Jun 24, 2021
Scott and Karl finish their discussion of The Tower Treasure, the first volume in the Hardy Boys Mystery Stories.
The Hardy Boys books have never been out of print since first coming onto the scene in 1927, have been translated into 25 different languages, and continue to sell over a million copies annually.
Is there a...
Jun 17, 2021
Scott and Karl read the first volume in the Hardy Boys Mystery Stories, The Tower Treasure. While the book appears to be authored by Franklin W. Dixon, it was actually written for the Stratemeyer Syndicate by Leslie McFarlane in 1927.
There's a good chance many of our listeners grew up with Frank and Joe Hardy as...
Jun 10, 2021
Scott and Karl finish their discussion of Philip Rieff’s book The Triumph of the Therapeutic: Uses of Faith after Freud.
Thanks to Freud, idioms of therapy have successfully invaded the education and religious spheres.
Scott says, "If Freudianism is around us and some of his bedrock assumptions are that man is sick...
Jun 3, 2021
Scott and Karl begin discussing Philip Rieff's book The Triumph of the Therapeutic: Uses of Faith after Freud.
Published in 1966, the problems that Rieff saw with an increasingly irreligious view of society have only expanded with time.
Rieff asks, "The question is no longer as Dostoevsky put it: “Can civilized man...