Straight White American Jesus

A podcast on religion and politics hosted by Daniel Miller and Bradley Onishi, ex-ministers who are now scholars of religion.

Weekly Roundup: Alpha Male Anti Vaxxers

Brad and Dan kickoff this New Year’s Day roundup with a look at the false binary anti-vaxxers use to criticize the COVID vaccine and put forth a bad argument as to why they shouldn’t get it. Dan discusses the case of NFL quarterback Aaron Rodgers, while Brad uses the binary reference point to show why anti-vaxxers are natural allies to those who adhere to fundamentalist religions.

They then discuss the very cringe worthy poster for the Alpha Conference–a gathering for male entrepreneurs who want to be “Alphas” in business and life. Brad dispels the myth of the Alpha male, while pointing out how it damages both men and women.

The episode finishes with the wild details of how Madison Cawthorn met his wife. It involves a cruise. Russia, and a man named Captain Todd.

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