When co-host Bill Jack brings his new Kindle to podcast with Jeff Baldwin, just the kind of meltdown you would expect ensues. But instead of more of the same ranting and raving, Jeff’s initial statement about Bill’s Kindle triggers a long, fruitful discussion of Marshall McLuhan’s assertion that “The medium is the message.” Is there any truth to this cliche? Why should Christians understand its import? And most importantly, aren’t books the best medium?
Monthly archives for May, 2012
Does this podcast seem even wackier than usual to you? Blame it on Roswell, New Mexico — home of the UFO Museum and countless cartoon aliens. Jeff and his family recently returned from a brief vacation in Roswell, so perhaps alien abduction can account for just how scrambled Jeff and Bill’s brains seem to be. Briefly, this show has it all: Roadkill Cafe, a travelogue for Carlsbad Caverns, What We’re Reading Now, a short rant about tattoos and Facebook — and somewhere in the middle there’s a fairly serious discussion of the best privately-run park in the country, offered as an alternative to government-run parks. This one has everything! Except coherence.