A Very Cross Culture Critic Christmas part one: Do You Hear What I Hear?

With just a few weeks left until Christmas, Chris and Joe sit down to talk about their favorite Christmas music and the songs they avoid. Next week, the Christmas fun continues with a talk about their favorite Christmas movies. 


The Insyderz are huge in Japan

Before Joe jets off for a Hawaiian vacation, he and Chris talk travels, dream trips, world tours and Instagram! 

Come back next week for part one of our two-part Christmas extravaganza! In the meantime, tell us your favorite (and least favorite) Christmas songs! We might include them on the next podcast! 



Black Friday, cashing in on communion, and Joe’s moving moment

After a two-week absence, we're back with class. 

We set out mainly to talk about Black Friday. We ended up discussing some big movements in Joe's life and then going off on a tangent about how we can improve (and make money off) communion. It's weird, but it's a lot of fun! 


Christians and the movies (With Joe Zaragoza)


What should Chrsitians' attitudes be about the movies? How do you engage believers with movies that might be a bit difficult? Is there any good to be found in faith-based film? Chris sits down with Joe Zaragoza, co-host of the "Drinking at Bible Study" and "Commentarians" podcasts, to talk about these questions and more. 


Show Notes


What’s your favorite scary movie?

In honor of Halloween, we have a special fun-size episode this week! Chris and JOe talk about their favorite Halloween movies, both the scary and the not-so-scary! Tune in...if you dare!!!



Time travel and drankin’

Great Scott! Things start off with Joe and Chris talking about time traveling back to their high school days and what changes they would make. Then, in the main topic, they talk alcohol. Specifically: how did two guys who didn't have their first drink until age 30 change their minds on it, and what does that mean to them as Christians? 


The Gun Show

In the wake of the deadliest mass shooting in U.S. history, Chris and Joe take some time to talk about their differing views on guns and the attitude of Christians toward them. 


First jobs, dream jobs and second-act careers

How does a rock star become a police officer? How does a writer keep the creative itch alive when they've gone to the corporate world? Is being a dishwasher the worst job ever? In this episode, Chris and Joe talk about work. They discuss their first jobs, their worst jobs, their dream jobs and where life has brought them to now. 

What was your first job? Your best job? Your dream job? Are you doing what you love now? Let us know by email or Facebook! We'll see you next week! 


Comfort Food TV

Chris and Joe are back with a small-batch episode. After a brief discussion about whether it's okay for men to wear Lululemon, they talk about comfort food TV. What are the shows they can watch over and over again? What are yours? Let us know by emailing or joining the Facebook discussion! 


Guilty pleasures and evolution vs. creation

Joe's back for another fun episode! 

The show starts with Chris and Joe talking guilty pleasures, particularly musical ones. What does Joe rock out to when no one's looking? Which band is Chris embarrased to admit he has on Spotify? Are Weird Al and Billy Joel guilty pleasures, or genuinely good? 

Then the topic shifts into more serious matters as Chris and Joe talk evolution and creation. Which view do they hold to? What backs them up? How important is it to their faith? Frickin' magnets, how do they work? 

We'll be back next week with a new small batch episode! 

Chris' blog post about evolution