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Ralston College presents a conversation between Stephen Blackwood and award-winning architect and author Marwa Al-Sabouni, followed by an audience Q&A. A voice of penetrating clarity and prophetic power, Al-Sabouni discusses the role of architecture in cultivating or undermining our social fabric, arguing that the seeds of the devastating Syria Civ…
 
In Part II of their discussion Stephen Blackwood and Alexander Stoddart speak about the transhistorical community of past, present, and future. Stoddart explicates his Schopenhauerian view of art as life-denying and thus paradoxically able to help us relinquish our own will to power. He contrasts this view with that of a shallow presentism, a self-…
 
Ralston College presents a conversation between Stephen Blackwood and Alan Dershowitz, followed by an audience Q & A. The discussion begins with Professor Dershowitz describing the early influences that awakened his appreciation for civil liberties—particularly free speech—and the origins of his fiercely independent thinking. The subsequent convers…
 
Have we killed Homer for good? Stephen Blackwood and historian-farmer Victor Davis Hanson examine the state of the contemporary West by returning to its ancient Greek origins. They explore the richness of its first principles, including self-critique, the elevation of rational understanding, the democratization of learning, and the unification of t…
 
Ralston College presents a lecture with Andrew Doyle followed by a discussion and audience Q & A with Stephen Blackwood. Doyle discusses his new book, ‘Free Speech and Why it Matters,’ and offers trenchant examples of recent curtailment of the freedom of speech and thought. He provides a lively account of why free speech and free expression are vit…
 
Should art be beautiful? This forbidden question guides Stephen Blackwood’s conversation with eminent sculptor and aesthetic luminary, Alexander Stoddart. Stoddart describes, in his usual incandescent fashion, his aesthetic awakening and his views on the failings of modernist and contemporary art. He also speaks about iconoclasm, about art’s battle…
 
Matt Carter is an N.C. State beatwriter and the host of The Wolfpacker. He joined today's episode of One Man Wolfpack to preview the ACC tournament. Presented by DraftKIngs Sportsbook, use promo code FIELD68 Intro music: Cherry Metal by Arthur Vyncke | https://soundcloud.com/arthurvost Music promoted by https://www.free-stock-music.com https://crea…
 
Terry Gannon is a former player for N.C. State and currently works as a broadcaster. He joined today's episode of One Man Wolfpack to discuss his career and his time in Raleigh. PRESENTED BY DraftKings Sportsbook, promo code FIELD68: https://sportsbook.draftkings.com/ Intro music: Cherry Metal by Arthur Vyncke | https://soundcloud.com/arthurvost Mu…
 
We at the Field of 68 media network are thrilled to announce the launch of a new series called 68 Shining Moments. We’ve spent the last four months amassing interviews with the people that lived the greatest, the most memorable moments in the history of the NCAA tournament. We went straight to the horse’s mouth to find out when T.J. Sorrentine real…
 
Monte Towe was a two-sport star at N.C. State, most notably an all-ACC point guard for the Wolfpack as they knocked off John Wooden's UCLA team in a run to the 1974 national title. He joined Scott Wood for today's episode of One Man Wolfpack. Intro music: Cherry Metal by Arthur Vyncke | https://soundcloud.com/arthurvost Music promoted by https://ww…
 
Lorenzo Brown played on some of the best Mark Gottfried teams with Scott Wood. He also played for Kevin Keatts in high school. He knows as much about both coaches as anyone, and he has some stories to share. He did just that with Scott on this episode. Intro music: Cherry Metal by Arthur Vyncke | https://soundcloud.com/arthurvost Music promoted by …
 
That wasn't pretty. Nothing much is pretty right now for N.C. State. Scott Wood joined Andre Dawkins from Dawkins on Duke to discuss what happened on Saturday night. To join the conversation, download the Locker Room App here. Intro music: Cherry Metal by Arthur Vyncke | https://soundcloud.com/arthurvost Music promoted by https://www.free-stock-mus…
 
On today's episode of One Man Wolfpack, Scott Wood was joined by Ernie Myers, who was a member of the 1983 N.C. State national champion team. Myers talks about what that moment was like, and also tells some Jimmy V stories. Intro music: Cherry Metal by Arthur Vyncke | https://soundcloud.com/arthurvost Music promoted by https://www.free-stock-music.…
 
Stephen Blackwood speaks with Harry Lewis, legendary Professor of Computer Science at Harvard University (where he taught both Bill Gates and Mark Zuckerberg). They discuss the tragic limits of narrowly vocational approaches to education—with which many young people are pressured to conform—by contrast with education that fosters true self-reflecti…
 
On today's episode of One Man Wolfpack, Scott Wood jumped on the Locker Room app to answer questions from fans about what is going on with this year's team and why they are struggling. To join in the conversation, download Locker Room here. Intro music: Cherry Metal by Arthur Vyncke | https://soundcloud.com/arthurvost Music promoted by https://www.…
 
Ralston College presents a lecture by Dr Anthony Daniels (aka Theodore Dalrymple) on Ivan Turgenev’s 1862 “Fathers and Sons”, followed by a conversation about the novel with Dr Stephen Blackwood. Daniels illuminates the depth of Turgenev’s insight into the revolutionary mindset, and its relevance to the nihilism of our own time and culture. This ev…
 
Former N.C. State forward Ralston Turner joined today's episode of One Man Wolfpack. Turner started his college career at LSU before transferring into N.C. State, and the best part of today's podcast is the story Ralston tells about finding out they made the NCAA tournament unexpectedly and then seeing he has to play the program he left. Intro musi…
 
Tyler Lewis was a star in the state of North Carolina in the high school ranks. He enrolled at NC State as a McDonald's All-American in 2012, but ended up transferring out of the program after two years. He joins Scott Wood's One Man Wolfpack to talk about playing for State, why he left and what his best memories from his time in Raliegh. Intro mus…
 
Dereck Whittenburg is an NC State legend, a member of the Wolfpack's national title team in 1983 and someone that has been around the program in the years since. He joined Scott Wood's One Man Wolfpack this week to talk about this year's team and tell a few Jimmy Valvano stories. Intro music: Cherry Metal by Arthur Vyncke | https://soundcloud.com/a…
 
How does humor work and why is it needed more than ever? Stephen Blackwood talks with comedian and political satirist Andrew Doyle (aka, Titania McGrath) as they explore the sovereignty of truth, the metaphysical implications of satire, the role of humor in friendship, and why the asking of real questions is always a reason for hope.…
 
NC State gave away a lead and lost on the road against Clemson in a game against one of the better teams in the ACC. What does that loss mean? What is the ceiling for this program moving forward? Scott Wood breaks it all down in today's One Man Wolfpack. Intro music: Cherry Metal by Arthur Vyncke | https://soundcloud.com/arthurvost Music promoted b…
 
Staats Battle was a legend when he was in Raleigh. He joined Scott Wood this week to break down this N.C. State team and talk through some of the best stories from the good old days. Intro music: Cherry Metal by Arthur Vyncke | https://soundcloud.com/arthurvost Music promoted by https://www.free-stock-music.com https://creativecommons.org/licenses/…
 
After suffering through a thrilling game, Scott Wood was joined by the guys from Two Man Wolfpack to break down everything you need to know from N.C. State's win over North Carolina. Intro music: Cherry Metal by Arthur Vyncke | https://soundcloud.com/arthurvost Music promoted by https://www.free-stock-music.com https://creativecommons.org/licenses/…
 
Stephen Blackwood speaks with Freeman Dyson, the late mathematical-physicist and renowned free thinker. They begin with a discussion of education and of the formative experiences that inspired Dyson's intellectual curiosity and courage. The conversation then ranges from evolution to particle physics to consciousness as they discuss the free and non…
 
C.J. Williams is a North Carolina native that spent four seasons playing at N.C. State before heading to the professional ranks. He played a couple of years in the NBA in between a stops in the G League, France, Italy and Cyprus. He joined Scott Wood to tell stories about pro ball and the NBA. Intro music: Cherry Metal by Arthur Vyncke | https://so…
 
Joe Giglio is a longtime sportswriter and radio host that went to N.C. State. He joined Scott Wood this week to break down N.C. State's basketball team: How good are they? This is also a fascinating conversation between a one-time beat-writer and a player he covered. Intro music: Cherry Metal by Arthur Vyncke | https://soundcloud.com/arthurvost Mus…
 
N.C. State head coach Kevin Keatts joined the One Man Wolfpack on Friday breakdown everything that you need to know to get ready for the college basketball season as a State fan. He breaks down his roster and what each player needs to do to get better as well as talking through his path to an ACC head coaching gig; Keatts worked his way up from the…
 
In the inaugural episode of Scott Wood's One Man Wolfpack, N.C. State legend Chris Corchiani joins to tell some of the best stories you've never heard. You know about Fire and Ice if you're an N.C. State fan. Did you know that they got into an all-out brawl the first time they met? You remember the time Karl Hess through Corch and Tom Gugliotta out…
 
In this complementary episode to the reading of ‘The Death of Ivan Ilyich,’ Stephen Blackwood speaks with Dr Donna Orwin, professor of Russian literature at the University of Toronto. Dr Orwin provides context for Tolstoy and his world, and the two discuss the style, structure, and unfolding layers of meaning within this masterpiece novella.…
 
Scott Wood is one of the best shooters in ACC history. He holds the record for the most threes made at N.C. State. He broke J.J. Redick's record for most consecutive free throws made in ACC history. And now, he is partnering with the Field Of 68 Media Network to bring you the kind of insightful and in-depth analysis of Wolfpack basketball that you …
 
In this first episode of a new series, Stephen Blackwood reads Leo Tolstoy’s classic novella, ‘The Death of Ivan Ilyich.’ A masterful text from one of history’s great writers, it tells the story of a man whose fatal illness forces him to confront the shallow assumptions of his life and the slowly encroaching, inevitable reality of death. ‘Ivan Ilyi…
 
How does one cultivate creativity and independence of mind? Stephen Blackwood talks to physicist and entrepreneur Stephen Wolfram about his precocious and largely self-educated early life and his ascent to become a world-class scientist, an innovator in computational theory, and the founder of a global company. They discuss how to pursue and develo…
 
Stephen Blackwood talks with Cal Newport, writer and professor of computer science. They begin by reflecting on the historically unparalleled challenges and distractions of the digital age. They then discuss strategies to reclaim our mental autonomy, the generative power of non-instrumental thinking, and the fundamental dynamic of thought and life.…
 
North Korean defector and human rights champion Yeonmi Park speaks with Stephen Blackwood about her journey to freedom: first from an oppressive political regime, then from slavery in China, and then from her own inner humiliation and fear. They speak about agency, resilience, and redemption, as well as the life of the mind, our need for others, an…
 
What connects truth, imagination, and freedom? Stephen Blackwood talks with philosopher-theologian Douglas Hedley about the human mind and its participation in a fundamentally knowable universe. The conversation begins with an introduction to three foundational aspects of the Platonic tradition — beauty, nature, and self-knowledge — and to the infl…
 
In Part II of their conversation, Stephen Blackwood and Iain McGilchrist discuss questions of theology, science, and philosophy, including: the shared nature of human life, revealed anew by the COVID-19 pandemic; 'unfolding' as a metaphor for actualization; freedom, necessity, and reason; and the fundamental role of the humanities in a thriving cul…
 
In this lecture for the Temenos Academy in London, delivered on June 19th, 2019, Stephen Blackwood offers a powerful reading of the ancient Roman writer Boethius and his magnum opus The Consolation of Philosophy. After tracing the Ancient Greek roots from which it draws, Blackwood sketches the Consolation’s investigation of how the individual can a…
 
Are we living through an era of madness? Stephen Blackwood sits down with best-selling author Douglas Murray to discuss manifestations of madness in contemporary culture. They explore the metaphysical system sustaining present ideologies, consider the necessity of meaning and forgiveness, and move beyond to discuss the transcendent values and works…
 
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