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The Moonshine Jesus Show, on Facebook & YouTube & PodBean
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This is a podcast by reverends Mark Sandlin and Caleb Lines, who are co-directors of ProgressiveChristianity.org. They talk about a different work of pop culture each week, while drinking themed alcoholic beverages. As far as I can tell, this started in late January 2022, though I get the impression that was a reboot of an older podcast, but I can't find anything about the older one. Anyway, they manage to work both politics and theology into their discussions of pop culture, but in particular I would say, at least of the episodes I've watched so far, the theology isn't nearly as big a part of it as you might expect. It's mostly just geeking out about whatever they're discussing, and their progressive political views are an important aspect of it. Most episodes I don't intend to watch either because they are about things in which I have no interest or because I'm avoiding spoilers. But there are some episodes I definitely do intend to watch. (And I may watch more old episodes if and when I get around to watching some of the things they talk about that I haven't seen yet.) I think their takes on these shows and movies are fairly interesting, and I like the idea of theologians expressing both interest in some of the same things I'm into, and presenting progressive political and social justice beliefs. Because there's just not enough of that in our culture. (I myself am agnostic leaning toward atheism, but I do believe it's possible to be both religious and progressive, and it's nice to see some people being vocal about that.)

I first started watching the podcast in September 2022, with their latest episode at the time, about "She-Hulk: Attorney at Law". Since then I've gone back to the beginning and watched various episodes that interested me. I'll list all the episodes here (that I'm aware of), providing links to the ones I've actually watched, as well as links to my reviews of the subjects being discussed, if I've seen them. (In some cases I don't watch the episode of Moonshine Jesus Show because they're discussing seasons I haven't seen yet of shows I've seen at least some of.)

Encanto (MJS episode)
The Righteous Gemstones
Batwoman
Star Trek: Discovery
Spider-Man: No Way Home (MJS episode)
Don't Look Up
Summer of Soul
CODA
The Power of the Dog
Moon Knight (MJS episode)
The Adam Project
The Batman
Roar
Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness (MJS episode)
Ozark
Star Trek: Strange New Worlds
Obi-Wan Kenobi (MJS episode)
Stranger Things (season 3)
Everything Everywhere All at Once (MJS episode)
Ms. Marvel (MJS episode)
The Orville (season 3 ep 2; MJS episode)
The Umbrella Academy (season 3)
Stranger Things (season 4)
Thor: Love and Thunder (MJS episode)
Obi-Wan Kenobi (finale; MJS episode)
Paper Girls
The Sandman
The Boys
She-Hulk: Attorney at Law (MJS episode)
Prey (MJS episode)
Avatar (MJS episode)
Andor (eps 1-4; MJS episode)
I'm Not Okay with This
Guardians of Time
Black Adam
Last Night in Soho
Black Panther: Wakanda Forever (MJS episode)
Titans (season 4)
The Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special (MJS episode)
Avatar: The Way of Water
Wednesday
M3GAN
Willow
The Last of Us
Tenet
Blaze
Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania
Vesper
Star Trek: Picard (season 3)
The Mandalorian (season 3)
Shazam! Fury of the Gods
John Wick 4
Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves
Gotham Knights
The Last of Us
Back to the Future
Sweet Tooth
Guardians of the Galaxy vol. 3
Silo
Three Thousand Years of Longing
Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse
The Flash
Silo (again)
Secret Invasion
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem
Star Trek: Strange New Worlds (season 2)
Blue Beetle
Ahsoka (s1, e1-2)
Black Mirror (season 6)
Gen V (s1, e1-3)
Loki (s2, e1)
Ahsoka (season 1)
Nope
Us
Lower Decks (s4)
The Marvels
The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds & Snakes
Loki (s2)
Wonka
Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom
Rebel Moon - Part One: A Child of Fire
Echo
Percy Jackson and the Olympians
Venom
Madame Web
Monolith
Dune: Part Two
Damsel
Poor Things
Ghostbusters: Frozen Empire
X-Men '97 (episodes 1-4)
Rebel Moon - Part Two: The Scargiver
Fallout (season 1)
Star Wars: The Phantom Menace
Star Wars: Tales of the Empire
IF
Doctor Who (series 14)
The Acolyte (eps 1-2)
Sweet Tooth (season 3)
Batman (1989)
A Quiet Place: Day One


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