Josh Shepherd
Josh Shepherd
joshshepherd

Josh Shepherd covers culture, faith, and public policy for several media outlets including The Stream. His articles have appeared in The Daily Signal, The Christian Post, Boundless, Providence Magazine, and Christian Headlines. A graduate of the University of Colorado, he previously worked on staff at The Heritage Foundation and Focus on the Family. Josh and his wife live in the Washington, D.C. area.

Animated Libertarian Series ‘Tuttle Twins’ Secures $1 Million In Crowdfunding

With its million-dollar haul, ‘Tuttle Twins’ ranks as the top crowdfunded children’s entertainment project ever.

5 Questions Disney Plus Needs To Answer On Its One-Year Anniversary


In a year devoid of blockbuster movies in theaters, Disney has sought to rival Netflix as the leader in on-demand streaming, but questions remain about its approach.



‘America Lost’ Documentary Explores How Families Overcome Cycles of Poverty

Five years in the making, ‘America Lost’ offers perspective on the decline of once-thriving U.S. communities — and how they might find rebirth.

‘Clouds’ Spotlights Catholic Family’s Struggles With Teen’s Terminal Illness

Author and mother of four Laura Sobiech discusses the new film depicting her son’s life and cultural impact — and the role of faith during trying times.

The Space Race Hits Streaming, Portraying ‘Quintessentially American’ Courage

From a big-budget series remake of ‘The Right Stuff’ on Disney Plus to ‘Away’ on Netflix, the fight for streaming services subscribers is out of this world.

NFL Star Benjamin Watson On Football, Faith, And His New Pro-Life Film

Recently retired New England Patriot Benjamin Watson has a new goal with his documentary ‘Divided Hearts of America’ — opening eyes to the value of life.

Is Donald Trump Today’s ‘Citizen Kane’? ‘Citizen Trump’ Film Suggests Yes

Through the lens of the 1941 classic ‘Citizen Kane,’ a documentary filmmaker seeks to understand the life journey of President Trump and his successful venture into politics. 

Will Cheap Tickets And Christopher Nolan Be Enough To Boost Labor-Day Theater Re-openings?

Many wonder if months of shelter-in-place policies have led to a sea-change in Americans’ viewing habits. After nearly six months of closed theaters, movie studios are hedging their bets.

Does ‘Muppets Now’ On Disney Plus Reflect Jim Henson’s Life’s Work?

Families found the last Muppets reboot lacked innocence. ‘Muppets Now’ on Disney+ seeks to recapture classic Muppets, while advertising a cross-dressing entertainer.

These 5 Streaming Moves Preview The COVID-19 Entertainment Shift

The streaming wars are heating up, as John Krasinski’s ‘Some Good News’ signs on with CBS, ‘Hamilton’ heads to Disney Plus, and Tom Hanks’ new war movie goes straight to Apple TV.

10 Notable Faith-Conscious Films On Disney Plus — And 5 Still In The Vault

Particularly since the dawn of the 20th century, Judeo-Christian archetypes and imagery have stirred the American imagination, as reflected in these 10 films on Disney Plus.

Report Finds Netflix Pushes Explicit Content To Minors

With streaming services setting their own content ratings, one leading parents’ advocacy group exposes how Netflix is targeting teens with explicit material far beyond PG-13 fare.

Disney’s ‘Prop Culture’ Unearths Endearing History Behind Timeless Hit Films

Docuseries host and prop collector Dan Lanigan embarks on a road trip through cinema history, meeting stars and creators of such classics as ‘Mary Poppins’ and ‘The Muppet Movie.’ 

35 Deep-Cut Streaming Picks From The Top Five Platforms

With shelter-in-place policies ongoing, streaming options might seem exhausted. From classic comedies to dramas to eye-opening documentaries, here are 35 quality titles you may have missed.

‘The Mandalorian’s’ Season 2 Hype Train Is Now Boarding

With the announcement of Rosario Dawson to portray a beloved character, fans are optimistic the widely acclaimed series will continue to journey deeper into Star Wars mythology.

Romance Flick ‘I Still Believe’ Seeks To Set New Standard For Faith-Driven Films

Slated for wide theatrical release, upcoming music biopic ‘I Still Believe’ presents an emotionally resonant love story with real-life, heart-rending situations at its center.

20 Inspiring And Intriguing Films To Look Forward To In 2020

It’s getting harder to find anything beyond sequels and franchise action films in theaters. Keep an eye out for these 20 under-the-radar releases, including many on streaming services.

From Podcasts To Books To Music, 15 Ways To Dive Deeper Into The ‘Mister Rogers’ Renaissance

As a songwriter and storyteller, theologian and educator, family man and public figure, Fred Rogers should be known for much more than wearing a red cardigan.

True-Life Drama With A-List Cast Honors Heroes Who Gave ‘The Last Full Measure’

In “Last Full Measure,” top Marvel actors Sebastian Stan and Samuel L. Jackson lead a star-studded cast in a Vietnam War drama that spotlights how much military families give their nation.

New Netflix Miniseries Is More Mess Than Messianic

The mysteries of ‘Messiah’ remain unsolved after completing season one, although discerning viewers will soon find this story has just about nothing to do with the Bible.