Virtue in the Wasteland Podcast

A candid and uncensored conversation with Shannon, who grew up in the church but discusses the perplexing difficulties of reconciling her upbringing with the new rules of dating at age 33, especially in Manhattan. Perhaps the most valuable part of the conversation is the unique dangers for people--perhaps especially women--who live in the emotional aftermath of a divorce, and may become susceptible to manipulative people who want to capitalize on it for their own power and gratification.

Listed as explicit for adult language. Whether or not you agree with Shannon's response to her life situation, her candid explanation of how she feels will perhaps help you understand yourself, your loved ones, and even your romantic enemies a bit better. 

Direct download: Vulnerability_in_the_Wake_of_a_Divorce.mp3
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What was the civil war about? How ought we remember it? What about Confederate monuments and statues? 

Direct download: The_Civil_War_and_its_Monuments.mp3
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We explore moral psychology in Jonathan Haidt, The Righteous Mind. Next week, we will discuss further with Dr. Kristen Koenig, a sociologist. will have relevant show notes.

Direct download: Moral_Psychology_and_Group_Think_Part_1.mp3
Category:Wasteland Companion -- posted at: 5:00pm PDT

Perhaps the greatest difficulty today is learning how to speak to one another without a shared canon, a shared set of values, or a shared way of seeking goodness truth and beauty. We discuss the nature of our postmodern context and how ethics and aesthetics might lead us out of the present cultural quagmire. 

See the show notes for links to the various projects in Baja California, Mexico, overseen by Mauricio and Abigail Parra, who we discuss in the first part of the show.


Direct download: Our_Fragmented_Culture.mp3
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Micah is back! He's coming out with a new hip hop album that will rattle some cages. Where is the line between art, religion, politics, and freedom? 

Direct download: Hip_Hop_Non_Prophet.mp3
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