I’m pleased to announce that I recently joined David Bates on the Pints with Jack podcast. I love doing this show–not just because I get to talk about great books, but because the hosts have managed to produce a great podcast. In a rushed age, Pints with Jack is luxuriously slow reading, taking an hour or so to review a chapter or two of Lewis’ writings. You can check them out on their website or on podcast apps everywhere, including Spotify and Apple Podcasts.
This time, I joined David for a “Skype Session”–a half-hour conversation where we go off script a little bit as we chat about the material. The topic this week was the “Cosmic Preface”–the handwritten archival discovery I was able to publish a few years back. This “Ransom Preface” shows a link that Lewis made in his mind between The Screwtape Letters and Dr. Ransom of the Space Trilogy. Together, they are what I call the Ransom Cycle (with the Dark Tower fragment). You can read more about my discovery here, and I hope you enjoy our conversation, and I hope it enriches your reading experience of Lewis’ WWII-era fiction. Below is the video of the Skype Session, as well as the PWJ podcast on the preface.