266 episodes

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 Magnificast The Magnificast

    • Religion & Spirituality
    • 4.7 • 23 Ratings

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.

    Quirked Up White Boys Reading the Parables

    Quirked Up White Boys Reading the Parables

    We've spent more time than usual reading the Bible lately, but, as you might know, reading the Bible can be complicated. To get into how difficult it is, we read William Herzog's Parables as Subversive Speech and talk about the big history behind the context of the parables.

    Intro Music by Amaryah Armstrong
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    • 1 hr
    Organize The Church

    Organize The Church

    After a kind of long series of goofs, this episode gets into some brief ideas about organizing your faith community.

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    • 1 hr 11 min
    Magnificast Classic: A Very Moody May Day

    Magnificast Classic: A Very Moody May Day

    Are you still in the May Day mood? Then take a trip back in time with us to last year when we talked about the Haymarket Riot and Dwight L. Moody!

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    In past eps, we've talked about a lot of the cool leftist Christians involved in the Haymarket riot and the gilded age labor movement, but what about the shitty Christians? This week, we're bringing you a wild story about how Dwight L Moody massively profited from the Harmarket riot!

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    Outro music by theillogicalspoon
    https://theillalogicalspoon.bandcamp.com/track/hoods-up-the-low-down-technified-blues
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    • 56 min
    Degrowth and Ecosocialism

    Degrowth and Ecosocialism

    There's so much scary and bad news about climate change and its effects. It sucks big time. Though, so as not to just curse the darkness, in this episode we talk about a recent piece in the Monthly Review about points of unity between degrowth activists and ecosocialism.

    Read the article here: https://monthlyreview.org/2022/04/01/for-an-ecosocialist-degrowth/

    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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    • 56 min
    Kerala

    Kerala

    Listen folks, we've been hitting the bible and theology pretty hard over the last few weeks. But, now that Lent is over we're taking a breather and talking about some a little less biblical. Dean and Matt have been reading Kerala: Another World is Possible by T.M. Thomas Isaac and they're pretty excited to talk about it. So, in this episode, you'll hear all about Kerala, India, Participatory democracy, and liberation theology in India.

    You can find the book here: https://mayday.leftword.com/kerala.html

    Intro Music by Amaryah Armstrong
    Outro music by theillogicalspoon
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    • 1 hr 2 min
    Last Supper Leftovers

    Last Supper Leftovers

    We've been making our way through lent and talking about all of the themes along the way. This week we're talking about the last supper and the betrayal of Jesus.


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    Outro music by theillogicalspoon
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    • 59 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
23 Ratings

23 Ratings

anarchistfish ,

Great cast

The magnificast doesn’t a great job of working through the complexities of trying to marry Christianity and leftist (Marxismy) politics. Rich interviews, real life struggles, material implications of the faithful, Etc. They can be a bit of an acquired taste, have a tendency to trip over their propositions, back tract, deconstruct, repeat, idk, it depends, etc. ($ on a speech coach would be well spent) So as a listener it can feel like oneself step forward and two backwards, but it’s a big step forward for those looking to enrich their faith with a level of engaged practicality.

Jana_B70 ,

Informational but not overwhelming

I started listening to this podcast two years ago, when I wanted a socialist Christian approach to the world. I've learned so much, and the hosts are great at breaking things down into understandable chunks. Grateful for their voice of hope in a sea of fear.

Definitely Not Dean ,

Wowzah!

What a great podcast! Matt and Dean are some smart cookies, which are the best kinds of cookies. Christianity and leftism? A combo you won't regret. Also, the hosts sound very good-looking, as do all of their guests. 10/10 stars.

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