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The Mockingcast

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The Mockingcast
The Mockingcast

The Mockingcast

Mockingbird

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About Us

The Mockingcast is a bi-weekly podcast hosted by RJ Heijmen, Sarah Condon and David Zahl, and brought to you by Mockingbird Ministries, an organization which seeks to connect the Christian faith with the realities of everyday life in fresh and down-to-earth ways. You can find out more about Mockingbird at www.mbird.com.Audio production provided by The Narrativo Group.

Latest Episodes

Episode 171: Everybody Loves Dolly

In which RJ, Sarah, and Dave talk generational warfare ("OK boomer"), Sunday morning racial reconciliation, refugee puppetry, and America's favorite Dolly. Also, Sarah gets beeped for the first time--but probably not the last. Throughout it all, hope abounds. Oh and to take RJ up on his offer, visit [www.mbird.com/support](www.mbird.com/support). Click here to read Aja Romano's article in Vox about the OK boomer meme. Click here to read Batya Ungar-Sargon's "A Tale of Two Churches" in the NY Review of Books. Click here to read about the Ahlan Simsim children's show. Click here to read Sarah Condon's piece "When Jesus Tells a Boob Joke".

61 MIN1 w ago
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Episode 171: Everybody Loves Dolly

Episode 170: Eat Your Heart Out, Marisa Tomei

In which Sarah, RJ, and Dave talk cancel culture, aging taboos, and the church-pocalypse. Also, Sarah goes shopping for jeans. Click here to read John McDermott's article Those People We Cancelled? They're All Hanging Out Together". Click here to read Arthur Krystal's "Why We Can't Tell the Truth About Aging". Click here to read Sarah's article "When People Tell Me It's Hard to Find a Church". Click here to read Christine Emba's column "Why Millennials Are Skipping Church and Not Coming Back". Click here to read Ross Douthat's piece "The Overstated Collapse of American Christianity".

53 MIN3 w ago
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Episode 170: Eat Your Heart Out, Marisa Tomei

Episode 169: Optimizing the Broken

In which RJ, Sarah, and Dave talk procrastination, child-ing, and going home with Beth Moore. Also, RJ's three-year-old wakes up with a song in his heart. To read Tim Kreider's article about procrastination, click here. To read Agnes Callard's article about panic and parenting, click here. To read Wesley Hill's article about unnecessary gifts, click here. And to read Sarah Condon's article about Beth Moore, go here.

50 MINOCT 27
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Episode 169: Optimizing the Broken

Episode 168: Surprise Party

In which Sarah, RJ, and Dave talk about noonday demons, divine surprises, and the doctrine that rhymes with schmotal decavity. Also, RJ comes clean about why he watches SEC football.

53 MINOCT 14
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Episode 168: Surprise Party

Episode 167: Tuesday Freedom

EIn which RJ, Sarah, and Dave talk about raising boys, surviving Instagram, and grasping the moral legacy of the Christian revolution. Also, Marshall Heijmen scales the roof while Neil Condon takes us to Danger World. Click here to read Sarah's article about boys. Click here to read Tavi Gevinson's (long) article about Instagram. Click here to read John Gray's review of Tom Holland's new book,_ Dominion_. Go here to learn more about StoryMakers.

57 MINOCT 1
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Episode 167: Tuesday Freedom

Episode 166: A Very Brady Mockingcast

In which RJ, Sarah, and Dave talk about the temptations/lessons of nostalgia, Taylor Swift's doctrine of forgiveness, and the "Age of American Despair." Also, RJ recites the full lineup of the 86 Mets. This episode is dedicated to Emily and Alex Large.

51 MINSEP 17
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Episode 166: A Very Brady Mockingcast

Episode 165: Be Nice, Lee Ann!

In which Sarah, RJ, and Dave talk hard seltzer, early NFL retirements, and the (non)virtue of niceness. Also, Sarah shares her recipe for meat water.

48 MINAUG 31
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Episode 165: Be Nice, Lee Ann!

Episode 164: Get in the Pool!

In which RJ, Sarah, and Dave return from their summer break to talk school stress, ideal women, millennial nuns, and the gift God gave Stephen Colbert. Also, Sarah reveals her favorite film franchise. Click here to read the article "We Have Ruined Childhood by Kim Brooks Click here to read "The Tyranny of the Ideal Woman" by Jia Tolentino Click here to read "Behold, The Millennial Nuns" by Eve Fairbanks Click here to watch the clip of Anderson Cooper interviewing Stephen Colbert

56 MINAUG 21
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Episode 164: Get in the Pool!

(Mini-)Episode 163: Hope

In this, the third of three special summer mini-sodes, RJ, Sarah, and Dave converse on the subject of hope (and why it is not the same thing as optimism). Dedicated to the memory of James Harte.

18 MINAUG 2
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(Mini-)Episode 163: Hope

Special Episode: The Family Issue

In this special episode of The Mockingcast, Ethan Richardson takes us on a tour of The Family Issue of The Mockingbird magazine, featuring interviews with education expert Alfie Kohn and Silver Linings Playbook creator Matthew Quick. Oh, and Carrie Willard explains why our family lives are like those moldy leftovers in your refrigerator. Order your copy of The Family Issue here.

87 MINJUL 26
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Special Episode: The Family Issue

Latest Episodes

Episode 171: Everybody Loves Dolly

In which RJ, Sarah, and Dave talk generational warfare ("OK boomer"), Sunday morning racial reconciliation, refugee puppetry, and America's favorite Dolly. Also, Sarah gets beeped for the first time--but probably not the last. Throughout it all, hope abounds. Oh and to take RJ up on his offer, visit [www.mbird.com/support](www.mbird.com/support). Click here to read Aja Romano's article in Vox about the OK boomer meme. Click here to read Batya Ungar-Sargon's "A Tale of Two Churches" in the NY Review of Books. Click here to read about the Ahlan Simsim children's show. Click here to read Sarah Condon's piece "When Jesus Tells a Boob Joke".

61 MIN1 w ago
Comments
Episode 171: Everybody Loves Dolly

Episode 170: Eat Your Heart Out, Marisa Tomei

In which Sarah, RJ, and Dave talk cancel culture, aging taboos, and the church-pocalypse. Also, Sarah goes shopping for jeans. Click here to read John McDermott's article Those People We Cancelled? They're All Hanging Out Together". Click here to read Arthur Krystal's "Why We Can't Tell the Truth About Aging". Click here to read Sarah's article "When People Tell Me It's Hard to Find a Church". Click here to read Christine Emba's column "Why Millennials Are Skipping Church and Not Coming Back". Click here to read Ross Douthat's piece "The Overstated Collapse of American Christianity".

53 MIN3 w ago
Comments
Episode 170: Eat Your Heart Out, Marisa Tomei

Episode 169: Optimizing the Broken

In which RJ, Sarah, and Dave talk procrastination, child-ing, and going home with Beth Moore. Also, RJ's three-year-old wakes up with a song in his heart. To read Tim Kreider's article about procrastination, click here. To read Agnes Callard's article about panic and parenting, click here. To read Wesley Hill's article about unnecessary gifts, click here. And to read Sarah Condon's article about Beth Moore, go here.

50 MINOCT 27
Comments
Episode 169: Optimizing the Broken

Episode 168: Surprise Party

In which Sarah, RJ, and Dave talk about noonday demons, divine surprises, and the doctrine that rhymes with schmotal decavity. Also, RJ comes clean about why he watches SEC football.

53 MINOCT 14
Comments
Episode 168: Surprise Party

Episode 167: Tuesday Freedom

EIn which RJ, Sarah, and Dave talk about raising boys, surviving Instagram, and grasping the moral legacy of the Christian revolution. Also, Marshall Heijmen scales the roof while Neil Condon takes us to Danger World. Click here to read Sarah's article about boys. Click here to read Tavi Gevinson's (long) article about Instagram. Click here to read John Gray's review of Tom Holland's new book,_ Dominion_. Go here to learn more about StoryMakers.

57 MINOCT 1
Comments
Episode 167: Tuesday Freedom

Episode 166: A Very Brady Mockingcast

In which RJ, Sarah, and Dave talk about the temptations/lessons of nostalgia, Taylor Swift's doctrine of forgiveness, and the "Age of American Despair." Also, RJ recites the full lineup of the 86 Mets. This episode is dedicated to Emily and Alex Large.

51 MINSEP 17
Comments
Episode 166: A Very Brady Mockingcast

Episode 165: Be Nice, Lee Ann!

In which Sarah, RJ, and Dave talk hard seltzer, early NFL retirements, and the (non)virtue of niceness. Also, Sarah shares her recipe for meat water.

48 MINAUG 31
Comments
Episode 165: Be Nice, Lee Ann!

Episode 164: Get in the Pool!

In which RJ, Sarah, and Dave return from their summer break to talk school stress, ideal women, millennial nuns, and the gift God gave Stephen Colbert. Also, Sarah reveals her favorite film franchise. Click here to read the article "We Have Ruined Childhood by Kim Brooks Click here to read "The Tyranny of the Ideal Woman" by Jia Tolentino Click here to read "Behold, The Millennial Nuns" by Eve Fairbanks Click here to watch the clip of Anderson Cooper interviewing Stephen Colbert

56 MINAUG 21
Comments
Episode 164: Get in the Pool!

(Mini-)Episode 163: Hope

In this, the third of three special summer mini-sodes, RJ, Sarah, and Dave converse on the subject of hope (and why it is not the same thing as optimism). Dedicated to the memory of James Harte.

18 MINAUG 2
Comments
(Mini-)Episode 163: Hope

Special Episode: The Family Issue

In this special episode of The Mockingcast, Ethan Richardson takes us on a tour of The Family Issue of The Mockingbird magazine, featuring interviews with education expert Alfie Kohn and Silver Linings Playbook creator Matthew Quick. Oh, and Carrie Willard explains why our family lives are like those moldy leftovers in your refrigerator. Order your copy of The Family Issue here.

87 MINJUL 26
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Special Episode: The Family Issue
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