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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 most Wednesdays. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter & Instagram @plainwrongpod

Just Plain Wrong The MennoBrarians

    • Arts
    • 5.0 • 43 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 most Wednesdays. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter & Instagram @plainwrongpod

    Christmas in July (or June): A Conversation with Kaleb Wyse from The Wyse Guide

    Christmas in July (or June): A Conversation with Kaleb Wyse from The Wyse Guide

    This week, Abby and Erin are joined by Kaleb Wyse from the Wyse Guide. Kaleb creates content focused on life in rural Iowa - canning, gardening, recipes, home decor, etc. We chat about his experience creating and running a successful internet brand, sour kraut salad and graham cracker fluff, and debate the appropriate time to begin listening to Christmas music. Follow Kaleb and Wyse Guide: Wyse guide website and blog: https://www.wyseguide.com/Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/WyseGuide/ Ins...

    • 52 min
    BB-8 Zweiback: Chatting about the Enneagram with Marathana Prothro

    BB-8 Zweiback: Chatting about the Enneagram with Marathana Prothro

    This week, we veer a bit away from our typical subject matter to chat about a topic that Erin and Abby find interesting: the Enneagram. We are joined by guest, Marathana Prothro, an Assistant Professor of Communication at Bluffton University who is also certified through the Enneagram Institute of Ohio. In our conversation with Marathana, we chat about how the Enneagram differs from other personality tools, how being Mennonite might impact how an Enneagram number presents or is in...

    • 1 hr 2 min
    Deceptive Haystacks: A Conversation with Historian Steve Nolt

    Deceptive Haystacks: A Conversation with Historian Steve Nolt

    This week, Abby and Erin meet with historian Steve Nolt, author of many books and articles about the Amish and director of the Elizabethtown College Young Center for Anabaptist and Pietist studies. We chat about Steve's work and research, current projects, interesting questions he's been asked about the Amish, and what the word "haystack" means to him. Steve has authored, co-authored, and edited many books and articles on the Amish. A few select items from that list include: T...

    • 57 min
    Another Season Intro That is Really a Book Talk: Introducing Season 6!

    Another Season Intro That is Really a Book Talk: Introducing Season 6!

    This week, two of the three MennoBrarians are back to introduce season 6! We chat recent moves and house projects, provide an overview of what we will be covering this season, and chat at length about several of our favorite recent reads. Books we discuss and recommend in this episode (in the order discussed): Song of Achilles, Madeline Miller World War Z, Max Brooks (Abby specifically recommends trying the audio book)Divine Rivals, Rebecca RossThe Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo, T...

    • 43 min
    A Journey Through Time: Wrapping up Season 5

    A Journey Through Time: Wrapping up Season 5

    This week we wrap up season 5! As a reminder, season 5 was shorter to accommodate Tillie's opportunity to lead a study abroad semester in Ecuador. We chat about season 5, issue a few corrections, play a few bloopers, and provide updated stats. We will be back soon with season 6! Plans are still underway, but after a bit of hiatus for planning and recording, Abby and Erin will be launching a season of interviews and episodes with guests - if you have recommendations for people we sh...

    • 31 min
    I am weird and so are you: Discussing the book White Mosque with author Sofia Samatar

    I am weird and so are you: Discussing the book White Mosque with author Sofia Samatar

    This week, the MennoBrarians discuss the book White Mosque with author Sofia Samatar. The White Mosque weaves together personal reflections on Samatar's experiences as a Mennonite, with the story of Samatar's trip to Uzbekistan to learn more about the sect of Mennonites who pilgrimaged to Ak Metchet in the 1880s. It's a fascinating read, and we recommend you all add it your reading list. We discuss this slice of Mennonite history, famous-ish Mennonites, what it's like for a speculative ...

    • 56 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
43 Ratings

43 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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