The six-season animated Netflix show BoJack Horseman has been nominated for three Emmy awards, including twice for Outstanding Animated Program. The show is largely about the titular antihero, BoJack Horseman (voiced by Will Arnett) who is an anthropomorphic horse and has-been television sitcom star from the 1980s and ‘90s who now lives a directionless life, wallowing in biting sarcasm and ongoing substance abuse problems. Although BoJack Horseman is intended for mature audiences and does include language and sexual crudity, its efforts to grapple with deep questions of life, albeit with often comic elements, provides rich grounds for discussion and analysis, especially from the perspectives of philosophy and theology. How can the Christian apologists use the themes in this hugely popular show as a springboard to discuss the truths of Christianity with those who watch it?

This Postmodern Realities episode is a conversation with Journal author Robert Velarde about his online-exclusive article, BoJack Horseman: Loneliness in a Godless Universe”.

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