Episode 18 – Greg Garrett on U2, zombies, race in Hollywood, and more

Hard to Believe #018 – Greg Garrett – Cultural Theologian

Cultural theologian Greg Garrett is the author of more than 20 books, including 2009’s We Get to Carry Each Other, the Gospel According to U2, 2017’s Living with Living Dead, an exploration of the theological and human insights of the zombie apocalypse trope, and A Long, Long Way: Hollywood’s Unfinished Journey from Racism to Reconciliation, which was published in May of this year.

Greg teaches English at Baylor University in Texas. He joined John to discuss U2, zombies, race and racism in Hollywood, and the people who continue to teach and inspire him.

He can be found on Twitter at @Greg1Garrett

#2.28 – Midnight Mass – with Dr. Kelly J. Baker and Dan Colón Hard to Believe – A Podcast About Belief

(DISCLAIMER: This episode contains a lot of spoilers for "Midnight Mass"!) Mike Flanagan's "Midnight Mass" revisits a lot of the themes of much of his previous work: grief, death, trauma, loss (and you can listen to our discussion of his "Haunting Of" Netflix series here). But it also covers some a lot of new ground, including the complicated relationship between human beings and the religions they build. It is a show grounded as much in humanity as it is in horror, and it asks more questions than it answers – and, in this way, it demonstrates an understanding of what religion is and how it works that is rare not only for the genre but for popular fiction in general. John has been unable to stop thinking about the series since it debuted three weeks ago, and so, desperate to talk about it, he invited the two most qualified voices on the subjects of horror and religion he knows – Dr. Kelly J. Baker, making her second appearance on the show, and Dan Colón, co-host and co-creator of Cage Club's The Monsters that Made Us. TWITTER/Links! Kelly on Twitter Buy Kelly's Book: The Zombies are Coming Dan on Twitter Show page: The Monsters That Made Us
  1. #2.28 – Midnight Mass – with Dr. Kelly J. Baker and Dan Colón
  2. #2.27 – Byrne the Church – Part 2 – End of Days (1999)
  3. #2.26 – Brandan Robertson – God and Aliens
  4. Happy SpoOoOoktober – "Speak of the Devil" Rerelease
  5. #2.25 – Dr. Jonathan Farley – On how we should and shouldn't think about mathematics

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