An Inklings Week in Oxford 2016

Inklings Week in Oxford 2016There are many ways to learn more about the writings and life of C.S. Lewis and his Inklings friends. The following interview tells about one great way: visit the area where they lived and discuss their writings with those who know them well. Dr. Hal Poe and Dr. Don King join William O’Flaherty to tell about AN INKLINGS WEEK IN OXFORD that is Sunday evening, July 17 – Friday evening, July 22, 2016. Speakers include Colin Duriez, Michael Ward, Don King, Harry Lee (Hal) Poe, Walter Hooper, and Holly Ordway. There is a special discount code mentioned during the podcast, so listen to it to save up to $150 (note: airfare, lodging and meals are extra). Also, there are more details (three additional minutes) about the LOST recording of C.S. Lewis that Hal discovered. Finally, be sure to follow the link below to hear the only surviving recording of Lewis from the BBC series of talk that became Mere Christianity (note: this is NOT the lost recording). 

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Ep. 1 NarniaCast – The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe

NarniaCast LWWWelcome to the first episode of NarniaCast, a brand new mini-series looking at the world of Narnia created by C.S. Lewis.

There will be one show for each Narnia book. Co-hosts for the shows are William O’Flaherty, Paul Martin and Dr. Crystal Hurd. A different special guest will join them for the podcast.

Dr. Bruce Edwards discusses The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe in this premiere episode.

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EC19 – “On Three Ways of Writing for Children” (with Brenton Dickieson)

On Three Ways of Writing for ChildrenThe following is part of an occasional series where I chat with a Lewis expert about one of his shorter works.  This is with Brenton Dickieson, who maintains a popular blog called “A Pilgrim in Narnia.” The essay we examine is “On Three Ways of Writing for Children” which can be found in On Stories.

 LISTEN TO THIS INTERVIEW/ESSAY CHAT HERE

C.S. Lewis Goes to Heaven

C.S. Lewis Goes to Heaven

(Dr. David Clark Interview)

This interview is with Dr. David Clark, Professor Emeritus and former senior editor of The Lamp-Post. The main focus is on his book just released this year, entitled C.S. Lewis Goes to Heaven: A Reader’s Guide to The Great Divorce.

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The Narnia Code Podcast Series

UPDATED 6/27/2017

The Narnia Code Podcast Series

with Dr. Michael Ward, Dr. Holly Ordway & William O’Flaherty

cover-the-narnia-codeThis short-term series produced and directed by William O’Flaherty takes a chapter by-chapter look at The Narnia Code along with a special question and answer show with material not in the book. Each program is 15-20 minutes long. Dr Michael Ward (the author of the book) and Dr. Holly Ordway (from Houston Baptist University) join host William O’Flaherty in giving you a useful introduction to the book for those who don’t have it, or an interesting summary for those who do. Please note that in addition to the 13 programs, I also did a single interview with Dr. Ward (the link is at the end of the list) and also create an episode that combined the first three shows (link also after the individual list)

Here are the previously released shows:

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The Christian World of The Hobbit Podcast Series

The Christian World of The Hobbit Podcast Series

with Dr. Devin Brown & Sørina Higgins

cover-christian-world-of-the-hobbitThis short-term series produced and directed by William O’Flaherty takes a chapter by-chapter look at The Christian World of The Hobbit. Each program is 15-20 minutes long.

Here are the previously released shows:

2nd Dr. David Downing Interview

2nd Dr. David Downing Interview

(The Most Reluctant Convert)

This is the second interview with Dr. David Downing. He is a professor of English at Elizabethtown College. In this interview the focus is on a detailed exploration about his 2002 book The Most Reluctant Convert: C.S. Lewis’s Journey to Faith.

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Terry Glaspey Interview

not-a-tame-lionTerry Glaspey Interview

(Not a Tame Lion)

William O’Flaherty spoke with professional writer Terry Glaspey late last year (2011) at the C.S. Lewis Retreat at Camp Allen in Texas. Terry has written a variety of books. The focus in this interview is on his book entitled Not a Tame Lion that is a biography on Lewis, spotlighting his spiritual legacy.

Purchase Not a Tame Lion

Learn about 2012 C.S. Lewis Retreat at Camp Allen

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