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Caption: Robert Alter
Jack Russell Weinstein visits with Robert Alter, the world’s foremost Hebrew Scriptures scholar. He just released a new translation of the books of...

  • Added: Sep 05, 2019
  • Length: 54:00
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We continue our series on current State Poets Laureate with New York's Alicia Ostriker. The New York State Poet (2018-2020) is a feminist, critic, ...

  • Added: Aug 21, 2019
  • Length: 29:00
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HOUR ONE: "Religion Without Doctrine" - Is spiritual experience, not belief, the basis of religion? This hour, a curious look at faith. HOUR TWO:...

  • Added: Jul 05, 2019
  • Length: 01:58:58
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Rabbi Lawrence Kushner is a long-time student and articulator of the mysteries and messages of Kabbalah, the Jewish mystical tradition. Kushner say...

  • Added: Mar 15, 2019
  • Length: 58:00
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Author Mary Ellen Ashcroft joined Julie on The Roadhouse to talk about her latest book.

  • Added: Feb 21, 2019
  • Length: 16:48
Caption: from Infinity Mirrors by YaYoi Kusama, High Museum of Art
George Carlin said, “Frisbeetarianism is the belief that when you die, your soul goes up on the roof and gets stuck.” We're not sure we believe in...

  • Added: Dec 24, 2018
  • Length: 01:00:03
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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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Second part in the silent series, featuring a story about tinnitus and a story about declaring independence from internal monologue.

Bought by PRX Remix


  • Added: Nov 26, 2018
  • Length: 20:00
  • Purchases: 1
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HOUR ONE: "Religion Without Doctrine" - Is spiritual experience, not belief, the basis of religion? This hour, a curious look at faith. HOUR TWO:...

  • Added: Nov 20, 2018
  • Length: 01:58:58
Caption: Stephen J. Patterson
Historian of Religion, Stephen Patterson, reconstructs one of the earliest Christian Creeds that Emphasized Radical Egalitarianism.

  • Added: Nov 19, 2018
  • Length: 53:58
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Gavin VanHorn is the author of The Way of the Coyote: Shared Journeys in the Urban Wilds.

  • Added: Nov 12, 2018
  • Length: 29:00
Caption: Jim Dale
From the beloved narrator of the Harry Potter audiobooks and the playwright of Venus in Fur comes a wickedly clever whodunit.

  • Added: Oct 10, 2018
  • Length: 29:33
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We must choose words, Pádraig Ó Tuama says, that deepen “the argument of being alive.” He and Marilyn Nelson are beloved teachers to many. To bring...

  • Added: Sep 04, 2018
  • Length: 58:00
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"Prayers are tools not for doing or getting but for being and becoming." These are words of the legendary pastor and writer Eugene Peterson, whose ...

  • Added: Aug 13, 2018
  • Length: 58:00
Caption: Carol Delaney and Brene Brown
Carol Delaney deconstructs the myth of Abraham and Isaac and Brene Brown challenges us to Dare Greatly.

Bought by WETS


  • Added: Jul 06, 2018
  • Length: 53:59
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Dr. John Andrew Morrow
Recently discovered texts show the peaceful relationship Islam and Christianity enjoyed for centuries.

Bought by WETS


  • Added: Jul 03, 2018
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 1
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HOUR ONE: "Guilt Tripping" - From our diets to our accomplishments, none of us are perfect. So why do we feel so guilty? HOUR TWO: "Skill Vs. Luc...

  • Added: Jun 22, 2018
  • Length: 01:58:57
Caption: Anjuli Raza Kolb, poet
Anjuli Fatima Raza Kolb describes how her grandfather rewrote verses of the Qur’an using only the @ sign on his typewriter.

Bought by KUER, KHSU, KALW, KENW, and PRX Remix


  • Added: May 07, 2018
  • Length: 03:59
  • Purchases: 5
Caption: David Skrbina, The Jesus Hoax
Dr. David Skrbina makes the case that Christianity started as a hoax by Paul.

Bought by WETS


  • Added: Apr 08, 2018
  • Length: 54:01
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Bart Ehrman, The Triumph of Christianity
Bart Ehrman asks how did a religion that began with a small group of illiterate day laborers become the dominant religion of the Roman Empire in ju...

Bought by KPIP-LP and WETS


  • Added: Mar 31, 2018
  • Length: 53:59
  • Purchases: 2
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“A dysfunctional family is any family with more than one person in it.” Mary Karr is beloved for her salty memoirs in which she traces her harrowin...

  • Added: Jan 23, 2018
  • Length: 58:00
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The poet Christian Wiman is giving voice to the hunger and challenge of being religious now. He had a charismatic Texas Christian upbringing, and w...

  • Added: Jan 03, 2018
  • Length: 58:00
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HOUR ONE: "Renunciation" - January is the season of diets and cleanses. Why do we feel compelled to give up our pleasures? HOUR TWO: "Owning The ...

  • Added: Jan 03, 2018
  • Length: 01:58:58
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: Brad Warner
Soto Zen Priest, Brad Warner, talks about Zen, zazen, and Dogen, the 13th century Japanese Zen Master.

Bought by KPIP-LP and WETS


  • Added: Dec 30, 2017
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 2