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E128 Heavy Lies the Crown (The Crown, Season 3) w/Jordan and Catherine Short
Feb 10, 2020 50:56

E128 Heavy Lies the Crown (The Crown, Season 3) w/Jordan and Catherine Short

Heavy Lies the Crown (The Crown, Season 3) w/Jordan and Catherine Short In this episode we sit down with Jordan and Catherine to talk about Season 3 of Netflix's docudrama The Crown. We talk acting performances, best episodes, best moments, episode MVPs, and whether or not this season exceeds the high standards of the previous seasons. We'd love to hear what you think of this episode! Reach out to us: Email | Instagram | Twitter | Patreon
E127 Winter Read/Watch/Listen Recommendations!
Jan 27, 2020 34:35

E127 Winter Read/Watch/Listen Recommendations!

Winter Read/Watch/Listen Recommendations! It's that time of the season again when we give you some of our top recommendations for what to read, watch, and listen to! In this episode we'll talk about The Crown (good), The Two Popes (bad), Colleen Carroll Campbell, North Korea, a new serial podcast on an oil boom in Texas, and bad plumbing. We'd love to hear what you think of this episode! Reach out to us: Email | Instagram | Twitter | Patreon
E126 "Safe, Legal, and Good"? The Tragic New Abortion Paradigm
Jan 13, 2020 25:30

E126 "Safe, Legal, and Good"? The Tragic New Abortion Paradigm

Episode Notes In today's episode we're talking about abortion--more specifically, how we're moving away from the language of "safe, legal, and rare" to an ideation of abortion as an unqualified good. This is a short conversation, but you may be interested in our longer discussion of this topic that we recorded originally in 2016. See our episode from January 22 of last year (2019) called From the Archives: 46 Years After Roe: https://pod.link/990809952/ep/1000428214082 Links: Alexandra DeSanctis in The Washington Post: How Democrats Purged 'Safe, Legal, and Rare' from the Party Caitlin Flanagan in The Atlantic: Losing the Rare in ‘Safe, Legal, and Rare’ Ross Douthat in The New York Times: The 'Safe, Legal, Rare' Illusion Maggie Astor in The New York Times: On Abortion Rights, 2020 Democrats Move Past ‘Safe, Legal and Rare’ We'd love to hear what you think of this episode! Reach out to us: Email: [email protected] | Instagram | Twitter | Patreon
E125 In Review: "Rise of Skywalker" w/Chandler Ryd
Dec 30, 2019 47:55

E125 In Review: "Rise of Skywalker" w/Chandler Ryd

Reviewing Star Wars: Rise of Skywalker w/Chandler Ryd [SPOILERS ABOUND] In this episode Chandler joins the show to talk about the ninth serial installment in the Star Wars saga, "Rise of Skywalker." We talk about Zac's theory of the five levels of Star Wars fandom, J.J. Abrams as a franchise director, "The Last Jedi" vs "Rise of Skywalker," Disney's effect on the franchise, the "Guardianization" of Star Wars, and discontinuity in the Star Wars canon. We'd love to hear what you think of this episode! Reach out to us: Email | Instagram | Twitter | Patreon
E124 Holiday Food News w/Margaret Perry
Dec 21, 2019 47:02

E124 Holiday Food News w/Margaret Perry

Holiday Food news w/Margaret Perry Today is our last release before Christmas Day, and Margaret Perry joins us on the show to talk about Holiday Food News! On the conversation list: mashed potato recipes, peppermint bark, and taco-scented wrapping paper (among other things), and we close out the episode with a Trader Joe's true fan litmus test, which we all fail miserably. We'll be back during the 12 days of Christmas with more content--in the meantime, have a very Merry Christmas! We'd love to hear what you think of this episode! Reach out to us: Email | Instagram | Twitter | Patreon
The Popped Cast: Christmas Music Merry Madness
Dec 09, 2019 05:52

The Popped Cast: Christmas Music Merry Madness

The Popped Cast: Merry Madness of Christmas Music! March has March Madness. December has Merry Madness! In this crossover edition, we hop onto The Popped Cast to talk with hosts Josh and Maureen Goldman about the best Christmas songs of all time. Sixteen candidates go head-to-head in a bracket tournament until we declare one the winner! If you like what you hear, check out The Popped Cast wherever you get your podcasts, or head to https://pod.link/1382870305. We'd love to hear what you think of this episode! Reach out to us: Email | Instagram | Twitter | Patreon
E123 Making Room for Christ(mas)
Nov 25, 2019 22:47

E123 Making Room for Christ(mas)

Making Room for Christ(mas) In today's episode of Vernacular, we talk about some ways that you can "make room" for Christmas despite all of the distracting noise of the season. We talk about hospitality, generosity, sharing of your things, hosting guests, maintaining family rhythms, avoiding Black Friday, penitence, the 12 days of Christmas, caroling after Christmas (gasp!), and devotional practices. We'd love to hear what you think of this episode! Reach out to us: Email | Instagram | Twitter | Patreon
E122 Fighting Cancer, "Improved" Gene Editing, and More Bioethics News
Nov 04, 2019 26:24

E122 Fighting Cancer, "Improved" Gene Editing, and More Bioethics News

Fighting Cancer, "Improved" Gene Editing, and More Bioethics News In this episode we review some bioethics news (links below) and talk about a new book about fighting cancer (and when enough is enough) and advancements in gene editing that some are talking about as "a significant step towards [being] able to make just about any kind of DNA change that anyone wants at just about any site in the human genome." Prime Editing (NPR) Article on Dr. Rebrikov's efforts at altering "deaf" gene (Nature) First Cell Review (NYT) (If you're interest in reading Dr. Raza's book, we encourage you to check it out at your library. Or you can buy it from Amazon here. We'd love to hear what you think of this episode! Reach out to us: Email | Instagram | Twitter | Patreon
E121 Food News (October) w/ Elena
Oct 21, 2019 40:43

E121 Food News (October) w/ Elena

Food News (October) w/ Elena We take advantage of Elena's visit to record an episode about the Food News you never knew you needed for the month of October. Liquor-filled tide pods? Check. Dave Chang's take on international food aisles as bastions of racism? Check. Cat Advent calendars? Check. We also have our first-ever on-air taste test, trying out Clif Bar's new Spiced Pumpkin Pie flavor. We'd love to hear what you think of this episode! Reach out to us: Email | Instagram | Twitter | Patreon
E120 Does "Ad Astra" fulfill its ambitions? w/Lara & Chandler Ryd and Josh Goldman
Oct 07, 2019 07:55

E120 Does "Ad Astra" fulfill its ambitions? w/Lara & Chandler Ryd and Josh Goldman

Does "Ad Astra" fulfill its ambitions? Lara & Chandler Ryd and Josh Goldman join Vernacular this week to talk about James Gray's Ad Astra, starring Brad Pitt, Tommy Lee Jones, and Liv Tyler (sort of). We share our observations and criticisms of the work, commiserate about the perils of voice-over, pick our favorite cinematography excerpts, and talk about space baboons. It's a fun conversation about a movie that doesn't quite cut it for most of us. We'd love to hear what you think of this episode! Reach out to us: Email | Instagram | Twitter | Patreon