Episode 17 – Book Club: Fahrenheit 451

Clare and Hannah gush about Ray Bradbury’s “Fahrenheit 451,” its relevance today, and how important it is to pass on what we have learned to future generations.

“Pass on what you have learned. Strength. Mastery. But weakness, folly, failure also. Yes, failure most of all. The greatest teacher, failure is.” -Yoda

 

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Episode 5 – Beauty Will Save the World

This week we put on our philosopher hats and talk about aesthetics, or the study of beauty. We tackle baffling questions such as, “Why do art and beauty matter?” “When we ascribe value to a thing, do we in fact cheapen it?” and “Will Hannah be able to decipher the chicken scratch in the margins of her notes?” We also talk about zombies, but it makes sense for some reason.

 

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Episode 2 – The Idea of Autumn

In this episode we discuss “the idea of autumn,” as described by C.S. Lewis, the Danish idea of Hygge, or “coziness,” and the Japanese concept of wabi-sabi, the beauty to be found in impermanent things. We also geek out about Legend of the Five Rings, and Augustus Gloop gets an honorable mention for some reason.

 

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