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Hawthorne's The Christmas Banquet | The New Thinkery Ep. 75

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Release Date: 12/25/2021

Interview: Joshua Parens on Leo Strauss on Natural Law show art Interview: Joshua Parens on Leo Strauss on Natural Law

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This week, the guys attended a panel where they interviewed Joshua Parens on the peculiar nature of Strauss' views on natural law and the philosopher. The group analyzes Strauss' wisdom-filled writings.

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Winchester 73 | The New Thinkery Ep. 95 show art Winchester 73 | The New Thinkery Ep. 95

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This week, the guys take a break from philosophy to visit the Wild West as they analyze the film Winchester 73. Revolving around who gets to own a nearly perfect Winchester rifle, the guys look at the key lessons and plot points.

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The Noble Lie | The New Thinkery Ep. 94 show art The Noble Lie | The New Thinkery Ep. 94

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This week, the guys take a look at one of the most memorable concepts from Plato's Republic, that of the noble lie. They analyze the usefulness of noble lies, and whether it should affect the way we view Plato. Plus: your mailbag questions get answered!

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Interview: Steve Hayward on Weber's Politics as a Vocation show art Interview: Steve Hayward on Weber's Politics as a Vocation

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This week, the guys are joined by author, political commentator, and policy scholar Steven F. Hayward. The group take a look at the underlying themes of Max Weber's Politics as a Vocation, as well as some potential consequences of the line of logic used in the book. 

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Homer's Iliad, Books 1 and 2 | The New Thinkery Ep. 92 show art Homer's Iliad, Books 1 and 2 | The New Thinkery Ep. 92

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This week, the guys take a trip back to ancient Greece to discuss the first two books of Homer's Iliad. Plus: a cameo appearance from David's son!

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Interview: Dr. Catherine Zuckert on Augustine's Confessions | The New Thinkery Ep. 91 show art Interview: Dr. Catherine Zuckert on Augustine's Confessions | The New Thinkery Ep. 91

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With Easter around the corner, the guys are joined by Dr. Catherine Zuckert, the Reeves Dreux Professor of Political Science at Notre Dame, to take a look at the first Western Christian autobiography ever written: St. Augustine's Confessions. The cast discuss the timely themes and important underlying messages, as well as talk about Dr. Zuckert's educational biography.

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Interview: Dr. Lee Ward on Shakespeare's Love's Labour's Lost | The New Thinkery Ep. 90 show art Interview: Dr. Lee Ward on Shakespeare's Love's Labour's Lost | The New Thinkery Ep. 90

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This week, the guys continue their running series on Shakespeare. On the docket is one of Shakespeare's early comedies, Love's Labour's Lost. To help them with the analysis, Dr. Lee Ward, Professor of Political Science at Baylor University, joins the crew to shed light on the major themes and events of the play. Shoutout to ALI for sponsoring!

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Interview: Dr. David Lowenthal on Orwell's 1984 show art Interview: Dr. David Lowenthal on Orwell's 1984

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In this episode of TNT, the guys are joined by distinguished professor and student of Leo Strauss, David Lowenthal. Together, the group talk about Lowenthal's academic and military career, Orwell's 1984, and Dr. Lowenthal answers lightning questions. Plus: Dr. Lowenthal explains why he was a Marxist for a little while.

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Grab Bag | The New Thinkery Ep. 88 show art Grab Bag | The New Thinkery Ep. 88

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This week, the guys take a break from focusing on one text to host a more personal episode. Each co-host presents a question to the others for their thoughts, and then they answer your mailbag questions! If you like this episode format, let us know on Twitter and we'll make more like it.

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Interview: Professor James Carey on Indian Philosophy | The New Thinkery Ep. 87 show art Interview: Professor James Carey on Indian Philosophy | The New Thinkery Ep. 87

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In this week's episode, the guys are joined by Professor James Carey. The group wade outside of TNT's philosophic comfort zone by talking with Professor Carey about Indian philosophy. Specifically, they discuss whether Indian philosophy is monolithic, and, whether it is or not, what concepts grab the attention of Indian philosophy.

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The New Thinkery wishes you and yours a Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays! On this Christmas Day stocking stuffer, the guys delve into an unusual Christmas short story, Nathaniel Hawthorne's "The Christmas Banquet". The guys analyze the somber work's underlying philosophic meaning and its connections to the present.