I lecture all over the U.S. and internationally, on topics related to imaginative apologetics, J.R.R. Tolkien, C.S. Lewis, and the Inklings. If you are interested in having me speak, check my Speaking page and please be in touch!

Here are some selected programs, lectures, and interviews, in video or audio form.

“Battle of the Literary Masters: Lewis vs. Tolkien” – a light-hearted yet scholarly ‘debate’ with Michael Ward. (video)

“Tolkien’s Catholic Faith” – part of the “Tolkien: Maker of Middle-earth” event at the Sheen Center for Thought & Culture, based on the 2019 NYC Tolkien exhibit. My talk starts at about 25:28.

Wade Center Podcast: “Reviewing Tolkien” (with Laura Schmidt). (audio)

“Imaginative Apologetics: What It Is and Why We Need It”: plenary lecture for the Steubenville Defending the Faith conference, Franciscan University at Steubenville, July 27, 2018. (video)

The Journey Home with Marcus Grodi, June 1, 2015. (video)

A  podcast interview for Essential C.S. Lewis on Apologetics and the Christian Imagination (including my reading one of my poems). (audio)

Featured in the documentary Convinced, directed by Donald Johnson.


Apologetics and the Christian Imagination: Interview for Word on Fire.

“The Art of Imaginative Apologetics”: Interview for The Catholic World Report