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The Plugged In Show, Episode 181: Our Favorite Movie (and TV) Moms. Plus The Way


It’s Mother’s Day this weekend. And while Plugged In can’t send flowers to your mom (you’ll have to do that yourself), we’ve done what we can: having a great conversation about our favorite movie and TV moms.

That’s what you’ll find this week on The Plugged In Show. And I think you might be surprised by some of the cinematic moms we’ve identified as being terrific mothers.

In our second segment, Paul Asay tells us about an older film that’s in theaters again next week, 2013’s The Way. It stars Martin Sheen, and it’s directed by his son Emilio Estevez. This deeply personal passion project from father and son focuses on Sheen’s character as he seeks to complete a pilgrimage in Spain that tragically claimed the life of his son. While not a Christian movie, per se, it’s full of spiritual themes about finding meaning in life and dealing with death.  

We’d love to hear what you have to say about both of these segments. Who was your favorite TV or movie mom? You can let us know on Facebook or Instagram, or via email at [email protected].

And we now have another way you can connect with us, too. On The Plugged In Show’s new landing page, look for the sideways black tab on the far right—sidling right next to your scrollbar. You can use that to send us a voice message to tell us what you’re thinking. And we might even use that message on a future episode of the show. So as the old infomercials used to say, “Call now! Operators are standing by.”

Finally, make sure you follow us on Instagram (@pluggedinteam) to get notifications for our new feature The Plugged In Show Aftercast. Each Monday at 3:00 p.m. Mountain Time, two members of our team will spend some time talking about the weekend box office results, as well as receiving your comments about last week’s Plugged In Show and previewing the next one. We’d love you to join that conversation as well.

Adam R. Holz

After serving as an associate editor at NavPress’ Discipleship Journal and consulting editor for Current Thoughts and Trends, Adam now oversees the editing and publishing of Plugged In’s reviews as the site’s director. He and his wife, Jennifer, have three children. In their free time, the Holzes enjoy playing games, a variety of musical instruments, swimming and … watching movies.