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MindShift Podcast is here to help you reconstruct your identity post-cult, or post-religion. Dr Clint Heacock, your host, is an ex-evangelical pastor and Bible college teacher of over 20 years who is committed to helping people unpick the indoctrination, mind control, and conditioning--and take back their lives.

MindShift Podcast Dr Clint Heacock

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MindShift Podcast is here to help you reconstruct your identity post-cult, or post-religion. Dr Clint Heacock, your host, is an ex-evangelical pastor and Bible college teacher of over 20 years who is committed to helping people unpick the indoctrination, mind control, and conditioning--and take back their lives.

    Bonus Episode – Fantasyland: Blurring Fiction and Reality (with Kurt Andersen)

    Bonus Episode – Fantasyland: Blurring Fiction and Reality (with Kurt Andersen)

    In this special bonus episode, I recently caught up with Kurt Andersen, author of the 2017 book Fantasyland: How America Went Haywire–A 500-Year History.  







    Kurt’s book explains so much about the current state of America today by looking at its history through the lens of “fantasyland”–basically, what happens when people begin to blur, or commingle, fantasy and reality. It’s not that other nations don’t do this, but it’s more than what makes America so exceptional is that we seem to have a corner on doing it the best.  







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    Papering Over the Ugly Truth: The History of the Church and Racism (with David Johnson)

    Papering Over the Ugly Truth: The History of the Church and Racism (with David Johnson)

    It’s finally out!







    This is an absolutely incredible, informative and educational conversation I had a while back with David Johnson, host of the Skeptics and Seekers podcast.







    I met David when we were guests on the Still Unbelievable podcast, and he shared about a time when he’d been a guest on an atheist podcast and talked a lot about the church and racism–only to discover that when the episode finally aired, the host of that show had edited out that entire section. So right then I knew…we had to have that conversation.







    I hope you not only enjoy this conversation, but that you learn a lot also from this chat as well.







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    Theocratic Visions: Matt Shea, Timothy Taylor, and Taking Dominion (with Frederick Clarkson)

    Theocratic Visions: Matt Shea, Timothy Taylor, and Taking Dominion (with Frederick Clarkson)

    This week’s episode features another super informative–and potentially disturbing–conversation with returning guest, Fred Clarkson of the Political Research Associates.







    Matt Shea is a former Republican state legislator from my home state of Washington, up in the Pacific Northwest. He’s long been a lightning rod for controversy in his own right, and a few years ago drew nationwide attention for his connection to some very far-right causes. 







    But now, Fred has uncovered a new and potentially more disturbing connection in the person of Timothy Taylor, a New Apostolic Reformation “apostle” who is also a major proponent of the 7 mountains dominion mandate theology.







    That the two men are now apparently working together for some agenda is an area of major concern, and something to keep a close eye on moving forward. You’ll learn more about both men, and what they’re working on, in this very educational episode.







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    Bonus Episode – Dr James Dobson and the Eugenics Connection (with Dr Audrey Clare Farley)

    Bonus Episode – Dr James Dobson and the Eugenics Connection (with Dr Audrey Clare Farley)

    In this special bonus episode, I spoke recently with Dr Audrey Clare Farley, who wrote a fascinating (and quite disturbing) article not long ago exploring the connections between Dr James Dobson of Focus on the Family and…eugenics.







    Sounds crazy, right? No, there is definitely a connection–not just between Dobson and eugenics, but his entire “family values” empire. There’s a dark underbelly to the whole thing, and in this episode, we lay it all out.







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    The Noble Lie and American Mythology

    The Noble Lie and American Mythology

    After last week’s conversation with Jared Yates Sexton about his book American Rule, that spurred me to do some more investigation into this issue of the “noble lie”–what is it, and how exactly does it relate to the official American narrative of its history?







    Once we understand that critical concept–that goes all the way back to the ancient Greek philosopher Plato in the 3rd century BCE–it becomes a helpful paradigm or model through which to interpret not just American history, but many other nations also.







    Join me on this journey of discovery and please, let me know your thoughts!







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    Bonus Episode – American Rule: Unpacking the Noble Lie of American Exceptionalism (with Jared Yates Sexton)

    Bonus Episode – American Rule: Unpacking the Noble Lie of American Exceptionalism (with Jared Yates Sexton)

    Jared Yates Sexton, the co-host of the Muckrake Podcast, is back! This time we are taking a super deep dive into his excellent and thought-provoking book American Rule: How a Nation Conquered the World but Failed its People.







    As always, Jared is a profoundly deep thinker and communicator–and in this case, we will look at some of the defining myths and “noble lies” that have sustained a particular version of American history from even before its founding as a nation. 







    Understanding this paradigm will, I believe, help you to make sense of not just current events, but also American history also.







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    • 1 hr 15 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
85 Ratings

85 Ratings

TaxWize ,

Great Podcast

I’ve been listening for a few months. It’s one of my favorites. Always cohesive, thoughtful and informative. I’ve listened to the Great Lie and American Mythology episode three times. There is so much information packed into this one episode! Thank you Clint.

DaniPhoneHome ,

My first deconstruction podcast

I started listening to this about a month ago and have learned SO MUCH about Christian Nationalism, why I question my faith, and that I’m not alone. I’ve been introduced to other podcasts on the same subjects and I’m so grateful for this community.

PamSga ,

It’s Never Been More Important to Understand the Dangers of the Christian Right

Whether you’re religious or not, this is a critically important podcast. In the US in particular, more and more laws are being passed that impose evangelical beliefs on everything from our workplace policies to our medical care. Dr. Heacock helps us understand what is happening and why. If knowledge is power (it is), MindShift Podcast empowers us to know how to keep both our personal lives, country and world free from the clutches of dangerous Christian nationalism.

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