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Exploring the world inside and outside the evangelical subculture, one conversation at a time. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/exvangelical/support

Exvangelical Blake Chastain

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Exploring the world inside and outside the evangelical subculture, one conversation at a time. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/exvangelical/support

    Powers & Principalities Episode 11: Coup Attempts & Police Nationalism with Jeff Sharlet

    Powers & Principalities Episode 11: Coup Attempts & Police Nationalism with Jeff Sharlet

    In this episode, I speak with Jeff Sharlet, author of The Family (which was turned into a Netflix documentary series of the same name). We discuss the actions of President Trump and the GOP to undermine the results of the election, the role of QAnon, "police nationalism," and much more.

    Read Jeff Sharlet's missives from the Trump campaign rallies in Vanity Fair and follow him on Twitter.

    Follow Blake on Twitter @brchastain, and follow him on Instagram @brchastain_.

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    • 56 min
    Powers & Principalities Episode 10: Post-Election Debrief with Bradley Onishi

    Powers & Principalities Episode 10: Post-Election Debrief with Bradley Onishi

    Prof. Bradley Onishi from Straight White American Jesus returns to the show to discuss Election Week. We discuss the historical significance of the election of Vice President Kamala Harris, the decisive victory of Joe Biden & the GOP's refusal to concede, and what comes next. 

    Follow Brad on Twitter @BradleyOnishi and listen to Straight White American Jesus if you aren't already!

    Follow Blake @brchastain on Twitter & @brchastain_ on Instagram. Support the show via a subscription to The Post-Evangelical Post, or other methods found at exvangelicalpodcast.com/support.

    This episode was produced by Jake Lewis. Thank you, Jake!


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    • 55 min
    6 Days Later (2020)

    6 Days Later (2020)

    Some initial thoughts on the 2020 Election. Acknowledging what was accomplished, and the work that still needs to be done.

    Follow Blake on Twitter and subscribe to The Post-Evangelical Post, where you will find a corresponding transcript, along with some additional links.




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    Powers & Principalities: One Day Until the Next Stage

    Powers & Principalities: One Day Until the Next Stage

    We're one day out until the November 3rd election. In this brief episode, Blake reviews this season's guests and the threats that remain regardless of the outcome of election day.

    If you haven't voted early, please make your plan to vote and make your voice heard. Use the Vote Save America to make your plan to vote.




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    Powers & Principalities Episode 9: The Religious Left with Jack Jenkins

    Powers & Principalities Episode 9: The Religious Left with Jack Jenkins

    My guest this week is Jack Jenkins, national reporter for Religion News Service and author of the book American Prophets: The Religious Roots of Progressive Politics and the Ongoing Fight for the Soul of the Country (Amazon, Bookshop). We discuss how one defines "the religious left," how the religious left differs from the religious right, the historical predecessors of the current religious left, and how the media has adapted to covering religion since the 2016 election.

    Follow Jack Jenkins on Twitter @JackMJenkins.

    Follow Blake on Twitter @brchastain and on Instagram at @brchastain_. 

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    Talking Burnout with Anne Helen Petersen

    Talking Burnout with Anne Helen Petersen

    In this episode, I chat with Anne Helen Petersen about her book Can't Even: How Millennials Became the Burnout Generation (Amazon, Bookshop). We discuss her spiritual & religious background, her viral essay on BuzzFeed that led to this book, how the way we use social media contributes to burnout, how our economic systems fail us, and more. 

    You can follow Anne on Twitter @annehelen and subscribe to her newsletter, Culture Study.

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    This episode was produced by Jake Lewis. Thank you, Jake!


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Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
274 Ratings

274 Ratings

Cq? ,

Gives me Hope

Thank you for your intelligent analysis of current Evangelical culture and how so many of us, that once deeply belonged no longer have a place. This podcast has comforted my broken heart..,I am not alone, and there is power in the perspective of an ex-evangelical, particularly in fractious American life.

Larisa Christine ,

Thank you, Blake for this podcast!

I found this podcast last year while trying to find others who have left Evangelical Christianity. The episodes are filled with relatable content and Blake is a wonderful host! So thankful for access to a podcast like this.

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Excellent show

Hi Blake

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