Under Ben Bulben by W.B. Yeats

I know I said I would get back to my spiritual rantings after some Whitman songs, yet the poetic interlude continues. Before I get back to my rogue wisdom, you have to swear you're ready to listen. Maybe you'll listen to somebody with some real clout, some real authority, such as Nobel prize winning poet… Continue reading Under Ben Bulben by W.B. Yeats

Song of Myself by Walt Whitman Sections 1-8

Hello friends, Let's take a Whitmanian interlude before season 2 of my spiritual rantings kicks off. I've been thinking about doing an all-Whitman podcast. Uncut Leaves of Grass. What do you think, dear listener? I started doing readings of Song of Myself because this is the way it sounded to me when I read it,… Continue reading Song of Myself by Walt Whitman Sections 1-8

Episode 9.75 – Interlude – Spirit Bits #1593 by Emily Dickinson

Poetic interlude within Episode 9, the recitation-interview with Soren Kierkegaard reading "The Expectancy of Faith." Although I can never orate this poem as beautifully as it is written, as perfectly as it is written, I give it a few solid tries, and create some little wind of my own, even if I'm unable to hit… Continue reading Episode 9.75 – Interlude – Spirit Bits #1593 by Emily Dickinson

Are you nobody too?

https://open.spotify.com/track/1YV7ZvuB3S84KwmT0erBOW?si=41146a888a0d4af6 "How dreary to be. . .somebody!" There are about a dozen poem readings in this album that are so beautiful I almost cry every time I listen to them, while a captivated smile rises and falls across my face. Just like reading Dickinson, but with a deeper echo, these recitations follow feelings so precise… Continue reading Are you nobody too?

Episode 9.6 – The Expectancy of Faith by Soren Kierkegaard – Part 3

Part 3 of my interview-recitation with Soren Kierkegaard begins at the central pivot point of the essay, the upbuilding discourse we've been following along with, "The Expectancy of Faith," published in 1843. The preamble has ended; now Kierkegaard begins to unfold the primary thesis, as clear as day. You could really start the essay here,… Continue reading Episode 9.6 – The Expectancy of Faith by Soren Kierkegaard – Part 3

Episode 9.3 – The Expectancy of Faith by Soren Kierkegaard – Part 2

Special guest Soren Kierkegaard continues reading "The Expectancy of Faith," an upbuilding discourse exploring the meaning of religious faith, the central subject of Kierkegaard's authorship. The text is from 1843, the very beginning of Kierkegaard's published works, a good starting point to encounter his thinking about faith. This starting point will lay the groundwork to… Continue reading Episode 9.3 – The Expectancy of Faith by Soren Kierkegaard – Part 2

Episode 9 – The Expectancy of Faith by Soren Kierkegaard – Part 1

Have you ever wanted to read the 19th century Danish philosopher Soren Kierkegaard, because of his reputation and respect among other philosophers? Wittgenstein, to quote one off the top of my head, called Kierkegaard "the most profound philosopher of the 19th century," and Heidegger claimed that Kierkegaard's religious speeches were as philosophically significant as his… Continue reading Episode 9 – The Expectancy of Faith by Soren Kierkegaard – Part 1

Episode 8 – An Address to the Listener-Seeker

Hello listener-seeker, This episode focuses on my aims for the podcast, as I reflect on a few turning points from my intellectual history that led me to hold the beliefs I do today. I discuss the anxiety of knowledge, the impossibility of God, and then tell a story about one of my best pithy sayings.… Continue reading Episode 8 – An Address to the Listener-Seeker