PZ's Podcast

About the show

From "Telstar" to "Vault of Horror," from Rattigan to Kerouac, from the Village of Bray to the Village of Midwich, help PZ link old ancient news and pop culture. I think I can see him, "Crawling from the Wreckage." Will he find his way? This show is brought to you by Mockingbird! www.mbird.com

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  • Episode 268 - Seasons in the Sun

    March 2nd, 2019  |  23 mins 50 secs

    A reflection on the times of our lives.

  • Episode 267 - Blowing Away

    February 8th, 2019  |  23 mins 20 secs

    Let's just talk about moms and dads and children, boyfriends and girlfriends, 'Friend and Lover' ("Reach Out of the Darkness", 1968). These are the things -- the people -- that make your world go 'round, or make it crash!

  • Episode 266 - Soul Searchin' Time

    February 4th, 2019  |  22 mins 57 secs

    How is it possible for Gospel-emphasizing Christians to still flee a particular sinner?

  • Episode 265 - Surprise, Surprise

    January 30th, 2019  |  22 mins 7 secs

    A friend recently surprised me with the observation that Christians he knows who preach a "theology of glory" seem to be more welcoming, and forgiving, of real actual sinners than Christians he knows who preach a "theology of the Cross". My own experience confirms what my friend said.

  • Episode 264 - Tip for a Happy Marriage

    January 7th, 2019  |  26 mins 33 secs

    When the stresses involved in over-committedness and sheer over-work threaten not just to get you off course but to sink you -- that's when this tip for a happy marriage becomes, suddenly, decisive.

  • Episode 263 - Too Weak to Fight

    November 19th, 2018  |  23 mins 12 secs

    One's Christian life will fail if it is not rooted in the truth of human nature, which we all share, like it or not. Similarly, everyone's life, whether Christian or non-Christian or anti-Christian, will fail if it's not rooted in reality.

  • Episode 262 - Magic

    November 19th, 2018  |  22 mins 33 secs

    When it comes to rules or advice for long-term marriage, I often seem to hear words like "covenant" and "promise-keeping". But excellent as they are in principle, these conceptions are insufficient to give you the oomph, the power, to do the thing you both want so much to do.

  • Episode 260 - Transgressive Enough 4 U?

    November 12th, 2018  |  23 mins 34 secs

    Experiencing a massive re-think just now concerning world cinema!

  • Episode 261 - Mountain of Love

    November 12th, 2018  |  20 mins 51 secs

    The issue of romantic love is to the fore again, but the question is other: Why is there general radio silence on the vital point; or rather, why is there not more active concurrence in relation to it?

  • Episode 259 - Revenge of the Creature

    November 6th, 2018  |  23 mins 59 secs

    We're talking about love today -- wouldn't ya know -- and the relation of divine love to romantic love. It's a familiar, but one that remains very fresh, at least as long as human memory and human loss remain conscious.

  • Episode 258 - Sunshine of Your Love

    October 3rd, 2018  |  23 mins 6 secs

    Everyone was young once.

  • Episode 257 - T.S.O.P. (The Sound of Philadelphia)

    September 17th, 2018  |  23 mins 28 secs

    Mrs. Zahl recently used the word "periphery" to describe our attitude, mine and hers, to increasing numbers of institutions, groups, and schools of thought to which we have been attached and for which we have been engaged for a long time.

  • Episode 256 - My Antediluvian Baby

    August 15th, 2018  |  21 mins 35 secs

    Donovan's odd and brilliant song from 1970 entitled "Atlantis" is a good example of what PZ's Podcast is all about.

  • Episode 255 - The Letter

    July 31st, 2018  |  21 mins 30 secs

    Pastorally -- and generally -- it is easy to miss the core of what's going on with a person in pain. You may see some symptoms -- tho' sometimes even the symptoms are hidden -- and may sub-rationally understand that something bad is taking place under the surface. But when it comes to the "Heart of Darkness" inside a sufferer, it may be very hard to fathom and to surface.

  • Episode 254 - Tupper

    July 30th, 2018  |  20 mins 18 secs

    Life's a wholly engaged existential search for God, and it's quite dangerous, because "in the dark", which is life in the world, you can think you've found it but you haven't.

  • Episode 253 - Facing the Cannons (NOT!)

    July 23rd, 2018  |  20 mins 53 secs

    Shibboleth's are often true in part. Maxims are true in part. But they are never, or at least rarely, wholly true. One such maxim is a current fashionable imperative, Face the Cannons.