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Aug 9, 2020

I talk with Marie D'Elephant, host of Everyone's Autonomous, a new podcast in which she talks "with guests and subject matter experts about how we can begin to move forward after having processed our toxic religious upbringings." We also discuss something else that's in the news more often these days: polyamory, or...

Jul 26, 2020

I discuss the new iconoclasm--the current movement to remove Confederate monuments and disavow historical figures (like, e.g., Margaret Sanger and John Muir) because some of their beliefs conflict with modern, politically correct sensibilities. A lot of what's been going on is good, to be sure, but how far is...

Jul 12, 2020

I interview Eric Cervini, author of The Deviant's War: The Homosexual vs The United States of America, a new history of the gay rights movement focusing on the life and career of activist Frank Kameny.

For more about Eric and his work visit

Listen to his podcast The Deviant's World.

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Jun 28, 2020

I interview Dr. Khyati Joshi, author of White Christian Privilege: The Illusion of Religious Equality in America.

For more about Khyati and her work visit You can buy her book here.

Plus: A win for civil rights! The Supreme Court ruled in Bostock v Clayton County, GA that employers may not discriminate...

Jun 14, 2020

I interview Robb Ryerse, a self-described Republican and "never-Trump" evangelical pastor who decided to primary his own congressman in the 2018 election. Robb wrote about his experience in the new book Running for Our Lives: Faith, Politics, and the Common Good. He's also the pastor of Vintage Fellowship...