Madeline Miller on Circe, Aeneas, Homer, and Virgil

Enchantments

An Interview with Madeline Miller

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The bestselling author of Circe and The Song of Achilles explains how she fell in love with Homer and the world created in the epics.

Why The Fight for Ideas Is Important

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Charles Krauthammer died last summer. We spoke for this week's podcast to his son Daniel about his final book, The Point of It All, and his lasting legacy.

Trial of the Century

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One hundred and twenty five years ago, the now-infamous Dreyfus Affair began in France. Maurice Samuels explains why it's still relevant.

Love Hate Relationship

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The Oscar-winning screenwriter (and novelist, critic, and classicist) Frederic Raphael talks about why Catullus is the poet to read if you crave difficulty.

Ivory Tower Blues

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A journalist fights a campaign to protect the most important freedom.

Elliot Ackerman on Waiting for Eden

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For this week's podcast, we spoke with the National Book Award finalist about his new novel, war, marriage, and everything in between.