Episodes

Special Episode: The Southern Baptist Convention's Apocalypse with Robert Downen

May 26, 2022

This past week a 400-page report outlining the culture of coverup and the widespread abuse in the Southern Baptist Convention was released. The SBC is the country’s largest Protestant denomination with roughly 14 million mem…

It's In the Code, Ep. 5: Wherever You Are on Your Spiritual Journey

May 25, 2022

“No matter where you are on your spiritual journey, you’re welcome here.” This is a slogan we might read on church flyers, websites, or signs. We might here it in the welcome given by the pastor of a church. But what does it…

A Sex Educator and Abortion Care Provider on Organizing and Fighting Back

May 23, 2022

Brad speaks with sex educator Erica Smith about her experiences working in abortion care and what the overturning of Roe looks like on the ground for ordinary Americans. They discuss how and why abortion is healthcare and th…

Weekly Roundup: The Deadliness of Caucasian Replacement Theory (CRT)

May 20, 2022

Brad and Dan begin by discussing the various dimensions of the Buffalo massacre and the shooter's understanding of Caucasian Replacement Theory (CRT). Dan demonstrates that this ideology is farm from fringe in today's Americ…

It's In the Code, Ep. 4: Cool Kid Church

May 18, 2022

What is “cool kid church?” It’s the gleaming church-that-doesn’t-look-like-a-church in suburbia. It’s the church with the pastor who’s just a “cool guy” talking with the congregation. It’s the church of modern consumer capit…

The Post-Roe Landscape and the Fissures in the Anti-Abortion Movement

May 16, 2022

Brad speaks with Teddy Wilson of Radical Reports about the trickle down effect of overturning Roe. They discuss how this will lead to an expanded police state that surveils women who have miscarriages, stillbirths, and abort…

Weekly Roundup: So Pro Life They'll Let You Die

May 13, 2022

Brad and Dan continue to discuss what the post-Roe landscape looks like. They begin by going through a new article by Katherine Stewart and the New Republic. Stewart shows how Alito uses the argument from history to take wom…

It's In the Code, Ep. 3: It's All in God's Plan

May 11, 2022

“It’s Part of God’s Plan” “God has a plan for your life.” “It’s all part of God’s plan.” How do we decode common religious sentiments like these? Are they sources of hope? Affirmations of a loving and caring God? Sources of …

Abortion, the War on Women, and the Crusade to Save the "Unborn" (re-release)

May 9, 2022

Evangelical "Cultures of Life" and Abortion

Weekly Roundup: Religion, Roe, and What's Next

May 7, 2022

In the wake of news that Roe v. Wade will likely be overturned, Brad and Dan begin this episode with a history of how evangelicals have transformed on the issue of abortion. In the 1960s and 1970s many evangelical pastors, t…

It's in the Code, Ep. 2: Bible Church

May 4, 2022

The American Christian landscape is littered with “Bible churches.” It is full of churches that use the word “Bible” in their name, or that claim to be “Bible believing,” and affirm that they “preach the Bible,” and so on. W…

The Gospel of Climate Skepticism (re-release)

May 2, 2022

Why are white evangelicals the most skeptical major religious group in America regarding climate change? Previous scholarship has pointed to cognitive factors such as conservative politics, anti-science attitudes, aversion t…

Weekly Roundup: J6 Pence None the Wiser

April 29, 2022

Brad and Dan begin this episode with a prolonged discussion of the newly released audio of Kevin McCarthy calling for Trump's resignation and the revelations in the 2000+ texts of Mark Meadows revealed this week. Brad argues…

It's in the Code, Ep. 1: "Planting Flags"

April 27, 2022

New Series: It’s in the Code American Christians speak in a bewildering array of different “codes” that mark their identities, signaling to others who is welcome among them and who isn’t. This series explores how to decode p…

The Psychological Stages of Deconstruction

April 25, 2022

Mourning, Hope, and Community

Weekly Roundup: Masculine Grooming for God and Country

April 22, 2022

"If God is male, male is God." - Mary Daly

NEEDS COPY

April 18, 2022

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Weekly Roundup: City on a Hillsong

April 15, 2022

+ A Runoff in Georgia, Kushner's Laptop, and Democrats' Failed Promises

You're Not Welcome Here, Ep.15: "But Not All…”

April 13, 2022

In this final series episode, Dan tries to understand why well-meaning liberals and progressives so often experience identity politics as a threat, and why they fail to take hold of the opportunities it provides. He outlines…

Andre Henry on Breaking Up with White Jesus

April 11, 2022

When the rallying cry “Black Lives Matter” was heard across the world in 2013, Andre Henry was one of the millions for whom the movement caused a political awakening and a rupture in some of his closest relationships with wh…

Weekly Roundup: Disney World: The Wokest Place on Earth

April 8, 2022

It's a small world after all. So small we can go from Florida to Alaska to Arizona to California in one episode. A magically tragic journey through American politics and history. Brad and Dan begin the road trop in Florida, …

You’re Not Welcome Here, Ep. 14: “It Doesn’t Just Happen”

April 6, 2022

One of the fallacies that often arises when we think about diverse identities, marginalization, and exclusion, is that all those groups who have experience marginalization or exclusion will naturally or organically come toge…

Needs Copy

April 4, 2022

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Weekly Roundup: The Rise of Donald Crow

April 1, 2022

+ Mark Meadows, Ginni Thomas, and Christian Nationalism