Guest co-host Paul Asay returns to the StoryMen to celebrate the anniversary of VE Day. How did World War II change the trajectory of American Religion? How are we still living with the consequences – both good and bad – of the religious response to WWII?

Story Men - Apr 29, 2016

Hitler, Communism and Feminism: How WWII Shaped American Christianity

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In this Episode:

2:00 – Jackson/Tubman

8:00 – Civil War

17:00 – WWII

30:00 – American Religion

45:00 – The Effects of WWII on Christianity

61:00 – PPOW

66:00 – Connect with Paul

Episode Links

Paul Asay

NPR interview w/ Kevin Kruse

Book: One Nation Under God by Kevin Kruse

PPOW

JR.: Harry Turtledove’s Southern Victory series

Clay: Band of Brothers (TV)

Paul: Slaughterhouse-5 (book) and Schindler’s List (movie)

Paul Asay’s Books:

God on the Streets of Gotham

The Good Dad (with Jim Daly)

Connect with Paul Asay:

Twitter | Blog | Plugged In

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We blog at NorvilleRogers.com

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Matt | Clay | JR.

Here’s the stuff we’ve made:

Matt’s Books | Clay’s Books | JR.’s Messages

The Other StoryMen:

StoryMen Audio Producer: Aaron Kretzmann

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StoryMen Art by M. S. Corley

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StoryMen Theme Song by Anthony Mako

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Where do you see the ongoing influence of World War II on American Christianity?

Film critic Alissa Wilkinson tells the StoryMen why the recent spate pop culture apocalypses are good news for people of faith. Along the way, we talk about Breaking Bad, Mad Men, The Walking Dead and more!

Story Men - Apr 22, 2016

How to Survive the Apocalypse with Alissa Wilkinson

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In this Episode:

0:00 – Preaching Revelation

5:00 – Alissa Wilkinson

9:00 – Geek Credentials

13:00 – Our Apocalyptic Universe

18:00 – What is a Secular Apocalypse?

26:00 – Are Anti-heros apocalypse stories?

44:00 – PPOW

49:00 – Connect with Alissa
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A few of the many articles Alissa has published recently

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JR.: Black Static horror magazine

Clay: The Jungle Book

Matt: Vision by Tom King (comic)

Alissa: Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt Season 2 (Netflix)

Connect with Alissa Wilkinson

Blog | Twitter | Facebook

The Book on Amazon

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We blog at NorvilleRogers.com

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Matt | Clay | JR.

Here’s the stuff we’ve made:

Matt’s Books | Clay’s Books | JR.’s Messages

The Other StoryMen:

StoryMen Audio Producer: Aaron Kretzmann

Phos Studios
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StoryMen Art by M. S. Corley

M. S. Corley’s website
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StoryMen Theme Song by Anthony Mako

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What is your favorite apocalypse story?

Author Tex Thompson tells us about her Wild West fantasy series Children of the Drought. How does an author write multiple races responsibly, and how to employ magic users while avoiding the “magical native” trope.

Story Men - Apr 15, 2016

Tex Thompson's Children of the Drought

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0:00 – Tex Thompson and the Sesquicentennial

2:00 – Geek Credentials

3:00 – How We Met Tex

6:00 – The Children of the Drought

16:00 – The Trilogy World

40:00 – Research on the Native American Culture

44:00 – Kristen

52:00 – Where to Find Tex

53:00 – PPOW

57:00 – Giveaway

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Tex’s post on Scalzi’s blog

Kristen Coster‘s Paetron

Tex’s post on Kristen

Tex’s Books

  1. One Night in Sixes
  2. Medicine for the Dead
  3. Dreams of Eaten (released… Dec 2016?!)

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JR.: Green Room (film)

Clay: How I Met Your Mother

Tex: JL8 (webcomic)

Connect with Tex Thompson

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We blog at NorvilleRogers.com

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Matt | Clay | JR.

Here’s the stuff we’ve made:

Matt’s Books | Clay’s Books | JR.’s Messages

The Other StoryMen:

StoryMen Audio Producer: Aaron Kretzmann

Phos Studios
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StoryMen Art by M. S. Corley

M. S. Corley’s website
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StoryMen Theme Song by Anthony Mako

Anthony Mako’s website
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What would your people’s magic look like?

The StoryMen welcome back geek guru Leia Calderon to discuss the record-setting Batman v Superman. Since none of us particularly enjoyed the film, we talk about what didn’t work, and why. Plus, why won’t Matt see the film?

Story Men - Apr 1, 2016

Batman v Superman ft. Leia Calderon

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In this Episode:

1:00 – Geek Cred

2:00 – PPOW

5:00 – Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice

6:00 – What were you expecting?

11:00 – What did you like?

16:00 – What didn’t you like?

34:00 – Should I see it if I haven’t?

37:00 – Does this make you excited for Justice League?

41:00 – Can this movie be redeemed?

45:00 – God Talk

55:00 – Would you recommend it

58:00 – Where to find Leia

59:00 – The Bracketology Final Game

Episode Links

JR.’s review of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice

Leia CalderonConnect with Leia Calderon

(Blog | Twitter)

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JR.: Daredevil Season 2 (Netflix)

Clay: 11/22/63 by Stephen King

Leia: Game of Thrones March Madness trailer

Find the StoryMen Online:

We blog at NorvilleRogers.com

Follow us on Twitter:

Matt | Clay | JR.

Here’s the stuff we’ve made:

Matt’s Books | Clay’s Books | JR.’s Messages

The Other StoryMen:

StoryMen Audio Producer: Aaron Kretzmann

Phos Studios
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StoryMen Art by M. S. Corley

M. S. Corley’s website
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StoryMen Theme Song by Anthony Mako

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What did you think of Batman v Superman?

In honor of Flannery O’Conner’s 91st birthday and Good Friday, we welcome Dr. Tim Basselin and fan-favorite Emily Maynard to discuss why O’Conner is one of the great American authors, her distinctive Christian voice and a particularly appropriate Good Friday story, “Parker’s Back”.

Story Men - Mar 25, 2016

Flannery's Good Friday

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Tim's Book

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4:00 – PPOW

9:00 – Dr. Tim Basselin

10:00 – Experience with Flannery

17:00 – What sets Flannery Apart

25:00 – Flannery and Good Friday

33:00 – Emily Maynard returns

36:00 – “Parker’s Back”

39:00 – Flannery’s characters

44:00 – Symbolism

57:00 – Good Friday/God Showing Up

74:00 – Connect with Emily

Episode Links

“Parker’s Back” by Flannery O’Conner

Emily Maynard

PPOW

JR.: The Red Rising Trilogy by Pierce Brown

Clay: 10 Cloverfield Lane

Matt: Zeroboxer by Fonda Lee

Connect with Tim Basselin

Flannery O’Conner: Writing a Disabled Theology of Humanity

Connect with Emily Maynard

Blog | Twitter | Facebook | A Deeper Story

Find the StoryMen Online:

We blog at NorvilleRogers.com

Follow us on Twitter:

Matt | Clay | JR.

Here’s the stuff we’ve made:

Matt’s Books | Clay’s Books | JR.’s Messages

The Other StoryMen:

StoryMen Audio Producer: Aaron Kretzmann

Phos Studios
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StoryMen Art by M. S. Corley

M. S. Corley’s website
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StoryMen Theme Song by Anthony Mako

Anthony Mako’s website
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Where do you find grace in the grotesque of Good Friday?