Category: Podcasts

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Latin, Episode 3

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In this episode of our regular series, Latin, Dr. Fleming reviews the Lord’s Prayer, the Our Father, in Latin and examines more deeply some of its sentences by looking at how they are rendered in Latin (and originally, in Greek). He then goes on to discuss the second declension, the genitive case, and begins to look at the subjunctive. He ends the episode on a fruitful tangent by exploring true and false “restoration” when it comes to languages…and art. Original Air Date: April 6, 2016 Show Run Time: 1 hour 17 minutes Show Guest(s): Dr. Thomas Fleming Show Host(s): Stephen...

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Foreign Affairs, Episode 2

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In this episode of our occasional series, Foreign Affairs, Drs. Trifkovic and Fleming discuss the recent rulings regarding “war crimes” and “genocide” as applied to Radovan Karadzic and Vojislav Seselj. What is the significance of these verdicts both regionally and for greater Europe? We apologize for some cuts in Dr. Fleming’s audio which could not be repaired and for the occasional phone ring in the background. Dr. Trifkovic is in high demand!​ Original Air Date: April 5, 2016 Show Run Time: 52 minutes Show Guest(s): Dr. Srdja Trifkovic, Dr. Thomas Fleming Show Host(s): Stephen Heiner   The Fleming Foundation Presents Foreign...

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From Under the Rubble, Episode 2: 2016 Presidential Campaigns

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The 2016 Presidential campaigns have proved to be unusually entertaining, but the emergence of Donald Trump as front-runner represents the first serious challenge in decades to the hegemony of the Democrat-Republican party state. Original Air Date: March 28, 2016 Show Run Time: 1 hour 5 minutes Show Guest(s): Dr. Thomas Fleming Show Host(s): James Easton   From Under the Rubble℗ is a Production of the Fleming Foundation. Copyright 2016. All Rights are Reserved.

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Christianity and Classical Culture, Episode 3: Is Christianity Simply One of The “Great Monotheistic Religions”?

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What do we mean when we say “the great monotheistic religions”? Can we even grant the premise of the question? How can we reconcile admiration for classical culture, which was polytheistic, with the practice of Christianity, which is monotheistic? How did the early Christian fathers, including St. Augustine and Tertullian, examine this tension between Athens and Jerusalem? Can we argue that the timing of the Incarnation allowed for the Church to derive maximum benefit from Roman law and government and Greek philosophy? Dr. Thomas Fleming and host Stephen Heiner examine these and many other questions on this month’s episode. Original...

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The Best Revenge, Episode 2: Rome

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In this episode host Stephen Heiner and guest Dr. Thomas Fleming discuss the Eternal City: Rome. Topics covered include: What makes it “eternal”? What happened to Rome and the papal states during the so-called “unification” of Italy? Why is the Victor Emmanuel monument an eyesore? Piazza Navona: what you should know The beauty of the Baths of Caracalla and the Colosseum Some important tips for the visitor, including importantly, how to spot the best gelato and what kind of wine you might ask for The legendary museum endurance of Gail Fleming Why Rick Steves should be avoided Original Air Date:...

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Latin, Episode 2

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On this episode Dr Fleming starts with an excerpt from the Gospel of St. Matthew. He uses the passage as a teaching device to look at endings of words. This discussion segues into nouns and verbs, declensions and conjugations, and hints and tips for learning and studying. We also address some listener feedback from Episode Zero, before finishing with our “Latin Word of the Month” in which Dr. Fleming discusses English words and their Latin ancestors. The text of the second passage that Stephen reads is: “In diebus autem illis venit Johannes Baptista praedicans in desert Iudaeae et dickens penitential...

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Christianity and Classical Culture, Episode 2: Immigration

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What is the Christian Tradition regarding immigration? How is that tradition related to the way the ancients saw this issue? What’s a responsible and realistic way to examine this important issue in today’s postmodern soup? Dr. Fleming takes on this timeless issue which is on the minds of many, not just in America, but in Europe as well. Original Air Date: January 12, 2016 Show Run Time: 47 minutes Show Guest(s): Dr. Thomas Fleming Show Host(s): Stephen Heiner Transcript available now for Charter Subscribers and a la carte purchase. Christianity and Classical Culture℗ is a Production of the Fleming Foundation....

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Foreign Affairs, Episode 1: Russia, Turkey, and Trump

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In this first episode of Foreign Affairs, Dr. Srdja Trifkovic and Dr. Tom Fleming discuss the downing of Russian jets by the Turkish military. Was the US involved? What does this mean for Erdogan? for Putin? They also discuss what the UK’s contribution will be now that they have joined the “coalition.” In the second part of the episode Dr. Trifkovic says that Donald Trump is saying the “unsayable” and while not having a true grasp of the issues, is expressing a visceral reaction that is causing people to look seriously at the idea of immigration – either via economic...

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Latin, Episode 1: Initium

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In this first episode of our podcast, Dr Fleming spends some time breaking down the first few verses of Chapter 1 from St. John’s Gospel. By diving directly into the text, Dr Fleming absorbs the reader right into the study of Latin, using anecdotes and gentle encouragement in his inimitable style. There is a “gentle” version of Dr. Fleming! Take a listen. Original Air Date: December 9, 2015 Show Run Time: 49 minutes Show Guest(s): Dr. Thomas Fleming Show Host(s): Stephen Heiner   The Fleming Foundation Presents Latin℗ is a Production of the Fleming Foundation. Copyright 2015. All Rights are...

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Boethius Book Club, Episode 1: Telemachus

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The first four books of the Odyssey can be read as the tale of Odysseus’ troubled son, Telemachus, a young man brought up without a father and treated with contempt by his mother’s suitors. In his travels in search of information about his father, Telemachus learns how to be a man. Dr. Fleming’s introductory comments and the group discussion make an insightful and entertaining introduction to this early masterpiece of Western literature. Recorded: August 13, 2015 Original Air Date: December 7, 2015 Show Run Time: 1 hour 20 minutes Show Guest(s): Dr. Thomas Fleming Show Host(s): James Easton   Boethius...