Fantastical Truth

Fantastical Truth

Latest Episodes

Ep. 23: What If You Could Turn Stories into Sculptures? | The Weaver Trilogy, with Lindsay A. Franklin
July 07, 2020

Stephen and Zack invite The Weaver Trilogy author Lindsay A. Franklin to explore her fantasy series about Tanwen, the girl who literally weaves stories.

Ep. 22: How Do Christians Discern UFO Accounts in Light of Scripture?
June 30, 2020

Zack and Stephen explore UFO sightings, alien beliefs, and how Christians can respond to the notions of sentient life beyond our planet.

Ep. 21: In a Blind World, What If Only One Boy Could See? | For Whom the Sun Sings, with W. A. Fulkerson
June 23, 2020

Stephen and Zack are joined by W. A. Fulkerson, whose novel For Whom the Sun Sings just released this spring.

Ep. 20: What if a Space Plague Turned the Amish into Zombies? | clip from Amish Zombies from Space
June 16, 2020

Preview chapter 8 of Amish Zombies from Space, the audiobook, written by Kerry Nietz and read by Randy Streu.

Ep. 19: How Do Christian Authors Stay Sensitive About ‘Grittier Than PG-13’ Content?
June 09, 2020

In this special panel courtesy of Realm Makers, you can listen to fantasy novelists wrestle with challenging content in fiction.

Ep. 18: Who Are the First Real Superheroes Hiding in the Bible? | with Chase Replogle
June 02, 2020

Chase Replogle joins us to explore how Scripture rarely presents its heroic figures as true role models.

Ep. 17: What Can Christian Fans Learn From #ReleaseTheSnyderCut’s Success?
May 26, 2020

We explore the #ReleaseTheSnyderCut movement's big victory, challenge super-film expectations, and engage the controversies.

Ep. 16: How Do We Discern Stories That Claim ‘Humans Are A Virus’ on the Earth?
May 19, 2020

"The earth is healing; we are the virus." Under this slogan lies this suspicion that something is wrong with us and we don't belong here.

BONUS: How Might Biblical Fiction Best Explore Jesus’s Early Life? | with R. S. Ingermanson
May 12, 2020

Our conversation continues with author R. S. Ingermanson, whose new series time-travels to the world of first-century Israel.

Ep. 15: What if NASA Finally Launched for Mars, But One Astronaut Was a Saboteur? | Oxygen with Randy Ingermanson
May 05, 2020

Randy Ingermanson joins us to explore his foray into sci-fi with his 2001 novel Oxygen.