Persuasion 136: You Hear Yanny. I hear Laurel. Let’s Fight.

A recording of a word demanded us to choose sides. What we heard became the only real and rational response, making us frustrated by those who heard the other. Erin and Hannah summarize the Yanny/Laurel debate and the reactions it produced, and how it mirrors the debates we have about issues of much greater import.

Seeing and Believing 152: A James Stewart Retrospective and a Patreon Launch!

It’s James Stewart’s 110th birthday this year, which gives Wade and Kevin the excuse to look back over his career and recount their top 5 Stewart moments. Listen, enjoy, and don’t forget to share your own favorite performances from Stewart with us.

Persuasion 135: College Students Beware! Real Life Ahead

In this ounce of Persuasion fast chat, Erin Straza and Hannah Anderson share their wisdom of adult life. Each shares a bit of the shock that descended when they saw real life ahead! Listen to what happened when post-college life kicked in and how they transitioned to (somewhat) responsible adult.

Seeing and Believing 151: Summer Movie Preview & Agnes Varda and JR’s Faces Places

The weather is warm and the skies are clear, so Wade and Kevin break out the sunscreen and beach umbrellas for their summer-movie preview. Then they round things off with a short review of last year’s contender for a documentary Oscar, Faces Places.

The CaPC Digest 90 – Ready Player One, Virtual Reality, and the Value In Escapism with Derek Hiebert

Each week Drew Dixon and Tyler Burns interview a CaPC writer about a recent article they have authored in order to go deeper into the subject matter. This week Derek Hiebert joins the duo to talk about his article, Ready Player One and the Escape From Reality and the value in escapism.

Persuasion 134: Alexa Obeys My Every Command and So Should You

In this episode of Persuasion, Erin Straza and Hannah Anderson consider the ways that our modern communication styles are shaping the way we think and talk. Will Alexa give us practice using our commanding voice? Will it cause us to forget social graces?

Seeing and Believing 150: Lynne Ramsay’s You Were Never Really Here and Chloe Zhao’s The Rider

After the superhero spectacle of last week, Seeing & Believing shifts gears to review two smaller films: Lynne Ramsay’s stylized hitman drama, You Were Never Really Here, and Chloe Zhao’s exploration of rodeos and South Dakotan cowboys, The Rider.

Persuasion 133: How DARE You Look Beautiful

In this ounce of Persuasion fast chat, Erin and Hannah discuss the ways that we demand perfection from our celebrities, from Duchess Catherine to Carrie Underwood, but then criticize them for fulfilling our demands.

Seeing and Believing 149: Infinity War Review and the Top 5 MCU Moments

A spoiler free review of ‘Avengers: Infinity War’ from Wade and Kevin along with their Top 5 MCU moments from the previous 18 films.

The CaPC Digest 89: At Peace and War with Manhood with Abby Perry and Kathryn Watson

Drew Dixon is joined by Abby Perry and Kathryn Watson to discuss the conflicting ideas of “manhood” in evangelicalism from their co-authored article, Rearing Boys to Be Peacemakers in a World Bent on War.

Persuasion 132: Earth-Friendly Fashionistas

As if keeping up the latest in fashion isn’t overwhelming enough, now you need to consider if your fashion habits are ruining the planet. A conversation is stirring in the fashion industry about environmentally conscious fashion practices.

Seeing and Believing 148: John Krasinski’s A Quiet Place and John Curran’s Chappaquiddick

Silence is the word this week as Wade and Kevin explore the silent world of John Krasinski’s “A Quiet Place”. The duo then turn their attention to the oppressive silencing of Mary Jo Kopechne’s story John Curran’s “Chappaquiddick”.

Seeing and Believing 147: Wes Anderson’s Isle of Dogs and Andrew Hyatt’s Paul, Apostle of Christ

Wes Anderson’s latest hotly anticipated film hit theaters over the weekend, so Wade and Kevin get in touch with their inner dog lovers to review it then turn their attention to their review of one of the three faith-based films to be released around Easter: Paul, Apostle of Christ.

Persuasion 131: Your Food Has a Backstory, with Kendall Vanderslice & Carolina Hinojosa-Cisneros

For all our dietary awareness these days, one thing we don’t consider much is that our food has a backstory. While obsessing about gluten and fat and carbs, we are neglecting the culture and history and heritage.

Seeing and Believing 146: Steven Spielberg’s Ready Player One and Steven S. DeKnight’s Pacific Rim: Uprising

It’s nerd heaven on this week’s episode of the show! First up is Steven Spielberg’s adaptation of Ernest Cline’s wildly popular nerd-service novel, Ready Player One. Then the guys turn their attention to another nerd-adjacent blockbuster: Pacific Rim: Uprising.

Persuasion 130: The Flourishing of Black Women in Black Panther, with Kathryn Freeman

With an African-American cast and female-strong story line, the movie Black Panther has broken the Marvel mold. What will be the lasting impact of this film?