Sep 18, 2020
This is the Babylon Bee Weekly News Podcast for the week of
In this episode of The Babylon Bee Podcast, Kyle and Ethan talk
about the week’s biggest stories like how Netflix is putting out
films to show how bad something is by having actors do that thing,
Democrats are threatening chaos and death if they don’t get their
way in November, and a woman is marrying a tree. Kyle and Ethan do
a rundown of the most weird stories of the Bible and come up with
great band names like Stabbing Eglon.
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Kyle has a church visit horror story.
Stuff That’s Good
Kyle LOVES They Shall Not Grow Old - 2018 documentary by Peter
Jackson featuring restored and colorized footage of World War I. No
narrator, no framing, no commentary, just audio of actual World War
I vets over the footage. Very few historical details, just the
soldiers’ experiences. An incredibly moving film.
Ethan likes Norm MacDonald’s Based On a True Story
BEARS WANT TO KILL YOU IS
Stories of the Week
New Netflix Movie Actually Murders Puppies To Teach That Murdering
Puppies Is Bad
Democrats Reveal They Have Planted Dynamite All Around Nation And
Will Blow It Up If Biden Isn't Elected
Summary: Democrats are offering their most persuasive case yet
for Biden's election claiming that ‘A Vote for Trump is a vote for
more violence’. They said if Biden is not elected president
they will detonate a series of explosives and millions will
- From Shadi Hamid at the
Atlantic “A loss by Joe Biden under these circumstances is the
worst case not because Trump will destroy America (he can’t), but
because it is the outcome most likely to undermine faith in
democracy, resulting in more of the social unrest and street
battles that cities including
Portland, Oregon, and
Seattle have seen in recent months. For this reason, strictly
law-and-order Republicans who have responded in dismay to scenes of
rioting and looting have an interest in Biden winning—even if they
could never bring themselves to vote for him.”
Academy Strips 'Schindler's List' Of Best Picture Award Due To Lack
Summary: Schindler’s List is considered to be one of the
greatest films about the holocaust and man’s ability to do good in
the midst of evil-- well until now. The Academy of Motion Picture
Arts and Sciences recently ruled that films without representation
from LGBTQ+ characters, people of color, and other oppressed groups
would not be eligible to win Oscars. Sorry Schindler’s List!
- According to The Academy’s new Best Picture rules—which go into
full effect in 2024—films
must meet at least two of four new standards that stipulate
roles both onscreen and behind the scenes be filled by people from
underrepresented groups, including race, women, LGBTQ and people
with cognitive or physical disabilities, including the deaf and
hard of hearing.
- Who says they decide what the best picture is? “You can’t be
the best unless you follow our rules” sounds like playground
- Among the critics was actress Kirstie Alley, who didn’t
mince words: “The new RULES to qualify for ‘best picture’ are
dictatorial…anti-artist…Hollywood you’re swinging so far left
you’re bumping into your own a**.”
- It’s almost as if the racists are suggesting the criteria for
best picture should be that it was a picture and it was the best
- Movies are one of the great ways to see into another culture
and understand them better. Cultures should get their own
Topic of the Week: Weird Bible Stories
There are a ton of beautiful, inspiring stories in the Bible. We
all know about those ones. But there’s also a lot of weird stuff.
Some nasty stuff too.
- The Bible shows us a true picture of reality, including the sad
and horrific stuff, as well as the bizarre stuff no one can
- Why do you think we shy away from telling these stories?
- Why do you think they’re in the Bible?
- Jael and the Tent stake
- Elisha and the she-bears
(2 Kings 2:23-24)
- Balam’s talking donkey
- Stabbing Eglon
- Ezekiel baking bread over poo (Ezekiel 4:9)
- God tells prophet Hosea to marry the prostitute Gomer
- Nebuchadnezzar cursed to eat grass for 7 years
- Elijah mocking the prophets of Ba’al- “Maybe your god is on the
(1 Kings 18)
- Guy who fell asleep during a sermon and fell out the window
- Actually did a
Bee article about this
- Paul resurrected him!
- Jesus letting the demons go into the herd of pigs
- Jesus curses the fig tree
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