The Western Canon is a monthly podcast dedicated to examining the timeless stories, ideas, and thinkers of the Western literary tradition. Working chronologically through "the great conversation of history," each episode focuses on a distinct canonical work, set of works, or intellectual period. Featuring lively summary, literary analysis, philosophical discussion, and guest commentary, the show also tackles social and political issues related to Western civilization, the modern university, free speech, well-being, and much more. Educate your mind and feed your soul by tuning in with Jordan Alexander Hill, Gina Santiago, and special guests on the 1st of every month!
Cast & Crew
Jordan Alexander Hill
Jordan Alexander Hill has a B.A. in Philosophy and also one in English Literature. Since earning his Master's in Education, he has worked full time as a high school English and Philosophy teacher. He currently teaches in Massachusetts, where he lives with his wife and two cats. Jordan's scholarly interests include British Romanticism, Victorian Literature, 19th century American Literature, Science Fiction, Ethics, History of Philosophy, German Idealism, and Existentialism. He has written pieces for Heterodox Academy and Minding the Campus.
Gina is a native Philadelphian who is currently based in upstate NY. She is pursuing a PhD in Philosophy at Binghamton University. As daunting of a pursuit that is, she manages to avoid being completely engrossed by academic research by diverting her energies into sundry interests, such as avidly consuming media (podcasts, television shows, and music), following libertarian politics, abiding by an erratic work-out routine, non-academic writing, learning languages, Judaism, and day-dreaming about mastering the heavy metal guitar.