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Spontaneous Human Combustion - Jimmy Akin's Mysterious World
Every so often, there are reports of people bursting into flames for no apparent reason, reducing most of their body to ashes, but with little or no fire damage around them. Jimmy Akin and Dom Bettinelli discuss what we should make of these reports of spontaneous human combustion and what could be causing them.
The Mysterious Planet (Trial of a Time Lord) - The Secrets of Doctor Who
The Trial of a Time Lord begins! Jimmy, Dom, and Fr. Cory talk about the first part of the 6th Doctor's "trial" season that brings him to an "alien" planet that turns out to be a post-apocalyptic Earth run by a domineering robot. Plus lots of Valeyard name puns.
Justice (TNG) - The Secrets of Star Trek
Is a justice system where death is the punishment for every crime really just? Dom, Jimmy, and Fr. Cory discuss this TNG story that is supposed to evoke Eden with a vengeful god/alien and (not-so-)innocents.
The Fearsome Australian Drop Bear! (Killer Koalas?)
Australia is known for many strange, dangerous animals, but one famous cryptid from Down Under is the fearsome Drop Bear. Jimmy Akin and Dom Bettinelli, with help from Matt Fradd and the Catholics of Oz, recount what we know about the Drop Bear and how to protect ourselves against it.
Let's Kill Hitler - The Secrets of Doctor Who
With the Doctor tracking down Amy and Rory's missing baby, they encounter a mysterious group tampering with time. Dom, Jimmy, and Fr. Cory discuss the ethics of punishing historical criminals in the way described here as well as an element introduced here to be important later.
Galaxy Quest - The Secrets of Star Trek
Some say the best Star Trek movie made was Galaxy Quest. Dom Bettinelli, Jimmy Akin, and Fr. Cory Sticha discuss this thinly-veiled comedic homage to Trek and how it presaged the rise of fandom and the triumph of the geeks in pop culture.
Customer ReviewsSee All
Thank you for a masterfully crafted episode on my favorite ever animal the drop bear! Could they be aliens?
Great Commentary from Committed Catholics
JD and Ed (and your production teams):
Thank you and God bless you for the work you do. After every episode, I leave informed and refreshed.
Police under fire
So Jimmy, in one sentence you say it’s hard to judge someone under fire and in the next day leave the police completely unprotected when doing their job? Men and women who are under fire daily and these days more than ever? Really??