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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Spreading the Word: Emoji Communication

This Friday I share with you a fascinating podcast on the role of emojis in our modern-day communication. I absolutely enjoyed listening to it, not just because of the illuminating content but also because of all the times it made me laugh. Hopefully it will do the same for you. Also, in case you find …

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Spreading the Word: Henry David Thoreau

This Friday I share with you a podcast on the philosopher and naturalist Henry David Thoreau. I am currently reading Thoreau's great work Walden, and thought it would be interesting to learn more about the man. The podcast is from BBC Radio 4 programme In Our Time. I highly recommend it. Enjoy! Link to the …

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Spreading the Word: Discussing Homer’s Iliad

This Friday I share with you a podcast episode where BBC's Melvyn Bragg talks about the epic poem Iliad with his guests, scholars and historians. It is both an informative and also highly enjoyable discussion. Expect emotions, knowledge, passion, good storytelling, and humour. After this, you are likely to want to read it yourself. Enjoy! …

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Spreading the Word: Collapse of Civilizations at the End of Bronze Age

In this week's "Spreading the Word", I share with you a podcast episode. It is a 1 hour long video where the channel author tells about one of the great mysteries of history: sudden collapse of entire civilizations and systems of the Eastern Mediterranean region in the late 13th/early 12th centuries BCE. It is the …

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Spreading the Word: the Origins of Storytelling

In this week's "Spreading the Word", I share with you a podcast on storytelling. It is an interview with a Professor of Anthropology Polly Weissner. She talks about her observations concerning storytelling based on the several decades of research work she has done. I found it to be a thoroughly interesting listen, hope you enjoy …

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Spreading the Word: Metaphors in Our Languages

In this week's "Spreading the Word", I share with you an article and a podcast recording. The topic: metaphors in our languages. For the most part, we don`t even notice them. Yet, we cannot really do without them. It may even be that metaphors reflect the way we think, not just the way we express …

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Spreading the Word: Continental vs Analytic Philosophy

In this week's "Spreading the Word", I share with you a podcast episode. It is one of BBC's In Our Time podcast. The topic of discussion is the so-called continental-analytic split in philosophy. I learned about the existence of such split only very recently and have been trying to find a good, comprehensive explanation of …

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