SS #102 Music to my ears (with Greg Wilbur!!)

SS #102 Music to my ears (with Greg Wilbur!!)

Growing up, we all call melodious sounds hitting our ears ‘music.’ Music, we later learn, is one piece of the quadrivium in classical education. We think we understand, until some explanations of music and classical education seem to make music about so much more than sound that the harmonious sound element is almost eclipsed. We…

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,…

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

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…