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The Wade Center Podcast features interviews and discussions with scholars and figures related to Wade Center and our authors: C.S. Lewis, J.R.R. Tolkien, Dorothy L. Sayers, George MacDonald, G.K. Chesterton, Owen Barfield, and Charles Williams.

Jan 11, 2019

Dr. Michael Ward, award-winning author of Planet Narnia: The Seven Heavens in the Imagination of C.S. Lewis and The Narnia Code: C.S. Lewis and the Secret of the Seven Heavens, discusses his best-selling books and thesis about the secret theme that lies behind and which knits together all of the seven books in The...


Dec 17, 2018

New York Times bestselling author Patti Callahan stops by the Wade Center to discuss her newly-released book, Becoming Mrs. Lewis. Patti discusses with Drs. Crystal and David Downing the inspiration behind her work of historical fiction that depicts the love story between Joy Davidman and C.S. Lewis. Patti...


Dec 6, 2018

In the final excerpt from our interview with Douglas Gresham, things get rather personal. Doug discusses his reaction upon first discovering that the Wade Center was collecting the Lewis family papers. He also opens up about his and his wife’s conversion stories as well as his family.


Dec 6, 2018

Douglas Gresham returns for part two of our interview to talk about his responsibility to steward the estate and legacy of his stepfather, C.S. Lewis. Doug shares some behind-the-scenes detail about C.S. Lewis’s practice of offering counseling at the Kilns, including to one royal visitor! He also shares some humorous...


Dec 6, 2018

Douglas Gresham, stepson of C.S. Lewis, sits down to discuss his memories of growing up with Lewis. In this first of three interviews, Doug opens up and shares some very personal memories about the deaths of C.S. Lewis and his mother. Stick around until the end to catch his comments about the future of the Chronicles of...