Jimmy Akin Podcast

TNG's The Offspring is a significant foundation for the Picard series. Jimmy Akin, Dom Bettinelli, and Fr. Cory Sticha examine the connections and delve into questions of artificial personhood, parents' rights, and what Riker's intentions really were toward Data's daughter.

Direct download: SST107.mp3
Category:Secrets of Star Trek -- posted at: 4:00pm PDT

St. Thomas Aquinas was one of the great intellects in Christian history who wrote on many subjects, including topics we would consider occult. Jimmy Akin and Dom Bettinelli discuss what Aquinas had to say about astrology, crystal healing, amulets, demons, ghosts, psychic powers and more.

Direct download: MYS105.mp3
Category:Jimmy Akin's Mysterious World -- posted at: 7:30am PDT

When the Doctor and Amy are called London under the Blitz by Churchill, they encounter an unexpected ally. Jimmy Akin, Dom Bettinelli, and Fr. Cory Sticha discuss how this episode sets up the Doctor's interactions with the Daleks throughout the Moffatt period of the show.

Direct download: WHO182.mp3
Category:Secrets of Doctor Who -- posted at: 12:00pm PDT

When the Enterprise men hear the siren call of the Lorelei, Uhura and Christine Chapel have to take command to save them. Jimmy Akin, Dom Bettinelli, and Fr. Cory Sticha discuss this animated story that finally gave Uhura the command opportunity she long deserved.

Direct download: SST106.mp3
Category:Secrets of Star Trek -- posted at: 4:00pm PDT

For centuries, acupuncture has been used to treat a variety of conditions. Jimmy Akin and Dom Bettinelli explore its origins, how it's supposed to work, what it can really treat, and if it's real or all just a pseudoscience.

Direct download: MYS104.mp3
Category:Jimmy Akin's Mysterious World -- posted at: 7:30am PDT

The 3rd Doctor gets to play at James Bond. Jimmy Akin and Dom Bettinelli talk about this Cold War spy-thriller-style story that also includes the Master, a dangerous alien entity, a prison riot, and a weapon of mass destruction.

Direct download: WHO181.mp3
Category:Secrets of Doctor Who -- posted at: 12:00pm PDT

When the Original Series dealt with the idea of transferring your consciousness to an android body, it came to different conclusions than modern Trek. Dom Bettinelli and Jimmy Akin discuss how times and attitudes have changed since then.

Direct download: SST105.mp3
Category:Secrets of Star Trek -- posted at: 4:00pm PDT

In the 1970s, scientists began investigating a psychic phenomenon known as remote viewing for the US government. Last week, Jimmy Akin and Dom Bettinelli looked at the history and now they look at the evidence for remote viewing and how it would be viewed from a faith perspective.

Direct download: MYS103.mp3
Category:Jimmy Akin's Mysterious World -- posted at: 7:30am PDT

For Amy's first real adventure, the 11th Doctor takes her to Britain in space. Jimmy Akin, Dom Bettinelli, and Fr. Cory Sticha discuss the nature of a society that agrees collectively to ignore a horrific truth in order to feel better about a decision, letting the end justify the means.

Direct download: WHO180.mp3
Category:Secrets of Doctor Who -- posted at: 12:00pm PDT

When Harry Mudd uses a time loop to steal Discovery, only Stamets is able to figure out what's going on. Jimmy Akin, Dom Bettinelli, and Fr. Cory Sticha discuss the return of Harry Mudd, the similarities to TNG's "Clues", and how this story provides a break from the season's grim feel.

Direct download: SST104.mp3
Category:Secrets of Star Trek -- posted at: 4:00pm PDT

CIA scientists began investigating psychic powers in the 1970s, including a power known as remote viewing. Jimmy Akin and Dom Bettinelli discuss the surprising successes they reported with remote viewing, the secret Stargate program established to exploit it, and whether any of it is plausible.

Direct download: MYS102.mp3
Category:Jimmy Akin's Mysterious World -- posted at: 7:30am PDT

The 2nd Doctor has to free a human colony from mind-controlling intelligent crabs? Jimmy Akin, Dom Bettinelli, and Fr. Cory Sticha discuss this story now found only in an animated reconstruction, including how the animation makes it an even better story than the original.

Direct download: WHO179.mp3
Category:Secrets of Doctor Who -- posted at: 12:00pm PDT

As the Enterprise encounters a primitive world, they learn a lesson about the Prime Directive. Jimmy Akin, Dom Bettinelli, and Fr. Cory Sticha the themes of respect for cultures and exploitation, environmental pollution, and the other side of alien abduction in this story.

Direct download: SST103.mp3
Category:Secrets of Star Trek -- posted at: 4:00pm PDT

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