Paradox Project Podcast
By The Paradox Project
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The writers of the Paradox Project, JD Ecarma and Matt Shapiro talk about Millenials, free speech, feminism, and any topic where the answers don't seem clear-cut. Each episode guaranteed to include terrible opinions based on the events of the week.
||CleanEpisode 84: 'Meaningful Work,' Materialism and Christianity (w/ Doug Stewart)||Tech veteran and Pixar fan Doug Stewart joined us this week to talk about why the church desperately needs to address the idol of accomplishment; whether Facebook regulation will follow the European model; and exactly how excited/nervous we all are for||4/17/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 83: The Next Evolution of Humanity (w/ Jonathan Crabb)||Futurist Jonathan Crabb returned this week to talk about the growing market for a transhuman retirement plan as well as the role of ethics in the world of social media. "The future is coming very quickly." Jonathan shares some insights on transhumanism,||4/11/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 82: 'The World Is Going to End' ... or Not (w/ Kate Bryan)||Kate Bryan returns this week to talk about Saturday's March for Our Lives rally, millennials' political party affiliations (or lack thereof) and movies. Acknowledging a Broken World Matthias talks about his pastor's thoughtful and apolitical comments on||3/30/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 81: Should 'Timeless' Movies Win? (Oscars Recap)||Jordan and Matthias do a post-Oscars recap after "The Shape of Water" won at last night's 90th Academy Awards. "Will millennials watch the Oscars?" If you missed last night's ceremony, Jimmy Kimmel hosted and it was ... meh. Jordan and Matthias critique||3/5/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 80: The Oscars We Need vs. Oscars We Love (w/ Jonathan Crabb)||It's Oscar time! Jonathan Crabb returns this week to talk all about the 2018 Academy Award-nominated films ahead of this Sunday's awards ceremony. "Fan service well done is a good movie." Jordan kicks off the movie discussion with a rant that has been a||2/27/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 79: Representation and Christology in 'Black Panther' (w/ Kyle Howard)||Writer, pastor and counselor Kyle Howard returns to Paradox this week to talk about the cultural significance of Marvel's "Black Panther" as well as the Christian church's role in modern society. "The great tension with Wakanda" Just another superhero||2/21/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 78: Why You Can Skip High School and AI is Communist||Tech reporter Sonya Mann joins us this week to talk about why "Smart Kids Should Skip High School" and what cryptocurrency and AI mean for society. Who needs high school? No ... really. Is it necessary? Do high school students learn anything that they||2/6/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 77: We Were (Mostly) Right About the Oscars||Jordan and Matthias have a special Part I and Part II episode this week! In the first part of this recording, you'll hear our predictions for the Oscar nominations (recorded Monday), quickly followed by our reactions to the official noms (recorded toda||1/23/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 76: 'Black Mirror' and Human Dignity (w/ Jonathan Crabb)||Note: This podcast has major spoilers for two episodes of "Black Mirror." Futurist Jonathan Crabb joins us to talk about Netflix's "Black Mirror" and what it can teach us about the dangers of future technology. Terrible Opinions Jonathan: White chocol||1/18/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 75: The Gorilla Channel and New Year's Resolutions||Yes, the Gorilla Channel Is Satire @PixelatedBoat kicked off 2018 memes with a joke about the new book "Fire and Fury," which purportedly details the disheveled early days of the Trump White House. The satirical tweet was just close enough to the truth||1/9/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 74: Nuclear War and MoonPie: 2017 Was Weird (w/ Katrina Jørgensen)||Katrina Jørgensen is back this week to talk about what a truly weird year 2017 was, starting with an embarrassing flub at the Oscars and ending with a new Star Wars movie for people to fight over (for the record, all three of us enjoyed it). 2017 Was||1/1/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 73: The Moving Parts of Tax Reform (w/ Eric Owens)||Eric Owens, a D.C.-based tax attorney, joins us to analyze the GOP's new bill for tax reform and what it means for millennials and the average American family. This bill is definitely good news for ... Tax professionals. A tax code overhaul is first and||12/17/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 72: 'Candy Therapy' and Work-Life Balance w/ Katrina Jørgensen||Katrina Jørgensen joined us again this week to share her foreign policy expertise and millennial perspective. You can follow her on Twitter @Veribatim. Terrible Opinions Jordan: I've been enjoying "bad" made-for-TV Christmas movies this year. Matthias:||12/13/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 71: Millennials Aren't Falling for It||Terrible Opinions Jordan: Fans are actually the best music critics. Matthias: Christians who are living out their faith and lean toward socialism in politics are far more winning and influential than conservative Christians preaching to the choir. Perce||11/26/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 70: Can a 'Reputation' Be Repaired? (w/ Kate Bryan)||Kate Bryan returned to the show this week to talk about Harvey Weinstein, Roy Moore, the avalanche of sexual misconduct allegations that are disrupting the entertainment industry and the world of politics – and for some pop culture, the new Taylor Swi||11/14/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 69: A Novel in a Month, a Season in a Day w/ Katrina Jørgensen||Katrina Jørgensen returned for another fun discussion about culture and how media-saturated millennials see the world. Terrible Opinions Katrina: I hate Thanksgiving food. Jordan: I can’t help judging adults who spend a ton of money on Halloween cos||11/8/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 68: The Church and Love vs. Pride (with Kyle J Howard)||Kyle Howard joins us to talk about the church's ongoing identity crisis in America as politics and faith collide. Terrible Opinions Jordan: Twitter direct messages should become their own app because I want dms without having to look at my timeline. M||10/17/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 67: Not the Berkeley I Remember: Free Speech and Campus Culture (with Kate Sills)||Kate Sills joined us to talk about free speech, great TV and the dangers of "anti-college" outrage. Terrible Opinions Kate: British comedy TV is better than American comedy TV. See "Peepshow." Jordan: A lot of people are yelling about football, bu||9/26/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 66: mother! Was Not a Horror Film (with Kate Bryan)||Kate Bryan joined us this week to talk about horror movies, symbolism and why "It" was way better than "Mother!" Terrible Opinions: Matthias: People who make purportedly professional TV appearances to talk about the Constitution should act like adul||9/17/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 65: A Hopeful Response to the Nashville Statement:||Blogger and software developer Jayvie Arellano joined Paradox to talk about the Nashville Statement and give his Catholic perspective on dogma "living loudly" in those of the faith. Terrible Opinions Jordan: I can't help liking the style of Chelsea M||9/11/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
Really interesting show on politics and culture
I have really enjoyed Paradox for the show's insight and perspective on politics. Several of the hosts work inside the beltway, and the guests often bring additional expertise to the program. I also appreciate that the hosts are cognizant about how long the podcast is. Often podcasts which are conversational in nature have a tendency to drone on. This show is highly informative, but it stays on topic and focus.
Solid show, 10/10 would recommend
Hot takes on pop-culture and politics from the eyes of those darned millennials.