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In our latest podcast, Jessica and I discussed the past week in politics and atheism.

We talked about:

— The Catholic Church in IL didn’t disclose allegations against more than 500 priests. (1:42)

— The Christian Right’s Project Blitz is getting bigger in 2019. (10:58)

— After a teenager died of suicide, a Catholic priest condemned his actions during the funeral. (25:16)

— An Illinois school modified its graduation speech policy in order to permit Christian preaching. (34:53)

— There’s a new album designed for Christians to play when they’re making love. (41:27)

— Trust in clergy is at an all-time low. (44:52)

— A Miami church just got hit with a $7 million tax bill. (49:10)

— What podcasts would you recommend to a listener? (54:06)

We’d love to hear your thoughts on the podcast. If you have any suggestions for people we should chat with, please leave them in the comments, too.

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Hemant Mehta is the founder of, a YouTube creator, podcast co-host, and author of multiple books about atheism. He can be reached at @HemantMehta.