Tag: George Orwell

The Christian Humanist Podcast, Episode #130.1: Amusing Ourselves to Death

General Criticism – Dr. David Grubbs! – Listener feedback – Lewis as gateway drug – The Christian Feminist Podcast – Swearing on the podcast! Brave New World or 1984? – Government and culture – Television as soma – Unintelligible promiscuity Material Conditions – MTV and the rise of cable television – The home computer –…

The Christian Humanist Podcast, Episode #122.1: Milton’s Nativity Ode

General Introduction – How cold is it? – Michial is froggy – Which one of you is the butler? – A big load of listener feedback – Our devoted lovers and our dirty John Donne headspace Situating the Nativity Ode – A college senior – No reputation – Our shame is deep The Trinity and…

The Christian Humanist Podcast, Episode #117: Return of the Jedi

General Introduction – Wrapped up in wires – How tall are we? – Listener feedback The Descent to the Underworld – Opening the third act – Katabasis – A gender-reversed Orpheus – What makes Danny’s daughter upset – A sign of Luke’s power Jabba the Hutt – Fat Brando – Edward Said has an aneurysm…

The Christian Humanist Podcast, Episode #91: Dystopias

General Introduction – Being-towards-the-end-of-semester – Emmanuels far and near – Thanks, Theology Nerd Throwdown! – Chess update What is a Dystopia? – Topos – Utopias and dystopias – The great temptation – Distinctions Premodern Dystopias – No, not really – Pre-dystopian Thebes – Gods and ideologies – The role of technology – The Persia of…