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The CiRCE Institute Podcast Network is made up four regular shows: FORMA, featuring interviews and conversations with educators, writers, and thinkers. The Mason Jar featuring Cindy Rollins, all Charlotte Mason all the time. Close Reads, a book club podcast, featuring Angelina Stanford and Tim McIntosh. Ask Andrew, in which Andrew Kern answers listener questions about Christian classical education. As well as various seasonal shows like The Commons with Brian Phillips, The Divided Line with ...
 
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On today’s episode of The Literary Life podcast, Angelina Stanford, Cindy Rollins and Thomas Banks continue their discussion of George Eliot’s Silas Marner, covering chapters 4-9. They talk about the problems facing the Cass family and their tense relationships, examine George Eliot’s treatment of Silas Marner’s victim-hood, reflect on the changing…
 
On today’s episode of The Literary Life podcast, Angelina Stanford, Cindy Rollins and Thomas Banks continue their discussion of George Eliot’s Silas Marner, covering chapters 4-9. They talk about the problems facing the Cass family and their tense relationships, examine George Eliot’s treatment of Silas Marner’s victim-hood, reflect on the changing…
 
Today, we’ll be hearing from our friend Amber O’Neal Johnston who you’ll remember from season 2. Amber was part of the Podcast Zoom LIVE in January, she’s a homeschool mum to 4 children in the US, she’s an incredible writer, encourager, advocate and speaker. And you have to check out her heritage packs; go look and shop at https://heritagemom.com/ …
 
This week's proverb comes via William Hazlitt, a British essayist and philosopher who wrote that, "violent antipathies are always suspicious and betray a secret affinity." Join Joshua Gibbs as he contemplates what this proverb has to say to modern men and women. Proverbial is produced by Goldberry Studios for the CiRCE Podcast Network. See acast.co…
 
This week on The Literary Life podcast, Angelina Stanford, Cindy Rollins and Thomas Banks dig into George Eliot’s Silas Marner. Today’s discussion gives us an introduction to George Eliot and covers the first three chapters of the book. Thomas shares a little historical context for the setting of Silas Marner and how that affects the interpretation…
 
Today, our guest is Kyle Campbell. Kyle and I had a complete “meet cute” via instagram back in 2017 the night before I left for Franklin, TN, which happened to be her home town - it was so bizarre! Over the years we’ve shared our stories over dinners, cocktails, in coffee shops and in our homes with our husbands and children. She is hands down the …
 
This week's proverb is unattributed (thought it is English). It goes, "children should be seen and not heard." Join Joshua Gibbs as he contemplates what this poem has to say to modern men and women. Proverbial is produced by Goldberry Studios for the CiRCE Podcast Network. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.…
 
This week on The Literary Life podcast, we are excited to bring some special guests in to speak to the literary life of the educator Charlotte Mason. Along with Angelina, Thomas and Cindy, we also have Donna-Jean Breckenridge and Karen Glass of the AmblesideOnline Advisory. They start off by sharing some biographical information about who Charlotte…
 
I’m so glad to be back after a long break which included Christmas, New Year and a long, difficult bout of Covid-19 😞 Today I introduce Season 3 and share an excerpt from the Podcast LIVE recording. Rachel Kovac @rachelstitchedtogether shares her three tips for growth in 2021. Don’t forget to share, click on those five stars and leave a review to h…
 
Today’s book discussion on The Literary Life podcast centers around the book 84, Charing Cross Road. Angelina Stanford, Cindy Rollins and Thomas Banks share their first experiences reading this book of letters between Helene Hanff and Frank Doel. Cindy talks about her deep identification with Helene the first time she read 84, Charing Cross Road an…
 
This week's proverb comes from German philosopher and writer, Goethe: "We can't form our children on our own concepts. We must take them and love them as God gives them to us." Join Joshua Gibbs as he contemplates what this proverb has to say to modern men and women. Proverbial, part of the CiRCE Podcast Network, is produced by Goldberry Studios. P…
 
Today on The Literary Life Podcast, Angelina Stanford, Cindy Rollins and Thomas Banks discuss the importance of reading old books. They begin the conversation by addressing head on the idea that old books are irrelevant. They touch on the fact that when we use the phrase “old books” we mean not just any piece of literature from the past, but those …
 
This week on The Literary Life podcast, our hosts explore the popular Agatha Christie mystery novel, Death on the Nile. This discussion will contain spoilers, so if you haven’t read or listened to the book yet, stop this episode! But before we get to the book chat, we want to announce that our brand new The Well Read Poem podcast is now live! Also,…
 
This week on The Literary Life podcast, we are excited to delve into the literary life of the mysterious Mr. Banks! But before we get started, we do want to let you know that we have posted the reading schedule for January-March, and you can view it on our Upcoming Events page. Also, Blue Sky Daisies Publishing is running a fun contest for kids inv…
 
This week on The Literary Life podcast, we are bringing you our year end review of our own reading lives. Angelina kicks off the conversation by asking Thomas and Cindy how they would describe their reading lives this year. They talk about their favorites and highlights in books this year, as well as a few books that fell flat for them in 2020. The…
 
Today on the podcast, your hosts Angelina Stanford, Cindy Rollins and Thomas Banks take a deep dive into the Literary Life 19 Books for 2021 challenge! This episode is full of ideas and book suggestions to help inspire your #LitLife192021 reading, so be sure to scroll down in your podcast app to view the comprehensive book link list! They not only …
 
This week on The Literary Life podcast, we wrap up our series on George MacDonald’s Phantastes. Today Angelina, Cindy and Thomas discuss chapters 20-25. Thomas opens the conversations giving his impressions of the ending of this fantasy. Angelina talks more about the symbolism of death and rebirth, as well as the themes of the quest, the shadow sel…
 
So honoured today to invite you into this conversation with my friend and founder of the Wild + Free community, Ainsley Arment. Check out the work of W + F over on https://www.bewildandfree.org/ - Pick up a ticket for the January Podcast LIVE here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/something-to-grow-by-tickets-127163420213…
 
This week on The Literary Life podcast, our series on George MacDonald’s Phantastes continues. Today Angelina and Cindy discuss chapters 15-19. But before they get started, they announce the upcoming reading challenge for next year, the Literary Life 19 Books for 2021 challenge! Also, we are pleased to be bringing you Literary Life Commonplace Book…
 
It’s Advent! We’re celebrating these simple beginnings with Cindy Rollins and her beautiful book “Hallelujah”, an advent guide using the music of Handle’s Messiah. Join us for a conversation about Charlotte Mason, a literary life and advent traditions. Follow Cindy on Instagram on @cindyordoamoris and follow her writing life over on her website her…
 
This week on The Literary Life podcast, our hosts Angelina Stanford, Cindy Rollins and Thomas Banks continue their series on George MacDonald’s Phantastes, covering chapters 10-14. Angelina and Thomas open the book chat talking about disorientation and how MacDonald is using the mirror images to help us enter into Anados’ feelings. Some of the topi…
 
Todays conversation is about poetry and fairy tales with Northern Irish poet and storyteller Meghan Bell. Meghan’s poetry and book are available on Amazon worldwide. https://www.amazon.co.uk/M-E-Bell/e/B08KTL19PN?ref_=dbs_p_ebk_r00_abau_000000 You can follow her lyrical journey over on Instagram: https://instagram.com/meghanelisewriting?igshid=13o6…
 
Welcome back to The Literary Life Podcast and the second episode of our series on George MacDonald's Phantastes, covering chapters 5-9. Angelina and Thomas kick off the book chat sharing some thoughts on the Duessa-type character in this section. Cindy mentions the connection she made to James Russell Lowell's poem, "The Vision of Sir Launfal." The…
 
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