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Episode 105: I Love (Consuming) The 80s

10/10/2018
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THIS WEEK... You've heard the saying, "The 80s was the best time to be a kid," well, we regret to inform you that we've discovered why, and it's actually kind of sad and scary. JP and Father Chuck learn about how in the 80s Ronald Reagan used the FCC to lift regulations on advertising toward children via children's programming, and how that may have had a hand in shaping the attitudes of Generation X, Millennials, and more generations to come. They also go in-depth on how shows and toys...

Duration:01:19:33

Episode 104: Parasocial Penguin

10/2/2018
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THIS WEEK... JP and Father Chuck discuss the phenomenon of parasocial relationships, and how potent they have become since the advent of the internet personality. Father Chuck tries extremely hard, with much difficulty, to identify with those who find themselves in a parasocial relationship, while JP fully admits that, yeah, he's totally in more than a few. We also learn the tragic tale of the Parasocial Penguin, Grape-kun, and a brief rundown on our fascination with the Milkshake Duck...

Duration:01:21:49

Episode 103: Snaptured

9/27/2018
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THIS WEEK... JP and Father Chuck are back again to talk about THANOS, from the hit summer blockbuster and latest entry in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Avengers: Infinity War. The discussion is mostly focused on Thanos and whether or not he works as a character and a protagonist. There's also some lovely chatting on emotional labor, brief mention of parasocial relationships, and JP's harrowing tale of being stung by a yellowjacket wasp. It hurt, guys. Don't forget to visit our Patreon if...

Duration:01:11:15

Episode 102: Zero Mention of Black Hole Grenades

9/11/2018
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THIS WEEK... Gondor calls for aid! But Rohan doesn't answer... Father Chuck and Father Fun have a nice chat about rewatching the films of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and even dip their toes into some Star Trek related talk. Listen, if you're a fan of Thor: The Dark World, you better turn away right now, it gets absolutely zero love in this episode, and goes completely undervalued. Also, both Fathers mention Iron Man 2 and how it might be somewhat underrated, but completely fail to mention...

Duration:00:29:13

Episode 52: Buffy The Vampire Slayer 20th Anniversary Celebration! (Part 2)

3/21/2017
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On today's episode, Matt and JP celebrate 20 years of Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Last week was the 20th Anniversary of the titular series, and if you've been following the podcast or know JP and Matt in real life, you'll know that they are life-long Buffy fans. Father Chuck, unfortunately, is not present. While JP records from the comfort of his home, Matt is patrolling the graveyards for blood-sucking fiends from beyond the grave. The duo talk about what Buffy as a show means to them, why...

Duration:01:01:37

Episode 52: Buffy The Vampire Slayer 20th Anniversary Celebration! (Part 1)

3/21/2017
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On today's episode, Matt and JP celebrate 20 years of Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Last week was the 20th Anniversary of the titular series, and if you've been following the podcast or know JP and Matt in real life, you'll know that they are life-long Buffy fans. Father Chuck, unfortunately, is not present. While JP records from the comfort of his home, Matt is patrolling the graveyards for blood-sucking fiends from beyond the grave. The duo talk about what Buffy as a show means to them, why...

Duration:00:47:58

Episode 51: W.W.J.D. For a Klondike Bar

3/14/2017
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In this week's episode, Matt Wells is joined by Father Chuck and JP as they dive head-first into the history of the WWJD brand. You might remember it as an innocuous brand used to sell bracelets and guilt teenagers out of making out or seeing Rated R movies. What the majority of people don't realize is that the phrase "What Would Jesus Do?" is deeply rooted in the Social Gospel movement, and was coined by Charles Sheldon, a minister from the 1800's. We talk about Charles Sheldon and his...

Duration:00:57:04

Episode 50: Time And Time And Time And Time And Time Again

3/7/2017
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Great Scott! Matt was pulled from his temporal loop and found himself in our reality once again. While he was away he was very frustrated that JP and Father Chuck were talking about time travel without him, so they decided to talk about time travel again! In this tangent universe, JP, Father Chuck and Matt talk about time travel, their favorite time travel films, methods of time travel, parallel universes, and share their own time travel theories and fantasies. What would you do if you...

Duration:01:05:54

Episode 49: Time After Time After Time After Time After Time

2/28/2017
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Great Scott! Father Chuck and JP are here to bring you our first ever episode (out of infinite other probable episodes occurring simultaneously on parallel dimensions)about time travel! We geek out over time travel in movies, going over our favorite "rules" from movies like Back to The Future and The Terminator, Donnie Darko and even The Last Temptation of Christ. And how can you have a full on nerdy conversation about time travel without mentioning the concept of parallel worlds? That,...

Duration:01:12:18

Episode 48: So You're Alone On Valentine's Day...

2/14/2017
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This week Fr. Chuck is flying solo! So you get to hear him talk to himself (like a typical Tuesday night) and ponder about Valentine's options, what the rest of the gang is up to, and who might be our patron saint. Good times. This one's short and awkward.

Duration:00:16:43

Episode 47: The Prayer of Jabez: Swazi Orphan Rodeo

2/7/2017
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Welcome back, MoD Squad! JP, Father Chuck and Matt are back again to discuss the evangelical “literary” phenomenon “The Prayer of Jabez: Breaking Through to the Blessed Life.” If you hung out in the evangelical community in the early 2000s, it’s a good chance that your church was blitzed by Bruce Wilkinson’s 80-page international bestseller. The Masters of Divinity certainly were, and since Christian subculture phenomenons are kind of our thing, we just had to talk about the book, its...

Duration:01:18:58

Episode 46: Hayao Miyazaki Will Make You Eat Your Legs

1/27/2017
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This week, JP and Father Chuck are joined by Mei Lin, a friend of Chuck's who is also an animation student. Mei Lin shares her background in how she got started in animation and how she was inspired by Laika Studios' Coralina, among many others. There is also talk of the great animated shows that are airing today that deserve attention, and are exploring themes and ideas in a way that can't be explored in other mediums. They also talk about Mei Lin's experience at the Women's March in...

Duration:01:15:00

Episode 45: Capes & Blankets

1/20/2017
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Hey, did you know that we like comics? If you didn't, JP and Father Chuck are here to remind you that WE LOVE COMICS. In this next installment of the Matt is Missing Saga (we're praying it turns out better than the Clone Saga), JP and Father Chuck get nostalgic over growing up in the 90s as comic book nerds (the 90s were The Dark Age of Comics. It was pretty traumatizing), discuss the rocky history of the church's relationship with the comic book industry, geek out over their favorite...

Duration:01:18:17

Episode 44: Social Media Misfits (Part 2)

1/13/2017
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In Part 2 of our epic Social Media episode, Father Chuck explains why he left Facebook and Twitter, which leads to a discussion about the dark side of social media, its negative effects like Facebook depression, hive-mind thinking, reality distortion and conspiracy theories! Thanks for listening and don't forget to like us on Facebook!

Duration:00:56:36

Episode 44: Social Media Misfits (Part 1)

1/13/2017
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Hello 2017! The Masters of Divinity are here to kick off your year with an epic two-parter. JP and Father Chuck discuss at great length about growing up with computers, the internet, and the evolution of online interaction that ultimately became social media. From Prodigy to Everquest to AOL chatroom roleplaying (yeah, weird, right?). Remember, this is a two-parter, so be sure to listen to second part of the episode! It's available now on your iTunes machine so you don't have to wait.

Duration:00:46:21