The Catholic Geek Radio Show: War of the Dragons 08/13

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The August 13th podcast will be live at 7:00 PM, Eastern, and include eight Dragon Award nominated authors for 2017, including

The Catholic Geek: Awakened Modern 05/21

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Every Sunday at 7PM Eastern, Declan Finn hosts a podcast, The Catholic Geek Radio show.

Tonight, Authors Hal Greenberg and Walt Ciechanowski will join host Declan Finn as they discuss the anthology The Awakened Modern.


Walt Ciechanowski is an award-winning author and developer who primarily writes for the roleplaying games industry, contributing to such lines as DC Adventures, Doctor Who, Dungeons & Dragons, Mutants & Masterminds, Rotted Capes, and Victoriana. He is also a founding contributor to Gnome Stew and has co-written several books offering roleplaying advice. Outside of the roleplaying game industry, Walt has also contributed a short story to the anthology The Stories in Between. Walt lives in Springfield, Pennsylvania with his wife Helena and his three children, Leianna, Stephen, and Zoeanna. 

Hal Greenberg is an ENNIE winning art director, author, game designer, lead on anthologies, and world builder. Some of his works include the world of The Awakened®, Sisterhood of the Blade®, Bluffside: City on the Edge, Approaching Dawn: Witching Hour. Hal has worked with such industry veterans as Monte Cook, Todd Lockwood, Jeff Easley, Jim Butler and many more. He has been a guest at GenCon, Necronomicon, and Salty Bay Con. Hal is a divorced father of two, with one dog, who resides in Florida. His hobbies include collecting: books, games, movie and TV props, art (sci-fi/fantasy and animation), watches, knives, and swords. He has also recently taken up the art of Bonsai with his daughter. Hal enjoys playing RPG’s (online and in person), board and card games, and binge watching Netflix® in his spare time. You can find him on Facebook at realhalgreenberg.

Who-ology and Reel World Theology

There is an interesting podcast called Reel World Theology that explores the theological questions found in movies and is an interesting listen. They also write blog posts and I saw an interesting series of them going through the episodes of the new series of Doctor Who, so I thought i’d bring these to your attention. This particular ones looks at episode S01E07, The Long Game.

“The Long Game,” written by Russell T Davies and directed by Brian Grant, takes the Doctor, Rose, and newly-acquired companion Adam (episode 6: Dalek) to Satellite 5, a space station in the year 200,000 that broadcasts news across the entire human empire.

DOCTOR: The Fourth Great and Bountiful Human Empire. Planet Earth is at its height, covered with megacities, five moons, population 96 billion, the centre of a galactic domain that stretches across a million planets and species.

Straight away, the Doctor smells something fishy on Satellite 5 (not literally). It is the hub for all news communication to the human empire, and yet it seems regressive both technologically and ideologically. He postulates that humanity is approximately 90 years off evolutionary course–a prediction as well as confirmed by the information that Satellite 5 began broadcasting 91 years previous.

The Doctor’s main curiosity is that the “news” station is filled with reporters who are so focused on themselves (everyone wants to be promoted to floor 500: where the “walls are made of gold”) they don’t notice that the world around them doesn’t quite make sense. He realizes this in his interactions with journalist Cathica: As he grills her about life on Satellite 5, she reveals that not only does she not have any coherent answers, but she’s never even pondered basic facts about her environment.

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