Pod Only Knows

Hosted by Dr. Kelly J. Baker and John Brooks. Kelly and John invite other people from the wide and wild world of religious studies to talk to them about why and how they do what they do and why their work matters to us all. They also talk to each other about the ideas, stories, and histories that fascinate them and that they think you should know about, too.

Society & Culture
Religion & Spirituality
#3.11 - The Heathen Queen
John talks to the one and only Heathen Queen about deconstruction, dunking on apologists, and why atheists still like to study religion.
65 min
#3.10 - Some Personal News!
Where's John been? And what's he up to?? The answers lie herein!
36 min
Rerelease (July 2020): Kris Lane: Tulane profes...
Historian Kris Lane on the Columbus myth and how we should think about the way we commemorate history
54 min
Rerelease: Steven Sabel - Bard to Believe - The...
A rerelease of an episode from April 2021, featuring Don't Quill the Messenger host Steven Sabel
81 min
#3.9 - To Suffer the Slings and Arrows - "Shake...
Author Robert Boog discusses his book, "Shakey's Madness".
54 min
#3.8 - Ms. Marvel and the Muslim Superheroine -...
Dr. Safiyya Hosein discusses the recent Disney+ adaptation of Ms. Marvel and the way Muslims, especially Muslim women, are portrayed in comics.
62 min
#3.7 - The Georgia Guidestones (RIP)
Hard to Believe #068 – The Georgia Guidestones (RIP) - with Jess Collins
63 min
#3.6 - The Bible and Abortion - with Jess Colli...
Frequent HTB guests Jess Collins and Mike Manzi join John to learn all about what the Bible thinks about abortion.
77 min
#3.5 - Rolling Stone's Alex Morris: On how we g...
Rolling Stone senior writer Alex Morris returns to the show to discuss the present and future of abortion and reproductive autonomy in America.
47 min
#3.4 - The Myth of the Second Amendment with Jo...
Above the Law's senior editor Joe Patrice discusses what the Second Amendment does and doesn't mean, and how we might get back to a saner interpretation of it.
64 min
The Blair Witch Project (1999:The Podcast)
A presentation of episode 3 of 1999: The Podcast, as John and co=host Joey Lewandowski discuss The Blair Witch Project with American Hysteria's Chelsey Weber-Smith
80 min
#3.3 - Leaving God with John Follis
The guy behind the legendary Marble Collegiate Church ad campaign on growing up Catholic, selling church, and the rising trend of the “Nones” leaving God behind as documented in his award-winning film "Leaving God".
53 min
#3.2 - The Internet and the Cult of Free Speech...
8chan creator Fredrick Brennan on the cult of free speech that has infected much of the internet.
56 min
#3.1 - The Truth Is Out There - with "Strange A...
"Strange Arrivals" host Toby Ball on what the UFO phenomenon tells us about our culture.
83 min
The Matrix Resurrections - KeanuClub #83 - Janu...
John joins #KeanuClub hosts Joey Lewandowski and Mike Manzi after a 5 year break to talk about The Matrix once again
89 min
JANUARY 6th RERELEASE: #2.22 - Dr. Kelly J. Bak...
Dr. Kelly J. Baker, author of "The Gospel According to the Klan", on the past, present, and future of the Klan, Christianity, and Trumpism
71 min
#2.35 - John Masefield and The Box of Delights ...
The story of John Masefield and his enduring Christmas classic, "The Box of Delights"
42 min
The Matrix Reissued - Part 3: #KeanuClub #50 - ...
Everything that has a beginning has an end
101 min
The Matrix Reissued - Part 2: #KeanuClub #49 - ...
The are two doors
91 min
The Matrix Reissued - Part 1: #KeanuClub #41 - ...
There is no spoon.1
97 min
#2.34 - Santa's Stranger Friends - with Mike Ma...
Getting to know Krampus, Belsnickel, and the rest of the lesser-known (and sometimes more murderous) friends of good Ol' St. Nick!
91 min
#2.33 - Should You Believe In Saint Nicholas? -...
We look at the stories of Saint Nicholas and ask an important question - are any of their claims, including that of his very existence, true?
76 min
#2.32 - Margaret O'Connor - Mary Priest and the...
"Scandal in the Shadows" author Margaret O'Connor on her fight for the ordination of women in the Catholic priesthood.
55 min
#2.31 - Matt Murdock Goes to Confession: The Ca...
Matthew J. Cressler joins to discuss the portrayal of Catholicism in Daredevil and the character of Matt Murdock.
58 min
#2.30 - Mark Ryall - Who Wants to Live Forever?
Author Mark Ryall on his novel "Age-Decoded" and the implications of the anti-aging genetic engineering.
53 min