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Friends and Heroes

Join Macky and Portia as they travel across the ancient world - fighting for justice with courage and compassion, learning and sharing the stories of the Old and New Testaments, and becoming friends and heroes along the way.

39 Episodes
Series Episodes
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Long Journey
Macky and his family risk the wrath of the Romans by taking two refugee girls into their...
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A friend in high places
A Friend In High Places
Macky rescues an aristocratic Roman girl, Portia. With help from Portia, Macky and the...
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Leviathan
Leviathan
A giant warship docks in Alexandria harbor. Macky learns from Portia that the ship’s...
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False heroes
False Heroes
Macky and the family take a risk and give shelter to two men they think are fugitive...
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True heroes
True Heroes
After intelligence reports of rebels entering the city by sea, Tiberius orders the famous...
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Sweet freedom
Sweet Freedom
Macky and the gang plan to rescue some slaves forced to work in the Roman granaries....
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Lost in alexandria
Lost In Alexandria
Little Leah goes missing in the back streets of the city and is tricked into enslavement...
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The one that got away
The One That Got Away
While Macky and the girls are minding the shop, a petty thief steals a silver fish with...
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Doing our part
Doing Our Part
It’s Purim time, and while Macky, Sollie, and the kids act out the story of brave Queen...
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Horseplay
Horseplay
Leah is out on Macky’s horse without permission and easily outrides a spoiled Roman boy,...
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Exodus
Exodus
As Macky’s family and guests celebrate Passover, Portia brings her Roman tutor with her...
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No way out
No Way Out
Macky and his family have left Alexandria and sought out safety in the desert, but news...
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No turning back
No Turning Back
With Samuel imprisoned and Caleb injured, Macky, Portia and the gang devise a scheme to...
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One of Us
Macky arrives in Jerusalem disguised as a member of Portia's entourage and soon comes...
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Over Walls
Macky is now a dependable courier between Jerusalem and the outside world but he's soon...
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The Ram
The Romans decide to bring in a huge battering ram to break through the walls of Jerusalem.
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Rescue Strangers
Macky may be getting a little full of himself in this adventure! Isaac retells the story...
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Prince For a Day
Macky sets out to rescue the real Daniel, this time disguised as a Roman noble. Isaac...
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Unwilling Guests
Toadie convinces General Tiberius to allow him to take hostages from the nearby villages,...
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Aid and Comfort
Toadie has a fever and only Macky can get the medicine that will save him. After hearing...
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Hostages
After hearing the story of Herod and the Wise Men, Portia hatches a plan which could...
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The Big Lift
As the people in Jerusalem starve, Macky finds bags of grain which Toadie has stolen and...
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Home
The Romans are tearing down homes outside Jerusalem and using them for building material....
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Desperate Measures
The zealots decide to kidnap General Tiberius to try to speed up the negotiations with...
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Toadie on Trial
Macky fails to escape from the Roman camp and Toadie accuses Portia of being a rebel...
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Hope
Macky is still imprisoned when Tiberius launches his final assault on Jerusalem. Macky...
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Gladiator School
Macky and Portia finally arrive in Rome, but under very different conditions: Portia is...
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School's Out
When Macky refuses to kill another trainee during practice, the gladiator school manager...
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Friends, Romans, and Mystery Men
Macky is now a slave in Senator Antonius’s home. After telling the story of Jesus calming...
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Sowing the Seeds
Toadie has a new job: he’s managing a gladiator, and finds he must resort to his usual...
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Senators Only
Marcus has an evil plan in the works, and he’s enlisted Toadie to help him. Meanwhile,...
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Senators First
Macky escapes from the warehouse with Portia, but he is badly injured. Trying to keep...
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Rome Alone
Convinced he knows who the Masked Rebel is, Marcus orders Toadie to spy on Antonius....
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Give and Take
Macky and the Masked Rebel rescue some slaves from certain death in the Circus Maximus,...
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Spies and Lies
Macky urges Antonius to speak out against Marcus in the Senate, but Antonius is reluctant...
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Conflict
Hoping to gain approval and payment, Toadie informs Antonius that Marcus is planning to...
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Betrayal
News arrives that Felix is in trouble and later Antonius is arrested. Through the stories...
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Trials and Tribulations
Portia seeks the Emperor’s help to get Antonius released, but the Emperor decides not to...
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The Road Ahead
Macky finally decides he must leave Rome. Now Portia must decide what she wants her...