Podcast

Meet Your Hosts, Courtney & Paul

Welcome to The Eudo Podcast! Join Courtney McLean and Paul Gould as they discuss human flourishing in a disenchanted world. Combining insightful analysis of theology, philosophy, and culture with entertaining discussion, Courtney and Paul hope to connect the deep longings of the human heart—for truth, goodness, beauty, justice, love, and happiness—to Jesus and the gospel. We hope to show that Christianity is both true to the way the world is and true to the way the world ought to be. Whether you are a believer, seeker, or non-seeker in God, join us as we explore the intersection of philosophy, theology, and culture.

Season 1

1.1 The Story Behind TTI and The Eudo Podcast

  Welcome to the Eudo Podcast. In this pilot episode, we share a bit about ourselves, explain how we arrived at the podcast name, and share the story of the

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1.2 What is Cultural Apologetics?

EPISODE SUMMARY: In Season 1 Episode 2 of The Eudo Podcast, Dr. Paul M. Gould answers the following questions: Why should we think about the state of the culture we

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1.3 The Two Tasks of the Cultural Apologist

EPISODE SUMMARY: In Season 1 Episode 3 of The Eudo Podcast, Dr. Paul M. Gould will explain the two basic tasks for the Cultural Apologists, namely, to show Christianity as both

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1.4 The Three “C’s” of Showing Christianity as True and Satisfying

EPISODE SUMMARY: In Season 1 Episode 4 of The Eudo Podcast, Dr. Paul M. Gould explains how we can show Christianity and reasonable and desirable by communicating the truth, goodness, and

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1.5 Understanding “Our Athens” in Apologetics

EPISODE SUMMARY: In Season 1 Episode 5 of The Eudo Podcast, Dr. Paul M. Gould discusses why it is crucial for the apologist to understand our culture. EPISODE NOTES: Paul’s example

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1.6 Sex, Technology, and the Gods of a Disenchanted Age

EPISODE SUMMARY: In Season 1 Episode 6 of The Eudo Podcast, Dr. Paul M. Gould discusses the “gods” of a disenchanted age and how cultural apologists can help others turn from

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Season 2

2.1 After Virtue, Back to Virtue, and the Character Gap

EPISODE SUMMARY: The topic of season 2 of the Eudo Podcast are the virtues and their vices. We want to help others flourish in a disenchanted world. In order to

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2.2 Why Be Good?

EPISODE SUMMARY: In Season 2 Episode 1 of The Eudo Podcast, Dr. Paul M. Gould consider the questions, why be good? And why even care about virtue and vice? EPISODE NOTES:

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2.3 What is the Good Life?

EPISODE SUMMARY: In Season 2 Episode 3 of the Eudo Podcast, Dr. Paul M. Gould will discuss what the good lifeis and how acquiring virtues can helps us obtain the

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2.4 How can we become good?

EPISODE SUMMARY: In Season 2 Episode 3 of the Eudo Podcast, Dr. Paul M. Gould will discuss what the good lifeis and how acquiring virtues can helps us obtain the

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2.5 Wisdom and Folly in a Disenchanted World

EPISODE SUMMARY: In Season 2 Episode 5 of the Eudo Podcast, Dr. Paul M. Gould discusses the virtue of Wisdom and how we can join with God to develop the

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2.6 Justice and Injustice in a Disenchanted World

EPISODE SUMMARY: In Season 2 Episode 6 of the Eudo Podcast, Dr. Paul M. Gould discusses the virtue of justice and the source of our longing for justice. EPISODE NOTES:

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Season 3

3.1 What is Beauty?

EPISODE SUMMARY: Season 3 of the Eudo Podcast is all about beauty, art, and the Christian imagination.  In the season opener, the topic of discussion is beauty: What is beauty?

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3.2 Beauty and Human Flourishing

EPISODE SUMMARY: In season 3 episode 2 of the Eudo Podcast, Dr. Paul M. Gould will discuss beauty’s connection to happiness and human flourishing. Is beauty essential to the human

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3.3 What Is Art?

EPISODE SUMMARY: In season 3 episode 3 of the Eudo Podcast, we turn from the question of beauty to the question of art. What is art? What is the connection

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3.4 What Is Art For?

EPISODE SUMMARY: In season 3 episode 4 of the Eudo Podcast, Dr. Paul M. Gould explores the purpose of art. What is it for? How can Christians use art? How

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3.5 Beauty, Art, and Suffering

EPISODE SUMMARY: In season 3 episode 5 of the Eudo Podcast, the topic of discussion is suffering. Specifically, what is the connection between beauty and suffering? Listen on as Paul

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3.6 What Is The Imagination?

EPISODE SUMMARY:   In season 3 episode 6 of the Eudo Podcast, we turn to the topic of the imagination. Listen on as Dr. Paul M. Gould discusses the role

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Season 4

A Beauty on the Trail

A Beauty on the Trail “Do you want to walk to the river?” I asked my daughter, who had just come home from college for a short visit after spring

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5.1 The Search for Meaning in a Disenchanted World

EPISODE SUMMARY: In this season, we’ll explore the question of meaning. Is there meaning to be had at all? Can we find it, especially in our disenchanted age? Join us

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5.2 The Meaning Triad: Purpose, Significance, Sense-Making, Pt. 1

EPISODE SUMMARY: In season 5 episode 2 of the Eudo Podcast, we dive deeper into the question of meaning, as we explore various senses of the word and how they

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5.3 The Meaning Triad: Purpose, Significance, Sense-Making, Pt. 2

EPISODE SUMMARY: In the previous episode, we discussed two out of the three basic senses of the term “meaning.” In episode 3 of season 5, we will continue this discussion

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5.4 Seeking Fit between World and Desire: Four Possible Stories

EPISODE SUMMARY: We’ve been exploring the meaning of “meaning” over the past few episodes. We’ve noted the many senses of the term and defined the search for meaning as the

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5.5 The Existential Argument for God

EPISODE SUMMARY: In episode 5 of season 5 of the Eudo podcast, we discuss the existential argument for God. The idea is that religious people need God in order to get

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5.6 Meaning and the Problem of Death

EPISODE SUMMARY: Only two things are certain, according to Ben Franklin, death and taxes. And one of these certainties—death or at least the prospect of dying—arguably fills us with terror

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5.7 Meaning and the Problem of Eternal Boredom

EPISODE SUMMARY: In his Cambridge Element Volume on God, Soul and the Meaning of Life, Thaddeus Metz raises a number of worries about the relation between God, the soul, and meaning.

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5.8 Wealth and the Pursuit of Happiness

EPISODE SUMMARY: We’ve been exploring the search for meaning in a disenchanted world this season. Closely connected to the question of meaning is the question of happiness. There are many

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