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“The Goalposts are Moving,” “Sexy Lexi Has a Nervous Breakdown,” and “What If I’m Wrong About Everything?”

My Mom Adored Rush Limbaugh

Some People Listen to Music to get Them Through the Hard Times. My Mom Tuned Into Rush Limbaugh.

PZ’s Podcast: Heinz Agonistes, Reverse Chronology, Hope From Heinz, Little Bit O’ Soul, and Phosphorus

How Should We Think about God when Faced with a Massive, Injuring Disappointment?

Batteries Not Included

Hello friends. I’ve just posted the new episode of The Mockingcast, Batteries Not Included,” which, as RJ explains in the prelude, will be our final episode of the year.

Those who follow us on social media know that, just after the cast was recorded, co-host Sarah Condon received some unbelievably tragic news. You can read her message here, but please please please keep Sarah and her family in your prayers.

Given the context, we were a little hesitant to release the episode, but she, RJ, and I are ultimately hopeful that it could speak some comfort to those who are hurting with/for her. It certainly did me. You can listen here. The blurb is as follows:

In which RJ, Sarah, and Dave talk mer-baby mishaps, library impermanence, celebrity pastors, and their increasing distaste for the season of Advent.

  • Click here to read Elizabeth Faidley’s write-up of the Pearl the Mermaid Baby Saga, which includes a picture of you-know-who (you’ve been warned).
  • Click here to read Ben Dolnick’s piece about Library Books.
  • Click here to peruse our gift guide.
  • Click here to read Ruth Graham’s article on the Rise and Fall of Carl Lentz.
  • Click here to read the article on Sad Clowns.
  • Click here to read David French’s column on The Crisis of Christian Celebrity.
  • Click here to read Walter Russell Mead’s meditation on Advent.

Per the announcement at the beginning, you can support The Mockingcast by texting “Mcast” to 77948 (or going here). As always, thank you SO much for listening — thank you even more for praying — and we look forward to coming back at you in 2021.

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A Remarkably Timely Track of Deep Inwardness and Longing

Life in the Time of Coronavirus: What to Do in Quarantine

Movies, Podcasts, TV shows, Books, and More

What We’re Watching and Listening To: February Edition

Dracula, Miss Americana, Kevin Hart, and more.

What We’re Watching and Listening To: October Edition

Kicking off a new monthly column, surveying various members of the Mockingbird community on what they’re watching and listening to. We start this month with recommendations from a couple of the ‘HQ’ staff: Ethan Richardson Chernobyl. In preparation for the Future Issue of our magazine, this one had been on my list for a while, […]

Be My Safe Space

I can’t explain it, but here goes anyway: I’ve been consuming all things Madeleine McCann lately, and by all things I mean two specifically: an Australian podcast called Maddie, and the recent (critically lambasted) documentary on Netflix, The Disappearance of Madeleine McCann. This obsession is inexplicable because, since being pregnant with my first son eight […]

Even Conan O’Brien Needs a Friend

Grateful for this reflection by Erin Jean Warde. I try to set aside Friday evenings to cook a lovely meal that I enjoy cooking—for one. On most evenings of the week, I cook food I don’t really want to eat, because it doesn’t seem worth it to spend so much time on recipes, mise en […]

The Easy Judgment of Being Right

To this day I remain haunted by a story about a woman who lost her eyesight to a microscopic organism that proliferated beneath her contact lenses. This cautionary tale went public nearly five years ago, and I still remember scouring the reports to find out what happened. Luckily for me, a responsible contact-lens wearer, the […]