Podcast: Rod Dreher on How Dante Saved His Life
In this week's episode author and journalist, Rod Dreher, joins the show to discuss his fantastic new book, How Dante Can Save Your Life: The Life-Changing Wisdom of History's Greatest Poem, out this month from ReganArts. Conversation touches on the power of story to change lives, how Dante helped Rod's faith grow even in the face of some deep family drama and a debilitating illness, and why everyone should read The Divine Comedy.
Rod is a senior editor of The American Conservative and the author of Cruncy Cons and The Little Way of Ruthy Leming. His work has appeared in numerous publications including the New York Post, the Dallas Morning News, National Review, First Things, and the Wall Street Journal, and broadcast on NPR's All Things Considered and BBC Radio. He lives in St. Francisville, Louisiana, with his wife Julie and their three children.
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