This episode is dedicated to friends everywhere.

Ryan Andrew Newson, author of Radical Friendship: The Politics of Communal Discernment, and actual friend to Tripp, is on to talk about friendship, Donald Trump, Southern religion, and more. Somewhere in the middle they end up just having a conversation, like real friends do.

Learn about where the idea for the book came from, what radical friendship is, how the response to political shifts in the 16th century mirror our contemporary situation, how the assumptions about neoliberal politics are problematic for any attempt at neighborliness and friendship, and whether or not democracy and capitalism actually go together.

Check out what Tripp and Nathan have been up to the past several weeks at You may even get to hear about Tripp’s encounter with Contessa…

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