Pornography and American life, Catholicism and politics

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An author joins us to discuss her new book looking at the complicated dynamics surrounding pornography in American culture. Then, a journalist shares her new book looking at the role that Catholicism plays in political influence.

Featured in this Show

  • America's complicated relationship with pornography

    You’re either pro-porn, or anti-porn, right? Not so fast, says our guest. We talk with the author of a new book about the history of pornography in America, who argues that porn intersects with every aspect of our lives, and our relationships with it are complicated.

  • 'Playing God' author on the political strength of the religious right

    In her latest book, Journalist Mary Jo McConahay explains how leadership in the American Catholic system have become one of the most prolific forces behind right-wing politics. We talk with the author about her story and the future of the American political system.

Episode Credits

  • Rob Ferrett Host
  • Sarah Hopefl Technical Director
  • Colleen Leahy Producer
  • Royce Podeszwa Producer
  • Kelsy Burke Guest
  • Mary Jo McConahay Guest

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