#67: Rural Conservatism and Dan’s New Book!

This month we talk to Ross Benes, a native son of Brainerd, Nebraska who has written a book about his hometown and his journey away from it and its conservative values. And then Dan tells us all about his new book, The Oxford Handbook of the Bible and American Popular Culture. And in One Last Thing, Dan has been visiting Northern Ireland and Tim has been visiting eastern Tennessee.

Some of the things we talked about on this show:

Mr. Benes mentioned What’s the Matter with Kansas? and Dinesh D’Souza’s What’s So Great About Christianity.

That film trilogy Dan mentioned is The Qatsi Trilogy by Godfrey Reggio.

Dan’s One Last Thing was Derry Girls.

Tim’s One Last Thing was The Barkley Marathons: The Race That Eats Its Young. (But also: go watch In and Of Itself.)

0:00-2:04: Introduction

2:08-20:44: Benes interview

20:49-33:22: Clanton interview

33:26-35:52: Dan’s OLT

35:52-38:55: Tim’s OLT

38:55-39:55: Credits

39:58-40:12: Outtake