The City Podcasts: Smart. Sane. Spiritual.
I am very pleased to be part of the team for “The City Podcast”, where three of us (and a variety of guests) discuss culture, politics, literature, and anything else that suits us. My co-hosts are Dr. John Mark Reynolds, Provost of Houston Baptist University, and Cate MacDonald, Director of The Academy at HBU, a classical, Christian, dual-enrollment program for junior high and high school students in the Houston area.
The shows will run regularly on Tuesdays on Civitate.org. Here are the first three episodes:
Show 1: The City Podcast Arrives – click here to go to the podcast. We discuss how the ubiquity of information has changed education. Is the lecture format dead? Does the ability to Google anything and everything change how we learn? John Mark is a technology optimist and I am somewhat of a technology skeptic, so we have a lively discussion here.
Show 2: Hobbits and More- click here to go to the podcast. Our guest for this episode is Dr. Lou Markos, discussing ideas in his new book On the Shoulders of Hobbits, which explores virtue in the works of Tolkien and Lewis. Note that this episode was recorded before the film of The Hobbit came out. (For the record, I have now seen the film and was deeply disappointed.)
Show 3: Fandom or Permanence?- click here to go to the podcast In this more informal episode, we talk about the ephemeral nature of media on the Internet, how the accessibility of information changes us, and what it means to be a ‘fan’.