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Episode 12: Inside The Flannery Issue

If you’ve been keeping up with us here at Image, you know that our fall issue featured the never-before-published college journal of Flannery O’Connor entitled “Higher Mathematics.” On a special episode of our podcast, Gregory Wolfe sits down with Mark Bosco, SJ, who was instrumental in the publication of “Higher Mathematics,”and is in the midst of…

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Episode 11: The Art of Criticism with Alissa Wilkinson

Today’s podcast guest has many titles: staff film critic at, associate professor of English and Humanities at The King’s College in New York City, published co-author, with Robert Joustra, of How to Survive the Apocalypse (Eerdmans), and a 2013 graduate of the Seattle Pacific University MFA program. Most recently, Alissa taught “The Art of…

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Ep 10: Chasing the Language with Scott Cairns

“To be a poet, you have to write more than you know.” Scott Cairns engages with this idea throughout his interview with Image editor and founder Greg Wolfe, as the pair discuss language, meaning-making, and faith. A recipient of Image’s Denise Levertov award who has been published in our pages over and over again, Scott…

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Episode 9: Going Underground with Chris Hoke

“I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me.” These words from the Book of Matthew are quoted often, but it’s rare to see someone living them out, and inviting the rest of us to join him. This week…

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Episode 8: Carolyn Forché and the Poetry of Witness

At the Glen Workshop in August, Image editor Greg Wolfe recorded a nearly hour-long conversation with poet and social activist, Carolyn Forché. Hailed not only for her exquisite poetry but also for her work in promoting greater awareness of “the poetry of witness,” Forché is at once gentle and passionate. Over the course of the…

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Ep. 7: Paul Willis, Poet of the Wild

In today’s episode, Greg Wolfe sits down with poet, fantasy writer, and essayist Paul Willis to discuss his new poetry collection Getting to Gardisky Lake.  Widely considered one of our best living nature writers, Willis is the former Poet Laureate of Santa Barbara, CA and a professor at Westmont College. His work has appeared in The Best American…

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Ep. 6: Harrison Scott Key, The World’s Funniest Memoirist

Harrison Scott Key’s debut memoir “The World’s Largest Man,” is the winner of the 2016 Thurber Prize for American Humor. His wry, dead-pan prose has drawn comparisons to David Sedaris and Mark Twain, yet Key’s voice is entirely original. In today’s episode, he tells Gregory Wolfe about his path from childhood cut-up to celebrated memoirist.

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Episode 3: Science, Faith, and Horse Racing

The Image Podcast welcomes Susanne Antonetta, whose award-winning non-fiction blends memoir, family history, spirituality, and deep scientific research. Here, she discusses topics like neuroscience and astrophysics with Gregory Wolfe, then Mary Kenagy Mitchell and Greg unpack C.E. Morgan’s horse racing novel, Sport of Kings.

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Episode 2: Gina Ochsner and the Power of Useless Art

Gina Ochsner, author of The Hidden Letters of Velta B. joins us to discuss the power of “childish” art forms like folk and fairy tales. Also, Greg Wolfe and Paul Anderson sit down to discuss Lincoln in the Bardo, George Saunders’s bizarre debut novel.

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The Image Podcast: Richard Rodriguez

In the first episode of the Image Podcast, Gregory Wolfe sits down with celebrated essayist and journalist Richard Rodriguez, winner of a Peabody Award and author of Brown, Darling, and Hunger of Memory. Hosted by Paul Anderson, featuring music from Over The Rhine.

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