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  • Writer's pictureLiz Busby

Ep 17 - Howl's Moving Castle: The Heroism of Domesticity in a Weird World at War

Join us for a discussion about the weirdness that is Hayao Miyazaki's Howl's Moving Castle with William Morris, author of The Darkest Abyss: Strange Mormon Stories, and Ivan Wolfe, who throws trees for fun. We talk about the contrast between the book and the movie and why this movie's weirdness makes it a great anti-war film. We also talk about the uniqueness of a movie that focuses on housework as heroism, losing yourself in service, and the importance of commitment. Fry up some bacon on your local fire demon and listen to this great discussion.

Our Ratings: Content: Celestial Artistic Merit: 4 popcorn balls Gospel Connections: 5 apricots

Best Books:

Carl - Tales of the Jedi (Disney+)

William - The White Mosque by Sofia Samatar; The Cunning Man and The Jupiter Knife by D.J. Butler and Aaron Michael Ritchey


That Wilfred Owen poem Liz couldn't think of in the moment: Dulce et Decorum Est

A related essay from LDSPMA:

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Video & audio editing by Liz Busby

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