The Image Podcast brings you the best in all things Art, Faith, and Mystery. Tune in for conversations with our favorite writers and artists, along with book, film, and movie reviews. We'll also feature exclusive content from the pages of Image Journal, read out loud.
The Spiritual Discipline of Inspiration: Carey Wallace
Carey Wallace is the author of The Blind Contessa's New Machine, which tells the story of the invention of the typewriter in 1808 by an Italian count for a blind woman so that she could write him letters. It’s a love story, but it’s also about the imagination and how it fails us. Patti Smith, one of Wallace’s heroes, called it "exquisitely written" and "a jewel. Now Wallace has trained her focus on artistic inspiration, both how it is historically discussed in relationship to artists, and how we as contemporary working artists might honor, cultivate, and capture it.
Opening the Door: A Conversation with Abstract Painter Lanecia Rouse Tinsley
Lanecia Rouse Tinsley is an abstract artist based in Houston, Texas. She creates out of a desire to make the invisible landscapes within us known, using texture, form and color to speak to life in ways she feels words cannot. She says she is drawn to the “negative spaces” in life—times of ambiguity and uncertainty, silence and mystery.
Keep Death in Halloween: A Conversation with Elizabeth Harper
Halloween kicks off the Octave of the Dead, eight days when Christians traditionally prayed for the souls of the departed. For this episode of the podcast I talked to Elizabeth Harper, whose essay, “The Cult of the Beheaded,” in Image 102, explores one culture’s particular history of praying with the remains of the dead.
Friendship and Faith at the Movies: A Conversation with Jeffrey Overstreet and Morgan Meis
On the importance of artistic and spiritual friendships to our work and faith, how both church and friendship have served to break us down and put us back together, and how our favorite films do that too: from Mike Leigh’s Another Year and the documentaries of French filmmaker Agnès Varda to The Muppet Movie.
Belief and the Body with Molly McCully Brown
Poet Molly McCully Brown’s prizewinning first collection, The Virginia State Colony for Epileptics and Feebleminded, is about a real, state-run residential hospital for people with serious mental and physical disabilities that was the epicenter of the American eugenics movement in the first half of the twentieth century. If she’d been born in another time, Molly Brown might have been a patient at the Virginia Colony.
Writing and Womaning Online with Tara Isabella Burton, Kaya Oakes, and Natasha Oladokun
Social media has given women writers more opportunities, more power, and more authority in the public sphere and also in the church. But there’s also enormous pressure from publishers to create your brand. To establish platforms of countless followers before you even publish a book. To live up to—or to live down—your social media…
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<3 very pleasant listen
Truly has inspired me and taught me so much, it’s the cohesion of art culture, narrative and religion together and it’s lovely
Excited for more!
Fantastic guests and thoughtful conversations.
So excited for Season 2!
If season 1 was any indication, season 2 is going to be excellent. I’m excited for the premier.