Patheos CEO Leo Brunnick, Dental Drama & Playing Doctor (HBCultureCast)

PC_LeoBrunnick_bioThis week we settle in with Patheos co-founder and CEO, Leo Brunnick to talk about how one goes about taking an idea sketched on a cocktail napkin to being one of the biggest interfaith websites in the world. Sadly, we got no leads on magic words or fairy dust; just lots of hard work and good fortune. Dammit!

In the echo chamber we talk about which countries are looked upon most and least favorably worldwide. The highest esteem country will probably surprise you (and no, it’s not the US). We also dissect the irrational drama behing the Portland water fluoridation debate, and we make some recommendations of the music you should have in your summer rotation.

We finish the show with Amy giving Christian a shot in the ass – literally. She’s pretty dramatic about the whole thing, but we’re pretty sure she mostly enjoyed getting to get even with Christian for all the shit he gives her, both on and off the air.

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About Christian Piatt

Christian Piatt is the creator and editor of BANNED QUESTIONS ABOUT THE BIBLE and BANNED QUESTIONS ABOUT JESUS. He has a memoir on faith, family and parenting called PREGMANCY: A Dad, a Little Dude and a Due Date, and Hachette published his first hardcover book, "postChristian: What's left? Can we fix it? Do we care?" in 2014. His first novel, "Blood Doctrine," has been optioned by a Hollywood production company for a possible TV series.

Christian is the cofounder and cohost of the Homebrewed CultureCast, a podcast about popular culture, current events and spirituality that has a weekly audience of 25,000 people (

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