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20 of The Best Podcast Episodes for Josh Larsen. A collection of podcasts episodes with or about Josh Larsen, often where they are interviewed.

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20 of The Best Podcast Episodes for Josh Larsen. A collection of podcasts episodes with or about Josh Larsen, often where they are interviewed.

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Romancing the Stone with Adam Kempenaar & Josh Larsen

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How did Robert Zemeckis go from commercial flops to a career-defining time-travelling trilogy of blank checks? It’s all thanks to his “guarantor” from 1984 - Romancing The Stone, starring Michael Douglas and Kathleen Turner. We invited Filmspotting’s Adam Kempenaar and Josh Larsen to dive into Zemeckis’ first commercial success and how it set the tone for a decade of hits.

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Sep 20 2020 · 2hr 19mins
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"Movies Are Prayers": Interview with Film Critic Josh Larsen

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Josh Larsen, co-host of the Filmspotting podcast, joins us to talk about how to be a better movie-watcher, the vocation of a film critic, and a "Top 4" list of films to engage the spiritual life. We encourage you to check out his new book, Movies Are Prayers (Intervarsity Press). SPOILER ALERT: for those who listen on the go, here's that the "Top 4" list: 12 Years a Slave (2013, Steve McQueen), Tree of Life (2011, Terrence Malick), Star Wars: A New Hope (1977, George Lucas), and My Neighbor, Totoro (1988, Hayao Miyazaki).


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Jul 30 2020 · 37mins

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Movies are Prayers (Gem with Josh Larsen)

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According to our guest, Josh Larsen, “Films and faith have been intertwined in my head since childhood. As a practicing film critic, I hope to encourage other Christians in a nuanced, aesthetically focused, and theologically rooted exploration of the art of cinema.”

Movies Are Prayers explores how modes of prayer—praise, confession, lament—are modeled by all types of films. In this fashion, Josh’s book illuminates the richness of both cinema and prayer. 

Josh Larsen is the co-host of the podcast Filmspotting. He is also the editor of Think Christian, a digital magazine on faith and culture, Larsen has influenced the minds of moviegoers on the applicability of stories to real life, spirituality, and faith for years. You can read Josh's movie reviews at his website, larsenonfilm.com

Connect with Josh:
Twitter @LarsenOnFilm
Facebook @larsenonfilm

Apr 13 2020 · 40mins
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Whiskey Talk with Josh Larsen, "Filmspotting"

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The guys start a new interview series, "Whiskey Talk," and their first guest is Josh Larsen, a Chicago-based movie critic who hosts the incredibly popular podcast Filmspotting. He is also the editor at Think Christian and author of Movies are Prayers. The guys talk with Josh about the nature of film criticism, how the average film-goer can start watching with a more keen eye, and how movies can be like prayers.

Meanwhile, they sip on a local Illinois whiskey, FEW Bourbon.

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Oct 24 2019 · 52mins

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Conversation with Josh Larsen

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Josh Larsen sits down with James Bryan Smith for a “Things Above Conversation” about Josh’s latest book “Movies are Prayers.” Josh is the co-host of the radio show and podcast Filmspotting, author of Movies Are Prayers, and editor and film critic at Think Christian, a website exploring faith and pop culture. He’s been writing and speaking about movies […]

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Aug 28 2019 · 57mins
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Teaching Your Kids How to Watch Movies - Josh Larsen (Ep 27.5)

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Every good parent wants to protect their kids from harm, whether it’s physical, mental, or emotional harm. And our lives are so complex, it’s often hard to fully understand why kids respond in certain ways to certain events. So when we consider what our kids can watch or should watch, it’s tough to work through all the variables and decide should I let my kids watch this or not? In this chapter, Josh unpacks his approach to helping parents make this decision. It’s not always straightforward, but there are a few guidelines we can use to help us keep our kids safe.

Check out the full show notes and resources for this episode at dailygrowthdiscipleship.com.

Aug 16 2019 · 20mins
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How Do Movies Become Prayers? - Josh Larsen (Ep 27.2)

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If movies are prayers, as the title of Josh Larsen’s book suggests, then it’s important for us to understand the role movies play in our lives and in the larger culture. If you think about what makes your favorite movie resonate with you so much, it’s probably because the prayer of that movie resonates with you. Your soul has identified with it and you've now latched on to it as an expression of the unspoken desire of your heart. And if this is true, then movies have the potential to affect our lives in some profound ways. And that’s why we wanted to go a little deeper with Josh in this chapter, and discover just how movies become prayers.

Check out the full show notes and resources for this episode at dailygrowthdiscipleship.com.

Aug 13 2019 · 20mins
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Special Guest: Josh Larsen | May 5, 2019

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Josh Larsen, author, film critic, and co-host of FILMSPOTTING, sits for a Q&A at Grace New Lenox with the Vicar.

May 05 2019 · 1hr 9mins
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#1822 - Movies are Prayers: Josh Larsen

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We speak to film critic and radio host Josh Larsen about his work and his recent book, Movies are Prayers

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Jul 22 2018 · 47mins
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#31 – Josh Larsen – Write Through The Roof

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Welcome to Write Through The Roof, the podcast for writers who want to improve their craft.

Episode 31 with Josh Larsen – film critic, editor & broadcaster

“Sometimes it’s not fair to the film to dash something off the hour after you’ve seen it.”

Episode 31 – Josh Larsen – Show Notes
  • Editing every day
  • Writing outside with tea or an IPA
  • Daily newspaper movie criticism background
  • Pop culture and faith, akin to feminist film criticism
  • Working with good editors, the demise of newspaper industry
  • Still wrapping mind around faith based film criticism
  • Horror movies and faith
  • Print deadlines – stressful but the best training. A negative can be writing too quickly
  • Manohla Dargis, Richard Brody, Dana Stevens, Roger Ebert, Pauline Kael

“I miss having an editor to bounce ideas off.”

“There’s no time for writers block. It’s a luxury.”


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May 20 2018 · 20mins