Killer Serials: CRASHING

March 13, 2019

Tony Jones and Ryan Parker are back with a new episode of the Killer Serials podcast. In this episode, they provide an obituary, of sorts, for the HBO comedy, CRASHING, which ended its three season run on Sunday, March 10. They discuss whether or not evangelical Christianity has anything of substance to contribute to pop culture, comedy as an avenue for theological reflection, and the religious/spiritual themes of each season.

Killer Serials: LEAVING NEVERLAND

March 8, 2019

In this episode of Killer Serials, Tony Jones and Ryan Parker discuss the new two-part HBO documentary series, Leaving Neverland, which chronicles Wade Robson and Jimmy Safechuck's accounts of their years-long experiences of sexual abuse by Michael Jackson. They talk about parental failure and if we can know whether or not we would have done better, celebrity as divinity, and the corruption of fame.

Killer Serials: SUNDERLAND TIL I DIE

March 1, 2019

After a long hiatus, Tony Jones and Ryan Parker are back to discuss some killer serials, starting off this new season with Netflix's docuseries, Sunderland Til I Die. In this episode that talk about the culture, economics, and religion of sport, community, devotion, and manager as Messiah.

Killer Serials: GODLESS, Ep. 5, 6, & 7

December 13, 2017

Tony Jones and Ryan Parker discuss the final three episodes of the Netflix western, Godless. They talk about whether or not this should have been a film, quick deaths, magnificent shootouts, and an unforgiveable massacre.

Killer Serials: GODLESS, Ep. 3 & 4

December 6, 2017

Tony Jones and Ryan Parker are back to discuss the third and fourth episodes of the Netflix limited series, Godless. They talk about weak characters, bloated plot lines, and whether or not Frank really wants to minister to the sick.

Killer Serials: GODLESS, Ep. 1 & 2

November 29, 2017

Tony Jones and Ryan Parker are back after a long break to discuss the first two episodes of the new Netflix series, Godless. They talk about the myth of the wild west, the theological/religious implications of the series' title, and the problems of having, in part, an all-female setting, but few, if any, women in the writers' room.

Killer Serials: RECTIFY with Marjory Roth

November 12, 2017

A conversation about the Sundance Channel series, Rectify, with Presbyterian minister and chaplain, Marjory Roth.

Killer Serials: RECTIFY with Garrett Bugg

November 12, 2017

A conversation about the Sundance Channel series, RECTIFY, with Rev. Garrett Bugg, pastor of Wycliffe Presbyterian Church in Virginia Beach, VA.

Killer Serials: RECTIFY with Mark Reisinger

November 12, 2017

A conversation about the Sundance Channel series, RECTIFY, with Rev. Mark Reisinger, the Pastor of Beaver Memorial United Methodist Church in Lewisburg, PA.