43 episodes

Some people came out of the pandemic with a new skill, new spouse, or new lease on life. Others came out with a divorce, a drinking problem, or an identity crisis. No matter how the last year has treated you, journalist Phillip Picardi is back to guide you through the spiritual conundrums that tend to crop up amidst global catastrophe.

With the help of friends, strangers, and celebrities, Unholier Than Thou has risen from the dead and is back for season 2: Resurrection. We’re talking recovery, rediscovery, resilience, resolutions, and more. This season of Unholier Than Thou is all about the wisdom of everyday people falling down, getting up, and trying new things as they navigate a newish world. AND Phill will take listeners on the road as he drives from LA to Cambridge as his search for illumination takes him to Divinity School. Because he’s spiritually blonde, honey. So tune in. New episodes of Unholier Than Thou drop every Friday, starting October 8.

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    • Religion & Spirituality
    • 4.4 • 869 Ratings

Some people came out of the pandemic with a new skill, new spouse, or new lease on life. Others came out with a divorce, a drinking problem, or an identity crisis. No matter how the last year has treated you, journalist Phillip Picardi is back to guide you through the spiritual conundrums that tend to crop up amidst global catastrophe.

With the help of friends, strangers, and celebrities, Unholier Than Thou has risen from the dead and is back for season 2: Resurrection. We’re talking recovery, rediscovery, resilience, resolutions, and more. This season of Unholier Than Thou is all about the wisdom of everyday people falling down, getting up, and trying new things as they navigate a newish world. AND Phill will take listeners on the road as he drives from LA to Cambridge as his search for illumination takes him to Divinity School. Because he’s spiritually blonde, honey. So tune in. New episodes of Unholier Than Thou drop every Friday, starting October 8.

    Jesus Christ, Social Justice Star!

    Jesus Christ, Social Justice Star!

    Happy holidays! To celebrate the ~festive season~, we thought we'd release a fan-favorite: Phill's conversation with Brittany Packnett Cunningham about Jesus. Yes, that Jesus!
    As appealing as hunky blondes can be, Phill isn’t interested in worshipping one (well, at least not as the son of God). There's a whole lot of myths about Jesus—and then there's who the Bible ACTUALLY says he was. And turns out, he's kind of a great guy! To help him dissect the activist Jesus was in his own life, Brittany Packnett Cunningham joins to play a fun Bible game. (The grand prize is kind of a bummer, though.)

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    • 31 min
    Recommitment (with Doctor Darien)

    Recommitment (with Doctor Darien)

    On the final episode of this season of Unholier Than Thou, we end where it all began. On the first episode, Phill sat down with his fiancé, Darien, about being a healthcare worker during the first wave of covid. Darien is back, covid is still here, and the world is much changed. He and Phill discuss how being on the frontline worker has changed, and their newly long distance relationship, and how they remain committed to each other.


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    • 1 hr
    Reunion (with Bambi)

    Reunion (with Bambi)

    This week, Phill is joined by Bambi, who helped him come out of the closet many moons ago in a magical land called gay.com. They talk about what it's like growing up the black sheep, finding acceptance and love in the arms of strangers, and what it's like reconnecting with someone who changed your life.


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    • 50 min
    Restitution (with Sarah Pearson)

    Restitution (with Sarah Pearson)

    This week, Phill is joined by his classmate, Sarah Pearson, who works fighting clergy abuse. She and Phill discuss how high up the chain coverup efforts go, how predatory priests are often relocated into communities of color, and what justice for victims may look like.



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    • 44 min
    Recovery

    Recovery

    Alcohol consumption increased 23% during the pandemic, particularly among women and those who live alone. People are cut off from their support systems, and many have lost their income. Without social and financial resources, staying in recovery is hard and entering it can be even harder. This week, we have two stories about recovery. First, we have Odette. Odette is part of an online recovery group called Cafe RE, and over the course of the pandemic, became the host of its podcast and the face (and voice) of the community. She talks about her religious upbringing and spiritual practice, where we find strength, and misconceptions about recovery. Then we have Quianna. Quianna's road to recovery has been long, and credits her success to finding god on her journey.

    If you're curious about sobriety, here are some resources that might help:
    Find an AA meeting near you
    Join Odette and Cafe RE
    Looking to moderate? SMART Recovery might be for you
    Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration's 24 hour hotline: 1-800-662-HELP (4357)


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    • 1 hr 27 min
    Revisiting (with Reza Aslan)

    Revisiting (with Reza Aslan)

    This week, Phill is joined by author Reza Aslan to revisit the early aughts in the American imagination. In the wake of America's withdrawal from Afghanistan, how do notions of American exceptionalism hold up? Reza and Phill discuss how Christian imperialism has crept its way into allegedly secular politics, look critically at America's outmoded hero complex, and question to legitimacy of the liberator theology that we carry with us today.


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    • 56 min

Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5
869 Ratings

869 Ratings

tia el ,

Recovery

What a show and how insightful when it comes to accepting each person’s journey and discovery of a spiritual part of each one of us. The last 15 mins. of this episode are a “must listen”. I am a 72 years old Mom of 3, one who is 9 years in recovery and one who is transgender and struggles with depression. You are my source of inspiration and guidance.

EmmaBee2020 ,

In a word: “CANNED”

The concept itself is hackneyed. It’s been done a million times before and there is nothing original about this iteration. It’s like listening to a book report from a lazy kid who read the Cliff’s Notes. The podcast could have been somewhat palatable if the host had even an ounce of charisma, but his personality is grating. I’m a fan of most of the Crooked podcasts, but this one completely missed the mark.

pippi frasher ,

ThNkyou

Many thanks for consistent edifying content. I can lose the guilt and focus on the beauty of what I have instead of feeling like I never deserve anything positive in the eyes of God or Creator. Like a balm.

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