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Ariel Burger talks about his book WITNESS: Lessons from Elie Wiesels Classroom. And later in the show, we re-air our 2016 interview with Ani Tuzman...

  • Added: Dec 13, 2018
  • Length: 59:00
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-From the 1830s to the Civil War, Americans could be found putting each other into trances for fun and profit in parlors, on stage, and in medical ...

Bought by WLPR, WCMU, KXCV, WAMC, WRGY and more


  • Added: Nov 29, 2018
  • Length: 53:56
  • Purchases: 8
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-When Thomas Jefferson designed the University of Virginia’s central Rotunda, he set out to build a temple to the book, a stunning rebuke to the Ch...

Bought by C89.5 - KNHC Seattle, WFAE, WRST-FM Oshkosh, WTJU, KMRE-LP and more


  • Added: Mar 16, 2018
  • Length: 53:56
  • Purchases: 11
Caption: The Preface of the Venus Table of the Dresden Codex - an ancient Mayan book containing astronomical data.
From Alexander the Great's "pillow book" (The Iliad) to the Mayan Popul Vuh; from Gilgamesh to Harry Potter by way of Goethe and the notion of “wor...

  • Added: Jan 03, 2018
  • Length: 59:01
Caption: Benjamin Lay painted by William Williams in 1790
Today, the curious case of Benjamin Lay: Englishman, Quaker, cobbler, sailor, cultural shock firebrand, cave dweller, autodidact, animal liberation...

  • Added: Oct 17, 2017
  • Length: 58:10
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Today, politicians and intellectuals warn that we face a crisis of civility and a veritable war of words polluting our public sphere. In liberal de...

  • Added: Mar 21, 2017
  • Length: 58:03
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The story of Thomas Jefferson's secular utopia - Biblical scholars fact-check politicians' use of the bible - New technologies change evangelical w...

Bought by WNSB, KKRN, and WNMU-FM


  • Added: Jan 13, 2017
  • Length: :30
  • Purchases: 3
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The story of Thomas Jefferson's secular utopia - Biblical scholars fact-check politicians' use of the bible - New technologies change evangelical w...

Bought by WRST-FM Oshkosh, Northeast Indiana Public Radio, KALH, WTJU, KEDT and more


  • Added: Jan 13, 2017
  • Length: 53:58
  • Purchases: 10
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The story of Thomas Jefferson's secular utopia - Biblical scholars fact-check politicians' use of the bible - New technologies change evangelical w...

Bought by WFHB, WNSB, KWMR, KRZA, Peconic Public Broadcasting and more


  • Added: Jan 13, 2017
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 11
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We're re-visiting our 2014 interview with Phyllis Tickle. In our conversation we explore the idea that our culture has been shaped by roughly 500-y...

  • Added: Apr 21, 2015
  • Length: 59:00
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On today's show, we have an in-depth conversation about the experience of women in religious communities and in the academic study of religion with...

  • Added: Apr 21, 2015
  • Length: 59:30
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Taking place mostly in the Vatican and the tiny town that surrounds it, this fast moving, thoughtful novel features two brothers who are priests, t...

Bought by KCMJ Community Radio and KSVR Studios: Skagit Valley Radio


  • Added: Apr 15, 2015
  • Length: 09:48
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: 1963 CDC poster for the oral polio vaccine., Credit: Wikimedia Commons
In 2014 the United States had 650 reported cases of measles, a disease made preventable by a vaccine introduced 30 years ago. The majority of these...

  • Added: Apr 01, 2015
  • Length: 01:27:06
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Jonathan Judaken on existentialism and religion; Katy Scrogin on The Myth of the Muslim Tide.

  • Added: Oct 09, 2014
  • Length: 53:50
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Phyllis Tickle on The Great Emergence; Katy Scrogin on Alain Badiou: Between Theology and Anti-Theology.

  • Added: Oct 06, 2014
  • Length: 43:16
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Catherine Brekus on the Bible and democracy; Katy Scrogin on Political Emotions: Why Love Matters for Justice.

  • Added: Oct 06, 2014
  • Length: 35:56
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Amy Black on the separation of church and state; Katy Scrogin on The Reason I Jump.

  • Added: Oct 06, 2014
  • Length: 34:11
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Lillian Daniel on the problems of being spiritual but not religious; Katy Scrogin on The Still Point of the Turning World.

  • Added: Oct 06, 2014
  • Length: 32:00
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Lillian Daniel on spirituality vs. religiosity; Katy Scrogin on A History of Religion in 5 1/2 Objects: Bringing the Spiritual to Its Senses.

  • Added: Oct 06, 2014
  • Length: 31:18
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S. Brent Plate on experience, materiality, and physical objects. Excerpt from TV documentary, Divided Families: Responding with Faith.

  • Added: Oct 06, 2014
  • Length: 39:21
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Reza Aslan on Zealot: The Life and Times of Jesus of Nazareth; Katy Scrogin on Pussy Riot: A Punk Prayer

  • Added: Oct 06, 2014
  • Length: 46:35
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Brigham Young was a rough-hewn transient from New York who was electrified by the Mormon faith. He married more than 50 women, and transformed a ba...

Bought by Peconic Public Broadcasting, WCAI / WNAN, Delmarva Public Radio, and WMNF


  • Added: Sep 05, 2014
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 4

  • Added: Apr 11, 2014
  • Length: 28:59
  • Purchases: 5
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Making sense of the most talked about book of all time.

Bought by KPVL


  • Added: Apr 11, 2014
  • Length: 53:51
  • Purchases: 1
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An entire generation of Americans grew up knowing no other president than Franklin D. Roosevelt, who served four terms and led them through the Dep...

Bought by WCAI / WNAN, WCWP, Cove Mountain Educational Broadcasting, and WTJU


  • Added: May 24, 2013
  • Length: 53:54
  • Purchases: 4