Persuasion 138: You Can’t Say That!

In this episode of Persuasion, Erin Straza and Hannah Anderson discuss several recent free speech kerfuffles covered in the news and online, including recent comments by Rosanne Barr and Samantha Bee and the NFL’s anthem ruling.

Seeing and Believing 154: Bart Layton’s American Animals and Ben Howling and Yolanda Ramke’s Cargo

The guys take it down a notch after the blockbusters of last week. First they review American Animals, director Bart Layton’s follow-up to The Impostor.

Persuasion 137: When Living Your Best Life Is Mocked on Twitter

In this episode of Persuasion, Erin Straza and Hannah Anderson talk about being mocked on Twitter. They also consider the components we embrace for living our best life and what those components say about our values, our dreams, and our vision of the good life.

Seeing and Believing 153: Ron Howard’s Solo: A Star Wars Story and David Leitch’s Deadpool 2

Scoundrels everywhere can rejoice as Wade and Kevin tackle Solo: A Star Wars Story, the new Han Solo prequel from Disney, and amoral scoundrels everywhere can rejoice (possibly) over their review of the sequel to 2016’s R-rated breakout smash about the Merc with a Mouth, Deadpool 2.

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”.