Category: Rethinking Religion Episodes

New Directions in Prayer: Trauma and Prayer

Listen to “Trauma and Prayer” in full here: Trauma and Prayer New Directions in Prayer is a three-part series of one-hour radio episodes produced by the Institute for Religion, Culture, and Public Life for its media project Rethinking Religion.  “Trauma and Prayer,” the first episode in the series, explores the role prayer plays…

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Harlem Renaissance Public Radio Special

During the Harlem Renaissance, music, religion, and spirituality were connected—not only in the church, but also in the jazz club. The public radio special “The Harlem Renaissance: Music, Religion, and the Politics of Race” combines music, archival audio, and guest commentary to explore this fascinating period in African-American history. Listen to this episode at iTunes…

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Covering Conflict: Jon Meacham, James Traub, David Shipley

A radio episode from Rethinking Religion with journalists Jon Meacham, James Traub, and David Shipley. Jon Meacham is executive editor at Random House, former editor of Newsweek magazine, and the Pulitzer Prize winning author of American Lion: Andrew Jackson in the White House. James Traub is a politics and international-affairs writer for New York Times Magazine. David…

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New Media in Iran: Nazila Fathi, Kelly Golnoush Niknejad, Omid Memarian, Mehdi Yahyanejad

A radio episode from Rethinking Religion with journalists Nazila Fathi, Kelly Golnoush Niknejad, Omid Memarian, and Mehdi Yahyanejad. Nazila Fathi is a New York Times reporter covering Iran since 2000. Kelly Golnoush Niknejad is founder of the news site Tehran Bureau. Omid Memarian is an Iranian journalist and blogger. Mehdi Yahyanejad is co-founder of, a Persian-language social…

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A Secular Age: Charles Taylor

A radio episode from Rethinking Religion with Charles Taylor, professor emeritus of Political Science and Philosophy at McGill University and winner of the Templeton Prize and the Kyoto Prize. He is in conversation here with Akeel Bilgrami, Johnsonian Professor of Philosophy at Columbia University. Hosted by Norris J. Chumley. Running time 52 minutes….

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Religion, Imagination and Writing: Salman Rushdie

Salman Rushdie is a novelist and essayist, author of Midnight’s Children, which won the prestigious Man Booker Prize, Shalimar the Clown, Haroun and the Sea of Stories, and The Satanic Verses, for which a fatwa was issued on him in 1989. Listen to this episode at iTunes University or here:

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