#20: Saving the Appearances: An Interview with Matt Bianco

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Matt Bianco is the director of The Lost Tools of Writing for the CiRCE Institute, where he also serves as a mentor in the CiRCE apprenticeship program. A homeschooling father of three, he graduated his oldest two sons, the eldest of which is attending St. John’s College in Annapolis, MD. His second child is attending Belmont Abbey College in Charlotte, NC, and his youngest (and only daughter) is a high school junior. He is married to his altogether lovely, high school sweetheart, Patty. He is the author of Letters to My Sons: A Humane Vision for Human Relationships.  On July 11th, Matt Bianco is presenting a online seminar on Beauty and the Beast for CiRCE Institute. In the seminar, different versions of the tale will be examined as well as how to ask your students the important questions.

“Now may the God of peace himself sanctify you completely, and may your whole spirit and soul and body be kept blameless at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.” 1 Thessalonians 5:23 ESV


Resources in this Episode

Book: The Liberal Arts Tradition by Kevin Clark and Ravi Scott Jain

Book: Norms and Nobility by David Hicks

Book: Saving the Appearances: A Study in Idolatry by Owen Barfield

Visual Resource: Referenced Diagram (a simplified version)

Visual Resource: Referenced Diagram (a more in-depth version)

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5 thoughts on “#20: Saving the Appearances: An Interview with Matt Bianco”

  1. I need to listen to this again with a pen in hand. I am so excited about the conversation 🤗. Thank you

    1. I am so glad that it hasn’t been too painful listening to non-math minded ladies! LOL I think Larry was my favorite character on Numb3rs especially paired with Megan.

  2. I just want to thank you two wonderful ladies, once again, for the opportunity to join you. You were wonderful hosts and I appreciated the great questions and the great conversations. Thank you so much! I hope the episode will be a blessing to others.

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