76 episodes of Give and Take since the first episode, which aired on March 30, 2017.
Episode 66: Roy Moore and The Rise of Creepy Christianity, with David French
November 15th, 2017 | 1 hr 7 mins
My guest is David French. David is a senior writer for National Review, a senior fellow at the National Review Institute, an attorney (concentrating his practice in constitutional law and the law of armed conflict), and a veteran of Operation Iraqi Freedom. We discuss a recent piece he wrote entitled "The Enduring Appeal Of Creepy Christianity." It deals with the Roy Moore senate controversy.
Episode 65: Is That Rhetorical?..., with Johanna Hartelius
November 13th, 2017 | 33 mins 17 secs
My guest is Johanna Hartelius. She is a professor at the University of Pittsburgh. Her research focuses on rhetorical theory and criticism with an emphasis on expertise, public memory, and digital rhetoric.
Episode 64: Gangsters to Governors: The New Bosses of Gambling in America, with David Clary
November 10th, 2017 | 46 mins 1 sec
My guest is David Clary. David is a news editor at The San Diego Union-Tribune and the author of “Gangsters to Governors: The New Bosses of Gambling in America,” published by Rutgers University Press on Oct. 30, 2017. The book explores how and why states have encouraged and promoted the expansion of legalized gambling in America.
Episode 63: Babette's Feast, with Julia Beardsley O'Brien and Abigail Killeen
November 8th, 2017 | 1 hr 28 secs
Babette’s Feast tells the story of how a refugee transforms a closed religious community by sacrificing all she has to throw a lavish dinner party. Through her radical hospitality, this mysterious woman converts her guests’ deeply held notions of scarcity and judgment and opens them up to give and receive abundant grace. My guests, Julia Beardsley O'Brien and Abigail Kileen, have adapted the story for the stage. This adaptation re-imagines the story you thought you knew about Babette’s singular feast: deep, funny, dangerous, sensual, and beautiful.
Episode 62: Philadelphia: Finding The Hidden City, with Nathaniel Popkin
November 4th, 2017 | 58 mins 33 secs
My guest is Nathaniel Popkin. Why is Philadelphia the “Hidden City?” What makes it distinctive in the landscape of American cities? And why does it matter? These are the questions Hidden City Daily co-founders Peter Woodall and Nathaniel Popkin and Hidden City Festival photographer Joseph E.B. Elliott seek to answer in the new book, "Philadelphia: Finding the Hidden City."
Episode 61: When Dust Becomes Mercy, with Tullian Tchividjian
October 30th, 2017 | 1 hr 9 mins
Tullian Tchividjian is the grandson of Billy Graham. He's written several award winning books. He's been a celebrated preacher and pastor. Then his life fell apart. He lost his marriage and his church and he wanted to end it all. Then he found hope. If hope is what you need, this is the conversation for you.
Episode 60: The Zombie Gospel, with Danielle Strickland
October 20th, 2017 | 42 mins 15 secs
My guest is Danielle Strickland. Her newest book, "The Zombie Gospel", explores the spiritual and existential themes in the wildly popular television series "The Walking Dead."
Episode 59: Thanks, Obama...My Hopey, Changey White House Years, with David Litt
October 18th, 2017 | 41 mins 48 secs
David Litt entered the White House in 2011 and left in 2016 as a special assistant to the president and senior presidential speechwriter. Described as the “comic muse for the president." Full of hilarious stories and told in a truly original voice, his first book, "Thanks, Obama" is an exciting debut about what it means – personally, professionally, and politically – to grow up.
Episode 58: Same Kind Of Different As Me, with Darren Moorman
October 11th, 2017 | 36 mins 54 secs
My guest is Darren Moorman. He's produced numerous feature films. His most recent film, "Same Kind Of Difference As Me", premiers on October 20th. It stars Renee Zellweger, Greg Kinnear, Djimon Hounsou and John Voight.
Episode 57: The American Religious Landscape, with Robert P. Jones
October 10th, 2017 | 40 mins 40 secs
My guest today is Robert P. Jones. He's the CEO of the Public Religion Research Institute, and the author of several books, including "The End of White Christian America." The American religious landscape has undergone dramatic changes in the last decade and is more diverse today than at any time since modern sociological measurements began. PRRI’s 2016 American Values Atlas is the single largest survey of American religious and denominational identity ever conducted.