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Where politics, religion and history collide - and it's not always polite! Political opinion podcast hosted by former political science instructor and current political observer Jaye Pool. Left-leaning yet not perfectly bound by ideology. Historical context with a dose of progressive Christianity in the mix. #StirThePot #Resist #p2 #progressiveChristian #Exvangelical

Potstirrer Podcast Jaye Pool

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Where politics, religion and history collide - and it's not always polite! Political opinion podcast hosted by former political science instructor and current political observer Jaye Pool. Left-leaning yet not perfectly bound by ideology. Historical context with a dose of progressive Christianity in the mix. #StirThePot #Resist #p2 #progressiveChristian #Exvangelical

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    Music:
    Potstirrer Podcast Theme composed by Jon Biegen from Stranger Still
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    • 8 min
    The Dry Depths of My Soul: Conversation with Allison K. Garcia

    The Dry Depths of My Soul: Conversation with Allison K. Garcia

    Christian novelist Allison K. Garcia joins Jaye for an engaging conversation about the book The Dry Depths of My Soul, the first installment in The Mosaic series. This is Allison's initial foray into the genre of Queer Christian fiction. This exciting, energetic discussion includes discussion of LGBTQ+ identity and Christianity, mental health, church clarity, NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) and much, much more. 
    Order The Dry Depths of My Soul:
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    More from Allison K. Garcia:
    Publications: https://www.amazon.com/Allison-K-Garcia/e/B017OEJC44/ref=dp_byline_cont_pop_book_1 
    Facebook Author Page: https://www.facebook.com/allisonkgarciaauthor 
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    Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/athewriter 
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    Music:
    Potstirrer Podcast Theme composed by Jon Biegen from Stranger Still
    http://strangerstillshow.com/ 

    • 49 min
    Broke the Bread, Spilled the Tea: Conversation with Mitchell Kesller

    Broke the Bread, Spilled the Tea: Conversation with Mitchell Kesller

    CONTENT WARNING: This episode includes brief discussion of abuse and suicide. Listener discretion is advised.
    Author Mitchell Kesller joins Jaye for a meaningful conversation about his debut book, Broke the Bread, Spilled the Tea. Broke the Bread, Spilled the Tea seeks to bridge the gap between Christian faith and LGBTQ+ identity, making the case that there is much more to faith in Christ than what is often preached on Sunday mornings. This fascinating, in-depth discussion touches on the harm done to the LGBTQ+ community by the American church, apologetics, the politicization of conservative Christianity, separation of church and state, the search for a deeper understanding of God and the Bible, and more.
    Order Broke the Bread, Spilled the Tea:
    Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Broke-Bread-Spilled-Mitchell-Kesller/dp/B09TRN7FRW?&_encoding=UTF8&tag=mitchellkesll-20&linkCode=ur2&linkId=70bac9271ca75ad6c501cf2f4740d9fd&camp=1789&creative=9325
    Barnes & Noble: https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/broke-the-bread-spilled-the-tea-mitchell-kesller/1141116088?ean=9798985785401

    Website: https://mitchellkesller.com/
    IG: https://www.instagram.com/MitchellKesller/
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    Twitter: https://twitter.com/mitchellkesller
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    Website: http://PotstirrerPodcast.com
    Music:
    Potstirrer Podcast Theme composed by Jon Biegen from Stranger Still
    http://strangerstillshow.com/

    • 42 min
    From the Moon I Watched Her: Conversation with Emily English Medley

    From the Moon I Watched Her: Conversation with Emily English Medley

    CONTENT WARNING: This episode includes discussion of trauma, mental illness and sexual assault, including the sexual abuse of children. Listener discretion is advised.
    Novelist Emily English Medley joins Jaye for a conversation about her debut book, From the Moon I Watched Her. From the Moon I Watched Her is an engaging, raw coming-of-age tale about skeletons lurking under church pews, and the little girl who finds them. This heartfelt and open conversation touches on themes such as mental illness, trauma, abuse of power within the American church, searching for authenticity, and more.
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    Website: https://emilyenglishmedley.com/#book 
    Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Moon-I-Watched-Her/dp/1626347441 
    Barnes & Noble: https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/from-the-moon-i-watched-her-emily-english-medley/1136925639 
    LIMITED TIME Book Giveaway:
    Go to http://www.twitter.com/potstirrercast (Twitter -> @potstirrercast), and anytime between the release of Episode 106 and Friday, September 9th, 2022 at 11:59pm Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) - like and retweet the pinned post. When you like and retweet (RT) the pinned post @potstirrercast, you will be entered to win a SIGNED copy of From the Moon I Watched Her! The winner will be chosen at random and will be announced Saturday, September 10, 2022. US residents only. 
    Emily English Medley:
    Website: https://emilyenglishmedley.com/ 
    IG: https://www.instagram.com/emily.englishmedley/ 
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/EmilyMedley2 
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/emilyenglishmedley/ 
    Link in Bio: http://potstirrerpodcast.com/linkinbio/ 
    Jaye Pool's Medium: http://medium.com/@marinabreeze 
    Website: PotstirrerPodcast.com
    Twitter: @potstirrercast
    Music:
    Potstirrer Podcast Theme composed by Jon Biegen from Stranger Still
    http://strangerstillshow.com/ 
    Ocean composed by THBD
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    Music provided by RFM: https://youtu.be/6dYoV1hHf8o 

    • 46 min
    Harder Core Urban Legends

    Harder Core Urban Legends

    In a public release of this bonus episode originally released on Patreon in November 2019, Jaye talks more urban legends by discussing a couple of processed food-related legends. Is McDonalds adding animal byproducts and other gross fillers to their hamburgers? Are popular meat substitutes such as Beyond Burger and the Impossible Burger "indistinguishable" from dog food? Jaye also provides a bit of historical context for Americans' distrust of corporations involved in food processing, which often drives food-related urban legends.
    Link in Bio: http://potstirrerpodcast.com/linkinbio/ 
    Jaye Pool's Medium: http://medium.com/@marinabreeze 
    Website: PotstirrerPodcast.com
    Twitter: @potstirrercast
    Source Links:
    https://www.snopes.com/fact-check/the-eyes-of-texas/ 
    https://www.snopes.com/fact-check/worm-meat-used-mcdonalds-hamburgers/  
    http://ushistoryscene.com/article/second-industrial-revolution/  
    https://interestingengineering.com/how-the-first-and-second-industrial-revolutions-changed-our-world  
    https://www.gutenberg.org/files/140/140-h/140-h.htm  
    https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/projects/cp/obituaries/archives/upton-sinclair-meat-industry  
    https://www.cnbc.com/2019/07/04/beyond-meat-impossible-foods-and-the-diet-truth-of-the-summer-burger.html  
    https://thetakeout.com/impossible-burger-grocery-sales-bestseller-1838775225  
    https://www.snopes.com/fact-check/impossible-burgers-dogfood/  
    https://www.realagriculture.com/2019/07/dog-food-or-fake-meat-most-cant-tell-the-difference/  
    https://www.milkbusiness.com/article/can-going-vegan-save-planet  
    Music:
    Potstirrer Podcast Theme composed by Jon Biegen from Stranger Still 
    http://strangerstillshow.com/ 
    Power Drive composed by Dan Mason 
    https://danmason.bandcamp.com/album/singles 
    Macaroon 5 composed by Audionautix
    Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)
    Artist: http://audionautix.com/ 
    Members Only composed by TrackTribe
    Scratching Teeth composed by JHS Pedals

    • 30 min
    My Gay Church Days: Conversation with George Azar

    My Gay Church Days: Conversation with George Azar

    Author and former evangelical pastor George Azar joins Jaye to discuss his new book, My Gay Church Days, his memoir about his life while in evangelical Christianity, where he eventually joined church leadership, while keeping secret his truth as a gay man. This real and candid conversation touches on themes such as belonging and the cost of acceptance, identity and intersectionality, purity culture, spiritual abuse, and more. 
    Order My Gay Church Days:
    Website: https://www.mygaychurchdays.com/store/p/my-gay-church-days-book 
    Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Coming-Jesus-closeted-evangelical-eventually 
    Social media:
    IG: @mygaychurchdays
    Website: https://www.mygaychurchdays.com/ 
    Twitter: @potstirrercast
    IG: @potstirrerpodcast
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/potstirrerpodcast/ 
    Website: http://PotstirrerPodcast.com 
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    Music:
    Potstirrer Podcast Theme composed by Jon Biegen from Stranger Still
    http://strangerstillshow.com/ 

    • 1 hr 1 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
18 Ratings

18 Ratings

Mxsandy12 ,

Informative and great show!

Love this pod!!!

Big Brother B ,

So good!

Jaye has SUCH a great voice, smooth and easy to listen to. She delivers info like no one else.

livimeikle ,

Informative, thoughtful, academic without ever sounding pretentious

This is my kind of listen—really informative, thoughtful, academic without ever sounding pretentious, and raising my thinking to a new level about topics I don’t know much about. The episode with an incisive discussion of 1960s Detroit and the lead up to the riots of 1967 was especially fascinating and very helpful in getting my mind around the history involved. Her “did you know” sections are a great overview of related-but-tangential topics and are really helpful in understanding more complicated aspects of America’s history. I’ll definitely be adding this podcast to my regular rotation and anticipate the pod being really helpful for my college students as well—I’ll very likely be adding certain episodes to my teaching syllabi next semester.

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