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A weekly podcast about Christianity and leftist politics. The Magnificast is hosted by Dean Dettloff and Matt Bernico. Each week's episode focuses on a unique or under-realized aspect of territory between Christianity and politics that no one taught you about in sunday school.

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A weekly podcast about Christianity and leftist politics. The Magnificast is hosted by Dean Dettloff and Matt Bernico. Each week's episode focuses on a unique or under-realized aspect of territory between Christianity and politics that no one taught you about in sunday school.

    Jesus and the Politics of Mammon w/ Hollis Phelps

    Jesus and the Politics of Mammon w/ Hollis Phelps

    In this week's episode, learning about Jesus from Hollis Phelps. Hollis just wrote a cool new book called Jesus and the Politics of Mammon. You can find it here: https://wipfandstock.com/jesus-and-the-politics-of-mammon.html You should also check out Hollis' article on the religious left here: https://religiondispatches.org/the-problem-with-the-latest-predictions-for-the-rise-of-the-religious-left/

    Intro Music by Amaryah Armstrong
    Outro music by theillogicalspoon
    https://theillalogicalspoon.bandcamp.com/track/hoods-up-the-low-down-technified-blues

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    • 51 min
    The Idolatry of War

    The Idolatry of War

    We're back with the first new episode of 2020! In case you didn't hear, the imperialists are doing what imperialists do and starting up the war machine in Iran. In this episode, we explore some of the things that our fav Christian leftists have said about war and we also offer some socialist interventions to those Christian ideas.
    Intro Music by Amaryah Armstrong
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    https://theillalogicalspoon.bandcamp.com/track/hoods-up-the-low-down-technified-blues

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    • 1 hr
    Yuletide in Dixie w/ Robert May

    Yuletide in Dixie w/ Robert May

    According to the church calendar, it's still Christmas. Sorry Scrooges, it's Christmas and you can't do anything about it. What you can do is listen to Professor Robert May talk about his book, Yuletide in Dixie: Slavery, Christmas, and Southern Memory. https://www.upress.virginia.edu/title/5317.

    • 1 hr 11 min
    Christmas media w/ Brent Plate

    Christmas media w/ Brent Plate

    Santa has come and gone, but we're still on this Christmas kick. This week we talk with Brent Plate about Christmas films, the history of Christmas and a lot more!

    Check out Brent's articles here:
    https://www.hamilton.edu/news/story/christmas-movies-brent-rodriguez-plate

    https://religionnews.com/2018/12/07/technology-tradition-and-the-invention-of-christmas-in-19th-century-new-york/

    • 1 hr 3 min
    The Public Work of Christmas w/ Pamela Klassen

    The Public Work of Christmas w/ Pamela Klassen

    Ho Ho Ho, we're back with more Christmas content for all you Whos down in Whoville. This week, we talked with Pamela Klassen, a professor in the study of religion at the University of Toronto. She edited a rad collection of essays called The Public Work of Christmas and we're excited to talk with her and figure out what Christmas is all about! You can check out a preview of her book here: https://www.google.com/books/edition/The_Public_Work_of_Christmas/7FWXDwAAQBAJ?hl=en&gbpv=0
    Music from NAVIDAD EN LIBERTAD ~ Carlos Mejia Godoy
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    • 45 min
    Don Feliciano is Coming to Town

    Don Feliciano is Coming to Town

    🎶He sees you when you're working, he knows when you're organizing, he knows if you've been a comrade or scab so be a comrade for goodness sake, Don Feliciano is coming to town🎶

    It's almost Christmas folks! So, this week we're kicking off our Christmas arc about the time Fidal Castro canceled Christmas!

    Intro music by Amaryah Armstrong

    Outro music by theillogicalspoon

    https://theillalogicalspoon.bandcamp.com/track/hoods-up-the-low-down-technified-blues

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    • 49 min

Customer Reviews

capnthad ,

Elevating and Down to Earth

Matt and Dean aren’t afraid to be human, which is what makes it all the more engaging when they push the discourse on what it means to be better human beings to one another. Also their Christmas opening music had the same melody as the theme song for ABC’s Reality TV Romp Bachelor in Paradise so that got stuck in my head

Urchinsoup ,

Thank you Matt & Dean

The Magnificast is the most educational, and enlightening leftist podcast I've ever listened to.
You've given me so much hope and conviction that we really can build a better world.

guitarboy7 ,

Good stuff!

This show is really great. I love the fun take on all kinds of important topics, and the Christian perspective on political economies. Keep it up gentlemen!

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