SS #95: What are the liberal arts? (with Dr. Chris Schlect!!)

SS #95: What are the liberal arts? (with Dr. Chris Schlect!!)

We talk about the trivium, about a liberal arts education, about classical education, but often without being clear about what these terms mean. When we do have a definition, it is usually simplified. Sometimes, it’s not at all tethered to the actual historical usage or concept. In this episode, we talk to historian Dr. Schlect,…

#94 – Cooking like it’s 1999 (with Betsy Farquhar!)

#94 – Cooking like it’s 1999 (with Betsy Farquhar!)

Everything in our culture today seems to be high-stress, even when we don’t realize it. When we slow down in one area, we can reap the benefits in other areas as well. That is the power of scholé. Betsy Farquhar changed her cooking habits to decrease the pressure while increasing the connection and creativity required,…

SS #93: Revived by Reading (with Karen Harris)

SS #93: Revived by Reading (with Karen Harris)

Last year we talked with Susan Wise Bauer about recovering a classical education for ourselves. Her book The Well-Educated Mind guides anyone through the most important works of the Great Conversation. At the time, we wondered aloud if anyone had actually taken Susan up on her proposed reading plan. A listener reached out with her…