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The UpWords Podcast

58 EpisodesProduced by Upper HouseWebsite

An initiative of Upper House in Madison, WI. Through conversations with thinkers, scholars, and leaders, we explore the life of the mind and the questions of soul--to enrich our university, our community, and the Church.


A History of Modern Liberal Protestantism | Gene Zubovich

Gene Zubovich, author of the new book, Before the Religious Right: Liberal Protestants, Human Rights, and the Polarization of the United States, sits down with Dan Hummel to explore the history of liberal Protestantism and its impact on American politics through the lens of social welfare, race relations, and international relations. They take a historical journey that touches on important leaders and ideas, and follow how the movement evolved through the second half of the 20th century.

Gene is an Assistant Professor of History at the University at Buffalo (part of the State University of NY schools) and holds a PhD from the University of California, Berkley. He completed his post-doctoral work at the John C. Danforth Center on Religion and Politics at Washington University in St. Louis.

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Credits: music by Micah Behr, audio engineering by Jesse Koopman, graphic design by Madeline Ramsey.

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