Episode 8: Out of this World

By Zippy the Wonder Snail | Posted at 11:59 AM

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The Zippy Boys return in an out of this world episode. This week, we turn to the story around the stellar Olympian Simone Biles, the meteoric private space tourism race and the other worldly comfort of our God in the Psalms. We also continue the Summer of the Mini-Series discussion, returning to Tinker, Tailor, Solider, Spy.

Show Notes

Simone Biles

Jason and Tim discuss the news around one of the most accomplished Olympians, Simone Biles, and her withdrawal from many of the events of this summer’s Olympic Games. They consider the points Jason outline in his earlier piece about Bile’s withdrawal.

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The Private Space Race

There has been a lot of noise online about the private space race between billionaires Elon Musk, Jeff Bezos and Richard Branson. Is this really just a frivolous fight between people with too much money?

Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy

Picking up from Episode 5, Jason checks in on Tim’s progress through the late 1970’s mini-series Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy. Along the way, they consider how George Smiley resonates for those who have experienced unfair attacks as whistleblowers.

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Comfort from the Psalms

Tim and Jason turn to the Book of Psalms and talk about how they give us comfort in all the different situations of life we experience.

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Zippy the Wonder Snail is a podcast zipping through the news and culture that impacts you, co-hosted by Timothy R. Butler and Jason Kettinger.

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