Church Mouse Chronicles

Church Mouse Chronicles

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Join two little church mice M and B as they discuss life topics and events from their unique little creature point of view. They are two Orthodox Christians from Belgrade Serbia, so they share a Christian perspective. They love to have fun conversations and publish them on Mondays! And eat cookies. And cake. Also cheese. No fish please. Ok, some fish. But no hake!


Livestream Numero Uno
Sep 10 • 109 min
We are trying this new 22nd century tech over here and we are ready to engage. People were so cool in comments BTW :)
Conspiracy Theories 2, Hot Takes
Sep 8 • 72 min
Okay, you guys really liked our previous episode… or not, we have no idea, we’re writing this stuff in bulk, who knows if it even got published?! Yeah, what about 5G frogs? So anyway, for this episode, we have a poisoned treat for you: we share our…
Conspiracy Theories
Sep 3 • 63 min
Your two favorite lizards …err … mice … have formed a cabal in order to rule the world .. of YouTube podcasts … by unleashing 5G frogs that breathe chemtrail upon every vaccinated soul on this flat disk we call Earth. The mice talk about conspiracy…
We Do Not See The Other Person
Aug 20 • 92 min
Times are changing. Our daily lives are becoming increasingly more self centered. In such a climate, it is all too easy to focus entirely on ourselves and simply lose sight of others. Our mice have that exact issue: we fail to see the person we are…
The Churchnapping of Hagia Sophia
Aug 12 • 67 min
In another entry to the huge book of ‘Persecution of Christians’ we add the taking of the famed cathedral of Haghia Sophia. Mind you, it was a functional cathedral nearly 600 years ago. Then it became a mosque, then a museum, and now, strange people with…
Mice Talk About Their Childhood 1/2
Jul 23 • 65 min
We left the previous episode at a cliffhanger. What was the TV show based on a game or whatever that starts on “M” that B loved when he was a kid? Well, in this one, M solves the puzzle, and we get to learn even more about B’s creepy childhood. Don’t…
Mice Talk About Their Childhood 1/2
Jul 22 • 38 min
Our mice share their dreams and memories of their childhood. What were their neighborhoods like? Whose parents nearly divorced over a horror movie? Who suffers more from nostalgia? This is the episode where half of our childhoods are revealed! Also, M had…
Mice & Covid 19: Our Experience and Social Background
Jul 15 • 73 min
Well, the mice have pulled through, thanks to M resourcefulness and no thanks to B’s initiative. What does having corona feel like? How many people did we spread it to? Are people in Serbia protesting over new curfew measures or is there something deeper…
Mice On Cancel Culture
Jul 8 • 58 min
What does it take to make B go from a nice church mouse to a rabid rat? Cancelling his favorite YouTuber, of course! M, being an avid Twitter user, is no stranger to the concept as well. We bring out the big guns against the cancel culture.
The Mice Perform an Autopsy on Serbian Elections
Jul 3 • 45 min
The elections in Serbia have ended. We have boycotted them, as well as pretty much anyone sensible. The elections themselves have been pretty much what you would expect… except for a couple of things that even the top comedians couldn’t really think of!…
Mice Play “Would You Rather?” (More Like “Never Again”)
Jun 24 • 41 min
Ok, guys, we know, it’s a stupid game. But nobody told us! We just weren’t at all impressed with the questions, even though we admit there were some that made us think and - as always - laugh our little mice behinds off. We’ll do better next time.
Mice Comment on Serbian Parliament Elections 2020
Jun 16 • 56 min
Now this one is gonna be one crazy episode people! The people of Serbia are about to experience another ridiculous round of pre-determined parliament elections. The Lord knows that nothing can be done to get rid of the ruling party and its president (also…
Mice Answer Questions from “Dear God” by Dax
Jun 11 • 60 min
Somewhere within the endless stream of questions B gets on a regular basis there was a request to check out a song by an artist named Dax, titled “Dear God”. It seems to be a bit of controversial piece, questioning faith, religion, mankind and whatnot. In…
M & B: The Inside Story
Jun 7 • 8 min
The mice care for their audience. We’ve developed a bond of trust that can hardly be shaken. And we care for you guys so much we’re doing something special in this episode: we are taking you to a journey to our innermost being. We are really diving in…
On Ecumenism and Ridiculous Song Lyrics
May 29 • 63 min
The mice just can’t let it go. Ecumenism is a thing. Not our thing maybe, but it seems to be important to many Christians. The mice wonder what motivates ecumenists, tell a joke, remeniss about times when B used to work with M and laugh hard at the lyrics…
Forest Q&A
May 21 • 58 min
Our mice have finally left their city lair and are enjoying the greenery for the first time in forever (for M) or for the first time since last week (for B). We answer all the world’s most googled questions: why is M underwhelmed when he attended a…
Movies and Shows and Oh My
May 16 • 89 min
Our mice have too much time on their hands, and that simply won’t do! In this very special and final quarantine episode, mice give you their best and worst shows and movies. Deep dive with us as we talk about holy monks, sly pastors, insane movie…
Mice Hot Takes - Why Does God Want Us to Worship Him?
Apr 28 • 71 min
Let us be frank - we didn’t know what to make of today’s episode. But, we had a plan! Turns out B has a backlog of questions from his other YouTube channels he didn’t answer yet… So we picked a question at random, put it back, picked another one at…
Christ Is Risen! The 2020 Truly-Indeed Schism
Apr 20 • 73 min
Our mice are celebrating the glorious Resurrection of Our Lord! One of them got a special blessing to attend the Paschal liturgy (spoiler warning: it’s not the prettier mouse), but the other one had his eggs die. That is, they got a better dye. It sorta…
Guest Episode: Ft. John Cox - On Not Having It Our Way, and Pizza
Apr 14 • 114 min
In today’s episode, we decided to take a breather from all the corona talk and dump all of our viral worries unto Fr. John Cox, mostly because he was available (as in he had 2h to spare and he couldn’t think of an excuse to avoid the show due to the…
Guest Episode: Fr. Photius Avant - Is Corona Chastisement from God?
Apr 8 • 67 min
Our mice have successfully hunted down their first priest. And what a great guest he turned out to be :) We spoke with Fr. Photius Avant, the pastor of St. Sava Church in Allen, Texas (Orthodox Church of America), about how us Christians can (and should)…
We Shall Have A Joyous Pascha!
Apr 4 • 69 min
Our mice are in high spirits and they won’t let some run-of-the-mill microbe put them down! They especially won’t let it spoil the joy of Pascha for them, or anyone else. There will be ‘Christ is risen.’ There will be bells of joy ringing. There will be…
Mice Debate If Christians Should Take Communion
Mar 28 • 73 min
Our mice are on the brink of insanity (doing Church Mouse show being one of the symptoms). They must not succumb to writing poetry! Or God forbid B actually singing while M plays the ukulele!? That is why they are debating on a controversy that’s all the…
My My My My Corona (Stay Healthy)
Mar 18 • 70 min
It was only a matter of time - our mice were separated by illness, but not in spirit! We share our thoughts on the Serbian response to the widespread COVID-19 pandemic, sacrificing video and audio quality for the sake of staying healthy and practicing…
The Great Lent Challenge
Mar 4 • 74 min
Our mice (and their fellow Orthodox Christians) are entering Lent, a time of fasting (diet), intense prayer (quantity matters) and pious showmanship (wink wink). Can you pray and fast more than the mice this year? Are you pious enough? If so, we invite…
Mice Talk About Real Life Miracles
Feb 26 • 75 min
Mice talked about…miracles! More or less successfully, because making fun of Catholics and Copts was just too tempting… Anyways…miracles! Which ones do you prefer? Recurring miracles, one-time miracles, fake miracles? Our mice are partial to those simple…
Mice Talk About Moles And Toes (Failed Miracles Episode)
Feb 24 • 40 min
Mice really really wanted to talk about miracles. But they got side-stepped by B’s mole. Not just any mole, mind you. A mole shaped like…any other mole really. Also M’s hurting toe. They can’t stop talking these two! Where are the miracles they promised?
Mice Reflect On Morality And The Church
Feb 24 • 55 min
Morality…such a “sigh” kind of a topic. But mice are not shy to discuss and reflect on how morality looks like in the Orthodox Church and in Serbia in general. Hint: it doesn’t looks that good.
Mice Talk About Their Pet Peeves
Feb 24 • 38 min
Pet peeves… Let’s face it, everyone’s got them! Christian or not, philanthropist or not, things annoy us. Sometimes these are very specific, little things that makes us go mad and run in circles. What about the mice? Petty, petty mice!
Mice Wonder If Vampires Are Real?
Feb 24 • 40 min
Our mice have returned from the land of the dead to plague the living from the shadows with lame jokes, fine clothing (mostly) and bloated bodies (again, mostly). But ways to repel these bloodthirsty mice exist! What would these be? Listen and find out!…
Mice Talk About Their New Year’s Resolutions
Feb 24 • 39 min
New Years Resolutions… we all love them, we all make them, we all FAIL them. Instantly! Like, the very next day! Why is that now? How should (Orthodox) Christians observe New Year resolutions? What are our own New Year resolutions? Let’s dive in!…
Mice React to 16 Observations About Orthodoxy Online
Feb 24 • 54 min
On January 1st, 2020 Fr. Andrew Stephen Damick published his 16 Realistic Observations about Orthodoxy Online article on the Ancient Faith Ministries blog, and it is such an objective and detailed report on the English speaking Internet dwelling Christian…
Ideas That Went To Oblivion
Jan 23 • 58 min
We talked about ideas. Ideas that we had (or someone else had) that never came to life. Are there many? Sure. Are they great? Absolutely not. But they are ours and we’re proud of (a couple of) them. Comments:…
Persecution of the Church in Montenegro
Jan 5 • 61 min
We had our fair share of dark episodes - burning of Notre Dame, serving the Black Mass, but this one is especially dark. We explain the issue with the new so-called “Law on Religious Freedom” that came into force in Montenegro, and how it is aimed…
Serbian Christmas Customs
Jan 5 • 74 min
Christmas is a big thing in Serbia. Except… it does not fall on December 25. Oh no. Not by a long shot. And that is just a small speck in the weirdness that is a typical Serbian Christmas. It is a weirdness that we’ve all come to love and cherish. Take…
Pot City, CA, USA
Dec 24, 2019 • 79 min
M goes to LA, where he is exposed to two things he probably dislikes the most: weed and traffic jams. Of course, he gets mercilessly mocked by B, who stayed behind, and is not salty about it at all, especially when it comes to bringing it up in random…
Boredom and Black Mass
Nov 28, 2019 • 69 min
Our mice are back after a long hiatus! No, we did not have a falling out, but you know those days when you simply can’t match with the other people? Well, it was a conga of such days for the two of us! Sadly, it wasn’t a conga for a bunch of guys who…
Beasts & Bumpkins
Oct 29, 2019 • 66 min
Our mice are huge fans of Halloween! Okay, one is, but he is in charge of writing the description for this episode. Okay, he’s not even a huge fan, but the other mouse keeps accusing him of it. Anywhoo, what great scary stories our mice have in store for…
Deflecto Blameo: IT Trolls and Dark Saints
Oct 20, 2019 • 83 min
What does it take to make our Orthodox wizard-mice snap? Is it parking issues? Is it petty drama over things we know nothing about? Or are those energy vampires that breed in your chatroom? The answer is yes. Join us in this spiritual successor to our…
Perchance to Dream of Sleep
Oct 15, 2019 • 71 min
Today are mice are awake. They have been awake for quite some time now. Each mouse is sleep deprived for different reasons - whether it’s work and kids, or unhealthy amount of content creation, we could all use a good night’s rest. A several good nights…
Dungeons & Depressions
Oct 10, 2019 • 73 min
Well, our mice have a lovely ride today. Join us on the rollercoaster of emotion, where we go steep down (depression), then down some more (Serbian society and Serbian YouTubers), then up (discussing Serbian patron saint days and Fr. Peter Gillquist), and…
Work Work Work And No Mosquitoes
Sep 30, 2019 • 53 min
Our mice share about their work. It’s mostly boring… But also super fun! Did you know B used to work with M? Or that IT people in Serbia all want to start organic food production? Or how to vanquish mosquitoes in the most dangerous way possible?
Birthdays, Books and CVs, But No Politics
Sep 25, 2019 • 54 min
B: “Happy birthday M! Let’s talk about work!” M:“Sure, B”. The mice talked about books, birthdays and CVs… Did you know M remembers a birthday present he got from B 10 years ago!? Was it a good one? Nah, but hilarious 🙃 Home of the Lame Selfie Bee:…
Vacation Is Over, Back to YouTube Drama and Twitter Toxicity
Sep 17, 2019 • 86 min
With both M & B back from their respective vacations, it’s time to move on with the podcast! And where better to start then with some YouTuber drama and a little bit of Twitter love n’ hate! Also, B is petty and M is not a fan of conflict. Comments:…
On The Balkan Mentality Vol. 1
Aug 21, 2019 • 75 min
As you already know M & B are from Serbia, which is a part of a geographical area called the Balkans (the Balkan peninsula that is). The time has come for our mice to share what makes their Serbian brains tick - and not just their brains, Balkan brains at…
Old Games Good Games (Guest Episode)
Aug 12, 2019 • 57 min
We have a guest again! His name is awesomeeeee! But it’s in Serbian. So we’ll have to translate for you. Our guest Ognjen (try reading it if you dare) is passionate about old video games. Our mice are occasional gamers and share some of the passion. Hint:…
Trip to Paradise or Vacation to Hell
Aug 5, 2019 • 48 min
Our mice go to vacation. Obviously things don’t go smoothly. That’s what you get when you: go to Greece!? visit that town where you were told not to go? go with a friend and stay with his parents??? spend all your money right before your trip back? go…
Belgrade of Yore 2/2
Jul 22, 2019 • 39 min
Belgrade, Serbia… What a city! Our mice M & B live here since birth but have never even begun to unravel the mysteries of this old and history-rich place. Fortunately, their wonderful guest Vladana is not shy to share :) Comments here:…
Belgrade of Yore 1/2
Jul 15, 2019 • 35 min
Guest episodes are getting some love! And guest are getting more and more talkative with amazing knowledge and experiences to share! Finally M & B can just sit back, relax and listen to someone else’s voice (yeah right…). Our wonderful guest Vladana…
Friendly Chat With Awesome Initials (Guest Episode)
Jul 8, 2019 • 69 min
Our very first guest episode on the podcast! Yey! M & B are joined by a very chatty Korean American…can we even say that??? Ok, a very chatty….person…with AWESOME initials and a great sense of humor. Just the kind we like! Comments here:…
Ban Ban Banana
Jun 24, 2019 • 45 min
Some people like wielding power, and B is no stranger to banning people, whether it’s forums or Youtube channels. M opts for a different kind of approach - where does one draw the line at reporting people on Twitter? We also discuss Facebook dying out and…
Gotta Have Friends and All That
Jun 17, 2019 • 37 min
Having friends is awesome, really. Even when it’s just an online relationship. But don’t be that boring friend. Also call your friends. But don’t idolize them. Also don’t have expectations. Have time for them. But not too much time. Comments…
Lie Lie Lie
Jun 10, 2019 • 43 min
Lies hurt people, but sometimes they are SUPER FUN! And sometimes we call people who lie and tell tales “barons” and we are pretty sure you do not know why :D Comments https://churchmouse.show/episodes/lie-lie-lie Links Here are links to some of the…
Overweight People Are Not Fat!
Jun 3, 2019 • 42 min
Our church mice lament over the good old days when they were thin and (thought they were) good-looking. No seriously, they were! We also discover that B goes to the gym, not only church and that M did not read the entire Old Testament. Now that’s…
There’s Nothing More Cold Than Charity
May 27, 2019 • 44 min
In our first episode M talked about a negative experience with giving money to a homeless person, who ended up being a serious drunk. It was terrible! But there are many fun experiences with giving and charity B & M wanted to share, as well as a couple of…
On Notre Dame and Other Fires
May 20, 2019 • 48 min
Mouse B and mouse M in the FIRST EVER episode of the Church Mouse Chronicles podcast discuss the Notre Dame fire and related topics from their perspective… or something like that… It’s a mess. But funny. Comments…