• Dan Savage

    This week, Jay gets to talk to Dan Savage, prominent LGBTQ activist, author, and host of "Savage Lovecast." Tune in for a debate about LGBTQ rights and the Christian right in America. Download or stream HERE or the podcatcher of your choice. 

  • Please Support us on Patreon!

    We've opened up a PATREON accountThe program will allow us to get our funding more consistently, rather than once a year through those nail-biting Kickstarters. Plus, it's a great way for you to show us how much you value our show. CHECK OUT OUR PAGE and contribute what's right for you!

  • New Episode: Barcelona

    From left: Barcelona band members Brian Fennell, Rhett Stonelake, and Branden Cate

    This week's guest: Brian Fennell of the band Barcelona. Barcelona is a Seattle-based band whose music has been featured on shows like Grey's Anatomy and Sons of Anarchy. Brian also happens to be Jay's brother-in-law. They talk covering Taylor Swift, having newborns and getting the Barcelona Twitter handle before the city did. You can stream or download Barcelona's music from their website, and find information about their upcoming tour here

  • Emma and Xiaolu on living in The W.O.M.B. and Redefining Community

    Most people don't trust their own spouse with their money. This group of four women living in South Minneapolis share every penny they make. They call their home "The W.O.M.B."These four women earn different amounts of money, have different careers, backgrounds, and student loans. But everything they make goes into one account, and what they take out is meticulously budgeted and its use voted on. And a large portion of their money goes back into their community, either through non-profits or small businesses.  “The money is never really ours," says Emma, a founding member. "It’s just in our hands for a little bit and we redirect it to where it needs to go.” Although they are not religiously affiliated, they do take some inspiration from faith-based community work, like Dorothy Day and the Catholic Worker Movement. They face a lot of confusion around what they do and how they do it. "Some people say 'Oh it’s like Communism right? Everybody gets the same, everything is equal,'" says Emma. But she sees their group differently, a space where "people put in what they have and they take what they need." For Xiaolu, who was born in China, the comparison to Communism hits close to home. 

    “I was explaining to my grandmother that I live in this house with three other women, and she said ‘No, you do not share things! Yours is yours.’ I can hear from her voice there is such fear and not trusting other people.” 

    But the four women's goal is to change understanding of what's "mine" or "yours." “What we’re trying to do is not equal our worth with the time we spent making money," Xiaolu and Emma both say. 

    From left, the members of the W.O.M.B.: Xiaolu, Emma, Hannah and Siri.

    To learn more about The W.O.M.B., listen to the episode. You can also visit their website. There, you can read their 'zine and learn about the organizations that they share their income with every month. 

  • April Richardson

    In this week's episode, Jay talks with April Richardson, one of the comedians behind Chelsea Lately and the new TruTV show Almost Genius. Last year, April did a comedy tour called "Louder Than Bombing," in which she followed Morrissey as he toured the US, doing stand up in every city he stopped in and going to all of his shows. Jay and April talk about living in Atlanta in the 90's, why pastors are like comedians, and, of course, a lot about Morrissey. You can follow April on Twitter (@apey) and Instagram (@aprilrich), both of which we highly recommend. Download from iTunes or with the podcatcher of your choice. [Music excerpts from This is Radio Clash by The Clash]

    Lydia and Jay discuss the early years of Revolution. Lydia, now an artist, met Jay when he was passing out fliers for his tiny congregation at clubs in Atlanta. "I do remember hanging that Revolution flier on my wall with all my posters," Lydia says now. She and her friends, teenagers at the time, braved the interstate from their small suburbs to downtown Atlanta to attend services. In the fifteen years since, Lydia and Jay have put on sermons at punk rock venues, seen marriages bloom and then fall apart, and supported each other through their mothers’ deaths. Lydia remembers leaning on Jay and the rest of their community when her mother died unexpectedly from a relapse of brain cancer. “I just wanted to go on like normal…I thought that was the thing to do, but little did I know I was powerless over that.” Listen to the full episode, "Lydia: We Met in Hell, Remember?" on iTunes, or on the podcatcher of your choice. Lydia's artwork is at her website. Subscribe to our podcast and like our Facebook page for the most up-to-date news on our podcast.

  • Season 2 Has Launched!

    We're happy to announce that our second season kicked off Wednesday, thanks to support from our listeners. In our Season 2 premiere, Jay talks with Todd Melby about recording life in the oil fields of North Dakota. Subscribe on iTunes or your podcatcher of choice to hear new episodes every other week. After you've listened to the interview, check out Todd's interactive documentary, Oil To Die For.