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THINGS HIDDEN podcast and A Neighbor's Choice radio show are the two main audio programs of David Gornoski. Hosted by writer and speaker David Gornoski, A Neighbor’s Choice Radio Show examines the role of violence and religion in society. From victims of state violence against nonviolent behaviors to public figures and contrarian voices, the conversations that unfold create an illuminating and sometimes strange journey for listeners.

THINGS HIDDEN podcast and A Neighbor's Choice radio show are the two main audio programs of David Gornoski. Hosted by writer and speaker David Gornoski, A Neighbor’s Choice Radio Show examines the role of violence and religion in society. From victims of state violence against nonviolent behaviors to public figures and contrarian voices, the conversations that unfold create an illuminating and sometimes strange journey for listeners.
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THINGS HIDDEN podcast and A Neighbor's Choice radio show are the two main audio programs of David Gornoski. Hosted by writer and speaker David Gornoski, A Neighbor’s Choice Radio Show examines the role of violence and religion in society. From victims of state violence against nonviolent behaviors to public figures and contrarian voices, the conversations that unfold create an illuminating and sometimes strange journey for listeners.

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English


Episodes

THINGS HIDDEN 6: How Myth Makes Modern and Ancient News

11/11/2019
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In this episode, David Gornoski analyzes the Apollonius of Tyana mythologically-intermediate story of a miracle in Ephesus. The pagan miracle worker is often favorably compared with Jesus of Nazareth by moderns anxious to posture rebellion towards their parents' Christian affinity. We then use this demystification process to deconstruct a modern news report on a pharmaceutical drug for Alzheimer's disease.

Duration:00:29:24

Keto Heals Depression, Bipolar, Schizophrenia? Dr. Chris Palmer Interview - A Neighbor's Choice

11/4/2019
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For many years, conventional medical science has concluded that mental disorders were genetic only partially manageable via pharmaceuticals. But Harvard psychiatrist Chris Palmer MD discovered a whole new paradigm of treating mental disorders through metabolic treatment: getting patients to do a carefully monitored ketogenic diet. Patients are treating depression, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, and other conditions through this paradigm shifting breakthrough. This is an episode of A...

Duration:00:44:06

THINGS HIDDEN 5: The Sign of Jonah, Susanna, and Mythic Justice

11/4/2019
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David Gornoski explores how the story of Jonah, Susanna's persecution, and Daniel's imprisonment serve as evidence of early Christianity's deeply anti-sacrificial meaning and aesthetic. These stories deal with averted sacrifice and mercy for the weak, misfits, and outsiders.

Duration:00:22:09

Rene Girard, Culture, and Politics with Craig Stewart

10/28/2019
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David Gornoski and Craig Stewart have a wide-ranging discussion on the cultural, media, political, and ethical implications of Rene Girard's groundbreaking Mimetic Theory. Does it lead to political atheism? Does the Gospel have a media technological effect? Will Mimetic theory become a dominant intellectual force in the near future?

Duration:01:33:57

THINGS HIDDEN 4

10/22/2019
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We talk about human sacrifice in history and our modern times. What binds us together? What is the psychological-social force that unites us out of our personas? We look at the earliest depiction of the Cross of Christ in history--a telling piece of street graffiti meant to deride the new concept of Christ followers that the highest social good belongs with the outcast, misfit, and wrongful victim.

Duration:00:24:48

THINGS HIDDEN 3

10/11/2019
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David Gornoski analyzes the new Joker movie, uncovering its themes about culture, scapegoats, hierarchy, doubles, envy, and the breakdown of myth with the support of the Mimetic theory of Rene Girard. Saturnalia and other winter solstice carnival festivals preceding sacrifice, Cain and Abel, Romulus and Remus, Jesus and the Demoniac and other stories are brought in to illuminate why this film strikes a nerve in our times.

Duration:00:37:15

THINGS HIDDEN 2

10/7/2019
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Jesus's persecution looks like the Saturnalia sacrificial festival of the Romans as well as the scapegoat ritual of Leviticus and the Greek pharmakos purge. This was a feature of Jesus's plan in demonstrating the ugly reality of how humans make culture, order, and peace. Find out how this social mechanism Jesus uncovers operates in world history and political power. THINGS HIDDEN picks up the headlines and uncovers the similar patterns in history so that we can discover the error of...

Duration:00:23:26

THINGS HIDDEN

9/23/2019
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In this inaugural episode of THINGS HIDDEN, we learn about the phenomenon Jesus describes as "Satan casting out Satan." How does this seemingly obscure passage inform your world, meaning, and order of your life? Along the way, we will use the Mimetic theory of the late French anthropologist Rene Girard to help us dissect the ancient and modern world through the ultimate toolkit of the Bible.

Duration:00:24:51