32. Work-Life Balance
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4M ago
In this highly belated episode, the three circumlocutors contemplate the finding of a satisfactory balance of work in one's life. With examples ranging from modern memes to the ancient Diogenes, and from to Andrew Tate to urban pastors, David, Max, and Ben strive to pinpoint the importance of reflection and prioritization in the lives of the everyman. Listen to (hopefully) discern some degree of the proper balance of life, accompanied by numerous humorous asides and more in this latest publication of David, Max, and Ben ..read more
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31. Apologetics
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4M ago
In one of their best (and longest) episodes to date, the ponderous podcasters puzzle over some interesting theological questions, and perform their usual prerogative in falling prey to innumerable rabbit holes. Listen to discover the ethics of planned obsolescence, how we should broadcast what we believe, and an analysis of Kanye West's music and convictions. Enjoy this latest from David, Max, and Ben ..read more
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30. Sleep
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4M ago
Welcome to episode 30! We're official podcasters now, having hit the coveted 30-episode mark which statistically few achieve. In this episode Ben leads a discussion (or rather spouts facts) on the subject of slumber, using Matthew Walker's book Why We Sleep as a resource. Ever wondered the purpose of sleep? How and when should you sleep? Is it over-rated or vital? How can it assist you in acing your next test? Learn all this and more in the latest episode of Rhetoric in Retrospect with David, Max, and Ben ..read more
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29. The Secret
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4M ago
In this, our latest foray into the confusing countryside of "modern literature," Max leads us through the popular book by Rhonda Byrne, The Secret. We discuss what few kernels of truth the book might conceal, as well as its fundamental failings concerning the nature of God and the nature of man, and by contrast highlight where we should turn to in need. Just remember, always check the dates of pennies you find on the ground! Enjoy this latest episode from David, Max, and Ben ..read more
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28. Planet Narnia
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4M ago
We're back! In this long-overdue episode, David leads us through a delightful discussion on Michael Ward's expository work Planet Narnia. We learn all about the secret literary machinations of C. S. Lewis, age-old beliefs concerning celestial bodies, and how we can apply the seemingly esoteric wisdom of these symbols in Narnia to our everyday lives. If you are longtime Narnia fans, prepare to be astounded by new meanings we shall uncover for you (and please pardon the bits of Narnia canon we misconstrue). If you have never read Narnia, ready your mind and ears to be persuaded to add this wondr ..read more
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27. Harry Potter Part 2
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4M ago
In this episode, we expound further upon the many attributes and hidden meanings secreted within the popular series, Harry Potter. We examine the Christian aspects, alchemical signposts, name significance, and authorial intent behind the bestselling books, with the intent of making your next reading of the saga more enriching than ever before. Enjoy all this, plus the usual hilarity, in the latest installment on the Boy Who Lived ..read more
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26. Harry Potter
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4M ago
At long last! Ben finally screwed up his courage to talk about his favorite topic: J. K. Rowling's bestselling series about a young wizard. Listen to this first foray into the topic for an overview of why we love books (and Barbie), mulling over magic, heralding the Hero's Journey, and what we will do to you if you don't read the series. Stay tuned for Part II! Enjoy ..read more
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25. The Christmas Collection
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4M ago
Aaaand we're back!! Celebrating a year since the release of our first episode, here are our musings on the Christmas season from a perspective you might not be familiar with. From Santa's eating habits to the harmful psychology of Elf on the Shelf to putting the Christ in Christmas, this episode will be sure to make you think a little deeper about commonly accepted holiday habits while making you giggle. We're glad to be back, and look forward to delivering more quality content in the coming weeks! A Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from David, Max, and Ben ..read more
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24. Integration
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4M ago
In this episode, we expand upon our previous episode and discuss the importance of integration in classical education, as well as our lives more broadly. We present numerous examples we hope are helpful to you listeners ..read more
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23. Education
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4M ago
In this episode, we all discuss our experiences with education. What is it? Is it good? Bad? What is classical education? We answer all these questions and more, and give you listeners useful tools to apply to your lives ..read more
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