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Best Selling Author N. D. Wilson and Editor Brian Kohl host the Stories Are Soul Food podcast! The podcast that helps feed the right kind of loyalties and shape affection for the first and the greatest Author, Jesus Christ. This podcast is made possible by support from the Great Homeschool Convention and the team at Canonball Books.

Great Homeschool Conventions are the Homeschooling Events of the Year, offering outstanding speakers, hundreds of workshops on today’s top parenting and homeschooling topics, and the largest homeschool curriculum exhibit halls in the USA. We believe passionately in the God-given right and responsibility of parents to train and educate their children.

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    • 4.9 • 356 Ratings

Best Selling Author N. D. Wilson and Editor Brian Kohl host the Stories Are Soul Food podcast! The podcast that helps feed the right kind of loyalties and shape affection for the first and the greatest Author, Jesus Christ. This podcast is made possible by support from the Great Homeschool Convention and the team at Canonball Books.

Great Homeschool Conventions are the Homeschooling Events of the Year, offering outstanding speakers, hundreds of workshops on today’s top parenting and homeschooling topics, and the largest homeschool curriculum exhibit halls in the USA. We believe passionately in the God-given right and responsibility of parents to train and educate their children.

    53: Stand Tall, Women

    53: Stand Tall, Women

    Did you miss us? This episode is just a bit tardy to make sure you all cared! (emotional manipulation intensifies) This episode responds to a reader question, basically: if your daughters imitate Diana Boone, won't they be a bit...well... masculine, what with hunting rifle and leather jacket and all? The discussion takes the guys afield as they discuss heroines in the Bible, literature, and society... They also discuss the literary deceptions that are specially intended to lead female protagonists (and female readers) astray. Sorry, Thanksgiving is not mentioned, not even once. Make your own applications as appropriate, and enjoy your gratitude! Check out The Sinking City: https://canonpress.com/products/the-sinking-city/ 

    • 31 min
    52: #SASF Birthday Empire

    52: #SASF Birthday Empire

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO SASF! The little fella is one year old. Listen to the guys discuss the least popular episode in SASF's storied history. The guys argue about why you shouldn't flinch when "empire" is mentioned... ...and why you might need to create one. If you feel called, you can buy the guys a coffee by Venmo-ing a few bucks to storiesasf (that's the Venmo name). No pressure though—keep enjoying the pod either way! #StoriesAreSoulFood #SASF #NDWilson #Empire
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    • 37 min
    51: Lizard Kings in the Metaverse

    51: Lizard Kings in the Metaverse

    Did you know you can tip the guys? They do this (mostly) for fun—Venmo a few bucks to storiesasf to tip them a cuppa. Who knows, Nate might even allow Caleb to bring back faux Narnia as a reward. Today's SASF begins with a Scottish story and associated Scottish music recc—Gerry Cinnamon's "Belter." (No, we don't know what the lyrics say either.) The guys move on to Facebook Meta and the Lizard King himself, Mark Zuckerberg. They finish up with a bunch of questions about video games as a storytelling medium. In short.... another forty minutes of consuming stories with N.D. Wilson and Brian Kohl. #StoriesAreSoulFood #SASF
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    • 43 min
    50: The Sinking City (feat. Christine Cohen)

    50: The Sinking City (feat. Christine Cohen)

    - Masquerade balls, plague, magic...and monsters? What's not to love about historical-fantastic Venice!
    - Christine Cohen's new novel about a patrician's daughter fleeing in disguise is the springboard for this episode's discussion.
    - Why is "deception" a theme of Christine's books but not Nate's?
    - Can boys enjoy "princess" books? An action-packed episode today....
    #SASF #CanonballBooks #SinkingCity #NDWilson #ChristineCohen #StoriesAreSoulFood
    Pre-order your copy of The Sinking City today: https://canonpress.com/products/the-sinking-city/ 

    • 50 min
    49: History, Sacrifice, and Monsters

    49: History, Sacrifice, and Monsters

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    • 30 min
    48: Magic School

    48: Magic School

    Check out N.D. Wilson's Notes From The Tilt-A-Whirl: https://canonpress.com/products/notes-from-the-tilt-a-whirl/ 

    • 40 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
356 Ratings

356 Ratings

MommyBoha ,

Fantastic podcast for understanding the many layers in literature

As a homeschooling mom, I appreciate this podcast sooooo much! I was not trained to think critically so I rely heavily on podcasts like these who walk you through the steps of thinking through genres like sci-if, fantasy, magic, ect. I learn something new every time to apply to my own life or the lives of my children. Nate and Brian’s Christ-is-victorious worldview comes through as a breath of fresh air in this world. Conqueror for Christ! Train your children to defeat dragons! Look for the beautiful and weird all around you!

IndianaJanna ,

Good Stuff

I find myself waiting for this podcast to be released each week. I am not a writer, but I do love stories. I enjoy hearing Nate and Brian’s perspectives on different topics each week.

AP 45 ,

Have you read Charlotte Mason

Have you all read Charlotte Mason? She was a British educational philosopher writing in the early 20th century. It feels like you are quoting her a lot. She says “the intellectual life, like every manner of spiritual life, has but one food whereby it lives and grows-the sustenance of living ideas.” She talks about spreading a broad feast of ideas, which is food for the mind (not getting stuck in one genre). One of her 20 principles is that the function of reason is to justify some idea already accepted by the will. She says the child is not a sac to hold ideas but a spiritual organism with an appetite for knowledge. She was a Christian. I read this quote by her today, it was written in 1904, “we Western nations have become enfeebled by a philosophy whose first principle is that we must never under any circumstances lose our life.”

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