Three Mennonite librarians discuss depictions of Amish, Mennonites, and other plain groups in media and popular culture. We review Amish romance novels, other Amish fiction, movies, TV episodes, and more! New episodes each Wednesday. Follow us on Twitter & Instagram @plainwrongpod
A Pointless Barn-raising: A discussion on Witness
This week, it's time for the MennoBrarians to tackle the 1985 film, Witness. As you can probably tell from the length of this episode, there was a lot to say, and we still managed to not even touch on the dancing and much of the bonnet removing! There...
Kissing in Buggies: A book discussion on A Sister's Wish
This week, the MennoBrarians discuss the book A Sister's Wish and the romance between Amelia and Simon. Will their love survive judgmental siblings, an attacking goat, and Simon's past? (Spoiler: yes). We also share more of your "Mennonite...
Surprise Tornados and Amish Taxis: A book discussion on An Unlikely Amish Match
In this episode, the MennoBrarians chat about the very Amish romance book, An Unlikely Amish Match. Set in Goshen, Indiana, this book tells the story of Micah and Susannah who overcome immaturity, premature judgments, tornados, ill-informed news...
Haystacks and Rumspringa: A book discussion on Minding the Amish Baby
In this episode the MennoBrairians discuss the Amish Romance novel, Minding the Amish Baby. Tune in for a lively discussion on haystacks (food, not field), Rumspringa, and what makes a baby an "Amish baby." Note: This is actually the first episode of...
Let's Get Rebellious: A book discussion on The Mennonite Queen
This week, the MennoBrarians discuss the historical fiction book The Mennonite Queen. This novel follows princess Isabella of Poland and her lover Johan, a stable boy and secret Anabaptist, as they flee Poland and head to Munster. Munster in 1534 is...
Just Plain Wrong: Q & A Episode
In this episode, the MennoBrarians take a break from reviewing to answer some listener questions. How are books chosen? What's up with the intro music? Is Yoder really that popular of a surname? Who is a cake person and who is a pie person? All this and...
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Smart, funny, and sweet!
We’re only three episodes in, but I’m so enjoying this podcast! The hosts all grew up Mennonite and because of their work and schooling have real scholastic depth in their knowledge of Mennonite and Amish communities (but they also admit when they don’t know stuff!). But the podcast isn’t stuffy or anything — the conversations are smart and funny and sweet and I’m looking forward to more!
Ooh, so exciting! If you're a fan of Amish romance novels, or Plain Folk in pop culture and literature and other media, this is for you! Great cultural perspective on this topic from actual Mennonites/librarians/historians/people who know what they're talking about. I'm not even a fan of Amish Romances, but for them I'll make an exception. ALSO - they promise to review literature involving Plain folks from other genres - vampires! horror! mystery! LGBTQI! I can't wait to hear more from these MennoBrarians!
Witty, informed and awesome
Makes the story behind Amish romance novels engaging, entertaining, and informative. Witty, informed, and awesome hosts.