February 16, 2018

"The Good Place is the most unexpectedly profound show on television. NBC’s afterlife sitcom, which just concluded its second season, stars Kristen Bell as an impostor in paradise and Ted Danson as her supernatural overseer. It begins by skewering shallowly sentimental...

December 5, 2017

Haley Stewart and Christy Isinger brought me onto their podcast, Fountains of Carrots, to talk about season 2 of Stranger Things. We chatted about the show, its themes, and what it could teach us (especially those of us who are parents.) Here's what they wrote about th...

November 6, 2017

"In a review of the show’s first season, Joshua Rothman described Stranger Things as something like “Lovecraft in suburbia.” The looming, multi-armed monster presented as a new archfoe in the latest season certainly suggests the showrunners—identical twins Matt an...

September 14, 2017

I stopped by First Things to record a podcast on Game of Thrones and A Song of Ice and Fire. Julia Yost and I discuss the moral universe of the book series (and the HBO show based on it), with some digressions into the neoconservatism of dragons and the way Westeros's...

January 13, 2017

At First Things, I'm featured on both segments of this podcast. In the first segment, I talk about Silence (the book and the film) with Julia Yost. In the second segment, Leah and I join Julia to discuss the BBC's Sherlock, and the ways it went wrong by making its worl...

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