Beth & Meg & Erin & “Silence”

We are finally doing it! Yes, this week we discuss the amazing book, Silence by Shusaku Endo as well as its recent film adaptation by Martin Scorsese. We are blessed with the presence of the brilliant Erin Dickey as two Mormons and an Agnostic discuss 17th Century Japanese Catholicism. (As Erin states and as we really should have as the tagline for the show, “Let’s just assume we’re going to screw this up”). First, though, we talk adventures in secondary teaching, what we probably should have been doing instead of calculus with those fancy calculators mom and dad shelled out half our college fund for, and what is going to drive Erin back into the lover’s clingy embrace of Hulu.

 
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Beth & Meg & a Welcome Distraction

Yes, we are punting yet again and have decided to put off our “Silence” discussion for another week in order to talk only of things lovely and frothy. The order of the day is “Hakuna Matata” as we talk getting buffed whilst in the buff, our roles as trophy wives, and how nostalgic we get over warm lemonade. Also, art which could be considered “fra-gee-lay”, we set US/Dutch relations back to the days of New Amsterdam, and FINALLY  use the phrase “a taco-based lifestyle”.

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Beth & Meg & Our Top Ten Weepie Movies Pt. 2

We know, we know, you’ve waited a long time for it, but we are finally here with the second half of our favorite weepie movies. BIG OLE’ SPOILER ALERT – there are a lot of spoilers in this episode! Don’t let that keep you from checking out these flicks, especially if you just need to be reduced to a puddle for a bit.

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Beth & Meg & The Oscars

So we had to push back the second half of our sad movie list because – did you see the Academy Awards?!?! Yes, the Hollywood bubble was burst a little bit this week and we are here to sift through the wreckage. We also talk Meg and Shane’s dream trip to the temple of basketball, the death of the William Rehnquist of daytime TV, and Bethany’s very low Redbox standards. Also, Australian clapping, why CPS might need to be called to protect Moana, and the ULTIMATE “you WISH you still had me” moment. #Afflacus #HeavensDoneWaiting #TSAlovin #kubball

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Beth & Meg & Our Top 10 Weepie Movies Pt.1

It’s Oscars week and we discuss the only films Hollywood deems worthy of the big prize – tearjerkers. Yes, we list off the movies that have reduced us to a blubbering mess but not before talking the going-ons on The Satellite of Love, which celebrities we would most like to slap, and why Harrison Ford is heading for an intervention. Also, the phenomenon of men and sports, Icelandic pizza toppings, and requiring an interpreter whilst visiting Boston. #playingforpapes #DJmyfuneral #MonteCristoDay #youdownwithMMC #Idipyoudapwedip #itsacobblah

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Beth & Meg & Love Stories

It’s the season of love and we are here to discuss its many facets in this week’s episode. We chat about how every night is Valentines in our homes, how Mr. Darcy had one too many leg days, and how we are one greasy pair of sweat pants away from packing up and moving to Grey Gardens. Also, why we need a restraining order against Christie Brinkley, the out-of-whack economics of gourmet pizza, and our newest crush and favorite gourmand- Tim P.  #thinkofEngland #freedomtowers  #getGuttenberged #guaclikeaman

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Beth & Meg & Groundhog Day

Well, Punxsutawney Phil stuck his head out of his hole and then quickly went back in to avoid the angry mobs, but you’ve come to the right place for a little respite from the cold. Yes, we talk the day and the movie “Groundhog Day”, including the theory of how Ned Ryerson  can be used to teach particle physics. Also, typecasting Tara Reid, Tostitos bags for teetotalers, and our girl crush on Marion Cotillard. #DisneyOnIce #ImNotTHEGod #DeportHer #WinonaForever #GymProofYourMarriage #GroundhogDay

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Beth & Meg & Derek & Rogue One Pt.2

It’s the second half of our Rogue One discussion where we talk android Twitter battles, really inconvenient trap doors, and the angst of Deep Space Thrombosis. Also, ideas for the next “Pirates of the Caribbean” movie, we drop an embarrassing amount of “Spaceball” quotes, and talk possible new challenges on “The Apprentice”. #IAmOneWithTheSchwartz #alrightalrightalright #RogueOne

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Beth & Meg & Derek & Rogue One Pt. 1

SPOILER ALERT!!! It’s been a year since we last discussed a Star Wars movie and it’s time for Rogue One to get its own discussion on our show. Little Brother Derek joins us as we discuss this new genre of film he dubs an “InBetweenQual” but not before getting into an idea to marry HGTV with the Hunger Games, the tyranny of science fair projects, and how creepy 90’s sitcoms really were. #incredulity #cardboardcuts #I’mJoey #HotRod #RogueOne

 
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Beth & Meg & Would You Rather 2

Listen as we dig Meg out of the snow with a rousing game of “Would You Rather”, but not before we talk a certain outgoing president, how we would impress Marshawn Lynch, and why Richard Branson might want to bone up on note taking in case he ever runs into us. Also, what we expect for a $20 date, how we are JUST like Taylor Swift, and creepy pillowcases. #notthatinnocent #nojudgement #meandmarshawn #softcam #peakedatfour #meganstheme

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