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So this is a podcast-ish. Audio, yes, but, what this really is, is a collection of talks, lectures, and workshops by Dr. Daniel White Hodge given over the years. The goal here is to learn and add to the knowledge base. Talks range from a variety of topics and are here, free, for anyone to engage with. Enjoy.
 
"Things Not Seen" talks with people of faith who are working to make sense of why we are here and how we can all live together despite our deep differences in belief. The show is hosted by Dr. David Dault, and features guests from a broad spectrum of public life, with in-depth conversations about real struggles at the intersection of faith and culture.
 
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On September 19, PBS will debut the new documentary “Muhammad Ali” by Ken Burns, Sarah Burns, and David McMahon. This week we speak to them about how to bring a larger than life figure back down to earth and what they learned from the project. We also have “Choice Words” about the IOC’s shocking and casual display of anti-Asian racism from Thomas B…
 
We return to a conversation from earlier this year, where historian and theologian Dr. Massimo Faggioli provides an insightful overview of Catholicism in US politics, and its place as an anchor in the life of Joe Biden, the man elected to lead the country at a decisive crossroads, an unprecedented moment in US history. Learn more about your ad choi…
 
We are BACK! This week we talk to the Coach Kevin McNutt about the suspension of track and field star Sha'Carri Richardson for smoking weed and some NBA Finals observations so far. We also have “Choice Words” about Gwen Barry and the GOP’s pathetic attempt at demonizing her. In addition, we have “Just Stand Up” and “Just Sit Down” awards to New Orl…
 
Our guest, historian Kristin Kobes Du Mez, discusses her timely and polarizing book, Jesus and John Wayne. This heavily-researched historical account of American Evangelicalism has ignited conversations within denominations and across political divides Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices…
 
Our guest Dr. Natalie Wigg-Stevenson is seeking new vocabularies and structures to understand theology. Her work explores the rich and unsettling depths of performance art as a means to bring us into communication with the divine mystery Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesBy Things Not Seen
 
Our guests Duke Kwon and Gregory Thompson discuss the church's responsibility to heal racial brokenness and to lead the way in making concrete restitution and reparations to the descendants of the victims of slavery Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesBy Things Not Seen
 
This week we speak to Dr. David Canton, the new head of the African-American studies department at the University of Florida about how he intends to teach about sports, racism and politics given the recent legislation against reaching any kind of antiracism by Florida governor Ron DeSantis. We also have “Choice Words” about the NFL and it’s racist …
 
There is a new and groundbreaking film about trans youth athletes called Changing the Game. This week on the Edge of Sports podcast, we speak to director Michael Barnett, and Alex Schmider, the film's producer. Everyone should check out the movie, it’s fantastic and inspiring. We also have “Choice Words” about the looming backlash in the world of s…
 
This week we speak to authors Maria J. Veri and Rita Liberti about their new book, Gridiron Gourmet, which explores tailgating culture and sports. The authors also go into detail on their experiences writing the book, their favorite foods they ate along the way, and how race intersects with this culture. We also have “Choice Words” about Kyrie Irvi…
 
Jonathan Meiburg is known for his work with the band Shearwater. He returns to Things Not Seen to talk about a different passion, described in his recent book, A Most Remarkable Creature. This amazing travelogue takes us into the world of the Caracaras, perhaps the world's most socially intelligent bird. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit mega…
 
This week we speak to legendary goalkeeper Hope Solo about her 20 year career in USA Soccer and what she would do if she was in charge of the Federation. We get into issues concerning equal pay and the pushback Hope says she got when she attempted to bring these issues to light. We also have “Choice Words” about Kyrie Irving and his comments humani…
 
This week we talk to Luke Epplin, author of the new book, Our Team: The Epic Story of Four Men and the World Series That Changed Baseball. Luke goes into detail on his research for the book, Satchel Paige, why Larry Doby is an important historical figure, and Bill Veeck’s complicated legacy. We also have “Choice Words”about how more athletes are co…
 
In his new book, Take Back What the Devil Stole, our guest Onaje X.O. Woodbine takes us into the world of Ms. Donna Haskins, a healer and mystic raised in a poor neighborhood in Boston, who claims to battle evils on a cosmic scale. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesBy Things Not Seen
 
This week we talk to Pamela Grundy and Susan Shackleford, authors of the groundbreaking book, “Shattering The Glass: The Remarkable History Of Women's Basketball.” You have to listen to this interview. We also have “Choice Words” about Caitlyn Jenner’s pathetic political power play. In addition, we also have “Just Stand Up” and “Just Sit Down” awar…
 
Bill Cain is a Jesuit who has spent his life writing screenplays for movies and television. Now, in his recent book, The Diary of Jesus Christ, he reimagines the stories of the Gospels from the point of view of Jesus himself, with breathtaking results Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices…
 
This week we speak to free agent NFL player RK Russell about his oped in The Guardian in defense of transgender athletes as well as his process of writing. Russell has some great advice for up-and-coming athletes. We also have “Choice Words” about the LAPD's efforts to ride LeBron James' coattails in a transparently disingenuous way. In addition, w…
 
Martin Doblmeier has made 35 films about faith, featuring spiritual leaders from many religious traditions. His most recent film is Spiritual Audacity: The Abraham Joshua Heschel story, which premieres on PBS stations in May 2021 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesBy Things Not Seen
 
In her recent book, White Evangelical Racism: The Politics of Morality in America, our guest Dr. Anthea Butler traces the long history of connections between American Evangelicalism and anti-Black racism. This is a powerful conversation that brings light and truth to a part of American history that needs deep examination Learn more about your ad ch…
 
This week we talk to the owner of the social justice education firm JenFryTalks, former volleyball coach Jen Fry, to speak about how whiteness operates in sports. Jen Fry facilitated workshops in the sport’s world on issues of anti-racism and inclusion. We also have “Choice Words” about why Minneapolis cancelled their games following the police kil…
 
This week we talk to former baseball MVP, Dave “The Cobra” Parker about his new book “Cobra: A Life of Baseball and Brotherhood.” We talk to Parker about his career, Roberto Clemente, and even get a vocal performance. Also I’ve got some choice words. I also have Just Stand Up and Just Sit Down awards. We also have “Choice Words” about the last time…
 
We welcome back philosophers Brad Elliott Stone and Jacob L. Goodson to discuss their recent edited volume on Richard Rorty, Emmanuel Levinas, and Jewish prophetic traditions. The book, Rorty and the Prophetic: Jewish Engagements with a Secular Philosopher, is the culmination of more that twenty years of conversations. Learn more about your ad choi…
 
This week we talk to Professor Cheryl Cooky, co-author of the new study One and Done: The Eclipse of Women’s Televised Sports, 1989–2019. Cooky talks about the study’s methodology, the origins of the study, and some surprising findings from the report. We also have “Choice Words” about why Major League Baseball chose to move the All-Star Game from …
 
In his recent book, Learning to Pray, Fr. James Martin, SJ, invites readers to a lifelong journey in growing closer to God. In this frank and wide-ranging conversation, Fr. Martin talks about some of the difficulties and strategies of prayer, and how even he feels like he is 'still learning' to do prayer well. Learn more about your ad choices. Visi…
 
We welcome back Diana Butler Bass to discuss her powerful recent book, Freeing Jesus: Rediscovering Jesus as Friend, Teacher, Savior, Lord, Way, and Presence. The project builds on several of her recent books, to offer a connected vision of the many ways that Jesus upsets the tables of our comfortable identities. Learn more about your ad choices. V…
 
This week we talk to the author of the new book, “Sidelined: Sidelined: Sports, Culture, and Being a Woman in America,” by Julie DiCaro. Julie talks about her process of writing the book, personally dealing with misogyny in sports media and why it’s important to talk about. We also have “Choice Words” about the most important story in sports media …
 
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