227 episodes

A weekly show about faith and culture, with movie/tv reviews, questions and answers about faith, books, cooking, technology and video games.

The Break Fr. Roderick Vonhögen

    • Religion & Spirituality
    • 4.8 • 417 Ratings

A weekly show about faith and culture, with movie/tv reviews, questions and answers about faith, books, cooking, technology and video games.

    The Break: Why I Love Fantasy Festivals; X-Men 97, Fallout and the Vatican

    The Break: Why I Love Fantasy Festivals; X-Men 97, Fallout and the Vatican

    This weekend, I'm looking forward to seeing a lot of my cosplaying friends again at Haarzuilens Castle during the Elfia Fantasy Festival. I vividly remember my first visit to this festival and how out of place I felt as a priest among thousands of people dressed in fantasy costumes. But I kept coming back year after year, and made lots of friends that shared so much of their lives with me.

    I talk about it in this episode of The Break, and I also discuss X-Men 97, the Fallout TV show and recent developments in the Vatican. In the premium version of the show for my patrons, I talk about intermittent fasting, Spanish Tortilla, the theology of Diablo IV and more.

    • 53 min
    The Break: Tales of the Empire and the one thing lacking in Star Wars: Outlaws

    The Break: Tales of the Empire and the one thing lacking in Star Wars: Outlaws

    In this episode of The Break, I review the movie 'Tenet' by Christopher Nolan, I watch and review the trailer for Tales of the Empire and I share the one thing that is missing in the story trailer for the game Star Wars: Outlaws.

    In the premium part of the show, available to my patrons, I talk about Acceptance and Commitment Coaching, I discuss vacuming droids and I share my first impressions of the game Diablo IV.

    • 41 min
    The Break: The future of Star Trek, the Star Wars Prequels today, when does faith become superstition?

    The Break: The future of Star Trek, the Star Wars Prequels today, when does faith become superstition?

    There is one aspect of Star Trek Discovery that keeps bugging me now that the series enters its final season. And looking back on the Star Wars Prequels: do those movies still hold up after all these years?  I answer a listener question about a particular form of prayer that borders on superstition.

    In the premium part of the show for my patrons, I talk about new types of food to try out when I'm back in Rome, I tell you how I use AI to help me in my creative process and I share my excitement about the upcoming PC version of the Ghost of Tsushima.

    Links:

    Check out Seth Dunkin's great commentary series on the Star Trek franchise: https://www.tiktok.com/@sedunko

    How to Rome with great food tips when you're visiting Rome:  https://www.tiktok.com/@tomasrhill

    • 46 min
    The Break: Holy Week and Easter Explained, Fallout, Alien Romulus and Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes

    The Break: Holy Week and Easter Explained, Fallout, Alien Romulus and Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes

    In this week's episode of the Break I talk about Alien: Romulus, about the Fallout TV series and about the trailer for Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes. I also explain the background of Holy Week and Easter.

    In the premium part of the show, available to all my patrons, I talk about Tolkien Reading Day, the AI short film 'Airhead' and about what Apple may have in store for its upcoming WWDC.

    • 48 min
    The Acolyte, The Three Body Problem and Wonka

    The Acolyte, The Three Body Problem and Wonka

    In this episode of the Break I share my impressions of the trailer for Star Wars: The Acolyte, I review the first two episodes of the Netflix series The Three Body Problem and I tell you what I thought of 'Wonka'. In the Premium version of the show, available to all my patrons, I talk about the new Dungeons and Dragons Lego set, I solve a clothing enigma that puzzled me for years and I share my experience playing the Back To The Future Board Game!

    • 39 min
    The Break: The 2024 Oscars, Frieren, Resident Alien and Iron Gold

    The Break: The 2024 Oscars, Frieren, Resident Alien and Iron Gold

    In this episode of The Break, I look back at this year's Academy Awards Ceremony, I share why 'Frieren' may be one of the deepest and most thought-provoking anime series I've ever seen and I tell you why Pierce Brown's Iron Gold derailed my reading plans for this year.

    In the Premium part of the show, exclusively for my patrons, I share the process of changing and adapting a homily at the last minute, I tell you about my upcoming Hobbit retreat and I bid farewell to the wedge-shaped MacBook Air.

    • 32 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
417 Ratings

417 Ratings

Gloria Marie ,

Break

I’ve learned so much from his break Such a brilliant priest
We are blessed to call him father

horgar ,

Turned Hard Left

Father Roderick used to be awesome. But lately he has become a far far leftist shill. He openly parrots far left talking points and even attacks leftists for not being extreme enough. Either he is a despicable person or just sucking up to the woke mob to stay out of their cross hairs.

alphaswag6969 ,

awesome podcast 👍

i’ve been listening to Father Roderick’s podcasts since 2014. i would always listen to his podcast before going to sleep, always having interesting and fun topics to talk about. i also appreciate a priest who watches anime like i do :)

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