Episodes

Potential Futures for Spirituality with Kevin Garcia

Feb. 3, 2023

IN this chill conversation with return guest Kevin Garcia, I talk to them about what we should expect from community, how online communities don't reflect the ones we might have left, and how this balances out with our desir…

From the Archive: God, Human, Animal, Machine with author Meghan O'Gieblyn

Jan. 26, 2023

Also: Come see me in Philly on 2/11/23!

Teddy Wilson on nationalist movements, the J6 & J8 insurrections, and more

Jan. 19, 2023

The writer of Radical Reports joins the show!

The Comfort of Fictional Religions

Jan. 12, 2023

Over at The Post-Evangelical Post , I've been writing about fictional religions for subscribers. As I wrote on 1/3/23 : "When your faith of origin is also the origin of a grievous wound, there’s an odd solace to be found in …

Preparing for War - the extremist history of White Christian Nationalism with Bradley Onishi

Jan. 5, 2023

Happy new year, everyone - the first guest of 2023 is a return guest, Bradley Onishi. Brad is co-host of the Straight White American Jesus podcast and author of the new book: Preparing for War: The Extremist History of White…

Doing Nothing Is No Longer An Option, with Jenny Booth Potter

Dec. 15, 2022

Why learning & practicing antiracism is a lifelong commitment

IMG Spotlight: Speaking In Church

Nov. 17, 2022

Enjoy this episode from Speaking In Church, a fellow IMG podcast

2022 Midterm Debrief with Angela Denker

Nov. 11, 2022

Author & pastor Angela Denker returns to the show to discuss the 2022 midterms.

Powers & Principalities S2E1: On the Museum of the Bible with Cavon Concannon & Jill Hicks-Keeton

Nov. 3, 2022

Powers & Principalities is back! This season we're talking about white evangelicalism & media.

Jeanna Kadlec, author of Heretic: A Memoir

Oct. 27, 2022

This week's guest is Jeanna Kadlec, author of the new book Heretic: A Memoir , out this week. Her book is a deeply intimate memoir of her life growing up in and leaving evangelicalism, discovering her queerness, and much mor…

Becca Andrews, author of NO CHOICE

Oct. 13, 2022

My guest today is Becca Andrews. Becca is a journalist at Reckon News, and author of the new book No Choice: The Destruction of Roe v. Wade and the Fight to Protect a Fundamental American Right . She has been reporting on re…

Kristin Peterson, author of Unruly Souls

Oct. 6, 2022

How media is used to subvert & challenge religious norms online.

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…