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We want to create a podcast that would educate and entertain both academics studying the field of religion as well as casual listeners.
We want to create a podcast that would educate and entertain both academics studying the field of religion as well as casual listeners.
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     We are three graduate students studying Religion at the University of Georgia who have found a deep passion in teaching.  Because we are always looking for new and interesting methods to use in the classroom, we noticed the rise in popularity of Podcasts and decided to do some research. As academics, our goal was to find podcasts for our students that addressed the study of religion in an academic manner while simultaneously keeping the tone light and entertaining.  To our surprise, we did not find anything that met our needs!  Being enterprising individuals, we decided to give it a go ourselves.

     We would like to release monthly podcasts that cover topics within the field of religion from a purely academic perspective that is relatable to both scholars and the average casual listener.  We feel that through our individual experiences in the classroom and research, we would be able to produce a podcast that treats all religions and adherents with fairness but does not shy away from tough, controversial topics.  Just as we would in our classrooms, we want to maintain a standard of religious sensitivity and reputable scholarship (hopefully we can make you laugh a little as well). 

Our Hosts

  • Scott Brevard is currently in his third year of Master's work at UGA.  He completed his undergraduate studies at James Madison University with a degree in Religion.  He is currently studying the New Testament, specializing in New Testament exegesis and Gospel Studies.
  • Raleigh Heth is also currently in his third year of Master's work at UGA. He completed his undergraduate studies at Georgia Southern University with a degree in history.  He is currently studying the Hebrew Bible, specializing in redaction criticism and ancient near eastern languages.
  • Tyler Kelley is currently in his second year of PhD work at UGA.  He completed both his undergraduate and graduate degrees at UGA with degrees in religion.  He is currently studying the Hebrew Bible, specializing in compositional criticism, linguistics, and the priestly texts of the Torah.

Planned Episodes

  • Islamophobia and it's effects in the world today.
  • What does the Bible really say about Hell?
  • The Documentary Hypothesis and Biblical Authorship
  • Early Church Fathers
  • The Hijab and the women who wear it.
  • Because of our close relationships with experts in the field, a main goal is to interview university faculty members on topics in which they specialize. 

Risks and challenges

Obviously, our biggest challenge is the fact that we are still graduate students attempting to both teach and finish out our degrees. While we know that these will be difficult things to juggle, we are deeply committed to teaching others what we are so very passionate about.

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    We will send you a hand written letter expressing our deep gratitude for your contribution to the podcast. You will also receive a personal shoutout on the podcast!

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    We will work with you and record an episode about a topic of your choosing! We will email you and ask for your topic and record it as soon as possible. All previous rewards would also be included.

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    This is our premium sponsorship option. We will (in conjunction with the backer) create a short ad which would be delivered at the beginning of our first 8 episodes. This would be more appropriate for a person with a business they would like promoted. We could do it, but it would be a tad difficult to have a minute long personal shoutout for 8 episodes! All prior rewards would also be included.

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