All Episodes

Feb. 19, 2021

Laura Polk Returns (to discuss the Religious Right)

Laura Polk returns to the show to discuss the Jan 6th insurrection and the Religious Right. In particular, we discuss three pivot…

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Feb. 4, 2021

IRL with Chris Stedman

Chris Stedman is a Minneapolis-based writer, speaker, and community organizer. In this conversation, we discuss his book IRL: Fin…

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Dec. 14, 2020

The Dirty Rotten Church Kids

My guests for this episode are The Dirty Rotten Church Kids, aka Josh Link & Adrian Gibbs.

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Nov. 30, 2020

Powers & Principalities Episode 12: What We've Learned in the Past 4 …

In the season 1 finale of Powers & Principalities, I speak with Reza Aslan about what we've learned about the United States in th…

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Nov. 19, 2020

Powers & Principalities Episode 11: Coup Attempts & Police Nationalis…

In this episode, I speak with Jeff Sharlet, author of The Family ( which was turned into a Netflix documentary series of the same…

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Nov. 13, 2020

Powers & Principalities Episode 10: Post-Election Debrief with Bradle…

Prof. Bradley Onishi from Straight White American Jesus returns to the show to discuss Election Week. We discuss the historical s…

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Nov. 9, 2020

6 Days Later (2020)

Some initial thoughts on the 2020 Election. Acknowledging what was accomplished, and the work that still needs to be done.

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Nov. 2, 2020

Powers & Principalities: One Day Until the Next Stage

We're one day out until the November 3rd election. In this brief episode, Blake reviews this season's guests and the threats that…

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Oct. 26, 2020

Powers & Principalities Episode 9: The Religious Left with Jack Jenki…

My guest this week is Jack Jenkins, national reporter for Religion News Service and author of the book American Prophets: The Rel…

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Oct. 23, 2020

Talking Burnout with Anne Helen Petersen

In this episode, I chat with Anne Helen Petersen about her book Can't Even: How Millennials Became the Burnout Generation ( Amazo…

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Oct. 21, 2020

Powers & Principalities Episode 8: White Evangelical Racism with Anth…

My guest this week is Dr. Anthea Butler, associate professor of religion and Africana Studies at the University of Pennsylvania a…

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Oct. 15, 2020

Luke Barnett of Faith Based

My guest this week is Luke Barnett, writer and star of the new film Faith Based, which is available now on demand. Faith Based is…

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Oct. 12, 2020

Powers & Principalities Episode 7: Answering Audience Questions with …

On this week's episode, I am joined by Bradley Onishi of the Straight White American Jesus podcast to answer your questions about…

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Oct. 5, 2020

Powers & Principalities Episode 6: White Too Long with Robert Jones

My guest this week is Robert Jones, founder and CEO of PRRI (The Public Religion Research Institute), and author of the recent bo…

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Sept. 28, 2020

Powers & Principalities Episode 5: The Unholy Alliance of Trump & the…

My guest this week is Sarah Posner, author of the book Unholy: Why White Evangelicals Worship at the Altar of Donald Trump ( Book…

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Sept. 23, 2020

Powers & Principalities Episode 4.1: CALL FOR QUESTIONS!

We're taking a brief break to allow a little more time for production, but we're ready to take your questions.  Brad Onishi (of S…

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Sept. 14, 2020

Powers & Principalities Episode 4: Christian Reconstruction with Juli…

My guest this week is Julie Ingersoll, professor of religious studies at the University of North Florida and author of the book B…

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