Started in the wake of Donald Trump’s inauguration in the United States, The Magnificast is a podcast exploring Christianity and the political left. A lot of people around the world are looking for ways to resist growing reactionary trends, but don’t know where to start. We think the Christian tradition and the tradition of leftist politics provide unique resources, historical examples, and theoretical tools for engaging these problems in ways that go beyond the usual conservative/liberal divide that characterizes a lot of Christian and political discourse. Inspired by Mary’s song of praise, we talk about how to fill the hungry with good things and send the rich away empty.
Matt Bernico is the Assistant Professor of Media Studies at Greenville College, where his teaching and research concerns cultural studies, media theory and the history of science and technology. Matt can also do like 50 push-ups and is an amateur pizza enthusiast.
Dean Dettloff is a Catholic PhD candidate at the Institute for Christian Studies, where his research deals with the intersections of media theory, religion, and politics. Also he works as a barista and does some journalism as bound by international grad student law.