Killer Serials: THE HANDMAID’S TALE, Ep. 10

June 14, 2017

It's finally here folks! The first season finale of The Handmaid's Tale, now streaming on Hulu. Tony Jones and Ryan Parker unpack this brutal episode and discuss Elisabeth Moss and Ann Dowd's awards-worthy performances, the superpower of pregnancy, American refugees, and where they'd like to see the second season start off.

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Killer Serials: THE HANDMAID’S TALE, Ep. 9

June 7, 2017

Tony Jones and Ryan Parker discuss the latest episode of The Handmaid's Tale, now streaming on HULU. They talk about Offred's gamble, Ofwarren's disappointment, and their expectations for the finale and the start of the second season.

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Killer Serials: THE HANDMAID’S TALE, Ep. 8

May 31, 2017

Tony Jones and Ryan Parker are back to discuss the latest episode of The Handmaid's Tale, now streaming on Hulu. They talk about the nature of Captain Waterford's belief, the brothel as the truth that exposes the lie of Gilead, June's agency, and Nick's backstory. 

Check out Alan Levinovitz's review of The Benedict Option, which also sheds some light on the setting of this series: 

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Killer Serials: THE HANDMAID’S TALE, Ep. 7

May 24, 2017

Tony Jones and Ryan Parker welcome special guest Hank Stuever, chief television critic for The Washington Post, to talk about the latest episode of The Handmaid's Tale, now streaming on HULU. They discuss the TV critics' viewing conundrums, the state of television, and the new, male perspective on The Handmaid's Tale, along with the series' need for a stronger theological and religious foundation.

Be sure to check out all of Hank's work here.

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Killer Serials: THE HANDMAID’S TALE, Ep. 6

May 17, 2017

Tony Jones and Ryan Parker discuss the latest (and possibly definitive!) episode of THE HANDMAID'S TALE, now streaming on HULU. Be prepared for Tony's hot takes! They talk about Moss' award-worthy performance, utilitariansim vs. Puritansim, and comparisons between Gilead and present day United States. 

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Killer Serials: THE HANDMAID’S TALE, Ep. 5

May 10, 2017

Tony Jones and Ryan Parker welcome Danielle Shroyer to this week's episode of Killer Serials. They discuss episode 5 of THE HANDMAID'S TALE, now streaming on HULU. They talk about watching the series from a woman's perspective, the possibility of a better world for all, and women's magazines.

Danielle is the author of Original Blessing: Putting Sin in Its Rightful Place (Fortress Press), Where Jesus Prayed: Illuminations on the Lord's Prayer in the Holy Land (Paraclete), and The Boundary-Breaking God: An Unfolding Story of Hope and Promise (Jossey-Bass) and speaks often on issues of theology, church leadership, and emerging communities of faith. Danielle lives with her husband and two children in Dallas, Texas.

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Killer Serials: THE HANDMAID’S TALE, Ep. 4

May 3, 2017

Tony Jones and Ryan Parker discuss the latest episode of the critically-acclaimed new series, THE HANDMAID'S TALE, now streaming on HULU. They talk about stretching the notion that when one person is oppressed all are oppressed, divinely-sanctioned rape, and a McCarthy-ian sense of hope.

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Killer Serials: THE HANDMAID’S TALE, Eps. 1-3

April 26, 2017

Tony Jones and Ryan Parker trun their attention to a new Killer Serial, THE HANDMAID'S TALE, now streaming on HULU. They talk about the dual nature of prophetic television, the marriage of religion and politics, and diverse dystopias.

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Killer Serials: Keith Anderson & THE OA FOR LENT

April 19, 2017

Tony Jones and Ryan Parker welcome Keith Anderson,Pastor at Upper Dublin Lutheran Church, and one half of the fantastic podcast and discussion series, THE OA FOR LENT (along with Martin Malzahn). They talk about the spiritual and theological themes in the series and the practicalities of using cultural artifacts like TV series in the worshipping life of the church.

Note: Apologies for the minor audio glitches!

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Killer Serials: THE PATH, S2 Ep. 13

April 12, 2017

It's all come down to this. Tony Jones and Ryan Parker discuss the second season finale of THE PATH, now streaming on HULU. Who are you, Team Cal or Team Eddie? What's the best way to "run" a religion? They talk about these topics and more on the latest episode of Killer Serials.

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