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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.

The Magnificast The Magnificast

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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.

    Ammon Hennacy: The One Man Revolution

    Ammon Hennacy: The One Man Revolution

    Ammon Hennacy was *the* American Christian anarchist. He was a draft dodger, tax resister, vegetarian, Catholic, anarchist, wobbly, who did what he could to resist the US empire and care for the homeless. Recently, it was Hennacy's birthday, so we thought we'd pause and take a look at his life and testimony.

    • 56 min
    Uneasy Solidarity

    Uneasy Solidarity

    One of the big motivating ideas on the left is solidarity. But, what does that really mean? In this episode, Matt and Dean talk through David Roediger's essay Making Solidarity Uneasy: Cautions on a Keyword from Black Lives Matter to the Past.
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    • 53 min
    Should we Participate in Bourgeois Elections?

    Should we Participate in Bourgeois Elections?

    This past week, Angela Davis expressed the strategic importance of voting for Joe Biden in the upcoming election. Obviously, no one is super excited about that prospect, but she's not wrong. In this week's episode, Matt and Dean take a look at Lenin, The Black Panther Party, and the CPUSA's approach to voting.

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    • 54 min
    Libruhl Freedom

    Libruhl Freedom

    WHAT DOES JK ROWLING HAVE IN COMMON WITH THE IWW? Well, basically nothing, but they both were really invested in the fight for free speech, though for wildly different reasons. In this week's episode we're talking about the illiberal left, cancel culture, and how leftists have dealt with the freedom of speech.


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    • 58 min
    Saintly Statues and Marxist History

    Saintly Statues and Marxist History

    Over the past few weeks, we've seen activists tear down statues of confederate statues, that's pretty cool. But, they've also torn down a statue of a saint, is that cool? It is! In this episode, Matt and Dean talk about the current discourse around statues, Saints, Benjamin's philosophy of history and Marika Rose's Theology of Failure.

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    • 57 min
    Abolition & Marxism

    Abolition & Marxism

    This week on The Magnificast, Matt & Dean talk about Alex Vitale's book The End of Police and talk about why Christians on the left should care about police abolition. They also discuss Jamal Rich's take on abolition and communism. You can find the article here: https://www.cpusa.org/article/prison-and-police-abolition-reimagining-public-safety-and-liberation/

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Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
171 Ratings

171 Ratings

troutodicy ,

Punkification

I decided to become punk this summer and took up skateboarding as a grown ass man. Quickly I realized I couldn’t ever be truly punk if I wasn’t a leftist. Now I listen to the Magnificast while I skateboard around town. I think I’m nearly punk now. 5/5 stars, would listen again.

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.

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