Monthly Archives: March 2017

#11: Fracturing of the Christian Right and the Religious “Gender Gap”

This month we talk to Carin Robinson, co-author of Onward Christian Soldiers: The Religious Right in American Politics, about the current state of the Christian Right now that no single organization can credibly claim to be its voice. And in an installment of “Pew Does Our Job for Us,” we discuss an analysis the Pew Research Center released in March showing women to be more religious than men in almost every country in the world. Finally, in “One Last Thing,” Dan has a bone to pick with Zack Snyder and Tim wants to talk about guns.

Original air date: 5/3/2016

#10: Islamophobia and What to Do About It

In this month’s episode, Tim Hill and Dan Clanton speak with Todd Green of Luther College about his new book, The Fear of Islam: An Introduction to Islamophobia in the West. And in “One Last Thing,” Dan has seen the film Deadpool twice and Tim has yet to see the musical Hamilton even once.

Original air date: 4/5/2016

#9: Paul Hanson’s Book and Antonin Scalia’s Death

In episode 9, we talk to the eminent Bible scholar Paul D. Hanson about his new book, “A Political History of the Bible in America.” And instead of One Last Thing, we bring back Ann Duncan of Goucher College to help us understand what Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia’s recent death means for the Court and for issues of church and state.

Original air date: 3/1/2016

#7: Hillary Clinton’s Religion and Iowa Caucus Preview

In this month’s episode, we talk to Melissa Deckman of Washington College and the Public Religion Research Institute about how Hillary Clinton’s faith impacts her politics. Then we discuss how the presidential race is shaping up in Iowa with Sarah McCammon of NPR. And in One Last Thing, Dan rhapsodizes about Tony Bennett’s memoir and Tim worries about normal human reactions interfering with our driverless future.

Original air date: 1/5/2016

#6: Climate Change as a Religious Issue

In this month’s episode, we talk to the Rev. Kim Morrow, whose ministry is focused on issues of climate change and sustainability, about how faith informs her activism and what she’s watching for in Paris. And in One Last Thing, Kim talks The Mindy Project, Dan flies with Supergirl, and Tim has his eye on the Supreme Court.

Original air date: 12/1/2015

#5: #BlackLivesMatter and Black Protestant Activism

On this episode, we talk to Melina Abdullah, a scholar of and activist within the #BlackLivesMatter movement about how the movement sees itself and what role faith plays, and then talk with Khalilah Brown-Dean about activism in the “black church” more broadly. And in One Last Thing, Dan is gearing up to geek out and Tim is contemplating stick figures who blow up the planet.

Original air date: 11/10/2015

#4: Tea Party and 2016 GOP Preview

On this episode, we chat about the Tea Party and religion with Heath Brown, author of The Tea Party Divided, and we talk amongst ourselves about the current state of the GOP nomination fight, In One Last Thing, Tim despairs over a loophole in campus privacy law and Dan reminds us of what yesteryear looked like for the Man of Tomorrow.

Original air date: 10/6/2015

#3: Religion Curricula and Other Curricula

For September, we’re going back to school by talking to Mark Chancey of SMU and the Texas Freedom Network about teaching religion in public schools and about how religion gets inserted into other subjects. And in OLT, Dan geeks out about a new DC Comics animated film and Tim dreams of faster space travel.

Original air date: 9/1/2015