TanakhCast #81: The Speaking Truth to Power Edition

How doth the city sit solitary, that was full of people! How is she become as a widow! She that was great among the nations, and princess among the provinces, how is she become tributary!

In this week’s episode: 1 Kings 20-22.  We conclude the Book of Kings with a consideration of satire and prophecy, or is it prophecy and satire?

And ICYMI, Jamelle Bouie’s piece at Slate about Jon Stewart’s (welcome) retirement.

 

 

TanakhCast #78: The Totally Did Have Sex With Those Women Edition

Screen Shot 2016-05-01 at 21.55.55 PMIn this week’s episode: 1 Kings 8-11.  We continue in the Book of Kings with sex, scandal, power and who gets blamed for all of it.

And here’s Monica’s TED talk entitled “The Price of Shame”.