Portland-based writer Christian Piatt, along with Rev. Amy Piatt and Slim Moon (founder of Kill Rock Stars and a Unitarian Universalist seminarian) discuss pop culture and news through the lens of progressive Christian spirituality.
Season of Doubt
With a freshman in high school, Amy and Christian Piatt are getting familiar with a whole new set of doubts. This got them thinking about how much doubt we’re surrounded by every day. But a question keep nagging at them… Is our doubt getting worse? From AI mimicry to feel-good stories gone bad, it seems… Read more about Season of Doubt
Words at War
Words we use – or withhold – shape our culture, opinions and identities. From media and Church to the White House, our words are at war to claim attention more than ever before. We examine Trump’s words (and silence) regarding Sen. McCain’s death, the Vatican’s response to recent abuse allegations, what various media outlets chose… Read more about Words at War
Blood and Soil: One Year After Charlottesville
It’s been a year since the deadly “Unite the Right” rally in Charlottesville took place. What has happened since then? Amy and Christian Piatt reflect on the impact of last year’s events, consider the recent “Unite the Right 2” rally in DC and consider MSNBC’s recent “Breaking Hate” special featuring former Hammerskin Nation leader and… Read more about Blood and Soil: One Year After Charlottesville
The Moral Compromise of Supporting Trump
In this episode, Christian and Amy ask why white Evangelicals support Trump in such big numbers. As much as 77% of white Evangelicals support Trump. Why do they continue to support him? Do progressives share anything with Evangelicals besides the name Christian? They talk about the moral compromise and rationalization of supporting Trump, the perceived… Read more about The Moral Compromise of Supporting Trump
Modern Feminism and the Death Throes of Patriarchy
In this episode of the CultureCast, Amy and Christian talk about Jeff Sessions and Romans 13, Thai cave rescues and babies in cages, and free speech and feminism. You’ll hear about how a political cartoon sparked a debate about the difference between the efforts to rescue the soccer team trapped in a cave in Thailand and… Read more about Modern Feminism and the Death Throes of Patriarchy
Best of the CultureCast
This is our first ever ‘Best Of’ episode, looking back at some of the best interviews from the 6 months… ish. These are just short clips from 7 different interviews, so if you want to listen to the whole thing just click on the links: Carol Howard Merritt talks about overcoming religious trauma Dr. Pamela… Read more about Best of the CultureCast
I am so surprised and honestly blown away! This is so perfectly honest and refreshing. Thanks so much!
Have found this podcast to be insightful for about three years now. Really enjoy the dynamic between the two hosts. The topics they dive into are interesting and relevant. I also love the "fear of the week," but especially the recommendations.
Author, Teacher, Minister
Amy and Christian share the most crucial contemporary issues of church and culture with depth and breadth. They do so authentically--with humor *and* vulnerability. This is one of my favorite podcasts. Thank you, Amy and Christian!