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Podcast by Hemant Mehta

The Supreme Court vs. Church/State Separation Hemant Mehta

    • Education
    • 4.9 • 132 Ratings

Podcast by Hemant Mehta

    Episode 4: The Newdow Case and Where We Are Today

    Episode 4: The Newdow Case and Where We Are Today

    Please support the show at https://www.patreon.com/hemant.

    This episode is all about Michael Newdow's Pledge battle that went all the way to the Supreme Court and the more recent attempts to push back against the ritual.

    The music is "Heavy Interlude" by Kevin MacLeod, licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)
    Source: http://incompetech.com/music/royalty-free/index.html?isrc=USUAN1100515
    Artist: http://incompetech.com/

    • 48 min
    Episode 3: The Barnette Case and "Under God"

    Episode 3: The Barnette Case and "Under God"

    Please support the show at https://www.patreon.com/hemant.

    This episode is all about the case of West Virginia State Board of Education v. Barnette, how the phrase "Under God" was injected into the Pledge, and how the Pledge may have affected the 1988 presidential elections.

    The music is "Heavy Interlude" by Kevin MacLeod, licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)
    Source: http://incompetech.com/music/royalty-free/index.html?isrc=USUAN1100515
    Artist: http://incompetech.com/

    • 45 min
    Episode 2: The Gobitis Case and the Backlash

    Episode 2: The Gobitis Case and the Backlash

    Please support the show at https://www.patreon.com/hemant.

    This episode is all about the case of Minersville School District v. Gobitis and the subsequent backlash.

    The music is "Heavy Interlude" by Kevin MacLeod, licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)
    Source: http://incompetech.com/music/royalty-free/index.html?isrc=USUAN1100515
    Artist: http://incompetech.com/

    • 48 min
    Episode 1: The Writing of the Pledge

    Episode 1: The Writing of the Pledge

    Please support the show at https://www.patreon.com/hemant.

    This episode is all about the writing of the Pledge of Allegiance and the initial protests from religious groups.

    The music is "Heavy Interlude" by Kevin MacLeod, licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)
    Source: http://incompetech.com/music/royalty-free/index.html?isrc=USUAN1100515
    Artist: http://incompetech.com/

    • 45 min
    The Pledge of Allegiance | Teaser

    The Pledge of Allegiance | Teaser

    Please support the show at https://www.patreon.com/hemant.

    Subscribe to this podcast for the full series, coming soon!

    The music is "Heavy Interlude" by Kevin MacLeod, licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)
    Source: http://incompetech.com/music/royalty-free/index.html?isrc=USUAN1100515
    Artist: http://incompetech.com/

    • 1 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
132 Ratings

132 Ratings

Dahlq613 ,

Thanks

Thanks for doing the heavy lifting here, He man T.

slightlyoffkilter ,

Got me and my 9 yo invested

Played this during school commute, and we ended up pausing a lot to answer my 9 yo’s questions and more. In the beginning, she said “I don’t believe in separation of church and state!” I asked what she thought that meant, after a beat she admitted she didn’t know. Explained briefly. “Oh, then I *DO* believe in it!”
She’s very unhappy that the country’s motto was changed. “What about those of us who aren’t Christian?!”
We discussed how I don’t say the pledge and don’t usually hand-over-heart, mostly because I stopped having to do it in grade school back in the day, and now it feels like I’m reciting a nursery rhyme. We also discussed how I still stand and don’t make a fuss for social reasons, and how sitting it out does NOT disrespect the military (we are a multi generational and current military family).
I also recommended she not sit out unless she can explain why—but she doesn’t have to say it. She’s stood but not recited out of her own accord. (We do agree the ads are a little hokey, if earnest—sorry)
When the last ep was done, she demanded more to listen to! So, uh, hop to it, Hemant?

WHAR-FM ,

Fantastic

An amazingly narrated and well researched podcast from an secular perspective.

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