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Fighting Cancer, "Improved" Gene Editing, and More Bioethics News
Nov 04, 2019 26:24

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
Food News (October) w/ Elena
Oct 21, 2019 40:43

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
Does "Ad Astra" fulfill its ambitions? w/Lara & Chandler Ryd and Josh Goldman
Oct 07, 2019 07:55

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
Fall Read/Watch/Listen Recommendations!
Sep 24, 2019 31:13

Fall Read/Watch/Listen Recommendations!

Fall Read/Watch/Listen Recommendations! The September Equinox happened this week, which mean's it's time for October baseball, stiff breezes, early sunsets, and honeycrisp apples! In this episode we share some of the things that we've been reading, watching, and listening to (or plan to) as the leaves start to turn crimson--we have some ideas for media to accompany your pumpkin spice lattes and Oktoberfest ales this season. We'd love to hear what you think of this episode! Reach out to us: Email | Instagram | Twitter | Patreon
Food News w/Zac and Sally
Sep 11, 2019 33:34

Food News w/Zac and Sally

Food News w/Zac and Sally In a departure from our regularly scheduled programming, we take a lighthearted look (inspired by the sadly defunct "Food News" from Grantland) at food news from around the country. Take a listen to hear about "Grocery Happy Hour" in Finland, the Popeyes Chicken Sandwhich craze (and why Zac used to think Popeyes was a Catholic establishment), Starbucks' newest idea, and the pumpkin lineup at our beloved Trader Joe's. Let us know if you like this episode--we had fun and would love to do it more often! Reach out to us: Email | Instagram | Twitter | Patreon
Philosophy and NBC's "The Good Place" w/Alexi Sargeant
Aug 27, 2019 31:35

Philosophy and NBC's "The Good Place" w/Alexi Sargeant

The Philosophy of NBC's "The Good Place" w/Alexi Sargeant In this episode previous Vernacular guest Alexi Sargeant (freelance writer and Managing Director of the Aquinas Institute at Princeton University) joins us to talk about NBC's "The Good Place" and what it tells us about our final destination, ethical quandaries, and the art of being human. For more info on Alexi's work, follow him on Twitter. You can also read his article about "The Good Place" here. We'd love to hear what you think of this episode! Reach out to us: Email | Instagram | Twitter | Patreon
Dad Pod: Talking Fatherhood w/Nate Seibt
Aug 13, 2019 39:12

Dad Pod: Talking Fatherhood w/Nate Seibt

Dad Pod: Talking Fatherhood w/Nate Seibt In this episode of Vernacular (Zac is thrilled about the title), Nate Seibt returns to the podcast to talk about the joys and failures of fatherhood. Zac and Nate swap stories of bedtime struggles, obedience trials, transitioning from the workplace to the home on the end of day commute, and what they would tell their pre-dad selves about what fatherhood is all about. We'd love to hear what you think of this episode! Reach out to us: Email | Instagram | Twitter | Patreon
Messy Motherhood w/ Maureen Goldman and Caitlin Brian
Jul 30, 2019 37:40

Messy Motherhood w/ Maureen Goldman and Caitlin Brian

Episode Notes In this episode, Sally sits down with fellow moms Maureen Goldman (of The Popped Cast) and Caitlin Brian to talk about their current joys and challenges as moms. Tune in to hear about picky eating, discipline, and raising rambunctious youngsters. Maureen mentioned her latest project, Working Mom Savvy! We'd love to hear what you think of this episode! Reach out to us: Email | Instagram | Twitter | Patreon Outro music: Heroine Queen by Hallows
Resisting Throwaway Culture w/Dr. Charlie Camosy
Jul 16, 2019 36:21

Resisting Throwaway Culture w/Dr. Charlie Camosy

Resisting Throwaway Culture w/ Dr. Charlie Camosy In today's episode of Vernacular, we sit down for a conversation with Dr. Charlie Camosy about his recent book, Resisting Throwaway Culture: How a Consistent Life Ethic Can Unite a Fractured People (New City Press, May 2019). We discuss how the Consistent Life Ethic (CLE) can challenge people of all political stripes to reevaluate their long-held beliefs on some of our most polarizing topics--including abortion, immigration, reproductive technology, prison reform, and even animal rights. It's a great conversation and an even better book. Buy Dr. Camosy's book We'd love to hear what you think of this episode! Reach out to us: Email | Instagram | Twitter | Patreon Outro music: Heroine Queen by Hallows
*Bonus Episode* "Creedal Catholic" with Meg Hunter-Kilmer
Jul 08, 2019 56:23

*Bonus Episode* "Creedal Catholic" with Meg Hunter-Kilmer

Today we have a special bonus episode of Zac's new theology podcast, Creedal Catholic! See below for show notes, and if you like what you hear, go ahead and subscribe wherever you get your podcasts! We'd love to hear what you think of this episode! Reach out to us: Email | Instagram | Twitter | Patreon Preaching, Bishops, and Staying Catholic w/Meg Hunter-Kilmer Meg Hunter-Kilmer, the "Hobo for Christ" (piercedhands.com), joins Zac to talk about how Catholics can encourage their priests to be better at preaching, the importance of storytelling in the Gospels, scandal in the Church, the failures of bishops, why she's still so excited to be Catholic, six books every Catholic should read, and the incredible story of Blessed Peter Kibe. The books Meg mentions: 1. The Practice of the Love of Jesus Christ by St. Alphonsus Liguori 2. On Being Catholic by Thomas Howard 3. To Know Christ Jesus by Frank Sheed 4. Jesus and the Jewish Roots of the Eucharist by Brant Pitre 5. Modern Saints, Vol. 1 by Ann Ball 6. Modern Saints, Vol. 2 by Ann Ball You can follow Meg on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook! Please consider supporting Creedal Catholic and the rest of the Vernacular Podcast Network on Patreon! Copyright 2019 by Vernacular Podcast Network Support Vernacular by donating to their Tip Jar: https://tips.pinecast.com/jar/vernacular