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Feb 24, 2022

Scott and Karl finish their discussion of Walker Percy's 1983 book Lost in the Cosmos: The Last Self-Help Book. 

Percy's contribution to the self-help book craze deals with the Western mind's tendency toward heavy abstraction. With that, he invites readers to think about how we communicate with our world.

The duo dives...

Feb 17, 2022

This week, Scott and Karl pick up another book by a recurring guest on the show, Walker Percy. Lost in the Cosmos: The Last Self-Help Book is more of a mock self-help book, designed not to help but to provoke. 

Part satire part deadly serious, Percy's goal is to explore ideas of the self and expose the social ills which...

Feb 3, 2022

Scott and Karl finish discussing the Rule of Saint Benedict, written over 1,500 years ago.

Benedict's careful and comprehensive Rules outline a monastic day of work, prayer, and contemplation.  Karl says, "If you're going to do work and prayer, which is the Benedictine motto, this is a really great way to keep people...