The final episode before Depolarize enters Season 2! Dan chats live at the BadChristian Conference in Nashville, TN, with author and journalist Jonathan Merritt (The Atlantic, WaPo, Religion News Service, The Week) about the state of White Evangelicalism in America today.
Dan stopped by the studio for “Break It Down with Matt Carter” to talk about taking a break from social media/Depolarize, recent events in Virginia, and what he has been thinking about and working on this past summer.
Greg Tomlin, filling in for Dori Monson, interviews Dan on Seattle’s KIRO FM about this podcast and what he’s learned about political polarization over the past year.
Dan discusses what he’s learned making 41 episodes of Depolarize!, the principles he still finds valuable, why it is difficult sometimes to follow his own advice, as well as what is next for the show and for him, including breaking for the Summer.
Get to know your host a little more! Due to some emergency travel, this week’s scheduled interview had to be postponed, so Dan took questions from listeners for his first Q&A episode.
Jer Swigart stops by to talk about what they’re doing over at The Global Immersion Project where he is the Co-Founding Director. He shares some wonderful insight into the complicated conflict in the Middle East.
David R. Montgomery, a Professor of Earth and Space Sciences at the University of Washington invites Dan over to discuss soil, carbon dating, and how farmers are restoring profitability and reducing environmental impact.
Dan talks with John Raines, his co-host for their new Reconstruct podcast, about polarization in the world of theology, why they started the podcast, and how the two shows aren’t quite as different as they might at first seem.
Dr. Ravi Iyer is doing the real social science work of depolarization as Executive Director of CivilPolitics.org and brings some surprisingly simple solutions to the most complex polarizing issues we face today.
Former megachurch pastor Mike Erre and I interview each other about topics ranging from my two podcasts, a communion/eucharist-based church service, and how their church’s experiment of holding neither a gay-affirming nor non-gay-affirming stance is going.