How 'bout a Thankful Death?
In the concluding episode of this season, Rachel Mann explores the lyrics of Alanis Morissette's 1998 song, 'Thank U'. She reflects on the power of 'stopping' and the gifts that may be concealed in taking time out to stop, reflect and learn to begin again.
June 08, 2020
When Nine Tailors Sing
In this episode, Rachel Mann explores the peculiar power of bells to summon, comfort and sing, with particular reference Dorothy L. Sayers' famous detective novel, The Nine Tailors.
May 25, 2020
A Village Resurrection
In this episode, Rachel Mann explore the imagery and wonder embedded in Stanley Spencer's painting, 'Resurrection, Cookham'.
May 18, 2020
'Returning, We Hear The Larks'
In this episode, Rachel Mann explores the power of birdsong in a time of COVID-19, setting it alongside Great War poet Isaac Rosenberg's poem, 'Returning, We Hear The Larks.' In addition to the music played and written by Oliver Mills, this episode includes Mills' recording of the dawn chorus.
May 11, 2020
The Bosom of Abraham
In this episode, Rachel Mann explores Emmylou Harris' classic Country song, Boulder to Birmingham. How can grief help us live with precariousness? How can love shape our pain at a broken world?
May 04, 2020
The Doom Wall of Oxgodby
In this episode, Rachel Mann explore the themes of healing, trauma and touch found in J.L. Carr's 1980 booker-nominated novel, A Month in the Country.
April 27, 2020
The God of Goblin Market
In this episode, Rachel Mann reflects on the sensual, Eucharistic imagery at the heart of Christina Rossetti's great poem, Goblin Market. What might this poem offer in a time of lockdown and fear?
April 20, 2020
Rembrandt's Last Canvas
In this episode, which focuses on Rembrandt's 1669 painting 'Simeon in the Temple', Rachel Mann examines the power of visual art to capture the human need for touch.
April 13, 2020
Sacred Unbound Trailer
A trailer for a brand-new podcast, Sacred Unbound, presented by priest, poet and theologian Rachel Mann. Sacred Unbound explores the intersections between the Divine, art and culture in precarious times.
April 06, 2020