I used to listen to many podcasts—homeschooling podcasts, history podcasts, writing podcasts, theology podcasts, sermons. But now, I only listen to two. There are a lot of reasons for that, but I’m not sorry: these two have compensated me handsomely for letting all the other podcast episodes pile up, ignored. And I think you’ll love them both. I’ll share one with you this week, and the other next week.
Perhaps you heard Adam Andrews, one of the BiblioFiles hosts, on Read-Aloud Revival long, long ago. Or perhaps you’re familiar with his family from their online homeschool community and resource, Center for Lit. Perhaps his name is new to you. No matter. He hosts BiblioFiles alongside his wife Missy and their adult kids, and listening to them discuss classic literature, and all the history and ideas associated with it, is delightful.
Though the topics vary and the format changes occasionally, BiblioFiles is a discussion podcast: that is, one that allows the listener to sit in on a discussion without feeling awkwardly silent, like she should contribute something but egad! The other speakers are so smart! This podcast is part seminar, part animated dinner discussion, part ever-lengthening book list, and I can’t get enough of it.
I mentioned that there were reasons I’ve lost the thread of nearly all the other podcasts I listen to, and there are several: our schedule has changed, my interests have changed, and so on. But the main reason is that this podcast has eclipsed all others: BiblioFiles is somehow an education, history, theology (and yes, even writing!) podcast in one. It might be—dare I say it?—the perfect podcast.
To Get You Started . . .
Here are a few of my favorite episodes:
“The First Thanksgiving“
“The High School Booklist Game“
The Lit, Period series
“On Censorship & Book Banning“
And if you’re already a fan, which episodes are your favorite?
A Center for Lit podcast