Bet you’re glad it is time for another episode on The Bard and the Bible Podcast–aren’t you? Thought so. This week’s installment, “Full Fathom Five,” is now live (you can also easily subscribe to the podcast on iTunes, to ensure that you never miss an episode in the future).
In this episode, Ariel’s song from Shakespeare’s The Tempest (“Full fathom five thy father lies”) meets David’s dirge for King Saul and Jonathan in 2 Samuel 1:19-27 in the King James Version of the Bible.
Each episode of The Bard and the Bible Podcast offers short readings from Shakespeare and scripture for your inspiration, meditation, or memorization. The host is Bob Hostetler, author of The Bard and the Bible: A Shakespeare Devotional. The episodes, highlighting correspondences or contrasts between the bard’s words and the Bible’s wisdom, can be enjoyed repeatedly and even used as an aid to memorization. Each week’s passages are presented without commentary or interpretation, allowing the listener to draw his or her own conclusions.
Episodes are posted every Friday, and announced on this blog. Listeners can suggest readings or pairings they’d like to hear by commenting on this blog, on the podcast page, or on iTunes. Ratings and reviews on iTunes are also much appreciated.