Straight White American Jesus

Straight White American Jesus

An in-depth examination of the culture and politics of Christian Nationalism and Evangelicalism by two ex-evangelical ministers-turned-religion professors. If you have ever wondered what social and historical forces led white evangelicals to usher Donald Trump into the White House this is the show for you. As former insiders and critical scholars of religion, Dan Miller and Bradley Onishi have a unique perspective on the Religious Right. Guests have included Chrissy Stroop, R. Marie Griffith, Janelle Wong, Randall Balmer, Katherine Stewart, and many others.

Recent Episodes

Weekly Roundup: Transcontinental Spy Buffoons

Feb. 4, 2023

Brad and Dan break down three issues: The GOP attack on trans people and drag queens - why the obsession? The removal of Ilhan Omar from House committees and the blatant hypocrisy behind it The Neo-Nazi homeschool network an…

It's In the Code Ep. 37: Purity

Feb. 1, 2023

The language of “purity” looms large within certain Christian discourses in the US. But what is “purity”? What are the religious, cultural, and religious implications of employing the metaphor of purity? Why might be a consi…

Trad Catholics and the Liturgy Wars

Jan. 30, 2023

Brad speaks with Zac Dayvis and Ashley McKinless, co-hosts of Jesuitical and editors at America Magazine, about why young Catholics are drawn to the Latin mass, the contours of traditional Catholicism, and the ways that righ…

Weekly Roundup: 2016 Has Been a Long Year

Jan. 27, 2023

Brad and Dan begin by discussing the arrest of the FBI agent who was in charge of the NY bureau in the lead up to the 2016 election. He was arrested for working for Oleg Deripaska, a man who was at the center of the Trump-Ru…

It's In the Code Ep. 36: A God-Shaped Hole in My Heart

Jan. 25, 2023

Many have had someone tell them, or grew up hearing, that we all have a “God-shaped hole” in our souls or hearts, and that only faith in (or a “personal relationship with”) Jesus can fill it. What do they mean by this? Where…

Astrotopia: The Religion of Space Exploration

Jan. 23, 2023

As environmental, political, and public health crises multiply on Earth, we are also at the dawn of a new space race in which governments team up with celebrity billionaires to exploit the cosmos for human gain. The best-kno…

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