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The guys and girls talk about pop culture, theology, and whatever else is on their minds in this weekly podcast. They might even make you laugh. Maybe. The guys: Steven Christoforou & Christian Gonzalez The girls: Christina Andresen & Emma Solak

The guys and girls talk about pop culture, theology, and whatever else is on their minds in this weekly podcast. They might even make you laugh. Maybe. The guys: Steven Christoforou & Christian Gonzalez The girls: Christina Andresen & Emma Solak

Location:

United States

Description:

The guys and girls talk about pop culture, theology, and whatever else is on their minds in this weekly podcast. They might even make you laugh. Maybe. The guys: Steven Christoforou & Christian Gonzalez The girls: Christina Andresen & Emma Solak

Language:

English

Contact:

800-967-7377


Episodes

Episode 120: Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Podcast (Pt. 2)

2/26/2020
Christina Andresen, Steve Christoforou, and Christian Gonzalez finish up their conversation on Harry Potter. They discuss how youth ministry should look like Defense Against the Dark Arts, how sacrifice shows true mastery over death, and who they think the true hero of the story is. They close with their Top 5 Things (and an Accidental One) They'd Make Into Horcruxes. Listen to Part 1 at...

Duration:01:23:21

Episode 119: PCCH LIVE! Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Podcast (Pt. 1)

2/19/2020
Steve Christoforou and Christian Gonzalez are joined by Christina Andresen for this special live episode of Pop Culture Coffee Hour! Recorded at the 2020 Youth and Camp Workers Conference in Phoenix, they discuss why Hogwarts is a CPS call waiting to happen, how friendship makes us better, and whether youth can be trusted with the Church. They close with a brief Q&A and a promise to finish what Dumbledore started. Listen to Part 2 at...

Duration:01:13:13

Episode 118: This Was Your Afterlife

2/12/2020
The guys revisit the NBC hit, The Good Place, after the Series Finale, and they were...a little disappointed. They discuss images of the afterlife, how love is other people, and visions of "the good." They close with their Top 5 Season Finales.

Duration:01:40:12

Episode 117: Thank You and Goodnight! (Again!)

2/5/2020
This week the girls revisit the critically acclaimed Amazon Prime show, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel. They discuss the need to be clear on our lives priorities, how where we are shapes who we become, and how each of us is called to follow Christ authentically. They close with their Top 5 Songs Released in 1960.

Duration:00:48:19

Episode 116: Big Talk about Little Women

1/22/2020
The girls discuss the newest version of the classic story, Little Women. They take on topics such as death, the place and shape of gratitude in our lives, and the role of women in society. They close with their Top 5 Movies Based on Classic Novels.

Duration:00:58:35

Episode 115: Hey, Mando!

1/16/2020
The guys discuss the first live-action Star Wars TV Series: The Mandalorian. They touch on the interplay between nostalgia and creativity, the role of choice in identity formation, and the self-sacrificial love. They close with their Top 5 Westerns.

Duration:01:16:26

Episode 114: Another Star Wars Bonanza! The Rise of Skywalker!

12/25/2019
It's finally here. The end of the Skywalker Saga! Join the guys as they discuss the final film of a story 42 years in the making! Spoiler Porgs included.

Duration:01:22:06

Episode 113: Lord of the Rings Live! (Feat. Fr. Andrew Stephen Damick)

12/18/2019
Live from New York, it’s PCCH! The guys discuss the epic trilogy, Lord of the Rings. The touch on topics such as friendship, the human obsession with power, and where hope can be found. Fr. Andrew joins the guys for a Q&A, as well as a special quiz designed just for him.

Duration:01:43:54

Episode 112: The Cold Truth About Frozen II

12/11/2019
The girls take on the highly anticipated Disney movie, Frozen II, and (spoiler alert) they weren't impressed. They discuss how we ought to gauge the next right thing, whether newness of knowledge equates with wisdom, and how we should acquire a spirit of service. They end with their Top 5 Sequels (That Were Actually Good).

Duration:00:37:31

Episode 111: True Life in Luxury

12/4/2019
A couple months ago, the guys watched a documentary following the band, Luxury. They were so impressed by the band and their music, they decided to focus this week on Luxury's album, Trophies. The guys discuss how the world is in decay, how we still need to be affirming of life, and how grace and repentance mean we actually have to change our lives. They close with their Top 5 Things They Are Thankful to God For.

Duration:01:25:57

Episode 110: Falling in Modern Love

11/27/2019
The girls discuss the podcast-gone-Amazon series, Modern Love. They reflect on the nature of "modern" love, how love makes us vulnerable, and how true love calls us to become real. They close with their Top 5 Love Stories That Are Not About Romantic Love.

Duration:00:51:22

Episode 109: New Kanye, New Kanye Album

11/6/2019
This week the guys discuss Kanye West’s latest release, Jesus is King. They discuss materialism, the importance of honesty in repentance, and the cost of following Christ. They close with their Top 5 Christian Albums.

Duration:01:16:15

Episode 108: Good Things About Good Omens

10/30/2019
Christina Andresen and Emma Solak discuss the new Amazon Prime show, Good Omens. They discuss how we are all fallen, the battle between heaven and hell, and whether or not the gospel falls flat for those in comfort. They close with their Top 5 Gangs of Kids.

Duration:00:38:25

Episode 107: Check Out This Joker

10/23/2019
The guys discuss the newest film from DC Movies, The Joker. They discuss the impact of mental illness, having compassion for enemies, and how any of us can take the road to darkness. They close with their Top 5 Movies About Mental Health.

Duration:01:52:02

Episode 106: The PCCH Girls Who Drank the Moon

10/16/2019
Christina and Emma take on the Newberry Medal winning novel, The Girl Who Drank the Moon. They discuss sacrifice vs. loss, hope vs. sorrow, and how Christian hope in particular is not an empty promise. They close with their Top 5 Newberry Winners.

Duration:00:43:47

Episode 105: (Not) Just Another Spider-Man Podcast

10/9/2019
The guys finally take on the latest Spider-Man film, Far From Home. They discuss the nature of reality vs. illusion, the human need for belief, and how we often are willing to disown our lives for something easier. They close with their Top 5 Spider-Man Villains.

Duration:01:07:04

Episode 104: Downton Revisited

10/2/2019
This week, Christina Andresen and Emma Solak take on the new Downtown Abbey film. They discuss the tension between simplicity and grandeur, the power of unity in diversity, and how true loyalty is rooted in love. They share their Top 5 "They Finally Realize They're in Love" episodes.

Duration:00:44:35

Episode 103: The Life of Luxury (and Three Rockin’ Priests)

9/25/2019
Steve and Christian discuss Parallel Love, a documentary that follows the trajectory of the rock band, Luxury. One cool thing about this band: 3 members are Orthodox priests. The guys discuss the disruptive nature of art, the ongoing process of conversion, and how all of us are called to be priests of creation. They close with their Top 5 Christian Artists and Musicians.

Duration:01:23:24

Episode 102: A Big Little Podcast on Big Little Liars

9/18/2019
Christina and Emma take on the HBO series, Big Little Liars. They discuss the many reasons people lie, how repentance can improve even the most impossible situations, and how the ultimate goal of life is to be healed. They close with their Top 5 Big Little Liars.

Duration:00:46:29

Episode 101: Chatting ’Bout Chapelle

9/11/2019
The guys are back to kick off season 5 by discussing Dave Chapelle’s new comedy special, Sticks and Stones. They discuss whether Chapelle’s humor is puerile or prophetic, the need to speak truth fearlessly, and the complicated nature of the modern moral order. They close with their Top Next 5 Comedy Specials.

Duration:01:20:52