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Why Fear Astrology?

A recent “The Morning” Newsletter from the NY Times suggested seven podcasts about science for those “trying to learn more about the wonders of science.” Among other pressing wonders of science, these podcasts will let us know...
From: Darin Hayton on 28 Jan 2021

How to Read Andrew Marvell’s Poems

Readings of five poems by the metaphysical poet Andrew Marvell, including his best-known carpe diem poem “To his Coy Mistress,” but also a beautiful extended simile of the soul as a dew-drop; a tense argument between a body and a soul who...
From: Michael Ullyot on 1 Nov 2020

How to Read William Shakespeare’s Richard II

Shakespeare’s 1595 history play tells the story of one king’s abdication, and provokes questions about the difference between legitimate authority and illegitimate power. Richard II isn’t Shakespeare’s best-known play, but it may...
From: Michael Ullyot on 31 Oct 2020

How to Read John Milton’s Paradise Lost, Books 7-8

Adam and Raphael exchange stories — of the creation of the universe, and of human beings — and Adam learns what subjects and questions God wants us to stop thinking about. This and every other episode of "Open Book" is available on Spotify,...
From: Michael Ullyot on 25 Oct 2020

How to Read Jane Austen’s Northanger Abbey, Volume

Catherine Morland — described as “open, candid, artless, guileless, with affections strong but simple, forming no pretensions, and knowing no disguise” — completes her journey from impressionable provincial ingenue to contentedly...
From: Michael Ullyot on 25 Oct 2020

How to Read Jane Austen’s Northanger Abbey, Volume 1

The first of three episodes on Austen’s 1818 novel about heroine Catherine Morland’s character, reading, romantic misadventures, and engagement. References are to David M. Shapard’s annotated edition (New York: Anchor, 2013). This and...
From: Michael Ullyot on 19 Oct 2020

How to Read John Milton’s Paradise Lost, Books 5-6

This, the 4th of 7 episodes on Milton's epic, covers events preceding the start of the poem's story: the War in Heaven, in which Satan leads a rebellion against God, before the Son defeats him and drives the rebels down to Hell. This and every other...
From: Michael Ullyot on 18 Oct 2020

How to Read John Donne’s Poetry

Readings and interpretations of seven poems by the 17th-century metaphysical poet John Donne, namely "Elegy: To his Mistress Going to Bed"; "The Good Morrow"; "The Sun Rising"; "Valediction to his Book"; "A Valediction: Forbidding Mourning"; "The Canonization";...
From: Michael Ullyot on 13 Oct 2020

How to Read Miguel de Cervantes’ Don Quixote, Part

Continuing from Episode 8 in this series, today’s topic is Part 2 of Miguel de Cervantes’ Don Quixote (1615). A Spanish aristocrat, imitating the wandering knights of medieval romance, undertakes his continuing adventures. Along the way,...
From: Michael Ullyot on 13 Oct 2020

How to Read Shakespeare’s Villains: Othello

A study of the rise and fall of Iago, from Shakespeare's Othello: focusing on his motives, his rhetoric, and the role of a villain in a tragedy. This episode, the last in a three-part series on Shakespeare's villains, includes readings of Iago's key speeches...
From: Michael Ullyot on 9 Oct 2020

How to Read Shakespeare’s Villains: Titus Andronicus

A study of the rise and fall of Aaron, from Shakespeare's Titus Andronicus: focusing on his motives, his rhetoric, and the role of a villain in a tragedy. This episode, the second in a three-part series on Shakespeare's villains, includes readings of...
From: Michael Ullyot on 7 Oct 2020

How to Read Shakespeare’s Villains: Richard III

A study of the rise and fall of Richard of Gloucester, from Shakespeare's 3 Henry VI and Richard III: focusing on his motives, his rhetoric, and the role of a villain in a history-play. This episode, the first in a three-part series on Shakespeare's villains,...
From: Michael Ullyot on 5 Oct 2020

How to Read Shakespeare’s Villains: Richard III

A study of the rise and fall of Richard of Gloucester, from Shakespeare's 3 Henry VI and Richard III: focusing on his motives, his rhetoric, and the role of a villain in a history-play. This episode, the first in a three-part series on Shakespeare's villains,...
From: Michael Ullyot on 5 Oct 2020

How to Read Metaphysical Nature-Poems

An introduction to four metaphysical nature-poems: George Herbert’s “Life”; Henry King’s “A Contemplation upon Flowers”; and Andrew Marvell’s “Bermudas” and “The Garden.”  These poems...
From: Michael Ullyot on 4 Oct 2020

How to Read Miguel de Cervantes’ Don Quixote, Part 1

Today’s topic is the first part of the first novel ever written, Miguel de Cervantes’ Don Quixote (1605): in which a mild-mannered Spanish aristocrat, bored with his life, decides to imitate the wandering knights of medieval romance. 
From: Michael Ullyot on 4 Oct 2020

How to Read John Milton’s Paradise Lost, Books 2-3

There are three parts of this episode, which follows Episode 3 of this season: First, we’ll consider how Milton, the blind poet, deals with the difficulty of describing indescribable things;  then we’ll resume the story with the debate...
From: Michael Ullyot on 22 Sep 2020

How to Read Dante’s Inferno, Canto 5

The three parts of today’s episode surround each other like the concentric rings of hell. (Maybe not the best metaphor?) First I’ll briefly describe the story of Dante’s Inferno;  and then I’ll guide you toward the second...
From: Michael Ullyot on 22 Sep 2020

How to Read John Milton’s Paradise Lost, Book 1

The first in a projected 7-episode series on Milton's epic poem, Paradise Lost (1667, 1674).  Covering how to read Milton's language; his Christian subject and epic genre; and what happens in Book 1 of 12.
From: Michael Ullyot on 10 Sep 2020

How to Read Plato’s Phaedrus

This episode is about written language, as the Greek philosopher Plato describes it in his dialogue Phaedrus. The Latin proverb I cite is Verba volant, scripta manent; and the Greek word that means both 'cure' and 'poison' is pharmakon. The quotation...
From: Michael Ullyot on 10 Sep 2020

The What and the How

In this inaugural episode, I describe the podcast's coverage and format, and then introduce myself and my motives for hosting the series. I conclude: "Think of the episodes in this series as a set of exploratory essays, of varying lengths, gathering evidence...
From: Michael Ullyot on 10 Sep 2020

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The search is at present quite basic and limited. I plan to add a number of more sophisticated features in the future including the ability to filter by blog tags and by dates. I may also introduce RSS feeds for search queries at some point.

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I'll do my best to ensure that the basic URL construction (searchcat?s=...) is stable and persistent as long as the site is around.