Poems for People who HATE Poetry
About This Show
Poetry can't solve all your problems, but it can help you feel better about them. To lead a full life requires more than specialization in productive work. Truly, even being great in a specialized field requires one important perspective that many engineers, business-operators, salespeople, marketers and all those in the "hard-sciences" lack—cross disciplinary thinking. It is wonderful if you can break apart and put back together a transistor, but equally wondrous is the workings of poetry and literature.
In this podcast we will take poems of various complexities and "converse with the verse," in a way approachable to anyone from any background.Read more »
Most Recent Episode
Jordan Peterson's 9th Rule & The Imitation of Socrates
In this episode we will be exploring Peterson's rule "Assume that the person you are Listening to might know something you don't."
it's a lesson we should all take to heart, especially those (like myself) who are so inclined toward totalitarian certainty. While certainty is achievable, it is anything but easy. More appropriate should be our desire to understand other ideas, and how to entertain those ideas, without necessarily accepting them.
In that no greater tool is at your possession than ART. We'll be exploring the poem "The Laws of God, the Laws of Men."
Benjamin Franklin as a young man gave himself a daily assignment in his attempt toward moral perfection: To imitate Jesus and Socrates.
We know what it means to imitate Jesus. But what does imitating socrates entail? This episode will explore that idea.Read more »