Further Up and Further In: A Podcast

Further Up and Further In: A Podcast

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Perhaps no writer in the 20th century was better capable of sharing the “shiver of wonder” and the glorious taste of the gospel than C.S. Lewis. Throughout his life, Lewis reveled in the truth and beauty of God, passionately chasing the eternal ache and longing he felt for the joy and ultimate satisfaction found only in Jesus Christ. Taking the journey one chapter at a time, this podcast delves into the deeper magic of Lewis’s famous Narnia stories, inviting you to go further up and further in to savor the glimpses of Jesus that lie just on the other side of the wardrobe.


#19 - TLWW - The Hunting of the White Stag
Sep 25 • 33 min
In the final chapter of The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe, the great battle against the forces of darkness is finally won, and the Pevensie children at last assume the four thrones at Cair Paravel that have awaited them. The prophecy is fulfilled, and…
#18 - TLWW - What Happened about the Statues
Jul 22 • 31 min
Having resurrected from the dead, Aslan carries Susan and Lucy to the White Witch’s empty castle to liberate the many stone statues littered throughout her courtyard. With his Narnian army assembled, Aslan leads the way to the Fords of Beruna to complete…
#17 - TLWW - Deeper Magic from Before the Dawn of Time
Jul 14 • 44 min
Concluding the trilogy of gospel chapters (with chs. 13 and 14 serving as parts I and II, respectively), Aslan’s resurrection, cracking the Stone Table and declaring ultimate victory over evil and death, ignites a new wonder and joy in Susan and Lucy,…
#16 - TLWW - The Triumph of the Witch
Jun 11 • 42 min
In his agreement with the White Witch, Aslan walks the via dolorosa to the Stone Table to lay down his life in exchange for the life of Edmund. As Susan and Lucy accompany Aslan on his agonizing journey, culminating in the humiliating and crushing death…
#15 - TLWW - Deep Magic from the Dawn of Time
May 29 • 35 min
After an exciting rescue mission to save Edmund from the grip of the White Witch, Edmund finally encounters Aslan face-to-face. In a beautiful picture of repentance and forgiveness, Aslan restores Edmund to his place among his brother and sisters. The…
#14 - TLWW - Peter’s First Battle
May 16 • 30 min
At last, Peter, Susan, and Lucy arrive with the Beavers to the Stone Table where Aslan, in all of his regal majesty, appears for the first time in the story. Yet, for all of the joy and overwhelming awe the children experience in meeting him, the twin…
#13 - TLWW - Aslan Is Nearer
May 10 • 30 min
As Aslan’s arrival draws nearer, the Witch is desperate to maintain her ruthless domination of Narnia, even going so far as to punish the animals she discovers rejoicing at a merry party. Yet, even in the midst of her cold tyranny, no power can withstand…
#12 - TLWW - The Spell Begins to Break
Apr 24 • 30 min
In language eerily similar to Wilfred Owen’s and Ernest Hemingway’s descriptions of WWI — a horrific experience Lewis knew all too well — the narrative follows the children’s arduous trek as they flee the dam and the White Witch’s impending arrival. Yet,…
#11 - TLWW - In the Witch’s House
Apr 17 • 30 min
Still poisoned by the eternal craving for Turkish Delight, Edmund sneaks away from the Beavers’ home to execute his plan to betray his siblings to the cruel White Witch. On his long and arduous trek to her castle, however, Edmund discovers the silence,…
#10 - TLWW - What Happened After Dinner
Apr 10 • 30 min
After a hearty meal, the children learn from Mr. Beaver of the ancient prophecy, foretelling the end of the cursed winter and the enthronement of “Adam’s flesh and Adam’s bone” at Cair Paravel. This victory will come via the great lion, Aslan, the King of…
#9 - Intermission - A Conversation with Fred Gilkeson
Mar 27 • 29 min
Pausing midway in the novel, we are joined by special guest, Fred Gilkeson, for a conversation on bravery, revelry, and the beauty of holiness.
#8 - TLWW - A Day with the Beavers
Mar 20 • 30 min
Like Dante at the beginning of his great journey, the children find themselves lost “within a forest dark,” and in desperate need, also like Dante, of a guide. In comes Mr. Beaver, who leads the children back to his dam for a hearty dinner and a warm…
#7 - TLWW - Into the Forest
Mar 13 • 30 min
Grab your coats! Having stumbled into the wardrobe together, all four Pevensie children must now brave the formidable Narnian winter only to discover there is great danger ahead. Narnia is not safe. With the discovery of Tumnus’ ransacked home, the fear…
#6 - TLWW - Back on This Side of the Door
Mar 7 • 29 min
Back on this side of the wardrobe, Lucy has difficulty finding anyone who will believe her claims about Narnia; not even Edmund, who visited with her, is willing to defend it. Yet, with some bracing logic from the Professor and a mysterious series of…
#5 - TLWW - Turkish Delight
Feb 27 • 30 min
The shifting of Edmund’s allegiance toward the White Witch takes full effect as he succumbs to the power of her enchanted Turkish Delight, the “sweet poison of the false infinite” that ensnares Edmund down to his very heart.
#4 - TLWW - Edmund and the Wardrobe
Feb 19 • 30 min
Having returned from Narnia, Lucy tries to convince her siblings of its reality, but none of them believe her…that is, until Edmund, her spiteful older brother, stumbles into Narnia and encounters the terrifyingly seductive White Witch for himself.
#3 - TLWW - What Lucy Found There
Feb 12 • 29 min
In chapter two, we watch Lucy’s encounter with Tumnus the faun unfold as he invites her back to his home for tea. In this episode, we address the issues of humanity and identity, culminating in our first glimpse of Christian revelry as a contrast to the…
#2 - TLWW - Lucy Looks into a Wardrobe
Feb 5 • 33 min
“Once there were four children whose names were Peter, Susan, Edmund, and Lucy.” So begins chapter one of The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe, the grand beginning to the Narnia tales.
#1 - Introduction
Jan 28 • 14 min
This first episode introduces the format and purpose of the podcast, including a tribute to Lewis’s influence and the beauty of the Narnia stories.