Stella introduces the guys to Ari Aster’s sophomore horror follow-up to the popular Hereditary: Midsommar starring Florence Pugh. Along the viewing journey, several disturbing scenes are flanked by questions of faith and community. How are we trained to interpret different cultures and customs?
Responding to a Video Essay by Al Jazeera, the guys welcome back Raphael Soohoo and bring in Jon M. Wilson to talk about the legacy, agony and ecstasy of the Superman mythos. Is Superman relevant, and is that a question that must be answered? How do the modern films contextualize the question?And what does all … More What Relevance Does Superman Have Today? (Guest Starring Raph Soohoo and Jon Wilson!)
Much to Donovan’s horror, his old Catholic middle school made the news that the Harry Potter series was banned for fear of evil soul conjuring. He and Harry knock their heads together, discussing Charismatic Christianity, Church Militarism, and more things the bible says not to do.
More fun continues as the guys discuss one of anime’s most notorious features: The End of Evangelion. What can we learn, and what can’t we learn?
*TRIGGER WARNING* This episode includes discussions of rape, pedophilia and sexual abuse. The famous Michael Bailey joins the discussion of the recent resurgence of sex abuses within the Catholic Church. The guys discuss their own Catholic upbringing, how they currently define their faiths, the mafioso nature of Catholicism, the sexual education of Catholics, and more … More When Should People Leave the Church? Guest Starring Michael Bailey!
A throwback-esque moral panic episode of sorts, the guys discuss Trump voters, Evangelicals and what these groups of people might mean for the country going forward.
This week the guys are joined by the infamous Stella of Batgirl to Oracle: The Barbara Gordon Podcast to discuss empathy, defining it and understanding how it helps maintain a society, as well as recognizing its limits.
Donovan and Harry return to discuss the concept of American Pride, and its origins. It’s another angry one, but one in which the two fall on both sides of the fence and hope to reclaim the concept from pure jingoism. … More What does it mean to have American Pride?
Donovan and Harrison finally find a topic which they come from opposite opinions! RELIGION: Does it help more than it harms or not? The guys talk about their personal religious backgrounds or lack thereof, the practitioners of faith, Bill Maher, and go out of their way not debating the existence of God. … More RELIGION: Does it UNITE Us or DIVIDE Us?