26Feb

(Re-Post) Walter Hooper Tribute – Episode 1

IN THIS REPEAT: Here's the first of two shows featuring a variety of people reflecting on the passing of Walter Hooper.




 

Hooper_Tribute_-_Eposide_198lea.jpgThis is the first of several podcasts to honor the legacy of Walter Hooper who died on December 7, 2020. His funeral is scheduled for January 8th at the Oxford Oratory at 11 am local time. Most are aware he served as the Literary Executor of the C.S. Lewis Estate for many years. As you will hear in this episode, Walter was THE key person in making sure several books published by Lewis before his death stayed in print, as well as collecting and releasing new material that many enjoy today. In this episode, you will hear from a handful of people who knew Walter reflecting on some of their interactions with him (see the list below). The next episode (scheduled to release on January 8th) featuring others who knew him can be heard on the Pints with Jack podcast.

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These are the people sharing in this episode (in order of appearance):

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24Feb

(Re-Post) Essay Chat #21 - Learning in War-Time (Alan Snyder)

IN THIS REPEAT: Here's the most recent essay chat..."Learning in War-Time" with Dr. Alan Snyder




 

Learning_in_War-Time_for_essay_chat_94gh1.jpg"Learning in War-Time" is an essay by C.S. Lewis that has application beyond its original context. This is why it was selected for my occasional podcast series focusing on a single shorter work by him. Dr. K. Alan Snyder joined William O'Flaherty to discuss this insightful essay. Dr. Snyder is a historian and has written a variety of books in that realm, in addition to the 2016 title, America Discovers C. S. Lewis. "Learning in War-Time" was actually the first sermon by Lewis and was given before he was well-known. Today it is best found in the collection The Weight of Glory. As with other "essay chats," the purpose of focusing on a single essay is to encourage you to read (or re-read) it and other essays by Lewis that are often neglected.

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18Feb

Tolkien’s Modern Reading (Holly Ordway)

Tolkien_s_Modern_Reading7ozzh.jpgC.S. Lewis had many friends...the most famous was J.R.R. Tolkien, whom he worked with for many years at Oxford University. Just as with Lewis, there are many misconceptions about Tolkien. One is that he "read very little modern fiction, and took no serious notice of it." Dr. Holly Ordway has studied the issue for many years and discovered Tolkien was much more aware of modern culture and the inspiration for The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings was not only medieval. She joined William O'Flaherty for a podcast interview to share her insightful findings. Dr. Lisa Coutras also joined the show to help with co-hosting.

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11Feb

(Re-Post) CSL - Life, Works and Legacy pt. 2 (Dr. Bruce Edwards)

IN THIS REPEAT: The second of a two-part interview with the late Dr. Bruce Edwards about a four-volume set he edited. 




CSLLifeWorksLegacypt2.jpgThis is the second of a two-part interview that William O’Flaherty had with Dr. Bruce Edwards about C.S. Lewis: Life, Works, and Legacy, a four-volume set of books that came out in 2007. It a title many are unaware of because its main target is libraries. However, there are frequently used copies available from Amazon that are reasonably priced (see link below). In this final chat about this invaluable work, Dr. Edwards focuses on the last two volumes. The third deals with Lewis as “Apologist, Philosopher, and Theologian” and the final book explores  Lewis as “Scholar, Teacher, and Public Intellectual.”

 

7Feb

(Re-Post) CSL - Life, Works and Legacy pt. 1 (Dr. Bruce Edwards)

IN THIS REPEAT: One of the last interviews with the late Dr. Bruce Edwards...the first of a two-part show on a four-volume set.



CSLLifeWorksLegacypt1.jpgBack in 2007 a four-volume set entitled C.S. Lewis: Life, Works, and Legacy was released. Dr. Bruce Edwards edited this ambitious effort. William O’Flaherty caught up with him recently to discuss this reference work that is often overlooked because it is priced for libraries and not the general public. In this podcast Dr. Edwards provides some insight into how this 1,400 page effort came to be, along with giving some highlights of what you will find in volumes one and two. The first book focus on “An Examined Life” and the second details with Lewis as “Fantasist, Mythmaker, and Poet.”

 
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31Jan

Essay Chat #21 - Learning in War-Time (Alan Snyder)

Learning_in_War-Time_for_essay_chat_94gh1.jpg"Learning in War-Time" is an essay by C.S. Lewis that has application beyond its original context. This is why it was selected for my occasional podcast series focusing on a single shorter work by him. Dr. K. Alan Snyder joined William O'Flaherty to discuss this insightful essay. Dr. Snyder is a historian and has written a variety of books in that realm, in addition to the 2016 title, America Discovers C. S. Lewis. "Learning in War-Time" was actually the first sermon by Lewis and was given before he was well-known. Today it is best found in the collection The Weight of Glory. As with other "essay chats," the purpose of focusing on a single essay is to encourage you to read (or re-read) it and other essays by Lewis that are often neglected.

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23Jan

(Re-Post) Becoming C. S. Lewis (Dr. Hal Poe)

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IN THIS REPEAT - Dr. Hal Poe shares about his bio on the early life of C.S. Lewis in Becoming C.S. Lewis. 

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How well do you know C.S. Lewis? You probably don't know Jack as well as you think, until you know his early life. Or more accurately, nearly all of Lewis' interests and tastes were formed in his first twenty years. That is the new book by Dr. Harry Lee (Hal) Poe, entitled Becoming C.S. Lewis examines these early years and shows how his youth influenced his later life and writings. This podcast interview features Dr. Poe explaining how he came to write this book (the first of three) and why knowing Jack Lewis (his friends called him "Jack") is best understood by exploring his formative years.

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20Jan

(Re-Post) - America Discovers C.S. Lewis (Dr. K. Alan Snyder)

IN THIS REPEAT: The was first posted in 2017; about the book America Discovers C.S. Lewis by Dr. Alan Snyder.

America_Discovers_CSL.jpgIf you live in the United States, then you are probably not too surprised to know that a lot of people here know about C.S. Lewis. Did you know it was first an American who helped to tell the world about him? That's just a small part of what you'll find in a book called America Discovers C.S. Lewis by history professor, Dr. Alan Snyder. Alan also explores the contrast between a young C.S. Lewis who had negative views about the U.S. and a more mature Lewis who married an American, along with telling about a variety of individuals who have been profoundly impacted by his life and writings.

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14Jan

Walter Hooper Tribute - Episode 2

Hooper_Tribute_-_Eposide_27uiwx.jpgThis is actual the FIFTH (and final) podcast to honor the legacy of Walter Hooper. He died on December 7, 2020. While it is the second show for the All About Jack podcast, two other podcasters have done some shows reflecting on the life and image of Hooper (see links below). Some are unaware that he was THE key person in making sure several books published by Lewis before his death stayed in print, as well as collecting and releasing new material that many enjoy today. In this episode, you will hear from a handful of people who knew Walter reflecting on some of their interactions with him (see the list below).
Hear my 1st show here.
The 2nd episode featuring others who knew him can be found on the Pints with Jack podcast. It was posted on January 8th and can be heard here.
The 3rd show is found at The Lamp-post Listener podcast. It was posted on January 11th - LISTEN HERE.
The 4th show is back at Pints with Jack, it posted on January 12th; hear it here.

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10Jan

(Re-Post) Northwind Seminary (Michael Christensen and Charlie Starr)

In this repeat: Information about a way to study the writings of Lewis and Tolkien more deeply with Northwind Seminary.  

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Northwind_Seminary_Romantic_Theology_9ek2m.jp...If you have ever wanted to dig deeper into your understanding of C.S. Lewis and J.R.R. Tolkien and the other Inklings, then you will want to give a listen to this special podcast. Northwind Seminary offers a Doctor in Theology and Ministry degree (DTM) with a concentration in Romantic Theology. The following interview (select the link below) with Drs. Michael Christensen and Charlie Starr provide an overview of the program, which includes Dr. Crystal Hurd and Terry Glaspy as visiting faculty and nearly a dozen other noted Inklings scholars are featured lecturers. 

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6Jan

Walter Hooper Tribute – Episode 1

Hooper_Tribute_-_Eposide_198lea.jpgThis is the first of several podcasts to honor the legacy of Walter Hooper who died on December 7, 2020. His funeral is scheduled for January 8th at the Oxford Oratory at 11 am local time. Most are aware he served as the Literary Executor of the C.S. Lewis Estate for many years. As you will hear in this episode, Walter was THE key person in making sure several books published by Lewis before his death stayed in print, as well as collecting and releasing new material that many enjoy today. In this episode, you will hear from a handful of people who knew Walter reflecting on some of their interactions with him (see the list below). The next episode (scheduled to release on January 8th) featuring others who knew him can be heard on the Pints with Jack podcast.

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These are the people sharing in this episode (in order of appearance):

OTHER LINKS:

2Jan

(Re-Post) 75 Masterpieces Every Christian Should Know (Terry Glaspey)

In this repeat: A chat with Terry Glaspey about 75 Masterpieces Every Christian Should Know. 




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Christians have been involved in making great Art (in the general sense of that word) for many centuries. While not all who were Believers lived a perfect life, what they created has been acknowledged to be great works, or "masterpieces." William O'Flaherty spoke with Terry Glaspey about this topic which is explored in his book 75 Masterpieces Every Christian Should Know. Of course, C.S. Lewis and J.R.R. Tolkien are among them.
 
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26Dec

(Re-Post) Live Like a Narnian (Joe Rigney) 2016r

IN THIS REPEAT: interview about Live Like a Narnian




Live_Like_a_Narnian.jpgHere's an interview first released in 2013, but not shared again since my podcast hosting changed. It's a book interview about Live Like a Narnian, a title from Joe Rigney. The subject obviously deals with Narnia, but it looks at it from the standpoint of Christian discipleship. Joe is from Bethlehem College and Seminary and was one of the speakers at the recent Desiring God conference on C.S. Lewis. This is essentially the same recording from three years ago so there isn't a mention of my book about The Screwtape Letters, so be sure to follow the link below to learn more!

21Dec

Northwind Seminary (Michael Christensen and Charlie Starr)

Northwind_Seminary_Romantic_Theology_9ek2m.jp...If you have ever wanted to dig deeper into your understanding of C.S. Lewis and J.R.R. Tolkien and the other Inklings, then you will want to give a listen to this special podcast. Northwind Seminary offers a Doctor in Theology and Ministry degree (DTM) with a concentration in Romantic Theology. The following interview (select the link below) with Drs. Michael Christensen and Charlie Starr provide an overview of the program, which includes Dr. Crystal Hurd and Terry Glaspy as visiting faculty and nearly a dozen other noted Inklings scholars are featured lecturers. 

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18Dec

(Re-Post) Joy, both parts (Abigail Santamaria)

IN THIS REPEAT: In summer 2015 I shared a two-part interview about a new biography on Joy Davidman; here's BOTH parts.




JOYABBY.jpgWhile I just released my interview with Abigail Santamaria in two parts, due to the popularity of those shows it seems there are those who would like the convenience of having them combined. So, that's what this episode is, simply both chats in a single show. While nothing new has been added, the ending from the first part and introduction of the second has been removed (thus both shows together are shorter than the two combined).  As noted previously, this is the first book from Abigail Santamaria and its the first full-length biography on Joy Davidman, who was an accomplished writer before she married C.S. Lewis. Some of the topics explored in this interview with William O'Flaherty include how Abigail became interested in Joy's life and about what the Davidman household was like growing up, Joy's first marriage to Bill Gresham, how Joy met Lewis, some factors that led to her divorce and how she ultimately married Lewis twice. 

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