The Principia by Isaac Newton

The Great Books | 15 December 2020 | 0h 33m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Rob Iliffe about Isaac Newton’s The Principia. Describes how the Principia transformed natural philosophy, introduced the concept of universal gravitation, put mathematics and measurement at the heart of science, and laid the foundations for classical physics.

History of the Peloponnesian War by Thucydides

The Great Books | 10 July 2018 | 0h 31m | Listen Later 
Interview with Andrew Latham of Macalester College about Thucydides’ History of the Peloponnesian War, a book with enduring insight on the human condition, especially with regard to politics and war.

Henry David Thoreau’s “Walden”

The Great Books | 1 May 2018 | 0h 29m | Listen Later 
Interview with Kelly Scott Franklin about Henry David Thoreau’s Walden, a reflection upon simple living in natural surroundings, which challenges us to evaluate our lives and what is most important.