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Our World Of Faustian Bargains

Mar 2, 2017

The Faust myth comes from a German folktale that's centuries old. But does a day of your life go by where you don't hear someone invoking the "I'd sell my soul for x" cliche?

Just look at coffee Twitter every morning.

This hour, for the first time ever, Colin is a guest on his own show, a show guest hosted by Mark Oppenheimer, a show that explores the story of Faust, from Goethe and Marlowe through Brexit and the American electorate.

GUESTS:

  • Jan Hagens - Senior research scholar in divinity and lecturer in comparative literature at Yale
  • Freya Mathews - Adjunct professor of environmental philosophy at Latrobe University in Melbourne, Australia, and the author of Ardea, a philosophical novella
  • Colin McEnroe - The host of, uh, this show, normally

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Mark Oppenheimer and Chion Wolf contributed to this show.