Magnus Podcast
Ep. 020 - BONUS - THREE BEERS (Fourth of July Edition) - Education and America

Ep. 020 - BONUS - THREE BEERS (Fourth of July Edition) - Education and America

July 4, 2020

Sit in for a few cold beers at Garman's Irish Pub in Santa Paula, CA with John Johnson and Dr. Andrew Seeley, member of the board of directors at the Albertus Magnus Institute.

Part 1: Should the educated person find fulfillment in the civic life or the contemplative life? A brief history of liberal education in America and Thomas Aquinas College. What is the seminar method? How learning to learn gets you any job.

Part 2: (THE FOURTH BEER): America: liberal or liberal? To what extent is the American experiment compatible with authentic human freedom?

We have announced our inaugural body of Senior Fellows. Andrew Seeley is one of them. Check out the rest here: https://magnusinstitute.org/senior-fellows/

You too can sign up for the Magnus Fellowship or give us some of your hard earned money so we can keep doing good things at https://magnusinstitute.org/.

Ep. 019 - Wonder Seeking Wisdom with Tiffany Schubert.

Ep. 019 - Wonder Seeking Wisdom with Tiffany Schubert.

July 1, 2020

What is the role of the novel in a liberal education? Jane Austin vs. Flannery O'Connor. Geoffrey Chaucer's Miller's Tale, Dave Chappelle, the scandal of the body, and the Incarnational character of lurid prose. Newman on knowledge as a good before it's a power and the totally useless, totally generative liberal arts. Techne and the arts, Christ the Technician. Why screens make us so unhappy and some gems on Wyoming Catholic College.

We have announced our inaugural body of Senior Fellows. Dr. Tiffany Schubert is one of them. Check out the rest here: https://magnusinstitute.org/senior-fellows/

You too can sign up for the Magnus Fellowship or give us some of your hard earned money so we can keep doing good things at https://magnusinstitute.org/

Ep. 018 - Love and Dominion Pt. 3, Patrick Downey.

Ep. 018 - Love and Dominion Pt. 3, Patrick Downey.

March 23, 2020

Wrapping the live mini-course with an exploration of Sören Kierkegaard's "Philosophical Fragments," this lecture and discussion plums the depths of what it is to be lover and beloved.

An online version of the text discussed can be found here: https://www.religion-online.org/book/philosophical-fragments/

Dr. Patrick Downey's latest book can be purchased here:
https://www.amazon.com/Desperately-Wicked-Philosophy-Christianity-Human-ebook/dp/B002VLZ4KC/ref=sr_1_7?keywords=Patrick+Downey&qid=1584753386&sr=8-7

Donate to the Albertus Magnus Institute or apply for the fellowship here: https://magnusinstitute.org/

Ep. 017 - Love and Dominion Pt. 2, Patrick Downey.

Ep. 017 - Love and Dominion Pt. 2, Patrick Downey.

March 22, 2020

Continue a philosophical and theological survey of love and dominion with author, professor, and Senior Fellow of the Albertus Magnus Institute, Dr. Patrick Downey. From Plato and Aristotle, to the Bible, you're going to appreciate this lecture that will serve as a foretaste of things to come at the Albertus Magnus Institute. We are gearing up to revolutionize higher education.

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Ep. 016 - Love and Dominion Pt. 1, Patrick Downey.

Ep. 016 - Love and Dominion Pt. 1, Patrick Downey.

March 9, 2020

Jump into a philosophical and theological survey of love and dominion with author, professor, and senior fellow of the Albertus Magnus Institute, Dr. Patrick Downey. From Plato and Aristotle, to the Bible, you're going to appreciate this lecture that will serve as a foretaste of things to come at the Albertus Magnus Institute.

We are gearing up to revolutionize higher education. Are you in?

Learn more, join the Magnus Fellowship, and donate today at MagnusInstitute.org .

Ep. 015 - A Gentler Introduction to the Trivium and Quadrivium, Steven Cortright.

Ep. 015 - A Gentler Introduction to the Trivium and Quadrivium, Steven Cortright.

March 9, 2020

Steven Cortright, President of the Albertus Magnus Institute, and Professor at Saint Mary's College of California, discusses each of these seven arts that can make a man free.

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Ep. 014 - The Scandal of the Uneducated College Graduate, with Dale Ahlquist.

Ep. 014 - The Scandal of the Uneducated College Graduate, with Dale Ahlquist.

February 12, 2020

You are invited to eavesdrop on a conversation over the tasting of fine wine with renowned author, television host, and President of the Society of Gilbert Keith Chesterton, Dale Ahlquist. Here we discuss the scandal of the uneducated college graduate, the problem with modern education - and the solutions.What Chesterton called the "commodification of the student" meets its unhappy death at the Albertus Magnus Institute and the Magnus Fellowship.

Apply today at MagnusInstitute.org/Fellowship. It is completely free.

And you can be too. No catch.And for the kids, learn more about the Chesterton Academy here. https://chestertonschoolsnetwork.org/

Ep. 013 - Overthrowing Technocracy, Tom Zimmer.

Ep. 013 - Overthrowing Technocracy, Tom Zimmer.

January 30, 2020

Master technology or be mastered by it - there is no middle ground. Discover COR as we sit down in Lander, Wyoming with Dr. Tom Zimmer to discuss digital detox and the power of the great outdoor classroom to spark the intellect. No matter your state in life, you can cut ties with the front country for good. Break free now at corexpeditions.org.

This wraps our initial three-part series highlighting the great work being done at Wyoming Catholic College, but there is plenty more coming down the pike from Lander in future episodes of the Magnus Podcast. Be sure to subscribe and share it with your friends.

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Ep. 012 - Dr. Glen Arbery.

Ep. 012 - Dr. Glen Arbery.

January 22, 2020

An interview not to be missed with living legend and president of Wyoming Catholic College, Dr. Glen Arbery on the place of poiesis and gymnastic in authentic liberal learning, liberal vs. liberal, the inhumanity of the student debt model, how to spark wonder in the soul, Flannery O'Connor as an antidote to pharisaism, the role of the liturgy in education, the monastic character of Wyoming Catholic, growing a student with "range," "useful" education vs. education as an end in itself, the hire-ability of a liberally educated human, the educational models of Ronald McArthur and John Senior.

For more on Wyoming Catholic College visit WyomingCatholic.edu

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Ep. 011 - Why Wyoming Catholic College?

Ep. 011 - Why Wyoming Catholic College?

January 20, 2020

Sitting down to discuss the Wild Western Tradition alive and well at Wyoming Catholic College with Dean Kyle Washut. Visit WyomingCatholic.edu for more.

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