#01: All About The Classical Homeschool Podcast

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Welcome to The Classical Homeschool Podcast. At the Classical Homeschool Podcast, our heart is to take on the work of wrestling through the, sometimes difficult and philosophical, ideas presented throughout the classical education movement and bring them down to earth, specifically and practically for the classical homeschooling mom.

In our first episode, we unpack and explain what this podcast is all about and what you can expect. We spend some time talking about what we mean by Christian classical and modern homeschool. In addition, you get a chance to meet our hosts Ashley Woleben and Jennifer Dow and hear the story of how this podcast became a reality

Ashley tells her story of how she went from Anthropology major and PhD candidate to classically homeschooling her kids. Jennifer shares her journey from career driven mom, to life altering house fire, to the start of her family’s classical homeschool.

Lastly, you get to hear the rundown of what we will be talking about on the podcast, where we get our inspiration, and what you can expect throughout the life of The Classical Homeschool Podcast. Enjoy the show!


“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 Mentioned in Today’s Episode

The CiRCE Institute: Definition’s Page

Classical Academic Press: What is Classical Education

Ashley Woleben’s Blog: Between the Linens

CiRCE Atrium

Sarah Mackenzie’s Blog: Amongst Lovely Things

Pam Barnhill’s blog: Ed Snapshots

Jennifer Dow’s Blog: Expanding Wisdom

The 5 Elements of Classical Homeschooling Course

Book: How to Speak, How to Listen by, Mortimer Adler

Mary Pride’s Complete Guide to Getting Started in Homeschooling by, Mary Pride

Classical Conversations Parent Practicums

CiRCE Apprenticeship

Free Online Books: Charlotte Mason 6 Volumes

Consider This: Charlotte Mason and the Classical Tradition by, Karen Glass

The Classical Homeschool Podcast Core Library


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Today’s Sponsor

This episode is sponsored by Expanding Wisdom and The 5 Elements of Classical Homeschooling Course. Have you heard about classical homeschooling and want to learn more? Or have you been homeschooling in a classical way but want to go deeper without feeling overwhelmed? What if all the questions we ask — or should be asking — about classical homeschooling could be summed up in five simple questions? And what if we knew exactly where to go to find those answers? Expanding Wisdom, a blog that helps homeschool moms with this very thing, has put together a free guide just for you. The Official Short & Sweet Guide to Classical Homeschooling also includes a Classical Curriculum year at a glance chart for 1st – 12th grades. Click here to download your free guide.




8 thoughts on “#01: All About The Classical Homeschool Podcast”

    1. There will be in the next day or two. It takes some time to be approved by Itunes and Stitcher. As soon as we get word, we will let you all know! Thank you for asking.

  1. Oh, ladies! This podcast. Yes! Having journeyed along a similar path as Jennifer and being somewhere between Charlotte Mason and Classical, I NEED this. Thank you for dedicating your time and resources to make it happen! Ashley mentioned her MBTI is INTJ, so I’m curious to know Jennifer’s.

    1. Valerie. That is wonderful to hear and we are so grateful this podcast is a blessing you. As to your question, Jennifer is an ENTP, but is right on the line between a T/F. 🙂

  2. Wonderful, thank you! I have desired to do the CiRCE apprenticeship and cannot but I’m definitely thinking this podcast will help fill the gap. Excited to be following a long with you both.

    1. Hi Danielle! This is Ashley, and I wanted to let you know that you are not alone. I would love to do the Circe Apprenticeship; however, in my season of life with small children and being a military family, I can’t do it right now. I would love to be in the gap with you!

  3. Hello. I’ve just listened to your first podcast and it is wonderful! Thank you, ladies! Ashley, what were you going to study for a PhD at the University of Arkansas? I just ask because I live next door to that university and I keep thinking about going back for further graduate education(on a part time basis for this homeschooling mama) but I have a hard time choosing which department. I was trained in the Liberal Arts at St. John’s College (where the program was highly influenced by Mortimer Adler), and trying to land on a specific discipline is difficult. Anyway, just curious. The question interests me because I haven’t yet met any other homeschool moms that are the intellectual type that truly love studying and learning just for the enjoyment of it. Your podcast is a breath of fresh air for me.

    1. Hello Jessica! I was accepted into the archaeology program once upon a time (a decade ago! Yikes!). Right now, I am pursuing a general humanities degree because I couldn’t decide on a PHD program. There are so many options to study! I am so glad you are here. Please keep in touch.


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