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PFFT Podcast

PFFT Podcast

By Daniel
This podcast is loosely about politics, football, faith, and theology. I have lots of great conversations with awesome people, and I sometimes just share my own thoughts. I hope you enjoy!
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Episode 38: Roberts Signals How He'll Vote, Don't Blame Frank Reich, but Do, and John the Baptist is My Hero
0:58 I think I know how Roberts will avoid taking sides on abortion. Fortunately, there are five other justices who might vote correctly. 15:30 The Colts lost because of turnovers, not because of Reich failing to utilize Taylor. But as long as we're setting records straight, blame Reich, not Wentz, for the second loss to the Titans. 26:30 John the Baptist's unique role in God's redemptive plan. I've realized over the last few months that it's a lot bigger than I thought. Also, some really cool connections to Elijah.
December 05, 2021
Episode 37: Answering Questions about Abortion
I do my best to respond to some common questions about abortion. Will making abortion illegal actually reduce abortions? Even if abortion is wrong, don’t you have to be a Christian to understand why it’s wrong, and is it right to impose a Christian view of morality on others? Do pro-life people only care aboutContinue reading "Episode 37: Answering Questions about Abortion"
June 03, 2021
Episode 36: The Best Chance of Overturning Roe v. Wade Yet
The Supreme Court agreeing to hear Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization is a bigger deal than you think.
May 24, 2021
Episode 35: Can God Make a Rock He Can’t Move?
Can God make a rock that God can’t move? I used to think it was a stupid question. But after thinking about it more, I realized the answer tells us something very important about God.
May 24, 2021
Episode 34: Colts’ Offseason, Tim Tebow, and Aaron Rodgers
I’m cautiously optimistic about Carson Wentz, but I’ve never loved him. Chris Ballard has taken way too much heat this offseason, and has proven once again that his patience has led to the Colts being in the best possible position. What’s not to like about Tim Tebow to the Jags? Aaron Rodgers needs to stickContinue reading "Episode 34: Colts’ Offseason, Tim Tebow, and Aaron Rodgers"
May 24, 2021
Episode 33: Mike Tomlin’s Dog House
Mike Tomlin is a great coach. But if a whole unit gets in his doghouse, he might make a bad decision, and that bad decision might cost him the game.
November 15, 2020
Episode 32: Yes, Roe v. Wade Should be a Voting Issue for Christians
In this episode, I respond to a viral video made by Skye Jethani and Phil Vischer, arguing that Pro-life Christians should not see Roe v. Wade as relevant in their voting. Summary: 1. No, Christians are not turning a blind eye to “un-Christian policies” because of Roe v. Wade. 2. Of course Republican presidentsContinue reading "Episode 32: Yes, Roe v. Wade Should be a Voting Issue for Christians"
October 23, 2020
Episode 31: Elections and Voting, with Andrew K.
Is Trump bad for the GOP? Are evangelical Christians moving to the left? When we vote, are we making a binary choice or expressing our ideals?
September 25, 2020
Episode 30: Converting to Christianity with Eleanor Grant
We discuss how Eleanor became a Christian 42 years ago, and some of the things she’s learned since then. This is the first in a series about conversion stories.
August 21, 2020
Episode 29: Matt Eiles
My friend Matt and I take a few Facebook discussions to real life—well, podcast life, which is a good bit closer to real life than Facebook! We discuss some of our agreements and disagreements about “Defund the Police,” BLM, Aunt Jemima, the “Progressive Elites,” cancel culture, and more.
August 14, 2020
Episode 28.7: Shibboleth
There’s enormous pressure on corporations, universities, and public figures to release vague statements aligning themselves with the Black Lives Matter movement or condemning racism, but in such a milieu, these statements become more about proving oneself than about advancing meaningful ideas. As an example, I discuss a recent petition for my Alma Mater, Hillsdale College,Continue reading "Episode 28.7: Shibboleth"
June 28, 2020
Episode 28.6: On Removing Statues
A lot of statues across America are coming down right now. I discuss the obvious problem with the “erasing history” argument, but explain why I think removing statues and monuments is nevertheless a bad idea.
June 26, 2020
Episode 28.5: Re-Examining Some Past Cases
I discuss some of my revised thoughts on the killings of Eric Garner, Tamir Rice, Freddie Gray, and others. This is the fifth and probably the most difficult mini-episode in this series.
June 24, 2020
Episode 28.4: Black Lives Matter, but I Don’t Support the BLM Movement
It turns out the BLM movement stands for a lot more than the fact that black lives matter, and I can’t get behind all of it.
June 23, 2020
Episode 28.3: Stop Defending Rioters!
I’ve seen a lot of people defending, excusing, or refusing to condemn violence, destruction of property, and theft. Here’s why that’s a bad thing. Part 3 in my miniseries on race, police violence, the BLM movement, and more.
June 22, 2020
Episode 28.2: Problems with Policing in America
I discuss the killing of George Floyd, the 2016 killing of Daniel Shaver, and the instances of non-lethal police brutality we’ve seen in the last few weeks, arguing that there seem to be systemic problems with how police are trained in America, and the issues are not just racism, even if they disproportionately affect blackContinue reading "Episode 28.2: Problems with Policing in America"
June 21, 2020
Episode 28.1: George Floyd, Protests, and Conversations about Racism
The first in a series of several episodes on a lot of different things going on in our country today. Among other things, I discuss Phil Vischer’s video on systemic racism, which you can find here:
June 20, 2020
Episode 27: Free Speech and Social Media
Twitter, Trump, and the two meanings of free speech.
May 29, 2020
Episode 26: The Electoral College, Faithless Electors, and the Supreme Court
I discuss what it was like to listen to oral arguments for the first time and share my opinions on Baca v. Colorodo and Chiafalo v. Washington, two cases about faithless electors.
May 25, 2020
Episode 25: How to Draft a Franchise QB
I dive deep into draft data from 1983 to 2017 and explain just how hard it is to draft a franchise quarterback.
April 21, 2020
Episode 24: A Glorious Week of NFL Transactions
Analyzing all the biggest transactions AND the new collective bargaining agreement as the 2020 NFL year commences.
March 22, 2020
Episode 23: Is Ryan Tannehill Legit? (with Andrew Koperski)
I ask Andrew Koperski, a Dolphins fan, what he thinks of the success Ryan Tannehill has had since being traded from the Dolphins to the Titans. Is he as good as he looked this year? And what will this mean for the futures of the Titans and Dolphins?
January 07, 2020
Episode 22: Is Lamar Legit? (with Uncle Ken)
Lamar Jackson is the clear MVP of 2019, but is he a long-term face of the Ravens franchise?
January 07, 2020
Episode 21: Christianity Today and Trump
For the original article by CT editor-in-chief Mark Galli, click here.
December 23, 2019
Episode 20: Two Protestants and a Roman Catholic Discuss Tradition
I sit down with Dom Digiovanni and Andrew Koperski to discuss Irenaeus, tradition, Scripture, and authority.
November 18, 2019
Episode 19: My Unpopular Opinions about Animal Cruelty and the Commerce Clause
I explain why a unanimously-passed federal law prohibiting animal cruelty is a terrible idea.
November 11, 2019
Episode 18: Kanye’s “Jesus Is King” (with Chris Greene)
Chris joins me for the second time to discuss why he’s excited about Kanye West’s latest album, which is full of Christian themes and topics. Chris discusses this album along with some of Ye’s older music, and talks about how his recent conversion seems to be the culmination of a long process of spiritual searching.
November 03, 2019
Episode 17: Anselm Wooden
November 03, 2019
Episode 14: Thy Will Be Done
September 22, 2019
Episode 14: Thy Will Be Done
September 22, 2019
Episode 11: Looking Ahead to the Colts’ 2019 Season (with Adam Brice)
This episode was recorded shortly before Andrew Luck retired. We discuss the Colts’ strengths and weaknesses, and predict their schedule.
September 22, 2019
Episode 11: Looking Ahead to the Colts’ 2019 Season (with Adam Brice)
This episode was recorded shortly before Andrew Luck retired.
September 22, 2019
Episode 8: Christians and Politics (and Why we Love America) with Rebekah
We recorded this episode on July 4, 2019.
September 22, 2019
Episode 2: Misleading Headlines
September 22, 2019
Episode 1: Answering 100 Questions about the NFL’s 100th Season
View Judy Battista’s article here.
September 21, 2019