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A Bastard Reads the Bible
46 minutes | May 28, 2020
E13 - The Joseph Saga - Part 3 (Season 1 Finale)
In this season finale, we take a look at the aftermath of Joseph's reunification with his family, the Israelite people's move from Canaan to Egypt, and I ask whether or not any of this actually happened at all.
50 minutes | May 26, 2020
E12 - The Joseph Saga - Part 2
In this episode, we take a look at Joseph's life in Egypt, and I really sort of dig into this theory that Joseph is a bit of a master manipulator.
55 minutes | May 21, 2020
E11 - The Joseph Saga - Part 1
In this episode we meet Joseph and see how his saga - the bridge saga between the end of Isaac's life and the Moses narrative - begins.
40 minutes | May 19, 2020
E10 - Things are Heating Up
Both in real life (it's been SO hot here) and in the Bible - Jacob is a real piece of work.
52 minutes | Apr 30, 2020
E09 - Jacob & Esau - A Bowl of Stew!?
In this episode, we look at the rivalry between Jacob & Esau and marvel over the notion that someone would trade their birthright and inheritance for a bowl of stew.
37 minutes | Apr 28, 2020
E08 - Jacob & Isaac - The Offering
In this episode, we take a look at the extremely convoluted and manipulative story of Abraham being quite willing to murder his own child to prove his loyalty to God - not to mention the issue of the fact that God would even ask...
54 minutes | Apr 23, 2020
E07 - Abraham's Covenant, Sodom & Gomorrah, Sarah's Hope
In this episode, the Bastard looks at God's covenant of circumcision with Abram/Abraham, the destruction of Sodom & Gomorrah, and God's promise to give a child to Sarah
51 minutes | Apr 21, 2020
E06 - Abram & Sarai Do Things Wrong
In this episode, the Bastard looks at Abram and Sarai's multitude of shortcomings as they wander through the desert.
42 minutes | Apr 16, 2020
E05 - Noah's Descendents & The Tower of Babel
In this episode, the Bastard raises a curious eye toward the story of linguistic diaspora and how odd it is that it's shoe-horned into the telling of Shem's lineage.
44 minutes | Apr 14, 2020
E04 - Noah and the Flood
In this episode, the Bastard looks at the account of the Great Flood in Genesis and asks whether it's a literal story, an exaggerated one, or whether it even happened at all. Show Note: BRB is switching to a twice-per-week format and will now publish on Tuesdays and Thursdays, rather than Wednesdays, beginning next week on Tuesday, April 14.
39 minutes | Apr 7, 2020
E03 - Cain & Abel and the Lineage of Noah
In this episode, the Bastard talks about the story of Cain & Abel, asks where in the world the other humans on Earth came from, and then gets the lineage of Noah out of the way. Show Note: BRB is switching to a twice-per-week format and will now publish on Tuesdays and Thursdays, rather than Wednesdays, beginning next week on Tuesday, April 14.
39 minutes | Apr 1, 2020
E02 - Adam, Eve, and the Fall of Man
In this episode, the Bastard takes a look at the origin of mankind and explains whether it comes across as an actual historical narrative, or a furtherance of an origin story and a parable of fatality.
40 minutes | Mar 25, 2020
E01 - Creation
In the episode, the Bastard takes a look at Genesis 1, the creation story, and breaks down the issues he has with the language used. He also gives his final opinion on whether the earth is young or old.
5 minutes | Mar 5, 2020
Preview - A Bastard Reads the Bible
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