Speaking with Joy
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.
How can we incorporate rhythms of prayer into our everyday lives, dedicating our work, play, and rest to God?
This episode explores Bach fugues, improvisational jazz, poetry, and a kid's cartoon to suggest the idea that true freedom necessitates restraint.
How do we live well in a complicated world? This episode seeks the answers to this timeless question in the words of a poet from the past and a musician from the present. This episode features an interview with Veery Huleatt, editor of a new volume of poetry by Jane Tyson Clement.
To be a human is to have a body, and to have a body is to touch and be touched. This episode explores our desire to touch creation, each other, and God.
Speaking with Joy welcomes a new season with this special episode featuring the talks from the Speaking with Joy live events and music from Two Benedictions. Enjoy!
Friends, we made it to the final week of Orthodoxy!
“There was some one thing that was too great for God to show us when He walked upon our earth; and I have sometimes fancied that it was His mirth.”
"The chief mark of our epoch is a profound laziness and fatigue; and the fact is that the real laziness is the cause of the apparent bustle."
Is the world getting better and better? This week we discuss the myth of progress and the eternal revolution. Join in!
Boze Herrington joins Joy to discuss the beautiful paradoxes of Christianity as it has tumbled through history.
How is possible that we both belong in the world and feel homesick in it?
Can fairy tales help us understand the world better than modern philosophy?
In the third chapter of Orthodoxy, Chesterton swings back to the defense of reason against the unraveling of the modern mind.
Chesterton explores the relationship of sin, madness, and rationalism in Chapter 2 of Orthodoxy.
This summer, Speaking with Joy will be working our way through Orthodoxy by G.K. Chesterton. This is our very first week, so you found us just in time! We’re looking at “Introduction: In Defence of Everything Else.”
After a short (and unexpected!) break, Speaking with Joy is back. Listen to this podcast to hear about Joy’s summer book club, live Speaking with Joy events near you, and more. Be sure to spend this summer with Joy!
The modern world is both overstimulating and excessively boring. In this episode, featuring Boredom expert Dr. Rebekah Lamb, we explore the social, literary, and spiritual dimensions of boredom. I promise you will not find this episode a bore.
Is the modern world disenchanted? My hunch is that the cosmos is not any less wondrous, mysterious, or enchanted than it was in the twelfth century. The world is not disenchanted, we've only grown blind to its wonder.
What if there is a golden string running through each Narnia story, so that they hang together like pearls on a necklace… or like planets in the night sky?
Blood is the stuff of life. In our antiseptic world, it can be hard to hear and understand the words of Jesus: This is my blood of the new covenant, poured out for you and for many for the forgiveness of sins (Matthew 26:28). In this Holy Week episode, we explore the theme of Christ's blood.
The book of Job has always fascinated and exasperated me. That's why I loved getting to explore this poetic and complicated book with my friend Tobias, a scholar of Biblical languages. Enjoy this episode on the relational nature of Job and the importance of addressing our theology at God!
The difference between Job and his friends was not theological but personal: Job raged, wept, and prayed to God while his friends spoke about God. Even in our darkest moments, God invites us into relationship. This week, we look at the lives of three artists who struggled well with God.
To grow in wellness, we must start thinking of ourselves less like cars to tune up, and more like gardens to nurture. On today's episode, Joy chats with Kristyn Emmer, who shares her insights on cultivating wellness of body, soul, and heart.
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.
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.
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!
Part two of Joy Clarkson and Elena Trueba's advice podcast, discussing life choices, lipstick, and literature. Tune in!
On this special Girls’ Club launch day episode, Joy and Boze Herrington discuss one of the most famous groups of friends in the last century: the Inklings!
In this episode, Joy and Sally talk with Karen Swallow Prior, an author and professor at Liberty University, about what friendship looks like during difficult times— like getting hit by a bus!
Joy and her best friend/college roommate Elena fulfil their true callings by giving advice to anyone who wants it. In this episode, they questions sent in by listeners about friendship.
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