The Quest for the Holy Fool

It is often said, “The fool was the only one who could speak truth to the king.” Tyler Hummel and I talk about the role of the fool in speaking truth to society and the way in which his truth-speaking restores harmony to the world. Join us at Fox Valley Film Critics as we talk about great holy fools in film!


The Court Jester” (1956), with Danny Kaye, Glynis Johns, Angela Lansbury, Basil Rathbone, and Cecil Parker; directed by Melvin Frank and Norman Panama

The Fisher King” (1991), with Robin Williams, Jeff Bridges, Amanda Plummer, and Mercedes Ruehl; directed by Terry Gilliam


Heather Arden, Fools’ Plays: A Study of Satire in the Sottie (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1980).

Jonathan Pageau, “Kanye West—‘Jesus is King’: The Fool and the Inversion,” The Symbolic World, October 29, 2019.

Milo Yiannopoulos, “Why I’m Counting on Generation Joker: Western Civilization Has Just One Hope—Zoomers,” censored. tv, October 31, 2019

For a complete list of my video, radio, and YouTube appearances, see Bear On Air.

For my writing about Milo as Holy Fool, see Milo Chronicles: Devotions 2016-2019, available in hardcover on Amazon and direct from the publisher at Castalia House

My adventure with Milo continues in The MILO Chronicles. A fool and a teddy bear take on the world—you gotta laugh!


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