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Potstirrer Podcast

100 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


99 - Undoing the Knots: Conversation with Maureen O'Connell, PhD

Christian ethicist, associate professor and author Maureen O'Connell, PhD joins Jaye on this episode of Potstirrer Podcast to discuss her new book, Undoing the Knots: Five Generations of American Catholic Anti-Blackness, a  in-depth, historical and introspective examination of Philadelphia's Irish Catholic community. This rich and thought-provoking discussion touches on assimilation and whiteness, the rejection of black Americans in the quest to gain social acceptance, historical resistance to racial integration by white Catholics and the role of the Catholic Church in facilitating these trends, and more.  Order Undoing the Knots: Uncle Bobbie's: (Search "Undoing the Knots" Direct link: Also available at most national booksellers

Read more from Maureen O'Connell, PhD: Website: Publications: Social media: Twitter: @theoethicist IG: @maureenoc_ethics

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