Happy Holy Week! (But not too happy.) As we enter this most solemn (and joyful?) week of celebration (and remembrance), we Church Drunkards cannot help but notice that the whole progression from Palm Sunday to Easter Vigil seems a bit confused (and awesome) in a way that says, "God is dead...but don't worry about it." It's like religious whiplash. And speaking of left turns, we gotta talk about Judas, you guys. We know that he told you your fish would die and the next day: dead! But the black sheep of the original 12 might just merit more than a passing Spy Wednesday reference. So grab something that tastes of betrayal, and join Dizzy & Ges for some Holy Week hijinks on Episode 102 - We Don't Talk About Judas!
Stations of the Cross 2022
The Stations of the Cross can be a slog, but that's kind of the point. If a playlist gives us an alternate way to pray the stations, and/or pray them more more frequently, then we'll just keep on listening and praying and posting, and someday things have to get better, right? Right? RIGHT? I mean, the tomb eventually stands empty, and there is rejoicing in the streets. But, as the stations remind us, we don't get there without the grind. Eyes on the cross. One foot in front of the other. Prayers up.
Episode 101 – Pounding a 40
So we can all agree that Lent is waaaaaaaay tooooooo looooonnnnng, correct? I mean, 40 days is a symbolic number, and it's great and all, but what if Lent was, you know, shorter? Like, roughly 38 days and 8 hours shorter. In a post-apocalyptic world where Lent lasts only 40 hours instead of 40 days, Dizzy & Ges have got you covered with a little Lenty boot camp. So grab a cold glass of something penitential (it exists - you just gotta want it!) and join us for Episode 101 - Pounding a 40!
Episode 100 – This Here Libation
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 99 – The Drunk Life of St. Josaphat’s Anchoress
For our last dip in the double digits, we decided to cast off lenten austerity measures and get a little crazy. And by crazy we mean tipsy. And by tipsy we mean it's time for Drunk Lives of the Saints! It's a Church Drunk tradition, so grab something slightly toxic, and join Dizzy & Ges for a very special Episode 99 - The Drunk Lives of St. Josaphat's Anchoress!
Episode 98 – Arriving Fashionably Lent
Well, the bad news is that we missed Ash Wednesday...and the first Friday of Lent...and then the second Friday of Lent, also. But the good news is that Lent is friggin' loooooooong, and there's always a chance to jump in with rosary beads blazin' and some fish & chips in the fryer. As our dear, sainted mothers always said, "Better late than never, and better never show up without a drink to share." So join Dizzy & Ges for a look at the (shorter than planned) road ahead for Lent 2022 as we jump into Episode 98 - Arriving Fashionably Lent!
Stations of the Cross Soundtrack 2021
Well, here we are again! Last year the Church Drunk Stations of the Cross Playlist arrived just in time to hunker down and ride out a few days weeks months eternities of pandemic lockdown, and now the 2021 version drops on a Good Friday where our hope is comprised of one part resurrection, one part vaccination, and one part quiet desperation. We'll get there, people! And after the long and winding road that we have been on, let us remember that the Stations of the Cross will always be the longest and windingest road of them all...but we don't have to walk them alone.
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!