The Study Religion Podcast is now on Spotify

Did you know that we have a podcast called Study Religion? Well, we do. You can find it on Apple Podcasts and SoundCloud. But now, you can also find it on Spotify. We just added our podcast to their wonderful collection. So go find us wherever you listen to podcasts and catch up on some of our best episodes. Here are some ones to start with:

Episode 1: The Tablecloth

The conversation with Prof. Russell McCutcheon about the history of the department and how we got to where we are today is really fascinating. It all started with a tablecloth.

Episode 7: Jonathan Z. Smith (1938-2017) 

This episode in remembrance of the late Jonathan Z. Smith features stories and memories from his former students and colleagues. It’s a remarkable look at the life of one of the great religious studies scholars.

Episodes 10, Episode 11 and Episode 12: Making the Jump

Our latest three episodes interview scholars of religion who took a risk and forged a new direction in their careers. They each have unique and interesting stories that show the ways the study of religion can take folks into unexpected places.

And, as always, please subscribe, rate, and share our show!

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About Michael Altman

Michael J. Altman is Assistant Professor in the Department of Religious Studies. Dr. Altman's areas of interest are American religious history, theory and method in the study of religion, the history of comparative religion, and Asian religions in American culture. Overall, his research sits at the crossroads of American religious history and religious studies, using the theoretical insights of religious studies to dig deeper into what we mean by "religion" in religious history. His current research examines cultural constructions of Hinduism in 19th-century America.

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