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The Lamp-post Listener is a podcast where two friends travel further up and further into classic works of children’s literature - from the woods of Narnia to the mountains of Middle-earth. Each episode chronicles the narratives, themes, and truth found in these timeless tales with C.S. Lewis as a Virgil-like guide. Phil and Daniel are currently reading Lewis' essays on stories.

The Lamp-post Listener Daniel Payne & Phil Whisenhunt

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    • 4.9 • 170 Ratings

The Lamp-post Listener is a podcast where two friends travel further up and further into classic works of children’s literature - from the woods of Narnia to the mountains of Middle-earth. Each episode chronicles the narratives, themes, and truth found in these timeless tales with C.S. Lewis as a Virgil-like guide. Phil and Daniel are currently reading Lewis' essays on stories.

    On Three Ways of Writing for Children

    On Three Ways of Writing for Children

     A reflection on 1952's "On Three Ways of Writing for Children."
    Season 8's schedule:
    On Three Ways of Writing for Children Sometimes Fairy Stories May Say Best What’s to Be Said On the Reading of Old Books Our Journey through Narnia The Lefay Fragment Different Tastes in Literature Lewis & Latin On Fairy-Stories We plan to start The Princess & the Goblin in the fall.
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    You can mail us at P.O. Box 25854, Richmond, Virginia, 23232, message us at hello@lamppostlistener.com, or call us at (406) 646-6733. You can also support the show on Patreon.
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    • 1 hr 16 min
    Sometimes Fairy Stories May Say Best What’s to Be Said

    Sometimes Fairy Stories May Say Best What’s to Be Said

    A discussion on "Sometimes Fairy Stories May Say Best What's to Be Said."
    Your Lamp-post Links:
    You can mail us at P.O. Box 25854, Richmond, Virginia, 23232, message us at hello@lamppostlistener.com, or call us at (406)646-6733. You can also support the show on Patreon.
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    • 59 min
    On the Reading of Old Books

    On the Reading of Old Books

    Phil and Daniel discuss Lewis' introduction to On the Incarnation.
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    Beginner Recommendations
    The Bible Homer, The Essential Iliad & The Essential Odyssey (8th century) Sophocles, Antigone (441 BC) Plato, Five Dialogues: Euthyphro, Apology, Crito, Meno, Phaedo (399 BC) Virgil, The Essential Aeneid (19 BC) Shakespeare, Macbeth (1606) Voltaire, Candide (1759) Princeton University Press: Ancient Wisdom for Modern Readers Intermediate Recommendations
    St. Augustine, Confessions (397) Boethius, The Consolation of Philosophy (523) St. Catherine of Siena, The Dialogue of Divine Providence (14th century) Julien of Norwich, Revelations of Divine Love (15th century) Equiano, The Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano (1789) Wyss, The Swiss Family Robinson (1812) St Vladimir's Seminary Press, Popular Patristics St. John’s College Reading List You can mail us at P.O. Box 25854, Richmond, Virginia, 23232, message us at hello@lamppostlistener.com, or call us at (406)646-6733. You can also support the show on Patreon.
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    • 1 hr 8 min
    Our Journey through Narnia

    Our Journey through Narnia

    Phil and Daniel reflect on the The Chronicles of Narnia with Matt Bush.
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    Pints with Jack
    You can mail us at P.O. Box 25854, Richmond, Virginia, 23232, message us at hello@lamppostlistener.com, or call us at (406)646-6733. You can also support the show on Patreon.
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    • 1 hr 28 min
    The Lefay Fragment

    The Lefay Fragment

    Daniel and Phil dive into Lewis' first draft of The Magician's Nephew.
    Your Lamp-post Links:
    Purchase Past Watchful Dragons
    You can mail us at P.O. Box 25854, Richmond, Virginia, 23232, message us at hello@lamppostlistener.com, or call us at (406)646-6733. You can also support the show on Patreon.
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    All Extracts by C.S. Lewis copyright © C.S. Lewis Pte. Ltd. Used with permission.

    • 1 hr 9 min
    Last Battle, Chapter 1: By Cauldron Pool

    Last Battle, Chapter 1: By Cauldron Pool

    Shift the Ape persuades Puzzle to impersonate Aslan.
    Your Lamp-post Links:
    You can support the show on Patreon. You can also email us at thenarniapodcast@gmail.com or leave us a voicemail at (406) 646-6733.
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    • 1 hr 6 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
170 Ratings

170 Ratings

leah_agss ,

Everyone should listen to this!

I stumbled upon this podcast when I was trying to find something that would help me understand the parallels of the Narnia books with the gospel. This podcast far exceeded my expectations! I recommend it to all of my friends!

Pappy@10 ,

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I was so enjoying this podcast until the fascination with the enneagram came up. For self proclaiming Christians to promote a “New Age” practice destroys all credibility and ultimately can lead astray those looking for truth in a web of deceit. Please listen to the Cultish Podcasts episode on the enneagram to understand it’s dark past which is leading far to many Christians away from God's calling in our lives. I was hoping to finish all seven books, but I can’t support you anymore.

Kuakwnakakla ,

Best podcast!

Not to brag on y’all, but this is the best podcast I’ve ever listened to. Love your jokes, insights, commentary, and ideas that spill through each chapter in every episode. Thank you for all your hard work! So excited for new episodes, no matter the content or topic!

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