So a Priest and a Rabbi walk into Comic Con... It isn't a joke it is the premise for a podcast. Fr. Sean Maloney and Rabbi Ilan Emmanuel host this show about faith and life. The show looks at geek culture and life with an eye toward faith. What do superheroes teach us about holy morals? What does redemption look like for Jamie Lannister? Is God as arbitrary as a d20? If these questions make sense to you then this podcast is for you.
With Great Power Comes Great Responsibility
Join Sean and Ilan as they eulogize Stan Lee. The guys talk about the importance of his creations in their life and in the culture. Listen in as they wrestle with the credit for creation and celebrate the breadth of his catalogue. In the second half of the episode the guys wrestle with the nature of evil. How alluring it can be and how easily manipulated it can become. Can something have good intent and still be completely wrong? You have to listen to find out.
Is there a Dr. in the House?
In this episode Ilan schools Sean on the importance in the nerdasphere of Dr. Who. After giving Sean some key episodes the guys sit down to discuss the moral implications of a show that has been on for decades. If you are a Whovian prepare to laugh with Ilan as Sean asks stupid questions. If you aren't well be prepared to laugh at Ilan as he tries to explain it to all of us. As always the guys dig in deep in this episode discussing the reality of good and evil and unexpected consequences.
Science Fiction Double Feature Picture Show
In this episode Sean and Ilan try to figure out why science and religion seem to be incompatible to some people. The Scifi works often depicts religion as some quaint backwater idea while also seeking to answer some of the same questions. The guys explore everything from Star Trek and Star Wars to the Matrix and medicine. As always there is plenty of laughter as the dynamic duo wrestle with life and faith.
The Con Game
In this episode Sean and Ilan toe the line between fan and fanatic. They look into the dark heart of comic con to see where the dividing line is. What is it about all groups of people that seeks to divide rather than bring together. Sure it sounds heavy but as always there are plenty of laughs. Who can't laugh at the thought of nerds getting self righteous about books vs movies?
Look who Slytherin
Special guest Mira Emmanuel Joins Sean and Ilan to talk about Harry Potter. Why does she love being a Slytherin but hate Snape. Does an act of good out do a lifetime of bad? How is it that these characters don't have more PTSD. As always there is lots to discuss and plenty of laughs along the way.
Holding out for a Hero!
In this episode the guys look at what it means to be an antihero. Why is it that we are so attracted to these rougeish characters. From Han Solo to Deadpool to Tony Soprano they are some of the most famous characters in cinema and literature. Is it their story of redemption? Do we see something of ourselves in them that we don't want to admit? Is it their flaws that make them identifiable for us? You'll have to listen to the guys to find out.
Its a fun show!
These two charming and handsome men are to the podcast world what Ant Man are to the Marvel universe. Something you didn't know you wanted, but now that you have it you want more!!