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The VSI podcast season two: Homer, film music, consciousness, samurai, and more

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The Very Short Introductions Podcast offers a concise and original introduction to a selection of our VSI titles from the authors themselves. From Homer to film music, the Gothic to American business history, listen to season two of the podcast and see where your curiosity takes you!HomerIn this episode, Barbara Graziosi introduces Homer, whose mythological tales of war and homecoming, The Iliad and The Odyssey, are widely considered to be two of the most influential works in the history of western literature.Listen to “Homer” (episode 25) via Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or your favourite podcast app.CalvanismIn this episode, Jon Balserak introduces Calvinism, which has gone on to influence all aspects of contemporary thought, from theology to civil government, economics to the arts, and education to work.Listen to “Calvanism” (episode 26) via Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or your favourite podcast app.CanadaIn this episode, Donald Wright introduces Canada, a country of complexity and diversity, which isn’t one single nation but three: English Canada, Quebec, and First Nations.Listen to “Canada” (episode 27) via Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or your favourite podcast app.Film musicIn this episode, Kathryn Kalinak introduces film music, which began as an accompaniment to moving pictures and is now its own industry, providing a platform for expressing creative visions and a commercial vehicle for growing musical stars of all varieties.Listen to “Film music” (episode 28) via Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or your favourite podcast app.American immigrationIn this episode, David Gerber introduces immigration, one of the most contentious issues in the United States today which has shaped contemporary American life and fuels strong, divisive debate.Listen to “American immigration” (episode 29) via Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or your favourite podcast app.ConsciousnessIn this episode, Susan Blackmore introduces the last “great mystery for science”—consciousness and the questions it poses for. . .

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