39 episodes

Josh Olds sits down with authors and novelists to discuss the art of storytelling and their latest books.

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    • 5.0 • 7 Ratings

Josh Olds sits down with authors and novelists to discuss the art of storytelling and their latest books.

    The Girl Who Could Breathe Under Water

    The Girl Who Could Breathe Under Water

    With the opening lines of The Girl Who Could Breathe Under Water, I knew it was a book I needed to read in one sitting. It’s themes of how story shapes us, and how we [...]

    • 38 min
    The Lady's Mine: A Conversation with Francine Rivers

    The Lady's Mine: A Conversation with Francine Rivers

    It’s been four years since Francine Rivers last released a novel and thirty years since her enduring classic, Redeeming Love. Now, in the space of two months, Rivers is releasing a novel—The Lady’s Mine—and seeing her blockbuster version of Redeeming Love hit theaters worldwide. Life is Story editor Josh Olds sat down with Francine to talk about the book and the movie.

    • 28 min
    Nature of Small Birds: A Conversation with Susie Finkbeiner

    Nature of Small Birds: A Conversation with Susie Finkbeiner

    Susie Finkbeiner is a Life is Story favorite! A few months ago, we had the opportunity to sit down with her and talk about The Nature of Small Birds. It’s a beautiful, relational story told [...]

    • 45 min
    The Sunlit Lands: A Conversation with Matt Mikalatos

    The Sunlit Lands: A Conversation with Matt Mikalatos

    In 2018, Matt Mikalatos released book one of his fantasy trilogy The Sunlit Lands. Imagine, if you will, that C.S. Lewis was writing to teenagers instead of elementary schoolchildren and you’ll have a pretty good [...]

    • 1 hr 10 min
    A Piece of the Moon: A Conversation with Chris Fabry

    A Piece of the Moon: A Conversation with Chris Fabry

    Chris Fabry had his start in small-town radio and years later—now with his own nationally syndicated show and dozens of bestselling novels—he’s returning that nostalgic past in A Piece of the Moon. After reading the [...]

    • 44 min
    A Gentle Tyranny: A Conversation with Jess Corban

    A Gentle Tyranny: A Conversation with Jess Corban

    With the YA dystopian market so crowded, it can be difficult to find authors whose voice is truly their own. Everybody wants to be the next Hunger Games or Divergent that they fail to give [...]

    • 32 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
7 Ratings

7 Ratings

A.D.DAVID ,

good conversations!

Josh Olds is obviously passionate about books but what i really like is that he has a real conversation with the authors instead of pushing his own agenda about what the narritive is.

Everynicknameistaken04 ,

Glad this show is back!

Love hearing the reviews, (full disclosure I love the text reviews as well) and all the interviews- though the Larry the Cucumber intro was a little bizarre.❤️

I’ve skipped around a bit- I don’t know everyone featured, and my attention span fights with me, I need to go back and finish.🤔

No_ThisIsNotPatrick- ,

Josh is at it again!

Life is Story as a whole is deeply vested in bringing underrated stories to the forefront for everyone to enjoy with in-depth reviews. I’m so psyched that Josh is doing this podcast!

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