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Kitchen Table Cult unpacks all the things Kieryn and Eve learned at the kitchen tables of their childhoods in conservative Christian homeschooling families. Every week we take your questions and drill down on various topics about Quiverfull, the Religious Right, and our childhoods in high-demand groups (otherwise known as cults). We’re not surprised about the rise of Trump, Christian fascism, or evangelical white women voting for someone like Mike Pence, and we want to take you back through ...
 
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This month, Talia Lavin's (author of Culture Warlords: my journey into the dark web of white supremacy) new Substack is allowing her to do a three-part series on the ouvre of fundamentalist parenting books which advocate for hitting kids. She joins KTC for a discussion of what that research experience was like, why it's so hard to get people to lis…
 
Nick Kristof is running for governor of Oregon and hopefully abandoning his crusade to save sex trafficking victims that don't exist, actually. Journalist Melissa Gira Grant joins KTC to discuss the religious right's war on porn, sex trafficking, and sex ed.By Kitchen Table Cult Pod
 
Kieryn and Eve chat with Sheryl Ring about being homeschooled and neglected or abused by parent-educators. As with most episodes on the subject all major CWs for child abuse apply <3Check out CRHE's Homeschooled Children Bill of Rights - https://responsiblehomeschooling.org/bill-of-rights/Follow Sheryl: https://twitter.com/Ring_Sheryl sherylringlaw…
 
Kieryn and Eve chat with the author of The Great Sex Rescue, Sheila Wray Gregoire to discuss leaving behind the toxicity of purity culture while still practicing Christianity, and why she's in a fight with Focus on the Family.Show Notes:https://sheilawraygregoire.com/Bare Marriage Podcasthttps://tolovehonorandvacuum.comhttp://fuckingtranswomen.org/…
 
Kieryn and Eve chat with Behind Blue Curtains co-author Molly Maeve Eagan about the book and how high control religious groups groom children for abuse and keep them quiet about it with shame once they become adults. CN: talking about Child Sexual AssaultShow Notes:Twitter: @LizzHershbergerTwitter: @CPTSDRecoveryFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/L…
 
Following up on our conversation with Amy Fallas and Garrison Davis (https://soundcloud.com/kitchentablecult/s3-e8-zionism-with-amy-fallas-and-garrison-davis) about Palestine and Zionism, Kieryn and Eve take a closer look at the complex legacy of Zionism with Aidan Orly of PRA http://www.politicalresearch.org/bio/aidan-orly // https://twitter.com/a…
 
Kieryn and Eve discuss Britney Spears' testimony and why it hit so close to home. Show Notes:https://www.newyorker.com/news/american-chronicles/britney-spears-conservatorship-nightmarehttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yhw4BlhaGlg https://www.vox.com/culture/22350286/2000s-pop-culture-misogyny-britney-spears-janet-jackson-whitney-houston-monica-lewins…
 
Eve and Kieryn are joined by Kristin Du Mez to talk about her book, Jesus and John Wayne and the history of how radical right wing evangelicals came to power.**SHOW NOTES**Follow Krsitin: https://twitter.com/kkdumezGet the Book:https://bookshop.org/books/jesus-and-john-wayne-how-white-evangelicals-corrupted-a-faith-and-fractured-a-nation-9781631499…
 
Why is it suddenly more mainstream/acceptable to be pro-Palestine, when just a couple years ago it was extremely unpopular politically on the Left? Kieryn and Eve are joined by MENA scholar (Amy Fallas, PhD candidate at UCSB) and Garrison Davis (PDX uprising reporter + organizer) to talk about the theology behind Christian support of Zionism and al…
 
2 hour special! Eve and Kieryn talk about Purity Culture & Sex Addiction, Masturbation, and the nitty gritty of how Bottom Surgery works. This episode is extremely NSFW! CN: talking about sex/abuse/religion (and also joy).If you don't like descriptions of medical processes skip from 3:19 - 8:16.Contribute to Kieryn's surgery fund (leave a note or a…
 
This week Kieryn and Eve needed a palate cleanser. Tune in for Veggie Tales jokes, some reality tv gossip, an upcoming KTC Patrons event, and catching up. CW for CSA in church discussion.**Notes**Kieryn's Play (on VOD until 3/15): https://vimeo.com/ondemand/lgbtqshortplaysgroupc Street Parking is Homophobic: https://bancars69.bigcartel.com/Junior A…
 
Kieryn and Eve are joined by Historian and Executive Director of the Coalition for Responsible Home Education, Dr. Rachel Coleman to dive into the 1776 Commission Report and what it meant. This episode was recorded in January right after it was published and then subsequently removed with the new Biden admin. :)…
 
Lauren Hough (@laurenthehough) joins Kieryn and Eve to talk about her brilliant debut book, Leaving Isn't The Hardest Thing (April 2021), a collection of essays about what life has been like after being raised in the cult group Children of God. Spanning her time in the air force to working in DC nightlife to her viral essay about being the cable gu…
 
Kieryn and Eve interview Emily English Medley about her book, "From the Moon I Watched Her." An incredibly relatable story about a young woman growing up in the [hushed voice] Church of Christ. CN: Discussion about religious trauma and childhood sexual abuse. Get the book everywhere books are sold and find out more at https://emilyenglishmedley.com…
 
Kieryn and Eve decompress about the first coup attempt with everyone's favorite socialist dog mom (socialistdogmom on twitter), Molly Conger! Find out what it was like to be in DC during the attack, discuss some of the religious imagery and hypothesize about why there were so many Shofars around.Notes:https://sojo.net/articles/they-invaded-capitol-…
 
Kieryn and Eve catch up after a brutal September to talk about Amy Coney Barrett's nomination and how the religious right is explaining a woman's rise to power. This is not the Handmaid's tale, but it's not good either.Show Notes:https://fee.org/articles/vandalism-is-violence-destructive-riots-are-not-just-property-damage/https://fee.org/articles/h…
 
For Bitch Magazine's Fall 2020 Power Issue, Jaelani Turner-Williams (https://twitter.com/hernameisjae)wrote about how crisis homeschooling this fall might benefit Black and brown students in unexpected ways. Kieryn and Eve discuss with Jaelani her vision of a better future where education is equitable and centered on the individual needs of student…
 
In a follow up on the first episode on Betsy DeVos, Kieryn and Eve are joined by listener Kristin to hear about her experience as a public school educator during the reign of DeVos. What has changed? What's been the impact of those changes? What should we be looking out for this fall?Show Notes:Research: http://bit.ly/devosnotesfollow Kristin: http…
 
Kieryn and Eve discuss Devos' history and relationship to HSLDA to begin understanding what her recent attack on public education means and why HSLDA isn't fighting against the free government money they are notorious for hating. Hint: It's not good.Show Notes: Fact Sheet on the Devos Planhttps://www.ncpecoalition.org/trump-voucher-planKushner's CO…
 
Kieryn and Eve are joined by special guest, Eileen (Eve's mom!) to answer questions about homeschooling through COVID19, how to handle periods of estrangement, and the importance of relationships with your kids. Note from Kieryn: Hi today I was your audio producer, so you may notice some echos and weird sound residue, this is because I'm not a prof…
 
Kieryn and Eve are joined by special guest kitten, Lavender, to discuss the current manifestations of transphobia from Menlo Park church to JK Rowling. CW's apply.Show Notes:Sponsor Eve's book writing summer (venmo @haettinger)Menlo Park Timeline: https://ruthhutchins.com/post/menlo-church-john-ortberg-timeline/CRHE Home Educators Course: https://r…
 
Kieryn and Eve catch up on all the non-plague related happenings. Tune in to hear about the rediscovery of Quiverfull in retaliation to the SCOTUS' ruling on discrimination protections for queer employees, venting about healthcare, and catching up with Jerry Falwell. Notes:https://www.wsls.com/news/local/2020/06/08/liberty-universitys-jerry-falwell…
 
Kieryn and Eve are back and dive into the Salvation Army's impact in Human Trafficking and how christian NGO's operations can be more harmful than helpful.Notes:https://www.huffpost.com/entry/america-doesnt-need-any-more-awareness-about-human-trafficking_n_5e3d8bedc5b6bb0ffc1007echttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Maiden_Tribute_of_Modern_Babylonhtt…
 
Eve and Kieryn discuss Martha Finley's Elsie Dinsmore books and why christians aren't appalled at Roy Moore and other right wing leaders' abusive histories.NOTES:https://www.patheos.com/blogs/lovejoyfeminism/2017/11/child-marriage-in-elsie-dinsmore-part-1.htmlhttps://www.patheos.com/blogs/lovejoyfeminism/2017/11/child-marriage-in-elsie-dinsmore-par…
 
Eve and Kieryn are leaning into brain science this week! Joined by Neurosurgeon, Dr. Rachel J Hunt (https://twitter.com/racheljoyhunt) to discuss what having ADHD and CPTSD feels like, as well the science behind these conditions and the importance of Dopamine and Basal Ganglia in motivating yourself to action.…
 
Kieryn and Eve are joined by Emily VanDerWerff from Vox and the Arden Podcast to discuss how the superstitional charismatic practice of seeking signs from God affected their life trajectories.Notes:Follow Emily: https://twitter.com/tvoti, https://twitter.com/ardenpod!https://www.vox.com/authors/emily-todd-vanderwerff…
 
Kieryn and Eve talk about Florida's HB 1059, Richmond's Gun Lobby Day, and Paula White's...prayer. Notes:Kieryn's Patreon: https://patreon.com/kieryEve at Vice: https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/epgzbj/gun-rights-rally-richmond-virginia-hostageCHRE Press Release on Florida Legislation: https://responsiblehomeschooling.org/alumni-group-warns-hb-105…
 
In Part 2, Kieryn and Eve discuss Shea's alleged 2nd Manifesto, "Restoration", and explain how strangely Roman and not-biblical it is, for a work supposedly based on the bible. CN for discussion of racism, homophobia, child abuse, and general nazi-ism still applies. Show Notes:Restoration text:https://www.spokesman.com/documents/2019/dec/19/matt-sh…
 
Eve and Kieryn tear into Matt Shea's "Biblical Basis for War" and deconstruct what some of it means within the context of Shea's worldview. CN for racism, white supremacy, queermisia, and general nazism-disguised-as-theology shenanigansSHOW NOTES:Independent Report: http://houserepublicans.wa.gov/wp-content/uploads/2019/12/RampartGroupReport.pdfBib…
 
Kieryn and Eve discuss Christianity Today's call for impeachment along with Tulsi Gabbard's lack of vote. They dive into the details of what it would look like to grow up in a religious and politically active cult and never leave. Show Notes:Donate to CRHE! https://responsiblehomeschooling.org/donate Christianity Today:- https://www.christianitytod…
 
Kieryn and Eve discuss Eric Metaxas' children's books, explain the story of David and Bathsheba, and answer some listener questions!Show Notes:https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eric_Metaxashttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_King%27s_College_(New_York_City)https://mxdarkwater.com/2010/10/08/the-burden-of-homeschool-parents/…
 
Kieryn and Eve are joined by Dani Ward to talk about the background and theology behind Bob Jones University (You know, the white supremacist school that went to SCOTUS to try to stop integration and lost but didn't let interracial couples date until the 00s). CN for abuse and discussion of racist ideology in christian fundamentalism.Notes:- https:…
 
Kieryn and Eve dissect, translate, and refute the arguments presented at the SCOTUS hearing on Oct 8th. TW for discussion of anti-trans anti-queer rhetoric. NOTES:https://www.mediamatters.org/washington-post/family-research-council-terrible-and-its-president-tony-perkins-just-got-appointedhttps://www.splcenter.org/fighting-hate/extremist-files/grou…
 
How is miscarriage handled in the extremely pro-life communities Kieryn and Eve grew up in? What's the theological basis for those scary heartbeat bills?TW: Graphic descriptions of stillbirth/bodies/blood.show notes:https://aboverubies.org/index.php/2013-11-12-17-55-51/english-language/miscarriage/965-miscarriage-miscarriage-or-abortionhttps://abov…
 
Eve and Kieryn are joined by Katie Botkin to talk about the religious right's obsession with guns. Why is it so important? why is violence so justified? Where does this all come from? find out!Support Kieryn's transition to being not-a-student:patreon.com/kiery or cash.me/$kierynShow Notes:https://www.str.org/publications/the-canaanites-genocide-or…
 
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