TSBS Episode 3: I Never Thought the Pope was a Real Catholic Anyway

TSBS Episode 3: I Never Thought the Pope was a Real Catholic Anyway

We’ve done it again! We’ve recorded a THIRD episode of the Teen Skepchick Blog Show! We’re on a freaking roll, and I am mad excited about it. This month, Ali, Katie, Eddy, and I discuss – what else?! – Christmas! It’s a Christmas Extravaganza Bonanza! We talk about everything Christmas-y, and Katie makes everyone look like terrible people with her sweetness. Download it now! It’s not to be missed. Thanks to Eddy for editing and making us sound good.

References made by Mindy that make her seem super old:

Seinfeld, The Human Fund

A Christmas Story

You Oughta Know

Piney, the Christmas Mascot:

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(By the way, we’re working on getting this onto iTunes. You’ll be the first to hear about it when it happens.)

 

Mindy is an attorney and Managing Editor of Teen Skepchick. She hates the law and loves stars. You can follow her on Twitter and on Google+.

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  1. Great seeing the old podcast feed getting use again, and I hope this will be a regular podcast. My only complaint would probably be that the voices are a bit low (better than the last episode though). Putting it through an compressor or normalizer would probably help a bit.

    Being a Scandinavian it’s quite interesting to hear you talking about Christmas as a mainly Christian holiday, as we celebrate it in just about the same way, but most of our traditions don’t have anything to do with Jesus, other than the fact that the Christians around here have tacked on some psalms and Jesus songs. It’s certainly not a secular holiday though, since the holiday has other superstitious roots – our “Santa”, isn’t based on Saint Nicholas, but on folklore (Some info at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tomte). He’s the household ghost of either an ancestor or previous inhabitant (generally buried in a burial mound on the grounds) who looks after the house and livestock, whom you’re supposed to bring gifts, generally food in order to make sure he’ll protect the grounds. If you displeased him he would hurt or kill the family or the livestock. Our name for both the holiday (jul) and Santa himself (jultomten or just tomten) keep the pre-Christian roots. Of course, most people neither keep livestock or bury their family in mounds on the house lot these days, and while our tradition has just as superstitious roots we can celebrate it without any Jesus stuff, even though a lot of that tends to creep into the celebration anyway.

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