Thanks be to God, Lorehaven’s Fantastical Truth podcast is going places that a blog or even a magazine has not gone before.
Over one thousand downloads and hundreds of listeners later, let’s hear what listeners are saying:1
I’m about 3/4 of the way through the first episode, and I think I’m the bullseye of your target audience. . . . I liked the love of magic and imagination paired with dedication to belief in inerrant scripture, which is rarely found. I’m definitely would love to hear you all’s theology of imagination [episode].
I’m really happy to hear about Fantastical Truth in the Podcast kingdom. Subscribed as soon as I found it.
—J. S. R.
Talk radio style format is perfect and the topic is uplifting. Very encouraged to stir up my love for good literature and the Bible. This is a resource I am putting on my recurring podcast.
—zflwtcher review on Apple Podcasts (disclaimer: I think this is a friend of mine, even best man at my wedding)
—Meg MacDonald (@kyrrimar) February 5, 2020
What is the human cost? That is such an important question and there might be more of a cost than you would think. This is a great discussion. https://t.co/rp3hzKse2o
—Andrea Ward (@citrus_sunshine) February 20, 2020
In the Fantastical Truth podcast from Lorehaven, hosts E. Stephen Burnett and Zackary Russell find truth in fantastic stories, and apply the wonders of these imaginary worlds to the real world our Creator has called us to serve. Join the best Christian fantastical authors and other creative friends on this joyful journey, to find the happiness and holiness of Jesus through his gift of truthful imagination.
Next episode: How did you first discover fantastical fiction?
I’ve left out all the feedback in response to our pending question for readers, namely: how did you first discover fantastical fiction?
We’d love to hear your origin story, which could include elements like:
- How old were you?
- How did you find the story?
- What did you love about it?
- What ideas really spoke to you?
- Which characters draw you in?
- What did you love about the world?
- How do you feel about that story now?
We’d love to hear your story! And of course we may share your story in the next Fantastical Truth episode, to be heard by hundreds of other fantastical story fans.
You can use this page’s comment section. Or use the form here to send your note straight to the Fantastical Truth mailbag.
Next week, we’ll release that episode. After that, Fantastical Truth might just get even more interesting. Especially as we head into conference season, Realm Makers season, and Stephen-finally-sees-his-first-book-released season.
- We’ve only edited these for brevity and any typos. Also, the podcast is on break this week, and I’m working on other projects. This partly explains this “victory lap”–style post. ↩