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Jul 3, 2022

I suspect, dear Theophiloi, that there is no stepfather in all history more overshadowed than poor Joseph, the humble carpenter whose competition for his Son's affection was in fact the Almighty God. It's a pretty rough role to fill — especially when the kid you're raising keeps using holy ghost powers to murder and/or resurrect your neighbors' kids — but the tradeoff is a long life in which one is never sick or has a toothache. Turns out that baby aspirin ain't no joke. Listen in as we discuss the history of Jesus's put-upon 

Topics of Discussion: Persona 5 (again), Ma and Pa Kent, the many terrible ways in which Jesus refers to his Earth parents, the Bowtie Fallacy, A. Wife, Herod's Evil, Enoch & Elijah & Tabitha & an Australian Woman.

Hymnal: "Common People" by Pulp, "Gimme Gimme Gimme" by Stephen Mann of English Martyrs Church (

Offertory: As Enoch writes, "Whoever of you spends gold or silver for his brother's sake, he will receive ample treasure in the world to come." Support the show via, or check out Official Apocrypals merchandise designed by Erica Henderson!

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