With a freshman in high school, Amy and Christian Piatt are getting familiar with a whole new set of doubts. This got them thinking about how much doubt we're surrounded by every day. But a question keep nagging at them... Is our doubt getting worse? From AI mimicry to feel-good stories gone … Read more about Season of Doubt
Words at War
Words we use - or withhold - shape our culture, opinions and identities. From media and Church to the White House, our words are at war to claim attention more than ever before. We examine Trump's words (and silence) regarding Sen. McCain's death, the Vatican's response to recent abuse … Read more about Words at War
The Moral Compromise of Supporting Trump
In this episode, Christian and Amy ask why white Evangelicals support Trump in such big numbers. As much as 77% of white Evangelicals support Trump. Why do they continue to support him? Do progressives share anything with Evangelicals besides the name Christian? They talk about the moral … Read more about The Moral Compromise of Supporting Trump
What is an Evangelical Today?
What is an Evangelical today? In this episode, Christian, Amy, and friends talk about evangelicals and evangelicalism. White Evangelicals were largely responsible for getting Trump elected. This seems very strange (to some of us), considering he is considered neither a Christian nor a moral person. … Read more about What is an Evangelical Today?
Racism in the White House and How to Train an Activist with Michael Poffenberger
White nationalism looks a lot different today than it used to. In this episode Christian and Amy discuss the new face of white nationalism, how Trump is setting that example, and how we can counteract it. Where is the line between presidents as public figures and human beings? Do comments made by … Read more about Racism in the White House and How to Train an Activist with Michael Poffenberger
Proud to be American? with Martha Raddatz
What does it mean when we send a citizen away to fight for their country? Can we still be proud to be an American? Do we make our leaders into saviors? In this episode, Christian and Amy talk about national pride, how it has changed, what it looks like, where the trends are headed, and what to do … Read more about Proud to be American? with Martha Raddatz
Trump, Mueller & Dems Dos-Don’ts in 2018
This is perhaps the nerdiest episode of the CultureCast: an all politics-nerd episode. In it, Christian and Amy talk about the special election in Virginia, the anniversary of the 2016 election, the Mueller investigation, and what the Democrats need to do for 2018. Trump has quietly accomplished … Read more about Trump, Mueller & Dems Dos-Don’ts in 2018
White Men: Most Dangerous People in America?
Salon Magazine asked a poignant question recently after a spate of domestic mass shootings: why is it always the white guy? While middle class males, in particular, are supposed to have more power and privilege than anyone else on the whole in America, so why are so many of us so filled with rage … Read more about White Men: Most Dangerous People in America?
Guns, Narcissists and What Being Human Means
What happens when an Episcopal priest Jeremy Lucas sets out to win an AR-15 in a raffle for a kids' softball team fundraiser and gets it? What's more, how do people - particularly Christians - react to his plans for the gun? Oh, and did I mention the the money used to buy the raffle tickets came … Read more about Guns, Narcissists and What Being Human Means
CultureCast LIVE at the Goose with Trey Pearson
For the first time, we did a live show out of town with the whole crew, and where better than at Wild Goose 2016? Trey Pearson, founder and main man in the band Everyday Sunday, was our special guest. he broke down what it's been like going from a darling of the Contemporary Christian Music scene … Read more about CultureCast LIVE at the Goose with Trey Pearson