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Religion, Ritual, and Reality TV

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Religion, Ritual, and Reality TV
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Do you love reality TV, or do you love to hate it? This week, Rachel is joined by two friends, Grace and Fiona, to gossip about the relationship between reality TV, ritual and religion. Using examples from The Bachelor, Love Island, and Drag Race, the trio discusses the various rituals and ceremonies that are so […]

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Religious Experience & Altered States of Consciousness

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Religious Experience & Altered States of Consciousness
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This week we dive head-first into different types of religious experience when it comes to consciousness. We chat ASCs, Trance, and Mysticism, while trying to understand the difference between the three types of experience. We also talk a lot about how religious experience is often branded as “crazy”, and is therefore used as an excuse […]

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In The News: July Edition

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In The News: July Edition
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We’re back with another monthly installment of our “In The News” episode. This week, we chat about a wide range of topics including; the psychology of religion and how religion is studied in the brain, the ethics of AI, and Islamophobia in Canada.   Want to read the articles we talk about? “Religion on the […]

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Muslims in Canada with Faezeh Izadi

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Muslims in Canada with Faezeh Izadi
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Join Rachel and Jacqueline for a special interview with Faezeh Izadi about Muslims in Canada. Faezeh is an International Ph.D. student of Religious Studies at the University of Calgary, originally from Iran. She got her bachelor’s degree in industrial engineering, but after two years of engineering works, Faezeh changed her path to humanities and joined […]

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Religion and Group Identity in The 100 (Part 2)

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Religion and Group Identity in The 100 (Part 2)
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Welcome to the 2nd episode in our series on CW’s hit show, The 100! If you haven’t listened to the first episode yet, check it out here! And if you haven’t seen Season 1 of The 100, then we recommend watching it before you dive into this episode (otherwise you’ll get a lot of spoilers). […]

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Yoga Beyond the Binary with Laura Chaignon

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Yoga Beyond the Binary with Laura Chaignon
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Join your hosts, Steph and Rachel, for an interview with yoga teacher and practitioner Laura Chaignon. We get deep into gender binary language in yoga (and elsewhere) and chat about the effect of the western lens on yoga, gendered language, and the importance of making yoga a safe and comfortable space for everyone.   Resources […]

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Religion, Spirituality, and Apocalypticism in The 100 (Part 1)

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Religion, Spirituality, and Apocalypticism in The 100 (Part 1)
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Welcome to the first of a special 2-part episode on the hit CW show “The 100”.  The show originally premiered in 2014 and ran for seven seasons – but today, we’re only getting into the first season. Of course, there are some spoilers, so feel free to go watch the entire first season and come […]

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The Co-option of Religious Symbols & the History of COEXIST

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The Co-option of Religious Symbols & the History of COEXIST
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This week, jump in with Rachel and Steph while they talk about different religious symbols being taken from their original meaning and used in either dangerous ways or just taken out of context. We also get pretty deep into the COEXIST bumper sticker’s history. As always, don’t forget to check out nearlynuminous.ca for previous episodes, […]

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In The News – June 2021

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In The News - June 2021
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After weeks of recording snags (long distance podcasting is hard!) we’re back! This week it’s the June edition of “In The News”. Join ALL THREE of your hosts (for the first time in months) while we try to stay on topic about the blood flower super moon and pride but end up in side chats […]

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Matriarchal Religions

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Matriarchal Religions
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Where do women fit in the world of modern spiritualities and religions? What exactly does it mean for a religion to be matriarchal? In honour of Mother’s Day, Steph and Rachel chat about matriarchal religions, the Goddess movement, and a whole lot of feminism!   For more previous episodes, information, and transcripts go to nearlynuminous.ca. […]

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