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056 – Republic Revisited, Book 2

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: Drawing on our study of the soul and the city, we use classical canons of thought and traditional hermeneutics to dissect Book 2 of the Republic! What was Plato really getting at with this cryptic, sometimes offensive work? And more importantly, is there any hope for the city, the society, or the state in our own day?

Published: October 2, 2017 | Comments: 0

055 – Republic Revisited, Book 1

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: Drawing on our study of the soul and the city, we use classical canons of thought and traditional hermeneutics to dissect Book 1 of the Republic! What was Plato really getting at with this cryptic, sometimes offensive work? And more importantly, is there any hope for the city, the society, or the state in our own day? (Special thanks to Kevin MacLeod at Incompetech Music for the royalty-free use of his piece “Scheming Weasel” on this episode!)

Published: September 22, 2017 | Comments: 0

054 – Souls and Cities

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: After the fall of the Roman Republic, we ask the question: “why does it seem that no regime can endure?” According to Plato, part of the answer lies in the link between the soul and the city. In the words of Socrates, “the city is the soul writ large.” Tune in as we re-visit the Republic and learn more about the ancients’ thoughts on psychology and political philosophy.

Published: April 26, 2017 | Comments: 2

053.1 – C&C – Podcast Shoutouts

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: Have a podcast? Want some free publicity? In this C&C episode, I’ll be recommending other podcasts whose focus corresponds to one or more episodes on THP. Feel free to shoot me an e-mail if you want to have your show featured on the website. By the by, we’ll read some correspondence and address some corrections sent in by listeners! Intro music: “Energy” by Bensound.com

Published: October 5, 2016 | Comments: 2

053 – Virgil’s Aeneid

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: Ever have one of those days where your lame boss demands a piece of political propaganda, and all you wanna do is write the definitive literary masterpiece of your civilization’s history?! Well, during the reign of Emperor Augustus, a man named Virgil had just such a day! Follow along with Virgil’s hero — Aeneas the Trojan — as we learn about Roman poetry, the tension between public and private interest, and the Roman meaning of life!

Published: September 16, 2016 | Comments: 0

052 – The Last Days of the Republic, Part 3

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: In this exciting conclusion to our three-part miniseries, we say “vale” to the Roman Republic! Along the way, we’ll see how Caesar’s gamble pays off, how his clemency policy doesn’t pay off, and why having a good PR team is a must-have for an aspiring emperor. Warning: Some listeners may experience deja-vu when they find out about Triumvirate Number Two!

Published: August 27, 2016 | Comments: 0

051 – The Last Days of the Republic, Part 2

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: In Part 2 of our tripartite series on the last days of the Roman Republic, we’ll see if the three-man stalemate struck by Pompey, Crassus, and Caesar can sustain a lasting peace! Along the way, Caesar concocts a plan that’s just crazy enough to work, Crassus gets himself into a pickle, and Pompey is a lousy friend.

Published: August 20, 2016 | Comments: 0

050.1 – Special Announcement!

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: A special announcement from The Heritage Podcast!

Published: August 9, 2016 | Comments: 0

050 – The Last Days of the Republic, Part 1

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: In Part 1 of a three-episode series on the dying days of the Roman Republic, we’ll meet the four key players of the 1st century B.C.: Sulla, Pompey, Crassus, and Julius Caesar! Along the way, we’ll see how the line between buffoonery and awesomeness is sometimes very fine, why some public services ought not to be privatized, and that Crassus was literally Hitler.

Published: July 24, 2016 | Comments: 0

049 – Syracuse, the Third Punic War, and Aftermath

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: Tune in as we flashback to the Siege of Syracuse, visiting the Mad Scientist of Sicily and his space-age death contraptions! After that, we’ll touch base with Cato the Elder and see how he’s been holding up since the end of the Second Punic War. (Spoiler: he’s sad it’s over.) Finally, we’ll see how Rome concludes her longstanding rivalry with Carthage, and what the cost is to her republican soul! No worries, though…Carthago delenda est!

Published: May 7, 2016 | Comments: 0