Put on a Happy Face

Episode 105 · October 19th, 2019 · 57 mins 30 secs

About this Episode

After spending way too much time watching dark TV Shows and movies, this week we sit down to discuss the movie that is breaking all the box office records for the month of October. Join us as we discuss the movie "Joker" starring Joaquin Phoenix as Arthur Fleck and try to break down its major themes without too many spoilers. We break open the themes of isolation, masks, Suffering, and the relationship between love and existence. WARNING: Use caution before seeing this film! #WelcomeToTheAdventure

Media References:

  • Americana/Folk (Music Genre)
  • Wayfaring Stranger (American Folk Song)
  • 1917 (Movie)
  • Isabelle Boulay (French Canadian Singer)
  • Stevie Nicks (Singer)
  • Black Mirror (Netflix Series)
  • Joker (Movie)
  • StarKid Theater (Comedy/Parody Musicals)
  • Firebringer (StarKid Musical)
  • Twisted (StarKid Musical)
  • A Very Potter Musical (StarKid Musical)
  • Mumford and Sons (Band)
  • Gang of Youths (Band)
  • Halloweentown (Disney Channel Original Movie)
  • El Camino (Movie)
  • Breaking Bad (TV Series)
  • Catching Foxes (Podcast)
  • "Thoughts in Solitude" by Thomas Merton (Book)
  • "The Screwtape Letters" by C.S. Lewis (Book)

Challenges:

  1. Take time to reflect on your life and recognize where you see love active in your life.
  2. Act on opportunities to love and be Christ to others.
  3. Identify 5 mentors in your life that guide you in your faith. Adults: be a mentor for a young person.
  4. Send us a joke!

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Episode Links

  • Catching Foxes Joker Review — Spoilers. The horn sounds, so you have been warned. We skip any sort of plot summary and assume you've seen the movie. Three themes of economic injustice, mental health, and isolation interweave into one amazing character study called JOKER.

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