Interviews



An Interview with Ben Palpant

By The Rabbit Room

[Editor’s note: A few weeks ago, Lancia E. Smith at The Cultivating Project shared an in-depth interview with author Ben Palpant about his new book, Letters from the Mountain. We enjoyed it so much that we’re sharing it in its entirety here, with Cultivating’s permission. We hope that Lancia & Ben’s conversation inspires you in your own creative work, and if you find yourself wanting to hear more from Ben, you can find Letters from the Mountain in the Rabbit Room Store.]

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The Habit Podcast: Jill Phillips Goes Deeper Into Love

By The Rabbit Room

This week on The Habit Podcast, Jonathan Rogers talks with Jill Phillips, singer-songwriter and star of the Gullahorn Happy Hour along with her husband, Andy Gullahorn.

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The Habit Podcast: Carolyn Leiloglou Follows the Rules (Sometimes)

By The Rabbit Room

This week on The Habit Podcast, Jonathan Rogers talks with children’s author Carolyn Leiloglou.

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George MacDonald: A Life of Relationships

By The Rabbit Room

[Editor’s note: Last week, the Rabbit Room staff happened upon this excellent interview with one of our favorite people, George MacDonald scholar Kirstin Jeffrey Johnson. It originally appeared on Radix Magazine, which you should definitely peruse if you haven’t already. Read to the end of the interview to find a link to some more of Kirstin’s writing, as well. You’ll be glad you did.]

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The Habit Podcast: Carolyn Weber Was Surprised by Oxford

By The Rabbit Room

This week on The Habit Podcast, Jonathan Rogers talks with memoirist and professor at New College Franlin, Dr. Carolyn Weber.

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The Habit Podcast: Elizabeth Harwell on The Good King’s Feast

By The Rabbit Room

This week on The Habit Podcast, Jonathan Rogers talks with Elizabeth Harwell, author of The Good Shepherd’s Pasture and The Good King’s Feast.

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The Second Muse: Ella Mine, Jac Thompson & S. Grant Parker

By The Rabbit Room

In this special episode of The Second Muse, former guest Ella Mine returns with collaborators Jac Thompson and S. Grant Parker for a live performance at North Wind Manor and a discussion about how art arises from pain to become a safe place during times of suffering. This episode originally aired during Hutchmoot: Homebound 2021.

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The Habit Podcast: Luci Shaw & Ned Bustard

By The Rabbit Room

This week on The Habit Podcast, Jonathan Rogers speaks with two guests: poet Luci Shaw and illustrator Ned Bustard.

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The Habit Podcast: Hannah Hubin on Collaboration

By The Rabbit Room

This week on The Habit Podcast, Jonathan Rogers talks with writer, poet, and lyricst Hannah Hubin.

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Headwaters: An Interview with Andrew Osenga

By Drew Miller

In case you haven’t heard, Andrew Osenga has launched a Kickstarter campaign to fund his new album, Headwaters—a collection of songs written to be sung by families, friends, and churches that deals with themes of time, personal legacy, collective repentance, and more. I had the pleasure of asking Andrew some questions about his creative process, his hopes for this album, and where the idea for it originated. Enjoy, and be sure to back his Kickstarter!

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Sad Stories Told for Laughs: Dave Barnes

By The Rabbit Room

This week on The Habit Podcast, Jonathan Rogers interviews Dave Barnes, singer-songwriter, standup comedian, and cohost of the Dadville Podcast.

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It’s Not a Poem Until You Discover Something: An Interview with Scott Cairns

By Andy Patton

When I think of the most impactful conversations I have had, the one hour I spent talking about art and poetry with poet and professor Scott Cairns several years ago stands at the top of the list.

I can see now that some of my most cherished ideas about art and poetry—the importance of tradition, the necessity of discovery, the power of perseverance in the work, the fact that the writing life is just another way to live a normal life—were planted in me like seeds during this conversation. I want to share it now in hopes that Scott’s ideas will benefit you as much as they have me.

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