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Persuasion 170 | A Titanic Podcast Season Finale

Titanic is in the hot seat for Persuasion‘s Never Seen series finale.

Seeing and Believing 205 | Jim Jarmusch’s The Dead Don’t Die and Stanley Kubrick’s Dr. Strangelove

Seeing and Believing reviews The Dead Don’t Die and continue the “Summer of Stan” with a retro review Stanely Kubrick’s Dr. Strangelove.

Knock Down the House and Our View of the Political Millieu

Knock Down the House provides real-life glimpses of what we love most about our favorite political dramas.

HBO’s Chernobyl and the Communal Nature of Sin

Chernobyl is an excellent show… with its emphasis on the net effect of human sin—the disproportionately catastrophic results of seemingly small errors.

Disney’s Retellings, Aladdin, and Our Cultural Imagination

Some remakes of classic tales may reflect changed cultural mores, but it is a fallacy to believe we are morally evolving with each passing decade.

Seeing and Believing 204 | David Robert Mitchell’s Under the Silver Lake and Stanley Kubrick’s Paths of Glory

The Summer of “Stan” starts with a review of Kubrick’s arguably first auteur film “Paths of Glory” along with a more recent film, “Under the Silver Lake.”

Christ and Pop Culture Summer 2019 Reading Guide

These are a few of our favorite books.

Reality TV and Our Kingdom of Spectacle

Competing for titles, money, contracts, and (sometimes even) a person’s affections, all for the entertainment of an audience, can cause figurative deaths—devaluation of a person’s worth, the consumption of their soul.

Persuasion 169 | Podcasts of Fire

How did a deeply faith-filled movie like Chariots of Fire win over the critics to receive such acclaim? Hannah and Erin discuss it for this installment of their Never Seen series.

Seeing and Believing 203 | Michael Dougherty’s Godzilla: King of the Monsters and Dexter Fletcher’s Rocketman

Godzilla and Elton John duked it out to see which one of them would be king of the multiplex, but which of them will be king of Seeing & Believing’s heart.

Don’t Turn Away from the Trauma of Ava DuVernay’s When They See Us

When you see the fate of these boys, will you look away?

Competing Spectacles by Tony Reinke, Free for CAPC Members

Reinke wants to help readers not be manipulated and enthralled by the spectacles of our media age. Instead, he shows that we see the greatest spectacle of all in the Cross.

Persuasion 168 | Describing The Breakfast Club Ruckus, with Wade Bearden & Kevin McLenithan

Erin Straza and Hannah Anderson pack the Persuasion house with Seeing and Believing hosts Wade Bearden and Kevin McLenithan to discuss The Breakfast Club.

Anime & Overcoming

The central message of shōnen manga seems to be that whatever obstacles you face, try hard, stay true to your values, work together with your friends, and you will prevail in the end.

Seeing and Believing 202 | Guy Ritchie’s Aladdin and Olivia Wilde’s Booksmart

Wade and Kevin explore the latest live-action remake Aladdin then the raunchy high school comedy Booksmart, Olivia Wilde’s feature-film directing debut.

Persuasion 167 | Podcastin’ in the Rain, with Gina Dalfonzo

Gina Dalfonzo joins Erin Straza and Hannah Anderson to discuss Singin’ in the Rain and the cultural narratives it tells.