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Keeping It 101: A Killjoy's Introduction to Religion Podcast

Profs. 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

What Is Hinduism? Part 1November 24, 2021 Episode artwork Sick of Not Knowing about SikhiNovember 10, 2021 Episode artwork What Are Indigenous Religions? Part 2October 27, 2021 Episode artwork What Are Indigenous Religions? Part 1October 13, 2021 Episode artwork You Don't Know African Diasporic ReligionsSeptember 29, 2021 Episode artwork World Religions, But BetterSeptember 15, 2021 Episode artwork LIVE: "Public Humanities, Public Jokes" with Dr. J. Barton Scott @ the University of TorontoSeptember 04, 2021 Episode artwork Review Session: Teamwork Makes the DreamworkMay 19, 2021 Episode artwork Twitter, Jinn, and the Great Conjunction with Dr. Ali OlomiMay 05, 2021 Episode artwork Islam Is More than You Think It IsApril 21, 2021 Episode artwork Was Jesus a Wizard? with Dr. Shaily PatelApril 07, 2021 Episode artwork Very Special Episode: 'Rona RevisitedMarch 31, 2021 Episode artwork Early Christianity Is Actually Kind of InterestingMarch 24, 2021 Episode artwork White Evangelicalism Racism with Dr. Anthea Butler March 10, 2021 Episode artwork White American Evangelicalism + Racism = BFFFebruary 24, 2021 Episode artwork Simran Jeet Singh Keeps GoingFebruary 10, 2021 Episode artwork Public Scholarship and RepresentationJanuary 27, 2021 Episode artwork 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