Common Good Podcast
Big Update for the Common Good Podcast and Livestream

Big Update for the Common Good Podcast and Livestream

May 3, 2022

Doug Pagitt and Dan Deitrich talk about the fresh direction of the Vote Common Good Podcast and Livestream and moving the digital hub and home of the show to YouTube.  

 

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Doug Pagitt is the Executive Director and one of the founders of Vote Common Good. He is also a pastor, author, and social activist.  @pagitt

 

Daniel Deitrich is a singer-songwriter, former-pastor-turned-activist, and producer of The Common Good Podcast. @danieldeitrich

Our theme music is composed by Ben Grace. @bengracemusic

 

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Putin and the Far Right War for Masculinity

Putin and the Far Right War for Masculinity

April 28, 2022

Doug Pagitt and Dan Deitrich discuss how Putin became a symbol for masculinity for the American Far Right and Tucker Carlson suggests that men tan their testicles to increase testosterone.

 

Doug Pagitt is the Executive Director and one of the founders of Vote Common Good. He is also a pastor, author, and social activist.  @pagitt

 

Daniel Deitrich is a singer-songwriter, former-pastor-turned-activist, and producer of The Common Good Podcast. @danieldeitrich

Our theme music is composed by Ben Grace. @bengracemusic

 

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Common Good Faith - Laura Truax and the Sound of Silence

Common Good Faith - Laura Truax and the Sound of Silence

April 27, 2022

Doug Pagitt sits down with Common Good Podcast Alum Laura Truax to hear about her 35-day silent Ignatian retreat and what we can discover in silence and solitude.

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Rev. Dr. Laura Truax is a pastor, author and spiritual director and holds a master of divinity degree from Loyola University and a Doctor of Ministry degree from the joint program of North Park Seminary and Fuller Theological Seminary. She is the author of Undone: When coming apart puts you back together (2013) and Love Let Go: Radical Generosity for the real world (2017) and is part of the Red Letter Christians.

 

Doug Pagitt is the Executive Director and one of the founders of Vote Common Good. He is also a pastor, author, and social activist.  @pagitt

 

Daniel Deitrich is a singer-songwriter, former-pastor-turned-activist, and producer of The Common Good Podcast. @danieldeitrich

Our theme music is composed by Ben Grace. @bengracemusic

 

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Common Good Politics - Trump, McCarthy, MTG and Elon Musk

Common Good Politics - Trump, McCarthy, MTG and Elon Musk

April 26, 2022

Doug Pagitt, Robb Ryerse and Dan Deitrich look at the week's political headlines, including the release of thousands of text messages between Trump's chief of staff and Marjorie Taylor Greene about declaring "Marshall Law" days before Biden's Inauguration. 

 

Robb Ryerse is a pastor, author, and Political Organizer at Vote Common Good. You can find his book about running for congress as a Progressive Republican in Arkansas here: Running For Our Lives  @RobbRyerse

 

Doug Pagitt is the Executive Director and one of the founders of Vote Common Good. He is also a pastor, author, and social activist.  @pagitt

 

Daniel Deitrich is a singer-songwriter, former-pastor-turned-activist, and producer of The Common Good Podcast. @danieldeitrich

Our theme music is composed by Ben Grace. @bengracemusic

 

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Common Good News - Unions, Ukraine, and the Climate Crisis

Common Good News - Unions, Ukraine, and the Climate Crisis

April 25, 2022

Doug Pagitt and Dan Deitrich take a look at recent headlines through the lens of the common good.

 

Doug Pagitt is the Executive Director and one of the founders of Vote Common Good. He is also a pastor, author, and social activist.  @pagitt

 

Daniel Deitrich is a singer-songwriter, former-pastor-turned-activist, and producer of The Common Good Podcast. @danieldeitrich

Our theme music is composed by Ben Grace. @bengracemusic

 

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Common Good Science - Meet the Micronova

Common Good Science - Meet the Micronova

April 25, 2022

Doug Pagitt and Dan Deitrich sit down with resident astrophysicist Paul Wallace to talk about the cosmos and how birds use the stars to navigate across thousands of miles during migration.

 

Paul Wallace is an astrophysicist, professor, pastor, and avid birder. He writes and speaks at the intersection of faith and science and holds a PhD in physics from Duke University and an MDiv from Emory University’s Candler School of Theology.

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Doug Pagitt is the Executive Director and one of the founders of Vote Common Good. He is also a pastor, author, and social activist.  @pagitt

 

Daniel Deitrich is a singer-songwriter, former-pastor-turned-activist, and producer of The Common Good Podcast. @danieldeitrich

 

Our theme music is composed by Ben Grace. @bengracemusic

 

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Randy Woodley - Reconnecting with Sacred Earth

Randy Woodley - Reconnecting with Sacred Earth

April 21, 2022

Doug Pagitt and Dan Deitrich sit down with author, scholar, activist, wisdom-keeper, and Cherokee descendant Randy Woodley to talk about his new book 100 Days of Reconnecting with Sacred Earth and why indigenous wisdom is needed to literally save the world.

 

Doug Pagitt is the Executive Director and one of the founders of Vote Common Good. He is also a pastor, author, and social activist.  @pagitt

 

The Common Good Podcast is produced and edited by Daniel Deitrich. @danieldeitrich

Our theme music is composed by Ben Grace. @bengracemusic

 

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Common Good Politics - Gov. Abbott’s Truck Debacle, Homeless Hitler and More

Common Good Politics - Gov. Abbott’s Truck Debacle, Homeless Hitler and More

April 19, 2022

Robb Ryerse and Dan Deitrich discuss recent political headlines including a Tennessee State Senator giving a lesson on homeless Hitler to support a bill criminalizing homelessness.

 

Robb Ryerse is a pastor, author, and Political Organizer at Vote Common Good. You can find his book about running for congress as a Progressive Republican in Arkansas here: Running For Our Lives  @RobbRyerse

 

The Common Good Podcast is produced and edited by Daniel Deitrich. @danieldeitrich

Our theme music is composed by Ben Grace. @bengracemusic

 

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Common Good Politics - Why Politicians Should Make Americans the Hero of the Story

Common Good Politics - Why Politicians Should Make Americans the Hero of the Story

April 14, 2022

Doug Pagitt and Robb Ryerse sit down with Gretchen Barton of Future Majority and Worthy Strategy Group to talk about the power of narrative and why politicians should make Americans the hero of the story in their messaging.

 

Gretchen Barton is Principal at Worthy Strategy Group, Research Director at Future Majority, and former policy lead at the Harvard-founded research firm, Olson Zaltman. She has written for the Journal of College Student Development and the American Journal of Health Behavior, and co-authored, Prevalence and Profile: Hazing Among College Students and Points of Intervention. She recently co-authored “The Science of Winning with Stories: Using Agency, Urgency, and Community,” a science-based explanation of why storytelling is the most effective form to engage and move a populace.

 

Doug Pagitt is the Executive Director and one of the founders of Vote Common Good. He is also a pastor, author, and social activist.  @pagitt

 

Robb Ryerse is a pastor, author, and Political Organizer at Vote Common Good. You can find his book about running for congress as a Progressive Republican in Arkansas here: Running For Our Lives  @RobbRyerse

 

The Common Good Podcast is produced and edited by Daniel Deitrich. @danieldeitrich

Our theme music is composed by Ben Grace. @bengracemusic

 

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Andre Henry on Hope - And Hard Pills to Swallow - About Fighting for Black Lives

Andre Henry on Hope - And Hard Pills to Swallow - About Fighting for Black Lives

April 13, 2022

Doug Pagitt and Dan Deitrich sit down with activist, artist and author Andre Henry to talk about his new book, All the White Friends I Couldn't Keep: Hope - and Hard Pills to Swallow - About Fighting for Black Lives.

 

You can pick up the book - and a Break Up With White Jesus coffee mug - at AndreHenry.co

 

When the rallying cry “Black Lives Matter” was heard across the world in 2013, Andre Henry was one of the millions for whom the movement caused a political awakening and a rupture in some of his closest relationships with white people. As he began using his artistic gifts to share his experiences and perspective, Henry was aggrieved to discover that many white Americans—people he called friends and family—were more interested in debating whether racism existed or whether Henry was being polite enough in the way he used his voice.

In this personal and thought-provoking book, Henry explores how the historical divides between Black people and non-Black people are expressed through our most mundane interactions, and why this struggle won’t be resolved through civil discourse, diversity hires, interracial relationships, or education. What we need is a revolution, one that moves beyond symbolic progress to disrupt systems of racial violence and inequality in tangible, creative ways.

 

Doug Pagitt is the Executive Director and one of the founders of Vote Common Good. He is also a pastor, author, and social activist.  @pagitt

 

The Common Good Podcast is produced and edited by Daniel Deitrich. @danieldeitrich

Our theme music is composed by Ben Grace. @bengracemusic

 

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Common Good Politics - Kelly Krout, the Foster Mom Running for Lieutenant Governor of Arkansas

Common Good Politics - Kelly Krout, the Foster Mom Running for Lieutenant Governor of Arkansas

April 13, 2022

Doug Pagitt and Robb Ryerse discuss the week's top political stories, including the trial of two men accused of plotting to kidnap Gov. Gretchen Whitmer of Michigan. At the 30-minute mark they are joined by Kelly Krout, a mother of seven and unexpected TikTok star running for Lieutenant Governor of Arkansas.

 

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Doug Pagitt is the Executive Director and one of the founders of Vote Common Good. He is also a pastor, author, and social activist.  @pagitt

 

Robb Ryerse is a pastor, author, and Political Organizer at Vote Common Good. You can find his book about running for congress as a Progressive Republican in Arkansas here: Running For Our Lives  @RobbRyerse

 

The Common Good Podcast is produced and edited by Daniel Deitrich. @danieldeitrich

Our theme music is composed by Ben Grace. @bengracemusic

 

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Common Good News - Ukraine, Title 42, and Don’t Say Gay Legislation

Common Good News - Ukraine, Title 42, and Don’t Say Gay Legislation

April 12, 2022

Doug Pagitt and Dan Deitrich take a look at recent headlines through the lens of the Common Good.

 

Doug Pagitt is the Executive Director and one of the founders of Vote Common Good. He is also a pastor, author, and social activist.  @pagitt

 

The Common Good Podcast is produced and edited by Daniel Deitrich. @danieldeitrich

Our theme music is composed by Ben Grace. @bengracemusic

 

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Common Good Politics - highlights in 4 min each

Common Good Politics - highlights in 4 min each

April 6, 2022

Doug Pagitt and Robb Ryerse take an insightful, humorous and common good approach to the weeks news. 
top 12 political stories discussed for four minutes each. 

Common Good Immigration - Live From Grand Rapids, MI

Common Good Immigration - Live From Grand Rapids, MI

March 31, 2022

The Common Good Immigration Tour stopped in Grand Rapids, MI to share stories from our cycling trip along the US/Mexico border. This is an abbreviated version of that event featuring talks from Dora Rodriguez of Salvavision in Sasabe, Mexico, Alma Ruth of Practice Mercy in Reynosa, Mexico, Mark Adams of Frontera De Christo in Agua Prieta, Mexico and Iliana Ponce of Lighthouse Immigration Advocates in Holland, Michigan. Also hear from author and activist Shane Claiborne, Hollywood producer Danny Strong (Dopesick, Billions), and mosaic artist Vanessa Ryerse.

 

Watch all of the clips from the upcoming documentary at votecommongood.com/we-the-people-ride-documentary.

Watch the full Grand Rapids event at youtube.com/votecommongood

 

The Common Good Podcast is produced and edited by Daniel Deitrich. @danieldeitrich

Our theme music is composed by Ben Grace. @bengracemusic

 

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Common Good Immigration - Live From South Bend, IN

Common Good Immigration - Live From South Bend, IN

March 30, 2022

The Common Good Immigration Tour stopped in South Bend, IN to share stories from our cycling trip along the US/Mexico border. This is an abbreviated version of that event featuring talks from Dora Rodriguez of Salvavision in Sasabe, Mexico, Alma Ruth of Practice Mercy in Reynosa, Mexico, Community Organizer Jesusa Rivera of South Bend, and Juan Constantino of Le Casa De Amistad South Bend.

 

Watch all of the clips from the upcoming documentary at votecommongood.com/we-the-people-ride-documentary.

Watch the full South Bend event, which includes talks from Shane Claiborne and Vanessa Ryerse plus music from Dan Deitrich and Brandon Pfiefer, at youtube.com/votecommongood

Common Good Politics - Meet Rev Wendy Hamilton, Candidate for Washington D. C Delegate

Common Good Politics - Meet Rev Wendy Hamilton, Candidate for Washington D. C Delegate

March 15, 2022

Rev. Wendy Hamilton stops by the show to talk about why she is running to be Washington D.C.'s Congressional Delegate.

 

Rev. Wendy is an ordained minister, social justice advocate, and mother of one, who currently resides in Washington, DC. She is originally from a small town in southern Ohio (Portsmouth).

 

Rev. Wendy proudly received her Bachelor’s Degree from Howard University (B.S. Human Development, in 1991) and her Master's Degree from Howard University School of Divinity ( M.A. Religious Studies, 2006.) She credits her educational experiences and single motherhood as being two of the most transformative of her life.

 

Doug Pagitt is the Executive Director and one of the founders of Vote Common Good. He is also a pastor, author, and social activist.  @pagitt

 

Robb Ryerse is a pastor, author, and Political Organizer at Vote Common Good. You can find his book about running for congress as a Progressive Republican in Arkansas here: Running For Our Lives  @RobbRyerse

 

The Common Good Podcast is produced and edited by Daniel Deitrich. @danieldeitrich

Our theme music is composed by Ben Grace. @bengracemusic

 

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Common Good Faith - Ukrainian Refugees and How We Treat Asylum Seekers at the US Border

Common Good Faith - Ukrainian Refugees and How We Treat Asylum Seekers at the US Border

March 14, 2022

As the horrific Russian invasion of Ukraine continues, millions of refugees are being welcomed into European countries. The world has rallied around the fleeing Ukrainians in a beautiful outpouring of compassion - and yet, it raises the question: why don't we treat refugees and migrants from other countries with the same level of compassion?

 

Doug Pagitt is the Executive Director and one of the founders of Vote Common Good. He is also a pastor, author, and social activist.  @pagitt

 

The Common Good Podcast is produced and edited by Daniel Deitrich. @danieldeitrich

Our theme music is composed by Ben Grace. @bengracemusic

 

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Common Good Issues - Protecting Trans Kids from the Religious Right

Common Good Issues - Protecting Trans Kids from the Religious Right

March 14, 2022

Author, Pastor and LGBTQ Advocate Paula Stone Williams sits down with host Doug Pagitt to discuss the recent wave of laws targeting transgender kids and their parents.

Paula Stone Williams is an internationally-known speaker on issues of gender equity, LGBTQ advocacy, and religious tolerance.  She has been featured in TEDWomen, TEDSummit, the New York Times, Red Table Talk, TEDxMileHigh, the Washington Post, NPR, Good Morning America, CNN, ABC News, and scores of other media outlets.

Paula has been a keynote speaker for hundreds of corporations, conferences, and universities around the world.  Her TED talks have had over six million views. Paula’s memoir, As A Woman – What I Learned About Power, Sex, and the Patriarchy After I Transitioned was published by Simon & Schuster in June of 2021.

 

 

Doug Pagitt is the Executive Director and one of the founders of Vote Common Good. He is also a pastor, author, and social activist.  @pagitt

 

The Common Good Podcast is produced and edited by Daniel Deitrich. @danieldeitrich

Our theme music is composed by Ben Grace. @bengracemusic

 

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Common Good Issues - Terry Esau, Founder of Free Bikes For Kids

Common Good Issues - Terry Esau, Founder of Free Bikes For Kids

March 14, 2022

Terry Esau stops by the show to talk about how and why he founded Free Bikes for Kids and then Free Guitars for Kids. Free Bikes for Kids is on track to give away 1 million bikes to under-resourced kids in the next couple years.

Terry Esau has over 10 years in the non-profit sector, having exercised his leadership as the founder of FB4K in 2010.

In addition, Terry has been instrumental in catalyzing the move from a Minnesota-only platform to the 12 US cities that FB4K currently calls home. Terry has been recognized for his societal contributions both nationally (USA Today Make A Difference award) and internationally (Guinness World Records). In his spare time, Terry is a published author and speaker on various topics, including the ‘Wellbeing of under-resourced kids in America.’ In addition to his bicycle advocacy, Terry is an avid cyclist, musician and artist.

 

Doug Pagitt is the Executive Director and one of the founders of Vote Common Good. He is also a pastor, author, and social activist.  @pagitt

 

The Common Good Podcast is produced and edited by Daniel Deitrich. @danieldeitrich

Our theme music is composed by Ben Grace. @bengracemusic

 

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Common Good Politics - The GOP’s Freedom Caucus Problem

Common Good Politics - The GOP’s Freedom Caucus Problem

March 9, 2022

Doug Pagitt and Robb Ryerse discuss the week's political stories including Ukraine, the Supreme Court, and the Republican's internal struggle against the Freedom Caucus.

 

Doug Pagitt is the Executive Director and one of the founders of Vote Common Good. He is also a pastor, author, and social activist.  @pagitt

 

Robb Ryerse is a pastor, author, and Political Organizer at Vote Common Good. You can find his book about running for congress as a Progressive Republican in Arkansas here: Running For Our Lives  @RobbRyerse

 

The Common Good Podcast is produced and edited by Daniel Deitrich. @danieldeitrich

Our theme music is composed by Ben Grace. @bengracemusic

 

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