Tag: Kurt Vonnegut

The Christian Humanist Podcast, Episode #163: Listener Feedback

The Christian Humanists respond to listener emails. [0:00] An announcement from David Grubbs! [5:05] Why Christian Existentialism? [9:12] Kierkegaard and Christendom [17:41] John McAdams and academic freedom [27:09] More holy fools [30:15] Episode suggestions [35:43] John Adams insults / Thomas Jefferson and the French Revolution. Also, Assassin’s Creed [39:58] The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt (and Fuller…

The Christian Humanist Podcast, Episode #145: The Little Prince

Michial Farmer holds court with David Grubbs and Nathan Gilmour about the children’s novel The Little Prince by Antoine Saint-Exupéry. The trio digs into the satirical and philosophical character of the book before discovering once again that Gilmour is heartless and that Farmer gets sad more easily than most.

The Christian Humanist Podcast, Episode #140: Answers to Your Questions

We answer your emails today! If you’d like to be included on a future listener-feedback episode, send your comments, complaints, critiques, or criticism to thechristianhumanist@gmail.com. Here are the time marks for the individual emails and subjects, should you wish to skip ahead. [03:05] Mark Heard and listener feedback about listener feedback. (See below.) [04:29] Karl…

The Christian Humanist Podcast, Episode #136: Gabriel García Márquez

Nathan Gilmour leads a discussion with Michial Farmer and David Grubbs about two stories by the late Colombian author Gabriel García Márquez—“A Very Old Man with Enormous Wings” and “The Handomest Drowned Man in the World.” Our opening music this week is Pep Squad’s “Angel,” from their 1998 album No Doy!

The Christian Humanist Podcast, Episode #90: The Crusades

General Introduction – Dissertation guilt – Listener feedback – The Christian Humanist Chess League Background to the Crusades – The difficulty of Crusades history – The build-up – The Crown and the Church – Do the Crusades make sense? – Long memories and semi-legends – Cairo, Baghdad, Turkey Pope Urban II – Is he worth…

The Christian Humanist Podcast, Episode #86: Chess

General Introduction – Facebook official – No listener feedback—so write us! – The Christian Dilettante Podcast Our Own Experience With Chess – Michial’s great victory – David’s Duplo set – On losing to children – The aesthetics of chess – Battle Chess – Nathan the would-be grandmaster The Chess Manual: A History – But first,…

The Christian Humanist, Episode #27: Superheroes

General Introduction – Football season begins – What’s on the blog? – An argument about Jaws Our History with Superheroes – Crib notes: Only Gilmour was way into comics – Michial played too many video games – Marvel vs. DC Premodern Models of Heroism – The hero as function of a larger metaphysic – Greek…