This edition: The Odyssey
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.