SS #66: A Faculty of Friends

In today’s episode, Brandy, Mystie, Pam, and Abby discuss the “faculty of friends” concept presented by Ravi Jain and Kevin Clark in the new revised edition of The Liberal Arts Tradition, an idea that also appears in Norms and Nobility, Poetic Knowledge, and more! We think you’ll find this episode inspiring and encouraging. Jump into our Shakespeare mentorship! The Sistership Premier Shakespeare mentorship led by Kelly Cumbee – she’s guiding us through As You Like It – just began, and … Read More

SS #65: Falling in Love with Shakespeare (with Kelly Cumbee!)

Our guest on the show today is Kelly Cumbee. Brandy and Mystie have known Kelly for over a decade because she was a participant in the old online book clubs led by Cindy Rollins. Brandy is very excited to introduce you to her. For over twenty-five years Kelly Cumbee has been educating her seven children at home, where she mostly sits in her rocking chair and reads aloud to them what she herself wants to learn. She has always loved … Read More

SS #64: How Christmas is Like a Funeral

Today, we present our annual Christmas episode! We’re using Josef Pieper’s book In Tune with the World to discuss festivity, Christmas, and, of course, FUNERALS. That’s right. You don’t want to miss this one! Topical discussion begins at 15:04. All you want for Christmas? Wondering what you want for Christmas but not sure? Allow us to suggest an annual membership to Sistership Premier! We’ve got a great lineup for 2020 including more bonus audio, a Shakespeare mentorship with Kelly Cumbee, … Read More

SS #63: Who’s Your Daddy?

In today’s episode, Mystie and Brandy dig deeply into the four types of reading explained by AG Sertillanges in his wonderful book The Intellectual Life. Before Brandy read this, she didn’t even know there were four types of reading! It’s a very interesting distinction to make, and we think you’ll love today’s discussion. Have you joined Sistership Premier yet? Have you joined Sistership Premier yet? We hope so! The Sistership Premier Christmas gift is coming soon! We want you to … Read More

SS #62: The Scholé Sisters Go Liberal (with Ravi Jain!)

We’re thrilled to have Ravi Jain back on the show today. Obviously, Ravi is co-author of the fabulous book, The Liberal Arts Tradition, but let me tell you a little more about him. Ravi Jain graduated from Davidson College, received an M.A. from Reformed Theological Seminary, and later earned a Graduate Certificate in Mathematics from the University of Central Florida. He began teaching Calculus and Physics at the Geneva School in 2003 where he has developed an integrated double period … Read More

SS #61: Have Your Humble Pie … and Eat It, Too!

Today’s episode was recorded live at the beach house while we were at the fall retreat! The sound quality is a little less than our usual, but we can’t tell you how fun it was to record face-to-face. Our topic today is humility and teachableness. We think you’ll find the conversation very interesting. Join Our November Challenge! Coming up in November we are hosting our first ever month-long CHALLENGE! As you know, principles aren’t for having or knowing – they … Read More

SS #60: History as a Center Cannot Hold (with Angelina Stanford!)

Our guest today is the lovely and delightfully controversial Angelina Stanford. Angelina has an Honors Baccalaureate Degree and a Master’s Degree in English Literature from the University of Louisiana. For over twenty-five years, she has shared her passion and enthusiasm for literature with students in a variety of settings — everywhere from university classrooms to homeschool co-ops to homeschooling her own three children. You can find Angelina at angelinastanford.com where she teaches online literature classes for middle school through adult, … Read More

SS# 59: Scholé Sisters Group Therapy

In today’s episode, Brandy, Pam, and Mystie get real about Scholé Sisters groups. First, they talk about Pam’s Scholé Salon, specifically what they’ve done and how it’s going. From there, they transition to what to do when groups experience change or difficulty. Groups, even GOOD groups, will experience trials and setbacks, and it’s important for all of us to think about how to respond. Listen to the podcast: Show Notes: Scholé Everyday: Mystie Fitbit Brandy Sistership: Premier Susie’s Stupendous Sojourn … Read More

SS #58: Scholé is Diffuse (with Ashley Woleben!)

We’re happy to have Ashley Woleben on the show today! Ashley is a military wife and homeschooling mother to five. She obtained a BA concentrating on the fields of anthropology and classical studies and has completed her MA in humanities with a focus on Medieval theology and global literature. Focusing on philosophical anthropology, she is currently co-hosting The Classical Homeschool Podcast and blogging at Between the Linens.  In today’s episode, we discuss so many good things — what scholé is … Read More

SS #57: Heroes First! (with Wendi Capehart)

Wendi Capehart from the AmblesideOnline Advisory board is a very busy lady, so we were thrilled when she — rightly dubbed “the smartest woman on the internet” by Cindy Rollins — agreed to a phone call with us this summer. Let us tell you a little about Wendi. Wendi and her husband Bill have been Christians since their teens. They married at 20 and have been married 37 years. They have seven terrific grown children, 4 stalwart sons-in-law, 14 unsurpassingly … Read More

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