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New Humanists

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New Humanists

Ancient Language Institute

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Join the hosts of New Humanists and founders of the Ancient Language Institute, Jonathan Roberts and Ryan Hammill, on their quest to discover what a renewed humanism looks like for the modern world. The Ancient Language Institute is an online language school and think tank, dedicated to changing the way ancient languages are taught.
 
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SHU Law Podcast

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SHU Law Podcast

Billy Methley & Jonathan Roberts

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This is the home of the SHU Law Podcast. A weekly segment updating students of Sheffield Hallam University and those others interested as to the goings on of the Law Society, its committee, and its members with topical discussions, interviews, competitions, and general podcasty goodness.
 
Hosted by Colin "The Music Man" Scully, and "The Man with No Excuses" Jonathan Skuce. Wrestling with Ideas takes you through some of the top stories coming out of the world of professional wrestling and provides some of the best wrestling interviews with the guests including Jake "The Snake" Roberts, "Hacksaw" Jim Duggan, Ted Dibiase, Rick Steiner and more!
 
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He arrived in Coronation Street in 1983 as the show finally created a home on the cobbles for Vera and her husband Jack. Terry joined them at No.9 and Nigel Pivaro quickly made the character his own. Within a short time, Terry was causing trouble and Nigel was becoming a household face overnight with Corrie regularly watched by half the country. As…
 
In I See Satan Fall Like Lightning, René Girard argues that the Bible definitively refutes the lies of pagan mythology. The pagan myths conceal the mimetic cycle and founding murder that are at the heart of human politics. The Bible, on the other hand, exposes myth and politics as satanic, and offers the Crucifixion and Resurrection as the medicine…
 
This is the lecture that sparked worldwide outcry - for all the wrong reasons. In reality, the Regensburg Address is a sparkling meditation on theology, philosophy, and education. Pope Benedict XVI is able to compress profound reflections on the Bible and Greek philosophy into what is a short and accessible lecture. After castigating the media for …
 
Dawn Acton played Tracy Barlow through her young teenage years and into her early 20s. She navigated the iconic Coronation Street character from childhood to adulthood as she developed a feisty nature and began causing trouble for her long suffering mum Deirdre. Dawn played her for 11 years and has some fond memories of her time on the Street as th…
 
At the end of his academic career at Oxford University, J.R.R. Tolkien gave his “Valedictory Address,” an analysis of the decline of humane letters, the specious distinction between “lang” and “lit” that has grown up in the academy, and a stirring expression of hope in the future of philological study even amidst unfavorable conditions. Colin Chan …
 
Long before bed hopping became common place in the Dales, even a vague hint of a dalliance was a shock to Emmerdale Farm viewers for a character like Dolly, played by Jean Rogers. Here we've searched high and low for the man who did catch her eye briefly and could have stolen her away from Matt in the late 1980s. Ashley's been chatting to Greg Floy…
 
Shakespeare’s Roman trilogy reaches a climax in The Tragedy of Antony and Cleopatra, a love- and wine-drenched account of Octavius Caesar’s defeat of Mark Antony and Cleopatra, and his consolidation of power over the nascent Roman Empire. The play is punctuated by bountiful allusions to Virgil's Aeneid. But besides the haunting downfall of the play…
 
Magpie was one of the big kids shows of the 70s. 7 million viewers on ITV twice a week, it was the more risque rival to Blue Peter on the BBC. Over four decades since it left our screens, Ashley's assembled three of the show's most popular presenters for a reunion. Mick Robertson, Douglas Rae and Susan Stranks (who was also famous for Paperplay alo…
 
Philip Franks rose to widespread fame as Charley in the original Darling Buds of May in the early 90s. Now 30 years on, ITV are bringing back The Larkins with a whole new cast. Here Philip chats about the heady days of the first incarnation and working with the legendary David Jason who played Pa Larkin. Phillip also talks about his big role in Hea…
 
The hothouse of prewar Vienna played host to an unprecedented concentration of genius which eventually gave birth to modernism. Present on the scene was a young Eric Voegelin. Late in his career Voegelin wrote an essay “On Classical Studies,” in which he explained what the discipline of Classics is, the difference between classical and modern accou…
 
Tracy is one of Corrie’s most enduring characters. Generations have watched her change from innocent little girl to troubled 20 something through to soap bad girl. She’s been played by four different actors. And the first was Christabel Finch who took on the role from being just a few days old. Here she gives an exclusive interview from her home in…
 
ALI Fellow Katherine Bradshaw returns to New Humanists, in installment number two of our discussion of Shakespeare's Roman plays. This week, we talk about The Tragedy of Julius Caesar. What happened to the nascent republic of Coriolanus? Why does a dictator now rule Rome? And how does his murder give birth to a new regime? Jan Blits's edition of Ju…
 
Casualty and Heartbeat star Jonathan Kerrigan sits down for a fun chat with Ashley Byrne. The conversation ventures into his early years, his time on two of Britain's biggest drama series, being described as a heartthrob, working in the States and his musical talents. Jonathan remains one of the UK's most talented drama actors but is it time for hi…
 
As our ‘Casualty at 35’ celebrations continue, one of the show’s original stars has taken time out to give us an extensive and exclusive interview about her years on the world’s longest running medical drama. Ashley has been speaking to Cath Shipton who played iconic character Duffy right from the start in 1986. Distinct Nostalgia is an MIM Product…
 
It’s the longest running medical drama in the world and here we meet the woman who spoke the very first words in Casualty. Debbie Roza Mercier played the show’s first receptionist from 1986 to 1987 before giving up acting for a life in Canada. Here she gives a unique perspective on an iconic show to Ashley as part of our special Casualty at 35 inte…
 
Trail music Music: "Werq" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/ Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/distinctnostalgia)על ידי MIM
 
Did Shakespeare actually know anything about Ancient Rome? Or was he just writing Classical Fan-Fiction? ALI Greek & Latin Fellow Katherine Bradshaw, a scholar of both Shakespeare and the Classical world, joins Jonathan and Ryan for a discussion of The Tragedy of Coriolanus, one of the last plays Shakespeare wrote: an examination of the Roman Repub…
 
Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn is an unlikely candidate for “humanist,” especially because of his denunciation of humanism in his infamous Harvard Address. Does the great Russian dissident have something to teach aspiring humanists? Jonathan and Ryan take a look at two famous exhortations from Solzhenitsyn, “Live Not By Lies,” an essay from 1974, and “A Wo…
 
As our series of 'Funny Women of Great British Sitcom' continues, Andy Hoyle chats to Judy Cornwell about her long career. Judy starred as Daisy in Keeping Up Appearances alongside Geoffrey Hughes as Onslow during the 1990s. Also in this series - interviews with Sally Thomsett who played Jo in Man About The House and Anna Karen who played Olive in …
 
What is humane education? Are there techniques you can use to get students to appreciate the great books? Jonathan and Ryan discuss Donald Phillip Verene’s The Art of Humane Education, a powerful series of short letters about teaching, eloquence, the western canon, science and technology. And memes - don’t forget about the memes. Donald Phillip Ver…
 
Anna Karen played one of the most popular characters of 70s sitcom in Britain - the hilarious accident prone but sex mad 'Olive' in On the Buses. The series began in 1969 and became a favourite throughout the next decade with more than 70 episodes plus 3 feature films - On The Buses, Mutiny On the Buses and Holiday On The Buses. Here Anna remembers…
 
It's back to the 1970s for the first in a special series of three programmes meeting some of the Queens of British Sitcom. Here Ashley speaks to Sally Thomsett who played Jo in the runaway ITV comedy Man About The House which starred Richard O'Sullivan, Paula Wilcox, Yootha Joyce and Brian Murphy. The show would go on to spawn two other big hits - …
 
Jonathan and Ryan continue their discussion of Alan Jacobs’s book The Year of Our Lord 1943: Christian Humanism in an Age of Crisis. This book stars C.S. Lewis, Simone Weil, W.H. Auden, Jacques Maritain, and T.S. Eliot, and on this episode of New Humanists, your hosts continue to tease out the implications for our current transhumanist moment, hitt…
 
Jonathan and Ryan dive into Alan Jacobs’s book The Year of Our Lord 1943: Christian Humanism in an Age of Crisis. This book stars C.S. Lewis, Simone Weil, W.H. Auden, Jacques Maritain, and T.S. Eliot, and on this episode of New Humanists, your hosts tease out the implications for our current transhumanist moment, hitting on technology, education, t…
 
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