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A pointless discussion of eternal questions, with Martin, Robert and Francis. Join us as we tackle everything from English history to comic books.

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A pointless discussion of eternal questions, with Martin, Robert and Francis. Join us as we tackle everything from English history to comic books.

    Episode 074 ""Man Becoming God: The Eternal Story of Frankenstein"

    Episode 074 ""Man Becoming God: The Eternal Story of Frankenstein"

    Francis takes the big chair to lead the guys through an examination of Mary Shelley's "Frankenstein: The Modern Prometheus" and all the subsequent derivations of this foundational and brilliant story. 

    • 51 min
    Episode 073 "Our Heroes: Great Teachers We Have Known"

    Episode 073 "Our Heroes: Great Teachers We Have Known"

    The guys take a trip down memory lane, paying homage to great teachers who got them where they are today. They start with the anchor of the college professor Mt. Rushmore, Bellarmine history professor Dr. Margaret Mahoney. 

    • 55 min
    Episode 072 "Code of Honor for October 2020"

    Episode 072 "Code of Honor for October 2020"

    Francis sits in the big chair this month for Code of Honor. He starts us with more von Clausewitz, then Martin bookends it with GK Chesterton, and Robert hammers it home like Thor with Mighty Mjolnir using poet Diane Ackerman. This one is Hall of Fame material listeners, download and archive it. Our quotes this time:Francis – “There are very few men, and they are the exceptions, who are able to think and feel beyond the present moment.” (Von Clausewitz)Martin – “I do not believe in a fate that falls on men however they act, but I do believe in a fate that falls on them unless they act.” ( K. Chesterton)Robert – “I don’t want to get to the end of my life and find I’ve only lived the length of it. I want to live the width of it as well.” (Diane Ackerman)

    • 1 hr
    Episode 071 "The Bitter Truths of Carl Von Clausewitz"

    Episode 071 "The Bitter Truths of Carl Von Clausewitz"

    Francis captains an episode exploring the historical impact of the military philosopher Carl Von Clausewitz. We dig into what he was really trying to tell us in "On War", and how misinterpretations of that work play a huge role in the world we live in today. 

    • 59 min
    Episode 070 "The Gold Standard of Villains, Victor Von Doom"

    Episode 070 "The Gold Standard of Villains, Victor Von Doom"

    Francis handles the big chair this week and we discuss the superiority of Marvel's Dr. Doom over all other fictional villains. And yes, Darth Vader is a lackey and a loser compared to Doom.

    • 1 hr 20 min
    Episode 069 "Our Heroes: Steve Rogers"

    Episode 069 "Our Heroes: Steve Rogers"

    Robert captains an episode on our first inspirational yet fictional hero, Steve Rogers, Captain America. Guess what, in the end we tie comic books to theology and the inherent dignity of the human person. Because of course we did. 

    • 59 min

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