Ruminations Podcast

Below you will find all of the episodes of Ruminations, a culture podcast focusing on movies, politics, and religion, discussed over a glass–or three–of some type of adult beverage.

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Episode I: The Best and Worst of Disney


In the inaugural episode of a podcast 5 years in the making, co-hosts Chris and Steve discuss the 57 animated films produced by Walt Disney Animation Studios.

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Episode I Show Notes

Published February 19, 2019

Episode II: The Blah-scars

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Just in time for the 2019 Oscars ceremony, Chris and Steve tackle the lackluster bunch of movies nominated for Best Picture at the 91st Academy Awards.

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Published February 23, 2019

Episode III: Catholic Films Through the Ages


Thinking outside the box on this one, Chris and Steve discuss three historical eras of Catholicism through the movies Quo Vadis and Kingdom of Heaven, and the TV show The Young Pope.

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Episode III Show Notes

Published March 11, 2019

Episode IV: Endgame of Thrones

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April 2019 saw the premiere of the final season of Game of Thrones and the culmination of 11 years’ worth of MCU movies, Avengers: Endgame. Chris and Steve discuss both franchises and make predictions as the two behemoths draw to a conclusion.

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Published April 18, 2019

Episode V: Disappointment


Everything is Terrible in Episode V of Ruminations! Chris and Steve discuss the sorry state of pop culture in Spring 2019, particularly the ending of Game of ThronesAladdin, John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum, and Star Wars. (Only Avenger: Endgame managed not to disappoint.)

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Episode V Show Notes

Published May 31, 2019

Episode VI: Urbs Aeterna


In their most historical episode yet, Chris and Steve recount their April trip to Rome, the Eternal City, highlighting the history and splendor of St. Peter’s Basilica, the glory witnessing the Capitoline Wolf and Augustus of Prima Porta statues in person, an unexpected visit to an actual medieval castle, and more!

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Episode VI Show Notes

Published July 4, 2019