37 episodes

The Plugged In team, led by Focus on the Family's Director of Media and Culture, Adam Holz, comes together with humor and heart to deliver weekly insight on current media choices and culture-related topics. These media experts will shine a light on the world of popular entertainment and technology trends while giving you and your family the essential tools you need to understand, navigate, and impact the culture in which we live. You'll be encouraged to engage with your children and dialogue about the media they are consuming, sparking intellectual thought and spiritual growth.

The Plugged In Show Focus on the Family

    • Kids & Family
    • 5.0, 23 Ratings

The Plugged In team, led by Focus on the Family's Director of Media and Culture, Adam Holz, comes together with humor and heart to deliver weekly insight on current media choices and culture-related topics. These media experts will shine a light on the world of popular entertainment and technology trends while giving you and your family the essential tools you need to understand, navigate, and impact the culture in which we live. You'll be encouraged to engage with your children and dialogue about the media they are consuming, sparking intellectual thought and spiritual growth.

    Episode 36: Appreciating the Influence of Books in a Screen-Based World

    Episode 36: Appreciating the Influence of Books in a Screen-Based World

    Although screens have permeated our culture, books continue to have a lasting impact on our lives. The Plugged In team reflects on their love of the written artform and the books that have influenced their lives. These immersive stories draw us in and invite us to go deeper in ways that screens cannot. You’ll better appreciate the endurance of your favorite stories and how you can share those with your family.

    https://store.focusonthefamily.com/the-read-aloud-family
    https://www.focusonthefamily.com/episodes/broadcast/connecting-with-your-kids-through-reading/
    https://www.pluggedin.com/tv-reviews/the-baby-sitters-club/
    https://www.pluggedin.com/book-reviews/summer-before/
    https://www.pluggedin.com/book-reviews/silver-chair/
    https://www.pluggedin.com/book-reviews/island-of-blue-dolphins/
    https://www.pluggedin.com/book-reviews/harry-potter-and-the-sorcerers-stone/
    https://www.pluggedin.com/book-reviews/fellowship-of-the-ring/
    https://store.focusonthefamily.com/the-silver-chair-cd
    https://pluggedin.focusonthefamily.com/tech-guide/

    • 29 min
    Episode 35: The Enduring Appeal of War Movies

    Episode 35: The Enduring Appeal of War Movies

    With the return of Tom Hanks in the new World War II movie Greyhound, the Plugged In team explores the draw of war movies. While this genre reminds us of the bravery that compels men and women to risk their lives for their country and their fellow sailors and soldiers, there’s still a lot of content that can negatively impact your family. You’ll learn how to navigate these powerful films with your family.

    https://www.pluggedin.com/movie-reviews/greyhound-2020/
    https://www.pluggedin.com/movie-reviews/13-hours-the-secret-soldiers-of-benghazi/
    https://www.pluggedin.com/movie-reviews/dunkirk-2017/
    https://www.pluggedin.com/movie-reviews/1917-2019/
    https://www.pluggedin.com/movie-reviews/savingprivateryan/
    https://www.pluggedin.com/movie-reviews/midway-2019/
    https://www.pluggedin.com/movie-reviews/outpost-2020/
    https://www.pluggedin.com/movie-reviews/passionofthechrist/

    • 30 min
    Episode 34: What You Need to Know About Online Predators

    Episode 34: What You Need to Know About Online Predators

    Worrying about your kids’ safety isn’t a new thing, but in the ever-evolving internet age, worrying about online predators is. The Plugged In team explores the risks of online interactions and offers practical ways you can help you child understand the gravity of encountering strangers on the internet. You’ll be encouraged to open the dialogue with your child about online stranger danger.

    • 32 min
    Episode 33: Media Discernment in Action

    Episode 33: Media Discernment in Action

    The phrase “media discernment” is bandied about in Christian and parenting circles, but what does it really mean? The Plugged In team—experts in media discernment—deconstructs the concept and offers practical ways you can help your family be more media savvy. You’ll learn how to apply biblical truth to your family’s entertainment choices.

    • 34 min
    Episode 32: Remembering the Good Old Days

    Episode 32: Remembering the Good Old Days

    You have a favorite movie or song you just can’t wait to share with your child, but it may have more problems than you remember. The Plugged In team explores some of their favorite movies from the past and how things have changed in today’s entertainment. While current media has its share of explicit content, we may be idealizing the past as we look back at our fond memories. You’ll be challenged to re-examine some of your favorites before taking those in with your child.

    • 29 min
    Episode 31: Cause and Effect in Entertainment

    Episode 31: Cause and Effect in Entertainment

    You’ve likely heard news stories about how someone imitated something that they saw in a movie or on TV. The Plugged In team examines the influence our entertainment choices can have on our actions. While we may want to minimize the reality of how popular culture potentially shapes and molds our hearts and minds, we need to acknowledge this influence is real. You’ll be encouraged to infuse your child’s heart with a worldview shaped by truth and Scripture.

    • 29 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
23 Ratings

23 Ratings

RDK Sr. ,

Thought-Provoking

I like the way the hosts discuss the topics. It gives me a better perspective and helps me engage with my family about our entertainment choices.

LagunaGirl78 ,

Fun & informative!

A fun group of people, various ages and genders, with great insight into media and the sometimes-subtle messages therein.

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