Seeing and Believing 380 | Polite Society & My Man Godfrey (1936)

Kevin and Sarah clash over Nida Manzoor’s action/heist/drama mash-up Polite Society and the societal commentary with 1936’s My Man Godfrey.

The Scandal of Reading 25 | Neal Plantinga on John Steinbeck’s The Grapes of Wrath

Neal Plantinga joins Austin to discuss John Steinbeck’s The Grapes of Wrath and its commentary on systemic corruption and evil in the Dust Bowl.

Seeing and Believing 379 | Are You There God? It’s Me Margaret & Cléo from 5 to 7

Kevin and Sarah review Kelly Fremon Craig’s adaptation of Are You There God? It’s Me Margaret and Agnes Varda’s beloved Cléo from 5 to 7.

Seeing and Believing 378 | Beau is Afraid & Coraline

Sarah and Kevin review Ari Aster’s newest film, Beau Is Afraid, starring Joaquin Phoenix. Then, Henry Selick’s masterpiece Coraline.

The Scandal of Reading 24 | Alan Noble on T.S. Eliot’s The Four Quartets

Alan Noble joins Jessica to discuss T.S. Eliot’s writing of The Four Quartets and how the 20th century poet composed this work.

Seeing and Believing | Renfield & Near Dark

Kevin and Sarah sink their teeth into a pair of vampire movies. First up is “Renfield” then Kathryn Bigelow’s “Near Dark”.

The Scandal of Reading 23 | Angel Adams Parham on Phillis Wheatley

Associate Professor of Sociology Angel Adams Parham joins Claude to take a fresh look at Wheatley’s “On Being Brought from Africa to America”

Seeing and Believing 376 | Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves & The Mask of Zorro

Kevin and Sarah let their nerd flags fly as they review Dungeons and Dragons: Honor Among Thieves and then 1998’s The Mask of Zorro.

The Scandal of Reading 22 | Lit Pulpit 3 – Go Tell It on the Mountain, Part 3

Claude and Austin “Florence’s Prayer” and the way that time functions in Baldwin’s novel, drawing out the inter-generational dynamics.

Seeing and Believing 375 | Tetris & Amadeus

Do video games count as art? Kevin and Sarah want to know as they review Tetris. They also review the Oscar-winning 1984 film, Amadeus.

The Scandal of Reading 21 | Mary McCampbell on Graham Greene’s The Power and the Glory

Mary W. McCampbell joins the show to talk about Graham Greene’s novel, The Power and the Glory and the themes of the “Whiskey Priest.”

Seeing and Believing 374 | John Wick: Chapter 4 & The Warriors (1979)

Sarah and returning guest Abby Olcese find themselves reviewing not one but two adrenaline-soaked action movies this week.

The Scandal of Reading 20 | Kaitlyn Schiess on Dorothy L. Sayers’ Zeal of thy House

Writer, Author, and ThD student Kaitlyn Schiess joins Jessica to talk about their love for Dorothy L. Sayers’ Zeal of Thy House.

Seeing and Believing March 2023 Bonus | Inherit the Wind with Truce Podcast

In this bonus episode, Sarah and Kevin sit down with Chris Staron of Truce Podcast to discuss Inherit the Wind.

Seeing and Believing 373 | 65 & All Is Lost

Sarah and Kevin find themselves in survival situations this week with Adam Driver in “65”, and Robert Redford in “All is Lost.”

The Scandal of Reading 19 | Lit Pulpit – Go Tell It On the Mountain, Part 2

Claude and Austin discuss their impressions of Baldwin’s cast of characters and the critical importance of setting.