Category: Film

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The Christian Feminist Podcast, Episode #144: Female Antiheroes on the American Screen

Laurie Norris, Katie Grubbs, and Victoria Reynolds Farmer talk about Bad Girls Club: the rise of the female anti-hero Knowing What is an antihero and how is she different from a villain? How are female antiheroes different than male versions of the character type? What role do antiheroes play for our society? Reading Case Study…

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Christian Feminist Podcast Episode #141: The Queen’s Gambit

Ilia Danner Grubbs, Laurie Norris, and Sara Klooster discuss feminism, racism, and more in the Netflix miniseries The Queen’s Gambit INTRODUCTIONS SEGMENT 1: KNOWING Content warning, this show does portray drug and alcohol use, mental illness, and suicide.  Summary of the show SEGMENT 2: READING I. What we enjoyed II. Portrayals of Feminism https://thesouthern.com/sports/st-louis-chess-grandmaster-susan-polgar-fact-checks-the-queens-gambit/article_4354975d-46a8-5485-a396-d69a3bd0345a.html III.…

City of Man, Episode 125: Halloween Crossover Episode: M. Night Shyamalan’s “Signs”

Stream or download this episode. In today’s episode, Jordan talks to Marie Hause and Katie Grubbs about M. Night Shyamalan’s 2002 film Signs. This episode is part of the Network’s yearly Halloween crossover event, be sure to listen to the other shows on the network to capture the full event!

Christian Feminist Podcast, Episode 121: Greta Gerwig’s Little Women

Marie Hause, Carla Godwin, and Ilia Grubbs discuss Greta Gerwig’s adaptation of Louisa May Alcott’s Little Women. Topics include the economics of marriage, the film’s narrative technique and the expectations for female characters, and ambition in relation to self-sacrifice.

The Christian Feminist Podcast, Episode #104: Captain Marvel

Stream or download this episode. Episode 104: Captain Marvel Ilia Danner Grubbs, Christina Bieber Lake, and Victoria Reynolds Farmer discuss the recent Captain Marvel movie, including prerelease trolling, box office records, and the importance of female hero stories.   This episode is sponsored by Zondervan’s new NRSV Comfort Print Bibles.   KNOWING Brief Background/History of…

City of Man, Episode 81: Highwaymen Review

Download or Stream this Episode Coyle and Jordan Poss discuss the Netflix movie “The Highwaymen”, as well as celebrity criminals, lawmen, and democracy. (The worthless inefficiency of the Federal government gets a shout-out too.) Highwaymen trailer. A smattering of things mentioned in the episode: Public Enemies: the movie and the book The Alamo Bonnie and…

The Christian Feminist Podcast, Episode 98: Women in Star Trek

  Episode 98: Women in Star Trek Ilia Danner Grubbs, Alexis Neal, and Marie Hause discuss the Star Trek television shows and movies in regards to their portrayal and treatment of women, both on and off screen.   INTRODUCTIONS KNOWING   Disclaimers about the scope of our discussion Our personal histories with Star Trek  …

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The Pietist Schoolman Podcast, Episode #33: Paris

Sam and I are back from our Thanksgiving break to talk through the next stop on our “World Wars in Western Europe” tour: Paris, France After trying to decide whether or not Paris is our favorite city in the world — and why American college students rarely recognize it as anything like a contender for that…

Book of Nature, Ep. 30: Psycho

In this episode, the Book of Nature co-host Charles Hackney, and the Christian Feminist Podcast’s Victoria Reynolds Farmer and Sara Klooster tackle the film that arguably is Alfred Hitchcock’s best and most profoundly disturbing: Psycho.  Regardless of whether one agrees that it is his best film, its influence on the genre of horror, and on…

Episode 71: Halloween Crossover Episode-Alfred Hitchcock’s Rear Window

Download or Stream this Episode It’s time for another edition of Christian Human Radio Network Halloween Crossover Episodes! All throughout this week. Hosts of the various CHRN shows appear on each others podcasts to discuss scary movies. This year, we tackle the movies of Alfred Hitchcock. On this episode of the City of Man, Jay…

Book of Nature, Ep. 29: Twister

In this episode, the Book of Nature guys tackle a movie that gave audiences nightmarish (yet comical) visions of flying cows – and gave birth in subsequent years to films starring whirlwinds full of sharks, ice, and bits of metal.  That movie, dear listeners, is 1996’s Twister, starring Bill Paxton and Helen Hunt.  In our discussion,…

Christian Humanist Profiles 142: The Road to Edmond

Download or Stream this Episode Every vision of human goodness takes its most memorable form in stories.  Courage conjures tales of warriors and martyrs. Wisdom might remind us of particularly complex riddles, whether posed by a sphinx or by the difficulties of life together.  So what about Christian virtues? What kinds of stories might we…