Hillsdale College’s John J. Miller discusses classic works within the Western literary canon.
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girlinpearls
Sep 4
Rating:   6
Ah ah ah..., most mostly like, but but but...well, something like that.

Enjoyed most most most of the podcasts. But but but have have have been sadly turned off by Episode 97 King Lear. Delete the excessive alliteration and we’d have half the time.

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Mr Max Trix
Sep 3
Rating:   10
One of very favorite podcasts

In my top 10 favorite podcasts and always look forward to Tuesday publishing. Thank U very much for a smart show!!!

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Chase Bsnking App
Aug 18
Rating:   10
Best podcast

This is undoubtedly my favorite podcast. I love good books, was anEnglish major. Mr. Miller is very knowledgable and picks great guests to discuss many of the Great Books.

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kreuzsm
Jul 11
Rating:   10
Great for learning, bad for keeping up with your reading list

I was a late bloomer on reading a lot of literature, and the Great Books Podcast is excellent for revisiting the classics you forgot from high school/college or maybe never got to. Hillsdale faculty do make frequent appearances, and as an alumni it is SO fun to be able to catch up on some of their observations in the text. This podcast is bad for keeping up with your reading list - you will want to read them all.

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WoodMorger
Jul 10
Rating:   10
Canterbury Tales — Excellent!

In the process of reading Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales so great timing. The professor added a lot of information and context that I would not have gotten ... so thank you!

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Viajeros9
Jun 25
Rating:   10
Not too big. Not too small. JUST RIGHT!

Hat tip to National Review for their concise, pithy and to-the point podcasts on the Great Books. I always take away something new regarding each book-something that hadnt occurred to me at all-and inevitably wind up nodding my head, appreciatively. Great books, great lectures.Well done, National Review!

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MartySBrown
Jun 17
Rating:   10
What a reading list!`

Love this podcast - there are so many great books that I missed in my youth. The interview is always informative and I have a lot of reading in front of me now!

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Michael D. McAuley
Jun 11
Rating:   10
Always Interesting

This podcast has helped me find or rediscover so many good books. You’ll be rewarded with concise, interesting interviews with authors and John J. Miller’s straightforward questions. Certainly worth a try.

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Tracy Reule
Jun 5
Rating:   10
A plus!

Succinct, smart and short (most pods under 30 minutes)!

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Don in McKinney
May 30
Rating:   10
Best podcast on the web!!

Perfect length of 30 minutes hold your attention and is never too long for a commute or an exercise. Great questions from a prepared narrator talking with a person sincerely interested in the subject. Makes you want to pick up the book for the first time or for me often an old book friend made anew with a fresh perspective!!

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Medium splash
Apr 29
Rating:   10
Refreshing and interesting

In-depth discussions with academics or other experts of books whose titles (if not contents) are familiar because they are some of the mainstays of Western reading — from the classics to popular works. The conversations are thoughtful, on-topic, and delightfully free of the frantic scrabbling to be ”woke” that characterizes so many modern podcasts on cultural topics. From listening to these podcasts I’ve learned more about books I have already read and made notes about some to look for and a few I want to avoid!

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ChunkinCharlie
Apr 6
Rating:   10
My favorite podcast...

Clear, concise overviews of great books by experts in their fields...add Miller and his valuable insights and it’s an enjoyable listen every time. I have been introduced to some and had perspectives added to some familiar books. First rate!

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NHflatlander
Feb 13
Rating:   8
Great variety of books!

Every epiosde begins with "what makes this a great book?" The answers launch some interesting discussions. Sometimes an episode will nudge me to re-read an old favorite, while another will introduce me to something new.

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Steve Mess
Jan 16
Rating:   10
Familiarize yourself with great books - easy

John J Miller brings knowledgeable guests on the show and questions them as to why should this book be considered great. Fun and insightful - has led me to read (or reread) classics with new set of eyes.

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WoodMorger
Jan 12
Rating:   10
Great Books episodes ... are Great!

I try not to miss a single episode.

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rick_jr3
Jan 7
Rating:   10
Perfect Fit

Love the podcast! Gives great overviews of classics.

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LoisinKeizer
Oct 17 '18
Rating:   10
Love the variety and guests

I enjoy the broad swath of books Miller selects. It’s great to get an overview of unfamiliar works and perhaps be inspired to read them. It’s also satisfying to enjoy a favorite with another who clearly enjoyed it as much as I did. Outstanding podcast!

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Bill koeppe
Sep 18 '18
Rating:   10
Super

Great podcast. John nails it. I pass on some of these podcasts to our son who is an active duty Army Infantry Captain.

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GMac1776
Sep 5 '18
Rating:   10
Great show

Looking forward to each new episode.

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Rudy888888
Sep 4 '18
Rating:   2
Back Episodes

Can anyone explain how to get back and listen to Episode 32 Gallic Wars? I told my 13-year old son all about it but we can’t figure out how to listen to earlier episodes.

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