Monday, August 30, 2010

Podcast 21: Footnotes

Okay, you'll have to listen carefully to this one, because we say some really profound stuff (but mostly because it sounds like we're behind a closed bathroom door).

This week the topic was supposed to be Micah and Jonah, but we probably spent most of the time discussing the merits of scripture footnotes that only lead to the topical guide.

We wrap up with a cute discussion about techno-gossip.

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Micah 6:9

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Podcast 20: Job

Alright here's the deal. We talked about Job this week. We should have talked more, but I forgot to read up on stuff. If you have any comments about Job, please post them.

Check out this cartoon. Click on it to make it bigger.

Also we talked about laughter and humor. Should we cease from all laughter?

Check out the talk called "A Serious Look at Humor" by Peter B. Rawlins. I think I said it was from General Conference but it's actually a New Era article from 1974. The New Era is a pretty sweet magazine. I especially like some of the fiction in there because there's some subtle romance sometimes.

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Monday, August 16, 2010

Podcast 19: Turn

We really had a full house this time around! Yay! Besides the three of us, we had our old lady, Alexis, plus our old friends (now married) Adam and Laura! Also Pete's parents voiced themselves a little behind the scene.

Ecclesiastes. It's not just where the lyrics to "Turn! Turn! Turn! (To Everything There is a Season)" are from (although I think we never actually mentioned the title of the song in the podcast).

Why are Mormons Republicans? We attempt to answer that. We don't succeed. Special thanks to Laura for being a Democrat in on the discussion. Special thanks to Pete for predictably being a Republican. Semi thanks to the rest of us who just tried to find their way.

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Monday, August 9, 2010

Podcast 18: Tunnel

Perhaps this podcast should have been called "Opening Remarks." We did a lot of housecleaning, so your patience is appreciated. Rhett spoke in church, Rhett had a birthday, Jon tried out a different ward, we responded to emails and we responded to our first batch of audio questions. Pretty packed. Plus there were all the tangents. Oh the tangents! Oh the humanity!

Anyway, anybody know anything about Hezekiah? If you answered anything less than "Mmmm, a bit" then prepare to have your mind grapes blown with Hezekiah knowledge.

We skipped out on our second topic this week, since podcast announcements took longer than our actual first topic.

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Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Podcast 17: Bald

Elijah, Elisha. I still think it's weird that their names are so similar. Not only did we complete the Eli epic, but we dabbled a little in heaven as a motivation for goodness vs. goodness for its own sake. I think we talked about a bunch of other stuff too, but what we were supposed to talk about was Elisha and his mantle -- which we did.

Also, tithing. How much should you pay? How much do you pay? What if you're paid in food? How do you get 2.75 chickens into one of those grey envelopes?

As an added added bonus if you listen all the way to the end you'll be able to hear the spiritual conversation we have before every podcast to get us ready for what we'll eventually discuss.

Also, I tried to get rid of some of the background ceiling fan noise, so I eliminated some of the audio in the 160-200 Hz range using an artificial graphic equalizier. What do you think? Is that frequency range a good one to eliminate?

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