Podcast by Toby Buckle
THE ANCIENT NEAR EAST With Amanda Podany
I'm joined by Amanda Podany, author of Weavers, Scribes, and Kings, to chat all things Ancient Near East. From her 'microhistory' method, to the culture, religion, gender norms, politics, and even food of the period.
(After a longish pause in episodes I'm coming back with two at once!)
THE STATE With Philip Pettit
After a content creation sabbatical, the podcast is back!
Friend of the Podcast Philip Pettit returns to discuss his latest book - the State - we discuss his genealogy of norms, laws, and nations.
THE HISTORICAL JESUS With Jonathan Rowlands
I'm Joined by Jonathan Jowlands for an in-depth discussion of historical Jesus research. We cover the history of the 'quest' and the different worldviews we both bring to it. Jonathan lays out a view for including theological perspectives, and I defend a 'history only' approach.
Why did democrats exceed expectations in the midterms, and what does that mean for America's increasingly unstable democracy? I give some overall reactions and analysis in this solo episode.
Structural Injustice & Workers' Rights with Virginia Mantouvalou
I'm joined by Virginia Mantouvalou to discuss her upcoming book on worker's rights. We look at how state rules and regulations can make workers at risk of explotation, and the role of human rights in addressing these injustices.
THE RESURECTION AS HISTORY
An extended episode in which I take on one of the most significant historical mysteries of all time: What happened at, and after, the death of Jesus? What did Paul see, or claim to have seen? How and why the gospel accounts differ, and my best guess on the reality behind it all.
Often very intelligent discussions but could be better organized and less wordy.
I’m not sure there’s been an episode I didn’t love.
Sound needs work.
Great speakers. Over talkative host.
Enjoy the breadth of speakers, but really wish the host would let the speakers articulate themselves and just stop talking so much.