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Ep. 69 – The Truth About the Gospel of Jesus’s Wife, with Ariel Sabar

What happens when a Harvard professor puts the weight of her reputation behind an alleged ancient gospel with monumental implications for the Roman Catholic Church, and the gospel turns out to be a fake? In 2012, Karen King, the Hollis Professor of Divinity at Harvard’s Divinity School, announced the discovery

Welcome to Book Dreams!

Do you ever wonder what it would be like to open a bookstore? Or what it’s like to edit iconic authors? Or what, exactly, bibliotherapy is and how you can sign up? We do too! Book Dreams is a podcast for everyone who loves books and misses English class. In

Ep. 68 – Living History with Freedom Rider Charles Person

In this episode of Book Dreams, Julie and Eve talk with Charles Person, the youngest and only surviving member of the original Freedom Riders. In May of 1961, thirteen men and women in Washington, D.C. boarded two public buses headed for New Orleans, to test whether states across the South

Ep. 67 – Vanessa Zoltan on What Makes a Secular Text Sacred?

Vanessa Zoltan, author of the recently published Praying with Jane Eyre: Reflections on Reading as a Sacred Practice, is not your usual chaplain. She is an atheist who produces podcasts about treating Harry Potter, Twilight, and romance novels as sacred texts, and she runs pilgrimages and walking tours that explore sacred reading and

Ep. 64 – The Genius of Your Favorite Picture Books, with Marla Frazee

What’s it like to see stories through the eyes of a visual artist? Marla Frazee, multiple award-winning children’s book author and illustrator, shares her vision in a captivating conversation with Eve and Julie. The recipient of two Caldecott Honors and the Boston Globe Horn Book Award, Marla knew that she

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