OGB Podcast  #17 – The Socratic Scribbler: Malachy Walsh on Writing and Saying What You Mean

OGB Podcast #17 – The Socratic Scribbler: Malachy Walsh on Writing and Saying What You Mean

OGB Podcast #17 – The Socratic Scribbler: Malachy Walsh on Writing and Saying What You Mean Overview Online Great Books seminar leader and former advertising executive Malachy Walsh joins the podcast again to discuss everyone’s least favorite school subject — composition. Many people dread writing, either because of grammar, a tenuous grasp of dialect, or [...]
Feminist Archetypes in The Iliad and The Odyssey: Two Cases Considered

Feminist Archetypes in The Iliad and The Odyssey: Two Cases Considered

Feminist Archetypes in The Iliad and The Odyssey: Two Cases Considered By Jonathan DeSousa As a result of postmodern philosophical thought, the 20th century saw significant change in the operating principles governing the Western World; however, no facet of this mode of thinking was quite so transformational, perhaps, as the feminist movement.  This movement brought [...]
OGB Podcast #20 – The College Trap: How College Became A Religious Belief with Brett Veinoitte (School Sucks Podcast)

OGB Podcast #20 – The College Trap: How College Became A Religious Belief with Brett Veinoitte (School Sucks Podcast)

Overview Scott Hambrick interviews podcaster, author, former test prep educator, and education contrarian Brett Veinoitte about the rapidly changing role of school and, particularly, secondary school. As the recent scandal involving celebrities paying bribes to obtain university admissions for their children has revealed, college has become so ingrained as a symbol of status and opportunity [...]
OGB Podcast #24 – Euclid & The Shape of Modern Science with Emmet Penney

OGB Podcast #24 – Euclid & The Shape of Modern Science with Emmet Penney

OGB Podcast #24 – Euclid & The Shape of Modern Science with Emmet Penney Overview Online Great Books founder Scott Hambrick and seminar leader Emmet Penney tackle the first scientific work on the podcast, Euclid’s Elements. The Elements are a collection of treatises, postulates, and propositions that ultimately drive toward important mathematical concepts such as the [...]
Why You Should Never Apologize for Reading the Western Canon

Why You Should Never Apologize for Reading the Western Canon

Why You Should Never Apologize For Reading The Western Canon The Western Canon, even the Great Books program, has become highly politicized in certain circles. OGB member Micah asked a question on our community Slack channel:  What have y'all found helpful in introducing the idea that Western civilization isn't terrible? Friends often comment that my [...]
OGB Podcast #26 – Joe McCormack on Why Brevity is The Soul of Wit… and Effective Communication

OGB Podcast #26 – Joe McCormack on Why Brevity is The Soul of Wit… and Effective Communication

 OGB Podcast #26 – Brevity is The Soul of Wit… and Effective Communication Overview Scott talks to Joe McCormack, author of Brief: Make Bigger Impact by Saying Less, about the importance of brevity in communication. Joe is an author, speaker, and consultant who has worked with executives, military personnel, and many others to hone their ability [...]