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 Nov 29, 2019

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This is the official, authoritative, inspired podcast of the Babylon Bee. Join editor-in-chief Kyle Mann and writer/creative director Ethan Nicolle for a look at weekly highlights, discussing the spiciest topics of the times, the stories behind the stories, and a behind-the-scenes look at the inner workings of America's most trusted source for Christian news satire.

Episode Date
Gun Rallies, Gulags, And MLK: Week Of 1/22/20 Podcast
57:30

In this episode of The Babylon Bee podcast, editor-in-chief Kyle Mann and creative director Ethan Nicolle discuss this week's stories like the media hyping up a white nationalist rally which turned out to be a peaceful gun rights protest, a Bernie Sanders staffer getting caught preaching the benefits of gulags, and Nancy Pelosi catching flack for handing out commemorative pens to celebrate a somber day of impeachment. In the subscriber portion, Kyle, Ethan and producer Dan discuss the deaths of Christopher Tolkien, the death of Rush lyricist and master drummer Neil Peart, and talk about how much money a gang of known criminals is telling you they want to take from you.

Doug TenNapel, a friend of the Bee, has a new Earthworm Jim Kickstarter.

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Show Outline

Introduction - Kyle and Ethan talk about Ethan’s proficiency with a mandolin slicer, hilarious Amazon reviews, and how Disneyland is getting old for Kyle’s kids. Kyle tells Ethan he is as beautiful and perfect as a Trump phone call.

Story 1 - Media Offers Thoughts And Prayers That Someone Would Start Some Violence At Gun Rights Rally

  • VA government is considering several gun control measures such as: a return to Virginia’s one-handgun-per-month purchase policy; red flag laws; and universal background checks for all gun sales except those among immediate family members, through inheritance or antiques.

  • Big media and blue checkmarks hyped up the protest rally as a "white nationalist rally" and militias and insurrectionists who were going to be threatening. See Ben Collins' now-deleted tweet or this montage of CNN and MSNBC for example.

  • "They're not coming to peacefully protest. They are coming to intimidate and cause harm," Gov Northam said declaring a state of emergency and banning all carrying of guns in the capital square.

  • 22,000 gun rights activists showed up and finished peacefully. They even cleaned up after themselves.   People were openly and legally carrying firearms, including AR-style rifles, outside the gun-free Capitol Square.

Story 2 - Bernie Sanders Clarifies His Gulags Will Be Democratic Gulags

  • Project Veritas (James O’Keefe, a conservative political activist) releases undercover video of one of Bernie Sanders’ “top tier Iowa organizer” Staffer Kyle Jurek saying cities [will] burn” if President Donald Trump is re-elected, “free education” policies to “teach you how to not be a "flowerbed"-ing nazi.”; 'There is a reason Stalin had Gulags'; 'Expect violent reaction' for speech. If Bernie doesn't get nomination "Milwaukee will burn"... Project Veritas says they have more clips of more people too.

  • The video has millions of views, almost zero coverage in mainstream media, and zero comment from Sanders campaign.

Story 3 - Pelosi Releases Limited-Edition Replica Of Dentures Worn During Trump Impeachment

  • 'They claim it's a somber, serious occasion they're heartbroken over...and then they pass out impeachment-signing pens with special cases.'

  • The pens look like they are especially engraved, with gold, and were brought out on silver platters of some kind.

Hate Mail - We got a special flowerbed-filled hate mail this week that trashed us and our audience.

Topic of the Week - Martin Luther King, Jr. Day and Race

  1. MLK Jr was the most visible spokesperson for civil rights through non-violent protest movements inspired by Mohatma Ghandi/India Independence. 

  2. 1955 organized Montgomery bus protest after Rosa Parks refused to give up her seat.

  3. Fought against desegregation and for voter’s rights

  4. In 1963 March on Washington gave his 'I Have A Dream' speech

  5. In 1964 won the nobel peace prize.

  6. Was investigated and spied on by the government for his supposed communist sympathies

  7. Assassinated in Memphis, TN in 1968.

  8. Joe Carter of TGC has 9 things you need to know about him

  9. Dr. Robert Gagnon points out some of the controvery in modern evangelical circles regarding whether we should we praise King while condemning Trump.

  • Is MLK cancelled? 

  • Conservatives and leftists both try to make MLK Jr supports their views on social justice, economics, or affirmative action.

  • What does the Bible say about race?

  • What did MLK’s speech actually say ( we read from lengethier sections)

    • "I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed: "We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal."

    • "I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character."

    • “Unearned suffering is redemptive.” Ethan also mentions Man’s Search For Meaning

  • What are some principles we can apply to the race issue to cut through the noise

  • Balancing caring for the oppressed and not pushing victim narrative

  • Who gains from all the racial conflict? Who Ioses if the outrage stops.

Paid-subscriber portion

Story 1 - Peter Jackson To Honor Christopher Tolkien With 578-Film Adaptation Of 'The Silmarillion'

  • Christopher Tolkien died at age 95 this past week. Anything Middle Earth that came out after JRRT published LOTR is because of his son Christopher’s editing and publishing them. 

  • Peter Jackson made 3 whole movies out of the children’s book The Hobbit for some reason.

  • Christopher didn’t like the LOTR movies (action movies for teenagers)

  • He edited and posthumously published his father's work on The Silmarillion, Children of Húrin, Fall of Gondolin, Beren and Lúthien, and much more.

Story 2 - Warning: Gang Of Known Criminals Holds Meeting To Discuss How Much Of Your Money To Steal

  • National Review has a list of all their spending plans in the context of national debt hitting $28 Trillion by end of decade before their ideas are put in place.

  • Democrats try to say the costs are offset by savings elsewhere

  • Taking all of these proposals together, Democrats would increase federal spending by around $40 trillion over the next ten years. To put that in perspective, the federal government will take in approximately $3.3 trillion in taxes this year and spend $4.1 trillion this year.

Story 3 - Church Drummers To Play 70-Minute Solos In Honor Of Neil Peart This Sunday

Rush lyricist and master drummer Neil Peart died at age 67 this past week. 

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Jan 22, 2020
Confessionalism, Satanism, And Cigars: The Joe Thorn Interview
38:00

Editor-in-chief Kyle Mann and creative director Ethan Nicolle talk with pastor and author Joe Thorn. Joe is the founding and Lead Pastor of Redeemer Fellowship in St, Charles, IL, the author of several books (such as the Life of the Church, The Heart of the Church, and The Character of the Church), and co-host of the podcast, Doctrine and Devotion. Kyle and Ethan ask Joe tough questions in a round of Sin Or Not Sin, discuss his former Satanism, and talk cigars. 

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Kyle and Ethan ask for pastoral advice in a round of Sin Or Not Sin:

  • Vaping like a total cheesebag

  • Throwing up the sign of the horns while listening to heavy metal

  • Jazzercise

  • Well-done steak

  • Reading a Doug Wilson article

  • Tattoo of John Piper’s face

  • Sprinkling a baby with water for some reason

  • Following Beth Moore on Twitter

  • Following John MacArthur on Twitter

  • Reading Relevant Magazine

  • Reading Pulpit & Pen

  • Drinking IPAs when there’s perfectly good bourbon nearby

Topics discussed

  • Thoughts on Reformed Theology and what the benefits may be of finding a church which subscribes to a historical confessional document

  • Satanism

  • Joe's openness about smoking cigars since he has written on Christians smoking cigars

  • Joe's latest hot take: “I want my kids to stay away from Christian Twitter almost as much as pornography.” 

Some of this interview is in our premium Babylon Bee Subscriber Lounge, so...

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Jan 17, 2020
Episode 32: Testimonies, Hot Takes, And World War III
01:20:46

In the thirty-second episode of The Babylon Bee podcast, editor-in-chief Kyle Mann and creative director Ethan Nicolle discuss this week's stories like the outbreak of World War III, CNN settling a lawsuit for defaming a teenager, and the recent geriatric beef between Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders. Producer Dan Coats joins them to tell our stories about how we all became Christians. So, tune in to get to know the Bee boys. In the premium subscriber portion, Kyle and Ethan discuss Epstein conspiracy theories, Ricky Gervais at the Golden Globes, and the internet not having it with Vince Vaughn shaking the President's hand.

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Show Outline

Introduction - Kyle and Ethan discuss how instagram is designed for the kids, the new format where going forward there will now be two separate podcast shows (one for the news stories and one for our exclusive interviews), and how Kyle wasn’t murdered by an internet stalker. We also take a moment to mark the death of Sir Roger Scruton.

Story 1 - As Part Of Settlement With Nick Sandmann, CNN Hosts Must Wear MAGA Hats During All Broadcasts

Story 2 - Everyone On The Internet Awarded Honorary Degree In International Affairs

Story 3 - Warren, Sanders Settle Campaign Dispute By Playing Chicken On Mobility Scooters

Topic of the Week - Kyle, Ethan, and Dan talk about their stories and how they became Christians.

LOVE MAIL - An email from a listener warmed all of our hearts and encouraged us to keep going.

Paid-subscriber portion

Story 1 - Tragic: Footage Of Epstein Suicide Found Hanging In Cell

Story 2 - Man Driving Alone In Carpool Lane Informs Officer His Preferred Pronoun Is 'They' (From Babylon Bee Subscriber Robert Johnson)

Story 3 - Hollywood Celebs Shocked To Learn Some People Do Not Adore Them


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Jan 15, 2020
Episode 31: Leftism, Liberty, And Lightsabers With Dave Rubin
59:51

In the thirty-first episode of The Babylon Bee podcast, editor-in-chief Kyle Mann and creative director Ethan Nicolle talk with Dave Rubin about freedom of speech, his journey from being a left progressive to a classical liberal, and how Star Wars: The Last Jedi was a total cinematic failure. Dave is an American political commentator, YouTube personality, stand up comedian, talk show host and total Star Wars nerd. He is the creator and host of The Rubin Report, a political talk show on BlazeTV and YouTube.  

You can now pre-order Dave Rubin's book: Don't Burn This Book: Thinking for Yourself in an Age of Unreason.

Content creators, check out Dave's new Patreon-alternative Locals.

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Show Outline

Introduction - Kyle and Ethan discuss the stories of the week.

Story 1 - San Francisco Dogs Begin Bagging People Poop

Story 2 - Democrats Call For Flags To Be Flown At Half-Mast To Grieve Death Of Soleimani

Story 3 - Thousands Of Panicked Terrorists Surrender As Trump Deploys Jack Wilson To Middle East

Interview - Dave Rubin

Kyle and Ethan discuss with Dave Rubin the differences between the political left and right, his journey from left progressive to classical liberal. and how leftism is destroying comedy, journalism, and movies (like Star Wars).  They also discuss which private mega-corporation should run the government in a libertarian utopia where everything is privatized.

Hate Mail - an iTunes reviewer isn't a fan of our giggling.

Paid-subscriber portion

Story 1 - Woman Who Scoffs At Your Religion Still Checking Her Horoscope Every Day

Story 2 - Woman Slapped By Pope Sells Hand For 1.3 Billion Dollars

Story 3 - Castro’s Campaign Fails As Democrats Realize His First Name Isn’t Fidel

Dave Rubin Interview (continued)

We're putting some of this riveting interview with Dave Rubin in the Subscriber Lounge, so...

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Jan 09, 2020
Episode 30: How To Own Atheists With Greg Koukl
01:46:08

In the thirtieth episode of The Babylon Bee podcast, editor-in-chief Kyle Mann and creative director Ethan Nicolle get ready to say goodbye to 2019 and ring in the new year with a rock-star apologist: Greg Koukl. He’s an accomplished author, speaker, radio host, founder and president of Stand To Reason, an adjunct professor at BIOLA, and he guarantees he can convince anyone to become a Christian in three minutes or less. Well maybe that last part was a bit of an exaggeration, but Greg believes that when Christianity and its values are clearly articulated they can “stand to reason” in the public square. They discuss apologetics fails, how to bring your faith into a conversation without being totally awkward, and what the goal of apologetics really should be.

Greg Koukl’s 10th anniversary edition of Tactics: A Game Plan For Discussing Your Christian Convictions is available now.

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Show Outline

Introduction - Kyle and Ethan open up some bubbly sparkling water to ring in the new year, discuss the Babylon Bee’s top ten stories of 2019, and make bold predictions for 2020.

Top 10 Bee Stories of the Year

10 - Bernie Sanders Arrives In Hong Kong To Lecture Protesters On How Good They Have It Under Communism

9 - In Genius Move, Trump Supports Impeachment, Forcing Democrats To Oppose

8 - Disney CEO: 'To Avoid Filming Among Depraved, Immoral People, We Are Moving All Our Georgia Operations Back To Hollywood'

7 - Portland Police: 'We Wish There Were Some Kind Of Organized, Armed Force That Could Fight Back Against Antifa'

6 - Ocasio-Cortez Appears On 'The Price Is Right,' Guesses Everything Is Free

5 - Walmart Discontinues Auto Part Sales To Prevent Car Accidents

4 - Georgia Lawmaker Claims Chick-Fil-A Employee Told Her To Go Back To Her Country, Later Clarifies He Actually Said 'My Pleasure'

3 - Husband Daycare Now Available At All Hobby Lobby Locations

2 - Ilhan Omar Withdraws Support From Bill To Save The Earth After Learning That’s Where Israel Is

1 - Motorcyclist Who Identifies As Bicyclist Sets Cycling World Record

Predictions for 2020

Interview - Greg Koukl

Kyle and Ethan discuss with Greg the Babylon Bee's 10 Arguments For Christianity That Are Guaranteed Mic Drops and get into some listener submitted questions for Greg.

Topics Discussed

How did Greg end up becoming an apologetics guy?

How do you start a conversation about God without coming off like a total tool?

What do you do when Mormons or Jehovah's Witnesses come to your door?

At what point is it a sin not to share the gospel with a stranger?

What do you wish Christians would shut up about? What are the WORST arguments you hear from your own side?

Hate Mail - We get podcast reviews. Also, this story has been passed around as being real and the comments are interesting: Trump: 'I Have Done More For Christianity Than Jesus'

Paid-subscriber portion - The interview with Greg Koukl continues and he takes some questions submitted by Babylon Bee readers.

"Can people of other religions that don't know Christ or are so devout to their own way they never even allow themselves to hear and choose Him be saved by the grace of God?" -Jonathan

"Why doesn't God reveal himself in undeniable ways like he did in the Bible? Why does it seem that as mankind's ability to test and verify supernatural claims goes up, supernatural occurrences go down?" -Daniel

"I’ve always wondered if there was a rebellion in God’s pre-human heaven, what would prevent the possibility of another rebellion in eternity?" -Michael

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Dec 30, 2019
Episode #29: Follow Your Heart And Other Hollywood Lies
59:56

In the twenty-ninth episode of The Babylon Bee podcast, editor-in-chief Kyle Mann and creative director Ethan Nicolle welcome back recurring guest and film expert Brian Godawa. They discuss the recurring existentialist theme in film of “just follow your heart” which always works out okay because our hearts are not idol factories or anything. In the subscriber portion, they go through the best all-time pro-life films (whether they intended to be or not).

Brian Godawa is an award-winning Hollywood screenwriter (To End All Wars), a movie and culture blogger specializing in God, Movies, and Worldviews, author of a textbook, Hollywood Worldviews: Watching Films with Wisdom and Discernment as well as an Amazon best-selling author of Biblical fiction (Chronicles of the Nephilim/Chronicles of the Apocalypse).

Movies/Shows Mentioned

Veggietales In The House episode: Laura At Bat

Joe Vs. The Volcano

Stranger Than Fiction

The Truman Show 

Groundhog Day

City Slickers

13 Conversations About 1 Thing

Titanic

Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind

I Heart Huckabees

Unstrung Heroes

Box of Moonlight

Forrest Gump 

Shopgirl

Synechdoche, New York

The Fault in Our Stars

Boyhood

Frozen

 

Also mentioned: 

Mike Rowe on Don’t Follow Your Passion

Ben Shapiro Interviewing Neil Degrasse Tyson

 

Paid-subscriber portion: 
Brian Godawa gives us his list of the most pro-life movies, whether it was intentional or not. 

 

Pro-life movies mentioned:

Juno

Bella

The Island

Knocked Up

Three Extremes

Waitress

17 Again

August Rush (adoption)

October Baby

Room 

Into the Forest 

Unplanned

Gosnell


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Dec 26, 2019
Episode 28: The War On Christmas - 2019 Christmas Special
01:02:59

In the twenty-eighth episode of The Babylon Bee podcast, editor-in-chief Kyle Mann and creative director Ethan Nicolle welcome you to the Babylon Bee Christmas Special which will be much much better than the Star Wars Holiday special. Well, at least better than The Last Jedi. Kyle and Ethan talk to Captain Andy Miller of the Salvation Army, bring in two scholars to debate the existence of Santa Claus, talk Christmas movies, and read listener submitted stories.

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Show Outline

Stories Of The Week: Christmas stories over the years

Story 1 (2018) - Mall Santa Arrested For Punching Man Who Denied Divinity Of Christ

Story 2 (2017)- New Museum Memorializes Fallen Heroes In The War On Christmas

Story 3 (2016)- Starbucks Unveils New Satanic Holiday Cups

Dramatic Poem: The War On Christmas

Interview: A conversation with Captain Andy Miller III of The Salvation Army. Andy Miller is a sixth-generation Salvation Army officer who loves Jesus, his family, and the opportunity to serve God through The Salvation Army. He and his wife, Captain Abby Miller, have been officers since 2007. Andy is Area Commander of The Salvation Army - Tampa.

Main Topic: Christmas

  • The Great Debate for the Existence Of Santa with William Lane Kringle and Scrooge McDawkins

  • Kyle and Ethan’s Top Five Christmas movies:

    • #5 Kyle: Die Hard, Ethan: Jingle All The Way

    • #4 Kyle: Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer, Ethan: Gremlins

    • #3 Kyle: Home Alone, Ethan: Die Hard

    • #2 Kyle: It's Christmas Time Again, Charlie Brown, Ethan: A Christmas Story

    • #1 Kyle: The Santa Clause, Ethan: Home Alone

  • Listener submitted Christmas stories

 

Paid Subscriber Portion:

Should you tell your kids Santa is real? Kyle, Ethan, and Dan debate.

More listener stories

Ethan and Kyle share their own Christmas stories

Dave DeAndrea reads NOEL By JRR Tolkien

 

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Dec 20, 2019
Episode 27: Fatherhood, Ostrich Attacks, And Free Pigs With James Breakwell
01:09:38

In episode twenty-seven of The Babylon Bee podcast, editor-in-chief Kyle Mann and creative director Ethan Nicolle talk to James Breakwell, proprietor of Exploding Unicorn, whose social media reach is in the millions. James is a professional comedy writer and author of several books, most recently How to Save Your Child from Ostrich Attacks, Accidental Time Travel, and Anything Else that Might Happen on an Average Tuesday. They discuss parent shaming, dad fails, surviving insane animal attacks, and how getting famous writing comedy for a living is extremely repeatable.

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Show Outline 

Introduction -  Kyle tried out his improv routine on Ethan and Ethan makes it weird and uncomfortable.  They get into a discussion about weird names like Melvin.

Story 1 - Gardener In Background Of Kaepernick Video Receives Call From Washington Redskins

Story 2 - 'Rise Of Skywalker' To Introduce First Lesbian AT-AT

Story 3 - Bombshell Report Reveals Trump Has Been Mooching Off Pence's Netflix Account For Years

Interview - James Breakwell

Hate Mail And Love Mail 

Subscriber-Exclusive Content - 

Story 1 - House Hears Testimony From Renowned, Unbiased Legal Scholar Hillga Clintonheimer

Story 2 - 'Guardians 3' To Feature Most Sinister Villain Yet: Single-Use Plastic Bottles

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Dec 13, 2019
Episode 26: PC Insanity On College Campuses With Mike Adams
01:06:28

In episode twenty-six of The Babylon Bee podcast, editor-in-chief Kyle Mann and creative director Ethan Nicolle talk to Mike Adams who is a professor at UNC-Wilmington, a TownHall.com columnist, and a speaker on college campuses on first amendment issues and abortion. They talk about how he won his federal case against the university on free speech grounds, why college campuses are even crazier than you think, and how the bill of rights was produced by Hitler. 

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Show Outline 

Introduction - Kyle and Ethan welcome everybody into the Christmas season, unless you are a grumpy Presbyterian or something, with a discussion about Christmas traditions like seeing lights with the family, drinking hot cocoa, and watching sappy movies that make you cry.

Story 1 - Narwhal Tusk Surrender Bins Installed Throughout The UK

Story 2 - New Greta On The Shelf Doll Will Track Your Climate Sins

Story 3 - Judge Grants IPad Sole Custody Of Young Boy It Raised In Parents' Absence

Interview - Mike Adams

Hate Mail - A special hate mail reading by Dave DeAndrea.

Subscriber-Exclusive Content - The second part of the Mike Adams interview gets salty. Also Kyle and Ethan reveal unused headlines and give a behind-the -scenes peak of the creative process here at the Babylon Bee.

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Dec 06, 2019
Episode 25: Epic Movies With Brian Godawa
01:35:00

In episode twenty-five of The Babylon Bee podcast, editor-in-chief Kyle Mann and creative director Ethan Nicolle welcome back Brian Godawa to talk about epic films where individuals are willing to live and die for transcendent values set in all-encompassing civilization-shaking settings, and a lot of people get stabbed. They also talk about the secular-sacred divide in films and the genre of "Christian" movies.

Brian Godawa is an award-winning Hollywood screenwriter (To End All Wars), a movie and culture blogger specializing in God, Movies, and Worldviews  (www.Godawa.com), author of a textbook, Hollywood Worldviews: Watching Films with Wisdom and Discernment as well as an Amazon best-selling author of Biblical fiction (Chronicles of the Nephilim/Chronicles of the Apocalypse).

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This episode is sponsored by the Christian Standard Bible, specifically their CSB Study Bible.  This English translation strives to be faithful to the original languages without sacrificing clarity. To inspire you to grow in your understanding and love for God’s Word, the CSB Study Bible contains an award-winning array of study resources, including over 16,000 study notes, tools, and word studies. Now available in eight different cover options, including two new covers. Whether you are preparing for future Bible studies or daily readings, this study Bible is the ideal resource for lifelong discipleship. Learn more at CSBible.com or visit LifeWay.com to order your copy of the CSB Study Bible today.

Show Outline 

Thanksgiving Introduction - Kyle, Ethan, and producer Dan give thanks for our jobs, you, the Babylon Bee audience, and great food in this Thanksgiving special episode.  Of course, they also run down 7 Ways You Can OWN Your Liberal Relatives This Thanksgiving This Year. Then they welcome Brian Godawa to discuss whether an epic movie must include lots of people being killed by swords and dive into the idea of transcendence in which there are some things that are higher to live for than just yourself.  

Movies/Series Discussed -  

Braveheart

Troy

Gladiator

The Patriot

Star Wars

The Lord Of The Rings

Game Of Thrones

Exodus: Gods And Kings

Noah

Ben Hur

Rob Roy

Mad Max: Fury Road

30 Days Of Night

I Am Legend

Topic Of The Week: Kyle, Ethan, and Brian discuss the Secular/Sacred Divide In Film. Is this a false dichotomy? Does art need to be explicitly Christian to be profitable or valuable for Christians? 

Hate Mail - Jabba The Hutt makes an appearance and accusations of racism stream in.

Subscriber-Exclusive Content: Resident Movie Expert Brian Godawa reveals his top movies of all time including some pro-life films.

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Nov 27, 2019
Episode 24: Chick-Fil-A, Culture Wars, And Womyn Preachers With Kira Davis
01:17:11

In episode twenty-four of The Babylon Bee podcast, editor-in-chief Kyle Mann and creative director Ethan Nicolle welcome back Kira Davis, political commentator, writer, filmmaker, and activist.  In this episode they discuss Chick-Fil-A's donation shift, Kanye and Osteen, Christians and the culture wars, and women in church leadership.

Kira Davis is editor-at-large at RedState and can be heard on her podcasts: Smart Girl Politics and Just Listen To Yourself.  She recently co-wrote and directed the short film Minty about the heroism of Harriet Tubman.

Follow her on Twitter @RealKiraDavis.

Show Outline

Introduction - Kyle, Ethan and Kira talk about Kira's first appearance on the Babylon Bee podcast, how Ethan's wife who happens to be a nurse sprang into action to save a pregnant woman recently, and how Kira's family was unimpressed by Santa.

Story 1 -  Joel Osteen Leads Kanye West To Top Of Lakewood Church To Tempt Him With All The Kingdoms Of The Earth In Their Splendor

Story 2 - Capitol Building To Be Decorated As Giant Circus Tent For Duration Of Impeachment Hearings

Story 3 - Chick-Fil-A Trades Adoring Christian Fans For Outraged Mob That Won't Be Appeased Until Their Every Demand Is Met

Topics Of The Week - Kyle, Ethan, and Kira talk about how Christians can be involved in the culture without being compromised, whether art needs to affirm our beliefs and worldview, whether or not Harriet Tubman would carry an AR-15, favorite horror films, representing Jesus by doing excellent work, and why we don't want to be Europe.

Hate Mail 

Subscriber Exclusive Content: Womyn Preachers

Kyle, Ethan, and Kira talk about the ‘Go Home’ Controversy between John MacArthur and Beth Moore, women in ministry, the differences between men and women in general, the "OK Boomer" meme, the tremendous blessing of having kids, and how the government seems to have replaced the home as the primary focus of society.

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Nov 21, 2019
Episode 23: LoserThink With Scott Adams
01:28:54

In episode twenty-three of The Babylon Bee podcast, editor-in-chief Kyle Mann and creative director Ethan Nicolle interview Scott Adams, the world famous creator of the Dilbert comic strip, a modern-day Nostradamus, and the New York Times best-selling author of Win Bigly: Persuasion in a World Where Facts Don't Matter.  He famously predicted Trump's election through a psychological analysis of persuasion.  He discusses with Kyle and Ethan his most recent book LOSERTHINK: How Untrained Brains Are Ruining America.  

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This episode is sponsored by the Christian Standard Bible, specifically their CSB Study Bible.  This English translation strives to be faithful to the original languages without sacrificing clarity. To inspire you to grow in your understanding and love for God’s Word, the CSB Study Bible contains an award-winning array of study resources, including over 16,000 study notes, tools, and word studies. Now available in eight different cover options, including two new covers. Whether you are preparing for future Bible studies or daily readings, this study Bible is the ideal resource for lifelong discipleship. Learn more at CSBible.com or visit LifeWay.com to order your copy of the CSB Study Bible today.

Intro- Kyle and Ethan discuss seeing Kellen Erskine's show. Kyle went to a Switchfoot concert. Kyle got sick.

Story 1 -  Millennial Wishes There Were Some Historical Examples Of Socialism We Could Study To Have Some Idea How It Might Turn Out

Story 2 - ABC News Claims Story On Epstein Was Accidentally Thrown Out Then Shredded Into Tiny Pieces And Incinerated

Story 3CNN Criticizes Pregnant Woman For Shooting Poor, Defenseless Man Who Was Simply Seeking Asylum In Her Home

Interview: Scott Adams

Hate Mail- Podcast Reviews

Paid-subscriber portion -

Story 1- The Babylon Bee has been coming up with handy infographics for use as media guides. Like The Babylon Bee Explains Assault Rifles  and A Style Guide For News Organizations

Story 2- Authorities Horrified At Woman Who Killed Baby With Meth Instead Of Traditional Brain-Sucking Device

Ethan and Kyle 

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Nov 15, 2019
Episode 22: Scott Derrickson Reveals That He Cannot Say Anything At All About Dr. Strange 2
01:15:54

In episode twenty-two of The Babylon Bee podcast, editor-in-chief Kyle Mann and creative director Ethan Nicolle interview Dr. Strange director Scott Derrickson in reverse time. They discuss real cinema VS. not-real cinema, progressive Christianity, the horror genre, the spiritual themes of Dr. Strange, and much more.  

Scott Derrickson is an American film director, producer, and screenwriter. He co-wrote and directed The Exorcism of Emily Rose, directed The Day the Earth Stood Still starring Keanu Reeves, teamed up with producer Jason Blum to write and direct Sinister, Directed Deliver Us From Evil, Derrickson next co-wrote and directed the film Doctor Strange.  Derrickson will direct the Doctor Strange sequel entitled Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness with a planned May 2021 release.

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Stories Of The Week

Story 1 - Progressive Utopia Of California Becomes First State To Eliminate Electricity Entirely

Story 2 - Always Appeals To Men With Pads Featuring Pictures Of Monster Trucks, Pro Wrestlers

Story 3 - Motorcyclist Who Identifies As Bicyclist Sets Cycling World Record

Interview: Scott Derrickson (Part one)

Hate Mail / Q&A

Paid-subscriber portion - Scott Derrickson (Part two)

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Nov 08, 2019
Episode 21: Horror Movie Harvest Episode (That Coincidentally Falls On October 31st)
59:11

In the twenty-first episode of The Babylon Bee podcast, editor-in-chief Kyle Mann and creative director Ethan Nicolle are joined by Brian Godawa to talk about horror movies. Are they evil? Does God hate horror? Brian, often called “The Horror Apologist,” weighs in. While some may think the timing is a little strange—it being the Devil’s holiday and all—rest assured this is our fall harvest episode that only happens to fall on the same day as pagan-pumpkin-demon day.

 

Brian Godawa is an award-winning Hollywood screenwriter (To End All Wars), a movie and culture blogger specializing in God, Movies, and Worldviews  (www.Godawa.com), author of a textbook, Hollywood Worldviews: Watching Films with Wisdom and Discernment as well as an Amazon best-selling author of Biblical fiction (Chronicles of the Nephilim/Chronicles of the Apocalypse). Follow Brian on Twitter

 

Movies/Horror genres discussed

 

The Rules of Horror

Scream

The Wicker Man

 

Zombie

28 Days Later franchise

Shaun of the Dead

The Walking Dead

 

Vampires

The Addiction

I am Legend

Twilight 

 

Serial killers (the modern vampires)

Seven

Brian Godawa’s Short Film Cruel Logic 

Dexter

 

Subscriber-Only Portion

Midsommar

It

Deliver Us From Evil

The Exorcism Of Emily Rose

The Exorcist

The Blair Witch Project

Paranormal 

[Rec]

The Last Exorcism

 

Also Mentioned: Third Eagle Of The Apocalypse Doom And Gloom 

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Oct 31, 2019
Episode 20: Trump - Liar, Lunatic, Or Lord? With Ben Howe
01:03:24

In the twentieth episode of The Babylon Bee podcast, editor-in-chief Kyle Mann and creative director Ethan Nicolle interview Ben Howe about being a dirty #NeverTrumper, and convince him to render unto Trump. Ben is an author, columnist, podcaster, television writer, film­maker and award-winning political ad producer. His new book is Immoral Majority: Why Evangelicals Chose Political Power Over Christian Values. He can be heard weekly on his podcast The Fifth Estate.  

Ben Howe is on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook

Get Ethan's new children's novel, Brave Ollie Possum. Order directly from the publisher or on Amazon.

Stories Of The Week

Story 1 -  Keith And Kristyn Getty Struggling To Come Up With Word That Rhymes With 'Substitutionary Atonement'

They actually made one.

Story 2 - RNC Raising Money To Help Democrats Televise Five Debates A Week

Story 3 -  Satan Endorses Paula White's New Book

Interview: Ben Howe (part 1)

Hate Mail 

Paid-subscriber portion: Ben Howe (part 2)

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Oct 24, 2019
Episode 19: The Founder with Adam Ford
01:14:45

In the nineteenth episode of The Babylon Bee podcast, editor-in-chief Kyle Mann and creative director Ethan Nicolle interview the Babylon Bee's creator, founder, and part-owner, the elusive Adam Ford. Adam is also known for his comics at Adam4D.com, and as the founder of the new news site Disrn.com and the Adam Ford Newsletter. Many readers have claimed the Babylon Bee changed after Adam sold the Babylon Bee. Adam absolutely destroys Kyle and Ethan, reads hate mail, talks about how he came to faith, as well as what he is up to these days. This is Adam's first podcast interview ever, so buckle up and get ready to be part of history.

Show outline with links...

Story 1 In Reboot Film, Bibleman Goes Back In Time To Stop Satan From Planting Dinosaur Fossils In The Earth

Story 2 - Ellen Outed As Conservative After She Treats Others With Respect

Story 3Survey Finds More People Would Support Impeachment If They Knew What Crime Trump Was Supposed To Have Committed

Adam Ford Interview 

Hate mail is included in the interview

Subscriber exclusive portion - Kyle and Ethan discuss some classic Babylon Bee stories

Story  4 Holy Spirit Unable To Move Through Congregation As Fog Machine Breaks

The first article Kyle ever sent to Adam.

Story 5Police Calm Millennial Protesters By Handing Out Participation Trophies


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Oct 18, 2019
Episode 18: Comedy Is Hard Work With Kellen Erskine
01:25:34

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In the eighteenth episode of The Babylon Bee podcast, editor-in-chief Kyle Mann and creative director Ethan Nicolle interview stand-up comedian Kellen Erskine. Kellen has been featured on other lesser-known shows such as Conan, Jimmy Kimmel, and America’s Got Talent. He was also one of the comedians featured on the Amazon Prime docu-series Inside Jokes. They talk about the stigma of “clean comedy,” navigating a commonly profane profession as a Latter-Day-Saint, and Kellen shares some of his showbiz horror stories and moments of inspirational triumph.

Kellen’s appearance on Conan

Kellen's special Composed, on Amazon Prime

Kellen’s Website

Kellen On Twitter

Kellen on Instagram

Also check out the new audiobook from Babylon Bee writer Frank Fleming, Hellbender

Show outline with links...

Story 1 - Kanye West Joins The Newsboys

Story 2 - Media Horrified By Lack Of Violence At Joker Screenings

Story 3 - Media Warns Excessive Forgiveness Could Set Back Outrage Narrative Hundreds Of Years

Interview: Comedian Kellen Erskine

Hate Mail 

Paid-subscriber portion:

Kellen talks about bombing on Jimmy Kimmel and in front of Robin Williams. Ethan tells the story of his miserable attempt at an open-mic night. Ethan and Kyle answer a subscriber question about how satire is not always necessarily meant to be funny.

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Oct 11, 2019
Episode 17: Candace Owens INSTANTLY REGRETS Babylon Bee Interview
01:11:55

In the seventeenth episode of The Babylon Bee podcast, editor-in-chief Kyle Mann and creative director Ethan Nicolle interview lib-owner-in-chief Candace Owens. They talk about her recent run-in on C-Span, children being used as political props, marriage advice, and more. At one point in the interview, Owens is left literally speechless. Kyle and Ethan also go over recent news stories in front of their first live studio audience: A guy named Joe.

This episode is brought to you by InsideTheStreet.com
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Stories of the week:

Story 1 - Evangelical Leaders Ask Trump Which One Of Them Will Betray Him During Impeachment Proceedings

Story 2 - Prodigal Son Kicked Back Out After Old Tweets Surface

Story 3 - Democrats Introduce Debate Strategy Of Holding Up Small Child Whenever Their Positions Are Challenged

Interview: Candace Owens

Referenced video of Candace at white supremacy hearing on C-Span

Love mail: podcast reviews! Please, leave us your own review on iTunes!

Paid-subscriber portion: Ethan tells his disgusting ear-drop story, then Kyle and Ethan read unused or yet-to-be-published headlines

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Oct 04, 2019
Episode 16: The Gospel Of Earthworm Jim
45:04

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In the sixteenth episode of The Babylon Bee podcast, editor-in-chief Kyle Mann and creative director Ethan Nicolle are joined by graphic novelist Doug TenNapel, creator of the legendary videogame Earthworm Jim, the artist of the famous Five Iron Frenzy album covers, and writer/artist of several graphic novels. Doug is one of the most outspoken Christians in videogames and comics. He and his old team are bringing back Earthworm Jim in a new videogame and Doug has a new Earthworm Him comic book in the works. Check out his record-breaking Indiegogo Campaign before it ends on September 27th!

Follow Doug TenNapel on Twitter

Check out Doug's YouTube channel

Listen to Doug and Ethan's other podcast, Audio Mullet

(3:38) Disaster At Union Seminary As Giant, Angry Carnivorous Plant Does Not Accept Students' Apologies

(9:59) Saudi Arabia Closes Down New Chick-Fil-A Location For Disappointing Lack Of Homophobia

(13:42) Liberals Clarify Their Racism Is Actually Democratic Racist

 

(16:58) Interview: Doug TenNapel talks about Earthworm Jim, the Five Iron Frenzy covers and more...

(35:50) Hate Mail: People think Trump window at Liberty University is real. Referenced story: Liberty University Criticized After Unveiling Stained Glass Window Depicting Donald Trump

(45:05) Subscriber Exclusive Portion: Doug tells his Carman story and talks about experiences working in the PC climate of Hollywood animation industry.

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Sep 26, 2019
Episode 15: How Social Justice Is Like Gremlins
01:00:48

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In the fifteenth episode of The Babylon Bee podcast, editor-in-chief Kyle Mann and creative director Ethan Nicolle are joined by Peter Boghossian and James Lindsay, of the famed "Grievance Studies Affair" who submitted hoax studies to academic journals and got three of them accepted. Peter and James are self-proclaimed atheists who are politically liberal, but their work exposing how certain areas of academia prioritize narrative above truth is not only important but hilarious. They also care a lot about having meaningful disagreements and are actively fighting "cancel culture." We talk to them about the Grievance Studies Affair as well as their new book, How To Have Impossible Conversations. They also have a new project for facilitating impossible conversations called New Discourses.

As usual, Kyle and Ethan also get into a few news stories including John Bolton the walrus, vaping AR-15's, and Monopoly for Christian women. They extend the conversation with Peter and James in the subscriber-exclusive portion of the episode.

Follow Peter Boghossian on Twitter

Follow James Linday on Twitter

(7:12) John Bolton Waves Goodbye, Returns To Sea To Be Walrus Again

(11:02)  New Version Of Monopoly For Christian Women Has You Recruit All The Other Players Into A Pyramid Scheme

(15:56) More E-Cigs Being Disguised As AR-15s To Avoid Ban

(19:43) Interview: The Grievance Studies Affair and How To Have Impossible Conversations with Peter Boghossian & James Lindsay

(56:57) Hate Mail

(1:00:51) Paid Subscriber-Exclusive: Continuing the conversation with Peter and James about the insanity of academia, the ridiculous things their papers endorsed, and how social justice is like a cult (and also Gremlins)

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Sep 20, 2019
Episode 14: Race And Grace With Kira Davis
01:24:04

In the fourteenth episode of The Babylon Bee podcast, editor-in-chief Kyle Mann and creative director Ethan Nicolle are joined by Red State's editor-at-large Kira Davis. Kira joins for the entire episode to discuss current news stories and then get into the main topic: race. How do we handle it as a society and as individuals? What should the conversation be like? What is the Christian response to the race issue? How does the concept of grace fit into an issue so weighed down by history? We dig into these heavy topics and more.

Follow Kira Davis on Twitter

Listen to Kira on Smart Girl Politics, and Just Listen To Yourself

Stories of the Week

(10:09) CNN's 7-Hour Climate Change Town Hall Loses In Ratings To 'Baby Shark' Being Played 185 Times In A Row

(15:48) White Girl Turned Into Pillar Of Pumpkin Spice After Looking Back At Starbucks

(24:18) href="https://babylonbee.com/news/walmart-discontinues-sale-of-auto-parts-to-prevent-car-accidents?fbclid=IwAR3RuA1zwt9ieXVlX-1sNW7Mrja7bjJCQOIuP2kfPJuz8OUV1-pWmRa27R0">Walmart Discontinues Auto Part Sales To Prevent Car Accidents

(33:02) Main Topic: Race and grace

(1:16:06) Hate Mail

(1:24:08) Paid Subscriber Portion: Kira talks about that time she was on Dr. Phil, the time she was kicked out of the 2010 Democratic National Convention, and her experience with drive-by shootings.

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Sep 13, 2019
Episode 13: Politically Homeless With Bridget Phetasy
01:05:49

In the thirteenth episode of The Babylon Bee podcast, editor-in-chief Kyle Mann and creative director Ethan Nicolle are joined by Bridget Phetasy. Bridget is a writer and comedian who became known across the Twitter-verse when she started challenging the woke narrative of other liberals and comedians and not towing the approved political line. Her recent article, The Battlecry Of The Politically Homeless, is the subject of discussion this week. Bridget joins us for the entire show.

You can follow Bridget on Twitter (Please be warned that her feed can be R-rated, both in words and pictures) and check out her podcast Walk-Ins Welcome. She also has a new show on YouTube called the Weekly Dumpster Fire.

The Babylon Bee podcast hosts a wide range of guests, both Christian and non-Christian. We believe it's important to hear from a variety of perspectives, even ones we may disagree with. Please note that we do not necessarily endorse every position or statement made by our guests. We encourage you to listen to and consider their viewpoints respectfully.

Stories of the Week

(3:49) Snopes Rates Biden's Claim That 2+2=5 As 'Mostly True'

The referenced Snopes story: https://www.snopes.com/fact-check/joe-biden-war-hero-story/

(10:52) Lego Introduces New Sharper Bricks That Instantly Kill You When You Step On Them

(17:55) Liberals Clarify They Only Want Black Voices To Be Heard When They're Saying Liberal Things

(32:26) Main Topic: Being Politically Homeless

Bridget's article: The Battlecry For The Politically Homeless

(1:00:11) Hate Mail

(1:05:52) Paid Subscriber-Exclusive Portion: Bridget talks about her experience spending three weeks in an Australian offshoot of the Rajneesh cult.

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Sep 06, 2019
Episode 12: Church Camp Horror Stories
01:05:57

In the twelfth episode of The Babylon Bee podcast, editor-in-chief Kyle Mann and creative director Ethan Nicolle talk about the strange world of church camp, both sharing their own experiences as well as stories that were sent in by readers. As usual, a few news stories are covered and hate mail is dramatically reenacted by Dave.

Stories of the Week and relevant timestamps:

7:47 Chick-Fil-A Installs Confessionals So You Can Repent From Eating At Popeyes

(Also includes Judas Isacriot Eats Popeyes and the Trumpets stories)

(13:46) CNN: 'Our Ratings Are Only Tanking Because Trump Is Killing Off Viewers By The Millions'

(17:25) Jesus Ratioed On Twitter For Saying 'Love Your Enemies'

(23:02) Main Topic: Church Camp Horror Stories

(1:00:23) Hate Mail!

(1:06:00) Paid Subscriber-Exclusive Portion: More church camp horror stories

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Aug 30, 2019
Episode 11: Hollywood Hates Christians
01:20:46

 

Kyle and Ethan are joined by Brian Godawa for their first all-movie episode. They dig into the worldviews of various films and talk about how story is used to convey messages, sometimes more Christian than expected, and sometimes blatantly anti-Christian. 

Guest Brian Godawa is a screenwriter and novelist. He has spent a lot of time dissecting the worldviews and themes of film. For more Brian Godawa:

Brian Godawa on Twitter

Brian Godawa’s website (where you can find everything)

Brian Godawa’s Blog "Thus Spake Godawa”

Dive into Brian’s novels:

Chronicles of the Nephilim

Chronicles of the Apocalypse

Brian’s book on worldviews in film

Hollywood Worldviews

 

Movies of the Week!

(4:08) Science Fiction & AI

Some of the movies/series discussed: 

Alita Battle Angel, Westworld, Better Than Us, Hunger Games

(20:37) The Walking Dead & Zombie Films

Some of the movies/series discussed: 

The Walking Dead, Shaun Of The Dead, 28 Days Later, 28 Weeks Later, The Exorcism Of Emily Rose

(38:10) Discussion of Once Upon a Time in Hollywood 

(46:31) Topic of the Week: Anti-Christian/Anti-Conservative bias in Hollywood

Some of the movies/series discussed:
The Boyz, Unplanned, Gosnell, Bohemian Rhapsody, Valkerie, Walk The Line, Tolkien, To End All Wars, Captain Marvel, Hidden Figures, Finest Hours, Unbroken, Room, Black Panther, Hacksaw Ridge, God’s Not Dead, Exodus, Noah, Paul, Madmen 

Brian’s The Boys Amazon Series analysis

(1:13:08) Hate Mail

(1:20:51) Paid Subscriber-exclusive portion: Marvel Universe discussion

Some of the movies/series discussed:
Captain America, Captain Marvel, Avengers, End Game, Daredevil, Antman, Spiderman, Hulk, Dr. Strange

 

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Aug 23, 2019
Episode 10: Civil Discourse Fight Club
49:56

 

Referenced links with timestamp:

(5:02) CDC: People With Dirt On Clintons Have 843% Greater Risk Of Suicide

(10:28) Extremists On Left, Right Eliminate Each Other In Violent Clash, Nation's Problems Finally Over

(16:21) YouTube To Run All Potentially Offensive Content Past Easily Spooked Possum

(20:36) Topic of the Week: Civil Discourse

(40:51) Hate Mail: Android hate mail!

 

(49:59) Paid Subscriber Portion

(52:57) Husband Daycare Now Available At All Hobby Lobby Locations

(1:00:12) Hipster Church Introduces Vape Organ

(1:05:31) Do you ever feel despair over our current political and cultural situation? 

 

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Aug 19, 2019
Episode 9: Kevin Max Of DC Talk
56:02

In the ninth episode of the Babylon Bee podcast, editor-in-chief Kyle Mann and creative director Ethan Nicolle are joined by Kevin Max from DC Talk to discuss what people think when they find out you're a Jesus Freak, whether or not he still loves rap music, and who came up with the famous lyric "HAO HAO HAOOW!" They also discuss the Christian music industry, the odd world of Christian celebrity, and Kevin's prolific solo career.

Kyle and Ethan also discuss a few news stories and read some hate mail as usual.

 

Links we refer to in the show with relevant timestamp:

Stories of the Week

(5:16) Study Shows Leading Cause Of Gun Violence Is Those You Disagree With Politically

(15:57) Experts Warn We Have Only 12 Years Left Until They Change The Timeline On Global Warming Again

(21:25) Museum Of The Bible To Display Original Golden Tablets Containing 'Jesus Freak' Lyrics

(28:48) Interview: Kevin Max (part 1)

Ryan Tedder's Kevin Max Impersonation

Kevin's Website

Kevin Max on Twitter

Buy Kevin's Album Black Sheep Of The Fold

Kevin Max On Spotify

Kevin Max On Instagram

(51:36) Hate Mail

Paid Subscriber Portion

(56:05) Kevin Max Interview (Part 2)

(1:11:38) Democratic Socialist Convention Forced To Communicate Via Interpretive Dance To Avoid Offending Any Attendees

(1:18:16) White Privilege Card Now Good For 10% Off At Whole Foods

(1:21:53) Unused headlines!

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Aug 10, 2019
Episode 8: The Snopes Episode
01:00:32

Show Notes!

Kyle and Ethan are joined by Babylon Bee CEO, Seth Dillon to discuss the controversy surrounding Snopes and their recent and past coverage of the Babylon Bee. 

Relevant links:

Seth Dillon appears on Fox News! https://twitter.com/TheBabylonBee/status/1157352307408941056

Adam Ford’s Tweet-thread

(1:00) Introductory interview with Seth Dillon

Stories of the Week

(9:44) Georgia Lawmaker Claims Chick-Fil-A Employee Told Her To Go Back To Her Country, Later Clarifies He Actually Said 'My Pleasure'

(18:25) Democrats Demand Kavanaugh Submit To DNA Test To Prove He’s Not Actually Hitler 

 

(27:15) Thanks To New Laws, VeggieTales Finally Introduces New Cannabis Character 

 

(35:39) MAIN TOPIC: Snopes! (if you jump here, be warned that we cover this topic throughout the entire episode as well) 

(51:16) Hate Mail

 

(1:00:36) Subscriber Exclusive Segment

(1:01:24) Facebook Hires Drax The Destroyer To Distinguish Between Satire, Fake News

(1:06:13) Trump Spends Afternoon Shouting From White House Balcony During Twitter Outage

(1:12:15) Subscriber update and what we are working on

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Aug 05, 2019
Episode 7: Comedy As A Weapon
56:55

Guest: Michael Malice

Michael's book: The New Right  “The definitive firsthand account of the movement that permanently broke the American political consensus.”

Follow Michael Malice on Twitter (FYI Malice is not a Christian and does use salty language at times, though not on THIS podcast. Also he's a literal anarchist. You've been warned!) 

Warning: while there is no bad language in this episode we do get into more serious and sometimes uncomfortable topics. 

(1:42) Introductory interview with Michael Malice

 

(11:32) Biden Vows To Return Nation To Era When Press Didn't Bother Reporting On President's Scandals

(18:28)  Trump 2020 Campaign To Simply Air Unedited Footage Of Democrats Talking 

(29:29) All Looney Tunes Shorts To Receive Epic Live-Action Remakes 

 

(35:56) MAIN TOPIC: Comedy as a Weapon 

(52:27) Hate Mail

 

(56:59) Subscriber Exclusive Segment

(57:24) Progressive Immediately Shouts 'White Supremacy!' At Every Image In Rorschach Test

(1:11:14) Plan To Put Women On The Moon Canceled After They Find Out How Cold It Gets

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Jul 29, 2019
Episode 6: Faith & Politics
45:29

Join editor-in-chief Kyle Mann and creative director Ethan Nicolle for the sixth-ever Babylon Bee podcast. This week's main topic is faith and politics. 

(8:22) Impressed Military Drops Portland Antifa In Hostile ISIS Territory To Continue Doling Out Justice

(14:10) Christians Should Be More Like Jesus, Who Was Loved By Everybody And Never Divisive

(20:10) Women's Soccer Team Sues To Overturn Unjust Law Of Supply And Demand

(25:50) Topic of the Week: Faith & Politics

(39:09) Hate Mail

(45:33) Subscriber Exclusive Segment

(46:23)  Genetically Engineered Dinosaurs Break Out Of Creation Museum, Live Peacefully With Humans

(51:15)  Food Possessed By Demons After Family Forgets To Pray

(55:40) Unpublished Headline reading

 

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Jul 22, 2019
Episode 5: Youth Group
49:09

Join editor-in-chief Kyle Mann and creative director Ethan Nicolle for the fifth-ever Babylon Bee podcast. This week's main topic is youth groups.

(3:38) Trump Enraged As Immigrant Child Asks Him For More Gruel

(11:29) Story 2 Joe Biden Promises His Followers Eternal Life

(16:40) Churchgoer Takes A Knee In Protest As Newfangled Chorus Added To Classic Hymn

(24:46) Topic of the Week: Youth Group

(44:12) Hate Mail - With dramatic reading by Dave DeAndrea!

 

(49:12) Subscriber Exclusive Segment

(52:08)  'Why Doesn't Our Church Have More Programs?' Asks Family That Never Volunteers For Anything

(55:32) Crunched For Time, Pastor Pads Out Sermon With Random G.K. Chesterton Quotes

(1:02:15) Questions this week:

  • How do you deal with the issue that some people will think your stories are real?
  • Why so many bass player jokes?
  • Do you do satire of other religions?
  • Who are the most easily offended in your experience? Conservatives? Progressives? Reformed folks? Prosperity?

 

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Jul 15, 2019
Episode 4: Submission Hold
48:10

Join editor-in-chief Kyle Mann, creative director Ethan Nicolle, and special guest host Frank Fleming for the fourth ever Babylon Bee podcast. And yes, it's that Frank.

Get Frank Fleming's Book, Heckbender (warning, H-E-double hockey sticks is in the actual title). Also, Sidequest is amazing.

(5:26) Trump Enters Konami Code, Gains Infinite Terms

(10:21) Kool-Aid Man Protests Wall

(13:12) Modern-Day Good Samaritan Tweets About Republicans

(20:03) Main topic: Behind the Babylon Bee headline submission process

(42:49) Hate Mail

Bonus Content (Paid Subscribers Only)

(48:14) Punching Grammar Nazis

(56:45) AOC On The Price Is Right

 

(1:03:02) Q&A

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Jul 08, 2019
Episode 3: Allie Beth Stuckey
01:03:57
  • Join editor-in-chief Kyle Mann and creative director Ethan Nicolle for the third ever Babylon Bee podcast. Besides it being the historical number three episode, this is also the first ever interview, featuring conservative millennial Allie Beth Stuckey.

Here are the week's news stories with timestamp:

(7:06) Ocasio-Cortez Gets Head Stuck In Bucket

(14:00) Liberals Confused By New Medical Procedure

(22:48) Mother Seeks Emergency Surgery To Remove VBS Songs

(30:10) Interview w/ Allie Beth Stuckey

(55:53) Hate mail

(1:03:53) Bonus! (Subscribers Only)

(1:04:43) Church Employs Homeless Musician Thinking He Was New Youth Pastor

(1:12:00) Man Dies Of Old Age In Church Parking Lot

(1:16:26) Q&A 

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Jul 01, 2019
Episode 2: Good Good Fathers
49:44

Join editor-in-chief Kyle Mann and creative director Ethan Nicolle for the second ever Babylon Bee podcast. 

NOTE: The day after this episode was recorded, Ethan's book Bears Want To Kill You was put back up on Amazon without explanation. He has no idea why they put it back up, or took it down in the first place, or if it will stay up. 

Here are the week's discussed news stories with timestamp:

Story 1 (5:10) -  Essential Oils For Men Now Available

Story 2 (11:40) - Elizabeth Warren Promises to Cure Smallpox

Story 3 (15:55) - Study: Hate Clicks Are A Major Source Of Web Traffic And Also 'The Princess Bride' Is A Trash Movie That Only Stupid People Like

Topic of the Week (24:10) - Fathers  

Bonus Content (paid subscribers only)

Bonus Story 1 (49:53) - New School Program Raises Awareness Of Things Kids Didn't Know They Were Supposed To Be Offended About

Bonus Story 2 (56:25) - Rookie Mistake: Sound Guy Accidentally Unmutes Background Worship Singers

-Subscriber Q&A (1:02:28)

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Jun 24, 2019
Episode 1: The Bee Origin Story
48:14

Join editor-in-chief Kyle Mann and creative director Ethan Nicolle for the first ever Babylon Bee podcast. 

This week's new stories with links:

Sports Illustrated Burkini (5:29):
https://babylonbee.com/news/sports-illustrated-unveils-first-ever-baptist-swimsuit-model-in-floor-length-denim-skirt

That Crazy Copeland (12:11)
https://babylonbee.com/news/kenneth-copeland-unveils-new-luxury-jet-that-runs-on-the-souls-of-the-deceived

Trump's Lands Free Chips and Salsa Deal (17:30):
https://babylonbee.com/news/trump-secures-unlimited-chips-and-salsa-in-mexican-trade-deal

Main Topic: the Bee Origin Story (24:05)

Hate Mail Of The Week: (44:37)

Bonus Content (paid subscribers only)

-Gay Pride Week

-YouTube Radicalizing Left And Right To Have Actual Conversations

-Subscriber Q&A

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Jun 15, 2019