Orthodoxy and Heterodoxy
Fr. Andrew-Stephen Damick presents much of his research for the book published by Ancient Faith of the same title. It's a comprehensive comparison/explanation of Christian denominations and other religions as compared to Orthodoxy. It's great for people who want long-form podcasts as opposed to podcasts that are less than 20 mins. an episode. -- Nancy Gilbert
Really aesthetically pleasing Japanese home cooking.
You Suck at Cooking
Satirical, short, easy cooking videos. Even has a few vegan recipes that you could check out!
Oprah Winfrey's 2020 Vision Tour
Inspiring interviews with celebrities, authors, and leaders about their vision for this year.
This one is Oprah sharing her own personal story of forgiveness and transformation. “Everything that has happened TO you has happened FOR you.”
YOUTUBE VIDEOS on Orthodox Christianity
This is a very engaging and edifying channel for kids and adults. The short to mid-length videos are retelling stories of the lives of the saints and some videos are rich commentary on Orthodox teachings. The pictures and videos are lovely, lively and colorful. – Lisa Ballew
MOVIES & SERIES
The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel
The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel was based on the novel These Foolish Things written by Deborah Moggach. Moggach’s novel made some serious points about caring for an increasingly elderly population by describing a current economic environment in which retiring has become an expensive feat. Additionally, in a society riddled with ageism, it’s empowering to see a cast full of fantastic actors who are well-respected and actively casted in Hollywood films well into their early 80’s. Along with publishing novels, Deborah Moggach has written multiple screenplays, including contributing to the screenplay of The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel. Madden’s interest in the Marigold story is driven by a desire to examine the pink elephant in the room: the elderly. “In the world of cinema, you don’t see it very often,” says Madden. “You don’t often see the challenges of that point in your life dealt with as a subject.”
Crash Landing on You (On Netflix)
I highly recommend this series. Probably the best love story I have seen. Great mix of comedy, action & romance. This series has 16 episodes most running about 90 minutes.
This series was the #2 watched series in Korea of all time. It is Korean with subtitles. You will quickly forget the subtitles once you are wrapped up into this show. Enjoy, and be sure to have tissue near by. – Chuck Sasala
The movie Sideways launched the world's discovery of the Santa Ynez Valley and Santa Barbara's wine region. This is a road movie. I've always found that in difficult times films that take us on a journey can be a wonderful form of distraction and wonder. Savor this funny, subtle and deeply compassionate film – and I'd recommend opening a nice bottle of wine as you watch... Roger Durling –SB International Film Festival