• Liz Busby

Ep 1 - Encanto: We Don't Talk About Expressive Individualism

Updated: Sep 1

We open our podcast with an episode on Disney's 2021 family musical, Encanto. And we actually mostly don't talk about Bruno. Listen for our thoughts about the portrayal of families in film, psychology and trauma, and whether this film has too much expressive individualism.






Our Ratings: Content: Celestial Artistic Merit: 4 Popcorn Balls Gospel Connections: 4 Apricots


Best Books:

Liz - Irreversible Things by Lisa Van Orman Hadley (novelized memoir)

Daniel - It Takes Two (video game)

Nathan - The Brehon Laws course by Kevin Flanagan, about the ancient Irish law system

Ben - The Knowledge Gap by Natalie Wexler (nonfiction book)

Carl - Lost in Space (Netflix series)


Links:

Great "making of" featurettes on Youtube:

Behind the Lyrics - about the Columbian influences on the film

A Journey Through Music - each character has a different musical style

Let’s Talk About Bruno - specifically about the song LDS Geeks - How Encanto Destroys the Mean Girl Trope

For more on Expressive individualism, see “Worldview Apologetics: Revealing the Waters in Which We Swim,” Jeffrey Thayne, 2021 FAIR Conference

Camille N. Johnson, "Invite Christ to Author Your Life," Oct 2021 General Conference


Find Us:

Liz - lizbusby.com

Daniel - Nauvoo Neighbor, Public Square

Nathan - nathanrichardson.com

Ben - Radical Civility podcast (YouTube, Google podcasts), Public Square

Carl - FB: Carl Cranney


Video editing by Robert Hill

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