VFTB 347: Dr. Judd Burton – Halloween, Vampires, and Blood

October 30, 2016

VAMPIRES HAVE been rehabilitated over the last half century, transformed into seductive antiheroes. Dr. Judd Burton joins us to discuss vampires, the history behind All Hallow’s Eve, and his forthcoming novel that examines vampires from a Christian perspective, Sanguis. […]

VFTB 284: Judd Burton – Halloween and the Van Helsing Way

October 30, 2015

IT’S DIFFICULT for parents to fight the flood of images that surround us at this time of year. Anthropologist Dr. Judd Burton, author of Interview With the Giant: Ethnohistorical Notes on the Nephilim, joins us for a discussion of Halloween and why the celebration of the supernatural is so popular in a nominally Christian culture. […]

VFTB 233: Judd Burton – Transhumanism and Frankenstein

March 22, 2015

AN 18-YEAR-OLD woman published a story nearly 200 years ago that contains a warning for our day, one that becomes more relevant with each passing day. Dr. Judd Burton joins us to discuss the parallels between Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein and the present-day transhumanist movement. […]

VFTB 200: Dr. Judd Burton – Flesh and Blood

October 26, 2014

THE APOSTLE Paul wrote that our struggle is not against flesh and blood—that is, fellow humans. So why are monsters that feast on human flesh and blood so popular? Dr. Judd Burton joins us to discuss our culture’s fascination with zombies and vampires. […]

VFTB 194: The Mystery of Meriwether Lewis

September 14, 2014

ALMOST EXACTLY 205 years ago, famed explorer Meriwether Lewis died at a small inn southwest of Nashville, Tennessee, officially by his own hand. But the Lewis family has never accepted the official explanation. History professor Dr. Judd Burton speculates as to what might have been in Lewis’ journals that could have led to his death. […]

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