Podcast Ep. 96: Stephen Prothero, Author of Why Liberals Win the Culture Wars

Our latest podcast guest is Stephen Prothero, author of Why Liberals Win the Culture Wars (Even When They Lose Elections).


Dr. Prothero is a professor in the department of religion at Boston University and the author of several books, including Religious Literacy: What Every American Needs to Know — and Doesn’t. You may have seen him on his appearances on The Daily Show or The Colbert Report.

We spoke with him about why conservatives back losing issues, what issues will get liberals out to vote this November, and what surprised him during his research for the book.

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I Guess There is a Connection After All…

Bizarro World Jenny McCarthy was right!


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One Benefit to Donald Trump: He Might Dismantle the Evangelical Voting Bloc

Maybe the strangest story coming out of the primary season so far has been that evangelical Christians seem to have no problem voting for Donald Trump, a serial adulterer who doesn’t ask for forgiveness and clearly doesn’t know the Bible.

For all we’ve been led to believe about the importance of religious labels and the culture wars, Trump is winning over evangelicals by being a xenophobic, insult-spewing jackass who offers zero substance and brings only bad ideas to the table.

Cartoonist Nick Anderson of the Houston Chronicle nails it:


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Saudi Cleric: Women Posting Pictures of Food on Snapchat Are Causing Cancer in Children

We all know people who take pictures of their food to post on social media. But I had no idea those pictures caused cancer.

According to Saudi Cleric Sa’d Al-Ateeq, here’s how that works: Women decorate their food for social media (something they never do for their families). The result is that people who see the pictures become envious. And then people get cancer.

Can’t wait to see the peer-reviewed paper for that one…


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A Compilation of Stephen Fry’s Best Arguments and Comebacks

Here’s an great compilation of Stephen Fry‘s best arguments and comebacks.


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