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We are now halfway through our series of book commentaries on The Chronicles of Narnia! Rilian and Glumpuddle continue their discussion on The Silver Chair, including occasional bits of advice for the filmmakers. Thanks to everyone who sent in questions! You can e-mail audio or text questions/observations to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Audio question from Benjamin (2:55)
5. Puddleglum (7:27)
Audio question from PuddleCheap (13:09)
6. The Wild Waste Lands of the North (17:18)
7-8. The Hill of the Strange Trenches, The House of Harfang (24:39)
9. How They Discovered Something Worth Knowing (30:54)
Rilian and Glumpuddle begin a perfectly-timed commentary on the fourth Chronicle of Narnia to be published, The Silver Chair! What better way to gear up for the upcoming film adaptation than to reflect on the timeless source material?
We are inviting fans everywhere to submit audio questions and/or observations about The Silver Chair to include in the podcast! Is there anything in particular (big or small) about the book you would like us to discuss? Any observations you would like to share? What are your favorites scenes and why? What are you most excited to see on film? What advice would you give to the filmmakers? We want to hear from you!
You can send audio files to email@example.com. For iPhones, using the Voice Memos app and then e-mailing the file would probably work best. Another method is uploading a video of yourself asking the question to YouTube (as an unlisted video if you’d like) and sending us the link. We are also still accepting e-mail questions and observations to read on the podcast. UPDATE: The next episode has been recorded.
1. Behind the Gym (3:24)
Audio question submitted by GymFan (9:11)
2. Jill is Given a Task (16:02)
3. The Sailing of the King (29:21)
4. A Parliament of Owls (34:18)
It is our 100th podcast episode! Rilian, GymFan, and Glumpuddle reflect on the ups and downs of anticipating the first three Narnia films, emphasizing the early days of NarniaWeb (founded in late 2003). Do you have any memories to share? Post a comment below!
The Voyage of the Dawn Treader, part 7
Rilian and Glumpuddle have finally reached the end of the world and concluded their commentary on ‘The Voyage of the Dawn Treader.’ Listen to their discussion on four of the strangest chapters in The Chronicles of Narnia. Three books down, four to go!
Merry Christmas, NarniaWebbers! Long live the true king!
13. The Three Sleepers (2:30)
14. The Beginning of the End of the World (16:31)
15. The Wonders of the Last Sea (22:18)
16. The Very End of the World (26:33)
The wheels, it seems, are turning! David Magee has been chosen to pen The Chronicles of Narnia: The Silver Chair. Rilian, Glumpuddle, and GymFan (returning after a nearly three-year absence) weigh in on the news. Listen:
Has this news raised or lowered your expectations? Post a comment below!
The Voyage of the Dawn Treader, part 6
When C. S. Lewis published The Chronicles of Narnia in the United States, he made some tweaks to the text, most of which were minor. The only significant change was made to the end of Chapter 12 of ‘The Voyage of the Dawn Treader.’ Listen to Rilian and Glumpuddle discuss the scene, and which ending they prefer.
Which version do you prefer? Original or revised (pre-1994 American)? Post a comment below!
- General thoughts on the scene (0:48)
- History lesson: Differences between the two versions (7:50)
- The pros and cons of each version (11:44)
The Voyage of the Dawn Treader, part 5
The bouncing monopods called Dufflepuds undoubtedly stand out in The Chronicles of Narnia. But before they are revealed, Lucy must endure one of the creepiest scenes in the series. Rilian and Glumpuddle share their thoughts. Please listen and post a comment!
10. The Magician’s Book (1:43)
11. The Dufflepuds Made Happy (15:29)
In the next podcast, Rilian and Glumpuddle will discuss the most significant difference between the original British and pre-1994 American versions of The Chronicles of Narnia: The ending of The Dark Island.
The Voyage of the Dawn Treader, part 4
The previous chapter may have ended on arguably the most powerful character moment in The Chronicles of Narnia, but the voyage has only just begun. What do you think the Sea Serpent adds to the story? What are the “two narrow escapes” referenced in the title of Chapter 8? Did Aslan actually erase the crew’s memories of Deathwater? What were your first impressions of the invisible creatures? Listen to Rilian and Glumpuddle, and then post a comment below!
8. Two Narrow Escapes (1:29)
Sea Serpent (3:09)
9. The Island of the Voices (15:01)
The NarniaWeb discussion forum is buzzing with activity in the wake of The Silver Chair being announced as the fourth Narnia film! Rilian, Glumpuddle, and Ransom react to the news and share their thoughts in the latest podcast.
Is this a good decision? What about Walden Media? Would a lower budget really be a bad thing? Is there any chance Will Poulter will return? How should the film be marketed? Will the green mist from the Dawn Treader film play a role in this film? What about Puddleglum? All these questions and more are examined! Listen below:
What do you think? Post your thoughts in the Discussion Forum!
The Voyage of the Dawn Treader, part 3
“So I scratched away for the third time and got off a third skin, just like the two others, and stepped out of it. But as soon as I looked at myself in the water I knew it had been no good.
“Then the lion said – but I don’t know if it spoke – “You will have to let me undress you.”
7b. How the Adventure Ended