The Latest from The Mockingcast

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

Mockingbird / 3.1.21
Episode 206: The Goalposts Are Moving

Now available this morning! In which RJ, Sarah, and Dave talk Covid-Deutsch, the advice column boom, and grieving video game characters. Also, Sarah cozies up to some ghosts while dancing to DMB.

    • Click here to read Rebecca Schumann’s overview of the new German words being invented to describe pandemic life.
    • Click here to read The New Yorker’s profile of The Age of Peak Advice.
    • Click here to read Sam Bush’s One Simple Rule for Never Making a Bad Decision.
    • Click here to read Matt Ortile’s essay for Catapult on grief and gaming.
    • Click here to read Samuel Wells’ sermon on Job and the Love Stronger than Death.
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Episode 204: Sexy Lexi Has a Nervous Breakdown

Peripheral relationships, nervous breakdowns, and nighttime prayers. Also, after making a startling discovery in her father’s desk drawer, Sarah goes shopping for yoga pants.

  • Click here to read Amanda Mull’s piece on how The Pandemic Has Erased Entire Categories of Friendship
  • Click here to read the report in the Toronto Star about decreasing sexual activity during the pandemic
  • Click here to read Jane Grizzle’s post on how The Moms Are Not Alright
  • Click here to read Jerry Useem’s article Bring Back the Nervous Breakdown
  • Click here to read the excerpt from Tish Harrison Warren’s new book, “How To Pray While Drowning in Doubt”
Episode 203: What If I’m Wrong About Everything

RJ and Dave hear from Sarah about her first month of grief, before talking together about family estrangement, faulty memories and the blind spots of Jefferson’s Jesus. Also, Dave breaks up with a friend while Sarah goes to the zoo.

  • Click here to read Joshua Coleman’s article in The Atlantic about Why Parents and Children Get Estranged
  • Click here to read Heather Havrilesky’s column addressing the “I Want My Family to Love Me Unconditionally” inquiry
  • Click here to read Dave’s Confessions of a Former Youth Minister
  • Click here to read Vinson Cunningham’s rundown in The New Yorker of “What Thomas Jefferson Could Never Understand About Jesus”