Knowing Their Place: Women as Heroes – Lisbeth Salander, Katniss and the Virgin Mary

With the increasing popularity of books and films giving a starring role to women as the ones who save the day, are these new heroines of contemporary culture a clash with Christianity?  with host Jennie Spohr and panel Lauri Evans Deason, Dr. Christine Chaney and Bill Hogg Play in new window | Download ()

The Bono-fication of Christianity – Podcast: Live At Hales

With the release of Joshua Tree, U2 reached rock fame. More significantly, perhaps, BONO emerged as a prophetic voice in culture and in the church. He once said of his Christian faith: "It is what gives me the strength to get up every day and put forth a hundred percent of my energy." Bono's influence […]

Luci Shaw: Friends for the Journey (Madeleine L'Engle) Podcast: Live at KindlingsFest 2010

KindlingsFest 2010 explored theme of "Friends for the Journey" with Luci Shaw, Dr. Hal Poe, Dr. Jeff Keuss, Nigel Goodwin, Dr. Jerry Root, Jeff Johnson, and artists-in-residence Kathy Hastings, Bob Bennett and Corrie Moore. In this podcasts Luci Shaw shares stories and reflections on her friendship with Madeleine L'Engle and the book they wrote Friends […]

Brennan Manning: Ruthless Trust: The Ragamuffin's Path to God. Podcast: Journeys Interview Segment 1 of 4

Brennan Manning was the Catholic-priest-turned-itinerant-evangelist who wrote the popular Ragamuffin Gospel. In Ruthless Trust he explores the question: "Can God be Trusted," and moves the conversation beyond simple intellectual assent to a deeper experience of joy found in passionately trusting God. A gem of an interview found in the Dick Staub archives from a man […]

"The Artist's Life." Live At Hales: What is it like to make your living with your art?

What is it like to make your living with your art? The fame? The fortune? The Limos? Each of us has a unique creativity but only a few pursue their artistic impulses… and only a few of those are able to make their living at it. The rest wonder—chip away at their novel, poem, songwriting, […]

Live at Hales – Fantastical Tales of DysFUNction: The Films of Wes Anderson

With the cult success this summer of director Wes Anderson's latest film Moonrise Kingdom, we  explore the King of Quirk and whether or not his trademark fantastical tales of dysfunctional families grasping at faint memories of child hood really do help us to understand our own lives. With host Jennie Spohr and panel Dr. Christine […]

Douglas Gresham talks C.S. Lewis, Chronicles of Narnia & More with Dick Staub.

In August 2007 Dick Staub interviewed C.S. Lewis' stepson Douglas Gresham aboard Sea Cloud II as it sailed on the Irish Sea. This First Century Voyages trip also included presentations from Lewis' Scholar Dr. Jerry Root from Wheaton College. Listen as Dick and Mr. Gresham discuss growing up  with "Jack" Lewis as a step-father – […]

A Conversation with architect Daniel Libeskind. Podcast: International Arts Movement Interview

Of all his memorable interviews, Dick Staub puts this one with Daniel Libeskind at the International Arts Movement Conference in NYC near the top of the list. Libeskind, is a Polish-born Jewish American architect, whose prominent and celebrated buildings include Play in new window | Download (47.5MB)

Anne Rice: From "An Interview with the Vampire," to "Christ the Lord."A Dick Staub Interview.

A Dick Staub conversation with Anne Rice. You can't judge a book by its cover goes the old adage. After years of interviewing culturally influential authors I would add, neither can you always judge the author by the book. Who knew Margaret Atwood, author of "The Handmaid's Tale (Everyman's Library)," would tell me (off-the-air) of […]

Malcolm Guite -"In the time of my confession,”…music of Bob Dylan

On Dylan and Memory delivered for the 10th Anniversary of the Woolf Institute… By Malcolm Guite