Virtue in the Wasteland Podcast (general)

Part two in our series on the history of the reformations that took place outside of Germany. Henry VIII, Mary I, Elizabeth I, the Book of Common Prayer, and Anglicanism as a middle way between Wittenberg and Geneva.


Direct download: English_Reformation.mp3
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This is the first in a series of shows about the Reformations that took place in the sixteenth-century, outside of Germany and the Lutheran tradition.

We explore Zwingli's thought, the affair of the sausages, and political aspects of the Swiss reformation.


Direct download: The_Zurich_Reformation.mp3
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Authoritarian personalities and evil revisited.

Direct download: Evil_Part_2.mp3
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Social movements with a real live sociologist.

Direct download: Social_Movements.mp3
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Dan and Jeff respond to tough listener questions raised by past shows.

Direct download: Burning_Questions.mp3
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Why does painting matter? We discuss: La la Land, New Sincerity, Edvard Munch, The Scream, Impressionism, and the art of children.

Join us for a great conversation with our friend Dr. Dan Siedell. Our guest is Director of Whale & Star, the Miami-based studio of artist Enrique Martínez Celaya, where he oversees research and development. He is visiting professor at Knox Theological Seminary and Kings College, NY. Previously, he taught modern and contemporary art history, theory, and criticism at the University of Nebraska-Omaha. He was also Chief Curator of the Sheldon Museum of Art at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln for eleven years.  

He holds a Ph.D. in Modern and Contemporary Art History, Theory, and Criticism. University of Iowa (1995), and an M.A. inArt History, Theory, and Criticism. SUNY Stony Brook (1991).

He's the author of God in the Gallery: A Christian Embrace of Modern Art (Baker Academic, 2008) and Who's Afraid of Modern Art?: Essays on Modern Art and Theology in Conversation (Cascade, 2015).


Direct download: Screaming_Paint_with_Dan_Siedell.mp3
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Joe Laughon is back. Are we in an age of corruption and decay? Are we on the verge of a new world order, or on the edge of doom. Can we lock things down and keep the dangerous outsiders at bay? 


Direct download: Immigration_Trump_and_Our_Pal_Joe.mp3
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The corruption of power, why people want it, why we don't always realize that power is behind other "causes" and why people get aggressive when their power is questioned.

Jeff and Dan riff on a theme close to home for them, and for all of us these days.


Direct download: All_That_Power.mp3
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Listen to find out.

Also, the point: things have already changed and the results of those changes will affect institutions and ways we live in the future. No fear: everything is vanity, but all is enfolded into a larger, righteous cosmic story.

Direct download: Say_Goodbye_Forever.mp3
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Gustavo Arellano is one of the coolest journalists and authors in our neck of the woods. He’s the editor of the OC Weekly, where Dan and Jeff learned about bands to follow, local issues and stuff to see, when they were growing up. He is the author of the nationally syndicated column ¡Ask a Mexican! He is a best selling author with three great books to check out:

¡Ask a Mexican!,

Orange County: A Personal History, 

and Taco USA: How Mexican Food Conquered America

We also discuss politics, syncretistic religion, and the Catholic church’s scandals here in Southern California. 


Direct download: Dan_and_Jeff_Ask_A_Mexican.mp3
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