Killer Serials: Luke Cage, Eps. 5 & 6

November 2, 2016

Tony Jones and Ryan Parker discuss episodes 5 and 6 of Marvel's Luke Cage, streaming on Netflix. In this episode, they talk about the role of the church, viewing the world as a battle field vs. seeing it as a pasture, and whether or not we can rightly refer to "back in the day."

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Killer Serials: Luke Cage, Eps. 3 & 4

October 25, 2016

Tony Jones and Ryan Parker welcome guest Jay Bakker to discuss episodes 3 & 4 of Marvel's Luke Cage. Jay and Ryan attempt to school Tony on the Marvel cinematic universe and talk about what Luke's backstory has to say about political, cultural, and religious issues today.

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Killer Serials: Luke Cage, Eps. 1 & 2

October 6, 2016

Tony Jones and Ryan Parker discuss the new Netflix hit, Luke Cage, and talk about how it's folding in current events and concerns, celebrating black history and culture, and drawing on religious imagery and narratives. They're also well aware that as a couple of white guys, they're probably only scratching the surface of the series' themes and references.

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Killer Serials: 2016 Emmys

September 29, 2016

As PhDs are want to do, Tony Jones and Ryan Parker belatedly discuss this year's Emmys, what they say about pop culture, what we think about the winners, and what our next Killer Serial will be.

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Killer Serials: Stranger Things

September 20, 2016

Tony Jones and Ryan Parker welcome John Bucher to the podcast to talk all things STRANGER THINGS. They look back on the entire first season, talk about where the second season might go, themes of sacrifice (self and otherwise), and whether or not Eleven is a Messiah figure and the boys are her disciples.

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Killer Serials: Last Chance U

September 8, 2016

Tony Jones and Ryan Parker discuss the hit Netflix documentary series, LAST CHANCE U, and look at the power of football in America and higher education, different ways of teaching and learning, and the cast of characters that enrich the series.

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Killer Serials: Preacher, FINISH THE SONG and CALL AND RESPONSE

August 1, 2016

Tony Jones and Ryan Parker discuss the final two episodes of The Preacher on AMC. They talk about conversations with God, cowboys in hell, and the role of materialist theology. Enjoy!

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Killer Serials: Preacher, EL VALERO

July 20, 2016

This week, Tony Jones and Ryan Parker discuss the latest episode of PREACHER on AMC TV, Odin's spiritual & theological crises, the last stand at the Alamo, and Jesse's willingness to sacrifice his power for Eugene.

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Killer Serials: Preacher, HE GONE

July 13, 2016

Tony Jones and Ryan Parker discuss this week's episode of PREACHER on AMC, the role of Cassidy as moral conscience, the brilliance of Ruth Negga (be sure to check out the trailer for LOVING--https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=33g-ZHBQdNU), and what the hell Quincannon's up to.

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Killer Serials: Preacher, MONSTER SWAMP, THE SOUTH WILL RISE AGAIN, & SUNDOWNER

July 7, 2016

After a brief hiatus due to travels, tragedies, and holidays, Tony Jones and Ryan Parker are back to discuss the last three episodes of PREACHER. In this episode, they discuss the nature of Genesis and its effect on Jesse, the loss of humility as a preacher's downfall, and Eugene's insight into guilt, forgiveness, and penance.

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