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Good but one correction

H Richard not Reinhold Niebuhr was the Christ and culture guy. Loved the trad cath episode tho, really helpful


Why the obsession with drag shows?

I’d love to hear an episode about why the religious right has become obsessed with drag shows.


Matthew Taylor & NAR

While I love all the SWAJ podcasts, Dr. Taylor’s narrative about NAR is phenomenally engaging and compelling. He painted such a clear and terrifying picture of NAR that I could only listen to the series over several weeks. Too intense to absorb all at once. You’ve done a great service to the country by helping us understand another piece of the puzzle behind the cause of the 1/6 insurrection.


Excellent Podcast

I was raised in a fundamentalist evangelical household in S.America, pastor father and all. Now I am in my 18th year of no longer being religious. Went from agnostic to full atheist. Now I am going through a process of healing all the religious trauma I have, but did not notice until recently. I had been looking for a podcast for people who have been going through similar experiences, but the podcast I found came out very preachy. Most of the time they would speak about their love for Jesus and stuff like that. I was looking for something more matter of fact, that spoke about current political and religious events. This is the PERFECT show for my particular situation. I love how smart the conversation comes across. The host and guests may still be believers but speak about it only when it’s appropriate and they don’t come out preachy at all. Highly recommended podcast


Helpful deconstruction material

For almost 20 years, my faith was influenced by all of these NAR leaders/speakers. I attended their conferences, listened to their music and bought their books. But when I saw their support of Trump, I began to question their motive. It was when they politicized Covid & George Floyd’s murder, that I had had enough. Those were the breaking points for me, especially when they advocated white supremacy in the face of systemic racism. It was then that I began my deconstruction. This podcast’s thorough reporting chronicles the details of the downfall of the Evangelical church. It exposes the infrastructure that is upholding the Charismatic church still. This is a must hear podcast on par with Rachel Maddow’s Ultra.


An Excellent Exercise Into the Subtle Connotations of Language, Intentions, and Meanings.

This podcast means a lot to me. I am grateful for the thought that goes into what Christianity means in the larger canvas of the American tapestry. Thank you. And keep up the good work. -Doug


Helpful Perspective

I grew up in a fundamentalist church, and breaking down the phrases that were used around me has been helpful. It’s also helped me gain a more grounded perspective of what’s happening in the world around us and begin to see the “strings behind the puppets.”


Thoughtful Clarity

I was raised in an evangelical fundamentalist community, and this podcast has helped me put things I’ve experienced in perspective. Thank you for sharing your thoughts and ideas. It’s been so helpful for me.


Rational and relatable

I learned a lot listening to the Orange Wave, and I continue to learn from the hosts’ commentary on current events and from their many distinguished guests. The latest series, Apostolic Revival Fury, is a critical addition to the history of the January 6 insurrection and a frightening and fascinating expose of a religious movement aligned with authoritarianism.


So good! Helping me understand what’s going on at home

I grew up Pentecostal, with a preacher dad in the Assembly of God church. I’m now agnostic and haven’t attended church in years but have watched over 20 years as my mom has changed into a different person after joining a non-denominational, charismatic church in 2003. I barely recognize her beliefs now, and am so confounded by the things she says. This podcast is really helping me understand the teachings of that church, what they mean, like Dominion Theology, Intercessory Prayer, Spiritual Warfare, and in what direction they’re leading my mom.


Understanding the Fight

I was raised as a Mormon and do not know a lot about Evangelicals. This podcast is so helpful for me to understand the evolution of the White Christian Nationalist movement in America. I can’t fight what I don’t understand. Thank you for providing this historical viewpoint and even more for providing an alternative viewpoint based on an intelligent and thoughtful response.


Great commentary on Christian superiority

While it seemed Donald Trump and the current state of the Republican party opened the floodgates to Christian superiority and republican elitism, Brad Onishi and Dan Miller show that the American Right has always been this way and Trump was the pinnacle of the where we are as a country not the beginning. The hosts show how problems steam from deep within the beliefs, talking about how many theological faith practices may have good intentions in theory but have harmful effects in practice. Each host has been involved in evangelical culture for a long time and can speak to these issues as an expert. Furthermore they bring in others who have equal knowledge to bring to linger where/what needs fixing. I always recommend this podcast to those who are deconstructing. Good job to all involved here!


Honest & genuine (not always easy) discussions

Thank you for the time and effort you put into sharing your knowledge & experience in this pod. I really enjoy the *honest* (not always easy, but genuine!) and balanced perspective; with historical/current references; very conversational (vs lecturing). SWAJ are great educators, have hearty debates on broad variety of topics and don’t shy from sharing tough (in USA 2022) topics; feed your brain this kind of quality pod if you want to learn & grow as a human:-)


A niche program

This is a podcast with a very specific theme that is extremely important today. The alarm about Christian Nationalism often goes unnoticed by the media in general. They break down the issues like academics and not like some commentators with little to no training in analyzing and critical thinking.


So Important

There couldn’t be enough voices sounding the alarm on Christian Nationalism today in America - and Brad and Daniel are at the head. Their thoughtful and historical conversations are so helpful in navigating these times and issues.


#1 identifying & documenting whiteChristianNationalism

This week I've seen 3 random podcasts in my feed discussing the problem of white christian nationalism. Suddenly it’s everywhere! Thank u Brad and Daniel for persistently drawing attention to this threat to US and global security + welfare. ( I came here from #UNFTR, and am now an avid regular listener. Excellent critical analysis, insightful, very very interesting podcast. Love love love your work. )


Grateful

Raised southern Baptist but questioned everything as long as I can remember.( I no longer claim to be part of any religion. )This podcast isn’t afraid to discuss tough topics in a very authentic, real way. I am grateful I found this pod in a time when I find myself so confused and saddened about how we ended up here as a country. Thank you for this very important work you’re doing.


Old Lady Says Give This Pod a Listen

Informative podcast with excellent guests. If you’re struggling to understand your neighbors who seemed so normal 4 or 5 years ago but seem different now, this pod is helpful.


Thoughts and Not Prayers

Love love love this podcast. The discussions, the guests.. so glad I found this podcasts. Domestic terrorism is the biggest threat in America and being a person of color I’m worried all my life and now I’ve made my way out of religion. I really have been awakened.


I listen weekly!

As someone who left the evangelical church this podcast is everything. It makes me feel so much less alone because I share a lot of journey with the hosts. It helps me be compassionate to the evangelicals I still know by reminding me how they continue to think about the world. It feels like this podcast was made for me and those in this exvangelical now politically interested niche. I learn a lot about history, culture and how that intersects with present day. Thank you Brad & Dan!!


Informative podcast

I listen to every episode and learn so much. Really helps me understand my Evangelical friends.


Where has this podcast been all my life

Not sure how I’ve survived for so long without it. Thank you thank you thank you 🙏


For the real Christian

Found by accident but considered by many as one of the most insightful podcast ever


Great commentary on Christian superiority

While it seemed Donald Trump and the current state of the Republican party opened the floodgates to Christian superiority and republican elitism, Brad Onishi and Dan Miller show that the American Right has always been this way and Trump was the pinnacle of the where we are as a country not the beginning. The hosts show how problems steam from deep within the beliefs, talking about how many theological faith practices may have good intentions in theory but have harmful effects in practice. Each host has been involved in evangelical culture for a long time and can speak to these issues as an expert. Furthermore they bring in others who have equal knowledge to bring to linger where/what needs fixing. I always recommend this podcast to those who are deconstructing. Good job to all involved here!


Reasoned, grounded analysis

Dan and Brad don’t shoot from the hip but instead offer a framework of historical, social, philosophical analysis that always gives a sense of needed perspective, especially as a counter to the anti or faux intellectualism of evangelicals, nationalists, and social and cultural conservatives and reactionaries.


Top shelf

Really quality analysis and I love their Friday roundups for deeper perspectives than most newsy shows


Confirmation

Those of us who grew up in Fundy Land but escaped are all nodding and muttering “uhuh” and thanking our own selves for the strength to get out.


Love this show!

I look forward to each episode of this show and enjoy the conversation. Brad and Dan give very thought-provoking and informative information and input. I also appreciate how they supply their listeners with comebacks to the “Uncle Ron” in our lives. One point of criticism that I do want to raise stems from the most recent episode with Elle Hardy as guest. Twice in their conversation Brad interrupted her and talked over her for almost a full sentence. The first instance, I thought there was a problem with the audio because she obviously had not finished her point and was continuing to talk, but Brad was talking over her. But, then it happened again. It’s very disappointing to see this kind of behavior from someone that should know better. She is the expert on the topic of conversation and giving her expert input and the host was simply jumping in to give his two cents and did not defer when the expert continued to make her point. I seriously doubt if your guest was a man you would have done the same thing. But, either way: interrupting and talking over someone is rude and it definitely does not make for good listening content.


Educational

Very high quality content well presented. Nothing else like it.


Wow lifesaving

Lifesaving might be an overstatement but I’m just so happy this podcast exists. As an ex-evangelical myself living in AZ, I’ve struggled to find community with conversations like the ones featured in this podcast. Keep up the awesome work!! You are covering important topics in our critical political state.