The Great Myths #1: Gilgamesh Begins

An episode from 12/19/20: In the very first episode of The Great Myths, I set out the goals of the series, talk about my introduction to mythology, and read from the first story, from Mesopotamian Epic of Gilgamesh. The prototypical Wild Man Out of Nature, Enkidu, is created for the express purpose of reigning in the…

Loneliness

An episode from 9/27/21: In what may be my favorite episode, I talk about loneliness: is it really so bad, and is easy sociability really so much better? I also look at where my own experience of loneliness began, as a four year-old who suddenly found himself with hearing problems. For the next eight years…

William Wordsworth: The Immortality Ode & Three other Poems

An episode from 11/4/2021: A reading of four poems by William Wordsworth: I read these here tonight to celebrate the release of a Selected Poems of William Wordsworth that I put together, and was just published. Other small books of poems (Whitman, Tennyson, and Frost) in the same series can be found here. If you’d…