10 episodes

We'll dive into discussions of Christian community and Christian anarchism, the thought and practice of Catholic Worker houses past and present, why we're stuck in cycles of futility, and possible means of transcendence.

Dustbowl Diatribes Laurie M Johnson & Spencer Hess

    • Religion & Spirituality
    • 5.0 • 7 Ratings

We'll dive into discussions of Christian community and Christian anarchism, the thought and practice of Catholic Worker houses past and present, why we're stuck in cycles of futility, and possible means of transcendence.

    Season 2, Ep 3: Invasion of the Soul Snatcher: Liberalism and Religion

    Season 2, Ep 3: Invasion of the Soul Snatcher: Liberalism and Religion

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    • 1 hr 41 min
    Season 2, Ep 2: The Call to Integral Liberation: An Interview With Dr. Larry Chapp

    Season 2, Ep 2: The Call to Integral Liberation: An Interview With Dr. Larry Chapp

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    Dr. Larry Chapp of the popular blog Gaudium et Spes joins Spencer and Laurie for a discussion about ressourcement theology, the inspiration for the international Catholic journal Communio. Dr. Chapp cares for a Catholic Worker farm and, through his blog and numerous YouTube videos, brings his own version of Peter Maurin's "agronomic university" to a larger audience. We share a lot in common with Dr. Chapp, both in philosophy as well as practice, as we also are attempting a Catholic Worker farm, as well as an agronomic university through the Maurin Academy.

    • 2 hr 1 min
    Season 2, Ep 1: Why Don’t Pastors Go There? Interview With a Lutheran Pastor

    Season 2, Ep 1: Why Don’t Pastors Go There? Interview With a Lutheran Pastor

    Laurie and Spencer interview retired Lutheran Pastor Tom Mundahl. Mundahl has made action the center of his ministry, including leading a venture into Catholic Worker hospitality in a Campus student group. We discuss why it is difficult for pastors to move beyond the comfort zones of their parishioners to lead them into new ways of living and interacting with others. We discuss the obstacle of Christian nationalism as the latest inhibitor of Christian action.

    • 1 hr
    Dustbowl Diatribes 11: Cutrone Convo Postgame

    Dustbowl Diatribes 11: Cutrone Convo Postgame

    Laurie and Spencer spend some time unpacking the significance of their latest interview with "the last Marxist," Chris Cutrone. Cutrone is one of our favorite Marxist theorists, and talking to him is always thought provoking. Some of the highlights that make this interview different are his ideas on the state of higher education in the US, Cutrone's views on Christianity and church, and his discussion of possible future scenarios including climate change social and economic disruptions.

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    • 1 hr 21 min
    Dustbowl Diatribes 10: Entering the Cutrone Zone (Interview with Chris Cutrone of Platypus)

    Dustbowl Diatribes 10: Entering the Cutrone Zone (Interview with Chris Cutrone of Platypus)

    Spencer and Laurie interview "the last Marxist", Christ Cutrone about his experience with Catholic Worker-style Christians, the limits of the left, and what is to be done.

    • 2 hr 35 min
    Dustbowl Diatribes 9: Party Like It’s 1999? First Season Recap Pt. 2

    Dustbowl Diatribes 9: Party Like It’s 1999? First Season Recap Pt. 2

    Spencer and Laurie finish their discussion of Season 1 of Dustbowl Diatribes, including a detour into how different Christian theologies can land you in very different places on the environment and the care of other humans.

    • 28 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
7 Ratings

7 Ratings

robofussin ,

Great stuff

A great look into modern U.S. politics. I come from less of a Christian or an anarchist outlook, but tbh I’m at the point in my life where I can go any way that will lead the American working class or humanity in general out the modern milieu of liberalism hustle culture in the face of climate disaster. Thanks for the great insights from this pod. Looking forward to more episodes.

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