Part Six: Matthew Rose Sorensen


Joy reflects on the final chapter of Piranesi. 

Part Six: The Wave (with Leah Libresco Sargeant and Caitrin Keiper)


When the man called Piranesi realizes that 16 is in danger he makes up his mind to save her from the devastating flood. Joy talks with Leah Libresco Sargeant and Caitrin Keiper about Part Six of Piranesi by Susanna Clarke.

Part Five: Valentine Ketterley (with Haley Stewart)


This week we open a window into Matthew Rose Sorensen's past, and what we see is more horrible than we could have imagined. Joy talks with Haley Stewart about enchantment, memory, and anti-horror novels in part five of Piranesi by Susanna Clarke.

Part Four: 16 (with Matthew Rothaus Moser)


Piranesi learns something that changes everything: his real name. Joy and Dr Matthew Rothaus Moser talk about names, disenchantment, and loneliness in Part Four of Susanna Clarke's novel Piranesi. 

Part Three: The Prophet (with the Crouches!)


Joy hosts a family discussion with Andy, Amy, and Timothy Crouch about Part Three of Piranesi. Their conversation touches on the wicked Prophet, self-care, naïveté, knowledge, innocence, and swan bones.

Part Two: The Other (with Malcolm Guite)


Joy talks with Malcolm Guite about his friendship with Susanna Clarke, The Rime of the Ancient Mariner, and whether we live in an enchanted universe (like Piranesi's). 

Part One: Piranesi (Summer Book Club)


After a seven month hiatus, the podcast is back! Joy speaks with her brother Joel about part one of Susanna Clarke's intriguing novel Piranesi, and then gives a literary and thematic introduction to the book.

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.

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