"I laughed, I cried, it was better than Cats."
Yes, I can say that two-thirds of the above statement applies to me as of yesterday. I DID laugh (a lot). I DID cry (a little). But I'm not sure if it was better than Cats (you'll have to be the judge of that).
So what am I referring to, you may ask?
Well, I was honored to be a guest host on yesterday's edition of the Steelehouse Podcast. If you've never before listened to this podcast (and shame on you if you haven't yet, because I've blogged about it plenty, here ... and here), then you need to ... starting today!
The Steelehouse Podcast is a production of Steelehouse Productions, a full-service film & video production company based in Tulsa, Oklahoma. They launched their podcast earlier this year, and each week they offer a brand new discussion where they talk about God in pop culture ... because, as they remind us in each podcast intro: "God reveals himself continually to us in art, and we are constantly looking for him."
Cohosts Mark Steele (executive creative, Steelehouse Productions) and Jeff Huston (filmmaker, writer and critic, Steelehouse Productions) delve into books, movies, music, television and more (Mark is known for his "witty banter" and Jeff for his "intelligence" ... so it can get real entertaining, especially when they politely disagree!) on a new podcast every Friday.
In yesterday's podcast (titled "Bluehairs is a Synecdoche" ... and you'll have to listen to know what that's all about), I joined them in a discussion of "Favorite Musicals," and it was most appropriate as Disney's High School Musical 3: Senior Year just opened in theaters this week. So, if you want to hear a little bit about musicals, then listen. If you want to hear Mark and I do a little singing, then listen. And if you want to hear Jeff being impressed (finally!) by the podcast's "a capella jingles," then you should DEFINITELY listen.
And finally finally—and I'm not sure if I should be proud about this or not (?)—I helped to make yesterday's Steelehouse Podcast their LONGEST podcast ever (1 hour, 54 minutes). But here's the deal: the podcast is divided into "chapters," so you can skip ahead and listen to whatever chapter you want to (or don't want to) in each podcast. It's your choice! Make it as long or as short as you like. But whatever you do, please listen.