You know that feeling where you start a thing, and then you blink an eye and all of the sudden you're doing that same thing...but 5 years, 100 podcast episodes, and several worlds away from where you started? Yeah, us too. Anywho, it's Lent, and Dizzy & Ges are still stumbling their way forward with the help of lukewarm drinks, boring temperate fruits, and This Here Flesh by Cole Arthur Riley. So raise a
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 78 – Drunk Lives of the Picts
When you hang with Dizzy & Ges, Lent kind of lasts all year and St. Patrick's Day lasts, like, at least a month. And somewhere in that hazy morass of saintly goodness, we inevitably arrive at a Church Drunk original (sort of): Drunk Lives of the Saints! So pour yourself a pint of something lovely and join us for our not-so-soberish telling of the tales of St. Columba and St. Ailbhe on Episode 78 - Drunk Lives of the Picts!
Episode 73 – The Stupidest Angels
Nothing says "Advent" like a crackling fire, the warm glow of a well-lit tree (or, you know, a very large Advent wreath), Bing Crosby crooning on the radio (or, you know, bluetooth speaker or whatever), the smell of Christmas cookies wafting through the air...and the perfect book in your hands. Well, all that plus, like, the baby Jesus, the prophecies of Isaiah, being surrounded by loved ones, novenas, antiphons, and whatnot. Okay, so Advent can get busy. But the perfect book can be your moment of zen at the end of a full day of Adventing. So join Dizzy & Ges for an exploration of all things holiday book nerdish on Episode 73 - The Stupidest Angels!
Episode 68 – Cultural Inappropriation
Ever wonder why Easter is called Easter? Or why Christmas magically ended up on December 25th? Or why Cinco de Mayo has just as many dedicated celebrants in Madison, Wisconsin as it does in Mexico City? (Actually, there's probably more in Madison.) Well, Dizzy & Ges are here to get you sorted out, and throw a few Church Drunk wrinkles into the Big Blender of Cultural Misappropriation!
Episode 65 – Prophecies of Ice & Fire
Do you love Jesus? Well, you got a big week coming up! Do you love Game of Thrones? Well, your Palm Sunday might be all about John Snow & Co. Do you love Jesus AND Game of Thrones? Well, Dizzy & Ges are here to sing you a very special song of ice and fire and palms and crosses and cocktails!
Episode 62 – The St. Patrick Slither
It's the greenest day of the year, and Church Drunk is here to celebrate with you. Pour a Guinness (or Smithwick's - we're not here to judge), press play on your Dropkick Murphys playlist (or The Chieftains - we love them both!), and join us in a celebration of all things Irish and Catholic!
Episode 60 – Fat Tuesday!
King cakes are baking, beads are flying, and drinks are being tippled into every little sinner on Bourbon Street (well...even more so than usual), so it must be Fat Tuesday! Here at Church Drunk, we feel right at home on a quasi-religious holiday instituted specifically for drinking and gluttony, so join Dizzy & Ges for a very special bonus episode to close out Season 6 and/or kick off Season 7 of Church Drunk, and laissez les bon temps rouler!
Episode 59 – Scandal & Summit
Dizzy & Ges have been waiting with bated breath for the start of the Vatican summit addressing the scandal of abuse across the church. Well, the event has arrived, and it is...exciting? Disappointing? Hopeful? Shameful? E) All of the above? Depends on who you ask, most likely. But one way or another, wheels are turning (albeit at the typical Mother Churchy pace of a stubborn donkey pulling a tank through the mud into a stiff headwind). So join Church Drunk as we stew in hopeful frustration and muse about Scandal and Summit!
Episode 56 – Following Yonder Star
The presents are open, the ball has dropped, and discarded trees are slowly but surely making their way to the curb, but we here at Church Drunk will keep the party going for all 12 days of Christmas! Join Dizzy & Ges as we look ahead to the Feast of the Magi by discussing our own modern-day wise men (and women!) and what they would bring to the Baby Jesus birthday party.