Episodes

An Exvangelical/REVcovery Crossover: On Religious--and Post-Religious--Burnout.

Sept. 23, 2022

Blake joined Sarah & Justin from REVcovery to talk about burnout inside outside the church.

Rabbi Danya Ruttenberg, author of On Repentance and Repair

Sept. 15, 2022

Exploring the concepts of repentance and forgiveness for today's world

From the Archive: Emily Joy Allison Wrote the Book on #ChurchToo

Sept. 1, 2022

Another archival episode, in light of the news from The Village Church. Matt Chandler went on indefinite leave from TVC this weekend after inappropriate messaging on Instagram, just a couple weeks after they settled with an …

From the Archive: Sam Perry & Andrew Whitehead discuss Christian Nationalism

Aug. 18, 2022

While I continue to work on my manuscript, here is another archival episode for you. This is from my series, Powers & Principalities. Season 1 was published in 2020 and focused on Christian nationalism, which remains painful…

From the Archive: David Bazan

Aug. 12, 2022

Enjoy this 2017 interview with David Bazan of Pedro the Lion

As white evangelical hegemony ended, white Christian nationalist minority rule began.

July 7, 2022

Who needs hearts and minds when you have power?

Jo Luehmann

June 30, 2022

Today’s guest is Jo Luehmann. Jo and I spoke back in March this year, after arranging to chat in late January, early February, so this episode has been a long time coming. In this conversation, you’ll hear Jo talk about grow…

Happy Pride: An LGBTQ+ Affirmation

June 23, 2022

Hello, and welcome to Exvangelical. I’m your host, Blake Chastain. I know there’s a lot going on. I know that the recent Supreme Court rulings are beyond discouraging - they are harmful for so many people, and a decision tha…

Ryan Haupt

June 16, 2022

My guest today is Dr. Ryan Haupt. Ryan is a scientist and podcaster on the show Science...Sort of , and a frequent guest host on the comic book podcast iFanboy . iFanboy was one of the very first podcasts I ever listened to …

Rohadi Nagassar

June 3, 2022

Podcaster and author of the new book, When We Belong

White Too Long (re-release with new intro)

May 26, 2022

Note: there is a leveling discrepancy between the intro comments and the interview, which begins around the 10:30 mark. There's been two major shootings in the last two weeks. I try to piece together some thoughts, and combi…

Nick Ripatrizone, author of Digital Communion

May 19, 2022

Time to talk Marshall McLuhan, [social] media, and religion

Andre Henry, author of All The White Friends I Couldn't Keep

May 12, 2022

The activist, musician, and author joins the show!

April Ajoy

May 5, 2022

The TikTok creator & podcaster joins the show!

Audio Essay: Twitter & The Counterpublic Sphere

April 29, 2022

In this audio essay, adapted from The Post-Evangelical Post , I talk about Twitter's role in allowing "counterpublics" to flourish - and how #exvangelical relates to that. New interviews are coming - due to my recent ear sur…

Re-Release: Pete Holmes (2019 Interview)

April 14, 2022

It’s been over a month since I’ve released an episode. That was not my plan nor intention. But sometimes life intervenes. Just shy of a month ago, I had surgery to repair a lifelong issue with my ear - ruptured ear drum, and…

The Both-And of Lent (Audio Essay)

March 3, 2022

Even outside the context of practicing Christianity, the symbolism has value.

(Re-Release) White Evangelical Racism with Dr. Anthea Butler

Feb. 24, 2022

Dr. Butler discusses her book White Evangelical Racism - recorded March 2021.

Melissa Stewart (@lissajostewart on TikTok)

Feb. 10, 2022

In this conversation, I speak with exvangelical Tiktokker Melissa Stewart (@lissajostewart) about her upbringing, how exvangelical spaces continue to evolve, and how platform differences (i.e. Twitter vs. TikTok) enable diff…

Justin Gentry & Sarah Heath are In Revcovery

Feb. 3, 2022

A new IMG show about what it's like to leave professional ministry.

On Forming and Expressing Identity Online

Jan. 20, 2022

An audio essay about online community, culture, and followings.

Powers & Principalities: The Inauspicious Anniversary of the Jan 6 Capitol Riot

Jan. 6, 2022

In conversation with Chrissy Stroop, one year after the failed coup attempt.

R. Scott Okamato

Dec. 23, 2021

In this interview I chat with R. Scott Okamoto about music, life as a Christian college professor, and much more. Scott will also be hosting the upcoming exvangelical podcast, Chapel Probation. Learn more about Scott at his …