55 episodes

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 Facebook, Twitter & Instagram @plainwrongpod

Just Plain Wrong The MennoBrarians

    • Arts
    • 4.9 • 39 Ratings

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 Facebook, Twitter & Instagram @plainwrongpod

    Saved by the Wolves: A Conversation with Regina Shands Stoltzfus and Tobin Miller Shearer

    Saved by the Wolves: A Conversation with Regina Shands Stoltzfus and Tobin Miller Shearer

    This week we are thrilled to be joined by Regina Shands Stoltzfus and Tobin Miller Shearer to discuss their antiracism work and their book Been in the Struggle: Pursuing an Antiracist Spirituality.  We chat about their friendship, work in and for the Mennonite church, and why we think they should consider branching out and writing Amish romance. 

    Purchase their book, Been in the Struggle, through MennoMedia or wherever you get your books. 

    Let us know your thoughts! You can reach us at plainwrongpod at gmail.com, or on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook. 
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    • 47 min
    Just Partially Wrong: Discussing Amish Periodicals

    Just Partially Wrong: Discussing Amish Periodicals

    This week, the MennoBrarians discuss and read excerpts from a handful of Amish publications: The Budget, Die Botschaft, and Family Life.  We chat scribes, weather reports and more. 
    Let us know your thoughts! You can reach us at plainwrongpod at gmail.com, or on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook. 
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    • 29 min
    A Broke Girl’s Guide to Vagueville: Discussing Follow Your Heart

    A Broke Girl’s Guide to Vagueville: Discussing Follow Your Heart

    This week, the MennoBrarians discuss Follow Your Heart, a 2020 Hallmark movie. In the movie, Katrina "Kathy" Yoder is a successful author, having published several books in her Broke Girl's Guide travel series. She and her boyfriend have just been offered a TV deal when she finds out her father has passed away and she needs to return home to the Amish community where she grew up. We chat love triangles, unlikely publishing and tv opportunities, and how ridiculous a bonnet looks with bangs. 
    Let us know your thoughts! You can reach us at plainwrongpod at gmail.com, or on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook. 
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    • 46 min
    Too Many Widows: A Discussion on Half-Stitched Quilting Club

    Too Many Widows: A Discussion on Half-Stitched Quilting Club

    This week, the MennoBrarians discuss the first book in the Half-Stitched Quilting Club series by Wanda Brunstetter. We chat and rant about quilting, clubs, stereotypes and frustrating tropes.
    Let us know your thoughts! You can reach us at plainwrongpod at gmail.com, or on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook. 
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    • 54 min
    A Robot Named Jello: Discussing Zeke Yoder vs the Singularity

    A Robot Named Jello: Discussing Zeke Yoder vs the Singularity

    This week, the MennoBrarians discuss Zeke Yoder vs. the Singularity by Stephen Beachy, a 2017 Amish cyberpunk novel. Tim Nafziger, Abby’s brother, fills in for Erin and we chat about cyberpunk, radical Anabaptism, the singularity and more. 
    Content note: This book contained references and depictions of suicide. While we don’t discuss that theme in depth, there are references to suicide during this episode. If that theme is triggering to you, we recommend skipping over minutes 29 - 32 of this episode
    Links to things mentioned in the episode: 
    Tim Nafziger's blog: https://young.anabaptistradicals.org/

    Stephen Beachy’s website: http://www.livingjelly.com/ 
    Stephen Beachy’s boneyard: https://www.versechorus.com/boneyard 
    Daniel Shenk Cruz’s website: https://danielshankcruz.com/ 
    Book: Queering Mennonite Literature: https://www.psupress.org/books/titles/978-0-271-08245-5.html 

    Let us know your thoughts on this week's episode! You can reach us at plainwrongpod at gmail.com, or on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook. 
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    • 1 hr 5 min
    Because of the Triangles: Discussing Sworn to Silence and An Amish Murder

    Because of the Triangles: Discussing Sworn to Silence and An Amish Murder

    This week, the MennoBrarians discuss the mystery thriller Sworn to Silence by Linda Castillo and its Lifetime movie adaptation, An Amish Murder. We chat favorite movies, bad romances, Amish alarm bells, and more. 
    Content note:  This episode contains non-descriptive discussions of murder, violence, sexual assault, and police brutality. 
    Let us know your thoughts! You can reach us at plainwrongpod at gmail.com, or on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook. 
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    • 53 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
39 Ratings

39 Ratings

RachPortland ,

Totally unique and fun show!

Have really enjoyed listening to this podcast - highly recommend you give it a listen.

Hello_my_name_is ,

Witty and spot on

Perceptive, witty, and always spot on. These three know what they know and make you glad that you took the time to know it too. Fake Mennonews this is not.

BYoder830 ,

Entertaining & Educational!

As a former Mennonite now living in a largely non-Mennonite world, I very much enjoy these podcasts. I’m asked about my Mennonite upbringing often, and sometimes the misconceptions people have about plain groups are really just plain wrong!

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