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Uncommon Sense: The Podcast of the American Chesterton Society, where we talk about all things Chesterton from a Chestertonian perspective. Join the conversation! Feedback welcome: uncommonsensepodcast@gmail.com nancy@chesterton.org

This is an interview with Nancy Brown. Fountains of Carrots is the podcast of Haley Stewart and Christy Isinger.

In this episode we had the pleasure of interviewing the wonderful Nancy C. Brown about one of our favorite topics: the Harry Potter series. Nancy is the author of The Mystery of Harry Potter: A Catholic Family Guide and The Woman Who Was Chesterton (about G.K. Chesterton’s wife Frances).

We had a nerdfest sharing about our love for the books. We discussed how they can be positive for both the moral imagination of the child and for family bonding and we examined some of the Catholic themes in the series. We also went into some of the concerns parents have about the series.

If you haven’t read the Potter books and aren’t sure if you want to share them with your children, I highly recommend reading Nancy’s book. She covers every concern I’ve seen raised about the books, so definitely start there to discern whether they’re right for your family!

Christy Isinger is the voice behind Fountains of Home. She’s a cradle Catholic who homeschools many small children in the frozen tundra of Alberta. Likes: Tequila, G.K. Chesterton, Flannery O’Connor, Agatha Christie, and the occasional online shopping purchase. Dislikes: slow internet and getting everyone dressed to play in the snow. You can find her at her blog, Facebook, Instagram, and Pinterest.

Haley Stewart is a writer, speaker, blogger, Catholic convert, and mama of three. She’s a bookish southern girl with a love for BBC miniseries, Jane Austen, and bright red lipstick. With her bearded husband, Daniel, she co-authored Feast! Real Food, Reflections, and Simple Living for the Christian Year. You can find her on her personal blog Carrots for Michaelmas or on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, or Pinterest.


Direct download: Fountains_of_Carrots.mp3
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Radio Maria presents Catholic Kaleidoscope with your host Alyssa Bormes, who on October 4, interviewed Nancy Brown about her new book about Frances Chesterton, G.K. Chesterton's wife.




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Christopher Oulette is hosting a podcast called Beware Of Monsters. He interviewed Doug Tenaple and they talked about Chesterton

Here is the Chesterton Chunk.
Here is a link to Doug's work http://goo.gl/oCfx5J
and this is a link to the other podcast http://feeds.feedburner.com/BewareOfMonstersPodcast

Direct download: 93.mp3
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Nancy Carpentier Brown reads from her adaptation of G.K. Chesterton's book, called The Absence of Mr. Glass.

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Nancy Carpentier Brown reads from her adaptation of G.K. Chesterton's book, called The Flying Stars.

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Nancy Carpentier Brown reads from her adaptation of G.K. Chesterton's book, originally called "The Queer Feet"—here called The Strange Feet.

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Nancy Carpentier Brown reads from her adaptation of G.K. Chesterton's book The Blue Cross.

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Nancy talks post-conference. She interviews editor and writer Michael Lichens.


Michael's writing can be found at Catholic World Report here: http://www.catholicworldreport.com/Item/3728/chesterton_the_poet.aspx


Another interview with Michael at Fountains of Carrots: http://fountainsofcarrots.com/foc-019-why-we-love-g-k-chesterton-with-michael-lichens/


Michael Lichens' blog Catholic Coffee Drinkers: https://coffeecatholic.wordpress.com


Michael at Catholic Exchange: http://catholicexchange.com/author/thelichens


Michael on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/mlichens?fref=ts


Catholic Exchange podcast: http://catholicexchange.com/podcast


St. Austin Review: http://staustinreview.org

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Nancy updates about the Conference.



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Nancy talks about the first day of the conference, and updates us on Chesterton's cause.

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