Monday, February 1, 2016

Challenging Opinions Interview: Sticking Up for the Faith

And now for something completely different, from Julie ...
Always be ready to give an explanation to anyone who asks you for a reason for your hope.
I Peter 3:15
William Campbell invited me to chat with him at his podcast, Challenging Opinions. The podcast exists to "test all ideas, left and right, liberal and conservative, progressive and libertarian."

That idea in itself is pretty challenging but when I listened to sample episodes William was a fair and impartial interviewer, which is a rare quality these days.

I thought we were going to discuss my post Obedience: The Dirtiest Word in America so I was prepared to talk about being an American Catholic during the political season. I think that post was only what drew me to William's attention. We never actually discussed that topic, but wound up covering everything from faith in God to Catholic misdeeds to the future of the Church.

I was going completely off the cuff, which I think shows sometimes, but that in itself was fair. Shouldn't we be able to shed some light on faith and the Church when we're asked about it? It was a like a particularly invigorating workout and I really enjoyed talking with William.

LISTEN at Challenging Opinions or iTunes.

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For why I'm a happy Catholic and for a further response now that I've looked into the documents William asked me about ... see my post at Happy Catholic.

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Good Story 125: Frankenstein



Julie rented some lab space, Scott went to find some brains. They saw this in a movie once and are pretty sure it will work. Episode 125, Frankenstein by Mary Shelley.

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Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Good Story 124: Star Wars


Julie and Scott open their sixth year* with special guest John C. Wright, who joins them to talk about story, myth, and Star Wars.


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*I counted on my fingers. -- sd

Friday, December 18, 2015

Good Story 123: Millions (2004)


Julie and Scott find a bag of cash. Scott wants to give the money to The Judean People's Front, but Julie wants it to go to the People's Front of Judea. Find out what they decide in Episode 123: Millions (2004), directed by Danny Boyle.


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  • From Julie's Happy Catholic blog: A man came up to the window to ask for money. I know there are those who do this as a scam. So what should you do?



  • Friday, December 4, 2015

    Good Story 122: Leaf by Niggle and The Great Divorce



    Julie and Scott spend an episode in Purgatory. Scott somewhat enjoyed the bus ride (except the violent part), and Julie came back with a pile of intricate leaves. In Episode 122, two stories for the price of one: Leaf by Niggle by J.R.R. Tolkien and The Great Divorce by C.S. Lewis.

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    Sunday, November 22, 2015

    Good Story 121: Skyfall


    In Episode 121, Julie and Scott chased James Bond who was after Silva who was after M. Q was no help whatsoever. Skyfall, directed by Sam Mendes.


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    Friday, November 13, 2015

    Good Story 120: The City



    In Episode 120, Julie (or Julianne, but never Jules) and Scott (or Scotty, but never Scooter) discuss The City, an excellent Dean Koontz novel.

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    Friday, October 23, 2015

    Good Story 119: Halloween (1978)


    Hannah appeared outside the window. Julie and Scott invite her in (after checking for knives) to offer tips on horror movie survival. Like not dropping weapons when you think its over. How to get out of the house when you think its over. And that its never really over, especially when you think its over.


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    Friday, October 16, 2015

    Good Story 118: The Strange Case of Dr Jeckyll and Mr Hyde



    Julie and Scott do not feel they should be held responsible for the content of this podcast. The salt they found not only turned everything an odd color, but also turned them into the evil Juanita and Cesar. At this point, no one is sure who said what about The Strange Case of Dr. Jeckyll and Mr. Hyde.

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  • Brandon Vogt's review of The C.S. Lewis Bible


  • Friday, September 25, 2015

    Good Story 117: Les Miserables (2012)


    Scott has found a perfect location for a Den of Dissolutes in downtown Paris, but he can't understand why Julie is building a barricade outside. Not a chair left in the place! So they have to stand while discussing Les Miserables (2012), directed by Tom Hooper.


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