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On every episode of Proverbial, teacher and author Joshua Gibbs (How to Be Unlucky: Reflections on the Pursuit of Virtue and Something They Will Not Forget: A Handbook for Classical Teachers) explores a single proverb, some old bit of wisdom, and tries to discern what it means for modern men.
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I Care for My Kids

I Care for My Kids

2020-01-1600:28:31

This week's proverb comes from Edmund Burke. It goes like this: "People will not look forward to posterity who never look backward to their ancestors." If you like this episode please be sure to rate or review wherever you get podcasts.
Dropping Eaves

Dropping Eaves

2020-01-0900:29:001

This week's proverb comes from Solomon: "Do not pay attention to every word people say or you may hear your servant cursing you, for you know in your heart that many times you yourself have cursed others." If you like this show, please be sure rate and review it wherever you get podcasts.
Stolen Moments

Stolen Moments

2019-12-2000:29:451

This week's proverb is from French playwright, Albert Guinon: "People who cannot bear to be alone are generally the worst company."
Today's proverb comes from Pericles. Here it is: "Wait for the wisest of counselors, time." Join Josh as he contemplates what this proverb means for modern men.
See the World

See the World

2019-12-0500:26:011

This week's proverb is commonly attributed to Saint Ambrose: "When in Rome, do as the Romans Do." Remember, if you like this podcast, it helps when you rate and review the show.
PB&J

PB&J

2019-11-2100:27:512

This week's proverb comes from, well, almost everyone. It's the saying, "life goes on." Join Joshua Gibbs as he contemplates what in the world this proverb means (and whether it's even a proverb at all) and what it has to say to modern man. If you like this show, remember to rate and review it wherever you listen to podcasts.
Why Fiction Works

Why Fiction Works

2019-11-1400:25:151

This week's proverb is a French proverb without any known attribution: "To understand all is to forgive all." Join Joshua Gibbs as he contemplates what this proverb has to say to modern men and women. If you like this podcast, be sure to rate and review it to help us spread the word.
The Sure Thing

The Sure Thing

2019-11-0800:25:37

This week's proverb comes from an unknown English source: "A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush." Remember: Subscribe, rate, review.
The Middle

The Middle

2019-10-3100:24:261

This week's proverb comes from Hesiod, in Works and Days: "Take your fill when the cask is first opened and when it is nearly spent but midways be sparing. It is poor saving when you come to lees."If you enjoy this show be sure to rate and review wherever you listen to podcasts.
Three Words

Three Words

2019-10-2400:27:231

This week's proverb comes from Petrarch: "To be able to say how much you love is to love but little." Join Joshua Gibbs as he contemplates the philosophical and practical implications of this proverb. Remember: subscribe, rate, review!
Kids These Days

Kids These Days

2019-10-1700:30:461

In this week's episode, Joshua Gibbs contemplates a proverb from Horace: "our fathers age was worse than ours grandfathers, we, worse than they, bring forth an offspring still more advanced than ourselves in evil."
Alone in My Principles

Alone in My Principles

2019-10-1000:26:07

Welcome back to Proverbial with Joshua Gibbs. In this episode, Joshua contemplates a proverb from Cicero, who said that he was " . . . never less idle than when wholly idle, never less alone than when wholly alone." Joshua contemplates the implications of this proverb for modern man. Remember: when you subscribe, rate, and review you help spread the word. If you like this show please hit that button in your app and let us know.
Welcome back to Proverbial with Joshua Gibbs. In this episode, Joshua contemplates a proverb from Jesus Christ who said that, "a Prophet is not without honor except within his own country." Joshua contemplates the context of this proverb and what it means for common contemporary people.
Welcome to the first episode of Proverbial with Joshua Gibbs. In episode one, Joshua contemplates a proverb from the Roman poet, Horace. He wrote, "You may drive out nature with a pitchfork but she keeps coming back." Josh explores the origin of this quote, why he has been living his life according to it, and what it means for normal, average people in this contemporary age.
Proverbial is a new podcast from the CiRCE Institute Podcast Network featuring Joshua Gibbs. Weekly, coming in October.
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