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Though They Die

Though They Die

By Andy & Elie

NET Ministries presents Though They Die.

In this series, Andy and Elie engage with the things of this world through the lens of eternity, taking as inspiration John 11:25: “Jesus said to her, ‘I am the resurrection and the life. Those who believe in me, even though they die, will live.” Though the things of this present reality pass and fade, we can discover in them something of the true, the good, and the beautiful.

Join us weekly as we discuss movies, books, and music with Christ at the forefront.
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E025 | Doctor Strange and the Multiverse of Madness
E025 | Doctor Strange and the Multiverse of Madness
Today we are talking about the latest installment to the MCU: Doctor Strange and the Multiverse of Madness.  Listen as we exercise our ability to be charitable and critical.   0:30 It's not...https://www.the-numbers.com/market/2022/top-grossing-movies  1:30 Two Quick Notes: SPOILERS (same as always) & We are hereby commiting to 35 minute episodes...now that the season is over...  2:40 THIS IS THE SEASON FINALE  3:50 Synopsis (What You Were Told)  6:15 Synopsis (What You Actually Get)  6:59 Jumpin on in!    17:00 to 24:29 TRIGGER WARNING, skip if you are sensitive to topics relating to self harm.    instagram.com/thoughtheydie  Produced by NET Ministries, shoutout to Steven Smith  Art by Ali Hoffman
35:47
May 23, 2022
E024 | The Great Divorce: The best of C.S. Lewis?
E024 | The Great Divorce: The best of C.S. Lewis?
Last book of the season!   Join us as we discuss the ever popular classic by C.S. Lewis, The Great Divorce. 3:16 Synopsis   Produced by NET Ministries, shoutout to Steven Smith Art by Ali Hoffman
46:45
May 16, 2022
E023 | Titanic: as Good/Bad as they say?
E023 | Titanic: as Good/Bad as they say?
Titanic.  That is all. 5:55 What we heard 8:42 Synopsis 17:18 Characters   Produced by NET Ministries, shoutout to Steven Smith Art by Ali Hoffman
47:37
May 09, 2022
E022 | Father Themes in God of War
E022 | Father Themes in God of War
Today we are discussing 2018's God of War.  Yes, a video game.  A video game with SOLID story.   1:30 A Departure has occurred  9:59 Why talk about God of War?  12:19 Synopsis  35:11 JPII Healing Center   41:25 Caravaggio The Incredulity of Saint Thomas     Produced by NET Ministries, shoutout to Steven Smith  Art by Ali Hoffman
47:25
May 02, 2022
E021 | Justin Bieber to Dua Lippa how to listen to good music.
E021 | Justin Bieber to Dua Lippa how to listen to good music.
Today we talk about music!  Generally of course, but honoing in on a few artists.  How can you enjoy some secular music?  Yes some should not be enetertained as good in anyway, but there is some secular music that reflects that which is true, good, and beautiful.  Elie's nomination: Justin Bieber. 1:06 What's going on? 3:54 Hoppin In 9:58 CCC 1763 & 1767   Produced by NET Ministries, shoutout to Steven Smith Art by Ali Hoffman
48:51
April 18, 2022
E020 | Deep Dive on The Fellowship of the Ring
E020 | Deep Dive on The Fellowship of the Ring
Today we discuss The Fellowship of the Ring in great detail. From the Shire to Tom Bombadil to the breaking of the Fellowship, we cover both the movie, the book, and the key differences between them, leaving no page unturned. 2:56 Why this movie? 15:58 Synopsis 17:30 Plot Summary 24:39 Jumpin In Soundtrack Show    Produced by NET Ministries, shoutout to Steven Smith Art by Ali Hoffman
57:03
April 11, 2022
E019 | The Batman (2022): "Fear is a tool"
E019 | The Batman (2022): "Fear is a tool"
Today we discuss the roaringly discussable "The Batman."   What does that mean?  You may ask.   It means people like talking about it.   We are people so we figured we'd do the same.   Does anyone read these?  DM us if you do or don't, your play. 2:53 (4:04)Synopsis 4:31 Jumpin In 20:05 MAIN THEME 27:00 But How?    Produced by NET Ministries, shoutout to Steven Smith Art by Ali Hoffman
52:24
April 05, 2022
E018 | Our first short story: A Good Man Is Hard To Find
E018 | Our first short story: A Good Man Is Hard To Find
Join us as we discuss Flannery O'Connor's work A Good Man is Hard To Find.  We look at conversion and sincerity! CONTENT WARNING: If you read the work, racial slurs are used. 2:50 Synopsis 3:29 Flannery O'Connor 9:00 Summary 13:20 Jumpin In    Produced by NET Ministries, shoutout to Steven Smith Art by Ali Hoffman
50:32
March 28, 2022
E017 | A Very Technical Analysis of West Side Story (2021)
E017 | A Very Technical Analysis of West Side Story (2021)
Today we dive into the remiagined West Side Story!  Join us as we discus silence, love, prejudice and more!   2:53 Why this movie? 6:00 Synopsis 6:58 Familiarity 8:54 Jumpin In Produced by NET Ministries, shoutout to Steven Smith Art by Ali Hoffman
57:10
March 21, 2022
E016 | Back to Basics with Anime Star Wars
E016 | Back to Basics with Anime Star Wars
Today we discuss Star Wars: Visions!  Take a look at anime with us...two people that have seen anime.  Explore the True Good and Beautiful in a genre that might weird you out. 1:51 Synopsis? 4:52 A Light Jump in 7:10 Anime? 12:05 Why this? 14:30 Jumpin in    Produced by NET Ministries, shoutout to Steven Smith Art by Ali Hoffman
56:12
March 14, 2022
E015 | Doctor Strange and the Meaning of Pain
E015 | Doctor Strange and the Meaning of Pain
Today we discuss the film Doctor Strange.  Join us as we talk about pain and suffering while squeezing every bit of meaning we can out of a mainstream marvel movie. 6:30(ish) Synopsis 10:00(ish) Jumpin in INSTAGRAM!!! Produced by NET Ministries, shoutout to Steven Smith Art by Ali Hoffman
48:56
March 07, 2022
E014 | Speed Read of the Four Gospels
E014 | Speed Read of the Four Gospels
Today we jump into the 4 gospels!  Elie interviews Andy after he has done a speed read of the gospels. 0:40 Excuses 1:40 Concept Pitch (Why this idea?) 3:37 Jumpin in Verbum Domini Produced by NET Ministries, shoutout to Steven Smith Art by Ali Hoffman
47:19
February 28, 2022
E013 | Ip Man: The Virtues of St. Joseph
E013 | Ip Man: The Virtues of St. Joseph
Today we discuss the film Ip Man.  Tune in as we discuss the powerful humility and other virtues of St. Joseph.  We'd love to hear more movies that you thikn relate to St. Joseph. 3:15 Why this movie? 6:30 Synopsis 10:07 Jumpin In 44:05 Os Justi Meditabitur (Bruckner) Produced by NET Ministries, shoutout to Steven Smith Art by Ali Hoffman
50:33
February 14, 2022
E012 | C.S. Lewis in the Deep Dark Valley (The Oh Hello's)
E012 | C.S. Lewis in the Deep Dark Valley (The Oh Hello's)
Today we discuss the album, Through the Deep Dark Valley by the Oh Hellos.  Tune in as we dive into suffering, sin, and the love of the Father. 1:47 Why this music? 3:14 The Band 4:36 Why this music? cont. 8:53 Jump-in In Book Recommendations: The Bible, The Chronicles of Narnia, The Space Trilogy, & I Believe In Love Produced by NET Ministries, shoutout to Steven Smith Art by Ali Hoffman
50:53
February 07, 2022
E011 | Have you ever heard of the Tragedy of Macbeth?
E011 | Have you ever heard of the Tragedy of Macbeth?
Today we discuss the Tragedy of Macbeth, specifically the new film starring Denzel Washington.  Tune in as we discuss masculinity, femininity, trust and more! 1:59 Saucy? 6:53 Beowolf 11:37 Synopsis *spoiling* 12:14 Jumpin In Produced by NET Ministries, shoutout to Steven Smith Art by Ali Hoffman
49:24
January 31, 2022
E010 | The Good, The Bad, and the Mandalorian
E010 | The Good, The Bad, and the Mandalorian
Today we discuss Season 1 of The Mandalorian.  Join us for spoilers and discussion of what we long for and what we were made for.   2:05 Why this series? 2:92 Synopsis 5:79 Why this series? cont. 13:57 Jumpin In 41:64 Outro(ish) Produced by NET Ministries, shoutout to Steven Smith Art by Ali Hoffman
42:34
January 24, 2022
E009 | Suffering and Spider-Man: No Way Home
E009 | Suffering and Spider-Man: No Way Home
Today we discuss the new film Spider-man: No Way Home.  As usual, a sufficient spoiler alert is in order.  We discuss the film in its entirety. :57 Last Christmas Reference 3:03 Synopsis 5:55 Jumpin In Produced by NET Ministries, shoutout to Steven Smith Art by Ali Hoffman
41:28
January 10, 2022
E008 | Father Themes in Fantastic Mr. Fox
E008 | Father Themes in Fantastic Mr. Fox
Today we discuss the film Fantastic Mr. Fox...neither of us have read the book...sorry about that.  We will change that for a future episode. Join us as we discuss the cult of Wes Anderson and those that opposse them.  Don't worry we get back on topic. 1:23 Why this movie? 2:05 Synopsis 6:09 Jumpin In?   7:30 uncanny valley: used in reference to the phenomenon whereby a computer-generated figure or humanoid robot bearing a near-identical resemblance to a human being arouses a sense of unease or revulsion in the person viewing it. 9:50 Tension builds (the Wes Anderson Discussion) 21:30 Jumpin In (real) 36:57 Signs....again...for the 3rd time... Produced by NET Ministries, shoutout to Steven Smith Art by Ali Hoffman
43:07
January 03, 2022
E007 | Augustine's New Groove ft. Claire Ellendson of Dead Friend Saints
E007 | Augustine's New Groove ft. Claire Ellendson of Dead Friend Saints
Today we are joined by Claire Ellendson of Dead Friend Saints to discuss The Emperor's New Groove and how it relates to the life of St. Augustine. 1:48 Claire Introduction 2:10 Andy & Elie demonstrate the classic NET simultaneous "mmm" 5:45 Intro 2.0 6:08 Why this movie? 6:50 Jumpin In with hor d'oeuvres Dead Friend Saints Produced by NET Ministries, shoutout to Steven Smith Art by Ali Hoffman
51:15
December 28, 2021
E006 | Prufrock: A Very Serious Analysis
E006 | Prufrock: A Very Serious Analysis
SPOILER: We read the entire poem.  And by "we" I mean Andy.  7:05-14:18 The poem is read...by Andy. Poetry Foundation   Andy's Favorite Reading   Produced by NET Ministries, shoutout to Steven Smith  Art by Ali Hoffman
41:56
December 20, 2021
E005 | What's Up Spider-Verse
E005 | What's Up Spider-Verse
Today we deep dive into the greatest superhero movie ever made, Spider-man: Into the Spider-Verse.   As usual here is your spoiler alert.  However no more spoilers for Signs Andy seems to be taking a rest from tieing that in... 1:15 Why this movie? 3:18 Watch the Blu-Ray Extras 5:10 Shout out to Dan 8:05 Ali Hoffman ROCKS 8:58 Synopsis 14:25 Jumpin In? 16:56 Blizzic 29:13 Pitch Meeting
47:58
December 13, 2021
E004 | Hunt for Love with the Wilderpeople
E004 | Hunt for Love with the Wilderpeople
At this point just know that we will always spoil the whole movie.  Don't need that in your life?  Watch the movie first!   Today we discuss Hunt for the Wilderpeople focusing in on the search for love and its disovery in reconciling and authentic relationship. 1:18 proverbially: in a way that relates to a well-known saying or phrase: in a way that is well known or generally believed: 1:38 Why this movie? 4:09 Synopsis 9:30 Jumpin In 25:36 halfway house: 1 a: a place to stop midway on a journey b: a halfway place in a progression 2 : a residence for individuals after release from institutionalization (as for mental illness, drug addiction, or criminal activity) that is designed to facilitate their readjustment to private life 29:00 Hour of Mercy
36:58
December 06, 2021
E003 | Boatloads of Shame: The Avett Brothers' "Emotionalism" Album
E003 | Boatloads of Shame: The Avett Brothers' "Emotionalism" Album
In this episode we discuss the Avett Brothers' album "Emotionalism".  If you haven't listened to the album please go listen!  We will focus on the songs Die Die Die, Shame, The Ballad of Love and Hate, and I Would Be Sad.  Thank you for being here!  Enjoy! 2:35 The Band 10:55 Elie butchers the Oh Hello's background 19:50 Getting into Songs 23:42 Spoiler Alert 39:55 Mercy
42:11
November 22, 2021
E002 | A Big Fish in a Little Pond
E002 | A Big Fish in a Little Pond
In this episode we discuss Big Fish.  If you haven't already, go watch the movie before listening.  If you have seen it, watch it again!  Thanks for joining us.  2:50 Synopsis  4:21 Andy Earns Money  4:30 Why this movie?  11:03 "Jumping In"  16:20 No Santa  23:30 "You've met old people." ??? Ok Elie. 24:29 SPOILER ENDING  29:29 Spoiler...for a different movie...again  32:09 Signs??? Again???
39:22
November 08, 2021
E001 | Is A Quiet Place the best movie of 2018... or all time?
E001 | Is A Quiet Place the best movie of 2018... or all time?
*SPOILERS* We try to give sufficient warning.  We will be discussing the film at length, including all major plot points. We discuss A Quiet Place focusing in on the earnest struggle and authentic love.   2:23 Synopsis Overview 4:17 Why this movie? 6:35 Spoiler...for a different movie... 13:30 Luke 12:20 15:23 First Major Spoiler (for the movie) 28:53 All the Spoilers 40:00 Colbert Quote
44:04
October 25, 2021
E000 | Though They Die?
E000 | Though They Die?
Join Andy and Elie as they talk about things of this world through the lens of Christianity. What things? Books, movies, podcasts, and so much more. We hope you join us bi-weekly for our conversations! If you want to participate in the show, email ThoughTheyDie@netusa.org with your thoughts, questions, or even stories.
00:42
October 25, 2021