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A Soundtrack For All Hallow’s Eve, Pt. I

Because Ian Olson and myself could not quite leave it alone without making our devilish imprint on Mbird during the Halloween season, we decided to each choose a five song playlist, explain them and then comment on the other’s choices. What follows are Blake’s choices with commentary by Ian. “Hurdy Gurdy Man” by Donovan B: Scottish […]

Another Week Ends: Jeremy Lin, Scientism, Cosmism, Clergy Burnout, Tearjerkers, Springsteen’s Advice, 30 Rock, and Garbage Pail Kids

1. The Linsanity continues! But this time the hubbub has to do with a powerful (and unexpected) instance of off-court forgiveness. Last week, Jeremy Lin invited the ESPN employee who was fired for writing an offensive headline about Lin to lunch. Newsday spoke with the journalist in question, Anthony Federico: Federico apologized after he was […]

June Playlist

Don’t Let It Get You Down – Echo & The Bunnymen A Lady of a Certain Age – The Divine Comedy Time Spent in Los Angeles – Dawes We’ve Met – Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit Back Into Your World – Son Volt Dear Laughing Doubters – Sondre Lerche Piledriver Waltz – Alex Turner […]

Episode 50 (!) of PZ’s Podcast: Human Nature

Sometimes I get so frustrated I could just scream, at the general portrait of human nature that one seems to get these days on almost every front. Whether it’s the innumerable “Commencement” speeches telling graduates to live their dreams, or the conviction stated by most of our public leaders that we can overcome our problems […]

PZ’s Podcast Double-Feature, Part One: Inside Looking Out

EPISODE 23 So I was standing in line at the Hess Station the other day and began to be critical of everyone else who was standing in line with me. I thought about lottery tickets and poor people, Jerry Springer, obesity, ‘Joe Six-Pack’, the few free individuals who were purchasing cigarettes, Little Debbie, Black Coffee […]

PZ’s Podcast This Week: The British Invasion

Today two new talks have been published on “PZ’s Podcast” (Subscribe free on iTunes.) The first is entitled The Browning Version and concerns a 1951 movie starring Michael Redgrave and written by Terence Rattigan, which is based on Rattigan’s 1948 play. It is about a man who must lose his life in order to gain […]

The Five Top Singles of All Time – Paul Zahl

My friend Ray Ortlund sent me a mix of 957 rock ‘n roll singles. I listen to it every morning when I run. Ray’s inspired mix seems to cover just about every top-forty hit that was ever made. Today I got to number 957. Then it hit me! Here are the top five singles of […]