The Waco Siege

Episode 149 · August 22nd, 2020 · 1 hr 10 mins

About this Episode

This week Clint and Gordon discuss an American Tragedy: The Waco Siege of 1993. Netflix recently released a miniseries on this historical event and we break open the themes found within that dramatization. What can we learn from a religious movement hoarding weapons and engaging in polygamy AND FBI & ATF agents acting out of fear? Tune in this week to find out. #WelcomeToTheAdventure

Media References:

  • Sudoko (Puzzle Game)
  • Moana Soundtrack (Music)
  • Settlers of Catan (Board game)
  • Lord of the Rings Deck Building Game (Board Game)
  • A Very Potter Sequel (Starkid Musical Productions)
  • Doctor Mario world (Mobile Game)
  • Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery (Mobile Game)
  • The Legend of Korra (TV Series)
  • Avatar the Last Airbender (TV Series)
  • Folklore by Taylor Swift (Album)
  • Waco (Netflix Miniseries)
  • Jimmy Akins Mysterious World (Podcast)
  • Counsel of Trent (Podcast)
  • Catholic Answers (Podcast)
  • Lanky Guys (Podcast)


  1. During this time of pandemic, quarantine, social distancing, and wearing masks, remember to view those around you as other people rather than enemies/danger. Sit in prayer and ask God what needs to change internally or externally to help see others in this light.
  2. Take time this week to ask someone their story

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Episode Links

  • Jimmy Akins Mysterious World: Waco — Federal agents stormed a religious commune in Waco, Texas, on April 19, 1993 after a months-long siege, leaving dozens dead. Jimmy Akin and Dom Bettinelli are back to consider the allegations of government misconduct, coverup, and conspiracy; examine the evidence; and seek the truth of what happened.
  • Faith, Reason, and the Waco Siege — Trent just finished binge watching the new Netflix mini-series Waco and so he’s sitting down with Jimmy Akin to learn more about the religious beliefs of the Branch Davidians as well as to take a closer look at what really happened during the disastrous Waco siege.

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