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All About Jack: A C.S. Lewis Podcast
Interviews and Information about C.S. Lewis
C.S. Lewis: In Memoriam (James Como)
May 20, 2013 02:00 AM PDT
The New York C.S. Lewis Society is one of many places holding a special celebration of the author's life during the fifty's anniversary of his death. Their event is called C.S. Lewis: In Memoriam and is co-sponsered by the Sheen Center. It is a one-day event; on Saturday, November 23rd. William O'Flaherty spoke with James Como, author of several books about Lewis and the emcee of the event.
May 13, 2013 05:43 AM PDT
Colin Duriez is what you might call "an expert to the experts." He is among the top writers/scholars on not only C.S. Lewis, but also J.R.R. Tolkien. Just releasing now is his book C.S. Lewis: A Biography of Friendship. William O'Flaherty spoke with him about this title and why he chose to portray the life of Lewis through his friends.
May 06, 2013 04:45 AM PDT
In 2012 I started an occasional series of chats about a single essay by Lewis. The following is the second one (and one of the more popular chats) I did with Dr. Bruce Johnson, the Associate Editor of Sehnsucht: The C.S. Lewis Journal. The essay we discussed was "The Necessity of Chivalry," which is found in Present Concerns.The Marion E. Wade Center (Dr. Christopher Mitchell) - REPEAT
April 29, 2013 04:27 AM PDT
In 2012 I interviewed with Dr. Christopher Mitchell, who is the director of the Wade Center. He is also the Assistant Professor of Theological Studies at Wheaton College, Illinois. The Wade Center is your one-stop place in the U.S. for books, manuscripts, letters and other writings for C.S. Lewis and six other noted British authors.
Max McLean from The Screwtape Letters Stage Production
April 22, 2013 04:19 AM PDT
Max McLean's stage production of The Screwtape Letters has been a hit in major cities across the United States. The play features Screwtape (frequently performed by McLean) and his assistant, Toadpipe in a witty adaptation of the book. William O'Flaherty spoke with him by phone on April 17, 2013 about his work that could be coming to a city near you.
April 15, 2013 06:07 AM PDT
The following part of an occasional series where I chat with a Lewis expert about one of his shorter works. This is with Dr. Charlie Starr, who in 2012 came out with the book, Light: C.S. Lewis's First and Final Story. Dr. Starr teaches English, Humanities, and Film at Kentucky Christian University. The essay is "Horrid Red Things" and it can be found in God in the Dock.
April 08, 2013 07:23 AM PDT
I spoke with Dr. Louis Markos, professor in English at Houston Baptist University in early 2012 about his book Apologetics for the Twenty-first Century. This book is not just about C.S. Lewis, but a majority of it does deal with his views on the topic of Apologetics. Dr. Markos has also written several other books related to C.S. Lewis and I’ve interviewed him about some of those which can be found at the links below.
April 01, 2013 07:12 AM PDT
The following is a repeat of the debut show I've simply called an "essay chat." For those not familiar with it, the purpose of this program is to focus on a single essay (or similar shorter work) by C.S. Lewis and discuss it with another Lewis expert or enthusiast. This first one was done with Dr. Holly Ordway on the essay "Sometimes Fairy Stories Say Best What's to be Said."
March 25, 2013 04:56 AM PDT
No doubt you have heard about the new biography C.S. Lewis - A Life by Dr. Alister McGrath. Dr. McGrath is a priest ordained in the Church of England and Professor of Theology, Ministry and Education at King's College London. Formerly he was Professor of Historical Theology at Oxford University. I was granted one of the few interviews with him last week on March 20th just hours before he spoke at Wheaton College.
C S Lewis & Philosophy as a Way of Life (Dr. Adam Barkman)
March 21, 2013 06:23 AM PDT
Recently I spoke with Dr. Adam Barkman about his 2009 book C.S. Lewis & Philosophy as a Way of Life. Dr. Barkman is the Associate Professor Of Philosophy at Redeemer College University in Ontario, Canada. His book is a complete look at the philosophical development of Lewis and the various views he held within specific areas of philosophy.
March 14, 2013 05:15 AM PDT
The following is the main part of an inaugural lecture from Dr. Donald T. Williams called "For the Sake of the Story: Doctrine and Discernment in Reading C.S. Lewis." Dr. Williams is a Professor of English and Chair of the Humanities and Natural Sciences Department at Toccoa Falls College in Northeast Georgia. This special audio is from a video available online that includes a questions and answers segment not included here.
March 07, 2013 03:52 AM PST
Dr. Don King has a new book out called Plain to the Inward Eye. In this episode William O'Flaherty discusses the collection of essays (mostly previously published) that are in the book and his thoughts on Dr. Alister McGrath's new biography on Lewis.An Inklings Weekend in Montreat (Dr. Hal Poe)
February 28, 2013 04:24 AM PST
The Inklings Fellowship is having "An Inklings Weekend in Montreat (N.C.) this April 5-7. Dr. Hal Poe, who is from the organizing group, is the guest for the show. He also shares about other events they have, including one this summer in Oxford.
February 21, 2013 07:31 AM PST
William O'Flaherty spoke with Dr. Charlie W. Starr just as his new book was released at the 2012 C.S. Lewis Colloquium at Taylor University. Light: C.S. Lewis's First and Final Short Story tells the story of how a manuscript surfaced that appeared to be a different version of "The Man Born Blind." The book reveals the results of his investigation and includes interpretations of "Light."
February 14, 2013 04:28 AM PST
Dr. Crystal Hurd was another of the individuals reading a paper at the 2012 C.S. Lewis Colloquium at Taylor University. Crystal is an educator and researcher from Virginia who is currently researching the role of artists as leaders. Her 20 minute talk was entitled "C.S. Lewis as Transformational Leader."
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