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Ascend - The Great Books Podcast

Harrison Garlick and Adam Minihan

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Welcome to Ascend! We are a weekly Great Books podcast hosted by Deacon Harrison Garlick and Adam Minihan. What are the Great Books? The Great Books are the most impactful texts that have shaped Western civilization. They include ancients like Homer, Plato, St. Augustine, Dante, and St. Thomas Aquinas, and also moderns like Machiavelli, Locke, and Nietzsche. We will explore the Great Books with the light of the Catholic intellectual tradition. Why should we read the Great Books? Everyone is ...
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Leadership Lessons From The Great Books

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Because understanding great literature is better than trying to read and understand (yet) another business book, Leadership Lessons From The Great Books leverages insights from the GREAT BOOKS of the Western canon to explain, dissect, and analyze leadership best practices for the post-modern leader.
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⚔️ Do you long to inspire your children with stories of heroes in history and with the greatest story ever told--the word of God? 🛠️ Do you want to equip your children for life in the world, so that they’ll have wisdom and understanding as they face the challenges in whatever work God calls them to? 👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Do you desire to live and learn together with your family, using good books and real-life experiences to build relationships that will last a lifetime? In this podcast, you’ll find real-l ...
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Books Are Great

Jeff Brandwein and Joe Arko

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Books Are Great is an audio show by Jeff Brandwein and Joe Arko. They sit down and discuss usually one book per episode, with the purpose of finding the valuable ideas inside. Joe and Jeff generally read nonfiction books about personal growth, goal setting, habit formation, psychology and many other practical topics. The conversations are unscripted.
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Enter a conversation where questions are more important than answers. Where curiosity and connection trump certainty and combat. Where history’s great thinkers provide a springboard for us to jump into big questions together. Enter Continuing the Conversation: our college’s antidote to the blustery world just beyond our library doors.
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The Great Christian Books Podcast

The Great Christian Books Podcast

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Richard Foster. Elisabeth Elliot. J. C. Ryle. Bonhoeffer. So many authors, so many books, so little time to read them all! Daniela and John read books and discuss them together, sharing highlights, takeaways, and personal convictions.
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Dcn. Harrison Garlick interviews George of the Chivalry Guild on topics such as CS Lewis, virtue, magnanimity, meekness, and the importance of strength and prowess. Deacon and George will also discuss his new book - "Chivalry: An Ideal Whose Time Has Come Again" - and explore the concept of noblesse oblige. Thank you for checking out Ascend! We exi…
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Leadership Lessons From The Great Books #106 - Little Women by Louisa May Alcott. --- 00:00 Welcome and Introduction - Little Women by Louisa May Alcott. 05:00 Tom's Birthday and the Passing of a Few Summers. 08:25 Little Women and Bonding with irascible Aunt March. 12:44 Louisa May Alcott: Transcendentalism, poverty, and writing. 28:43 Surprised t…
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Hey Fellow Dads, How should wise, godly men relate to their mothers, mothers-in-law, and grandmothers? How do we lead our children—especially our sons—to do so? In this episode we'll think about four scriptural guidelines, along with a handful of helpful books, to help us relate to these important women as God intends us to. —Nathan Quotes “When al…
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Leaders know that "no" is a sentence. --- Pick up your copy of 12 Rules for Leaders: The Foundation of Intentional Leadership NOW on AMAZON! Check out the 2022 Leadership Lessons From the Great Books podcast reading list! --- Subscribe to the Leadership Lessons From The Great Books Podcast: https://bit.ly/LLFTGBSubscribe Check out HSCT Publishing a…
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Dcn. Harrison Garlick and Adam Minihan discuss Book 20 of the Iliad: The Olympian Gods in Arms Summary of the narrative What is Aeneas special? Some details others often overlook Check out our GUIDE TO THE ILIAD. “Aeneas will rule the men of Troy in power—his son’s sons and the sons born in future years.” Poseidon (20.355). 90. What happens in book…
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Leadership Lessons From The Great Books #105 - Seven Gothic Tales by Baroness Karen Blixen (Isak Dinesen). --- 00:00 Welcome and Introduction - Seven Gothic Tales by Baroness Karen Blixen 01:00 Karen Blixen, World Traveler, and Old Money Aristocratic Gatekeeper 03:00 Leaders Man the Gates of Culture 05:00 "The Deluge at Norderney" - Part One 08:00 …
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Leaders, man the gates. --- Pick up your copy of 12 Rules for Leaders: The Foundation of Intentional Leadership NOW on AMAZON! Check out the 2022 Leadership Lessons From the Great Books podcast reading list! --- Subscribe to the Leadership Lessons From The Great Books Podcast: https://bit.ly/LLFTGBSubscribe Check out HSCT Publishing at: https://www…
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Dcn. Harrison Garlick and Adam Minihan discuss Book 19 of the Iliad: The Champion Arms for Battle! Achilles prepares to enter the war! Summary of Book 19 How does Odysseus try to broker peace? What should we make of Briseis weeping over Patroclus? Who is Ate, the goddess of ruin? “You talk of food? I have no taste for food—what I really crave is sl…
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Hey Fellow Dads! Why should we bother with history? Isn’t it just facts about dates and dead people? Or is there some actual, as well as practical, value to learning the stories of the past? In this episode, I share five reasons we as dads should know history ourselves, and then pass it on to our children! —Nathan Why bother reading history? Becaus…
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Leadership Lessons From The Great Books - (Bonus) - A Conversation with Peter Ainley --- 00:00 Welcome and Introduction to Peter Ainley. 05:00 Peter Ainley - Background and Personal Story. 15:00 Left Brain versus Right Brain in Leadership. 20:38 "Features" versus "Bugs" in the Leadership Experience. 21:08 How Does a Leader 'Get Things Done?' 26:38 …
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Leaders, stop writing books to "win" the search game. --- Pick up your copy of 12 Rules for Leaders: The Foundation of Intentional Leadership NOW on AMAZON! Check out the 2022 Leadership Lessons From the Great Books podcast reading list! --- Subscribe to the Leadership Lessons From The Great Books Podcast: https://bit.ly/LLFTGBSubscribe Check out H…
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Dcn. Harrison Garlick and Adam Minihan discuss Book 18 of the Iliad: The Shield of Achilles. Arguably the MOST philosophically dense book in the entire Iliad. Summary of the Narrative What lesson does the "heart" of Achilles teach? How do we interpret the shield of Achilles? Check out our 115 QUESTION GUIDE to the Iliad. How should we interpret the…
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Intro Hey Dads, Nothing can replace your voice speaking truth and stability into your children’s hearts, and no one can replace you being present in their lives. But is there a way they can continue to hear your voice when you have to be away for a time? In this episode I discuss one way we can reach out to our children—even from afar—to influence …
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Leadership Lessons From The Great Books #104 - War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy (Part One) w/Tom Libby --- 00:00 Welcome and Introduction - War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy (Part One) w/Tom Libby. 02:20 War and Peace as a Complex, Hard to read, and THematically Drived Book for Leaders. 06:53 Anna Pavlovna's Soirre was in Full Swing... 11:58 Women Controlle…
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Leaders know your locus of control. --- Pick up your copy of 12 Rules for Leaders: The Foundation of Intentional Leadership NOW on AMAZON! Check out the 2022 Leadership Lessons From the Great Books podcast reading list! --- Subscribe to the Leadership Lessons From The Great Books Podcast: https://bit.ly/LLFTGBSubscribe Check out HSCT Publishing at:…
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Dcn. Harrison Garlick and Adam Minihan discuss Book 17 of the Iliad: Menelaus' Finest Hour. Summary of Book 17 What is the "dark heart" of Hector? Can human agency affect fate? What about the horses of Achilles? Check out our 115 Question & Answer Guide on the Iliad. But grief bore down on Hector, packing his dark heart. Homer (17.92) 75. What happ…
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Hey Dads, Do you sometimes find yourself or your family becoming self-absorbed, forgetting the suffering of imprisoned and persecuted Christians around the world? Or do you even know how to find out about those who are suffering? Today’s episode lists books and resources to keep your family informed and gives ways to take your stand for Christ and …
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Leadership Lessons From The Great Books #103 - Fathers and Sons by Ivan Turgenev w/Libby Unger --- 00:00 Welcome and Introduction - Fathers and Sons by Ivan Turgenev. 04:00 The Challenges of InterGenerational Communication During Social Unraveling. 11:03 The Literary Life of Ivan Turgenev. 12:31 Serfdom in Russia and American Slavery: A Comparative…
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Leaders, intergenerational change is upon us, as it has always been. --- Pick up your copy of 12 Rules for Leaders: The Foundation of Intentional Leadership NOW on AMAZON! Check out the 2022 Leadership Lessons From the Great Books podcast reading list! --- Subscribe to the Leadership Lessons From The Great Books Podcast: https://bit.ly/LLFTGBSubscr…
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Dcn. Harrison Garlick and Adam Minihan discuss Book 16 of the Iliad: Patroclus Fights and Dies. Summary of Book 16 What is the difference between Zeus and Fate? What is the relation of Fate to the free will of men? Did Patroclus deserve his fate? Check our GUIDE ON THE ILIAD. 70. What happens in books sixteen? Patroclus returns to Achilles and begs…
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Today we welcome Joshua Charles in the studio to talk about his new project Eternal Christendom, a preservation and revival of the Great Tradition for future generations. In this episode we will discuss: Wisdom from the Early Church Fathers Who is Joshua Charles and hear his conversion story His political journey and how that has shaped his new pro…
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Leadership Lessons From The Great Books #102 - Power of the Powerless by Vaclav Havel w/Libby Unger --- --- Opening and closing themes composed by Brian Sanyshyn of Brian Sanyshyn Music. --- Pick up your copy of 12 Rules for Leaders: The Foundation of Intentional Leadership NOW on AMAZON! Check out the Leadership Lessons From the Great Books podcas…
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Deacon Harrison Garlick welcomes Dr. Jessica Hooten Wilson to the podcast to discuss Book 15 of The Iliad, The Achaean Armies at Bay. In this episode we will discuss: What happens in book fifteen? What is the relationship between men and the will of the gods in book fifteen? What else should be noted in book fifteen? You can follow Dr. Jessica Hoot…
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Leaders better get their worldviews straight in a post-Christian nation. --- Pick up your copy of 12 Rules for Leaders: The Foundation of Intentional Leadership NOW on AMAZON! Check out the 2022 Leadership Lessons From the Great Books podcast reading list! --- Subscribe to the Leadership Lessons From The Great Books Podcast: https://bit.ly/LLFTGBSu…
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Leadership Lessons From The Great Books #101 - City of God by Augustine of Hippo (Books Four and Five) --- 01:00 Welcome and Introduction - City of God by Augustine of Hippo - Books Four and Five. 04:12 There are Many False Gods Worshipped in this World. 09:36 St. Augustine of Hippo versus The Roman World: A Study in Theology. 12:27 Pushing the Ant…
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Deacon Harrison Garlick and Adam Minihan welcome Thomas Lackey back to the podcast to discuss Book 14 of The Iliad, Hera Outflanks Zeus In this episode we will discuss: What happens in book fourteen? What are we to make of Love and Sleep conquering Zeus? Why is this one of the funniest books thus far (according to Adam)? What else should be noted i…
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Bring back the unlikeable leaders. --- Pick up your copy of 12 Rules for Leaders: The Foundation of Intentional Leadership NOW on AMAZON! Check out the 2022 Leadership Lessons From the Great Books podcast reading list! --- Subscribe to the Leadership Lessons From The Great Books Podcast: https://bit.ly/LLFTGBSubscribe Check out HSCT Publishing at: …
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Hey Dads, What are your plans for this Resurrection Sunday? Are you helping your family rejoice in Jesus’ victory over death? In this episode, we first explore what Christ’s death and resurrection mean for us today, then list ideas for Scriptures, books, music, and more to help your family celebrate the true meaning of this Easter season. He is ris…
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Leadership Lessons From The Great Books - (Bonus) - The End of the Fourth Turning is Just the Beginning w/Brian Bagley --- 00:00 Welcome and Introduction - The End of the Fourth Turning is Just the Beginning w/Brian Bagley 02:56 On Leadership Lessons From the Great Books Getting to 100 Episodes. 11:00 Brian Bagley's Exposure to William Strauss and …
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Deacon Harrison Garlick and Adam Minihan welcome Thomas Lackey back to the podcast to discuss Book 13 of The Iliad, Battling for the Ships In this episode we will discuss: What happens in book thirteen? How does the story of Asius end? Why Adam is frustrated with this book and why it's Dcn. Garlick's least favorite so far. What else should be noted…
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Leaders, character building starts at home. --- Pick up your copy of 12 Rules for Leaders: The Foundation of Intentional Leadership NOW on AMAZON! Check out the 2022 Leadership Lessons From the Great Books podcast reading list! --- Subscribe to the Leadership Lessons From The Great Books Podcast: https://bit.ly/LLFTGBSubscribe Check out HSCT Publis…
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