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A weekly podcast about Christianity and leftist politics. The Magnificast is hosted by Dean Dettloff and Matt Bernico. Each week's episode focuses on a unique or under-realized aspect of territory between Christianity and politics that no one taught you about in sunday school.

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A weekly podcast about Christianity and leftist politics. The Magnificast is hosted by Dean Dettloff and Matt Bernico. Each week's episode focuses on a unique or under-realized aspect of territory between Christianity and politics that no one taught you about in sunday school.

    The Poetry of Ernesto Cardenal

    The Poetry of Ernesto Cardenal

    We're starting a brand new arc! Over the next few weeks, we'll be cultivating our literary sensibilities and talking about poetry and politics. We're kicking the arc off with one of our all-time faves Ernesto Cardenal!


    Intro Music by Amaryah Armstrong
    Outro music by theillogicalspoon
    https://theillalogicalspoon.bandcamp.com/track/hoods-up-the-low-down-technified-blues

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    • 53 min
    Jesus and the Politics of Mammon w/ Hollis Phelps

    Jesus and the Politics of Mammon w/ Hollis Phelps

    In this week's episode, learning about Jesus from Hollis Phelps. Hollis just wrote a cool new book called Jesus and the Politics of Mammon. You can find it here: https://wipfandstock.com/jesus-and-the-politics-of-mammon.html You should also check out Hollis' article on the religious left here: https://religiondispatches.org/the-problem-with-the-latest-predictions-for-the-rise-of-the-religious-left/

    Intro Music by Amaryah Armstrong
    Outro music by theillogicalspoon
    https://theillalogicalspoon.bandcamp.com/track/hoods-up-the-low-down-technified-blues

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    • 51 min
    The Idolatry of War

    The Idolatry of War

    We're back with the first new episode of 2020! In case you didn't hear, the imperialists are doing what imperialists do and starting up the war machine in Iran. In this episode, we explore some of the things that our fav Christian leftists have said about war and we also offer some socialist interventions to those Christian ideas.
    Intro Music by Amaryah Armstrong
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    • 1 hr
    Yuletide in Dixie w/ Robert May

    Yuletide in Dixie w/ Robert May

    According to the church calendar, it's still Christmas. Sorry Scrooges, it's Christmas and you can't do anything about it. What you can do is listen to Professor Robert May talk about his book, Yuletide in Dixie: Slavery, Christmas, and Southern Memory. https://www.upress.virginia.edu/title/5317.

    • 1 hr 11 min
    Christmas media w/ Brent Plate

    Christmas media w/ Brent Plate

    Santa has come and gone, but we're still on this Christmas kick. This week we talk with Brent Plate about Christmas films, the history of Christmas and a lot more!

    Check out Brent's articles here:
    https://www.hamilton.edu/news/story/christmas-movies-brent-rodriguez-plate

    https://religionnews.com/2018/12/07/technology-tradition-and-the-invention-of-christmas-in-19th-century-new-york/

    • 1 hr 3 min
    The Public Work of Christmas w/ Pamela Klassen

    The Public Work of Christmas w/ Pamela Klassen

    Ho Ho Ho, we're back with more Christmas content for all you Whos down in Whoville. This week, we talked with Pamela Klassen, a professor in the study of religion at the University of Toronto. She edited a rad collection of essays called The Public Work of Christmas and we're excited to talk with her and figure out what Christmas is all about! You can check out a preview of her book here: https://www.google.com/books/edition/The_Public_Work_of_Christmas/7FWXDwAAQBAJ?hl=en&gbpv=0
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    • 45 min

Customer Reviews

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Informal yet informative

While I occasionally have my disagreements, the Magnificast has been very informative, and I can honestly say it has strengthened both my faith and my politics. Look forward to seeing where this podcast continues to go with time.

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