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January 17, 2020

January 17, 2020

Talking about the “Things That Matter Most” on January 17, 2020

4:00 – Kresta Comments 

4:20 – Two Popes, Too Many Untruths

Like many Catholics, John Waters was frustrated as he watched the film The Two Popes – angered at the representation of Benedict and impatient with the tired narratives of Benedict and Francis. As the film progressed, he found himself engrossed by the characters but noticed the bore very little resemblance to the men they were purported to represent. He joins us.

5:00 – Will Iran’s Government Fail?

Iran’s supreme leader struck a defiant tone in a rare public sermon on Friday, calling the United States an “arrogant power” and telling tens of thousands of chanting worshipers that God’s backing had allowed his country to “slap the face” of the United States. This is the latest development in a situation that accelerated with the attack on the embassy and subsequent killing of Soleimani late last year. James Carafano joins us with his impressions.

5:20 – Oscars Recap and a Look at 1917

The nominations for the 2020 Academy Awards have been announced. We’ll take a look at them with Steven Greydanus and also discuss the new film 1917 and how it portrays the horrific futility of the First World War.