Episode 97 – Our Long Christmas Hangover

himney with care. It's that time of year when the long, dark days of winter settle into our bones and there's nothing but a hot toddy and the faint glimmer of spring on the horizon to keep us warm. Well, that and perhaps a lovely new episode of Church Drunk to warm your ears and tickle your soul! Join Dizzy & Ges for a look back at Advent & Christmastide, and a look ahead to the new year in Episode 97 - Our Long Christmas Hangover!

Episode 96 – Just an Old Fashioned Love Song

It's love week for all those Advent aficionados out there, and if Three Dog Night were onto anything, then it should all be coming down in three-part harmony as the last few windows of the Advent calendar are opened. So find some time in the midst of that wassailing and last-minute shopping to contemplate the things that you truly love, and if what you love is Jesus, booze, and classic Christmas movies and shows (in more-or-less that order), then join Dizzy & Ges for Episode 96 - Just an Old Fashioned Love Song!

Episode 95 – Joy Ahoy!

Here at Church Drunk, we've got the joy, joy, joy, joy down in our hearts. And if the devil doesn't like it he can sit on a tack (ouch!)...but the devil being a personified construct of the evil we all bear within ourselves, we feel it necessary to ask what the tack represents. On second thought, don't answer that. Instead, grab a cocktail named after your favorite Saint (we're partial to St. Manhattan, but let's face it, most Saints are a bit more Old Fashioned), and join Dizzy & Ges as we continue our Advent odyssey with Episode 95 - Joy Ahoy!

Episode 94 – The Advent Bucket List

Advent is, if nothing else, a season of hope. We hope that Santa brings us what we want for Christmas. We hope that Uncle Tony breaks out a bottle of the good stuff on Christmas Eve and then loses the cap. We hope that Aunt Millie has lost the recipe to her infamous tuna and jell-o casserole (spoiler alert: she hasn't). And there's something about a child savior in there, as well. This year, we can all hope that life can get back to something resembling normal sometime soon (and a guilt-free normal at that). In the spirit of good hope, join Dizzy & Ges for a cup of cheer a wander through the many things we wish we could do, hope to someday do, and can't wait to get back to in the land of Christmas traditions in Episode 94 - The Advent Bucket List!

Episode 93 – The Dark Knight of the Soul

A wise, rich, playboy-turned-superhero once said (and we're paraphrasing here), sometimes the hero we need is not the one that we want. Well, for Dizzy & Ges an 18-month (and counting!) pandemic-induced break from regular church services might have been the hero we needed, but not the one we wanted. Or maybe it was not the one we wanted or the one we needed, and we still hate it and everything is awful. Or maybe Batman metaphors can really take us so far in life. In any event, we haven't been to church in a while, and we haven't been to ol' podcasting booth in a while either, but it's Advent and stars are shining over newborn babes and vaccines are flowing like eggnog and maybe, just maybe, we can get through all this together...again. So pull up a chair and pour yourself something toasty and join us for Episode 93 - The Dark Knight of the Soul!

Episode 92 – A Tale of Two Clergies

Those of us who are of the Catholic persuasion know a good game of "two steps forward, one step back" when we see one...and we also know a good game of "3,000 steps backwards and not a single bit of forward momentum to be seen anywhere this side of Calvary" when we see one. The question for today's church is, which game are we playing? Delve in this this, and other of life's great mysteries with Dizzy & Ges as we tackle a round of Good Pope Bad Pope on Episode 92 - A Tale of Two Clergies!

Episode 91 – The Lentys

Awards season is officially here. And Lent...well, it feels like Lent really never left us over the course of this last year or so. And since nothing says "Church Drunk" like taking two good things and ruining them both, we've decided to combine the pomp and circumstance of red carpets and gold envelopes with the sackcloth austerity of prayer, fasting, and almsgiving. Grab a glass of something bubbly and join Dizzy & Ges to determine which of our favorite things are the most Lentiest. Ladies and gentlemen...The Lentys!

Episode 90 – Land of P-Lenty

So, usually it takes a few weeks to really get into the slog of Lent. By about Week 5, you can almost guarantee that Dizzy will be moaning about how long Lent is, and Ges will be (either intentionally or unintentionally) breaking all the rules. It's kind of an annual tradition. But with Lent 2021, tradition has been thrown to the wolves. We're not even two weeks in, and it feels like all bets are off. Did Lent even start? Does anyone care if we eat fish on Fridays? Is this the desert, or did we just install a sandbox in our own backyard just to keep our toddler from tearing apart the house? For answers to these and other of life's big questions, pull up a chair (and a cock-up!) and join us for Episode 90 - Land of P-Lenty!

Episode 89 – This Salty Cock-Up

So, Lent...it's a thing now. And our world looks so different for it, right? Well, maybe not. But the great thing about a season that lasts 40 days is that you get an opportunity to roll into it slowly, and there will still be a long road ahead. If you (like us) are still searching for what Lent 2021 will really look like, and need some ideas on how to practice your prayer, fasting, and almsgiving (as well as our second favorite holy trinity of reading, drinking, and complaining), then Dizzy & Ges have you covered. Grab a beverage and pull-up a chair for Episode 89 - This Salty Cock-Up!

Episode 88 – Such An Ash Hole!

And so it begins. 40 more days of Lent. The road ahead is fraught with fasting, strewn with solitude, and tumultuous with terrors that go bump in the night. And in the midst of a global pandemic, we here at Church Drunk are left to contemplate...what's left to give up? If you're stuck in the burlap pit of Ash Wednesday, and don't quite know how to get your Lenten engine started this year, take heart. Dizzy & Ges are here to help you get in the mood with Episode 88 - Such An Ash Hole!

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