This week Ye Gods! welcomes Graham Beightol and Erik Wargo, as we take a look at the worlds of comic books and religion; how they relate, how they intersect, and how silly yet meaningful they can both be to so many people. (And for the record, Erik was correct. The Batman comic I was referring to was Arkham Asylum: A Serious House on Serious Earth by Grant Morrison and Dave McKean. Apparently the edition I read had an intro by Kevin Smith, and thus I was confused).
This week Ye Gods! takes a look at homosexuality and religion with guest Caitlin Lopez who shares her views on the matter, as well as some of her personal experiences coming out as a lesbian having been raised Catholic.
Greetings fellow travelers! This week Cassi Jerkins (who you may recall from our episode on Hinduism) returns to discuss philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche and religion. We also talk quite a bit about the recent amendment banning gay marriage in North Carolina. And appropriately enough for an episode about Nietzsche, Cassi and I struggle throughout to retain our sanity as we jump down the rabbit hole and into doors (thus this episode contains quite a bit of coarse material, definitely NSFW).
My guest on Ye Gods! this week is Alex Herrera, improv comedian and podcast host. I interview him about his life growing up Catholic, his struggles within and without his religion, how he's dealt with them, and what place religion has in his life today. We also talk at length about exhibition sports and how they relate to religion, snake handlers, secularization, and a host of other topics that come up!
Ye Gods! is joined this week by Haley Mladenik. We discuss topics mainly relating to Western culture, Christianity, and historic views of sex and the sexes. We also talk quite candidly about our own opinions on the matter, so parental discretion is advised. NSFW
This week Ye Gods! sat down with comedian, actor, and atheist Erik Wargo. We talked about atheism, humanism, agnosticism, futurism, determinism, religious and anti-religious prejudices, comics and mythology, and anything else that happened to come up!
This week Ye Gods! is most grateful to welcome Dr. Benjamin Hubbard, a scholar and professor specializing in Judaism. In this episode we'll hear about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict; the history of the land currently in dispute, the modern conflict, and the complex circumstances which led up to it. Also, news from Britain on public prayer, Germany and the Qur'an, China and the Dalai Lama, and more.
In this half, we talk about my bias for Catholicism as a non-Catholic; Relics- my love for them, and Alli’s fear of them; Good and bad experiences at religious ceremonies; I confess an enormous faux-pas I committed at a Catholic Mass; Our shared crippling social anxiety; Religion and ethnicity, cultural heritage, and language; religion and sex; religion and evolution; and we also answered listener questions on Fate, astrology, and religious genealogy.
This episode has no topic! My guest Alli Kirkham and I sat down and had a nice relaxing free form episode. In the first half we talk about yet more church-state issues regarding the public arena, and our ridiculous tendency in America to think that suppression of religious expression is the best method of ensuring diversity; St. Paul and our love-hate relationship with him; The retirement of the Archbishop of Canterbury and my fears about the disappearing religious peacemakers; The changing face of global Anglicanism (the Church of England), and the further splintering of the religion. (Due to the length of the episode, I split it into two for your convenience).
This week, my guest Cassi Jerkins and I attempt to give a relatively succinct introduction to the diverse religious traditions which fall under the umbrella term "Hinduism." We talk about the history, the myriad philosophies, and the practices of different groups, as well as some more famous Western Hindus (like a certain Beatle)... just to keep it interesting.