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February 19, 2021  

The Social Dilemma

In this episode of Sacred Tension I sit down with Eleventyseven frontman Matt Langston and the Rock Candy office manager Rebecca Shaw to discuss the film The Social Dilemma. Along the way, we discuss how social media is ruining everything and how Matt has a unicorn fetish.

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February 12, 2021  

Conspiracy Insurrection with Lucien Greaves

In this episode I'm joined once again by Lucien Greaves, co-founder and spokesperson for The Satanic Temple. We discuss the insurrection at the capitol, the role conspiracy theories play in American politics, the quagmire of tech platforms and free speech, and what he thinks of breakfast foods.

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January 28, 2021  

Scientology, Conspiracy Theories, and Satanism with Ross Blocher

In this episode of Sacred Tension I'm joined by Ross Blocher, cohost of the podcast Oh No Ross and Carrie. Every week, Ross and Carrie investigate a different outlandish claim, try a spiritual practice, or join a fringe religion. Ross and I discuss what he's learned from Scientology, the rise of conspiracy theories in America, my own relationship to Satanism, and much more. Find Ross Blocher here: https://maximumfun.org/podcasts/oh-no-ross-and-carrie 

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January 22, 2021  

Recovered Memories and Satanic Ritual Abuse with Evan Anderson of Grey Faction

In this episode I speak with Evan Anderson, director of Grey Faction. 

Grey Faction is an educational and advocacy organization whose mission is to protect mental health patients and their families from dangerous pseudoscience and discredited therapies, particularly in the area of so-called “repressed memories.”

We discuss the resurrection of Satanic Panic in modern culture, and how mental health professionals are carrying on the harmful practices that helped spark in the original Satanic Panic in the 80's. 

You can find Grey Faction here: https://greyfaction.org/

You can read the leaks from ISSTD here: https://mailchi.mp/5a93acdad192/turmoil-after-mental-health-organization-rebrands-conspiracist-group-to-preserve-accreditation

You can listen to the Greenbaum speech here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uWXDJRIHtP0

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Let me know your thoughts by leaving a comment or writing an email. If your feedback is excellent, I might feature it in my monthly Best Comments series. https://stephenbradfordlong.com/contact/

My work is sponsored by The Satanic Temple TV: a streaming platform featuring documentaries, livestreams, conversation, rituals, and more. Use my code SACREDTENSION at checkout to get one month free. https://thesatanictemple.tv/

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January 15, 2021  

[UNLOCKED] House of Heretics: Cat Ejaculation

This is an unlocked episode of my patrons-only podcast House of Heretics. To become a patron and get access to House of Heretics, sign up here: https://www.patreon.com/StephenBradfordLong

In this episode, Timothy and I discuss the insanity of twitter, the impeachment of Trump, how stoicism is helping me cope with current politics, the awomen "controversy," and whether neutered cats can ejaculate.

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Let me know your thoughts by leaving a comment or writing an email. If your feedback is excellent, I might feature it in my monthly Best Comments series. https://stephenbradfordlong.com/contact/

My work is sponsored by The Satanic Temple TV: a streaming platform featuring documentaries, livestreams, conversation, rituals, and more. Use my code SACREDTENSION at checkout to get one month free. https://thesatanictemple.tv/

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January 9, 2021  

Losing Faith with Jon Steingard

In this episode I speak with Jon Steingard, former front man of the Christian band Hawk Nelson. Jon made waves in 2020 by announcing his departure from Christian faith, and I invited him onto the  show to talk about his journey. Along the way we discussed philosophy, growing up Christian, the Christian music industry, Satanism, how we relate to Christians as non-believers, and much more. You can find Jon Steingard here: http://www.steingardcreative.com/

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Let me know your thoughts by leaving a comment or writing an email. If your feedback is excellent, I might feature it in my monthly Best Comments series. https://stephenbradfordlong.com/contact/

My work is sponsored by The Satanic Temple TV: a streaming platform featuring documentaries, livestreams, conversation, rituals, and more. Use my code SACREDTENSION at checkout to get one month free. https://thesatanictemple.tv/

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Join my Discord server: https://discord.gg/PrDU4zx

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December 30, 2020  

Book Club: Grandstanding by Justin Tosi and Brandon Warmke

In this episode of Sacred Tension I'm joined by cohost Danielle King to discuss the book Grandstanding: The Use and Abuse of Moral Talk by Justin Tosi and Brandon Warmke. "Grandstanding" is the use of moral talk for self promotion, and it is rampant in online spaces of all political affiliations. Danielle and I discuss the positives and negatives of this book, and the ways in which we have engaged in grandstanding.

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December 24, 2020  

Christmas with Belial the Demon

In this episode of Sacred Tension I'm joined by Belial, Hell's cutest demon and second in command to Satan himself. We discuss Hell's Christmas plans, the finer points of possessing a nun, reptilian overlords, and much more. Watch Belial's show on TST TV here: https://thesatanictemple.tv/media/dear-satan/

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Let me know your thoughts by leaving a comment or writing an email. If your feedback is excellent, I might feature it in my monthly Best Comments series. https://stephenbradfordlong.com/contact/ 

My work is sponsored by The Satanic Temple TV: a streaming platform featuring documentaries, livestreams, conversation, rituals, and more. Use my code SACREDTENSION at checkout to get one month free. https://thesatanictemple.tv/ 

Read my dozens of articles on Satanism, skepticism, religion, etc.: https://stephenbradfordlong.com/ 

Join my Discord server: https://discord.gg/PrDU4zx 

Find other Rock Candy podcasts: https://www.rockcandyrecordings.com/

The music is by The Jellyrox:  https://open.spotify.com/artist/7uO3W7ZaXXbVS1xfuNSX2c?si=rRsDof58Q4mwO5VLqysgKg  

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December 19, 2020  

Examining Wokeness and Evergreen State College with Benjamin Boyce

In this episode of Sacred Tension I speak with podcaster and youtuber Benjamin Boyce about "wokeness" and the events that took place at Evergreen State College in 2017. He is part of a growing movement of centrists and liberals who object to the current woke movement, and are worried about its implications for the future. 

You can find Benjamin's YouTube channel here: https://www.youtube.com/c/BenjaminABoyce  

Watch Mike Nayna's documentary about Evergreen State college here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FH2WeWgcSMk&t=21s 

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Let me know your thoughts by leaving a comment or writing an email. If your feedback is excellent, I might feature it in my monthly Best Comments series. https://stephenbradfordlong.com/contact/

My work is sponsored by The Satanic Temple TV: a streaming platform featuring documentaries, livestreams, conversation, rituals, and more. Use my code SACREDTENSION at checkout to get one month free. https://thesatanictemple.tv/

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December 9, 2020  

Overcoming the Faith Cartel with David Dark

In this episode of Sacred Tension I speak with Christian author, professor, and theologian David Dark. We discuss Satanism, our interactions with the Bible, how we engage with the cultural religious lore we are given, and David's never ending fight against Christian theocracy. Find David Dark on twitter here: https://twitter.com/DavidDark

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Let me know your thoughts by leaving a comment or writing an email. If your feedback is excellent, I might feature it in my monthly Best Comments series. https://stephenbradfordlong.com/contact/

My work is sponsored by The Satanic Temple TV: a streaming platform featuring documentaries, livestreams, conversation, rituals, and more. Use my code SACREDTENSION at checkout to get one month free. https://thesatanictemple.tv/

Read my dozens of articles on Satanism, skepticism, religion, etc.: https://stephenbradfordlong.com/

Join my Discord server: https://discord.gg/PrDU4zx

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The music is by The Jellyrox: https://open.spotify.com/artist/7uO3W7ZaXXbVS1xfuNSX2c?si=rRsDof58Q4mwO5VLqysgKg

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