WARNING: DUE TO THE THEMES AND IDEAS OF THE BOOK BEING DISCUSSED, THIS EPISODE CONTAINS MUCH MORE (AND MUCH MORE FRANK) DISCUSSION OF SEX THAN IS USUAL IN OUR PODCAST. LISTENER DISCRETION IS ADVISED.
The advisory above is no joke. This episode is pretty much all about marriage, sex, and eroticism. Mostly because that’s what That Hideous Strength by C.S. Lewis is pretty much all about. Well, that and Mr. Bultitude the Bear.
Listen as our heroes plunge bravely into the nature of the sacred erotic bond between Man and Woman, as expounded by a then-47-year-old professor of Medieval and Renaissance Litetature (and up to that point lifelong bachelor).
As in the previous episode, they are much aided by the irrepressible Pastor Stephen Baker (Dean of Clearnote Pastor’s College), who explains why every college student on the face of the planet should be forced to read this book. His theory on Mr. Bultitude is that he is “just a bear.” Brandon has other ideas about Mr. Bultitude but they go repeatedly and terribly awry. Jake has a amazing pitch for who should play Fairy Hardcastle in the movie version. Nathan plays it cool. Arguably this week’s topic is out of his wheelhouse, and anyway, he’s never one for vain speechifying.