Episode 69: Miracle in East Texas, Cancel Culture, and Movies That Make You Think with Sam Sorbo

Sam Sorbo discusses her new film Miracle in East Texas.


Miracle in East Texas poster


Can movies save education? Here, Robert talks for the second time on Refining Rhetoric with Hollywood actress, podcast host, and Classical ConversationsĀ® parent and Director Sam Sorbo about her familyā€™s upcoming film Miracle in East Texas. The film, delayed due to COVID-19, is now coming to theaters nationwide for an exclusive release on the weekend of October 29ā€“30 and tells the true story of the biggest oil strike in the history of the United States. In this episode, Sam talks about working with her husband Kevin and son Braeden on Miracle in East Texas, why she created a homeschool curriculum to accompany the film, and how movies can serve as powerful tools to educate our students and encourage discussions about truth. Sam also recalls how Classical Conversations came into her life at just the right moment and gave her children the skills to succeed in their education, careers, and lives. Additionally, she and Robert discuss why cancel cultureā€”a culture rooted in unforgivenessā€”is antithetical to Christianity and why the public school system demeans the true meaning of the word ā€œeducationā€.


  • [00:00] Sam Sorbo on her familyā€™s new film Miracle in East Texas and the true story behind the East Texas oil strike
  • [01:08] Is this a family-friendly, faith-based film?
  • [09:33] The Sorbo familyā€™s collaboration in films and their family values
  • [11:53] How Sam found Classical Conversations at just the right time in life
  • [19:08] Promoting forgiveness and redemption over cancel culture


Go see Miracle in East Texas at a theater near you on October 29ā€“30! The film stars Kevin, Sam, and Braeden Sorbo, as well as John Ratzenberger of Pixar voice-acting fame. You can find tickets at SorboStudios.com.