Hey Diddle, Diddle, a Cup and a Fiddle

Episode 123 · February 22nd, 2020 · 51 mins 12 secs

About this Episode

Making a deal with the devil is such a common story trope that the phrase has even made its way into the modern English language and pop culture. This week we discuss two of these stories; the video game 'Cuphead' and the country folk song "The Devil Went Down to Georgia." Join the discussion as we break down the obvious, and not so obvious, moral consequences of these famed deals. #WelcomeToTheAdventure

Media References:

  • Cuphead (Video Game)
  • LeVar Burton Reads (Podcast)
  • "Kin" by Bruce McAllister (Short Story)
  • "The Lighthouse Keeper" by Daisy Johnson (Short Story)
  • "Empty Places" by Richard Parks (Short Story)
  • "H.P. Lovecraft Short Stories" by H.P. Lovecraft (Book)
  • "The Call of Cthulhu" by H.P. Lovecraft (Short Story)
  • "The Tomb" by H.P. Lovecraft (Short Story)
  • "Dagon" by H.P. Lovecraft (Short Story)
  • "Tomb of Annihilation" Dungeons and Dragons Module
  • "A Reminiscence of Dr. Samuel Johnson" by H.P. Lovecraft (Short Story)
  • "The Man Who Was Thursday" by G.K. Chesterton (Book)
  • Tolkien (Movie)
  • 'Ep. 85: The Eagle and Child ft. Chris Donatto' (TCIC Episode)
  • Coup (Tabletop Card Game)
  • The Oregon Trail (Tabletop Card Game)
  • 'Icarus' (TCIC Episode)
  • "Clash of Kings" by George R. R. Martin (Book) Adult Content
  • 'Ep. 87: The Real War (GoT) (TCIC Episode)
  • "The Weight of Honor" by Morgan Rice (Book)
  • "The Monsters and The Critics, And other Essays" by J.R.R. Tolkien (Book of Essays)
  • "Inkheart" by Cornelia Funke (Book)
  • 'The Devil Went Down To Georgia' by Charlie Daniels (Song)
  • "The Mountain Whippoorwill" by Stephen Vincent Benet (Poem)
  • Tangled, The Little Mermaid, Shrek 3, Hercules, Shrek (Disney and Dreamworks movies with Faustian Bargains)
  • "The Screwtape Letters" by C.S. Lewis (Book)


  1. Read and pray with Isaiah 43 (Link)
  2. Read and pray with The Temptation of Christ (Luke 4:1-13) (Link)
  3. Read and pray with the Catechism of the Catholic Church paragraphs #391-395 (Link)

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  • The Christ-IN Culture Episode on Award Shows and Harry Potter - "Episode 15: The Awards and Dark Lords" — Identity is something that our culture struggles a lot with today. We spend our lives trying to understand the question "Who am I?" and it seems to me that most of us still won't know that answer on our death bed. Why is that? Could the answer be found in the Harry Potter Series? Let's find out! #WelcomeToTheAdventure
  • The Christ-IN Culture Episode on Game of Thrones - "Ep. 87: The Real War (GoT)" — In this week's episode, we discuss the priesthood, scandal, fallen nature of man, redemption, the evils of war, and the reality of spiritual war within the hit HBO show 'Game of Thrones'. While this show may contain some explicit content, the mission of this podcast is to engage the culture and show that even at our worst, God is still the ultimate desire of our heart. Whether you are a long time fan or a staunch opponent of Game of Thrones, join us as we show that God uses even the most broken to bring about His perfect plan. #WelcomeToTheAdventure
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