Why are there so many books and movies about World War Two? It has something to do with evil, bravery, and the hope that people can still be good even in impossible times.
Why do we tell so many stories about the World Wars? What is it about these stories that draw us back again and again?
Because we're still trying to make sense of the trauma they inflicted.
Because we long to be united around a common foe with other brave people that we call our friends.
Because we need to believe that people will choose to be good in impossible times.
In this episode of Speaking with Joy, Joy looks at Christopher Nolan’s Dunkirk, The Lord of the Rings, John Williams’ music for Schindler’s List, and more.
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A podcast that explores pieces of great art and discusses how art shapes our character and our world. Hosted by Joy Clarkson, this wonderful addition to our podcast family gives listeners the chance to delight in classics you might have missed.
This episode explores the most important historic movement you never learned about. Tune in to hear how Romanticism shapes art, industry, and psychology, by looking at Wordsworth, Brahms, and the Pre-Raphaelites.
Writer Amy Lee returns to the pub table to talk about the perils of safety, and the sometimes-crazy lengths we go to shield ourselves and our children from dangerous art.
The world needs artists, craftsmen and women, workers of wonder and beauty. In today’s episode, Joy talks with her brother Joel, a composer, author, and audiobook reader, about the calling of the artist in the modern world. This podcast is full of practical wisdom and heartfelt encouragement for anyone who feels called to be an artist. We hope you love it.
S1 E2: Imagination isn't about fantasy, nor is it the province of artists. In this episode, we debate imagination's role in how we understand the world around us...and how we live.
S1 E1: The story behind a new podcast designed to facilitate the reunification of the church and the arts.
Screens play a huge role in our life, and almost all of our relationships are mediated in some way through social media. How can we live connected, authentic, purposeful lives in a world of screens?
After a book launch, travel, conferences, and a break, Speaking with Joy comes back with new episodes every Tuesday. Tune in here for a (re)introduction to the vision behind the podcast and updates galore!
Taking a page from CS Lewis’s famous essay, Church Historian Blake Hartung joins the table to discuss the joys and benefits of reading ancient literature.
Part two of Joy Clarkson and Elena Trueba's advice podcast, discussing life choices, lipstick, and literature. Tune in!
Mandi Hart is the president of Cave Pictures Publishing, a new line of comics for the “spiritually inclined.” She joins the table to talk about the unique power of comics, and their role in modern myth-making.