 Sarah-Jane Bentley …
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In this episode Andrew addresses the question, “How do we teach the glory of a thing?” - Nothing in the Camp Matters without the Glory - Inaccessible, Splendor, Repentance, Activities - Enjoyment and Dwelling - A Thought that is You - Radiant Glory Learn more about the CiRCE Institute: www.circeintitute.org Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy fo…
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Today on Dwell, Renee talks with Katherine (Katie) Briggs, a middle-school teacher, author, and one of her former students. They talk about encouraging young writers as well as what it is like to have your first book published. See more about Katherine: www.katherinebriggs.com Instagram at katherinebriggs_author Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/priva…
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Welcome Back to the Ask Andrew Podcast! In this episode Andrew addresses the question, “How can I be sure my student encounters the reality of something like history, math, or grammar?” - Different Words and Worlds - Inquiry - Interpreting Signs - Forms in Space - What do You See? - How do the Parts Relate? Learn more about the CiRCE Institute: www…
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Renee and Karen explore Chapter 2, "The Word is Truth", discussing Hicks' statement that "Mythos represents man's spiritual effort to make this world intelligible."; that there is power in mythos (stories) to help us understand the world and our place in it; that mythos is the skeleton of civilization as men are inspired to good, heroic acts. Liste…
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Welcome Back to the Ask Andrew Podcast! In this episode Andrew addresses the question, “How will the temple pattern help my child love learning?” - Experience of Learning - Engaged in the Reality - Connatural - Striving and Pushing - Communion and Desire for Union Learn more about the CiRCE Institute: www.circeintitute.org Hosted on Acast. See acas…
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Listen as Renee and Karen chat about chapter 1 of Norms and Nobility by David Hicks. The title of the chapter is Virtue is the Fruit of Learning, and they discuss how classical education is the cultivation of wisdom and virtue and therefore virtue can be taught; how virtue is taught over time and in the community of a family; and how a mom can avoi…
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Welcome back to the Ask Andrew Podcast! In this episode Andrew addresses the question, “Can you give an example of how the temple is a pattern of revelation as it related to education?” - Names vs. Things - Mystery and Glory - “The Readiness is All” - Free People - Dwell - Compare - Pursue the Love to the Elements and Principles Learn more about th…
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Listen as Renee and Karen chat with Tim McIntosh, actor, teacher, and podcaster, about his infectious love for Shakespeare. He share his favorite plays and movie adaptions and offers advice and resources for enjoying Shakespeare's plays with your family. You will be inspired to choose a play, assign characters, and jump right in! Hosted on Acast. S…
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Welcome back to the Ask Andrew Podcast! In this episode Andrew addresses the question, “Can you give an example of how the temple is a pattern of revelation?” - A Pattern to Receive - Horses and Serpents - Principles of Care - Becoming Teachable through Love - Embracing Mystery Learn more about the CiRCE Institute: www.circeintitute.org Hosted on A…
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Join Renee and Karen as they chat with Lily Wilmoth, owner of the Hearth and Homestead Store, about her growing family business: the products they offer and how she manages a business and a busy homeschool/family life of four children and a fifth due soon! Check out her beautiful website at hearthandhomesteadstore.com. Hosted on Acast. See acast.co…
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Welcome back to the Ask Andrew Podcast! In this episode Andrew addresses the question, “How is the temple a pattern of revelation?” - Majestic Humility Analogical Patterns Light (In)accessible Fitting Form Becoming as Children Knowledge and Love Learn more about the CiRCE Institute: www.circeintitute.org Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for m…
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Listen in as Renee and Karen interview Sara Osborne about her new book called Reading for the Long Run: Leading Struggling Students into the Reading Life. Sara tells her story of teaching her son to read using the metaphor of training for a marathon to apply principles, habits, and strategies which over a period of years, did indeed enable him to c…
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Welcome back to the Ask Andrew Podcast! In this episode Andrew addresses the question, “What is the temple pattern?” - Inaccessible Mystery - A Presence We Can Abide In - A Place of Illumination - Music and Adoration - Cleansing and Uniting - Defined Boundaries - Forgiveness Learn more about the CiRCE Institute: www.circeintitute.org Hosted on Acas…
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Welcome back to the Ask Andrew Podcast! In this episode Andrew addresses the question, “Why do you make such a big deal about the temple?” - The Presence of God - The Archetypal Form - Subjects and Predicates - Mathematical Equations - The Law of Nature - Mimetic Teaching - Revelation Learn more about the CiRCE Institute: www.circeintitute.org Host…
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Renee and Karen initiate a once a month discussion on Norms and Nobility, beginning with the good news that it is being re-published with a new edition at a lower price! In this episode they discuss the highlights of the preface and prologue and why Norms and Nobility is a helpful book for the homeschool mom navigating classical education. If you h…
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Where there are two or more children, there is the inevitable and normal issue of sibling rivalry! Renee and Karen, having each raised 5 children, are sympathetic and while they don't have all the answers, they offer a few tips for handling conflict in your home and the hope that one day your children will grow up to be fast friends! Hosted on Acas…
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I like to call this act "duke ex machina." The Duke returns, ready to solve everyone's problems. Plus, a special guest asks the question, "Did Shakespeare care about his characters?" Plus, after the podcast, Gaelyn and Tim keep talking at home and Gaelyn forms a theory. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.…
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In this episode, Buck Holler, Circe Apprenticeship head mentor and Latin scholar, tells the story of his journey from riding and competing in rodeos to learning and teaching Latin as a teacher in classical schools. He describes how training horses prepared him for teaching in the classroom, and reminds us that being outdoors in nature is formative …
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