Reviews
What's going on with the boys? It's been almost a month since AJ's last podcast. I went to their website to see if there was any explanation and found nothing. Hope everything is ok.Read full review »
Bombastic Bushkin via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 06/05/20
Love this podcast, whether it's the normal routine or the new quarantine stories! I originally typed in Classical onto the podcast search engine to find something to put me to sleep, and was happily awake listening to these guys. Now it's part of my routine before bed to listen to...Read full review »
PhotographerAmy via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 05/20/20
Hi A.J., thanks so much for recording the Decameron series. I’m actually in Milan during the lockdown, and as someone who speaks minimal Italian and stuck in Italy, having the stories read in English by you(not that easy to come across a voice as pleasing to the ears as yours) is truly a treat!...Read full review »
Xueqiao Li via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 05/03/20
Had a bad dream last night- it was a nightmere. Awesome dudes. Awesome podcast. Keep it up! Edit: If I hear Thomas finish one of his devil's advocate counters with "eyedoeno" one more time, I'm going to lose my mind.Read full review »
TLedgend via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 04/25/20
Quarantine has been rough so thank you A.J. For taking time to do this through quarantine! It’s super fun to listen to while doing Latin! (Or anything)
Why minecraft why via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 04/17/20
I’ve listened to every episode of this podcast, and Thomas, Graham, and AJ make learning feel like a good conversation with friends. Their episodes on Paradise Lost, art, and Plato’s Republic are especially interesting. It was only this week that I realized that their love of all things classical...Read full review »
DeckledwithDust via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 03/10/20
You guys are wonderful. Insightful, humane approach to knowledge. And you are nice guys. I just found you.
linbq1992 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 02/28/20
As someone interested in philosophy, classics, and so on, but doesn’t always have the time to read and learn, this podcast is a gift! The boys are also a heap of fun to listen to. Can’t recommend enough. Sending love from New Zealand 💕
theflameprince via Apple Podcasts · New Zealand · 02/08/20
Interesting topics;well-researched but three people talking make the episodes hard to follow.
Vx2401 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 01/22/20
The substance is great, but the fillers are distracting. Too many uh, um, ah, and uh, etc.
Aaah22 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 12/28/19
I use to love English and History back in high school but I don’t get many lessons on classical literature and philosophy anymore, as a psyc major. Finding this podcast, that is full of clever and silly remarks about old stuff renewed my interest in the subject. Now I listen to them religiously...Read full review »
PROM15E&BEL13VE via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 11/26/19
I feel like I’ve found a secret club and am listening to a conversation between friends talking about classical stuff and anything else that pops up along the way. It’s funny and edifying at the same time. Makes me want to interject with a: “that’s what I was going to say!”
pickwickpoet via Apple Podcasts · Norway · 11/25/19
I look forward to this podcast every week and if you ever nail down a smooth introduction I think the podcast will be lacking. I share your sense of humor and I laugh far more than I thought possible while listening to a podcast about classical stuff. Your students are lucky to learn from you! I...Read full review »
mollybee the scrivener via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 11/22/19
This is the podcast that moves to the front of the queue on my iPod. It's hard to find people here who want to talk about classic literature or ideas, as opposed to recent best-sellers about female protagonists overcoming difficulties, so I really look forward to your podcast. (The Great...Read full review »
Evelyn L from NJ via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 11/06/19
These guys are the best. One of them teaches my English class this year and one will teach it next year; the third man is the best head of student life ever. Their podcasts present heavy and confusing books in entertaining and witty ways, allowing everyone from professor to middle schooler to...Read full review »
WalkingTheRoad via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 11/01/19
Hey guys! Love the show. My wife and I listen regularly. We’re definitely aspiring classical educators. I would love to hear an episode over the Nag Hammadi texts and the “Secret Gospels.” Not sure if this is outside your wheelhouses, but it’s definitely interesting.
b beck via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 10/24/19
Donaldson taught me investing, I sat in on Hanenburgs English class freshman year a lot, and Bees was always in the hallway. These guys are the BEST.
littlelansing via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 10/01/19
This is my first episode since I have a test over the Epic of Gilgamesh today. I also have these teachers for school and to say the least, they are amazing. I’ll definitely be listening to more episodes as it’s my 2 favorite teachers(I don’t have Mr. Donaldson until next year) are on here and are...Read full review »
bnc05 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 09/18/19
is it bad to procrastinate my homework if i’m listening to this. asking for a friend. see you tomorrow. also- since i’m leaving a five star review does that cancel out all of my marks
olibiabader via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 09/18/19
I have listen to all 100 episodes- some of them more than once to glean all the important classical tidbits. It’s given me an even greater love and appreciation for some of my favorite writers CS Lewis, Dorothy Sayers, and introduced me to new ones whose books I went out and got like Boetheus...Read full review »
DraveInn via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 08/21/19
I wish I'd had teachers like these guys in school. Funny, engaging, and the opposite of didactic. And I love the rapport between them. Such a great show.Read full review »
the life story coach via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 08/02/19
Thanks you for this podcast! you have helped me full my time with wisdom from some great minds and a touch of humor. From all the way In New Zealand, Tena Korua! Nga Mihi and Kia Kaha . I'm a Student Teacher in Aoteroa (Land of the long white cloud). I get so much out of your podcast, keep...Read full review »
Conor-Usa-today via Apple Podcasts · Italy · 07/28/19
They are “funny” awkward not “funny” haha but their enthusiasm for the subject matter is undeniable.
Urban_Mikki via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 06/29/19
You learn stuff and laugh at the same time. What's not to love?Read full review »
venetian21 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 06/24/19
Hanenburg, Magbee and Donaldson are the "cool" teachers you remember who present the unsanctioned lessons about the classical world. You'll be standing on your desk and saluting this insightful, sometimes sophomoric and often irreverant roundtable discussion.Read full review »
SweetWilliam63 via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 06/16/19
If I could invite these guys to dinner once a week I would because our family would be so enriched by their easy teaching style and jolly conversation. (They also have very cute laughs) Anyway, I highly recommend this podcast for an introduction to the classics.
Jojable via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 05/08/19
I tried reading some of the material they discuss on my own, and had a difficult time with it. The hosts’ easy rapport with each other, their sense of humor, and ability to explain the material in an easy to understand but not condescending way, gave me a much better appreciation for the...Read full review »
DanKCPA via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 05/04/19
If you like the title of Episode 81, “Chaw, Sir,” you will like all the episodes in this podcast! This podcast is for anyone who read his or her humanities class assignments religiously but bought the Cliff Notes anyway (just for fun). I know you are out there!
Lucy Mcgillacuddy via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 05/03/19
This podcast will settle into your life like a faithful companion. The hosts are a joy, challenging and inspiring you without sacrificing the refreshing air of humor and light-heartedness. The format and segments seem natural and never forced, familiar yet never stale. Listen to it to become a...Read full review »
Austen B. via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 04/10/19
As someone that was NOT classically educated I’m finding every episode to be new and thrilling. I’m learning SO much. Highly recommend.
Clarinetlaj via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 02/19/19
I think it was Aristotle that said the greatest please the human mind can experience is intellect. Or something close to that. This podcast is the most enjoyable podcast and I know find it difficult to even go back to the podcasts i have listened to for years.
Grimstod via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 01/15/19
Lately it's been a real struggle to find anything smart and interesting to listen too. It feels like the Politicalization of Everything has ruined good podcasting. I don't remember how I stumbled across this one, but I'm glad I did! This one, and STEM Talk, are saving podcast...Read full review »
AplGrl via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 01/04/19
Seriously, this is my favorite! These guys are funny and make learning the classics totally accessible. Subjects and books that have intimidated me, or that I’ve slogged through with little understanding or appreciation are now richer and make more sense. I’m looking forward to reading Paradise...Read full review »
Spokane Elle via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 01/02/19
These guys are teachers at my school, and I must say that without them my passion for the classical wouldn’t exist. These men are intelligent and relatable, and they genuinely care for their students. I couldn’t wish for better teachers. Their personalities alone make the classroom more interesting.
Hudsøn Strøck via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 12/18/18
This podcast makes me feel as if I am legitimately gaining a better understanding of the topics presented. The enthusiasm of the speakers is refreshing, and surprising. I never thought I’d find books by a bunch of old dead people to be so intriguing. Also, despite all three speakers being...Read full review »
dabrews via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 11/27/18
Their students might be in shock, but they make learning fun! It's foundational discussion with a light twist.Read full review »
philsoc via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 10/04/18
Three thinkers who have the youthful enthusiasm, intellect, and vocabulary to have an engaging discussion of the life of the mind. This combined with the free time that their bachelorhood presumably affords has produced this delightful podcast that I enthusiastically endorse.
N E Oz via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 08/27/18
Great topical "primers" on things classical. If you have ever wondered what all the attraction to classical education is, or what defines classical, or seek a deeper appreciation of it, this is a great source of info.Read full review »
HospitalGuy via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 08/18/18
I teach 9th grade English at another classical Christian school, and I find this podcast useful and entertaining. Plus, the 90s pop culture references (Dashboard Confessional) make me laugh out loud regularly. Makes me feel like I’m sitting around listening to my friends from college banter. My...Read full review »
04aggie via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 08/11/18
I honestly laugh out loud at every episode. The hosts are funny but also explain things really well and I learn a lot! My only complaint is that for some reason I can’t listen to the Shakespeare episode :( it won’t download and won’t play....
astropolitan via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 07/31/18
There’s a real art to making “old stuff” come alive for modern audiences, and these guys have the knack. They combine lots of thoughtful academic tidbits mixed up in a stew of hilarity. This is the podcast I’ve been searching for! I’m so glad I stumbled upon it.
Texas_Meg via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 07/04/18
Stumbled upon this podcast and am burning through them all. Love you guys! Classical guys telling history the way it should be told!
Rh6519 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 07/03/18
I just found your podcast, and have been burning through your episodes. I LOVED the History of the British People episode, and hope you continue with that topic again soon.
Ebuni via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 05/23/18
When are you guys coming to NYC?
GeorgeCarlos via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 05/22/18
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