Today’s topics: free speech, religious freedom, the decline of civility, and the culture of WINNING in the age of the Trump. What’s wrong with American political discourse today? How did we end up like this? I chat with expert in American religion and politics Finbarr Curtis to get to the bottom of it.
EPISODE 17Can anyone become less racist? Can we teach people how to treat each other better? I was amazed to learn about the uniquely effective way of tackling racism and various injustices my guests Christopher Carter and Seth Schoen have created. Have they found the secret to something that actually works?
We usually think of religion as something that makes us good–but what happens when religion is something that enables us to be bad? In this eye-opening episode Stefani chats with Professor Christopher Driscoll who makes the unusual and important observation that the Western God acts as a buffer against limitations and uncertainty for white people–thus making it easier to marginalize and commit violence against everybody else. Tune in to take a hard look at yourself and your neighbors. We discuss lynching, drone strikes, Trump, Kendrick Lamar, and more.
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Oblige me with a quick thought experiment. Draw a picture in your head of someone who is religious. Think about what they’re wearing, what kinds of objects they might be carrying, and most importantly, how they behave and the kinds of thoughts and feelings that are in...read more
Most people I know tell me that fall is their favourite season. This year I became curious about why. Is it the air? The colour? The smell? It's all of it, of course--but I think deep down the real reason so many of us love fall is that it is when everything begins to...read more
Just before his death in 1543, Nicolaus Copernicus argued that the Earth revolves around the Sun in a book called On the Revolutions of the Celestial Spheres. This moment is often heralded as the birth of modern science. Now, theories and experiments that we would...read more