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November 5, 2019  

Fighting the Apocalypse

Environmental scientist Melissa Wilson joins me to talk environmental collapse, and how we can fight it. 

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October 29, 2019  

The Satanic Conversion

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October 8, 2019  

Satanic Q&A with Jack Matirko

In this episode of Sacred Tension, Jack Matirko of For Infernal Use Only answers questions about modern religious Satanism. 

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September 24, 2019  

Meaning in a Godless Universe

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September 17, 2019  

Sex Work

In this episode of Sacred Tension, I speak with sex worker Kit Bauer. We discuss the stigma of sex work, a day in the life of a sex worker, the benefits and importance of sex work, and much more. 

September 9, 2019  

When People Tell You You’re Deceived, Damned, Or Sinful

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September 3, 2019  

Vaush the Nazi Fighter

In this episode of Sacred Tension, I talk to controversial online leftist provocateur, edgelord, and de-radicalizer Vaush. We discuss his methods of argumentation with the far right, why he does what he does, and how the Left often fails in responding to our critics. We also address his recent sexual misconduct allegations.

Content warning: this episode does address sexual abuse.

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My article about Sam Harris. 

My interview with Professor Ben Burgis

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August 27, 2019  

I Won’t Leave Church Because I’m a Satanist

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August 21, 2019  

#Metoo and Confronting Evangelical Abuse

In this episode of Sacred Tension, environmental scientist Melissa Wilson returns to the show to tell us a harrowing story of abuse at a small Christian college in Appalachia. Instead of assuming this incident is an anomaly, or a tempest in a teacup, it is best to see it as a microcosm of the abuse and crisis sweeping all of evangelical Christian culture. 

Melissa B. Wilson, A.L.M and M.S. is an active conservationist and environmentalist who happily lives in paradise (the U.S. Virgin Islands) working to create STEM career pathways and networks for Caribbean students. As a former evangelical, a current climate activist, gay ally, and descendant of the Bohemian Reformation (the first Protestant Reformation) she speaks about faith, life, ecology, and our current political climate on her blog www.ecotheologist.com. She graduated from Harvard University in May 2019 with a Masters of Liberal Arts in Extension Studies-Sustainability and won the Harvard Dean’s Top Prize for Best Thesis in Sustainability. Her conservation research about wilderness, reaching Half-Earth, and STEM education can be found at www.melissawilson.net.

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July 22, 2019  

Creative Wells and Getting Bored

The good news: my partner and I are buying a house this week, and soon I will have a brand new studio space. 

The bad news: I'm way behind on the show because of the move. 

Instead of a Sacred Tension episode, here is an interview I did with Matt Langston of Eventylife. We talk about creativity, love, coming of age as a queer person, and much more. 

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