Education’s Broken, Walmart on Welfare, but…Everything is Awesome!

This week on the Homebrewed CultureCast Amy looks to Entertainment Weekly’s “Bulls Eye” for culture and then outs Philip’s deprived, candy-less upbringing. Andy Campbell sits in for Jordan and talks about pasta makers, bottling homebrew, and growing up with diabetic brothers.

In the Echo Chamber, Christian offers his thoughts on reforming high school education and whether or not industry-specific training might lead to a renaissance of the career. Philip reflects on graduating from a vocational-technical school and Jess shares her experience as a first-generation college student. Amy expounds on the surprising relationship between Walmart and welfare, while Andy brings up the impact of the proposed minimum wage hike.

Christian and Andy give us a quick update on Christian’s beer as they bottle it. Finally, Amy shares an unforgettable(?) Fear of the Week and Philip flip-flops on his feelings about the movie Her in this week’s recommendation.

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About Christian Piatt

Christian Piatt is the creator and editor of BANNED QUESTIONS ABOUT THE BIBLE and BANNED QUESTIONS ABOUT JESUS. He has a memoir on faith, family and parenting called PREGMANCY: A Dad, a Little Dude and a Due Date, and Hachette published his first hardcover book, "postChristian: What's left? Can we fix it? Do we care?" in 2014. His first novel, "Blood Doctrine," has been optioned by a Hollywood production company for a possible TV series.

Christian is the cofounder and cohost of the Homebrewed CultureCast, a podcast about popular culture, current events and spirituality that has a weekly audience of 25,000 people (

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