We will drop Episode 7 on Tuesday. You can listen to the first three episodes here.
After seven “background” episodes, we are ready to take a deep and prolonged dive into the history of evangelicals and politics in what I am calling “The Age of Obama” (2004-2016).
Here is what you have missed:
Episode 0: Introduction to the podcast
Episode 1: “The Religious Making of a President.” We explore the early religious influences of Barack Obama
Episode 2: “Obama Goes to Church.” We explore Obama’s first encounter with Rev. Jeremiah Wright
Episode 3: “The Audacity to Hope.” Barack Obama’s pastor is known for three sermons. We put them in historical context.
Episode 4: “The Waning of Christian America.” White conservative evangelicals respond to a perfect storm capable of wiping out the Christian ideals that built their great nation.
Episode 5: “The Christian Right.” In the 1980s and 1990s, conservative evangelical politics fused with the GOP. How did it happen? (Teaser available).
Episode 6: “‘Jesus is My Favorite Philosopher.” In 2000, the Christian Right turned to George W. Bush. (Teaser available).
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