This year has been pretty shitty all around; 2016 has given us the deaths of many great actors and notables, and this time of year tends to be the worst for depression and suicide attempts.
This movie is about coping with grief - the wrong ways. If you are having difficulty coping with loss or depression, please check out the links below for the suicide prevention lifeline and better ways to cope.
As always, feel free to drop us a line at ReelLifeChicago@gmail.com.
The Virgin Suicides IMDb: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0159097/
Mayo Clinic's tips for coping: http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/depression/basics/coping-support/CON-20032977
Looking for a secular therapist in your area? Check out Recovering From Religion's database here: https://www.seculartherapy.org/
We want to thank all of our patrons for supporting our new podcast. For that reason, we've decided to get you a special holiday episode all about the 1974 classic The Year Without a Santa Claus just in time for the 2016 Winter Solstice.
Join us as we travel to the North Pole; Southtown, USA; and Mother Nature's floating house in the clouds! In addition to discussing such amazing characters as Jingle, Jangle, and Iggy, you will get to hear Bethany's super awesome Santa Claus voice, as well as a brief jovial rendition of Heat Miser's song.
The Year Without a Santa Claus IMDb: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0072424/
Update: It's a Festivus Miracle! We wanted to give the gift of the extra holiday episode to all our listeners this Christmas. Thank you all so much for listening. Please enjoy!
Joining us as our first special guest is Trent L. Haskins, co-founder of the Chicago Atheist Society. Interested in following the CAS? Email ChicagoAtheistSociety@gmail.com or check them out on Twitter: @ChicagoAtheists
God's Not Dead IMDb: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2528814/
Joe Tennant Psychology Blog: https://joetennantpsychology.wordpress.com/2016/10/28/the-saga-of-wayne-grudem-part-1-is-voting-for-trump-moral/
Catching Faith IMDb: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3475020/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1
Fireproof IMDb; http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1129423/
For our first episode of the series, we watched Christian Mingle (2014), which is essentially a 103 minute commercial for a religious dating website. The movie follows non-Christian (but... actually theist, probably Christian) Gwyneth in her desperate ploy to find a man by signing up with Christian Mingle. Yes, that's both the name of the dating site in real life and the title of the movie.
Spoiler Alert: We're pretty sure this movie was made by aliens.
But what if my boyfriend really is a robot?! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9eOlH-yvGVw
Because Christians are mean: http://www.recoveringfromreligion.org/
Christian Mingle IMDb: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3398066/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1
Emotional Biker Moment Timestamp: 1 hour 36 minutes 25 seconds
Boy Meets Girl IMDb: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3007302/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1
The Addams Family IMDb: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0101272/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1