25 episodes

A podcast about the ideas that shape our lives.

Ministry of Ideas Zachary Davis

    • Philosophy
    • 5.0 • 3 Ratings

A podcast about the ideas that shape our lives.

    Welcome To Valhalla

    Welcome To Valhalla

    Heathenry, a modern movement drawing on pre-Christian pagan religions, has become associated with the violent, racialized politics of the alt-right. Less well known is the fight to make heathenry--and the progressive values it can promote--inclusive and open to all.

    • 29 min
    Stealing the Canon

    Stealing the Canon

    Literary canons have come under fire for perpetuating privilege and exclusion. But some artists — including William Shakespeare and Hamilton’s Lin-Manuel Miranda — show us how canons can actually build community and democracy.

    • 31 min
    Climate of Denial

    Climate of Denial

    Human-caused climate change is real and growing in impact. Yet many Americans see climate change as a belief that they can opt out of. Two belief structures are to blame: American Protestantism and postmodernism.

    • 33 min
    Progressive Souls, Part 2

    Progressive Souls, Part 2

    Religious people have played an important role in progressive politics in the US for its entire history. Contemporary leftists should look to build bridges and include religious voices in the pursuit of a more just and sustainable society. (Part Two of Two)

    • 25 min
    Progressive Souls, Part 1

    Progressive Souls, Part 1

    Religious people have played an important role in progressive politics in the US for its entire history. Contemporary leftists should look to build bridges and include religious voices in the pursuit of a more just and sustainable society.

    • 27 min
    The Myth of Modernity

    The Myth of Modernity

    Many think modernity is about the rise of science, the spread of democracy and capitalism, or the decline of religion or superstition. But those stories ignore the bigger picture about colonialism and race.

    • 34 min

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