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Dr. Christopher Perrin Joins the Show, Part 2

Join Tim as he continues his Shakespeare-themed conversation with Dr. Christopher Perrin of Classical Academic Press. They tell classical jokes, wonder why people don't like Shakespeare, and liken classical education to cold swim in a strong river.

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