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Interfaith Voices Podcast (hour-long version)



Interfaith Voices provides engaging and informative discussion on the key public issues of our day through the lenses of many different faith perspectives. We foster religious tolerance and educate our listeners on the broad diversity of religious traditi



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The Universal Quest to Live Forever

Fri, 15 Sep 2017 00:00:00 GMT

Philosopher Stephen Cave calls the urge to live forever a "universal obsession" and the driving force behind humanity's greatest monuments, scientific advancements, and world religions.


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The Human Longing for Immortality

Thu, 14 Sep 2017 00:00:00 GMT

Nearly all religions address what happens after we die. This is our hour on (im)mortality, resurrection, the Rapture, and the human desire to live forever.


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Sam Harris Gets Spiritual (But Still Hates Religion)

Fri, 08 Sep 2017 00:00:00 GMT

Along with fellow religion-detractors Richard Dawkins and Christopher Hitchens, Sam Harris is fiercely smart and never wishy-washy. So when his new book on "waking up" to spirituality arrived in our office, we did a double take.


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Deepak Chopra's Mystical Vision of God

Fri, 08 Sep 2017 00:00:00 GMT

Deepak Chopra’s 2015 book, The Future of God, is about many things. It is an answer to the New Atheists, a handbook on how to be spiritual without being religious, and a popular work of mystical theology. 


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Spiritual Archrivals

Thu, 07 Sep 2017 00:00:00 GMT

Sam Harris and Deepak Chopra, the militant atheist and the New Age mystic, side by side in one show. What do they have to say about the future of religion? 


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Chaplains Part V: A Muslim Officer in the Military

Fri, 01 Sep 2017 00:00:00 GMT

In part five of our Chaplains series, we profile the first Muslim chaplain to serve in the National Guard. And we explore "moral injury," a new name for an old kind of suffering in wartime.


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A Military Chaplain Demystifies Islam

Fri, 01 Sep 2017 00:00:00 GMT

Capt. Rafael Lantigua, Jr., the first Muslim chaplain in the National Guard, has been explaining America to Muslims overseas, and Islam to Americans at home.


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Ministry in Hostility

Fri, 01 Sep 2017 00:00:00 GMT

We talk to 2 chaplains who have been working on the sharp end of their profession, in high-security prisons, and in combat zones. They share the questions they're asked, and the ways their work has changed them.


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Moral Injury: A New Name for an Old Kind of Suffering

Fri, 01 Sep 2017 00:00:00 GMT

There's a kind of pain that damages the soul in war: moral injury. It’s a deeply human response to witnessing or participating in an event that is morally repulsive, from killing another person to handling human remains.


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Podcast Extra: A Former Skinhead Speaks Out

Fri, 25 Aug 2017 00:00:00 GMT

Frank Meeink became a skinhead at 13, and by 16 he had become one of the most notorious skinhead gang leaders on the East Coast. Today he's left that life behind, and he's helping others do the same.


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Religion on Campus: Two Tales from Two Colleges

Thu, 24 Aug 2017 00:00:00 GMT

As we enter the back-to-school season, we're exploring how religion plays out on two very different college campuses--Liberty University and Duke University.


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Kevin Roose: 'Going Undercover' at Liberty University

Thu, 24 Aug 2017 00:00:00 GMT

In 2009, Kevin Roose, a self proclaimed "God-ambivalent" senior at an ivy league college, spent a semester at the largest evangelical Christian university in the world. He called it his "domestic study abroad program."



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Reacting After the Reveal

Thu, 24 Aug 2017 00:00:00 GMT

So what did Liberty students think of Kevin Roose's semester as an undercover student -- did they feel betrayed? We talked to the student body president at Liberty, who was on campus when Kevin's book was published in 2010.


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Duke, Muslims, and the Limits of Interfaith Unity

Thu, 24 Aug 2017 00:00:00 GMT

In early 2015, Duke University quietly announced it would begin broadcasting the Muslim call to prayer from its Christian chapel. But not everyone liked the idea of the Muslim testament of faith amplified from a church.




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The Divinity of the Cosmos

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 00:00:00 GMT

Every human culture has looked to the night sky to understand itself. In the stars and planets we see order, beauty and mystery--and often a spectacular glimpse of God.


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The Ancient Search for Meaning in the Night Sky

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 00:00:00 GMT

From the ancient Egyptians to Americans wearing solar eclipse glasses, humans have long viewed the sky as a kind of great celestial stage, a place where we can forecast the future and even encounter the divine.


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Would Contact with Aliens Change Religion on Earth?

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 00:00:00 GMT

Call it the ultimate interfaith dialogue: A theologian and a scientist from SETI discuss the moral and religious implications of human contact with intelligent alien life.


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Randy Cohen: The Ethicist Is In

Fri, 11 Aug 2017 00:00:00 GMT

What’s the right thing to do? Every Sunday for 12 years, that’s the question Randy Cohen tried to answer for readers of the popular column, 'The Ethicist.'


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Looking Back With the Former 'Ethicist' for The New York Times

Fri, 11 Aug 2017 00:00:00 GMT

For 12 years, Randy Cohen offered advice on life’s vexing moral questions. His most frequent question: if you discover your friend's spouse is cheating, do you tell? (Cohen says: only if your friend would want to know.)


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Inside the Minds of Muslim Extremists

Fri, 11 Aug 2017 00:00:00 GMT

Kenneth Ballen spent 5 years interviewing more than 100 Islamic radicals. What he found were young men who were often vulnerable, scared and full of conflicting emotions - in other words, just like the rest of us.


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Government Raids on Minority Religions

Fri, 11 Aug 2017 00:00:00 GMT

Stuart Wright says military-style raids on minority religions had been skyrocketing in the years leading up to 2008, when SWAT teams, snipers and helicopters descended on a religious sect in Texas.


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The Ten Commandments

Thu, 03 Aug 2017 00:00:00 GMT

Quick – can you name five of the Ten Commandments? Don’t worry – according to polls, most Americans can’t, either.


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What's In Them, And Why We Need To Know

Thu, 03 Aug 2017 00:00:00 GMT

Even though nearly 80% of us oppose removing the Ten Commandments from public displays, only 40% of us can name more than four. It's a case for learning – and yes, even following – these ancient moral codes.   


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Dietrich Bonhoeffer and the Plot to Assassinate Hitler

Thu, 03 Aug 2017 00:00:00 GMT

About 42 assassination attempts were made against Adolf Hitler, involving thousands of religious leaders, politicians and members of the military. One of the conspirators was a Lutheran pastor named Dietrich Bonhoeffer.


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Post-Traumatic Church Syndrome

Thu, 03 Aug 2017 00:00:00 GMT

Do you have PTCS?  Reba Riley explains "Post-Traumatic Church Syndrome."



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An American Mosque

Fri, 28 Jul 2017 00:00:00 GMT

It's a story ten years in the making: reporter Monique Parsons follows two men in Chicago as they struggle to build and grow the first mosque in a midwestern suburb.


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Building a Mosque in the Suburbs: From Blueprints to Bullet Holes

Fri, 28 Jul 2017 00:00:00 GMT

As a visual symbol of Islam, mosques are often shrouded in suspicion. So when two Muslims in a Chicago suburb decided to build the town’s very first mosque, they knew it would be hard. But not this hard.


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World Religions 101: Islam

Fri, 28 Jul 2017 00:00:00 GMT

We revisit our popular interview with Stephen Prothero on what makes Islam unique, from our World Religions 101 series.



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The Myth of Religious Violence

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 00:00:00 GMT

Karen Armstrong examines the knotted history of religion and violence, and a conversation with the Jesuit priests who run the Vatican's observatory.


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Karen Armstrong: Don't Blame Religion For Terrorism

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 00:00:00 GMT

In a time when Muslim extremists quote the Koran as they behead their victims, it can be easy to assume that religions contain what Karen Armstrong calls 'a violent essence.' But she says that's way too simplistic.


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The Vatican's Astronomers Are Taking Your Questions

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 00:00:00 GMT

Brother Guy Consolmagno and Father Paul Mueller are Jeusits who work at the Vatican's observatory. Their most frequently asked question: 'Why does the Vatican have an observatory?'


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Chaplains Part IV: Humanism at Harvard

Fri, 14 Jul 2017 00:00:00 GMT

Greg Epstein is a rarity among chaplains... he’s not actually religious at all. He’s a humanist. We drop into his routine at Harvard University.


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Humanizing Pastoral Care

Fri, 14 Jul 2017 00:00:00 GMT

Bart Campolo is a former evangelical pastor who no longer believes in God, but still prays. Jason Callahan says his faith fell away when he left home for college. Today they work as humanist chaplains.


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'Coming Out' as an African American Atheist

Fri, 14 Jul 2017 00:00:00 GMT

Jamila Bey was 19 years old when she told her mother she was agnostic. Considering an overwhelming majority of African Americans say they believe in God with “absolute certainty,” so that didn’t go over very well.


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'Orphan Theology' and the Christian Adoption Movement

Fri, 07 Jul 2017 00:00:00 GMT

A journalist says the evangelical overseas adoption movement may be doing more harm than good. The Christian Alliance for Orphans responds.


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Kathryn Joyce: Saving Orphans that Don't Need to be Saved

Fri, 07 Jul 2017 00:00:00 GMT

For many evangelical Christians, giving a needy child a home isn't the only reason to adopt an orphan; according to journalist Kathryn Joyce, the call is also rooted in 'orphan theology.'


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Jedd Medefind: A Response

Fri, 07 Jul 2017 00:00:00 GMT

The president of a major Christian adoption alliance says Kathryn Joyce has taken facts out of context, and woven them into a story that misses the bigger picture.


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Sacred Harp, Plus the Faiths of Our Founders

Fri, 30 Jun 2017 00:00:00 GMT

First, we hear a sonic tribute to sacred harp. It's a form of music that is distinctively American, which got its start right around the time our country was becoming a new nation. Then, the faiths of our founders.


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Customizing the New Testament with a Razor Blade

Fri, 30 Jun 2017 00:00:00 GMT

It turns out that Thomas Jefferson, our third president and the lead author of the Declaration of Independence, spent his off hours in the White House creating his own personal Bible.
 


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Podcast Extra: Turning the Tables on Church Homophobia

Fri, 30 Jun 2017 00:00:00 GMT

At the Pentecostal Church she grew up in, Rev. Yvette Flunder recalls pastors who were tender and kind and understanding. That is, until one topic came up. From our friends at KALW's 'The Spiritual Edge.'


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Faith on the Fourth

Thu, 29 Jun 2017 00:00:00 GMT

Everytime we gather to sing the national anthem or retell the stories of our founding fathers, we're participating in a kind of secular religion that is uniquely American.


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America's Civil Religion

Thu, 29 Jun 2017 00:00:00 GMT

In the absence of a state religion, Americans crave a kind of secular religion to bind us together. We don't have a Notre Dame Cathedral, but we have a set of holidays and sacred spaces that define who we are as a nation.


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Women Who Choose Rules

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 00:00:00 GMT

Young Jews, Christians and Muslims who are bucking the "spiritual but not religious trend" and deciding they want stricter boundaries and deeper observance in their lives.


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Orthodox Judaism: Alissa Gold

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 00:00:00 GMT

As a kid, Alissa Gold never imagined she would become an Orthodox Jewish woman who wears long skirts in the summertime and bakes bread every week. But then she finally got a chance to meet some. "I was pretty shocked."


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Sara and Sajida: "You Don't Marry the Person, You Marry the Family"

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 00:00:00 GMT

After years of falling for men outside of her faith, Sara Rahim has decided she’s done with all that. Now, she's looking for a Muslim husband... with her mom's help.
 


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Making the Ritual Her Own: Rachell Goldberg

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 00:00:00 GMT

Rachell Goldberg used to see the Jewish ritual of immersing in a mikvah as just another religious obligation. But this time, after enduring 7 months of chemotherapy for breast cancer, she's making the ritual ther own.


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Barry Schwartz: Choosing Religion

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 00:00:00 GMT

Barry Schwartz argues that unlimited choices don't liberate us--they paralyze us. Here, he applies his theory to the subjects of our show--religious people choosing lives with fewer choices.


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Protestant Christianity: Ekemini Uwan

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 00:00:00 GMT

Ekemini Uwan is an orthodox Christian who doesn't apologize for her embrace of traditional gender roles: women and men are "made distinctly," she says. "We are different."


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Islam: Fatima and Hagiraa Tipu

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 00:00:00 GMT

Fatima and Hagiraa Tipu are sisters. One wears a hijab--a headscarf--for modesty, and the other doesn't. Hagiraa tells her sister that she hopes to wear it one day, but right now she doesn't have the confidence.


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Catholicism: Eve Tushnet

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 00:00:00 GMT

"What I am is someone who is not, say, available for same sex romantic or sexual relationships," Eve Tushnet tells us, of her decision to be celibate.


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Is Yoga a Religion?

Thu, 15 Jun 2017 00:00:00 GMT

Is yoga hiding religious assumptions that clash with conservative Christianity? Or is it simply a fun way to wellness? Two sides weigh in. Plus, pastor Debbie Blue catalogues all the birds in the Bible.


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Candy Gunther Brown: The Hidden Religion in Yoga

Thu, 15 Jun 2017 00:00:00 GMT

Candy Gunther Brown says that metaphysical ideas behind yoga, acupuncture and Reiki-- like the belief that our bodies contain chi or "life force"-- conflict with orthodox Christianity.


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Erik Davis: Yoga is 'Spiritual but Not Religious'

Thu, 15 Jun 2017 00:00:00 GMT

Erik Davis says the yoga we practice today is a modern American creation, not an ancient path to enlightenment. And it isn't a religion, but it isn't secular. It's in a gray area that threatens conservative Christianity.


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On Vultures' Wings: The Birds of the Bible

Thu, 15 Jun 2017 00:00:00 GMT

Birds appear throughout the Bible, from the creation story to the Book of Revelation. What if the spirit of God is less like a dove--and more like a common pigeon?
 


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A Theology of Guns? And Martin Luther's Radical Christianity

Fri, 09 Jun 2017 00:00:00 GMT

When is it morally justified to take the life of another human being? Plus, the inner life of Martin Luther, 500 years after the Protestant Reformation.


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Martin Luther: 500 Years After the Reformation

Fri, 09 Jun 2017 00:00:00 GMT

Five hundred years ago this October, a 33-year-old monk started the biggest schism in Western Christianity. But did you know that Martin Luther also spent 10 fearful months hiding out in a German castle?


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Chaplains Part III: Deep Breaths in the Trauma Room

Fri, 02 Jun 2017 00:00:00 GMT

We start in an emergency room, where chaplains see the "worst of the worst." Then, how do we measure the impact of spiritual care? 


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Sacred Moments in a Virginia Hospital

Fri, 02 Jun 2017 00:00:00 GMT

JoAnn and Tim Cockey tell us how their son ended up in an emergency room 9 years ago. And we meet Stephanie Hamilton, a chaplain who was on hand that day and continues to shepherd families through their darkest moments.


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Dollars and Cents and Spiritual Care

Fri, 02 Jun 2017 00:00:00 GMT

For our two guests, reliable data about the impact of spiritual counseling in healthcare settings is a kind of holy grail.  But how do you measure the value of a compassionate and calm presence at the bedside?


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Spiritual Care Between Boarding Gates

Fri, 02 Jun 2017 00:00:00 GMT

Until he retired in 2013, Chaplain Ralph Benson roamed the crowded hallways of Dulles International Airport, counseling up to 12 people a day. His sacred meeting places? The closest Chipolte or Five Guys.


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A Ramadan Greeting from Maureen

Fri, 02 Jun 2017 00:00:00 GMT

Here in North America, Muslims fast for nearly 16 hours a day during Ramadan, from sunup to sundown. And that got our host Maureen thinking about fasting within her own Catholic tradition.


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Podcast Extra: Rabbi Jonathan Sacks' Message to ISIS

Fri, 26 May 2017 00:00:00 GMT

Our 2015 interview with the former Chief Rabbi of Great Britain, on what draws people to religious violence and how it can be stopped. In the days since the terror attack in Manchester, his words take on new meaning.


 


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From Jesus to Christ: Reza Aslan on the Historical Jesus

Thu, 25 May 2017 00:00:00 GMT

Reza Aslan explains how Jesus the man became Jesus the Christ -- and why it's a title he would not have understood.


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Rediscovering the Historical Jesus

Thu, 25 May 2017 00:00:00 GMT

Master explainer Reza Aslan tells how a poor peasant became Christianity's son of God. It's not a new story, but Aslan's take on it has become wildly popular in the years since his infamous Fox News interview in 2013.


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Spirits Who Changed History: Leaders and Their Unseen Guides

Thu, 25 May 2017 00:00:00 GMT

From Joan of Arc to Heinrich Himmler, Moses to Muhammad, change-makers of all stripes have heard voices. Some have attributed the voices to God – others to spirits, ghosts or the dead.


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David Lynch, Diving Deep with Transcendental Meditation

Thu, 18 May 2017 00:00:00 GMT

Where does David Lynch go to find the dreamscapes that mystify and unnerve us? The Twin Peaks director draws back the veil with writer Mitch Horowitz.


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David Lynch on Meditation and 'Catching the Big Fish'

Thu, 18 May 2017 00:00:00 GMT

The way David Lynch tells it, every morning since 1973, he has gotten up...closed his eyes…slowed down his breathing…and 'gone fishing' in the ocean he calls the 'unified field,' using Transcendental Meditation.


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Transcendental Meditation's West Coast Roots

Thu, 18 May 2017 00:00:00 GMT

Although its origins are in ancient India, Transcendental Meditation has only been popular in the US since the early 1960s. That's when a man with a twinkle in his eye taught a new version of an ancient technique.


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Mindfulness: From Sacred Buddhist Practice to Secular Stress-Reliever

Thu, 18 May 2017 00:00:00 GMT

Mindfulness meditation was once practiced mostly by Buddhist monks and nuns. Now it's practiced by CEOs, teachers, politicians, and basically anyone who wants to take the edge off life. What happened?


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David Lynch: Uncut

Thu, 18 May 2017 00:00:00 GMT

Behold our never-before-heard, full interview with David Lynch, first recorded with Mitch Horowitz in Nov. 2016. Subjects include: the organic beauty of celluloid film, and whether there are dark forces in the world....


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A Spiritual Anti-Hero, and Dispatches from the Religion Beat

Thu, 11 May 2017 00:00:00 GMT

Rev. Nadia Bolz-Weber says if she leaves church with a to-do list, 'I don't feel like I've heard any good news.' Plus, Mark Oppenheimer talks shop on covering religion.


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A Pastor to Misfits

Thu, 11 May 2017 00:00:00 GMT

Nadia Bolz-Weber is covered in tattoos, swears like a sailor, and has logged a lot of time in church basements, wrestling with addiction. She is also a Lutheran minister.


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An Exit Interview with Mark Oppenheimer, Religion Columnist for The New York Times

Thu, 11 May 2017 00:00:00 GMT

Religion should be covered like sports, Jews make good copy, and, let's be real, CrossFit is not a religion.


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Chaplains Part II: Contemplative Care

Fri, 05 May 2017 00:00:00 GMT

This week in our "Chaplains" series, we tag along with a Zen Buddhist monk in New York City. Then, how mindfulness can nourish patients and doctors. 


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The Zen Thing

Fri, 05 May 2017 00:00:00 GMT

Koshin Paley Ellison is one of a small but growing number of chaplains in the United States who are Buddhists. He works in hospice, and his goal is to take "the Zen thing" out into the world.


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Mindfulness in Medicine

Fri, 05 May 2017 00:00:00 GMT

We speak to a palliative care physician and a Buddhist chaplain about contemplative care-- a mindful approach to the patient-caregiver relationship that could even be an antidote to empathy fatigue and doctor burnout.


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The House of Mourning

Fri, 05 May 2017 00:00:00 GMT

Kate Braestrup is an unusual chaplain. She ministers to game wardens--people who come to the aid of hunters, fishermen, and hikers who've had mishaps in the wilderness.


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Koshin Reads Two Poems

Fri, 05 May 2017 00:00:00 GMT

We asked Koshin Paley Ellison to read a couple poems that have taken on special meaning for him in his work as a hospice chaplain. He shares with us "The Gate" and "The Last Time" by Marie Howe.


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Primate Altruism and Innate Morality

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 00:00:00 GMT

It turns out our primate cousins show remarkable altruism and kindness, suggesting we're hardwired for systems of morality, with or without religion.


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Tracing Ethics to Our Animal Cousins

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 00:00:00 GMT

Primates can be amazingly altruistic-- consoling distressed group members, even prying rocks from fighting males' hands. Frans de Waal explains how we humans can trace traits like empathy back to our animal ancestors.


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Through the Pen, Finding Friendship and Spirituality

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 00:00:00 GMT

Back in 2004, Amy Andrews and Jessica Mesman Griffith met in creative writing class. Spiritual seekers, they began exchanging handwritten letters...and never really stopped.


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Confronting the Vow of Obedience: Two Priests Weigh In

Thu, 20 Apr 2017 00:00:00 GMT

It’s one of the oldest dilemmas in the Catholic Church: what to do when a priest’s own conscience conflicts with his vow of obedience. Two priests share their different understandings of obeying church authority.


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Father Flannery: Conscience is 'What Makes You Human'

Thu, 20 Apr 2017 00:00:00 GMT

In 2012, Fr. Tony Flannery publicly challenged key church teachings and was promptly silenced by the Vatican. For him, an informed conscience is the ultimate guide; right and wrong must be discerned from the inside out.


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Father Petri: 'Be Docile to What the Saints Have Said'

Thu, 20 Apr 2017 00:00:00 GMT

An informed conscience is not simply your own personal opinion, Father Thomas Petri tells us. Conscience is formed in relation to the Church, trusting the wisdom of the saints and Church Fathers.


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Sister Joan Chittister on the Light Found in Darkness

Thu, 20 Apr 2017 00:00:00 GMT

Sister Joan Chittister invites us to embrace the great unknown. After a battle with polio when she entered the convent at 16, she learned that spiritual growth can be ignited by the most tragic moments of life.


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Chaplains I: Climbing The Mountain

Thu, 13 Apr 2017 00:00:00 GMT

We kick off our Chaplains series at a senior care facility where Oksana Chapman helps Russian-speaking residents to fan the embers of a spiritual life.


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Oksana Chapman: "I got an 'A' in Atheism."

Thu, 13 Apr 2017 00:00:00 GMT

In the first installment of our Chaplains series, we spend a day with Rabbi Oksana Chapman, a Russian-speaking chaplain who grew up under Soviet rule and once got an 'A' in Atheism.


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The Contents of a Spiritual Toolbox

Thu, 13 Apr 2017 00:00:00 GMT

A physician and a hospice chaplain discuss the importance of attending to the spirit as well as the body at the end of life. And they introduce us to the concept of 'gerotranscendence.'


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Baptized in the Sea

Thu, 13 Apr 2017 00:00:00 GMT

In a soundscape of surf and sand, Father Christian Mondor recounts how he began riding waves at age 70. In water, he finds a metaphor for the holy trinity. And in the surf, he finds a kind of baptism.


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Passover: From Exodus to Coca-Cola

Fri, 07 Apr 2017 00:00:00 GMT

Why the Exodus story resonates with an African-American rabbi, and where you can get some elusive, limited-edition Passover Coke.


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The Black Rabbi from Chicago

Fri, 07 Apr 2017 00:00:00 GMT

As a young man in the African Methodist Episcopal Church, Capers C. Funnye Jr. was encouraged to become a pastor. Instead, he went to rabbinical school. Now he is one of few black rabbis in the United States.


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In the Kitchen with the 'Jewish Martha Stewart'

Fri, 07 Apr 2017 00:00:00 GMT

Laura Kwerel hangs out with Meredith Jacobs, also known as "the Jewish Martha Stewart," as she simmers, chops and sautees for a seder meal.


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Holocaust Survivors and Food Memories

Fri, 07 Apr 2017 00:00:00 GMT

June Feiss Hersh collected more than 170 recipes passed down from survivors of the Holocaust. Her book isn’t just about food. It’s about memory-- how the aromas and flavors of a warm meal can transport us back in time.


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Coca-Cola: Kosher for Passover?

Fri, 07 Apr 2017 00:00:00 GMT

Every spring before Passover, Coca-Cola plants in Chicago, New York, Atlanta and other cities whip up a tiny batch of soda that's kosher for Passover. But how is this Coke different from all other Cokes?


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A Personal Passover Story

Fri, 07 Apr 2017 00:00:00 GMT

Bonnie Auslander hosted her first Passover seder more than a decade ago. And it’s taken her a while to feel comfortable inviting other Jews to her seder table– to get what she calls her “seder legs.”


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A Taste of the Hip Hop Hagaddah

Fri, 07 Apr 2017 00:00:00 GMT

In 2005, Canadian DJ Socalled remixed all the songs for the Passover seder. Behold: A Hip Hop Hagaddah

 


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Religion and the Bomb

Fri, 31 Mar 2017 00:00:00 GMT

With nuclear weapons back in the news, we hear how scientists and activists have turned to religion to grapple with the awesome destructive force of the atomic bomb.


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Is That Radioactivity or the Light Within?

Fri, 31 Mar 2017 00:00:00 GMT

Growing up, Ralph Steinhardt was torn over his father’s role in building the bomb, and eventually he turned to Quakerism to find peace… and forgiveness. 


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A Nun's Anti-Nuclear Crusade

Fri, 31 Mar 2017 00:00:00 GMT

In 2012, three activists broke into a huge nuclear storage site, using hammers and lock cutters from a local hardware store. One of them was Sister Megan Rice, an 82-year-old nun. Reporter Dan Zak tells the story.


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Podcast Extra: More Ray Monk

Fri, 31 Mar 2017 00:00:00 GMT

We've got an extended version of our interview with Ray Monk, with more thoughts about how those involved in the Manhattan Project worked to limit nuclear weapons after the war. Plus, a reading.


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