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Ascend - The Great Books Podcast

Harrison Garlick and Adam Minihan

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Welcome to Ascend! We are a weekly Great Books podcast hosted by Deacon Harrison Garlick and Adam Minihan. What are the Great Books? The Great Books are the most impactful texts that have shaped Western civilization. They include ancients like Homer, Plato, St. Augustine, Dante, and St. Thomas Aquinas, and also moderns like Machiavelli, Locke, and Nietzsche. We will explore the Great Books with the light of the Catholic intellectual tradition. Why should we read the Great Books? Everyone is ...
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Leadership Lessons From The Great Books

Leadership Toolbox Podcast Network

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Because understanding great literature is better than trying to read and understand (yet) another business book, Leadership Lessons From The Great Books leverages insights from the GREAT BOOKS of the Western canon to explain, dissect, and analyze leadership best practices for the post-modern leader.
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⚔️ Do you long to inspire your children with stories of heroes in history and with the greatest story ever told--the word of God? 🛠️ Do you want to equip your children for life in the world, so that they’ll have wisdom and understanding as they face the challenges in whatever work God calls them to? 👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Do you desire to live and learn together with your family, using good books and real-life experiences to build relationships that will last a lifetime? In this podcast, you’ll find real-l ...
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Books Are Great

Jeff Brandwein and Joe Arko

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Books Are Great is an audio show by Jeff Brandwein and Joe Arko. They sit down and discuss usually one book per episode, with the purpose of finding the valuable ideas inside. Joe and Jeff generally read nonfiction books about personal growth, goal setting, habit formation, psychology and many other practical topics. The conversations are unscripted.
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Enter a conversation where questions are more important than answers. Where curiosity and connection trump certainty and combat. Where history’s great thinkers provide a springboard for us to jump into big questions together. Enter Continuing the Conversation: our college’s antidote to the blustery world just beyond our library doors.
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The Great Christian Books Podcast

The Great Christian Books Podcast

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Richard Foster. Elisabeth Elliot. J. C. Ryle. Bonhoeffer. So many authors, so many books, so little time to read them all! Daniela and John read books and discuss them together, sharing highlights, takeaways, and personal convictions.
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Leadership Lessons From The Great Books #109 - To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee w/Tom Libby --- 00:00 Welcome and Introduction - To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee. 00:30 Leaders Know the Difference Between Positions and Principles. 02:00 To Kill a Mockingbird: The Book Versus the Movie. 12:00 Summary of To Kill a Mockingbird, Chapters 1-4. 17:…
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Dcn. Harrison Garlick and Adam Minihan discuss the FINAL book of the Iliad: Book 24 - Achilles and Priam. Check out our 65-page guide to the Iliad! I have put to my lips the hands of the man who killed my son. Priam to Achilles (24.591) 103. What happens in book twenty-four? The funeral games have ended, and Achilles, who still mourns for Patroclus…
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Hi Fellow Dads, At some point, we will all endure the loss of a loved one. How will our families make it through and maintain confidence in God and faith in His word? Here are some truths God has been teaching me to teach my family as we have been mourning the loss of a precious loved one. Leaning on Jesus, Nathan Scriptures James 4:14 Whereas ye k…
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Leaders, develop a moral conscience and then tell us what you’re going to do with it. --- Pick up your copy of 12 Rules for Leaders: The Foundation of Intentional Leadership NOW on AMAZON! Check out the 2022 Leadership Lessons From the Great Books podcast reading list! --- Subscribe to the Leadership Lessons From The Great Books Podcast: https://bi…
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Order of the Day (1944) by General Dwight D. Eisenhower, Supreme Allied Commander --- Pick up your copy of 12 Rules for Leaders: The Foundation of Intentional Leadership NOW on AMAZON! Check out the Leadership Lessons From the Great Books podcast reading list! Listen to our Veteran's Day Message here-->https://share.transistor.fm/s/00d87512 --- Che…
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Leadership Lessons From The Great Books - (Bonus) - A Conversation with Calen Bullard - TVC Healthcare Advocate --- 00:00 Welcome and Introduction - Calen Bullard - Texas Veterans Commission Healthcare Advocate for the Granbury VA OPC. 05:38 Insights from Calen Bullard's Personal Journey. 11:40 Calen Bullard's Military Journey. 19:27 Effective Lead…
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Leaders understand that the Bible describes the structure of reality itself. --- Pick up your copy of 12 Rules for Leaders: The Foundation of Intentional Leadership NOW on AMAZON! Check out the 2022 Leadership Lessons From the Great Books podcast reading list! --- Subscribe to the Leadership Lessons From The Great Books Podcast: https://bit.ly/LLFT…
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Dcn. Harrison Garlick and Adam Minihan discuss Book 23 of the Iliad: The Funeral Games. Check out this section of our guide to the Iliad! Sleeping, Achilles? You’ve forgotten me, my friend. You never neglected me in life, only now in death. Bury me, quickly—let me pass the Gates of Hades. Patroclus (23.81) 100. What happened in book twenty-three? N…
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Leadership Lessons From The Great Books #108 - Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston. --- 00:00 Welcome and Introduction - Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston. 02:00 Catching Up With Tom Libby. 05:29 Their Eyes Were Watching God - Chapters 1-4 Summary. 08:00 The Literary Life of Zora Neale Hurston. 13:08 The Impact of Di…
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Dcn. Harrison Garlick and Adam Minihan discuss Book 22 on the Death of Hector. “There are no binding oaths between men and lions—wolves and lambs can enjoy no meeting of the minds—they are all bent on hating each other to death.” Achilles (22.310). 97. What happens in book twenty-two? The Trojans scurry back into the city like “panicked fawns,” whi…
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Gettysburg Address by President Abraham Lincoln --- Pick up your copy of 12 Rules for Leaders: The Foundation of Intentional Leadership NOW on AMAZON! Check out the Leadership Lessons From the Great Books podcast reading list! Listen to our Veteran's Day Message here-->https://share.transistor.fm/s/00d87512 --- Check out HSCT Publishing at: https:/…
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Leadership Lessons From The Great Books #107 - Pale Horse, Pale Rider by Katherine Anne Porter --- 00:00 Welcome and Introduction Pale Horse, Pale Rider by Katherine Anne Porter. 01:00 Leaders, We are at the Start of a Reckoning. 03:00 Miranda and Death Riding in on a Pale Horse. 05:00 The Literary Life of Katherine Anne Porter. 12:00 Miranda, Adam…
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Leaders are readers. --- Pick up your copy of 12 Rules for Leaders: The Foundation of Intentional Leadership NOW on AMAZON! Check out the 2022 Leadership Lessons From the Great Books podcast reading list! --- Subscribe to the Leadership Lessons From The Great Books Podcast: https://bit.ly/LLFTGBSubscribe Check out HSCT Publishing at: https://www.hs…
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Dcn. Harrison Garlick and Adam Minihan discussed BOOK 21 of the Iliad: Achilles Fights the River. “Come friend, you too must die. Why moan about it so? […] Even for me, I tell you, death and strong force of fate are waiting.” Achilles (21.119). CHECK OUT OUR GUIDE TO THE ILIAD. 93. What happens in book twenty-one? The Trojans are in full retreat. A…
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If you've ever felt a pit in your stomach about sharing your faith, wondered about how to have fruitful gospel conversations, or even felt skeptical about the efficacy of evangelism, you're not alone. In this episode, we discuss Sent by Heather and Ashley Holleman. This book is chock full of incredibly practical and helpful tips for how to engage p…
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Dcn. Harrison Garlick interviews George of the Chivalry Guild on topics such as CS Lewis, virtue, magnanimity, meekness, and the importance of strength and prowess. Deacon and George will also discuss his new book - "Chivalry: An Ideal Whose Time Has Come Again" - and explore the concept of noblesse oblige. Thank you for checking out Ascend! We exi…
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Leadership Lessons From The Great Books #106 - Little Women by Louisa May Alcott. --- 00:00 Welcome and Introduction - Little Women by Louisa May Alcott. 05:00 Tom's Birthday and the Passing of a Few Summers. 08:25 Little Women and Bonding with irascible Aunt March. 12:44 Louisa May Alcott: Transcendentalism, poverty, and writing. 28:43 Surprised t…
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Leaders know that "no" is a sentence. --- Pick up your copy of 12 Rules for Leaders: The Foundation of Intentional Leadership NOW on AMAZON! Check out the 2022 Leadership Lessons From the Great Books podcast reading list! --- Subscribe to the Leadership Lessons From The Great Books Podcast: https://bit.ly/LLFTGBSubscribe Check out HSCT Publishing a…
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Dcn. Harrison Garlick and Adam Minihan discuss Book 20 of the Iliad: The Olympian Gods in Arms Summary of the narrative What is Aeneas special? Some details others often overlook Check out our GUIDE TO THE ILIAD. “Aeneas will rule the men of Troy in power—his son’s sons and the sons born in future years.” Poseidon (20.355). 90. What happens in book…
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Hey Fellow Dads, How should wise, godly men relate to their mothers, mothers-in-law, and grandmothers? How do we lead our children—especially our sons—to do so? In this episode we'll think about four scriptural guidelines, along with a handful of helpful books, to help us relate to these important women as God intends us to. —Nathan Quotes “When al…
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Leadership Lessons From The Great Books #105 - Seven Gothic Tales by Baroness Karen Blixen (Isak Dinesen). --- 00:00 Welcome and Introduction - Seven Gothic Tales by Baroness Karen Blixen 01:00 Karen Blixen, World Traveler, and Old Money Aristocratic Gatekeeper 03:00 Leaders Man the Gates of Culture 05:00 "The Deluge at Norderney" - Part One 08:00 …
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Leaders, man the gates. --- Pick up your copy of 12 Rules for Leaders: The Foundation of Intentional Leadership NOW on AMAZON! Check out the 2022 Leadership Lessons From the Great Books podcast reading list! --- Subscribe to the Leadership Lessons From The Great Books Podcast: https://bit.ly/LLFTGBSubscribe Check out HSCT Publishing at: https://www…
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Dcn. Harrison Garlick and Adam Minihan discuss Book 19 of the Iliad: The Champion Arms for Battle! Achilles prepares to enter the war! Summary of Book 19 How does Odysseus try to broker peace? What should we make of Briseis weeping over Patroclus? Who is Ate, the goddess of ruin? “You talk of food? I have no taste for food—what I really crave is sl…
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Hey Fellow Dads! Why should we bother with history? Isn’t it just facts about dates and dead people? Or is there some actual, as well as practical, value to learning the stories of the past? In this episode, I share five reasons we as dads should know history ourselves, and then pass it on to our children! —Nathan Why bother reading history? Becaus…
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Leadership Lessons From The Great Books - (Bonus) - A Conversation with Peter Ainley --- 00:00 Welcome and Introduction to Peter Ainley. 05:00 Peter Ainley - Background and Personal Story. 15:00 Left Brain versus Right Brain in Leadership. 20:38 "Features" versus "Bugs" in the Leadership Experience. 21:08 How Does a Leader 'Get Things Done?' 26:38 …
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Leaders, stop writing books to "win" the search game. --- Pick up your copy of 12 Rules for Leaders: The Foundation of Intentional Leadership NOW on AMAZON! Check out the 2022 Leadership Lessons From the Great Books podcast reading list! --- Subscribe to the Leadership Lessons From The Great Books Podcast: https://bit.ly/LLFTGBSubscribe Check out H…
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Dcn. Harrison Garlick and Adam Minihan discuss Book 18 of the Iliad: The Shield of Achilles. Arguably the MOST philosophically dense book in the entire Iliad. Summary of the Narrative What lesson does the "heart" of Achilles teach? How do we interpret the shield of Achilles? Check out our 115 QUESTION GUIDE to the Iliad. How should we interpret the…
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Intro Hey Dads, Nothing can replace your voice speaking truth and stability into your children’s hearts, and no one can replace you being present in their lives. But is there a way they can continue to hear your voice when you have to be away for a time? In this episode I discuss one way we can reach out to our children—even from afar—to influence …
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Leadership Lessons From The Great Books #104 - War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy (Part One) w/Tom Libby --- 00:00 Welcome and Introduction - War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy (Part One) w/Tom Libby. 02:20 War and Peace as a Complex, Hard to read, and THematically Drived Book for Leaders. 06:53 Anna Pavlovna's Soirre was in Full Swing... 11:58 Women Controlle…
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