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Vernacular explores what it means to fully embrace our humanity. It's not a philosophy podcast. Nor is it simply a lifestyle podcast. It's a little bit of both, but not really either. It's music reviews and movie previews, sports forecasts and food recipes, philosophizing on the nature of knowledge and prognosticating on the future of science.

Vernacular Creedal

    • Society & Culture
    • 5.0 • 33 Ratings

This show has been archived. To listen to its successor shows, head to creedalpodcast.com.

Vernacular explores what it means to fully embrace our humanity. It's not a philosophy podcast. Nor is it simply a lifestyle podcast. It's a little bit of both, but not really either. It's music reviews and movie previews, sports forecasts and food recipes, philosophizing on the nature of knowledge and prognosticating on the future of science.

    THE FINAL EPISODE + A Big Announcement and Read/Watch/Listen!

    THE FINAL EPISODE + A Big Announcement and Read/Watch/Listen!

    THE FINAL EPISODE + A Big Announcement and our Read/Watch/Listen!
    Thank you so much for listening to Vernacular for these past six (!) years! It's been a really fun ride and we've learned so much along the way.

    Our big news today is that we are drawing this podcast to a close, BUT we'll be doing future content over at Creedal: Theology & Culture. You can subscribe to Creedal on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or wherever you get your podcasts.

    Some of our recommendations:
    Little Women by Lousia May Alcott
    In This House of Brede by Rumer Godden
    Island of the World by Michael D. O'Brien
    City of the Lost by Kelley Armstrong
    Long Bright River by Liz Moore
    Matterhorn by Karl Marlantes
    Fulfillment by Alec MacGillis
    A Time to Die by Nicholas Diat
    No Country for Old Men (The Coen Brothers)
    A Serious Man (The Coen Brothers)
    Lupin (Netflix)
    Ted Lasso (Apple TV+)
    What God is Not (Podcast)
    The Realignment (Podcast)
    The Pillar (Podcast)

    We'd love your feedback! Email us at zac@creedalpodcast.com.

    Fall Read/Watch/Listen Recommendations w/Elena Forsythe

    Fall Read/Watch/Listen Recommendations w/Elena Forsythe

    Fall Read/Watch/Listen Recommendations!
    Some of the recommendations we discuss in today's episode:

    The Mystery of the Immaculate Concussion by Julia Ioffe (GQ)

    The Heart of Perfection by Colleen Carol Campbell

    The Searcher by Tana French

    Troubled Blood by Robert Galbraith (J.K. Rowling)

    A Subversive Gospel by Michael Mears Bruner

    American Kingpin by Nick Bilton

    Under the Banner of Heaven by Jon Krakauer

    "Out of Body" (album by NEEDTOBREATHE)

    The Dispatch Podcast

    Didn't I Just Feed You Podcast

    Lovecraft Country

    Get Out

    The Dispatch

    Money Heist (Netflix)

    The Trial of the Chicago Seven (Aaron Sorkin film)

    The Big Picture Podcast

    The Rewatchables Podcast

    What God is Not Podcast

    Maple Tree Inn

    Max Richter's recomposition of The Four Seasons

    We'd love to hear what you think of this episode!

    Reach out to us: Email | Instagram | Twitter | Patreon

    • 47 min
    The American Solidarity Party w/Amar Patel (CC Crossover)

    The American Solidarity Party w/Amar Patel (CC Crossover)

    The American Solidarity Party w/Amar Patel
    Today on the show I welcome fellow Catholic Amar Patel, who is running for Vice President of the United States on the American Solidarity Party ticket. Amar and I talk about the principles of solidarity, subsidiarity, personalism, and sphere sovereignty, why it's important to have third parties, what "success" looks like for his ticket, finding a way out of our toxic two-party culture, and a platform that upholds the dignity of every human life.

    For more information on the American Solidarity Party, please visit https://solidarity-party.org/.

    We'd love to hear what you think of this episode!

    Reach out to us: Email | Instagram | Twitter | Patreon

    • 58 min
    The False Promise of Safetyism w/Maria Berggren

    The False Promise of Safetyism w/Maria Berggren

    The False Promise of Safetyism w/Maria Berggren
    Today on the show Sally's sister Maria joins us to talk us about a recent article (see below) from philosopher-mechanic Matthew Crawford that critiques the prevailing bureaucratic attitude towards COVID as one of safetyism rather than safety. Crawford thinks that safety isn't the highest good, which obviously raises the question: what is?

    Crawford's Article: https://unherd.com/2020/05/the-hypocrisy-of-safetyism/

    We'd love to hear what you think of this episode!

    Reach out to us: Email | Instagram | Twitter | Patreon

    • 38 min
    The Meaning of Words w/Nick Clairmont

    The Meaning of Words w/Nick Clairmont

    The Meaning of Words w/Nick Clairmont
    Today on the podcast, Arc Digital's Nick Clairmont (@NickClairmont1) joined us to talk about the power of words, the changing meaning of words over time, the social construction of language (and what that does and doesn't mean), and more. It's a great conversation that's definitely worth your time!

    To read Nick's latest piece in Tablet Mag, head to www.tabletmag.com/sections/arts-letters/articles/woke-language-privilege.

    To read more of Nick's work at Arc Digital, head to arcdigital.media.

    We'd love to hear what you think of this episode!

    Reach out to us: Email | Instagram | Twitter | Patreon

    • 40 min
    The Plight of the Uighurs

    The Plight of the Uighurs

    The Plight of the Uighurs
    In today's episode, we talk about the Uighurs in northwestern China, who face unprecedented state surveillance, restrictions on religious practice, state-sponsored spies in their houses, and in many cases (1-2 millon!) forced internment in "re-education" camps.

    If you're interested, check out Zac's new weekly newsletter, The Vernaculist (vernaculist.substack.com), in which he recently dove into this topic in detail.

    We'd love to hear what you think of this episode!

    Reach out to us: Email | Instagram | Twitter | Patreon

    • 37 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
33 Ratings

33 Ratings

Buzzketball_325 ,

Great show!

Not just your average show or weekly food for thought. Vernacular is always diverse and lighthearted yet thought provoking, one of the best podcasts around! Would like to hear more about daily life advice and things to read or listen to. Either way, I’ll keep listening!

Infinity_95 ,

Strong start, but...

I discovered this podcast when Zach and Sally were halfway through the second season. Their episodes are mostly enjoyable and interesting, but I'm getting very tired of hearing from some of their contributors. Elena and Miriel have been on the show far too many times and I don't find them particularly interesting. I rolled my eyes and turned off the podcast a couple of episodes ago when they said Miriel would be on. Would give it 5 stars if you didn't have the same guests so often.

Britt7346 ,

Love this podcast!

I can't stop listening! I started when they were three seasons in and in just a few weeks have almost caught up entirely. Zac and Sally have great radio voices and are also really cute together. They always bring on really interesting guests too. I've learned so much!

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