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.