Brian interviews Daniel Elkins, founder and director of the Veterans Education Project, which works to address issues faced by veterans in higher education. You can find more information on the Project’s website. And tune in to the Project’s podcast “Coffee with Congress” here, where it shares conversations with members of Congress about everything but politics.
We’re joined today by actor Matt Eitzen who is also a Shakespeare and Roman history aficionado. You can catch Matt in upcoming productions at The Guinea Pig Theater in Dallas, Texas through this link: https://www.facebook.com/theguineapigdallas/
You can rent Brian’s favorite interpretation, “Caesar Must Die” on YouTube here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EVY_edU8vZA
Brian is joined by guest George Eckerle, St. John’s grad and co-founder (with Brian) of the Plato Project, a series of online seminars for discussion of Plato’s complete works. In this episode they discuss one of William Shakespeare’s most well-known tragedies, King Lear.
Referenced Links: Peter Burke version of King Lear – https://youtu.be/0DWCn6H_KZM
Ismail Kadare “Essays on World Literature” – https://www.amazon.com/Essays-World-Literature-Aeschylus-Shakespeare/dp/1632061740
How does speech move the human soul? How can a leader use speech inspire others to action? Lise, Jeff, and Brian tackle those questions in their discussion of Ralph Waldo Emerson’s address to the graduating class of Harvard’s divinity school in 1838.