Karen Swallow Prior

Our guest is Karen Swallow Prior. She’s an English professor at Liberty University. She’s also the author of Booked: Literature in the Soul of Me and Fierce Convictions: The Extraordinary Life of Hannah More ?Poet, Reformer, Abolitionist.


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Show Notes

1:23 – Why Dr. Prior goes by all three names (Karen Swallow Prior)

3:45 – Who she is and where she comes from

6:15 – How and why she made the move to Liberty University

9:38 – What it’s been like working at Liberty for almost 20 years now

14:03 – How she thinks about church (“It’s not about me”)

15:45 – What are legitimate criteria for leaving a church of which you are a member?

17:45 – What she does with her summers (“I sit around and eat bon bons…”)

19:00 – What her new book is about…

21:40 – What her first book – Fierce Convictions – is all about

23:25 – A great question from a listener…

30:05 – If she had to pick three classics for everybody to read, they would be…

32:15 – Best thing she’s watched recently

33:25 – Nerdiest thing she’s into right now

34:30 – Best thing / worst thing she’s seeing in this generation of students

37:30 – Best meal she’s had recently

38:15 – If she could put a billboard anywhere in the world, where would she put it, and what would it say