Ep. 22: Heroes of Old

10.13.2020 - By Young Heretics

Download our free app to listen on your phone

One of the biggest lies we're told is that celebrating our ancestral past is stupid, dishonest, or worse. None of that is true. "Beowulf," the Anglo-Saxon masterpiece about England's Germanic forefathers, is a sophisticated tale full of weirdness, complexity, and melancholy—plus, it's an awesome romp with lots of crazy monsters and sick fights. In this episode of "Young Heretics," Spencer Klavan uncovers the poem's greatness.
Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

More episodes from Young Heretics