Show NotesIn which we start with a look at some really neat apps designed to ease political engagement in the United States and then branch out to talk about the limits of political engagement, the importance of valuing other forms of public life, and what it means to be fully-realized human beings.
CorrigendaChris said that Countable addresses local politics; it does not. It focuses on national bills in the House and Senate. Also, he mentioned the Westminster Confession but meant the Westminster Shorter Catechism.
- Intro (0:29)
- Techo-Utopianism (0:29–9:24)
- 8,000 Years of Human History (9:24–18:40)
- Do You Know Your Neighbors (18:40–24:24)
- Conclusion (24:24–25:26)
- Bloopers (25:26–26:08)
- “Those Days” by Noire. Used by permission.
- “Winning Slowly Theme” by Chris Krycho. He dances a little jig inside every time someone starts whistling this theme after listening to an episode. Or he would if he knew about it.
The things we talk about in the show that might interest you. Click them! Click them!
- Sites that aim to produce non-partisan information useful to the public for political engagement (listed alphabetically):
- Congress.gov—for access to bill listings
- The Cook Political Report
- Pew Research Center
- Pro Publica
- To Change the World: The Irony, Tragedy, and Possibility of Christianity in the Late Modern World, James Davison Hunter
- Bowling Alone: The Collapse and Revival of American Community, Robert D. Putnam
- The Westminster Shorter Catechism