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The show that gets you thinking more deeply about the Great Ideas and more. With Terry Roberts, Jeremy Spielman, and Zach Pritz. The format of the show follows our title; we think aloud about a great idea, discuss one of three texts that center on that idea, and end the episode with an offer to act on the idea discussed. (The following links are to Spotify; alternately, you can listen on Apple Podcasts.)

Episode 5: The Idea of Nature as a Paideia Seminar
Episode text (click to download):
Photo by George Masa (1920s-1930s). A seminar plan is available in our Seminar Plan Collection.

Episode 4: The Idea of Love
Episode text (click to download):
"Meditation in Sunlight," a poem by May Sarton (1946). 

Episode 3, part 2: The Idea of Creativity as an Expression of Memory and Imagination

Episode 3, part 1: The Ideas of Memory and Imagination

Episode 2: The Idea of Happiness
Episode texts (click to download): 
Fern Hill, by Dylan Thomas

Episode 1: The Idea of Time
Episode texts (click to download): 
Albert Einstein Quote 
Time to Hear Ourselves Think, by Dick Allen 
A Timbered Choir, by Wendell Berry

Bonus Bites
Our Bonus Bites episodes are tailored to listeners who want to know more about using the principles of Paideia in seminars, in the classroom, or with project-based learning. These "bites" episodes take the most recently discussed idea and extend it within a Paideia Framework. 

Episode 3.5: (Bonus Bites with Terry) An Interview with Nikki Ellis on Creativity in the Classroom
Episode 2.5: (Bonus Bites with Zach) Happiness in the Paideia Classroom
Episode 1.5: (Bonus Bites with Jeremy) Time in the Paideia Seminar Cycle


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