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Podcast Profile: Sacred and Profane Love

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84 episodes
2019 to 2024
Median: 67 minutes
Collection: Philosophy


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Podcast by Sacred and Profane Love


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➤ Literary analysis • Philosophy • Theological discussions • Classic literature • Modern literature • Poetry • Ethical and moral exploration • Famous authors and poets • Intellectual discussions • Book reviews and critiques

Sacred and Profane Love is a podcast that delves into deep and thoughtful discussions on literature, philosophy, and theology. Hosted by Jennifer A. Frey, who is a professor of philosophy, the podcast invites philosophers, theologians, and literary critics to explore some of their favorite works of literature and the ways these works have influenced their thoughts on love, happiness, and the meaning of human life.

The episodes cover a diverse range of topics, frequently focusing on the interplay between the sacred and the profane. Discussions often revolve around classic literary works and their contemporary relevance. For instance, episodes explore the tragic thought of Seneca, the poetry of John Donne and Jonathan Swift, and the philosophical underpinnings in the works of authors like Cormac McCarthy and Thomas Mann. There are also discussions on literary giants such as James Baldwin, T.S. Eliot, and J.R.R. Tolkien, offering insights into their contributions to literature and their influence on modern thought.

Moreover, the podcast frequently features analysis of philosophical and theological themes within these works, such as the nature of sin, the quest for virtue, and the role of suffering. The episodes delve into the moral and ethical dilemmas presented in literary texts, examining how these narratives shape and reflect human experience and intellectual pursuits. Notable discussions include reflections on Ovid's "The Art of Love," Nabokov's "Pnin," and Dante's profound impact on modern literature.

Recurring themes include the exploration of virtue ethics, the transformative power of literature, and the ongoing relevance of classic poetry and prose. The podcast also touches on broader issues facing the humanities, such as their perceived crisis and their role in contemporary education. Through these discussions, Sacred and Profane Love aims to provoke thoughtful reflection on the complexities of the human experience as portrayed through literature and philosophy.


Episodes:
Episode Image Episode 71: Dana Gioia on the Tragic Thought of Seneca
2024-Jun-21
56 minutes
Episode Image Episode 70: The Poetry of John Donne w/ Lars Engle
2024-Jun-07
63 minutes
Episode Image Episode 69: Cormac McCarthy's "Blood Meridian" w/ Aaron Gwyn
2024-May-24
57 minutes
Episode Image Episode 68: The Poetry of Jonathan Swift with Steve Karian
2024-May-03
56 minutes
Episode Image Episode 67: Poetry, Art, and Truth with Carl Phillips
2024-Apr-12
44 minutes
Episode Image Episode 66: Ovid's "The Art of Love" with Julia Hejduk
2024-Mar-22
47 minutes
Episode Image Episode 65: Boris Dralyuk on Nabokov’s Pnin
2024-Mar-01
47 minutes
Episode Image Episode 64: Patrick Deneen on DeLillo's White Noise
2024-Feb-16
59 minutes
Episode Image The Podcast Returns!
2024-Feb-16
2 minutes
Episode Image Episode 29: Thomas Mann's Death in Venice with Agnes Mueller
2024-Feb-15
74 minutes
Episode Image Re-run: Episode 43 - The Closing of the American Mind with Brad Carson
2023-Sep-01
66 minutes
Episode Image Re-run: Episode 50 - "Are the Humanities in Crisis" with Zena Hitz and Chad Wellmon
2023-Aug-25
79 minutes
Episode Image Re-run: Episode 45 - Roosevelt Montás on Great Books and Intellectual Transformation
2023-Aug-18
75 minutes
Episode Image Re-run: Episode 41 - James Baldwin is bringing the fire with Dr. Cornel West
2023-Aug-11
67 minutes
Episode Image Re-run: Episode 1 - The Short Stories of Flannery O’Connor with Fr. Thomas Joseph White, O.P.
2023-Aug-04
52 minutes
Episode Image Re-run: Episode 55 - Christopher Snyder on Tolkien and Virtue Ethics
2023-Jul-28
69 minutes
Episode Image Re-run: Episode 56 - Dana Gioia on Charles Baudelaire's The Flowers of Evil
2023-Jul-21
72 minutes
Episode Image Re-run: Episode 48 - Crime And Punishment With Thomas Hibbs
2023-Jul-14
75 minutes
Episode Image Re-run: Episode 51 - A Canticle For Leibowitz With Christopher Frey
2023-Jul-08
96 minutes
Episode Image Sacred and Profane Love Summer Update
2023-Jul-07
1 minute
Episode Image Episode 63: St. Augustine's Confessions with Russell Hittinger, Part III
2023-Jun-14
73 minutes
Episode Image Episode 62: St. Augustine's Confessions with Russell Hittinger, Part II
2023-Apr-19
87 minutes
Episode Image Episode 61: St. Augustine's Confessions with Russell Hittinger, Part I
2023-Mar-17
100 minutes
Episode Image Episode 60: Randy Boyagoda on Original Prin and Dante's Indiana
2023-Feb-24
55 minutes
Episode Image Episode 59: TS Eliot with Anthony Domestico
2023-Jan-16
97 minutes
Episode Image Episode 58: Justin E.H. Smith on Edgar Allan Poe
2022-Dec-30
91 minutes
Episode Image Episode 57: JM Coetzee on Philosophy, Fiction, and the Academy
2022-Dec-16
84 minutes
Episode Image Episode 56: Dana Gioia on Charles Baudelaire's The Flowers of Evil
2022-Dec-02
72 minutes
Episode Image Episode 55: Christopher Snyder on Tolkien and Virtue Ethics
2022-Nov-01
69 minutes
Episode Image Episode 54: Karen Swallow Prior on The Scarlet Letter
2022-Oct-14
75 minutes
Episode Image Episode 53: Paul Mariani on Robert Lowell
2022-Sep-30
59 minutes
Episode Image Sacred and Profane Love Episode 52: The Hillbilly Thomists
2022-Sep-16
52 minutes
Episode Image Episode 51: A Canticle for Leibowitz with Christopher Frey
2022-Jul-11
96 minutes
Episode Image Episode 50: "Are the Humanities in Crisis" with Zena Hitz and Chad Wellmon​
2022-Jul-01
79 minutes
Episode Image Episode 49: Christopher Beha on Lucky Per
2022-May-20
101 minutes
Episode Image Episode 48: Crime and Punishment with Thomas Hibbs
2022-Apr-27
75 minutes
Episode Image Episode 47: Justin E.H. Smith on Suttree
2022-Mar-18
80 minutes
Episode Image Episode 46: Katy Carl
2022-Feb-04
63 minutes
Episode Image Episode 45: Roosevelt Montas on Great Books and Intellectual Transformation
2022-Jan-14
75 minutes
Episode Image Episode 44: The Tragic Abyss with Dr. Kevin Kambo
2021-Dec-31
85 minutes
Episode Image Episode 43: The Closing of the American Mind with Brad Carson
2021-Dec-07
66 minutes
Episode Image Episode 42: Graham Greene's The Heart of the Matter
2021-Nov-05
67 minutes
Episode Image Sacred and Profane Love Episode 41: James Baldwin is Bringing the Fire with Dr. Cornel West
2021-Oct-21
67 minutes
Episode Image Sacred and Profane Love Episode 40: The Tragic Vision of Eugene O'Neill
2021-Oct-05
89 minutes
Episode Image Sacred and Profane Love Episode 39: Gabriel Marcel's Thirst
2021-Sep-20
60 minutes
Episode Image Sacred and Profane Love Episode 38: The Poetry of Gerard Manley Hopkins
2021-Aug-29
55 minutes
Episode Image Bonus Episode: Matthew Mehan on Children's Literature
2021-Aug-16
40 minutes
Episode Image Sacred and Profane Love Episode 37: Boethius and John Kennedy Toole's A Confederacy of Dunces
2021-Aug-02
57 minutes
Episode Image Sacred and Profane Love Episode 36: The Realist Poetry of Czeslaw Milosz
2021-Jun-25
68 minutes
Episode Image Sacred and Profane Love Episode 35: Morten Hoi Jensen on Jens Peter Jacobsen
2021-Jun-01
82 minutes
Episode Image Sacred and Profane Love Episode 34: Dante's Paradiso
2021-May-17
102 minutes
Episode Image Sacred and Profane Love Episode 33: Dante's Purgatorio
2021-Apr-12
84 minutes
Episode Image Sacred and Profane Love Episode 32: The Therapeutic Fiction of David Foster Wallace
2021-Mar-16
83 minutes
Episode Image Sacred and Profane Love Episode 31: The Hellish Desires of Dante's Inferno
2021-Mar-01
93 minutes
Episode Image Sacred and Profane Love Episode 30: The Seducer, Self-Creation and The Aesthete
2021-Feb-09
85 minutes
Episode Image Sacred and Profane Love Episode 29: Thomas Mann's Death in Venice with Agnes Mueller
2020-Dec-31
74 minutes
Episode Image Sacred and Profane Love Episode 28: Agnes Callard on Antigone
2020-Dec-08
76 minutes
Episode Image Sacred and Profane Love Episode 27: Karen Swallow Prior on Reading Joseph Conrad Well
2020-Nov-20
62 minutes
Episode Image Sacred and Profane Love Episode 26: St. Augustine and the Index of Self-Destructive Acts
2020-Nov-05
62 minutes
Episode Image Sacred and Profane Love Episode 25: On Solitude with Rilke and Merton
2020-Oct-15
72 minutes
Episode Image Sacred and Profane Love Episode 24: On Reading The Plague in a Plague
2020-Jun-08
82 minutes
Episode Image Sacred and Profane Love Episode 23: Lost in Thought with Zena Hitz
2020-May-07
98 minutes
Episode Image Sacred and Profane Love Episode 22: Huxley on Love and Longing in the Dystopia
2020-Apr-20
102 minutes
Episode Image Sacred and Profane Love Episode 21: Joseph Conrad's Lord Jim
2020-Apr-04
79 minutes
Episode Image Sacred and Profane Love Episode 20: Scruton's Wagner: Sex, Death, and the Sacred
2020-Feb-27
70 minutes
Episode Image Sacred and Profane Love Episode 19: Love and Lust in Lolita
2020-Jan-17
73 minutes
Episode Image Sacred and Profane Love Episode 18: Carrying the Flame
2019-Nov-20
55 minutes
Episode Image Sacred and Profane Love Episode 17: The Death of a Whisky Priest
2019-Oct-10
54 minutes
Episode Image Sacred and Profane Love Episode 16: King Lear's Vision
2019-Sep-20
55 minutes
Episode Image Sacred and Profane Love Episode 15: Goethe's Faust
2019-May-24
60 minutes
Episode Image Sacred and Profane Episode 14: Walker Percy on Being Lost in the Cosmos
2019-May-17
55 minutes
Episode Image Sacred and Profane Love Episode 1: Flannery O'Connor on Redemptive Love
2019-Apr-22
52 minutes
Episode Image Sacred and Profane Love Episode 2: Doestoevsky and Transfiguring Love
2019-Apr-22
47 minutes
Episode Image Sacred and Profane Love Episode 3: Walt Whitman on Civic Hope
2019-Apr-22
44 minutes
Episode Image Sacred and Profane Love Episode 4: Madame Bovary
2019-Apr-22
55 minutes
Episode Image Sacred and Profane Love Episode 5: Brewer on the Symposium
2019-Apr-22
42 minutes
Episode Image Sacred and Profane Love Episode 13: Jane Austen on the Virtues of Social Life
2019-Apr-22
50 minutes
Episode Image Sacred and Profane Love Episode 12: Meaning, Murder, and Divine Madness
2019-Apr-22
49 minutes
Episode Image Sacred and Profane Love Episode 11: The Contemplative Realism of Marilynne Robinson
2019-Apr-22
52 minutes
Episode Image Sacred and Profane Love Episode 10: A Twitch Upon The Thread
2019-Apr-22
53 minutes
Episode Image Sacred and Profane Love, Episode 9: Podcast Revelations Of Love In John
2019-Apr-21
56 minutes
Episode Image Sacred and Profane Love Episode 8: “Sophocles and Tragic Love"
2019-Apr-21
45 minutes
Episode Image Sacred and Profane Love Episode 7: “Boasts of Love in Troilus and Criseyde”
2019-Apr-21
57 minutes
Episode Image Sacred and Profane Love Episode 6: Elena Ferrante on Friendship and the Intellectual Life
2019-Apr-21
53 minutes