Public Theologians Podcast

“Theology is political language. What people think about God, Jesus Christ, and the church cannot be separated from their own social and political status in a society.” James Cone’s words from 1969 still resonate today. 

The Public Theologians podcast is a conversation with activists, academics, abolitionists and more whose faith compels them to push back against the status quo and work together for a new vision for the future.

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Dean Strang – The FBI has always been anti-labor and anti-left Dissident Orthodoxy

Since at least the early Trump days a curious thing has happened among the liberal/left. Instead of reviling the FBI and viewing it as a tool to enforce Capitalism these same government spooks have become heroes. The bizarre trend goes on with the recent raid of Trump's files in Mar a Lago. Since when is the left supposed to be allied with the DOJ and FBI?  Dean Strang – the defense lawyer we all know from Netflix's 2015 Making a Murderer – joins to tell the wild story of how the Department of Justice took on its power in the early 1900's. Yes, their first act was to crush the Wobblies (IWW). You can read all about it in his 2019 book Keep the Wretches in Order: America's Biggest Mass Trial, the Rise of the Justice Department, and the Fall of the IWW. ————————————————— Dean Strang is a criminal defense lawyer and author of two books of legal history that explore the experience of outsiders and newcomers in the U.S. judicial process during the World War I era. He has written several law review articles as well. Support Dissident Orthodoxy on Patreon Rate/Review Dissident Orthodoxy on Apple Podcasts Follow Casey's substack
  1. Dean Strang – The FBI has always been anti-labor and anti-left
  2. Peter Cole – Wobblies: solidarity as religion
  3. Stephen Kinzer – MK Ultra, the CIA and LSD
  4. rebroadcast: Daniel K Williams – Abortion, Right, Left and the Politics of the Cross
  5. Brendan J. Payne – Gin, Jesus and Jim Crow
  6. Kathryn Gin Lum – Heathen – Religion and Race in American History
  7. Kathleen Wellman – The Christian Right has Hijacked History
  8. Audrey Clare Farley – Evangelical Eugenics
  9. Fran Quigley – Religious Socialism: the time is right
  10. Charisse Burden-Stelly and Erica Caines – Ukraine and Russia and NATO's war of aggression

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