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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 #115: A New Hope

General Introduction – Missing our cues – Listener feedback Our Histories with Star Wars – The anthropic principle – The mythology of childhood – The importance of the action figures – Video games and trading cards The Conception of the Film – Lucas’s scant filmography – THX-1138 and American Graffiti – Throwbacks and moral complexity…

The Christian Humanist Podcast, Episode #82: The Ocean

General Introduction – Whose campus smells worst? – Nathan pokes another hornet’s nest – A beer for your stomach Etymologies – Marine is boring – Okeanos – Are marines soldiers or sailors? – The North(ern) Sea – Plural waters – Does size matter? The Ocean in Ancient Cosmologies – The Babylonian sea dragon – The…