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Keeping It 101: A Killjoy's Introduction to Religion

Ilyse Morgenstein Fuerst and Megan Goodwin

Keeping it 101 is the podcast that helps our nerdy listeners make sense of religion. Why religion? Well, if you read the news, have a body, exist in public, or think about race, gender, class, ability, or sexuality, you likely also think about religion — even if you don’t know it yet. Let us show you why religion is both a lot more important and a little easier to understand than you might think. Each 40-ish minute episode has a topic: a core idea we’re trying to get y’all to think through—topics you need to know to think about religion, of course, but more importantly, the world around you. We’ve got critique on critique, gender, race, sexuality, and imperial theory. Also jokes. Many jokes. Each episode has a homework assignment because we can always learn more. All episodes have show notes that include: bibliographic information (because citations are politics), complementary media, and accessible transcripts. Keeping it 101 is hosted by two lady professors—Megan Goodwin and Ilyse Morgenstein Fuerst—whose research & teaching expertises overlap, but who think about very different spaces, topics, and time periods. It is recorded on the ancestral, traditional, and unceded territories of the Abenaki, Wabenaki, and Aucocisco Peoples, where Megan & Ilyse are grateful to live, work, and kill joy professionally and professorially. As of July 2020, we have grants from the New England Humanities Consortium and the UVM Humanities Center to support this public humanities project.Put us in your earholes and let us show you why religion isn’t done with you — even if you’re done with religion.

Recent Episodes

Welcome Back, Nerds!January 13, 2021 Episode artwork BONUS: Keeping It 101 Course Evals with Prof. Kristian PetersenJanuary 04, 2021 Episode artwork Review Session: What Did We Learn? Where Do We Go From Here?December 09, 2020 Episode artwork Extra Credit with Professor Judith WeisenfeldNovember 25, 2020 Episode artwork Gender, Sexuality, and Religion in what's NOT the United StatesNovember 11, 2020 Episode artwork Gender, Sexuality, and Religion in what's now the U.S.October 28, 2020 Episode artwork Race and Religion in South Asia &, well, Not-the-USOctober 14, 2020 Episode artwork Race and Religion in what's now the United StatesSeptember 30, 2020 Episode artwork IntersectionalitySeptember 12, 2020 Episode artwork #ScholarStrike - September 8th & 9th, 2020September 02, 2020 Episode artwork Race, Gender, and Sexuality: What's Religion Got to Do with 'Em?September 02, 2020 Episode artwork Smart Grrl Summer: Religion & Pop CultureJuly 22, 2020 Episode artwork Smart Grrl Summer: Religion & Sound with Prof. Vicki BrennanJuly 08, 2020 Episode artwork Smart Grrl Summer: Religious NationalismJune 24, 2020 Episode artwork Smart Grrl Summer: CultsJune 10, 2020 Episode artwork Review Session: What Have We Learned and What Happens Next?May 06, 2020 Episode artwork Extracurriculars: Ru-ligion Ru-vealed! the T on Religion & Drag RaceApril 22, 2020 Episode artwork Extra Credit with Professor Omid SafiApril 08, 2020 Episode artwork You might be done with religion, but religion is not done with youMarch 24, 2020 Episode artwork Very Special Episode: Religion in the Time of 'RonaMarch 17, 2020 Episode artwork What does it mean to be "religious?"March 11, 2020 Episode artwork World religions: shall we notFebruary 26, 2020 Episode artwork Major religions? Minor religions? Must we?February 12, 2020 Episode artwork Who gets left out of "religion?"January 29, 2020 Episode artwork What the heck is religion, and what the heck is this podcast?January 13, 2020 Episode artwork