Bonus episode: Giles’ Premier Christian Radio Interview
The God in Film Podcast
by Giles Gough
1w ago
For this special bonus episode, we thought we'd give you a taste of our Patrons only content!  Back in November, Giles was interviewed by Chick Yuill on Premier Christian Radio. We talked about how I became a Christian, how I think church should engage with wider culture and of course, we talked about the genesis of the excellent 'God In Film Podcast'.  To support us, just go to https://www.patreon.com/godinfilmpodcast and choose from our 3 membership tiers, named 'Father Jim Cameron', 'The Very Reverend Kevin Smith' and the most popular and my personal favourite; 'Bishop Waller ..read more
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Miracle on 34th Street
The God in Film Podcast
by Giles Gough
1M ago
For our 2022 Christmas special, we're looking at the 1994 version of 'Miracle on 34th Street'. We interview Vaughn Joy, a PhD candidate at UCL who specialises in Christmas films. We spoke to Emma Barclay Watt about CAPs 'Job Club' and we got jumped by a surprise guest who insisted on telling us about the history of Father Christmas. In our Finding the Faith in the Film section, we look at separation of church and state, and the historicity of Jesus. For those who want to learn more about CAP job clubs. Check out: https://capuk.org/get-help/cap-job-clubs Or if you're in the Trafford area: emmab ..read more
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Midnight Mass
The God in Film Podcast
by Giles Gough
3M ago
For the fourth episode of our mini-season looking at horror, we’ll be looking at ‘Midnight Mass’, Mike Flanagan’s supernatural drama released on Netflix 2021. We’ll be looking at transubstantiation, what is spiritual abuse, different models of church leadership and why God will forgive pretty much anything.   Finding the Faith in the Film begins at 16:39.   *Apologies for the dodgy audio quality. We got it fixed for the next episode.   *** *** *** ***   The English translation of the Latin credits is..."tell Phil, by writing it out long hand in a letter. That seems the most ..read more
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Constantine
The God in Film Podcast
by Giles Gough
3M ago
TW: Discussion of suicide.   In this episode, we're looking at 'Constantine' the supernatural thriller starring Keanu Reeves & Rachel Weisz. We'll be looking at the idea of God and the devil making a wager, the spear of destiny, and christian attitudes to suicide.  Finding the Faith in the Film begins at 26:30.   Organisations who can help if you're struggling with thoughts of suicide or mental health: Samaritans: 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. You can call 116 123 (free from any phone), email jo@samaritans.org or visit some branches in p ..read more
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The Omen
The God in Film Podcast
by Giles Gough
4M ago
In our second episode of our horror mini-series, we look at 'The Omen', the 1976 end times horror directed by Richard Donner. We'll be looking at the Biblical origins of the figure of the anti-christ, the significance of 666 and some of the ramifications of the satanic panic.    Finding the faith in the film section begins at 23:37.   T/W - PLEASE NOTE: Whilst we don't go into it in any depth on the subject, we talk about the hysteria surrounding child-abuse. If anything related to that is tough for you, please skip between 37:58 and 50:42 ..read more
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The Exorcist
The God in Film Podcast
by Giles Gough
4M ago
For our brand new mini-series on horror, we’ll be kicking off with ‘The Exorcist’. The seminal 1973 horror film directed by William Friedkin and written by William Peter Blatty. We’re going to take a look at what a real exorcism looks like with our special guest, Tim Hillier, who works as part of the deliverance team for the Diocese of Guildford, the biblical examples of exorcism, the sketchiness of Ouija boards and the possible misuse of exorcisms.   Finding the Faith in the film begins at 38:17 (it’s a bit of a long one this episode guys ..read more
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Blade Runner
The God in Film Podcast
by Giles Gough
7M ago
For the 40th anniversary of its original release, we take a look at ‘Bladerunner’, Ridley Scott’s 1982 film that’s become a touchstone of postmodern cinema. We'll be looking at the fires of orc, Plato's Cave and Roy Batty's last act. We're joined by Andy Godfrey, film critic for Sorted Magazine and the Good News newspaper, who brings some fantastic insights.   Finding the Faith in the Film begins at 20:10 ..read more
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The Passion of The Christ
The God in Film Podcast
by Giles Gough
10M ago
For our Easter special of ‘God In Film’, we'll be looking at Mel Gibson’s 2004 cinematic masterpiece; ‘The Passion of The Christ’. In our longest ever episode, we're joined by Louisa Jane Smith from the R.E Podcast to talk to us about the historicity of Jesus, we address the issue of racist a** Melly Gibson, and we talk about alternative theories to the resurrection. Phil questions his atheism, and we come down hard on spooky weirdos. Our Magdalene short film can be found here: https://youtu.be/Y_0j6o9Qsv4 Finding the FACT in the Film begins at: 43:17 (I told you this episode was long ..read more
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Christmas special - A Muppets Christmas Carol
The God in Film Podcast
by Giles Gough
1y ago
For our 2021 Christmas special, we’ll be looking at ‘A Muppets Christmas Carol’, the definitive version of Charles Dickens’ Christmas classic. We analyse the representations of the Ghosts of Christmas Present & Yet To Come, how Christmas might just have gotten just a teensy bit secularised over the years and why Dickens might be responsible for that! With our fantastic guest Julia Hall to tell us about how the film came to be, this is definitely what you want to be listening to while you’re driving home for Christmas!   Finding the Faith in the Film section begins at 21:15 ..read more
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Fleabag
The God in Film Podcast
by Giles Gough
1y ago
For the final episode of our special series on TV shows, we’ll be looking at Phoebe Waller-Bridge’s seminal comedy, ‘Fleabag’. We’ll be looking at the corrosive effects of ‘purity culture’ on 90s kids and the practicalities of being a celibate virgin on the dating scene well into your thirties. We interview Emma Watkins, a fellow Fleabag superfine and are joined for hosting duties by Claire Gough. Whilst this is a clean podcast, we don't recommend listening to this one with children, or your nan. Apologies for my sound not being great in the latter half of the pod, I gave the good microphone t ..read more
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