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Bonusode: Day's Work

BONUS CONTENT! Zeb is a guest on the new Day's Work podcast discussing his blog posts on practical policies to achieve distributist goals. The Dorothy Day Caucus has graciously allowed us to share this episode of their show. Follow the Day's Work podcast here: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/dayswork Check out the Dorothy Day Caucus here: http://ddcasp.weebly.com/ Check out the American Solidarity Party here: https://solidarity-party.org/ Read Zeb's distributism posts here:...

Duration: 01:25:57

Episode 18: Nerdrage feat. Matthew Walther and Jonathan Murden

Journalist and online rabble rouser Matthew Walther joins Zeb, Mark, and Jonathan to talk about his recent piece "Game of Thrones is bad - and bad for you", and the many angry responses it generated. We talk about the intersection between nerd and consumer cultures, the moral content of art, and censorship.

Duration: 01:09:59

Episode 17: Mister Rogers' Wild Ride feat. Jonathan Murden

This week's episode comes as a bonus prequel. While we were sorting out some tech issues before our chat with Matthew Walther, Zeb, Mark, and Jonathan had a fun informal chat on children's media and how it is (or ought to be) used by adults, as well as changes in nerd culture. Zeb gets mad about a theme park ride.

Duration: 00:36:31

Episode 16 BONUS: Star Dreck

The Borg did nothing wrong.

Duration: 00:04:30

Episode 16: Journey to the Stars feat. Daniel Silver and Jonathan Murden

This week, we join forces with Jonathan Murden and Doxacon organizer Daniel Silver for a far-reaching discussion on genre fiction and popular media - science fiction, fantasy, horror, and prestige drama - and its potential to shape Christian theological imagination and moral reasoning. Register for Doxacon Prime 2017 here: http://doxacon.brownpapertickets.com/

Duration: 00:57:41

Episode 15: Punching Left pt. 2

Finishing up a two part series on Christianity & leftist politics, we discuss the historical relationship between Christianity & power, how to live a good life as a Christian, as well as whether we can work with secular leftists and how. We conclude with the definitive answer to the question Is Weyward leftist?

Duration: 01:05:11

Episode 14: Punching Left pt. 1

This week we look at the intersection between leftism and Christianity - what is the left? Do we consider ourselves leftists and do we consider Weyward a leftist project? Can (should) Christians be leftists? This is the first in a two-part series, and next week we'll talk about specific issues, as well as what Christianity can do not just in critiquing capitalism and liberalism but also by providing a positive vision of a post-liberal world.

Duration: 01:06:00

Episode 13: New Africa feat. Temidayo Akinsanya

In this week's bite-sized episode, we speak with Temidayo Akinsanya, a Reformed seminarian and pastoral intern, about a different kind of fringe experience: that of Christian immigrants from West Africa to the United States. We discuss the shape of West African Christianity and the unique challenges and opportunities associated with negotiating Christian and African identities.

Duration: 00:32:33

Episode 12: Happy People feat. Kent

We sit down with Kent to talk about his background and discuss the city and the frontier in Werner Herzog's 2010 documentary, "Happy People: A Year in the Taiga." Show notes here: https://sites.google.com/s/0B7h824z_0mbhQlRHQVNsTVFhajQ/p/0B14yl9mfv3bdNjloUi15YWxqMzQ/edit

Duration: 01:32:17

Episode 11: Deconditioning feat. Justin Bonanno

Episode 11: Deconditioning feat. Justin Bonanno by WEYWARD

Duration: 01:21:12

Episode 10: American Traditions feat. Brian DeForce

Brian DeForce tells us about learning and leading Native American religious ceremonies as a convert from Catholicism. (The thumbnail is not Brian.)

Duration: 01:05:30

Episode 9: Sweat the Technique feat. Tara Ann Thieke

We talk to Tara Ann Thieke about intentional Christianity in Western Pennsylvania and discuss the work of Jacques Ellul.

Duration: 01:30:46

Episode 8: Gluttony (A Second Helping)

Lord, forgive us, but it's time to go back to the old us. We spend another hour discussing everyone's favorite Good Sin.

Duration: 01:22:17

Episode 7: Gluttony feat. @kev_jg

We start talking about the Catholic permissiveness about gluttony and end up on the Benedict Option and other forms of Christian community. With Twitter's favorite young Thomist, @kev_jg and a special intro by friend-of-the-show Jonathan Murden.

Duration: 01:02:28

Episode 6: The Seventh Seal feat. Zeb

We talk to Zeb about his background and then discuss the classic Ingmar Bergman film The Seventh Seal looking for keys to the current moment.

Duration: 01:46:31

Episode 5: Freestyling Reflections

In a less formal conversation, we look back on our first five episodes as well as talk plans for where we want to go from here. Focused discussion interspersed with commentary on Twitter beefs, our personal lives, Christian how-tos, and whether the kids are - in fact - alright. No episode next week, we'll be taking a break for Holy Week, but we've got a very appropriate post-Lent episode coming up on the 23rd.

Duration: 01:15:37

Episode 4: Anomie of the State feat. Chris Arnade

What does it mean to be treated as a data point by our leaders? How do the least of our society find value in a political landscape that doesn't value them? This week, we talk to photographer & writer Chris Arnade, who quit his job as a Wall Street trader to spend the past several years meeting and photographing whom he calls "back-row kids". As always, thanks to Harrison Lemke (harrisonlemke.com) for the visuals.

Duration: 01:35:15

Episode 3: The Evil of Banality feat. Mark

The first of our "background" episodes, with Mark acting as the guest. We talk about his story, weirdness as a reaction against banality, and the complete awfulness of the trite philosophical platitudes of Alain de Botton regarding religion and sex. Sam Kriss' article discussed in the episode: https://samkriss.com/2013/11/12/why-does-alain-de-botton-want-us-to-kill-our-young/ Next week, we'll be talking to Chris Arnade about his work and experiences with addiction and religion in American...

Duration: 01:39:01

Episode 2: American Idolatry feat. Elizabeth Bruenig and William Cavanaugh

What can we expect from the shifting religious landscape of the Trump era? We discuss American civic religion, church and state loyalties/idolatries, and the Benedict Option with Elizabeth Stoker Bruenig of the Washington Post and Dr. William T. Cavanaugh of DePaul University. Harrison's music: http://harrisonlemke.com/ Your homework for next week: https://samkriss.com/2013/11/12/why-does-alain-de-botton-want-us-to-kill-our-young/

Duration: 01:22:20

Episode 1: Hybrid Moments feat. Jonathan Pageau

What does Christian art have to offer the disoriented neoliberal subject? We discuss monsters, divine patterns, and sacred objects with iconographer Jonathan Pageau. Listen to Harrison's music here: http://harrisonlemke.com/ http://brotherandroid.com/ http://dragonwarrior.bandcamp.com Read Jonathan's pieces on St. Christopher here, then read everything else he's written: http://www.orthodoxartsjournal.org/the-icon-of-st-christopher/

Duration: 01:31:08

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