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You Are Not the Chosen One (feat. Phil Cozzi)

Josiah is joined by Phil Cozzi (@CryptidDirector) to discuss film and chasing your dreams. While the conversation was initially going to be about film, it eventually p...

Iowa and the Right (feat. Gavin Aronsen)

Josiah is joined by Gavin Aronsen (@garonsen) to discuss Iowa politics, especially it’s recent right wing turn. They discuss Steve King’s connections to Viktor Orban, ...

Learning from Lost Futures (feat. Phil Christman)

Josiah is joined by Phil Christman (@phil_christman) to talk about the Midwest, American evangelicalism, and the future of the left. Both the Midwest and evangelicalis...

VLVC REPOST: My God Has Two Arms (feat. Randy Sutton)

Hello! I was not able to record any new Fruitless this month. Instead, I'll be sharing two old Very Legal, Very Cool episodes. This is the second one featuring my Dad.

VLVC REPOST: Portraits of War Gods (feat. Jackal)

Hello! I was not able to record any new Fruitless this month. Instead, I'll be sharing two old Very Legal, Very Cool episodes. This is the first one featuring Jackal (...

Christ and the Queer Apocalypse (feat. Keanu Heydari)

Josiah is joined by Keanu Heydari (@WoeToChorazin) to discuss queer theory and Christian theology. While liberal Christian denominations have grown increasingly inclus...

The Culture War is a Spiritual Problem (feat. AJ)

Josiah is joined by AJ to discuss the material and spiritual sides of the culture war. Among left wing circles, it is common to either completely disregard the culture...

Painting the East (feat. Jackal)

Josiah is joined by Jackal (@JackalJester) to discuss Orientalism in art history. They take some time to look over a few paintings and try to examine what they say abo...

Punk, Authenticity, and the Exvangelicals (feat. Joel Harrison)

Josiah is joined by Joel Harrison of uswithoutThem to discuss the book he’s writing on Christian music of the 1990s and 2000s, specifically bands signed on to Tooth &a...

Revolution is Complicated, Hope is Simple (feat. Morgan Vander Hart)

In today's episode, Josiah is joined by Morgan Vander Hart, a good friend and anarchist who is heavily involved in mutual aid work in Des Moines, IA. They discuss the ...

Ukraine is a Rorschach Test (feat. Chris Barker)

Josiah is joined by Chris Barker (@barker_cm) to discuss the Russo-Ukrainian War. The invasion of Ukraine has lead to a lot of scrambling to make sense of the conflict...

Crossing the Bosporus (feat. Francis Cooper)

Josiah is joined by Francis Cooper (@attnfrancis) to discuss his conversion to Eastern Orthodoxy. Francis and Josiah have been friends for a long time and both went th...

Searching for a Midwestern Weirdness (feat. Josh Christianson)

Josiah is joined by Josh Christianson (@GnomeChamsky) to discuss the Midwest as a region and a concept. The Midwest represent "normality" in the American psyche despit...

A Narcissistic Launch

Brief introduction to who I am and what I’m doing here.