Doing the White Guy Shuffle…

There is a seismic shift of sorts underway in the landscape of late-night television. Jay Leno has been replaced by Jimmy Fallon. Letterman will soon be replaced by Stephen Colbert. Seth Myers also is entering the late-night fray, along with the current stable of talking heads, like Jimmy Kimmel, Conan O’Brien, Jon Stewart… Noticing a [Read More...]

Heartbleed, Holy Chickens and Hancocks (CultureCast)

Amy shows off her yodeling and confesses that she and Christian *might* have a problem with Candy Crush. In the echo chamber, Andy talks about the Heartbleed internet security flaw and why maybe you should hold off on changing all your passwords. The crew talks about how Chick-Fil-A may be getting back into their good [Read More...]

Why Colbert and Stewart matter to politics

Newspin By Christian Piatt (Originally published in PULP) By the time this goes to press, political satirists John Stewart and Stephen Colbert will have conducted their “March to Restore Sanity” and the “Rally to Keep Fear Alive,” respectively, in Washington, D.C. Seen by many as a direct response to Glenn Beck’s rally in the same [Read More...]

NEW PODCAST: Privilege, Power, Politics and Peace

The following is an edited-down version of the keynote lecture I gave to the Young Adults Disciples gathering in Las Vegas in October, 2010. The message discusses privilege, what it means to be white, the nature of violence, and how we can creatively respond to systems of oppression and injustice without responding in kind with [Read More...]


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