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Potstirrer Podcast

88 EpisodesProduced by Jaye PoolWebsite

Where politics, religion and history collide - and it's not always polite! Political opinion podcast hosted by former political science instructor and current political observer Jaye Pool. Left-leaning yet not perfectly bound by ideology. Historical context with a dose of progressive Christianity … read more

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20 - War on Christmas 2017

This special Christmas/New Years episode takes a look at the “War on Christmas” – the belief that societal forces are attempting to attack or downplay the Christmas holiday. The “War on Christmas” tends to be a common idea in conservative Christian circles, and exploited by conservative politicians and media. Is there a “War on Christmas,” and what it the concern about Christmas truly about? Jaye also gives a year in review and gives her predictions regarding what we will see in US national politics in 2018 and beyond. One of these predictions is a bit shocking – don’t miss it!

Admin Note: The next episode of Potstirrer Podcast will be released February 4, 2017. During this break, please be sure to catch up on older episodes, check out the PotstirrerPodcast.com website, and join the conversation on social media. We’re not going anywhere! Thank you for listening.

Citations:

Carbone, Christopher. 2017. “Which Confederate Statues Were Removed? A Running List.” Fox News. September 22. http://www.foxnews.com/us/2017/12/21/which-confederate-statues-were-removed-running-list.html (December 23. 2017)

Diamond, Dan. 2013. “Just 8% of People Achieve Their New Year’s Resolutions. Here’s How They Do It.” Forbes. January 1. https://www.forbes.com/sites/dandiamond/2013/01/01/just-8-of-people-achieve-their-new-years-resolutions-heres-how-they-did-it/#6ae30191596b (December 23, 2017)

Karenga, Maulana. 2017. “Kwanzaa: A Celebration of Family, Community and Culture.” The Official Kwanzaa Website. http://www.officialkwanzaawebsite.org/index.shtml (December 23, 2017)

Mindel, Nissan. 1965. Complete Story of Chanukah. Kehot Publication Society.

Noble, Greg, and Lucy May. 2013. “Cincinnati’s Rise and Fall as a Brewery Town Part 1: From Porkopolis to Beeropolis, How it All Began.” WCPO Cincinnati. September 3. https://www.wcpo.com/entertainment/local-a-e/cincinnatis-rise-and-fall-as-a-brewery-town-part-1-from-porkopolis-to-beeropolis-how-it-all-began?page=2 (December 23, 2017)

Nyang, Sulayman. “Mawlid an-Nabi: Celebrating Prophet Muhammad’s (s) Birthday.” The Islamic Supreme Council of America. http://www.islamicsupremecouncil.org/understanding-islam/spirituality/1--mawlid-an-nabi-celebration-of-prophet-muhammads-s-birthday.html (December 23, 2017)

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