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July 7, 2020  

Bubble&Squeak, feat. Peterson Toscano

In this episode of Sacred Tension I'm joined by actor, quaker, and LGBTQ/climate activist Peterson Toscano to discuss his show Bubble&Squeak. We talk about formative queer experiences, the importance of storytelling, our awkward gay sex experiences, and more. Listen to Bubble&Squeak here.

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June 30, 2020  

Hellfireside Chat with Black Mass Appeal

In this episode of Sacred Tension I'm joined by the hosts of Black Mass Appeal -- the largest Satanic podcast on the planet -- to discuss Satanism, cats, conspiracy theories, theism, and so much more. Find Black Mass Appeal at blackmassappeal.com.

Note: this episode was recorded prior to the BLM protests.

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June 9, 2020  

Protests, Racism, and Violence

This episode of Sacred Tension is from my patrons-only podcast House of Heretics. My cohost Timothy and I discuss the recent protests, misguided liberal narratives about "violence," how we as white people can elevate black voices, the Satanic Temple's response to the protests, and much more.

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May 25, 2020  

House of the Devil, feat. Common Creatives

In this cross-over episode I'm joined by Will and Joe from the Common Creatives podcast to discuss the brilliant horror movie House of the Devil. We talk about religious horror, Satanism, The Satanic Panic, growing up Evangelical, and much more. If you love this show, please go check out their other episodes and subscribe to them on your favorite podcast app.

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May 19, 2020  

Satanic Ritual, feat. Shiva Honey

In this unedited, stripped episode of Sacred Tension I talk to Shiva Honey, author of The Devil's Tome: A Book of Modern Satanic Ritual. We discuss her liberation from an abusive religious setting, the fusion of nontheism and ritual, how ritual can bring empowerment and catharsis into an individual's life, and much more.

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May 11, 2020  

Self Care, Politics, and Big Data with Priest Penemue

In this stripped-down, unedited episode of Sacred Tension, I'm joined by my friend Priest Penemue for a long conversation about leftist politics, how we are practicing self care during the COVID-19 pandemic, and his insider perspective on digital privacy and big data.

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May 4, 2020  

Music, Bad Movies, and Blasphemy with Lucien Greaves

In this stripped down, unedited episode of Sacred Tension I hang out with Lucien Greaves to discuss terrible Christian movies, Satanic blasphemy, the corruption of social media, his new music project Satanic Planet, and much more. 

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April 27, 2020  

Bit Tyrants, feat. Rob Larson

In this episode of Sacred Tension I'm joined by socialist economist, professor, and author Rob Larson to discuss the horrors of big tech, and what we can do about it. While we are all social distancing and more reliant on technology than ever, now is the best time to think deeply about how we can socialize the tech and digital worlds. 

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and my heightened work load/stress level/existential horror, these episodes are unedited. That means they are a bit more rough around the edges than they normally are. However, I want to continue to bring you conversations during this difficult time, and I hope you find some solace in these conversations. 

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April 20, 2020  

Why Nontheistic Religion is Essential, feat. Lucien Greaves

In this episode of Sacred Tension, I'm joined by Lucien Greaves, co-founder and spokesperson for the Satanic Temple. We discuss the challenge of maintaining a religious community during the COVID-19 pandemic, common misunderstandings about the Satanic Temple, and why nontheistic religion is essential. 

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April 13, 2020  

Being An Essential Worker During COVID-19

Welcome to the new, stripped down, unedited Sacred Tension. Due to the incredible stress I've been under in recent weeks, I'm now releasing chill, unedited conversations for your listening pleasure. In this episode, I'm joined by longtime friend and occasional Sacred Tension co-host Danielle, who interviews me about what it's like being an essential grocery store worker during the COVID-19 pandemic. In a word, it's terrifying. 

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