Sounds and Words

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Sounds and Words, A Podcast with a Difference explores the somewhat crowded intersection of the arts and faith, but it aims to take frequent detours across new and largely unexplored neighboring areas of interest. Created by author Karl Erickson who joined the Catholic Church with his wife and children in 2015, the podcast delves into many areas of great interest to today's Catholic community--as well as those still spiritually searching. One week, for instance, it may focus on a visit to Rome or London, while the next show may explore the meaning of sacred space or even take a hard look at the current political environment. Topics will vary across these general themes. Listeners may also share their preferences with the podcaster through e-mail or social media contacts. Expect new podcasts to be shared every several weeks, or so. The length will be an average of twenty minutes until the show gains a following.

If you are looking for fresh and timely content that remains largely timeless in its explorations, then you need look no further than "Sounds and Words."

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A Conversation with Author and Lecturer Joseph Pearce

In this interview of Joseph Pearce, we spend the first part of the podcast discussing C.S. Lewis' conversion from atheism to theism, then finally to Christianity (with the help of J.R.R. Tolkien and Hugo Dyson).  In the course of the conversation we also talk about the marvelous fiction of Lewis and Tolkien, as well as their associated motion pictures.  In the podcast's second half, we take a close look at Joseph Pearce's poetry.  He also graces listeners with a reading of several works from "Divining Divinity, A Book of Poems."