The Wade Center Podcast, hosted by the Wade’s co-directors David and Crystal Downing, is a treasure trove of enthralling and insightful conversations about the seven authors the Wade collects: in addition to Lewis, J. R. R. Tolkien, Dorothy L. Sayers, Charles Williams, Owen Barfield, G. K. Chesterton, and George MacDonald. If you enjoy any of these writers, you will want to go back and listen through the archives of the Wade Center podcast!
When the lockdown started to restrict the number of scholars visiting the Wade, who usually provided the pool of conversationalists for the podcast, curators David and Crystal Downing decided not to suspend the podcast but to devote episodes to their own introductions to Lewis’ books. These recordings convey David and Crystal’s expert commentary in a lively and humorous mode of informal discussion. For future direct access to this collection of remarkable resources, here’s a list of the books they have discussed so far. This list only includes podcasts devoted to a specific book; it excludes most episodes which are topical in nature — download the entire back-catalog of episodes in your favorite podcast app! Subscribe to The Wade Center Podcast wherever you get your podcasts or listen on the Wade Center website.
- The Marion E. Wade Center
- Wikipedia: Chronological list of all Lewis’ works
Podcast episodes devoted to specific works by C. S. Lewis:
- Dymer (1926; pseudonym Clive Hamilton); Book launch by Jerry Root
- The Pilgrim’s Regress (1933)
- Ransom Trilogy (1938-1945); cf. “The Lost Lewis Tapes“
- The Problem of Pain (1940)
- The Screwtape Letters (1942)
- The Abolition of Man (1943)
- The Great Divorce (1945)
- Miracles: A Preliminary Study (1947, revised 1960)
- Mere Christianity (1952; based on radio talks of 1941–1944). Cf. “The Grand Miracle.”
- English Literature in the Sixteenth Century Excluding Drama. Oxford History of English Literature (1944). For this and other scholarly works by Lewis, see the discussion of Jerry Root, The Neglected Works of C. S. Lewis.
- Surprised by Joy (1955); cf. an episode on autobiography and Wade authors
- Chronicles of Narnia (1950-1956)
- Till We Have Faces (1956)
Podcast episodes devoted to specific works by Dorothy L. Sayers: