Podcasts

Interviews done for the Marginalia Review of Books from 2013-2016. These have been uploaded to Archive.org, and are listed below alphabetized by author.

  • Steve Almond, Against Football: One Fan's Reluctant Manifesto 

  • Patricia Appelbaum, St. Francis of America: How a Thirteenth-Century Friar Became America’s Most Popular Saint 

  • Randall Balmer, Redeemer: The Life of Jimmy Carter

  • Samantha Baskind, Jewish Artists and the Bible in Twentieth-Century America


  • Diana Butler Bass, Grounded: Finding God in the World-A Spiritual Revolution



  • Chris Beneke and Christopher Grenda (eds.), The Lively Experiment: Religious Toleration in America from Roger Williams to the Present



  • Michael Birkel, Qur’an in Conversation



  •  Jason Bivins, Spirits Rejoice!: Jazz and American Religion


  • Annie Blazer, Playing for God: Evangelical Women and the Unintended Consequences of Sports Ministry
  • Douglas Boin, Coming Out Christian in the Roman World: How the Followers of Jesus Made a Place in Caesar’s Empire


  • Heath Carter, Union Made: Working People and the Rise of Social Christianity in Chicago


  • Brian Catlos, Infidel Kings and Unholy Warriors: Faith, Power, and Violence in the Age of Crusade and Jihad
  • Robert Darden, Nothing but Love in God’s Water: Black Sacred Music from the Civil War to the Civil Rights Movement
  • Amy DeRogatis, Saving Sex: Sexuality and Salvation in American Evangelicalism
  • Seth Dowland, Family Values and the Rise of the Christian Right
  • Carolyn Dupont, Mississippi Praying: Southern White Evangelicals and the Civil Rights Movement, 1945-1975
  • John Fea, The Bible Cause: A History of the American Bible Society
  • Peter Gardella, American Civil Religion: What Americans Hold Sacred
  • Brantley Gasaway, Progressive Evangelicals and the Pursuit of Social Justice
  • W. Clark Gilpin, Religion Around Emily Dickinson
  • Craig Harline, Way Below the Angels: The Pretty Clearly Troubled but Not Even Close to Tragic Confessions of a Real Live Mormon Missionary
  • Stephen Haynes, The Last Segregated Hour: The Memphis Kneel-Ins and the Campaign for Southern Church Desegregation

  • Felipe Hinojosa, Latino Mennonites: Civil Rights, Faith and Evangelical Culture
  • Robert Hoyland, In God's Path: The Arab Conquests and the Creation of an Islamic Empire
  • Elizabeth Johnson, Ask the Beasts: Darwin and the God of Love
  • Paula Kane, Sister Thorn and Catholic Mysticism in Modern America

  • David M. Krueger, Myths of the Rune Stone: Viking Martyrs and the Birthplace of America
  •  Luís León, The Political Spirituality of Cesar Chavez: Crossing Religious Borders
  • George Marsden, The Twilight of the American Enlightenment: The 1950s and the Crisis of Liberal Belief

  • Father James Martin, Father James Martin, The Abbey: A Story of Discovery
  • Father James Martin, Seven Last Words: An Invitation to a Deeper Friendship with Jesus
  • Michael McVicar, Christian Reconstruction: R.J. Rushdoony and American Religious Conservatism
  • S. Brent Plate, A History of Religion in 5 1/2 Objects: Bringing the Spiritual to Its Senses
  • Joseph Reiff, Born of Conviction: White Methodists and Mississippi’s Closed Society
  • Alexander Riley, Angel Patriots: The Crash of United Flight 93 and the Myth of America
  • Scott Rohrer, Jacob Green’s Revolution: Radical Religion and Reform in a Revolutionary Age
  •  E.M. Rose, The Murder of William of Norwich: The Origins of the Blood Libel in Medieval Europe
  • Anthony Santoro, Exile and Embrace: Contemporary Religious Discourse on the Death Penalty
  • Chad Seales, The Secular Spectacle: Performing Religion in a Southern Town

  • Leslie Dorrough Smith, Righteous Rhetoric: Sex, Speech, and the Politics of the Concerned Women for America
  • John Shelby Spong, Biblical Literalism: A Gentile Heresy
  • Matthew Stewart, Nature's God: The Heretical Origins of the American Republic

  • Karine Walther, Sacred Interests: The United States and the Islamic World, 1821-1921
  • Isaac Weiner, Religion Out Loud: Religious Sound, Public Space, and American Pluralism

  • Reggie Williams, Bonhoeffer's Black Jesus: Harlem Renaissance Theology and an Ethic of Resistance
  • John Wilsey, American Exceptionalism and Civil Religion: Reassessing the History of an Idea
  • Lauren Winner, Wearing God: Clothing, Laughter, Fire, and Other Overlooked Ways of Meeting God
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  • Molly Worthen, Apostles of Reason: The Crisis of Authority in American Evangelicalism
    • Neil J. Young, We Gather Together: The Religious Right and the Problem of Interfaith Politics

    • Victoria M. Young, Saint John's Abbey Church: Marcel Breuer and the Creation of a Modern Sacred Space

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