Uncommon Sense
The Podcast of the Society of Gilbert Keith Chesterton, where we talk about everything under the sun with a Chestertonian perspective, as well as the writings and legacy of G.K. Chesterton himself. The podcast is hosted by Grettelyn Darkey and Joe Grabowski. Want to give us feedback? Email podcast@chesterton.org.

Summary of today’s episode: Chesterton from age 20 to 30, Chesterton had a dark night of the soul, ending in a glorious vision of God where he talked to God face to face. His vision resulted in a new gratitude towards life, a sense of wonder and joy that would essentially never leave him again. He began his writing career, met the love of his life and married her, and began writing notable columns in the papers that made him a household name. He was commissioned to write a biography of Robert Browning (poet and playright, husband of Elizabeth Barret Browning) and then wrote a book on painter and sculptor G.F. Watts. He is a rising star in the firmament of London.

If you have questions or comments, write me at uncommonsensepodcast@gmail.com  Obviously, I’m skimming over and trying to pick highlights. There’s much, much more in the biographies about each stage of Chesterton’s life. I recommend reading a biography or two, I’ve used six biographies to write this, including:

Maisie Ward’s G.K. Chesterton and Return to Chesterton

Joseph Pearce’s book: Wisdom and Innocence.

Denis Conlon’s book: G.K. Chesterton: A Reappraisal

William Oddie’s book: Chesterton and the Romance of Orthodoxy

Ian Ker’s book: G.K. Chesterton: A Biography


Fr. Ker’s talk in London: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/chesterton-and-humour-a-talk-by-fr-ian-ker-tickets-69985936821


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