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The Fascinating Podcast A Norville Rogers Podcast

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    • 4.9 • 50 Ratings

The StoryMen discuss history, theology and pop culture. Nothing is off limits, so weigh in on the discussion!

    Lovecraft Country with Irene M. Cho - Fascinating Season 5

    Lovecraft Country with Irene M. Cho - Fascinating Season 5

    We're giving thanks for Lovecraft Country - HBO's powerful new horror show that suggests humans are the real monsters. Irene M. Cho joins us to break down our favorite themes - and scares! - in a double episode that will keep you through...

    • 1 hr 51 min
    Post-Election Blues - Fascinating Season 5

    Post-Election Blues - Fascinating Season 5

    It's time to decompress! We talk about how we spent election night (all five days of it!) and how we're processing the outgoing and incoming administrations. Plus... almost definitely clear-ish proof of aliens! (Maybe?)

    • 1 hr 7 min
    The Electoral College - Fascinating Season 5

    The Electoral College - Fascinating Season 5

    Every election day, we wring our hands over the electoral college. What, exactly, is this thing? And how did it come to be? Professor Clay is back in the driver's seat, guiding us through the twists and turns of this election season!

    • 1 hr 4 min
    The Supreme Court - Fascinating Season 5

    The Supreme Court - Fascinating Season 5

    With the appointment of a new justice, the Supreme Court is news a lot. Our resident historian Clay dives in to the history of the court, its evolution and why we might see more justices.

    • 58 min
    Faithfully Pro-Choice with Elaina Ramsey - Fascinating Season 5

    Faithfully Pro-Choice with Elaina Ramsey - Fascinating Season 5

    No issue more divides Christians than abortion. But that hasn't always been the case, and it shouldn't be now. Reproductive rights expert Elaina Ramsey joins us to explain what it looks like to be faithfully pro-choice.

    • 1 hr 16 min
    Make These Movies III: The Reckoning - Fascinating Season 5

    Make These Movies III: The Reckoning - Fascinating Season 5

    We needed a breather, so the gang picks a historical event, a current event and a novel they want to see made into a movie. Some of us even did some dream casting. Now to get funding...

    • 1 hr 16 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
50 Ratings

50 Ratings

EnsignOak ,

My Favorite Podcast!

I found this podcast after reading Matt’s Sunlit Lands books and his Narnia reread articles on tor.com. I appreciate their perspectives on the various topics around deconstructing and reconstructing your faith and have learned so much! And of course the “fascinating” items they share each week have been great recommendations for movies, tv, and books to read!

Tgilfriday ,

a solid mix of meaningful and trivial

I appreciate how they navigate complex topics of faith and culture. Their approach to these conversations is unique and refreshing and I think this manner and type of dialogue is what the world needs right now. It encourages and challenges me to think critically about things that matter.

It has made me laugh countless times. And even cry a few. But it has yet to make me laugh until I cry, so this is my one complaint. (Pod producers: consider this a challenge!)

srdlobdell ,

Honest, deep, raw, and also hilarious

This podcast is such a gift. It faces tough stuff head on. It engages both the mind and the heart. There is none of that faux juxtaposition of science and faith. Nor is there that slimy demonization of all things “secular.” The hosts name all good as of God. And my mercy, they are witty and fun. Love listening!

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