Spreading the Word: Intriguing Science of Geomythology

A podcast episode on the fascinating science of geomythology

Spreading the Word: History of the Largest Republic in Europe

It existed for some 400 years, was the biggest republic in Europe, and whose political ideas, some historians believe, might have influenced Shakespeare's Hamlet. Listen to the fascinating history of the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth in this dedicated BBC In Our Time history podcast episode: The Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth. Enjoy! "...the republic that emerged from the union of …

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Spreading the Word: Research on Storytelling

In today's post, I share a podcast episode featuring one of the researchers engaged in a recent project investigating how the art of storytelling can help shift narratives in local communities to encourage more sustainable lifestyles. You can read their report and findings here. Enjoy! Keeping up the "Spreading the Word" tradition, I hope to …

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Spreading the Word: Philosophers on Authenticity

Continuing the theme of the last weeks, today I share a BBC podcast episode on authenticity. What does it mean to be oneself, is there a fixed self at all, and why should it matter whether we are authentic or not? Philosophers engage in discussing these and other questions, addressing some of the perennial themes …

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Spreading the Word: History of Medieval Philosophy – Podcast on Aquinas

Recently I published a short post with my notes on the 13th-century philosopher's and Christian theologian's St Thomas Aquinas thoughts on the soul. I am continuing to research this influential and interesting thinker, and today I share with you a podcast on Aquinas, by the BBC programme In Our Time. Enjoy! Saint Thomas Aquinas by …

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Spreading the Word: History of Medieval Philosophy – Talk on Avicenna

Ibn Sina, or Avicenna as he is known by the Latinized version of his name, was an Islamic polymath and peripatetic philosopher (influenced by Aristotelian philosophy) widely recognized as one of the leading thinkers in the medieval period. His influence spread both in the Islamic world and in the Latin West. Here is a very …

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Spreading the Word: “Philosopher of the Arabs”

Considered the first philosopher in the Islamic tradition and the first to write philosophy in Arabic, 9th-century thinker al-Kindī held that philosophy can help solve Islamic theological dilemmas. Philosophy professor and a life-long researcher of al-Kindī's works, Peter Adamson has written a book on this pioneering Islamic thinker (my review of it is coming soon) …

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Spreading the Word: Baltic Crusades

Today, I share with you a podcast episode by the BBC4, which discusses ''the Baltic Crusades, the name given to a series of overlapping attempts to convert the pagans of North East Europe to Christianity at the point of the sword''. Since I am originally from this region, this is a special one to me. …

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Spreading the Word: Language Obsession

This Friday I share with you a sheer pleasure of a podcast - in it, Stephen Fry tells about his lifelong obsession with language. Dive right in and enjoy! Link to the podcast: Obsession with Language Keeping up the "Spreading the Word" tradition, every Friday, I hope to share with you an article I've read …

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Spreading the Word: Power of Storytelling

This Friday I share with you another great podcast - about the power of storytelling. What more need I say? Relax and enjoy! Link to the podcast: The power of telling stories Photo by Sunsetoned from Pexels Keeping up the "Spreading the Word" tradition, every Friday, I hope to share with you an article I've read or a …

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