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September 16, 2022  

How Not To Be Afraid | Gareth Higgins

In this episode of Sacred Tension, I'm joined by author, activist, and storyteller Gareth Higgins to talk about his new book How Not To Be Afraid. We discuss the challenges some modern men face, how growing up during the Troubles in northern Ireland informs his storytelling, how to tell stories that are both true and empowering, and much more. 

Gareth Higgins was born in Belfast in 1975, grew up during the northern Ireland Troubles, and now lives in the US. He writes and speaks about the power of storytelling to shape our lives and world, peace and making justice, and how to take life seriously without believing your own propaganda. He has been involved in peace-building and violence reduction in northern Ireland and helping address the legacy of conflict, received a Ph.D. in Sociology from Queen’s University Belfast, and helped teach the world’s first graduate course in Reconciliation Studies at Trinity College Dublin. He also helped found the Wild Goose, New Story and Movies & Meaning festivals. Gareth leads retreats in North America and Ireland; and he founded The Porch Magazine.

Find his book here: https://www.hownottobeafraid.com/

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September 11, 2022  

Religious Blasphemy 101 | Matt Langston

In this episode in Sacred Tension, I am joined by my friend Matt Langston of the formerly Christian punk-pop band Eleventyseven to explore the finer points of Satanic religious blasphemy. 

You can read the companion article to this episode here: https://stephenbradfordlong.com/2022/09/08/varieties-of-satanic-blasphemy/

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September 4, 2022  

Just Enjoy Things | Vyvyan des Esseintes

In this episode of Sacred Tension, I am joined by dandy and Minister of Satan Vyvyan des Esseintes to discuss the restorative power of enjoying things in times of crisis. We discuss fandoms, music, wrestling, Magic: The Gathering, and much more. 

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August 26, 2022  

The Ancient Roots of Modern Satanism | La Carmina

In this episode of Sacred Tension, I speak with La Carmina about her new book The Little Book of Satanism. We discuss the deep roots of Satanic thought, key historic moments that shaped modern Satanism, the Satanic subculture in Japan, and much more. 

Find La Carmina here: https://www.lacarmina.com

Learn more about The Little Book of Satanism here: https://www.lacarmina.com/blog/2022/07/satanism-book-deal-la-carmina-books-satanic-history/

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August 20, 2022  

The Freedom to Offend | Lucien Greaves

In this episode of Sacred Tension, Lucien Greaves and I talk about the attempted assassination of free speech hero Salman Rushdie, the Fourth Tenet of the Satanic Temple, the importance of offense in a pluralistic democracy, how Surveillance Capitalism destroys the marketplace of ideas, and much more. 

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August 12, 2022  

Digital Safety in an Age of Theocracy | Karl Kasarda of InRangeTV

In this episode of Sacred Tension, I speak with hacker, privacy expert, Minister of Satan, and Youtuber Karl Kasarda about how to protect our privacy online as religious minorities. 

Find Kasarda's youtube channel InRangeTV here: https://www.youtube.com/c/InrangeTvShow

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August 5, 2022  

Vehicles of Transcendence | Minister Levi Walbert

In this episode of Sacred Tension, I speak with Buddhist Minister Levi Walbert about his recent thesis on the theology of The Satanic Temple. We discuss the similarities between Buddhism and Satanism; Satanic aesthetic, practice, and philosophy as a vehicle for transcendence; the nature of religion, and much more

Levi Walbert is a Minister with the Bright Dawn practicing Jodo Shinshu. 

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July 26, 2022  

The Threat of Theocracy | Lucien Greaves

In this episode of Sacred Tension, Lucien Greaves and I discuss the recent arson attack on The Satanic Temple headquarters, the overturning of Roe V Wade, and the purity of spirals of the left.

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July 19, 2022  

The Constitution of Knowledge | Jonathan Rauch

In this episode of Sacred Tension, I speak with author, journalist, and gay activist Jonathan Rauch about his brilliant new book The Constitution of Knowledge. We discuss free speech, minority identity, cancel culture, the existential threat from the far right, and much more.

Buy Jonathan Rauch's book here: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08CNN94G8/ref=dp-kindle-redirect?_encoding=UTF8&btkr=1 

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July 12, 2022  

The Death of Roe V Wade | Chalice Blythe

In this episode of Sacred Tension, I am joined by Chalice Blythe for a follow-up episode about the demise of Roe V Wade. Chalice and I discuss strategies and principles for long-term resistance against theocracy. 

Find my previous conversation with Chalice here: https://stephenbradfordlong.com/2022/06/04/sacred-tension-the-struggle-for-justice-is-ongoing-chalice-blythe/

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