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.
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54: Violence and Virtue
Why are conservative Christians so worried about sex on the screen but not violence? Are they hypocrites? Or is violence virtuous.... The guys discuss violence in some favorite movies (and not so favorite movies). If you've seen John Wick or Nobody, pay attention. They also give some tips for watching violent movies with kids. Get Andrew of the Firedrake today: https://canonballbooks.com/products/andrew-and-the-firedrake/
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/
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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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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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
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49: History, Sacrifice, and Monsters
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This podcast keeps encouraging me to grow in loving good stories and in working to write better ones.
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!
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.