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The Earth Wants YOU!

The Church of Stop Shopping

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Reverend Billy and the Stop Shopping Choir is a New York City based radical performance community. We are wild anti-consumerist gospel shouters and Earth loving urban activists. The Earth Wants YOU! is their podcast hosted by Reverend Billy and Savitri D. Earthalujah!
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Earth Riot Radio

Reverend Billy and Savitri D

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Hosted by Reverend Billy and Savitri D, EARTH RIOT is a comedy-infused, music-filled exploration of humanity’s most urgent issue -- the planet’s Sixth Extinction. Made by "Earth-loving urban activists" from The Church of Stop Shopping, this podcast educates, inspires and urges listeners to embrace reality and take action. Featuring “News From the Natural World,” a weekly gathering of climate change’s latest science, and insightful interviews with radical leaders in environmentalism and activism.
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Welcome to our scrappy podcast. Bob Buzzanco and Scott Parkin co-host a regular podcast to discuss radical environmental and anti-capitalist politics with organizers, academics, artists and more. Bob Buzzanco is a professor of history at the University of Houston. He specializes in, writes about and talks on the Vietnam War era, foreign policy, Vietnam, radical social movements, economics, and other stuff. Scott Parkin is climate organizer based in the San Francisco Bay Area. He has organize ...
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At a little church in a small town called Mulga, Alabama, the power of prayer is revealed as the church's pastor (Reverend Hicks) uses stories from his life and the small town to paint a clear picture of the workings of God. The basis on which God chooses to answer our prayers is a question that man simply cannot answer. However, by searching through the Bible and uncovering God's instructions for prayer, we can maximize the likelihood that our prayers will be answered in the future. The exa ...
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Summary In this episode, Tim interviews Dr. Jennifer Bird and Dr. Michael West to discuss the topic of in vitro fertilization (IVF). They address the misconceptions and propaganda surrounding IVF, particularly in right-wing fundamentalist spaces. Takeaways Life does not begin at conception but rather at around 14 days when individuation occurs. Und…
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Summary In this episode, Tim and April discuss the aftermath of the assassination attempt on former President Trump and the Republican National Convention (RNC). They address the use of profanity, the shock and numbness they felt, and the conspiracy theories surrounding the event. They also analyze the rhetoric used by Republicans during the RNC, i…
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Summary In this episode, Tim responds to the assassination attempt on former President Trump and explores the implications and reactions surrounding the event. He discusses the need for non-violence and the value of non-dehumanization, condemning the violence while also addressing the dangers of conspiratorial thinking and extreme rhetoric. Tim hig…
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Today’s Importance Exercise: What’s more important? Atmospheric rivers over the Pacific, or artificial intelligence in Silicon Valley? The rise in carbon units per million, or crypto currency market rates? Suicides among young native Americans or celebrities-on-the-cover-of-PEOPLE who got sober and remarried? The trillions in profits from toxins by…
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In this episode, Tim provides an update on recent events and shares some personal updates. He discusses the violence that occurred at a rally and condemns it, emphasizing the importance of nonviolence and love for all. Tim gives a personal update that will affect the future of TNE ______________ If you'd like to support our work, you can DONATE her…
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Summary In this episode, Tim and April discuss various topics, including viral videos, vacation experiences, Airbnb camera issues, and their Fourth of July celebrations. They also touch on the recent controversies surrounding Robert Morris and the GOP's updated policy platform. Additionally, they provide an overview of Project 2025, a conservative …
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Summary In this conversation, Tim and Dr. Laura Anderson respond to a video by Allie Stuckey and John MacArthur on mental health. They discuss the topics of medication, the brain and mind connection, and the role of therapy in treating mental health issues. They also address the misconception that medication cannot fix the mind and the importance o…
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Since the Earth's crisis gives us months or maybe years, gradualism is a faster kind of suicide. Every one of our prayers needs to be like an ambulance, flooring it right at the emergency. Scientists say that most of reality is a whirlwind of subatomic particles called Dark Energy. So, we are stranded on a desperate little human island, while Dark …
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Summary Today’s guest, Qasim Rashid, explores with Tim the impact of 9/11 on the Muslim community, the misrepresentation of Islam in the media, the role of human rights lawyers, the current situation of immigration in America, the impact of climate change on immigration, and the intersection of faith and social justice. Takeaways Qasim Rashid's jou…
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In a landmark case in Florida, a federal jury has ordered Chiquita Brands International to pay over $38 million in damages to the families of eight Colombian men who were killed by paramilitaries the banana giant funded. This is part of a long bloody history that goes beyond this one incident or Chiquita itself. In our latest episode, Scott talks w…
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Summary In this episode, Tim and April discuss various topics, including their personal experiences, popular TV shows, the 4th of July, and the rise of Christian nationalism. They react to a trailer for the movie 'God's Not Dead 5' and highlight the propaganda and misinformation present in the film. They also touch on the dangers of Christian natio…
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Summary In this episode, Tim discusses the pressing issues surrounding the 2024 election and the rise of Christian nationalism. He highlights the concerns about Joe Biden's performance in the first presidential debate and the implications for American democracy. Tim also delves into the dangers of Project 2025 and the efforts to erode democracy and…
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Asks Neil to please name his band after the mystic who met George Armstrong Custer at Little BigHorn, and Neil, open your set with Cortez the Killer. Let in the Earth radicals from where? Who are they? … let the unknown arrestees take the stage to shout for the Earth’s life. Ask dazzling Daryl Hannah, can she please produce the harmonizing tree-hug…
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Summary In this conversation, Dan Koch and Sarah Lane Ritchie discuss the challenges and complexities of worship music in evangelical and mainline churches. They explore the role of music in worship and the potential for manipulation and harm. Takeaways Music can be a powerful tool in worship, but it can also be used to manipulate and harm individu…
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Cop City still remains an ongoing struggle. After the 2023 assassination of forest defender Tortuguita by the Georgia police, environmental and social justice organizers began to campaign hard on the issue. The state responded with a harsh backlash that has resulted in a multitude of charges that includes domestic terrorism and at least 61 people b…
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Summary In this episode, Tim and April discuss various aspects of Christian culture, including tattoos, the recent presidential debate, and a church selling plots of land in heaven. They are joined by Andrew Whitehead to explore the rise of Christian nationalism and its impact on issues like abortion. They highlight the increase in infant mortality…
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Summary In this episode, Tim and April respond to the elder statement made by Gateway Church regarding the allegations against their lead pastor, Robert Morris. They express disappointment with the statement and discuss the lack of accountability and transparency. They highlight the need for Gateway Church to take concrete actions to address the ha…
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A cherished coastal preserve is under attack by the campus administration that was appointed last year by Governor DeSantis in the right-wing takeover underway at New College of Florida. The new administration wants to tear down this small tree preserve, home to Osprey and other wildlife, supposedly for a sports facility. Local resistance has been …
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Yet our neighborhoods continue to drift toward a great mono-culture, deadly to play and resistance. The physical characteristics of the city are against the body, against the poor and people of color. We are more aware of the attack on us by the rich since Black Lives Matter, Standing Rock, and Occupy Wall Street. These are the great freedom rides …
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Summary In this conversation, Representative James Talarico and Tim Whitaker discuss topics such as Christian nationalism, faith, and navigating political differences. Talarico shares his background growing up in a conservative Christian home but attending a church that emphasized love for all people. He explains how his faith has informed his poli…
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Summary The conversation discusses the technical difficulties faced before the recording and the humorous incidents that occurred. It then delves into the scandal surrounding Robert Morris and Gateway Church, where allegations of sexual abuse have been made against Morris. The conversation highlights the contradictory statements made by Gateway Chu…
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Within the past four decades, we’ve seen the rise of neo-liberalism, or so-called "Free Trade," free trade agreements and various other treaties and agreements that reduce and eliminate barriers and regulation for capital to invest in different nation states. While there has been some resistance, capital and investments march on. Corporations and i…
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Summary In this episode, Tim discusses the recent allegations against Robert Morris, the lead pastor of Gateway Church, who admitted to engaging in inappropriate sexual behavior with a 12-year-old girl when he was in his early 20s. Tim criticizes the response from Gateway Church and highlights the systemic issues within the evangelical church that …
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Dreams of liberation and laughter, freedom and love. When we get up our dreams turn into music and the more-than-human creatures sing in passionate harmonies, preparing to pull our dreams into action in broad daylight. The melody and beats that dreamily echo in our bodies make a common song shared by all living things as we march on the fossil pois…
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With the recent news about Noam Chomsky's condition and absence from public life, and the outpouring of respect and admiration from so many people who have learned so much from him (along with the typical haters), we got together to discuss what he's mean and what he's contributed to us on the Left. We discussed his contributions in the fields of l…
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Summary The conversation with Myron Penner this week explores the transition from pre-modern to modern to postmodern eras, focusing on the relationship between faith, reason, and truth. It delves into the intellectual history of these movements, the impact of modernity on theology, and the deconstruction of texts in the postmodern context. Takeaway…
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Summary In this conversation, Tim and Janice discuss various topics, including the conviction of Donald Trump, the misuse of religious language in politics, and the role of evangelical leaders. They also touch on the hypocrisy of some evangelical leaders and the need for skepticism and critical thinking. The conversation highlights the manipulation…
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Summary In this conversation, Tim and Father Jim Gretzky discuss various topics related to Catholicism and the role of priests and bishops. They touch on issues such as the traditional Latin mass, Catholic teachings on abortion and IVF, and the role of priests in parish communities. They also discuss the COVID-19 pandemic and its impact on the Cath…
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Israel's slaughters in Palestine may be horrific and well-covered, but there's more going on in the region than that! Israel has also been acting aggressively throughout the region--especially in Lebanon and Iran. Here Bob talked with two great professors who study the region, Nate George of SOAS and Eskandar Sadeghi of the University of York, abou…
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The Earth's every measurement, every single set of numbers we can give to the sky-rocketing heat, the sea-rise and wind-speed of storms and Iowa tornadoes and drowned polynesian islands... all the mass death of wild-life as well as the mass war of humans... it is all deadly-looking. But look we must, and the first thing we see is that many others, …
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Kester Brewin author of God Like: A 500-Year History of Artificial Intelligence in Myths, Machines, Monsters joins Tim to talk about how AI is changing how we understand reality and how theology can be used to use new technologies in wise ways. If you'd like to support our work, you can DONATE here! Get Tickets to Beer Camp (PROMO: TNEHOBBIT) Follo…
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Summary In this episode, Tim, April, and Andrew discuss Christian nationalism and its impact on various social issues. They explore the definition of Christian nationalism and its desire to see a specific expression of Christianity fused with American civic life. They also examine the association between Christian nationalism and opposition to same…
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In Tucson, Arizona, Cold War era war profiteer Hughes Aircraft polluted an aquifer with chemical waste from a manufacturing facility that poisoned the largely Mexican-American community and desert ecosystem living above. The community responded with one of the first environmental justice campaigns in the United States. In our latest, we talk with P…
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Tim breaks down why for Evangelicals, Trump being a convicted felon will not affect their loyalty for him. If you'd like to support our work, you can DONATE here! Get Tickets to Beer Camp (PROMO: TNEHOBBIT) Follow Us On Instagram @thenewevangelicals Subscribe On YouTube The New Evangelicals exists to support those who are tired of how evangelical c…
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Turn to the Earth for your leadership NOW. How is this possible? Wait for direction from what Russel Means called ‘The Great Mystery’. Decrypt the wild life. Presidents should always not be sure of their answers. The only special quality that nation-states have, which make them unique, is that they are weaponized. Disarm nations and start over with…
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Summary In this episode, Tim interviews Diane Schiffer, a popular content creator, about her journey in content creation, her background in evangelicalism, and her experiences with Christian culture and politics. Takeaways Diane's journey from Episcopalian to evangelicalism and her disillusionment with evangelical subculture. The impact of purity c…
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Register for Faith and Politics for the Rest of Us Get Tickets to Theology Beer Camp (Promo Code: TNEHOBBIT)) Check out our website for merch, educational materials, and how to join our community! If you'd like to support our work, you can DONATE here! Follow Us On Instagram @thenewevangelicals Subscribe On YouTube The New Evangelicals exists to su…
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Tim was featured on an episode of 24 hours with Paul and Morgan discussing their differences about theology, politics and culture. Was Tim fairly represented? Or were their edits misleading? Join Tim and his wife (Sarah) as they watch it live for the first time and react. Support Our Work Get Tickets to Beer Camp (Promo Code TNEHOBBIT) Watch this p…
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Reverend Billy and the Stop Shopping Choir is a radical performance community based in New York City. They have led campaigns against Starbucks and Disney over the companies' gentrification of New York City, against Wall Street banks such as JPMorgan Chase over its funding of oil, gas and coal, and many street actions against politicians and other …
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The danger continues. The big boys are up there messing with mother nature while I'm brushing my teeth in the suburb with no name. And entire towns are disappearing in the downpours and fires... But one person's Nessun Dorma is another person's Screaming Mountain Gopher. One person's Thus Spake Zarathustra is another person's Go Away Bird. The shad…
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Watch the Full Interview Here Register for Faith and Politics for the Rest of Us Get Tickets to Theology Beer Camp (Promo Code: TNEHOBBIT)) Check out our website for merch, educational materials, and how to join our community! If you'd like to support our work, you can DONATE here! Follow Us On Instagram @thenewevangelicals Subscribe On YouTube The…
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