The Break

The Break

Hosted by: Fr. Roderick Vonhögen

A weekly show about faith and culture, with movie/tv reviews, questions and answers about faith, books, cooking, technology and video games.

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Episodes

The Break: How Young Sheldon Approaches the Existence of God

Recently, I've found myself binge-watching the TV show 'Young Sheldon'. This delightful comedy series offers a glimpse into the early life of Sheldon Cooper, the iconic character from 'The Big Bang Theory'...
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The Break: Rings of Power Season 2, The Hunt for Gollum and Mastering Notion

This podcast episode was recorded at a local coffeehouse in my hometown during a break with coffee and apple pie. I share my excitement about all the Tolkien-related news we got this week: the new trailer for Rings of...
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The Break: Baby Reindeer Gets Real; How Gaming Helps My Health; Apple's iPad Pro Misfire

In this episode of The Break, I take you outside for a visit to my local Italian ice cream parlor. I talk about what happened after the real stalker whose story was used as an inspiration for the Netflix TV-series...
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The Break: New iPads, the Ascension, Star Wars and Baby Reindeer

In this episode of The Break I talk about Apple's new iPads, about Speechify and other text-to-speech technologies, I review the end of The Bad Batch and the beginning of Tales of the Empire, I talk about the Netflix...
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The Break: Daisy Ridley's Return to Star Wars; Atlas, Transformers One and Twisters

In this episode of the Break I discuss what Daisy Ridley says about reprising the role of Rey in the upcoming Star Wars movie; I talk about The Bad Batch, Fallout and Star Trek and I react to the trailers for Atlas,...
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The Break: Why I Love Fantasy Festivals; X-Men 97, Fallout and the Vatican

This weekend, I'm looking forward to seeing a lot of my cosplaying friends again at Haarzuilens Castle during the Elfia Fantasy Festival. I vividly remember my first visit to this festival and how out of place I felt...
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The Break: Tales of the Empire and the one thing lacking in Star Wars: Outlaws

In this episode of The Break, I review the movie 'Tenet' by Christopher Nolan, I watch and review the trailer for Tales of the Empire and I share the one thing that is missing in the story trailer for the game Star...
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The Break: The future of Star Trek, the Star Wars Prequels today, when does faith become superstition?

There is one aspect of Star Trek Discovery that keeps bugging me now that the series enters its final season. And looking back on the Star Wars Prequels: do those movies still hold up after all these years?  I answer...
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The Break: Holy Week and Easter Explained, Fallout, Alien Romulus and Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes

In this week's episode of the Break I talk about Alien: Romulus, about the Fallout TV series and about the trailer for Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes. I also explain the background of Holy Week and Easter. In the...
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The Break: The Acolyte, The Three Body Problem and Wonka

In this episode of the Break I share my impressions of the trailer for Star Wars: The Acolyte, I review the first two episodes of the Netflix series The Three Body Problem and I tell you what I thought of 'Wonka'. In...
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The Break: The 2024 Oscars, Frieren, Resident Alien and Iron Gold

In this episode of The Break, I look back at this year's Academy Awards Ceremony, I share why 'Frieren' may be one of the deepest and most thought-provoking anime series I've ever seen and I tell you why Pierce...
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The Break: Across the Spiderverse, James Gunn & Superman, Pope Francis

In this episode: Movies & TV: My review of Spider-Man: Across the Spiderverse James Gunn starts filming Superman. Peculiar Bunch: the one thing I wish Pope Francis wouldn't do In the premium part of the show,...
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