Conversations, News, Podcast, VOLUME 11

Vital Conversations – Podcast Roundup – June 14

Frank Wilczek

Five New Must-Listen Podcast Episodes!!!
Frank Wilczek, Jen Hatmaker,
David Sedaris, Bonnie Kristian, MORE


These podcasts can be downloaded from the iTunes store
or from the links below.


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[easyazon_image align=”left” height=”250″ identifier=”0143109367″ locale=”US” src=”” tag=”douloschristo-20″ width=”163″]Nobel Prize-winning Physicist Frank Wilczek was on the On Being podcast with Krista Tippett, talking about his book [easyazon_link identifier=”0143109367″ locale=”US” tag=”douloschristo-20″]A Beautiful Question: Finding Nature’s Deep Design[/easyazon_link].

Nobel physicist Frank Wilczek sees beauty as a compass for truth, discovery, and meaning. His book A Beautiful Question: Finding Nature’s Deep Design is a long meditation on the question: “Does the world embody beautiful ideas?” He’s the unusual scientist willing to analogize his discoveries about the deep structure of reality with deep meaning in the human everyday.


*** Our Top 10 On Being Episodes


[easyazon_image align=”left” height=”250″ identifier=”0718031849″ locale=”US” src=”” tag=”douloschristo-20″ width=”166″] Jen Hatmaker was on the What Should I Read Next? Podcast, talking about her reading habits… Jen Hatmaker is known for speaking publicly about a lot of things but reading isn’t one of them! At least, not the books she’s really reading on her own time—and today you’re going to hear how different those titles are from what you probably EXPECT her to enjoy reading.




[easyazon_image align=”left” height=”250″ identifier=”B0796QV121″ locale=”US” src=”” tag=”douloschristo-20″ width=”165″]Two fascinating new books highlighted in this recent epsiode of the NY Times Books podcast. Interviews with David Sedaris about his [easyazon_link identifier=”B0796QV121″ locale=”US” tag=”douloschristo-20″]new memoir, CALYPSO[/easyazon_link] and Alisa Roth on her new book [easyazon_link identifier=”0465094198″ locale=”US” tag=”douloschristo-20″]Insane: America’s Criminal Treatment of Mental Illness[/easyazon_link]



[easyazon_image align=”left” height=”250″ identifier=”1478992093″ locale=”US” src=”” tag=”douloschristo-20″ width=”166″]On the Homebrewed Christianity podcast, Tripp Fuller talks with Bonnie Kristian about her new book, [easyazon_link identifier=”1478992093″ locale=”US” tag=”douloschristo-20″]A Flexible Faith: Rethinking What It Means to Follow Jesus Today[/easyazon_link]


[easyazon_image align=”left” height=”250″ identifier=”1590771311″ locale=”US” src=”” tag=”douloschristo-20″ width=”167″]And finally, on Book Riot’s Annotated podcast, the captivating story of a woman with no prior political experience who decided to run for city commission in her small college-town. So she went to the library, checked out a book called [easyazon_link identifier=”1590771311″ locale=”US” tag=”douloschristo-20″]How to Win a Local Election[/easyazon_link]. And she did. This is her story and the story of the book that helped her win.



C. Christopher Smith is the founding editor of The Englewood Review of Books. He is also author of a number of books, including most recently How the Body of Christ Talks: Recovering the Practice of Conversation in the Church (Brazos Press, 2019). Connect with him online at:

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