Common Good Podcast
Common Good Politics - Tuesday February 2, 2021

Common Good Politics - Tuesday February 2, 2021

February 2, 2021

Our hosts, Doug Pagitt and Robb Ryerse, take a deep dive into politics every Tuesday. On today’s show they are joined by Professor Peter Ditto to talk about the allure of conspiracy theories in politics. Ditto specializes in social psychology, political and moral reasoning, and “hot cognition” - the interface between passion and reason.

 

 

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

 

Peter Ditto is Professor of Psychological Science at University of California, Irvine and has his Ph.D. from Princeton University. 

 

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Common Good News - Monday February 1, 2021

Common Good News - Monday February 1, 2021

February 1, 2021

Welcome to Common Good News, the Monday edition of the daily podcast from Vote Common Good. 

 

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Common Good Morning - Preview

Common Good Morning - Preview

January 25, 2021

Common Good Morning is a brand new daily podcast brought to you from Vote Common Good. Our team of hosts will cover politics, theology and more all with the focus of helping people of faith and good conscience work toward the common good.

 

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This Guy Has Got to Go Right Now

This Guy Has Got to Go Right Now

January 11, 2021

We thought this podcast series had come to it's logical conclusion, but this guy is still a danger to our democracy even in his last few days in office. This guy has got to go right now.

 

 

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 the Executive Director at Brand New Congress.  @RobbRyerse

 

www.votecommongood.com

 

Facebook.com/votecommongood

 

Twitter.com/votecommon

A conversation with Josh Dickson, the National Faith Engagement Director for the Biden Campaign

A conversation with Josh Dickson, the National Faith Engagement Director for the Biden Campaign

November 20, 2020

Doug Pagitt sits down with Josh Dickson to talk about the key role faith voters played in this election. As the National Faith Engagement Director for the Biden Campaign, Josh built a coalition of faith leaders that arguably helped win the election.

 

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This Guy is Gonna Go

This Guy is Gonna Go

November 13, 2020

In this Post-Election wrap up, Doug and Robb celebrate the fact that, despite Trump's inability to concede, this guy is gonna go on January 20th. 

 

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 the Executive Director at Brand New Congress. He and his wife, Vanessa, co-pastor Vintage Fellowship in Fayetteville, Arkansas.  @RobbRyerse

 

www.votecommongood.com

 

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This Guy Has Got To Go - Episode 14

This Guy Has Got To Go - Episode 14

August 7, 2020

It seems that every day Donald Trump offers up fresh reasons he is unfit to be president. In this installment of This Guy Has Got To Go, Doug and Robb discuss the myriad reasons this president has got to go.

 

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 the Executive Director at Brand New Congress. He and his wife, Vanessa, co-pastor Vintage Fellowship in Fayetteville, Arkansas.  @RobbRyerse

 

www.votecommongood.com

 

Facebook.com/votecommongood

 

Twitter.com/votecommon

Electionary 8.4

Electionary 8.4

August 6, 2020

During this weekly digital gathering we are guided by artists, theologians, preachers, activists, and communicators through music, prayer, and a reflection on a Biblical passage that will help us understand the significance of our faith in this election.

 

Electionary Reflection:

Dr. David P. Gushee, Ph.D. has been the Distinguished University Professor of Christian Ethics and Director of the Center for Faith and Public Life at Mercer University since 2007. 

 

In January 2016 he was elected President-Elect of the Society of Christian Ethics. He is a columnist for Religion News Service in Washington.

Gushee served as president of Evangelicals for Human Rights, an organization advocating for an end to torture, especially that sponsored by the United States government.

 

 

Where We Find Ourselves: 

 

Rev. Dr. Michael W. Waters is an award-winning author, professor, activist, and founding pastor of Joy Tabernacle African Methodist Episcopal (A.M.E.) Church in Dallas, Texas. @RevDrMikeWaters

 

Sign up for Rev. Waters' four week course of study on systemic racism and the Black experience: Makes Me Wanna Holler

 

Prayer:

Amy Sullivan has covered religion and politics as an editor at TIME, Yahoo,the Washington Monthly, and National Journal. She is the author of “The Party Faithful” and co-host of the podcast Impolite Company. @sullivanamy

 

Musician:

Joel Weir is a songwriter and priest in the Orthodox Church in America. @joeldavidweir

 

Panel:

 

Brian McLaren is a pastor, author, activist, speaker and leading voice for the emerging church. McLaren is also associated with postmodern Christianity and progressive Christianity and is a major figure in post-evangelical thought. @brianmclaren

 

Patrick Carolan had been the executive director of the Franciscan Action Network since 2010 before joining Vote Common Good in 2020. He is also a co-founder of the Global Catholic Climate Movement, an organization working on global climate justice issues as well as Faithful Democracy, a faith coalition focused on the issue of Money in Politics, working to educate on the corruptive influence of big money on our democracy.

 

 

Samir Selmanović Ph.D., PCC serves as Co-Chair and Director of Strategy and Partnerships at Vote Common Good. @samirselmanovic 

 

 

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

 


You can join the Electionary Livestream every Tuesday at 8:00p.m. ET via Facebook or Zoom. 

 

 

www.votecommongood.com

 

 

Facebook.com/votecommongood

 

 

Twitter.com/votecommon

 

This Guy Has Got To Go - Episode 13

This Guy Has Got To Go - Episode 13

August 4, 2020

It seems that every day Donald Trump offers up fresh reasons he is unfit to be president. In this installment of This Guy Has Got To Go, Doug and Robb discuss the myriad reasons this president has got to go.

 

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 the Executive Director at Brand New Congress. He and his wife, Vanessa, co-pastor Vintage Fellowship in Fayetteville, Arkansas.  @RobbRyerse

 

www.votecommongood.com

 

Facebook.com/votecommongood

 

Twitter.com/votecommon

Jesus and John Wayne - A conversation with author Kristin Kobes Du Mez

Jesus and John Wayne - A conversation with author Kristin Kobes Du Mez

August 3, 2020

Doug sits down with author, historian and speaker Kristin Kobes Du Mez to discuss her new book Jesus and John Wayne: How White Evangelicals Corrupted a Faith and Fractured a Nation

 

kristindumez.com

Kristin Kobes Du Mez is a professor of History and Gender Studies at Calvin University. She holds a PhD from the University of Notre Dame and her research focuses on the intersection of gender, religion, and politics. She has written for the Washington Post, Religion News Service, Christianity Today, Christian Century, and Religion & Politics, and has been interviewed on NPR’s Morning Edition, CTV, the CBC, and by CNN, the New York Times, the Economist, the Christian Post, PBS News Hour, and the AP, among other outlets.

Boys State - A conversation with filmmakers Jesse Moss and Amanda McBaine

Boys State - A conversation with filmmakers Jesse Moss and Amanda McBaine

August 2, 2020

On today’s show, host Doug Pagitt talks with filmmakers Jesse Moss and Amanda McBaine. Their newest project, Boys State, follows a thousand teenage boys attending a weeklong summer camp where they build a representative government from the ground up.

 

The film won the U.S. Documentary Competition Grand Jury Prize at the Sundance Film Festival and is set to be released in August.

 

 

Check out the trailer for Boys State here.

 

 

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White Too Long: A conversation with Robert P. Jones

White Too Long: A conversation with Robert P. Jones

July 26, 2020

Doug Pagitt sits down with Robert P. Jones to talk about his new book, “White Too Long: The Legacy of White Supremacy in American Christianity.”

 

Jones is the CEO and Founder of PRRI (Public Religion Research Institute) and a leading scholar and commentator on religion, culture and politics. His book, “The End of White Christian America,” won the 2019 Grawemeyer Award in Religion. He also writes a column for The Atlantic online on politics and culture and is frequently featured in major national media such as MSNBC, CNN, NPR, The New York Times, The Washington Post, and others.

This guy Has Got To Go - Episode 13

This guy Has Got To Go - Episode 13

July 24, 2020

It seems that every day Donald Trump offers up fresh reasons he is unfit to be president. In this installment of This Guy Has Got To Go, Doug and Robb discuss the myriad reasons this president has got to go.

 

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 the Executive Director at Brand New Congress. He and his wife, Vanessa, co-pastor Vintage Fellowship in Fayetteville, Arkansas.  @RobbRyerse

 

www.votecommongood.com

 

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Electionary 7.21

Electionary 7.21

July 23, 2020

ELECTIONARY 7.21

 

During this weekly digital gathering we will be guided by some of the best thinkers, preachers and communicators in the country through a Biblical passage that will help us understand the significance of our faith in this election. These digital gatherings include music, discussion, prayer, and a short sermon.

 

 

Electionary Reflection:

Rabbi Or N. Rose is the founding director of the Miller Center for Interreligious Learning & Leadership of Hebrew College.

Where We Find Ourselves: 

Amy Sullivan has covered religion and politics as an editor at TIME, Yahoo,the Washington Monthly, and National Journal. She is the author of “The Party Faithful” and co-host of the podcast Impolite Company. @sullivanamy

 

Musicians:

Daniel Deitrich is a singer-songwriter, activist, and former worship pastor from South Bend, IN and also produces the Vote Common Good Podcast. @danieldeitrich

 

 

Brandon Pfieffer is a singer-songwriter and musician living in Chicago, IL and is also the Production Manager for the Vote Common Good tour. @bpmusiclove

 

 

Bridget Barkan is an actress and musician from New York who has toured the world with pop/glam band the Scissor Sisters, opening for Lady Gaga, sung with Lily Allen, and recorded with legendary house DJ and producer Todd Terry in addition to releasing her own albums and singles. She has appeared in movies like The Irishman, TV series such as The Knick and Law & Order: SVU, and her one woman musical comedy, “The Love Junkie,” won for Best Show in the New York New Works Theatre Festival. bridgetbarkan.com

Panel:

Patrick Carolan had been the executive director of the Franciscan Action Network since 2010 before joining Vote Common Good in 2020. He is also a co-founder of the Global Catholic Climate Movement, an organization working on global climate justice issues as well as Faithful Democracy, a faith coalition focused on the issue of Money in Politics, working to educate on the corruptive influence of big money on our democracy.

 

Samir Selmanović Ph.D., PCC serves as Co-Chair and Director of Strategy and Partnerships at Vote Common Good. @samirselmanovic 

 

 

Shane Claiborne is a prominent speaker, activist, and best-selling author. Shane worked with Mother Teresa in Calcutta, and founded The Simple Way in Philadelphia. He heads up Red Letter Christians, a movement of folks who are committed to living “as if Jesus meant the things he said.” @shaneclaiborne
 

 

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

 


You can join the Electionary Livestream every Tuesday at 8:00p.m. ET via Facebook or Zoom. 

 

 

www.votecommongood.com

 

 

Facebook.com/votecommongood

 

 

Twitter.com/votecommon

 

Electionary 7.14

Electionary 7.14

July 17, 2020

ELECTIONARY 7.14

During this weekly digital gathering we will be guided by some of the best thinkers, preachers and communicators in the country through a Biblical passage that will help us understand the significance of our faith in this election. These digital gatherings include music, discussion, prayer, and a short sermon.

 

Electionary Reflection:

Chris Romine is the founder and organizing pastor of Common Ground Church in New York City.

Where We Find Ourselves: 

Abraham Bonowitz leads Death Penalty Action, which provides high visibility resources, leadership, support, educational and direct action events and activities within the broader death penalty abolition movement. He also formerly served as the State Death Penalty Abolition Coordinator for Amnesty International USA in Ohio and Delaware. He lives in Columbus, Ohio with his wife, son, and dog.

Musicians:

Daniel Deitrich is a singer/songwriter, activist, and former worship pastor from South Bend, IN. He also produces the Vote Common Good Podcast. @danieldeitrich

 

Meah Pace and Mario Andrioni make up half of the dance/punk band “!!!” (Chk Chk Chk). Meah is also a featured singer in the Resistance Revival Chorus.

Check out the latest single by Resistance Revival Chorus

Panel:

 

Rev. Dr. Michael W. Waters is an award-winning author, professor, activist, and founding pastor of Joy Tabernacle African Methodist Episcopal (A.M.E.) Church in Dallas, Texas. @RevDrMikeWaters

Amy Sullivan has covered religion and politics as an editor at TIME, Yahoo,the Washington Monthly, and National Journal. She is the author of “The Party Faithful” and co-host of the podcast Impolite Company. @sullivanamy 

 

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

 


You can join the Electionary Livestream every Tuesday at 8:00p.m. ET via Facebook or Zoom. 

 

 

www.votecommongood.com

 

 

Facebook.com/votecommongood

 

 

Twitter.com/votecommon

 

This Guy Has Got To Go - Episode 12

This Guy Has Got To Go - Episode 12

July 15, 2020

It seems that every day Donald Trump offers up fresh reasons he is unfit to be president. In this installment of This Guy Has Got To Go, Doug and Robb discuss the myriad reasons this president has got to go.

 

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 the Executive Director at Brand New Congress. He and his wife, Vanessa, co-pastor Vintage Fellowship in Fayetteville, Arkansas.  @RobbRyerse

 

www.votecommongood.com

 

Facebook.com/votecommongood

 

Twitter.com/votecommon

Electionary 7.7

Electionary 7.7

July 15, 2020

ELECTIONARY 7.7

During this weekly digital gathering we will be guided by some of the best thinkers, preachers and communicators in the country through a Biblical passage that will help us understand the significance of our faith in this election. These digital gatherings include music, discussion, prayer, and a short sermon.

Electionary Reflection:

Diana Butler Bass is an author, speaker, and independent scholar specializing in American religion and culture.

She holds a Ph.D. in religious studies from Duke University and is the award-winning author of ten books. Her bylines include The Washington Post, The New York Times Syndicate, and The Huffington Post. She has commented widely on religion, politics, and culture in the media including USA TODAY, Time, Newsweek, CBS, CNN, FOX, PBS, NPR, Sirius XM, and CBC.

Where We Find Ourselves: 

Rev. Dr. Michael W. Waters is an award-winning author, professor, activist, and founding pastor of Joy Tabernacle African Methodist Episcopal (A.M.E.) Church in Dallas, Texas. @RevDrMikeWaters

Patrick Carolan had been the executive director of the Franciscan Action Network since 2010 before joining Vote Common Good in 2020. He is also a co-founder of the Global Catholic Climate Movement, an organization working on global climate justice issues as well as Faithful Democracy, a faith coalition focused on the issue of Money in Politics, working to educate on the corruptive influence of big money on our democracy.

Musicians:

Meah Pace and Mario Andrioni make up half of the dance/punk band “!!!” (Chk Chk Chk). Meah is also a featured singer in the Resistance Revival Chorus.

Here is the promised link to Ella’s Song by Resistance Revival Chorus

Brandon Pfieffer is a songwriter and musician living in Chicago, IL and is also the Production Manager for the Vote Common Good tour. @bpmusiclove

Prayer: 

Amy Sullivan has covered religion and politics as an editor at TIME, Yahoo,the Washington Monthly, and National Journal. She is the author of “The Party Faithful” and co-host of the podcast Impolite Company. @sullivanamy 

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


You can join the Electionary Livestream every Tuesday at 8:00p.m. ET via Facebook or Zoom. 

 

www.votecommongood.com

 

Facebook.com/votecommongood

 

Twitter.com/votecommon

 

This Guy Has Got To Go - Episode 11 with James Carville

This Guy Has Got To Go - Episode 11 with James Carville

July 2, 2020

It seems that every day Donald Trump offers up fresh reasons he is unfit to be president, but this past week has taken things to a whole new level. In this installment of This Guy Has Got To Go, Doug and Robb are joined by the legendary James Carville who predicts not only that Trump can't win, but that Trump will drop out of the race to avoid losing.

 

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 the Executive Director at Brand New Congress. He and his wife, Vanessa, co-pastor Vintage Fellowship in Fayetteville, Arkansas.  @RobbRyerse

 

www.votecommongood.com

 

Facebook.com/votecommongood

 

Twitter.com/votecommon

Electionary 6.30

Electionary 6.30

July 2, 2020

ELECTIONARY 6.30

 

During this weekly digital gathering we will be guided by some of the best thinkers, preachers and communicators in the country through a Biblical passage that will help us understand the significance of our faith in this election. These digital gatherings include music, discussion, prayer, and a short sermon.

Electionary Reflection from Rev. Rob Schenck 

 

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

Robb Ryerse is a pastor, author, and the Executive Director at Brand New Congress. He and his wife, Vanessa, co-pastor Vintage Fellowship in Fayetteville, Arkansas.  @RobbRyerse

Bridget Barkan is an actress and musician from New York who has toured the world with pop/glam band the Scissor Sisters, opening for Lady Gaga, sung with Lily Allen, and recorded with legendary house DJ and producer Todd Terry in addition to releasing her own albums and singles. She has appeared in movies like The Irishman, TV series such as The Knick and Law & Order: SVU, and her one woman musical comedy, “The Love Junkie,” won for Best Show in the New York New Works Theatre Festival. bridgetbarkan.com 

Meah Pace is the renowned singer from dance/punk band “!!!” (Chk Chk Chk) and a featured singer in the Resistance Revival Chorus. meahpace.com


Amy Sullivan has covered religion and politics as an editor at TIME, Yahoo, the Washington Monthly, and National Journal. She is the author of “The Party Faithful” and co-host of the podcast Impolite Company. @sullivanamy 

Samir Selmanović Ph.D., PCC serves as Co-Chair and Director of Strategy and Partnerships at Vote Common Good. @samirselmanovic 

Daniel Deitrich is a singer-songwriter, activist, and former worship pastor from South Bend, Indiana, and produces the Vote Common Good Podcast. @danieldeitrich

Shane Claiborne is a prominent speaker, activist, and best-selling author. Shane worked with Mother Teresa in Calcutta, and founded The Simple Way in Philadelphia. He heads up Red Letter Christians, a movement of folks who are committed to living “as if Jesus meant the things he said.” @shaneclaiborne


You can join the Electionary Livestream every Tuesday at 8:00p.m. ET via Facebook or Zoom. 

 

www.votecommongood.com

 

Facebook.com/votecommongood

 

Twitter.com/votecommon

Electionary 6.23

Electionary 6.23

June 25, 2020

ELECTIONARY 6.23

 

During this weekly digital gathering we will be guided by some of the best thinkers, preachers and communicators in the country through a Biblical passage that will help us understand the significance of our faith in this election. These digital gatherings include music, discussion, prayer, and a short sermon.

 

You can join the Electionary Livestream every Tuesday at 8:00p.m. ET via Facebook or Zoom. 

 

 

www.votecommongood.com

 

Facebook.com/votecommongood

 

Twitter.com/votecommon

 

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