Combat & Classics

Ep. 20: Interview with Douglas Lensing

July 10, 2018 56 minutes 24 seconds podcast Download (MP3)

Douglas Lensing joins the show to talk about his path from the Navy to St. John’s College and his paper “Passion and Mind: Homer’s Formula for Victory in the Iliad.” Doug joined the Navy on a Naval Special Warfare contract, but after failing to complete BUD/S went to Defense Language Institute, learned Farsi and worked at Fort Gordon, Georgia as a linguist. Doug will be starting his Ph.D. at Baylor University in Political Science in the fall of 2018.