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Combat and Classics Podcast

Brian Wilson

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Combat and Classics Podcast

Combat and Classics Podcast

Brian Wilson

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Combat and Classics is a series of podcasts and free online seminars for active duty, reserve, and veteran U.S. military members, sponsored by St. John’s College. The podcasts and seminars encourage deep thought and reflection by leaders in the company of their peers. In the discussion-based seminars devoted to what a leader must be and know, participants study historical and fictional leaders from the great books of the western canon. We examine techniques and examples of persuasion and fundamental questions on the nature of man. When participants take the time to reflect, with their peers, on the principles of leadership, they find that they return to their lives and professional positions energized and focused, with a deeper understanding of the context of their decisions, decision-making processes, and leadership roles. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/brian-wilson5/support

Latest Episodes

Episode 34 Iliad, Book 6

ANNOUNCEMENT: We recently learned that C&C co-founder Lise van Boxel has been diagnosed with Stage IV lung cancer. She is currently undergoing treatment. If you would like to help and express your support, please visit the GoFundMe page created for her benefit. In this episode, Brian is joined by guest Scott Hambrick, founder of Online Great Books. Brian will be teaching a seminar through Scott's website starting in January. Sign up here and receive a 25% discount. Brian and Scott discuss questions raised about war in Book 6 of Homer's Iliad. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/brian-wilson5/support

56 MIN2 w ago
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Episode 34 Iliad, Book 6

Ep. 33: Nietzsche's Thus Spoke Zarathustra

We begin our next "close read" series with the first two sections of Nietzsche's Thus Spoke Zarathustra, which conclude with the famous line "God is dead." Lise, Jeff, and Brian discuss Nietzsche's imagery, allusions, and treatment of questions of love, envy, and humanity. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/brian-wilson5/support

50 MIN2019 NOV 25
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Ep. 33: Nietzsche's Thus Spoke Zarathustra

Ep. 32: Veterans Education Project

Brian interviews Daniel Elkins, founder and director of the Veterans Education Project, which works to address issues faced by veterans in higher education. You can find more information on the Project's website. And tune in to the Project's podcast "Coffee with Congress" here, where it shares conversations with members of Congress about everything but politics. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/brian-wilson5/support

30 MIN2019 AUG 22
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Ep. 32: Veterans Education Project

Ep. 31: Shakespeare's Julius Caesar

We're joined today by actor Matt Eitzen who is also a Shakespeare and Roman history aficionado. You can catch Matt in upcoming productions at The Guinea Pig Theater in Dallas, Texas through this link:https://www.facebook.com/theguineapigdallas/ You can rentBrian's favorite interpretation, "Caesar Must Die" on YouTube here:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EVY_edU8vZA --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/brian-wilson5/support

59 MIN2019 JUL 30
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Ep. 31: Shakespeare's Julius Caesar

Ep. 30: Shakespeare's King Lear

Brian is joined by guest George Eckerle, St. John's grad and co-founder (with Brian) of the Plato Project, a series of online seminars for discussion of Plato's complete works. In this episode they discuss one of William Shakespeare's most well-known tragedies, King Lear. Referenced Links: Peter Burke version of King Lear -https://youtu.be/0DWCn6H_KZM Ismail Kadare "Essays on World Literature" -https://www.amazon.com/Essays-World-Literature-Aeschylus-Shakespeare/dp/1632061740 --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/brian-wilson5/support

53 MIN2019 JUN 13
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Ep. 30: Shakespeare's King Lear

Ep. 29: Emerson's Divinity School Address

How does speech move the human soul? How can a leader use speech inspire others to action? Lise, Jeff, and Brian tackle those questions in their discussion of Ralph Waldo Emerson's address to the graduating class of Harvard's divinity school in 1838. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/brian-wilson5/support

49 MIN2019 APR 30
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Ep. 29: Emerson's Divinity School Address

Ep. 28: Aristotle’s Politics Bk. I, part 4

Jeff, Lise, and Brian continue our "close-read" series on Aristotle's Politics. They continue to tackle Aristotle's discussion of slavery, which raises questions about nature, law, and virtue. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/brian-wilson5/support

58 MIN2019 MAR 8
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Ep. 28: Aristotle’s Politics Bk. I, part 4

Ep. 27: Interview with Jennifer Wright

Brian sits down with St. John's College alum Jennifer Wright, who is a writer and the author of several books including It Ended Badly: Thirteen of the Worst Breakups in History. They talk about Ms. Wright's informed and fun take on history, as well as her career path from SJC to professional writer. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/brian-wilson5/support

34 MIN2018 NOV 26
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Ep. 27: Interview with Jennifer Wright

Ep. 26: Edgar Allan Poe's "The Fall of the House of Usher"

What is the relationship between the natural world and the human world? In this belated Halloween episode, Lise, Jeff, and Brian discuss Edgar Allan Poe's short story "The Fall of the House of Usher." --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/brian-wilson5/support

50 MIN2018 NOV 19
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Ep. 26: Edgar Allan Poe's "The Fall of the House of Usher"

Ep. 25: Aristotle's Politics, part 3

What is slavery? What does slavery have to do with the household or the state? Brian, Lise, and Jeff dig deeper into the Politics in Part 3 of their discussion of this series. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/brian-wilson5/support

56 MIN2018 OCT 28
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Ep. 25: Aristotle's Politics, part 3

Latest Episodes

Episode 34 Iliad, Book 6

ANNOUNCEMENT: We recently learned that C&C co-founder Lise van Boxel has been diagnosed with Stage IV lung cancer. She is currently undergoing treatment. If you would like to help and express your support, please visit the GoFundMe page created for her benefit. In this episode, Brian is joined by guest Scott Hambrick, founder of Online Great Books. Brian will be teaching a seminar through Scott's website starting in January. Sign up here and receive a 25% discount. Brian and Scott discuss questions raised about war in Book 6 of Homer's Iliad. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/brian-wilson5/support

56 MIN2 w ago
Comments
Episode 34 Iliad, Book 6

Ep. 33: Nietzsche's Thus Spoke Zarathustra

We begin our next "close read" series with the first two sections of Nietzsche's Thus Spoke Zarathustra, which conclude with the famous line "God is dead." Lise, Jeff, and Brian discuss Nietzsche's imagery, allusions, and treatment of questions of love, envy, and humanity. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/brian-wilson5/support

50 MIN2019 NOV 25
Comments
Ep. 33: Nietzsche's Thus Spoke Zarathustra

Ep. 32: Veterans Education Project

Brian interviews Daniel Elkins, founder and director of the Veterans Education Project, which works to address issues faced by veterans in higher education. You can find more information on the Project's website. And tune in to the Project's podcast "Coffee with Congress" here, where it shares conversations with members of Congress about everything but politics. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/brian-wilson5/support

30 MIN2019 AUG 22
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Ep. 32: Veterans Education Project

Ep. 31: Shakespeare's Julius Caesar

We're joined today by actor Matt Eitzen who is also a Shakespeare and Roman history aficionado. You can catch Matt in upcoming productions at The Guinea Pig Theater in Dallas, Texas through this link:https://www.facebook.com/theguineapigdallas/ You can rentBrian's favorite interpretation, "Caesar Must Die" on YouTube here:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EVY_edU8vZA --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/brian-wilson5/support

59 MIN2019 JUL 30
Comments
Ep. 31: Shakespeare's Julius Caesar

Ep. 30: Shakespeare's King Lear

Brian is joined by guest George Eckerle, St. John's grad and co-founder (with Brian) of the Plato Project, a series of online seminars for discussion of Plato's complete works. In this episode they discuss one of William Shakespeare's most well-known tragedies, King Lear. Referenced Links: Peter Burke version of King Lear -https://youtu.be/0DWCn6H_KZM Ismail Kadare "Essays on World Literature" -https://www.amazon.com/Essays-World-Literature-Aeschylus-Shakespeare/dp/1632061740 --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/brian-wilson5/support

53 MIN2019 JUN 13
Comments
Ep. 30: Shakespeare's King Lear

Ep. 29: Emerson's Divinity School Address

How does speech move the human soul? How can a leader use speech inspire others to action? Lise, Jeff, and Brian tackle those questions in their discussion of Ralph Waldo Emerson's address to the graduating class of Harvard's divinity school in 1838. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/brian-wilson5/support

49 MIN2019 APR 30
Comments
Ep. 29: Emerson's Divinity School Address

Ep. 28: Aristotle’s Politics Bk. I, part 4

Jeff, Lise, and Brian continue our "close-read" series on Aristotle's Politics. They continue to tackle Aristotle's discussion of slavery, which raises questions about nature, law, and virtue. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/brian-wilson5/support

58 MIN2019 MAR 8
Comments
Ep. 28: Aristotle’s Politics Bk. I, part 4

Ep. 27: Interview with Jennifer Wright

Brian sits down with St. John's College alum Jennifer Wright, who is a writer and the author of several books including It Ended Badly: Thirteen of the Worst Breakups in History. They talk about Ms. Wright's informed and fun take on history, as well as her career path from SJC to professional writer. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/brian-wilson5/support

34 MIN2018 NOV 26
Comments
Ep. 27: Interview with Jennifer Wright

Ep. 26: Edgar Allan Poe's "The Fall of the House of Usher"

What is the relationship between the natural world and the human world? In this belated Halloween episode, Lise, Jeff, and Brian discuss Edgar Allan Poe's short story "The Fall of the House of Usher." --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/brian-wilson5/support

50 MIN2018 NOV 19
Comments
Ep. 26: Edgar Allan Poe's "The Fall of the House of Usher"

Ep. 25: Aristotle's Politics, part 3

What is slavery? What does slavery have to do with the household or the state? Brian, Lise, and Jeff dig deeper into the Politics in Part 3 of their discussion of this series. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/brian-wilson5/support

56 MIN2018 OCT 28
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Ep. 25: Aristotle's Politics, part 3
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