The Dead Sea Trolls Podcast
By Luke Thayer and Troy Alan: New York City Comedians
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New York City comedians Luke Thayer and Troy Alan discuss stories from the world's religions. Luke is the faithful son of a pastor, Troy is the skeptical son of a pedophile. From these vastly different perspectives on faith, The Dead Sea Trolls dig for wisdom and humor in some decidedly unfunny ancient writings.
||CleanEpisode 10 - The Rich Fool||In the wake of the Joel Osteen controversy, the Trolls discuss the perils of wealth in the life of a Christian. Troy says he won't name names then promptly names names. Luke helps rich Christians thread their camel through the eye of the needle. It's...||9/5/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 9 - Sin||The Trolls get into the idea of sin and whether or not sinning is an absolute concept. Troy's anger gets the best of him at a dumpling spot in Brooklyn. Luke opens up about struggles with weight as a kid and how that manifests in adult life. More...||8/29/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 8 - The Prodigal Son||The Trolls get into all of the good reason to leave home, party until you drop, then return to the comfort of home. If The Prodigal Son did it, why can't you? There is some discussion about Troy supplanting Luke's place in Luke's family, but Luke...||8/22/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 7 - Good Samaritan/Charlottesville||The Trolls discuss the struggle of embracing the lessons in the parable of The Good Samaritan the day after a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, VA turned violent and took the life of Heather Heyer, who showed up to protest the rally.||8/15/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDSTPrimer-The Books of the Bible||The Trolls talk about the varieties of books in the Bible (law, psalms, history, law, prophecy, etc.). Luke points out that it's "Revelation," singular, not "Revelations." Troy reveals that he's hidden a treasure in the library at Georgetown and tells..||8/1/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 6 - The Birth of Moses||The Trolls talk about why leaving a baby in the reeds along the Nile River bank is good parenting. Troy reaches for pop culture references to make his point about a Bible story. Luke gets abstract and continues his assault on Troy's verbal slips.||7/25/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 5 - David & Goliath||From the story of David & Goliath, the Trolls get into the psycho-social aspects of why it's important to confront bullies, even if you are just a wee little sheep-herder who was sent to deliver bread. Troy announces he's a convert. Luke denies...||7/18/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe DST Origin Story/The Book of Genesis||This is actually the first recording for The Dead Sea Trolls podcast where Luke and Troy weave the genesis of the podcast together with The Book of Genesis from the Bible. Luke reveals a horrible transgression from his adolescent years. Troy talks a...||7/11/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 4 - Daniel In The Lion's Den||The Trolls explore this popular story about standing strong in your faith. Troy still seems angry about most things, specifically powerful people. Luke mocks Troy's accidental word mash-up, and soon after learns about karma.||7/4/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 3 - Jonah & The Big Fish||The Trolls navigate the rough waters in the story of Jonah & The Whale. Luke maintains that it's not a "whale," but actually a "big fish." Troy admits to being petty and spiteful. Luke points out that God missed a merchandising...||6/27/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 2 - Abraham & Isaac||The Trolls get into the problematic story of Abraham & Isaac and explore the lighter side of child sacrifice. Luke outs his father as a nudist and drops an ancient TV reference. Troy wonders why the Old Testament has so little regard for the...||6/21/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 1 - Cain & Abel||The DST's dive into the story of Cain and Abel. Troy talks about a humiliating incident from his high school years which he has not let go. Luke recounts a story about his 3rd grade sketch group. A Pauly Shore reference sneaks its way into a...||6/11/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
Keeping it real
Great podcast. These guys keep it real with balanced conversation on spirituality, the Bible, real life and jokes along the way
Listen to this. Do it!
Love it. Appreciate the honesty/questions/doubt.