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The Godly Communists

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A podcast for heathens, heretics, and the broader left. Formerly INCESSANTLY HUMAN. Become a Patron: www.patreon.com/godlycommunists
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#11: Felix Felicis

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2.2: Make America Sweden Again
“Democracy will constantly break your heart.” Aaron chats with fellow-progressive and friend of the show Elle Mills-Warner about the 2020 elections specifically, the possibilities (and limitations) of electoral politics in general, and what it might take to unite a divided country. Also, Make America Sweden Again. Support us on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/godlycommunists Elle Mills-Warner is a spiritual seeker, activist, and artist working in direct ministry with vulnerable populations. She received a Bachelor of the Arts from Weber State University and a Master of Divinity from Starr King School for the Ministry. She describes herself as multireligious having a background in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (Mormonism), Greek Orthodoxy, Roman Catholicism, and Unitarian Universalism. She is currently an active member of Community of Christ, several earth-centered traditions, and regularly attends Mass. Prior to seminary, Elle did a research blog called “52 Weeks in 52 Churches” in which she visited 52 houses of worship in a single year. Elle self-identifies as an intersectional feminist, socialist, and proud member of the LGBTQ+ community. She is currently a Residential Companion at Plymouth Healing Communities in Seattle, WA.
1:01:41
November 17, 2020
2.1: That Is the Hope
The U.S. 2020 Election results are (mostly) in, and Joey B is on track become the next President of the United States. Tom and Aaron discuss what this means for the Left and what to order for brunch on this new Morning in America. Support us on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/godlycommunists
1:08:29
November 11, 2020
BONUS: Knockin' Down the Clowns (Debate 2020)
Debate 2020 Coverage. Tom and Aaron fail at brevity but succeed at sardonic laughter. Tune back in November 9th when we come back swingin' with a new president-elect, a new format, and the same biting religious and political analysis you've come to know and tolerate! Also, remember to VOTE on or before November 3! Music: Protofunk by Kevin MacLeod Link: incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/4247-protofunk License: creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
38:18
October 23, 2020
#21: Debates, d'Bidens, and d'Ballot Box Blues
The gang talks Election 2020, the Democratic Party, and why Tom is one of the Whitest Kids U Know. Check your voter registration here: https://www.usa.gov/confirm-voter-registration Music: Protofunk by Kevin MacLeod Link: incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/4247-protofunk License: creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
1:08:23
October 12, 2020
#20: Hashtag Canceled
A painfully deep dive into so-called cancel culture. Does it exist? If so, what even is it? And is it a unique feature of the "left," the way a lot of conservative critics like to paint it? (Yes, it's complicated, and no, for the record.) Select sources compiled here: https://www.poetpastor.com/blog/hashtag-canceled-incessantly-human-20 Music: Protofunk by Kevin MacLeod Link: incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/4247-protofunk License: creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
1:28:00
October 5, 2020
#19: Two Characterless Opportunists
Two begrudging members of the professional-managerial class (PMC) discuss what Amber A'Lee Frost calls the PMC's "characterless opportunism." What's that, you ask? Well, I guess you'll just have to listen, won't you? ;) Music: Protofunk by Kevin MacLeod Link: incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/4247-protofunk License: creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
1:01:10
September 28, 2020
#18: Climate Fires & Capitalism
As the smoke clears from the West Coast, we look to our Native relatives for wisdom to weather climate collapse. Music: Protofunk by Kevin MacLeod Link: incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/4247-protofunk License: creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
1:01:33
September 21, 2020
#17: Opiate or Amphetamine? (Pt. 2)
The second half of our two-part episode "Opiate or Amphetamine?" as Tom and Aaron explore some of the specific ways that politics shape, and are shaped by, the religious stories we tell. Music: Protofunk by Kevin MacLeod Link: incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/4247-protofunk License: creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
59:17
September 18, 2020
#16: Opiate or Amphetamine? (Pt. 1)
Is religion an opiate of the masses, or an amphetamine for social transformation? The first of a two-parter on the interrelations between religion and politics. Music: Protofunk by Kevin MacLeod Link: incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/4247-protofunk License: creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
1:02:54
September 7, 2020
#15: You, Me, and Uncle Karl
While Democrats and Republicans hold their party conventions, we reread the Communist Manifesto to see what a 172-year-old party platform has to offer in 2020. Music: Protofunk by Kevin MacLeod Link: incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/4247-protofunk License: creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
1:13:24
August 24, 2020
#14: The S-Word
Get ready for a Red Scare, comrades! We talk Biden/Harris 2020, the road to radicalization, and why socialism isn't just a political commitment for us but a spiritual value as well. Music: Protofunk by Kevin MacLeod Link: incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/4247-protofunk License: creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
1:07:20
August 17, 2020
#13: Yer Still a Wizard
A marathon episode in which Tom and Aaron bring their reread of the Harry Potter series to a close with "Harry Potter & the Deathly Hallows." Yer still a wizard, Harry! Music: Protofunk by Kevin MacLeod Link: incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/4247-protofunk License: creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
1:32:22
August 11, 2020
#12: Kill All Normies
This week we read Angela Nagle's book "Kill All Normies" and discuss the genesis of the online alt-right. Thanks to Gordon Gilmore for the rec - pick up the book and join the conversation! https://www.johnhuntpublishing.com/zer0-books/our-books/kill-all-normies Music: Protofunk by Kevin MacLeod Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/4247-protofunk License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
1:06:54
August 3, 2020
#11: Felix Felicis
Harry Potter & the Half-Blood Prince this week - or as Tom likes to call it, Severus Snape & the Long Con. Music: Protofunk by Kevin MacLeod Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/4247-protofunk License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
1:01:58
July 27, 2020
#10: The Gospel of Light
A modern myth, by Aaron Eaves and Tom Emanuel. For more about Mythic Theater, visit www.PoetPastor.com/theater. Music: Garden Music by Kevin MacLeod Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/3796-garden-music License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
18:41
July 20, 2020
#9: Dispatches from the Department of Mysteries
In which Tom and Aaron suggest that J.K. Rowling go on a year-long retreat to Bali to sort her shit out, Elizabeth Gilbert-style. Also Book 5. The Long One.  Music: Protofunk by Kevin MacLeod Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/4247-protofunk License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
1:02:16
July 13, 2020
#8: Pseudosocial Media
Tom expounds his Grand Unified Theory of Why Social Media Sucks. Aaron interrupts him when the joyless Marxism becomes overwhelming. Digressions on politics, prayer, and performance ensue. [CW: brief discussions of homophobic bullying and suicide] Music: Protofunk by Kevin MacLeod Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/4247-protofunk License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
1:09:31
July 7, 2020
#7: Three Tasks and a TERF
Harry Potter & the Goblet of Fire might just be Aaron's favorite Potter yet. Tom loves it too. Also, trans people are who they say they are. Music: Protofunk by Kevin MacLeod Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/4247-protofunk License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
1:03:23
June 26, 2020
#6: Defund the Police
Support the Movement for Black Lives: https://nymag.com/strategist/article/where-to-donate-for-black-lives-matter.html Feel free to hit us up for sources on statistics. Music: Protofunk by Kevin MacLeod Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/4247-protofunk License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
1:00:16
June 17, 2020
#5: Expecto Patronum
Tom & Aaron continue their dive into Harry Potter with "Prisoner of Azkaban." Also, Black Lives Matter. Music: Protofunk by Kevin MacLeod Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/4247-protofunk License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
54:53
June 6, 2020
#4: Riddle Me This, Tom
Tom and Aaron stan Dobby for President as they reread "Harry Potter & the Chamber of Secrets" Music: Protofunk by Kevin MacLeod Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/4247-protofunk License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
1:06:45
May 17, 2020
#3: Art as Religion, Religion as Art
Where do creativity and spirituality intersect? Why make art in pandemic times? Tom and Aaron reflect from their perspective as ministers as well as artists. Music: Protofunk by Kevin MacLeod Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/4247-protofunk License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
1:02:29
May 6, 2020
#2: Yer a Wizard
Tom and Aaron use quarantine time to reread Harry Potter & the Sorcerer's Stone.  Their conclusion: Dumbledore is a darling queen. Music: Protofunk by Kevin MacLeod Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/4247-protofunk License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
1:05:05
April 26, 2020
#1: Christ, Covid, & the Bernie Blues
Our first episode! Tom and Aaron talk Easter, pandemics, and Bernie Sanders. Music: Protofunk by Kevin MacLeod Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/4247-protofunk License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
1:02:45
April 15, 2020