Virtue in the Wasteland Podcast

We discuss books we are digging and reading through this summer. We also give you a digest of the contents of those books.

So, even if you don't end up reading them, you'll get some good summaries and ideas to mull over.

Since we are doing research for our own writing projects, you won't be surprised to find that they tend to be related to sexual ethics, addiction, and edgy memoirs. 

Just take a shot on this one, because we think you'll dig it, but if you don't come back soon for some great interviews we've got lined up.


Direct download: Summer_Reading_List_2016.mp3
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The poignant importance of the father-child relationship. We discuss Kierkegaard's Fear and Trembling, the story of Abraham and Isaac, the Terrance Malick film Tree of Life, and fatherhood in general.

Direct download: Fathers_Day_Special.mp3
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We figured it was time to explain ourselves. We are unashamed to call ourselves Christians in the sense that we cannot deny the hope that is within us. But have any of us really let it sink in that the radical call of Christianity is more devastating and indeed impossible than most of us ever admit to ourselves or others? Come with us on this special show about why we "feel" more Christian than ever but have also come to realize how offensive the the Law and Gospel are to us all.

The song at the end is Wovenhand "The Threshing Floor"

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Direct download: Impossible_Christianity.mp3
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During the spring 2016 semester, Dan and Jeff team taught an upper division course on several themes from our show, including TS Eliot's "The Wasteland," Zizek, Living in the End Times, Kierkegaard's Fear and Trembling, short stories, Bonhoeffer's ethics, C.S. Lewis, The Abolition of Man, the Tao Te Ching etc. 

We then selected two excellent students to discuss and reflect back on the semester.

Sam Leanza's family makes Jeff's favorite incense, which you too can buy here: 

Direct download: The_Wasteland_Class.mp3
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Timothy and Jay Winterstein brothers talk about lastweek's Newport Beach Film Festival, some up and coming filmmakers and new movies, and the post-apocalyptic genre. 

Direct download: Film_Kick_with_The_Winterstein_Brothers.mp3
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