The Great Books

By National Review

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A treasure for the book-lover
 Oct 21, 2020
A treasure, featuring articulate scholars with complete command of the literature. Hosted by an outstanding facilitator, unfailingly well-prepared. Content scaled to the intellectually curious but not necessarily scholarly audience. Bravo!


 May 22, 2019

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Hillsdale College’s John J. Miller discusses classic works within the Western literary canon.

Episode Date
Episode 163: ‘The Return of the King’ by J. R. R. Tolkien
31:03
John J. Miller is joined by Bradley Birzer of Hillsdale College to discuss J. R. R. Tolkien's 'The Return of the King.'
Jan 19, 2021
Episode 162: ‘The Two Towers’ by J. R. R. Tolkien
32:48
John J. Miller is joined by Bradley Birzer of Hillsdale College to discuss J. R. R. Tolkien's 'The Two Towers.'
Jan 12, 2021
Episode 161: ‘The Fellowship of the Ring’ by J. R. R. Tolkien [Rereleased Version]
37:12
John J. Miller is joined by Bradley Birzer of Hillsdale College to discuss J. R. R. Tolkien's The Fellowship of the Ring. This is a rerelease of episode 28 with some additional discussion of the book.
Jan 05, 2021
Episode 160: ‘The Principia’ by Isaac Newton
33:15
John J. Miller is joined by Rob Iliffe of the University of Oxford to discuss Isaac Newton's 'The Principia.'
Dec 15, 2020
Episode 159: ‘A Tale of Two Cities’ by Charles Dickens
36:40
John J. Miller is joined by  Gina Dalfonzo of Dickensblog to discuss Charles Dickens's 'A Tale of Two Cities.'
Dec 08, 2020
Episode 158: ‘Omeros’ by Derek Walcott
32:50
John J. Miller is joined by Dutton Kearney of Hillsdale College to discuss Derek Walcott's 'Omeros.'
Dec 01, 2020
Episode 157: ‘O Pioneers!’ by Willa Cather
32:14
John J. Miller is joined by Dedra Birzer of Hillsdale College to discuss Willa Cather's 'O Pioneers!'
Nov 24, 2020
Episode 156: ‘Mother Courage and Her Children’ by Bertolt Brecht
34:16
John J. Miller is joined by James Brandon of Hillsdale College to discuss Bertolt Brecht's 'Mother Courage and Her Children.'
Nov 17, 2020
Episode 155: ‘The Sound and the Fury’ by William Faulkner
33:59
John J. Miller is joined by Michael Gorra of Smith College to discuss William Faulkner's 'The Sound and the Fury.'
Nov 10, 2020
Episode 154: ‘Notes on Government’ by James Madison
33:55
John J. Miller is joined by Colleen Sheehan of Arizona State University to discuss James Madison's 'Notes on Government.'
Nov 03, 2020
Episode 153: ‘Works and Days’ by Hesiod
33:35
John J. Miller is joined by A. E. Stallings to discuss Hesiod's 'Works and Days.'
Oct 27, 2020