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This edition: The Odyssey





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Episode Details

Odysseus must travel the known and unknown world before he can return home to his beloved island kingdom of Ithaka. What do his adventures and suffering mean? What does this ancient story say to readers today? In this episode, Odysseus’ story is given ancient and modern historical and philosophical context, and illustrated with centuries of art. Featured speakers include theater director Mary Zimmerman, actor-director Tim Blake-Nelson, and psychologist and author Jonathan Shay.

Guest List

Tim Blake-Nelson Actor-Director

Jonathan Shay Psychologist - Author

Mary Zimmerman Director

  • My Name Is Red
  • Monday, January 21 - 1:30pm
  • The Odyssey
  • Saturday, January 26 - 8:30pm
  • Sunday, January 27 - 7:00am
  • Monday, January 28 - 7:30am, 1:30pm
  • The Bacchae
  • Monday, January 28 - 8:00pm
  • Saturday, February 2 - 8:30pm
  • Sunday, February 3 - 7:00am
  • Monday, February 4 - 7:30am, 1:30pm
  • The Bhagavad Gita
  • Monday, February 4 - 8:00pm
  • Saturday, February 9 - 8:30pm
  • Sunday, February 10 - 7:00am
  • Monday, February 11 - 7:30am, 1:30pm
  • The Tale of Genji
  • Monday, February 11 - 8:00pm
  • Saturday, February 16 - 8:30pm
  • My Name Is Red
  • Monday, January 14 - 8:00pm
  • Saturday, January 19 - 8:30pm
  • Sunday, January 20 - 7:00am
  • The Epic of Gilgamesh
  • Monday, January 7 - 8:00pm
  • Saturday, January 12 - 8:30pm
  • Sunday, January 13 - 7:00am
  • Monday, January 14 - 7:30am, 1:30pm