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The 7 Liberal Arts with Andrew Pudewa

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Andrew Pudewa, the founder of the Institute for Excellence in Writing, joins us to discuss the 7 liberal arts.

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About our drink:

Spey Trutina – A single malt scotch whisky. A well-balanced single malt from the SPEY range released in late 2016 (alongside their first peated whisky – Fumare) matured in bourbon casks. The name comes from a Latin way of expressing balance, and the whisky certainly falls in line with that idea. A release of 18,000 bottles.

About the gear:

A Latin Dictionary.

About our topic:

The 7 Liberal Arts. Liberal arts, college or university curriculum aimed at imparting general knowledge and developing general intellectual capacities in contrast to a professional, vocational, or technical curriculum. In the medieval European university the seven liberal arts were grammarrhetoric, and logic (the trivium) and geometryarithmeticmusic, and astronomy (the quadrivium). In modern colleges and universities, the liberal arts include the study of literature, languages, philosophyhistorymathematics, and science as the basis of a general, or liberal, education. Sometimes the liberal-arts curriculum is described as comprehending study of three main branches of knowledge: the humanities (literature, language, philosophy, the fine arts, and history), the physical and biological sciences and mathematics, and the social sciences.

About our guests:

Andrew Pudewa is the director of the Institute for Excellence in Writing and a father of seven. Traveling and speaking around the world, he addresses issues related to teaching, writing, thinking, spelling, and music with clarity, insight, practical experience, and humor. His seminars for parents, students, and teachers have helped transform many a reluctant writer and have equipped educators with powerful tools to dramatically improve students’ skills.

Although he is a graduate of the Talent Education Institute in Japan and holds a Certificate of Child Brain Development from the Institutes for the Achievement of Human Potential in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, his best endorsement is from a young Alaskan boy who called him “the funny man with the wonderful words.” He and his wonderful, heroic wife, Robin, have homeschooled their seven children and are now proud grandparents of eleven, making their home in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

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Drinking: Spey Trutina

Gear: Latin Dictionary

Discussing the 7 liberal arts.

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