Uncommon Sense
The Podcast of the Society of Gilbert Keith Chesterton, where we talk about everything under the sun with a Chestertonian perspective, as well as the writings and legacy of G.K. Chesterton himself. The podcast is hosted by Grettelyn Darkey and Joe Grabowski. Want to give us feedback? Email podcast@chesterton.org.

Joe talks with Dr. Robert L. Jackson, an expert in classical education and the new Senior Fellow for the Chesterton Schools Network (CSN). Hear about the new renaissance in classical education, the origins of the movement, and the difference that Chesterton makes.





  • 0:00 Introduction
  • 1:17 Rob's background
  • 3:57 Joining the CSN
  • 4:52 What is a classical education?
  • 5:46 The liberal arts
  • 8:30 What we mean by classical
  • 10:12 G.K. Chesterton's education
  • 11:50 What changed in education?
  • 12:35 The rise of Pragmatism
  • 17:27 The recovery of classical
  • 22:20 Rob's work with CSN
  • 30:36 Importance of this work
  • 33:42 The CSN is hiring!
  • 38:21 We need your help
  • 41:13 The Chesterton difference
  • 47:20 Closing thoughts
Direct download: Rob_Jackson_Episode.mp3
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