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Disney Town Hall, Messiah Season 1 and the Oculus Quest
In this episode: Disney Town Hall, translating Scotland, Messiah S01, Stories about Steve Jobs, Winter Soldier WandaVision and Loki on Disney Plus and the Oculus Quest.
The Best Stories Are Personal Stories
I tell you how I’m reworking 7 year old footage from Australia and New Zealand into a series of documentaries that should feel like they’ve been filmed recently. The secret to an engaging production is not its technical quality, but the personal angle of the story!
Star Trek Picard; Obi-Wan series on hold and the Oculus Quest
News: Speaking at Disney’s Town Hall meeting
Movies/TV: My reaction to ST Picard. Worth a subscription to Prime or CBS All access?
Peculiar Bunch: the retreat – how I’ve changed
Books: Review: the Ride of a Lifetime by Bob Iger
Scifi: We need to talk about the Obi-Wan series being put on hold
Tech: Why I decided to get an Oculus Quest
8 Book reviews and strategies for YouTube growth!
https://mcdn.podbean.com/mf/web/ckvuf2/AFR2020WK03.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: RSS | More The first episode in the new year of my revamped podcast exclusive to my patrons. This week: An update on my new YouTube channels A […]
The Witcher, The celibacy book controversy, how to read one book per week
https://mcdn.podbean.com/mf/web/rz728i/FR2020WK03.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: RSS | MoreIn this episode, I review the Netflix series ‘The Witcher’, I discuss the controversy about cardinal Sarah’s book about celibacy and I tell you how I […]
My father has dementia – This is what he teaches me
https://trideo.podbean.com/mf/play/y2etb6/WLK255.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: RSS | MoreOn the second day of Christmas, we all went to celebrate Christmas with my father, who is in a care center and has vascular dementia. Subscribe […]
What I’ve learned from successful media producers
https://mcdn.podbean.com/mf/web/i6azyk/WLK254.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: RSS | MoreIn this episode of The Walk, Fr. Roderick shares what he has learned about community, audience growth and engagement during the last couple of weeks. Subscribe […]
The Irishman, Church closure, R5-D4, YouTube and Podcasting Plans for 2020
https://mcdn.podbean.com/mf/web/xz2rm9/FR0132.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: RSS | MoreMentioned in this episode: From a Certain Point of View (Star Wars) Subscribe to the podcast feed via RSS | iTunes | Google Play. Follow Trideo […]
Plex Television review, Successful Aging, Saint Nicolas and setting up a 4K TV
In this episode of my weekly podcast, I talk about the Saint Nicholas tradition in the Netherlands, I review the new Plex TV content, I review a book about successful aging and I share my experience of installing a new 4K TV as my main PC monitor.
Living With Yourself, Our Planet, Advent resolutions, Down and Out in the Magic Kingdom
In this episode: Documentary making; Reviewing The Mandalorian; Living with yourself (Netflix); Our Planet Behind the Scenes (Netflix). Plus, My Advent resolutions regarding work/life balance and much more!
The Imagineering Story; Winter Feasts and the poor; Half-Life: Alyx
In this episode: trying to clear the way to Christmas; reviewing The Imagineering Story and film preservation; winter Feasts for the poor; the Hero’s Journey in The Hero with a Thousand Faces by Joseph Campbell (1949); Google’s Stadia; Half-Life sequel in VR announced by Valve; Half-Life: Alyx. Plus, new filming equipment in 2020: looking for a gimbal, better microphones and a drone.
Disney+: Christmas Morning in November!
News: recording a Late Night show…
Movies/TV: Disney+ new shows; The Good Place; for all Mankind; Outlander
Peculiar Bunch: private revelations in the Catholic Church. Read this article by Jimmy Akin: Nine Things You Need to Know About ‘Maria Divine Mercy’
Books: Revenge of the Sith novelization, The world according to Star Wars by CASS R. SUNSTEIN
Scifi/fantasy: Apple’s AR glasses roadmap and TV production on a cellphone.
Giving myself permission to follow my own way
I share the process of constructing the narrative for a documentary I’m making. How do I keep viewers involved? What can I learn from the popularity of reaction videos when it comes to personal storytelling? And what to do with lingering feelings of self-doubt about my ability to produce good content in my own personal way?
Joker vs. Star Wars, For All Mankind, Faith & Science, Fantastic Beasts III and Google buys Fitbit
In this show: For all Mankind on Apple TV+ early review; Faith and Science; Yes Please by Amy Poehler; Master and Apprentice by Claudia Gray; Fantastic Beasts III; Joker vs. Star Wars; Google buys Fitbit.
All Hallows & Saints, my ‘Joker’ review, vlogging mishap, Star Wars in trouble?
In this episode: Back from Scotland and Rome; my ‘Joker’ review; Halloween, All Saints Day, All Souls Day; Becoming Superman by Michael Straczynski (ongoing review); Game of Thrones showrunners exit Star Wars project; Vlogging mishap with the Zenfone 6.
Second Age Tales, Raising Dion, Becoming Superman, Gratitude, Dream Projects
In this episode: why I’m traveling to Scotland and Rome; reviews: Raising Dion (Netflix), Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows part 1; gratitude and social media; J. Michael Straczynski’s ‘Becoming Superman’ first impressions; what do we know about the Amazon Prime series about Middle-earth’s Second Age? My dream projects for next year.
George Lucas’ Sequel Treatments, Picard & Discovery, the Amazon Synod, Old Man’s War and Ewoks
George Lucas felt betrayed by Disney because they didn’t use his story treatments for the Star Wars sequels. But does that mean we’ll never see these stories again? Hold my blue milk. Maybe Disney has something in store… Also in this episode: the Amazon synod and married priests; Picard, Star Trek: Discovery and utopian futures, John Scalzi’s Old Man’s War; a petition to bring back the Ewoks to Disney+; the Elgato Stream Deck.
In this episode: Spider-man stays in the MCU; The death of Aron Eisenberg; Watching season 4 of Deep Space 9; Sam Esmail’s Battlestar Galactica NOT a reboot; The Rosary and the role of the Virgin Mary; Book review: Louis Theroux – Getting Theroux This; Kevin Feige makes a Star Wars movie and Oculus Connect puts all cards on the Oculus Quest.
Star Wars on Disney+, Religious Vows, Area 51, Easter Island and the iPhone 11
https://mcdn.podbean.com/mf/web/rvwbit/FR0122.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: RSS | MoreFirst impressions after one week of Disney+, a review of the movies Geostorm and Novitiate, the real Lord of the Flies, Easter Island, Storm Area 51 […]
The Future of Stranger Things, Therese of Lisieux, the BTTF Test and VR Nausea
In this show: the importance of Stranger Things for Netflix, a review of The Invention of Lying (2009), Pope Francis about Therese of Lisieux, how to stay peaceful in a polarized (online) world? Rebel Rising by Beth Revis, VR Nausea and YouTube Highlights for creators.
We can all develop good and bad habits. Healthy habits, like eating well, taking time for sports and rest, can be very valuable for your overal well-being. The same is true for spiritual habits. But how can you establish better habits and eliminate the bad ones? Fr. Roderick shares some of his experiences.
Ghostbusters, Jedi Celibacy, Disney+ news and Virtual Dolphins
A retrospective review of Ghostbusters, addiction, celibacy, Jedi religion and other questions from the Millennium Falcon hangar, a review of Wil Wheaton’s book ‘The Happiest Days of our Lives’, Disney+ is announced for Canada, the Netherlands, Australia and New Zealand, virtual dolphins can help with chronic pain relief, Nature Treks and Real VR fishing for the Oculus Go.
How to slow down time by setting new goals
We all experience that time seems to pass by faster when we get older. But there is a remedy: change up your routines and challenge yourself by setting new goals. In this episode, Fr. Roderick shares some of his own goals for the upcoming months and reflects upon the teleological dimensions of faith. If you don’t know what that means, check out the episode 🙂
Virtues and The Dark Crystal, Another Life, Stranger Things, Lego and Ireland in VR
I review the Netflix TV series ‘Another Life’ and talk about the virtue of Hope in ‘The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance’. This and more in this week’s episode!
Fr. Roderick is back from his vacation in Ireland and analyzes the new trailer for Star Trek: Picard. Other topics in this episode: how to react to the recent mass shootings that shocked the US and to other, more hidden violence in the world, a review of a book about the making of the Lord of the Rings and the Hobbit movies, Lego Ninjago, The Great Hack, The Dark Crystal and more Zenfone/Android experiences.
Why Detective Pikachu disappoints; caterpillars and the Pope; Asus Zenfone 6 review
In this episode: reviews of Detective Pikachu and Lego Ninjago animated series; caterpillars, spiders and the Pope; Storytel vs. Audible; switching from iPhone 6 Plus to the Asus Zenfone 6 and much more!
Apollo 11 and the Purpose of Life
In this episode: a review of the Apollo 11 documentary and Stranger Things 2. Also, an answer to the question ‘Who needs a purpose for life? Isn’t it enough to return to the energy in the universe? Plus, Lego Tower and Wizards Unite first experiences and what is up with Jony Ives leaving Apple?
Men in Black International
In this episode: a review of Stranger Things Season 2 and of the new Men in Black movie, we talk about the commandment ‘honor your father and your mother’, how to keep reading regularly when you have so many other things to do, commenting on recent Star Wars rumors.
The return of Obi-Wan?
In this episode of my weekly podcast, I talk about the rumored return of Ewan McGregor as Obi-Wan, I review the HBO series ‘Chernobyl’, we talk about the history of celibacy, the Star Trek Logo on Mars, the book The Great Hunt by Robert Jordan, Jim Gaffigan’s book ‘Food: a Love Story’, streaming tech and the Beyerdynamic MMX 300.
Galaxy’s Edge, Pentecost, WWDC 2019 and Flavours of Youth
I talk about my upcoming trip to Rome and about long distance walking; I review The Dark Tower movie, John Wick and the Netflix anime Flavors of Youth; I explain Pentecost and talk about Blaise Pascal; a quick book update about Percy Jackson; my thoughts and impressions after the opening of Galaxy’s Edge, the disappointing news of WWDC (for me personally).
Father Roderick Reacts to the Star Wars IX Trailer
As is now tradition, Father Roderick reacts to the newest Star Wars trailer:
Angels and umbrellas
In this episode: looking back at the Vatican summit; reviews of Umbrella Academy (Netflix) and Alita: Battle Angel. Also, Prime has started marketing for their Middle-earth series with a cool map; more thoughts on the Vatican summit; and a first impression of Sodoma: Inside the Closet of the Vatican* after reading 30% of the book.
Thomas Aquinas, LEGO and Superheroes
In this episode: Mom is back home, Vatican hosts conference addressing abuse by clerics; Oscar Isaac about Star Wars Episode IX; The Expanse season 2; The Net with Sandra Bullock; Russian Doll. Also, Superhero feedback by Luis Escobar; LEGO as a spiritual Exercise; Timothy Zahn’s Quadrail series and the end of Opportunity’s mission on Mars.
More ghost-busting? Count me in!
In this episode: winter has arrived in The Netherlands and other parts of the world; the Star Wars fan-film Vader: Shards of the Past controversy; the teaser trailer for a sequel to the original Ghostbuster movies; discovering new layers in the Cana bible story and a first impression of Thrawn: Alliances by Timothy Zahn.
Spider-man Far From Home
In this episode: tough weeks are finally over; Spider-man Far From Home; Throw-away culture and consumerism vs. simplicity and the true cost of things; A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms by George RR Martin and the Silmarillion (audio-book); Google Home/Alexa Custom Hot-word hack; streaming with Ecamm.
Practically perfect in every way
In this episode of Father Roderick: The Christmas Break that wasn’t; Mary Poppins Returns; Bohemian Rhapsody; Spiderman – Into The Spiderverse; The Americans; Mortal Engines. Also, Italian children’s gift-giving witch explained; Ultima Thule and hacking Alexa.
Buy less, give more
Singles’ Day, Black Friday, Cyber Monday, Thanksgiving, Christmas: the months of November and of December are more and more about buying and eating. We are relentlessly triggered to spend our money on stuff we don’t really need. In this episode, Fr. Roderick shares his experiences in buying less and giving more.
Strange Adventures in Facebook Marketing
The first episode of Trideo’s Star Wars documentary is live. What are the first reactions? Why is it so much harder to reach an audience on YouTube than it is on Facebook? Father Roderick shares his impressions during a morning walk in the woods. If you can help with the marketing and promotion of our productions, get in touch!
What Saint Nicholas Taught Me about Giving and Spending
In this episode I reflect on the holiday season and how it affects giving and spending.
The Next Big Leap
Sometimes there is a difference between what you are good at and what you are called to do. Being successful in what you do can become a glass ceiling that prevents you from further growth in life. My thoughts in this episode were triggered by a video in which Cliff Ravenscraft talks about the impact of the book The Big Leap on him. Take a listen!