Tuesday, June 30, 2020

Good Story 235: Beowulf, translated by Seamus Heaney


Julie and Scott looked for Grendel's mom's lair but ended up at Six Flags. They were glad they left their armor behind. While riding the Texas SkyScreamer, they discussed Beowulf, translated by Seamus Heaney. Episode 235.


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In off the moors, down through the mist beams, god-cursed Grendel came greedily loping.
-- Beowulf, translated by Seamus Heaney


Tuesday, June 16, 2020

Good Story 234: Piku


Scott and Julie make a pinkie promise that they will not mention motions on their road trip. On the way, they'll talk about Piku, an Indian movie from 2015.


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Tuesday, June 2, 2020

Good Story 233: The Scarlet Letter


Julie and Scott, a couple of Papists, waited among the crowd of Puritans by the prison. Imagine their surprise when they found out they were not there for a baby shower. Episode 233: The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne.


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Tuesday, May 19, 2020

Good Story 232: Dunkirk (2017)


Julie and Scott thought Dunkirk would be nice this time of year. But the lines at the beach are way too long! Episode 232: Christopher Nolan's Dunkirk(2017).


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Tuesday, May 5, 2020

Good Story 231: The Stars My Destination


Julie jaunted into the library with the only telepath on Mars. "Where is Lord of the Rings shelved?" she demanded. "Where!" Scott looked up, but quickly returned his attention to the paperwork for his purchase of St. Patrick's. The subject of Episode 231 is The Stars My Destination by Alfred Bester.


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Tuesday, April 21, 2020

Good Story 230: Singham (2011)


Julie's scarf is stolen by a heartless thug. Scott removes his shirt and tight slaps everyone in sight. He learned to do this by watching Singham (2011) starring Ajay Devgn.


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Best action scene EVER:
 
 
 
Little Singham!
 
 
 

Tuesday, April 7, 2020

Good Story 229: Bellwether


Scott prepares to give an uplifting speech from Management about CREEB*. Julie makes everyone duct tape tattoos for their foreheads. Good Story 229: Bellwether by Connie Willis.

*Catholic Readers Explaining Excellent Books

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Tuesday, March 31, 2020

Good Story Special: Thus Sayeth the Lord by Julie Davis


Here's a special episode, because Julie wrote another book! Scott interviews Julie about "Thus Sayeth the Lord", a book she wrote about the biblical prophets.
Most of the prophets in the Bible didn't want the job. Why? Because it usually involved telling a bunch of people that they were doing it wrong (which always goes over well). But when they did what God asked them to do … wow.


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Thus Sayeth the Lord by Julie Davis - Amazon link

Julie's other books:
  • Happy Catholic: Glimpses of God in Everyday Life
  • Seeking Jesus in Everyday Life
  • Lord, Open My Heart: Daily Scriptural Reflections for Lent


  • Tuesday, March 24, 2020

    Good Story 228: Ex Machina (2014)


    Scott created an AI that looks like Shah Rukh Khan for Julie. She applies a Turing Test to recreate the Dard E Disco dance from Om Shanti Om. Scott argues that this tests only one thing and it is not intelligence.

    Episode 228: Ex Machina (2014), directed by Alex Garland; starring Alicia Vikander, Domhnall Gleeson, and Oscar Isaac.



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    Tuesday, March 10, 2020

    Good Story 227: Her


    Julie writes some beautiful letters while Scott shops for a new operating system. Episode 227: Her (2013), directed by Spike Jonze, starring Joaquin Phoenix.



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