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Christ and Pop Culture's network of shows acknowledge the good, the beautiful, and the true in music, movies, television, and the rest of pop culture.

    Persuasion 208 | People People, with Chris and Elizabeth McKinney

    Persuasion 208 | People People, with Chris and Elizabeth McKinney

    Our holidays are usually marked by all kinds of festivities. There are family gatherings, dinners with friends, work parties, community celebrations, church programs, and more. But this year? Most of these are cancelled due to the COVID pandemic. We will miss out on gift exchanges and cookie swaps and catching up with friends and family. It's disappointing for everyone.

    • 33 min
    Seeing and Believing 272 | Wolfwalkers and The Personal History of David Copperfield

    Seeing and Believing 272 | Wolfwalkers and The Personal History of David Copperfield

    Seeing and Believing heads to the British Isles this week with a pair of films poised to make their way into the end of the year awards talk. First up is Tomm Moore and Ross Stewarts's Wolfwalkers, the new project from the highly esteemed Cartoon Saloon. A mixture of myth and magic, Wolfwalkers uses stunning animation to tell the story of a young girl caught between the forces of prior allegiances and new friendships. After that, Wade and Kevin tackle Armando Iannucci's The Personal History of David Copperfield. Will this fresh take on Charles Dickens' classic work be an adaptation to remember? Find out on this episode of Seeing and Believing!
    Music interlude by David Crickett, "Confession." Used under Creative Commons license 3.0.
    Theme music by Alexander Osborn and Lindsey Mysse. Used under Creative Commons license 3.0.

    • 1 hr 3 min
    Persuasion 207 | Thankful People, with Dustin Crowe

    Persuasion 207 | Thankful People, with Dustin Crowe

    Thanksgiving is typically full of feasting and family and friends. But this year? For most of us, gathering with others to enjoy our typical feast is off the table due to the global pandemic. Even if you are able to celebrate with your immediate family, the day is likely to be tinged with emptiness. And emptiness has a way of diminishing our gratitude, even on Thanksgiving.

    • 30 min
    Ron Howard's Hillbilly Elegy and Sean Durkin's The Nest

    Ron Howard's Hillbilly Elegy and Sean Durkin's The Nest

    With family gatherings just around the corner (or not) for Thanksgiving, Wade and Kevin take a look at a couple of new family dramas that are just hitting streaming platforms this week! First up is Ron Howard's Hillbilly Elegy, starring Amy Adams and Glenn Close. How does the cinematic adaptation of J.D. Vance's bestselling memoir fare in its transition from page to screen? The guys also review The Nest, Sean Durkin's follow-up to his psychological thriller Martha Marcy Mae Marlene. In its story of a married couple (Jude Law and Carrie Coon) fighting the slow unraveling of their family, does Durkin's new film prove to be a worthy follow-up?
    Music interlude by Tymat, ìOut of Oxygen.î Used under Creative Commons license 3.0.
    Theme music by Alexander Osborn and Lindsey Mysse. Used under Creative Commons license 3.0.

    • 1 hr 7 min
    Happy People, with Barnabas Piper

    Happy People, with Barnabas Piper

    In this episode of Persuasion, Erin Straza and Hannah Anderson kick off a new miniseries titled Happy, Thankful, People. Each episode of the series includes a special guest who has something specific to share about how we can clear some of the hurdles that come with the holiday season. Barnabas Piper joins this episode to discuss our expectations of seasonal happiness and joy. In Hoping for Happiness: Turning Life's Most Elusive Feeling into Lasting Reality (The Good Book Company, 2020), Barnabas offers a biblical framework for living a grounded, hopeful, and genuinely happy life—even in the midst of the holiday frenzy and even in a year like 2020

    • 33 min
    Netflix's The Queen's Gambit and John Huston's The Man Who Would Be King

    Netflix's The Queen's Gambit and John Huston's The Man Who Would Be King

    Dust off your chess sets and start reminding yourself of the difference between pawns and bishops because the world of competitive chess is the talk of the town again. Netflix's lends some midcentury glamour to the cerebral, famously nerdy pursuit with its new miniseries The Queen's Gambit, featuring Anya Taylor-Joy as a fiercely ambitious chess prodigy who strives to excel in a game that is well-known for being male-dominated. Does the literary adaptation from Scott Frank and Allan Scott succeed at making the think-iest of board games into an absorbingly cinematic experience? Wade and Kevin also turn in a retro review this week to commemorate the passing of Sean Connery. Connery's iconic screen presence often elevated the movies he starred in, and the guys take a look at the Rudyard Kipling adaptation The Man Who Would Be King to see whether they can define exactly what that screen presence consisted of. Tally ho!
    Music interlude by Vlad Gluschenko, "Warm Days." Used under Creative Commons license 3.0.

    • 1 hr 1 min

Customer Reviews

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27 Ratings

27 Ratings

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