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Potstirrer Podcast

87 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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68 - War on Christmas 2019

In the third annual Potstirrer Podcast War on Christmas Special, Jaye discusses the pre-Christian origins of several Christmas traditions, including the twelve days of Christmas, Yule logs, Santa Claus and more. How did the Christmas holiday develop over time? And, if Christmas isn't purely "Christian," what are evangelicals waging the "War on Christmas" truly fighting for?

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Source Texts and Links:

Jackson, Sophie. 2013. The Medieval Christmas. Cheltenham, UK: The History Press. https://www.ucg.org/the-good-news/biblical-evidence-shows-jesus-christ-wasnt-born-on-dec-25 https://www.history.com/topics/christmas/history-of-christmas https://www.mentalfloss.com/article/89707/origins-12-christmas-traditions https://www.whychristmas.com/customs/whenchristmasiscelebrated.shtml https://www.timeanddate.com/holidays/common/orthodox-christmas-day https://www.professorshouse.com/yule/ https://www.history.com/topics/ancient-rome/saturnalia https://www.whychristmas.com/customs/25th.shtml https://www.biblicalarchaeology.org/daily/people-cultures-in-the-bible/jesus-historical-jesus/how-december-25-became-christmas/ https://www.infoplease.com/calendar-holidays/major-holidays/origins-christmas-holiday https://www.historyhit.com/the-growth-of-christianity-in-the-roman-empire/ https://www.newworldencyclopedia.org/entry/Holy_Roman_Empire https://www.britannica.com/topic/Christmas https://www.livius.org/articles/place/myra-demre/myra-church-of-the-tomb-of-st-nicholas/ https://www.stnicholascenter.org/who-is-st-nicholas/patron-saint https://www.history.com/news/dont-forget-santas-cookies-and-milk-the-history-of-a-popular-christmas-tradition https://www.nationalgeographic.com/news/2018/12/131219-santa-claus-origin-history-christmas-facts-st-nicholas/ https://newengland.com/today/living/new-england-history/how-the-puritans-banned-christmas/ https://www.politicalresearch.org/2016/08/18/dominionism-rising-a-theocratic-movement-hiding-in-plain-sight https://www.politicalresearch.org/1992/12/01/theocracy-and-white-supremacy-behind-the-culture-war-to-restore-traditional-values https://www.brookings.edu/blog/the-avenue/2018/03/14/the-us-will-become-minority-white-in-2045-census-projects/

Music:

Christmas Homecoming composed by Aaron Kenny

Carol Of the Bells composed by Audionautix Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Artist: http://audionautix.com/

Deck the Halls B composed Kevin MacLeod Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Source: http://incompetech.com/music/royalty-free/index.html?isrc=USUAN1100368 Artist: http://incompetech.com/

Viking composed by Aakash Gandhi

Yonder Hill and Dale composed by Aaron Kenny

Parzival composed by William Rosati

Shesh Pesh composed by JR Tundra

Achaidh Cheide composed by Kevin MacLeod Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Source: http://incompetech.com/music/royalty-free/index.html?isrc=USUAN1100340 Artist: http://incompetech.com/

At the Foot of the Sphinx composed by Twin Musicom Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Artist: http://www.twinmusicom.org/

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