Podcasts and Media Productions

The St. John’s College community of students, faculty, and staff work outside of the classroom on a number of media projects, some of which are featured below. For inquiries, please contact communications(at)sjc.edu.


“Books and A Balance: A Podcast on Liberal Education”

St. John’s College is dedicated to a strange idea—that education is for the sake of freedom. Our motto promises to “make free human beings out of children by means of books and a balance.” As the oldest Great Books school in the United States, we’ve been working at this for a while.

So, what is a liberal education? What is its future? And what do books—and conversations about them—have to do with freedom and the life of the mind? Through conversations with a range of guests, we explore the meaning of liberal education, its power in the lives of individuals, and the economic, political, and cultural pressures it faces.

Hosts: St. John’s College Tutors Brendan Boyle (Annapolis) & David McDonald (Santa Fe)
Producer and Editor: Brandon Wasicsko

We welcome your feedback and questions at booksandabalance(at)sjc.edu.

Listen with the embedded player at the links below, and wherever you tune into podcasts.

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“The College”

This entirely student-created podcast revolves around a quintessential Johnnie trait: dialogue. The College host Jordan West (A22) sits down (virtually) with fellow students, staff, and alumni to talk about how unique aspects of the interconnected academic and social experience at St. John’s are expressions of different elements of the Program.