#40: Politics’ Impact on Religion

This month on Impolite Conversation: we reconsider the causal arrow between religious attendance and political beliefs as we welcome Michele Margolis to talk to us about her book From Politics to the Pews: How Partisanship and the Political Environment Shape Religious Identity. And in One Last Thing, Dan wants to talk about Fear, while Tim wants to talk about inspiration.

Some of the things we talked about this month:

Dan mentioned Tradition in a Rootless World, by Lynn Davidman.

Dan’s OLT was about Bob Woodward’s new book Fear: Trump in the White House. And that got us chatting about Dan Drezner’s #ToddlerinChief thread and NBC’s count of the days the president has spent at self-owned properties.

Tim’s OLT was about the astounding world record set by Eliud Kipchoge.

0:00-1:03: Introductions

1:08-37:11: Margolis interview

37:15-41:20: Dan’s OLT

41:20-44:55: Tim’s OLT

44:55-45:54: Credits

45:59-46:18: Outtakes