4 episodes

The Nearly Numinous podcast seeks to blend the academic study of religion with real world experiences of religion, community, the supernatural, and spirituality. Tune in to hear discussions about religious history, deep dives into pop culture (such as Star Trek or sports fandoms), and spooky discussions on vampires and other supernatural mythology. We’ll be interviewing academics, various practitioners, and more!

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    • Religion & Spirituality
    • 5.0 • 3 Ratings

The Nearly Numinous podcast seeks to blend the academic study of religion with real world experiences of religion, community, the supernatural, and spirituality. Tune in to hear discussions about religious history, deep dives into pop culture (such as Star Trek or sports fandoms), and spooky discussions on vampires and other supernatural mythology. We’ll be interviewing academics, various practitioners, and more!

    Vampires: History, Mythology, and Religious Movements

    Vampires: History, Mythology, and Religious Movements

    Join Jacqueline, Rachel, and Steph while they get into the spooky season mood and chat all about the history and mythologies surrounding Vampires before diving into contemporary depictions of vampires (a.k.a. swooning over them) and talking about the New Religious Movements surrounding Vampirism.

     

    Find us on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram by searching @NearlyNuminous. Don’t forget to subscribe for new episodes every Monday!

    • 41 min
    Communal Meals with Dr. Richard Ascough

    Communal Meals with Dr. Richard Ascough

    Happy Thanksgiving! Come listen to the 3rd episode of Nearly Numinous where we are joined by Dr. Richard Ascough from the School of Religion at Queen’s University. We focus specifically on ritual and communal meals, but also discuss ancient methods for snubbing your frenemies, Harry Potter, the diet industry, and more!

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    • 59 min
    Down to Earth with Dr. M Shobhana Xavier

    Down to Earth with Dr. M Shobhana Xavier

    In this episode of Nearly Numinous, join Steph, Jacqueline, and Rachel as they have a roundtable discussion with Dr. M Shobhana Xavier all about Zac Efron’s new travelogue – Down to Earth. We chat about the idea of sacred spaces, religious healing, and ecospirituality – all sprinkled with a little bit of swooning over Zac Efron and carbs. We also ask the question of how Netflix and other pop culture media has a lasting impact on religious experience.

    Find us on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram by searching @NearlyNuminous. Don’t forget to subscribe for new episodes every Monday!

     

    • 1 hr
    Introducing the Nearly Numinous Podcast

    Introducing the Nearly Numinous Podcast

    Curious about what “numinous” means? Want to know more about your hosts? Interested in what we mean when we say “religion”? Check out our first episode featuring Steph, Jacqueline, and Rachel!

     

    • 11 min

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Communal Meals

A really relatable and entertaining episode. Dr. Ascough is extremely interesting to listen to and the hosts add their own thoughts and experiences as well as asking insightful questions. Looking forward to the next episode!

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