24 episodes

A podcast about the ideas that shape our lives.

Ministry of Ideas Zachary Davis

    • Philosophy
    • 4.8, 118 Ratings

A podcast about the ideas that shape our lives.

    Stealing the Canon

    Stealing the Canon

    Literary canons have come under fire for perpetuating privilege and exclusion. But some artists — including William Shakespeare and Hamilton’s Lin-Manuel Miranda — show us how canons can actually build community and democracy.

    • 31 min
    Climate of Denial

    Climate of Denial

    Human-caused climate change is real and growing in impact. Yet many Americans see climate change as a belief that they can opt out of. Two belief structures are to blame: American Protestantism and postmodernism.

    • 33 min
    Progressive Souls, Part 2

    Progressive Souls, Part 2

    Religious people have played an important role in progressive politics in the US for its entire history. Contemporary leftists should look to build bridges and include religious voices in the pursuit of a more just and sustainable society. (Part Two of Two)

    • 25 min
    Progressive Souls, Part 1

    Progressive Souls, Part 1

    Religious people have played an important role in progressive politics in the US for its entire history. Contemporary leftists should look to build bridges and include religious voices in the pursuit of a more just and sustainable society.

    • 27 min
    The Myth of Modernity

    The Myth of Modernity

    Many think modernity is about the rise of science, the spread of democracy and capitalism, or the decline of religion or superstition. But those stories ignore the bigger picture about colonialism and race.

    • 34 min
    Spiritual Machines

    Spiritual Machines

    Ever since early scientists began experimenting with immortality elixirs in the middle ages, religion has been influencing transhumanism. Now, we’re beginning to see transhumanism influencing religion.

    • 30 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
118 Ratings

118 Ratings

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Brilliant

My favorite so far!

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Ministry of Ideas

One of the most thoughtful podcasts out there. Make more please!

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What I was searching for

This is just what I was searching for. Great exploration of the places where ideas, history, religion and politics meet. Providing glimpses of the places we often get stuck, and ways to possibly move forward.

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