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Ep 32 - Oppenheimer: Seeking Between Black and White

Updated: Sep 1

Who would have thought a biopic adaptation of a 1000-page tome would become a summer blockbuster? Author Daniela A. Mera and returning guest Conor Hilton join us for a discussion of Christopher Nolan's Oppenheimer. How did we as Latter-day Saints wrestle with the film's ambiguous messages about the development of the atomic bomb as well as the portrayal of sexual infidelity? We think about the meaning of truly seeking for truth in difficult historical facts and a film with a messy message.

Our Ratings: Content: Telestial Artistic Merit: 5 popcorn balls Gospel Connections: 3.5 apricots

Best Books:

Liz - Dinner with the President by Alex Prud'homme

Carl - Ahsoka (Disney+); Men in Black 3

Daniela - Fourth Wing by Rebecca Yarros

Conor - The Cunning Man by DJ Butler and Aaron Michael Ritchey; Remembering Heaven

Podcast Shout-out:

Angels and Seerstones: A Latter-day Saint Folklore Podcast


Deseret News: Opinion: The film ‘Oppenheimer’ — the sex and nudity wasn’t necessary

Plutonium and poetry: Where Trinity and Oppenheimer's reading habits met

Find Us:

Carl - Twitter: @CarlCranney

Liz -

Conor - Twitter: @TheConorHilton; that Salt Lake Tribune article

Daniela -; IG: @authordaniela.a.mera

Video editing by Liz Busby; Audio mastering by Carl Cranney

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