Garden or Freezer Fresh: A Conversation with Marshall King
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by The MennoBrarians
4d ago
This week, Abby and Erin chat with Marshall King, food writer and author of the book, Disarmed. We chat food memories and what it's like to write about food in a local context. We also chat about Marshall's writing of Disarmed: The Radical Life and Legacy of Michael "MJ" Sharp - the writing process, writing an honest story, and more.  Content Warning: During the portions of our conversation covering Disarmed, we discuss in non-graphic ways MJ's death while working in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.  Links to Marshall's writing:  Website (Hungrymarshall.com) Substack Dis ..read more
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Just Use the Canned Soup: A Conversation with Elizabeth Miller
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by The MennoBrarians
2w ago
This week, Abby and Erin chat with Elizabeth Miller, director of the Mennonite Historical Library and the Institute for the Study of Global Anabaptism, about both her current work, and her years spent with Mennonite Central Committee in Bogota, Colombia. We chat casseroles, parenting internationally, and learn a lot about Mennonites in Colombia. Learn more about Elizabeth's work: Institute for the Study of Global Anabaptism (ISGA) We always love hearing from listeners! You can reach us at plainwrongpod at gmail.com, or on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook. If you want to help support the po ..read more
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Christmas in July (or June): A Conversation with Kaleb Wyse from The Wyse Guide
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by The MennoBrarians
1M ago
This week, Abby and Erin are joined by Kaleb Wyse from the Wyse Guide. Kaleb creates content focused on life in rural Iowa - canning, gardening, recipes, home decor, etc. We chat about his experience creating and running a successful internet brand, sour kraut salad and graham cracker fluff, and debate the appropriate time to begin listening to Christmas music. Follow Kaleb and Wyse Guide: Wyse guide website and blog: https://www.wyseguide.com/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/WyseGuide/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/wyseguide/ YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/@WyseGuide We always l ..read more
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BB-8 Zweiback: Chatting about the Enneagram with Marathana Prothro
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by The MennoBrarians
1M ago
This week, we veer a bit away from our typical subject matter to chat about a topic that Erin and Abby find interesting:  the Enneagram.  We are joined by guest, Marathana Prothro, an Assistant Professor of Communication at Bluffton University who is also certified through the Enneagram Institute of Ohio. In our conversation with Marathana, we chat about how the Enneagram differs from other personality tools, how being Mennonite might impact how an Enneagram number presents or is interpreted, and spend a fair amount of time trying to help Abby determine what her Enneagram number mig ..read more
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Deceptive Haystacks: A Conversation with Historian Steve Nolt
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by The MennoBrarians
2M ago
This week, Abby and Erin meet with historian Steve Nolt, author of many books and articles about the Amish and director of the Elizabethtown College Young Center for Anabaptist and Pietist studies.  We chat about Steve's work and research, current projects, interesting questions he's been asked about the Amish, and what the word "haystack" means to him.  Steve has authored, co-authored, and edited many books and articles on the Amish. A few select items from that list include:  The Amish: A Concise Introduction (2016) A History of the Amish (3rd edition, 2016) The Emergence of ..read more
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A Journey Through Time: Wrapping up Season 5
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by The MennoBrarians
5M ago
This week we wrap up season 5! As a reminder, season 5 was shorter to accommodate Tillie's opportunity to lead a study abroad semester in Ecuador.  We chat about season 5, issue a few corrections, play a few bloopers, and provide updated stats.  We will be back soon with season 6! Plans are still underway, but after a bit of hiatus for planning and recording, Abby and Erin will be launching a season of interviews and episodes with guests - if you have recommendations for people we should talk to, please let us know!  We will provide Tillie updates during Season 6 as well, but ..read more
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I am weird and so are you: Discussing the book White Mosque with author Sofia Samatar
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by The MennoBrarians
6M ago
This week, the MennoBrarians discuss the book White Mosque with author Sofia Samatar. The White Mosque weaves together personal reflections on Samatar's experiences as a Mennonite, with the story of Samatar's trip to Uzbekistan to learn more about the sect of Mennonites who pilgrimaged to Ak Metchet in the 1880s. It's a fascinating read, and we recommend you all add it your reading list.   We discuss this slice of Mennonite history, famous-ish Mennonites, what it's like for a speculative fiction writer to write a memoir, and much much more.   You can find the White Mosque at Fables ..read more
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Fall Out Boy Rumspringa Concerts: A Discussion on the movie Sex Drive
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by The MennoBrarians
6M ago
This week, the MennoBrarians discuss the 2008 movie Sex Drive, which can currently be found on Netflix. Sex Drive is a coming of age comedy about three teens who take a road trip to Knoxville, TN, with a short detour through Amish country that really does include a Fall Out Boy Rumpsringa Concert. We chat trips with friends, Amish mechanics, the dangers of driving cars through corn fields, and much more.  Content note: due to the content of the movie we are discussing, be aware that our episode contains mild sexual references and innuendo.  We always love hearing from listeners! Yo ..read more
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Because of the Familye: Discussing An Amish Thanksgiving Blessing
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by The MennoBrarians
8M ago
This week, the Mennobrarians discuss the book An Amish Thanksgiving Blessing by Naomi Troyer. This short story tells the story of two rival Amish pumpkin farmers, Naomi and Joseph, competing to take home the grand prize in the annual fall festival for the largest pumpkin. And while those pumpkins do grow large, so do their feelings for each other.  We chat pumpkin recipes, fall festivals, Amish Thanksgivings, and read some passages from the text. Some of our favorite pumpkin recipes, for the next time you need to use up a 500 lb pumpkin  Pumpkin whoopie pies Pumpkin cinnamon rolls C ..read more
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Felix Manz, the Hot One: A Discussion on By Water (Heroes of the Radical Reformation Book 1)
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by The MennoBrarians
8M ago
This week the MennoBrarians discuss the graphic novel, By Water: The Felix Manz Story, the first in the Heroes of the Radical Reformation series. We chat martyrs, historical interpretations, message carrying sparrows, literal sausage parties, and all things Felix Manz.  Content warning: while not discussed in detail, this episode does reference the violent deaths of various martyrs throughout.  We always love hearing from listeners! You can reach us at plainwrongpod at gmail.com, or on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook. If you want to help support the podcast financially, please co ..read more
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