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Just Plain Wrong
37 minutes | 2 days ago
A Cozy Amish Podcast Episode: A book discussion on True Confections
Join us for a lively discussion on the book True Confections, an Amish "cozy" mystery romance set in an ambiguous Amish town. We chat about niche bakeries, the main character's investigative tactics, coffee soup, and try to determine what the heck a "savory cupcake" is.
49 minutes | 9 days ago
A Pointless Barn-raising: A discussion on Witness
This week, it's time for the MennoBrarians to tackle the 1985 film, Witness. As you can probably tell from the length of this episode, there was a lot to say, and we still managed to not even touch on the dancing and much of the bonnet removing! There may be a follow up episode some day. We do discuss how pacifism is portrayed, the romance, the unnecessary barn-raising scene, 1985 Harrison Ford, and why the Amish in Lancaster County were not pleased with the film. Content note: some violent scenes are discussed in non-graphic detail.
35 minutes | 16 days ago
Kissing in Buggies: A book discussion on A Sister's Wish
This week, the MennoBrarians discuss the book A Sister's Wish and the romance between Amelia and Simon. Will their love survive judgmental siblings, an attacking goat, and Simon's past? (Spoiler: yes). We also share more of your "Mennonite Moments!" Content warning: this episode discusses child abuse and themes related to abuse, mental health, and trauma, in a non-graphic manner.
37 minutes | 23 days ago
Surprise Tornados and Amish Taxis: A book discussion on An Unlikely Amish Match
In this episode, the MennoBrarians chat about the very Amish romance book, An Unlikely Amish Match. Set in Goshen, Indiana, this book tells the story of Micah and Susannah who overcome immaturity, premature judgments, tornados, ill-informed news people, strict grandparents, a jail stint and (somehow) more on their way to finding love.
38 minutes | a month ago
Haystacks and Rumspringa: A book discussion on Minding the Amish Baby
In this episode the MennoBrairians discuss the Amish Romance novel, Minding the Amish Baby. Tune in for a lively discussion on haystacks (food, not field), Rumspringa, and what makes a baby an "Amish baby." Note: This is actually the first episode of Just Plain Wrong ever recorded! Because of that there are perhaps a few more audio blips than usual as we were still figuring things out about audio and internet. It also means that some references are to things happening in the fall of 2020, rather than present day.
33 minutes | a month ago
Let's Get Rebellious: A book discussion on The Mennonite Queen
This week, the MennoBrarians discuss the historical fiction book The Mennonite Queen. This novel follows princess Isabella of Poland and her lover Johan, a stable boy and secret Anabaptist, as they flee Poland and head to Munster. Munster in 1534 is perhaps not the best place to be, and soon they escape and run into Menno Simons. Note 1: Clearly, we believe there are about 5 different ways to pronounce "Munster." Apologies for the inconsistent pronunciations. Note 2: Content warning- this episode makes brief, non-graphic references to torture and execution in the context of martyrdom.
15 minutes | a month ago
Just Plain Wrong: Q & A Episode
In this episode, the MennoBrarians take a break from reviewing to answer some listener questions. How are books chosen? What's up with the intro music? Is Yoder really that popular of a surname? Who is a cake person and who is a pie person? All this and more will be discussed in our first Q & A episode.
35 minutes | 2 months ago
Cow dung or Ordnung! A discussion on For Richer or Poorer
In this episode, the MennoBrarians discuss the 1997 movie For Richer or Poorer. The film's plot revolves around a socialite couple that accidentally end up going into hiding in an Amish home while on the run from the IRS. Much hilarity ensures.
34 minutes | 2 months ago
Camels?!? A book discussion on His Pretend Amish Bride
In this episode, the MennoBrarians discuss the book His Pretend Amish Bride, an Amish romance with a bit of everything: deep dark secrets, evil villains, and camel farms.
27 minutes | 2 months ago
Intro to Just Plain Wrong
In this episode we introduce ourselves, the podcast, and provide a quick overview of Mennonite & Amish history and the Amish fiction genre.
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