Hey folks. A little over a week ago I hopped on Skype again with my buddies Geoff, Jonny, and special guest Zaya — filling in for Kyle who was on a ski trip — and recorded another episode of our so-called “podcast,” “Slouching Towards Bethlehem.” As always, it’s basically just us having a free-wheeling conversation. Nothing too remarkable. Once again, my apologies for the choppy parts and the super basic production. This is just a fun way for us to structure (hopefully) intelligent conversations about issues in the news during the pandemic. Hope you get something out of it.
The format is simple: We read brief excerpts from three recent articles and then we talk about them. That’s pretty much it. These were our three articles for this “episode,” recorded on March 28, 2021:
- “No, Really, Are We Rome?,” by Cullen Murphy, March 11, 2021, The Atlantic.
- “America Without God,” by Shadi Hamid, March 10, 2021, The Atlantic.
- “I’m a philosopher. We can’t think our way out of this mess.,” by James K. A. Smith, Feb. 25, 2021, The Christian Century.
For anyone interested, you can take a listen below. Hope you have a great April. Cheers!