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Episode 34 - The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe

Season 3, Ep. 34

Two friends and academics recap classic literature and take it off its pedestal. In our thirty-fourth episode and Christmas special/end-of-season finale, we recap C.S. Lewis's wintry Christian allegory, The Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe (1950). Daniel gives us the gift of 'Measuringworth: Biblical Hermeneutics Edition' and Abby renames the Pevensie and Daniel's hypothetical pet beaver. This is also the second episode of the season with surprise cameos by both the Greek gods and Santa Claus. Brought to you by Mothers Against Wardrobes.


Cover art © Catherine Wu.


Episode theme: Tchaikovsky, 'Waltz of the Snowflakes', The Nutcracker Suite.

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