A Christmas Carol


A special Christmas episode in which Joy's reflects on her yearly reading of Charles Dickens excellent novella A Christmas Carol.

Shadow and Light


Joy talks with Tsh Oxenreider about how to make the season of advent cozy and meaningful. 

Tolkien’s Bookshelves


Have you ever wondered what books were on Tolkien's bookshelves? In this episode, Joy talks with Holly Ordway about her new book Tolkien's Modern Reading.

Sacred Strings


Joy talks with anthropologist Sabine Hyland about her adventures in the Andes, her decipherment of the lost meaning of khipus, and how life is more than money.

Remembered and Remembering


Joy talks with Professor John Swinton about theology, disability, and dementia. God never forgets anybody, and it is the church's job to remind us we are remembered. 

Bookish, Wise, and Tranquil


Joy talks with Dr Alan Jacobs about how reading old books can make us wise and tranquil.

An Exercise in Hope


Joy talks with Dr Esau McCaulley about his new book Reading While Black, his desire to give his children the gift of joy in a fearful world, and their mutual passion for gospel music. 

Good Conversations (with my mom)


A good conversation is one of life's greatest pleasures. Joy kicks off a series of conversational episodes by chatting with her mother about education as conversation, Christ as conversation partner, and the importance of honouring the voice of others.

Reading with Joy — Wrinkle in Time, Chapter Twelve, featuring Charlotte Jones Voiklis


In this finale episode, Joy talks with Charlotte Jones Voiklis, the granddaughter of Madeleine L'Engle. They discuss how love calls us out of safety and into the fight for light.  

Reading with Joy — Wrinkle in Time, Chapter Eleven


In this episode Joy talks with Elena Trueba about the difference between perception and vision, expensive candles, and the importance of treating people like special cupcakes and not uniform muffins.

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