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Kelsey McKinney, author of God Spare the Girls

July 30, 2021

Kelsey McKinney, co-owner & features writer for Defector.com and author of the debut novel God Spare the Girls , joins the show! We talk about her novel, how getting to know people outside the evangelical bubble changes your perspective, her experiences in the media, and much more. God Spare the Gi…

Good Christian Fun with Caroline Ely & Kevin T. Porter

July 2, 2021

The hosts of Good Christian Fun join the show to talk about Christian school (with goats!), satellite home school curricula (Covenant Eyes included!) and much more! Follow GCF on Instagram , and Kevin & Caroline on there too. Follow Blake on Twitter @brchastain . Support the show via Substack . Thi…

Josie Jimenez

June 18, 2021

Josie Jimenez joins the show!

Emily Joy Allison Discusses #SBC21 & #ChurchToo Direct Action

June 16, 2021

Emily Joy Allison returns to discuss the 2021 Southern Baptist Convention, Russell Moore, and moore. (Pun intended.)

Irreverent Media Spotlight: A Tiny Revolution w/ Kevin Garcia

June 4, 2021

Listen to this special episode from IMG creator Kevin Garcia!

Re-Release: Mark Russell on Religion, Satire, and Superheroes

May 13, 2021

Superhero movies are returning to theaters, and it's time to return to this conversation.

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About the Host

Blake Chastain

Blake Chastain is host of the Exvangelical and Powers & Principalities podcasts and writer of the Post-Evangelical Post newsletter. He started the #exvangelical hashtag and helped popularize the term. He lives in the Chicago area with his family.