Thu, 20 March 2014
Victor Davis Hanson, author of a number of books on military and more specifically ancient Greek military history as well as farming from the agrarian hoplite perspective, joins us for this episode of the Paleo Treats podcast.
Having been inspired to grow grapes from The Land Was Everything: Letters from an American Farmer to learn Attic Greek after reading Who Killed Homer: The Demise of Classical Education and the Recovery of Greek Wisdom, and think just a bit more about military history when exposed to the ideas in The Savior Generals: How Five Great Commanders Saved Wars That Were Lost - From Ancient Greece to Iraq by this guy, it was an honor to have him on the show.
We cover everything from farming to soldiering to the Anabasis, public education, the delta smelt and whether or not the unemployed should be allowed to log downed timber. If you'd like to read more of his work or just learn what makes him tick, check out Victor Davis Hanson here.
Sun, 9 March 2014
This time around we turn from mountains and physical adventure to speak with one of San Diego's finest minds, Lambert Ninteman III.
Lambert isn't just another pretty face, this guy can speak fluent Chinese and French, can reel off the dates of damn near every important event in human history prior to 1980, is a tea master, and in his spare time is getting his MBA and acting as the captain of the SDSU X Prize team going after Qualcomm's Tricorder X prize. This is a competition among the finest minds of our day to develop an iPhone sized device that will tell you anything you want to know about your physical systems from heart rate to cancerous growth detection just by waving it in front of your chest. Or something like that.
Lambert is much more than a brilliant mind, he speaks with feeling on the need for a common set of ethics outside of faith, on how he went from boy to man, and what it means to be a childhood cancer survivor.