Episode 13

We welcome special guest Kenneth Makuakane as we revisit the conflict between scientists and Hawaiians over the sacred peak of Mauna Kea. Kenneth brings his unique humor, deep wisdom, and artist's spirit to dig into the deep questions of our time. How do we forge a life together that includes space for scientific progress without trampling on indigenous peoples?

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produced by Zack Jackson
music by Zack Jackson and Barton Willis

 

Show Notes

 

A bit of history of Hawaii: 

https://www.britannica.com/place/Hawaii-state/History 

http://www.hawaiihistory.org/index.cfm 

What is a dodecahedron?

https://www.mathsisfun.com/definitions/dodecahedron.html 

Story about the carob tree

https://www.sefaria.org/Taanit.23a?lang=en [14 paragraphs/bullet points down]

UCC and Space Junk

https://www.ucc.org/space_debris 

Dr. Who wiki on the 9th planet

https://tardis.fandom.com/wiki/Mondas

5 Love Languages

https://www.5lovelanguages.com/ 

 

More Episodes

Church and State Part 3 (Thoughts and Prayers)

October 23, 2019

Episode 12

Should religious prayers be allowed in government sessions and public schools? Do we need to make space for satirical "religions"? What about state symbols and rituals in our religious spaces? Can we be religious in the public sphere or should we only default to secular, scientific ways of being?

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music by Zack Jackson and Barton Willis

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Franklin quote
https://www.americanrhetoric.com/speeches/benfranklin.htm

Rowan county case:
https://www.newsobserver.com/news/state/north-carolina/article224219600.html

Wallace vs Jaffrey 1985
https://www.britannica.com/event/Wallace-v-Jaffree

Pastafarian in AK invocation
https://www.apnews.com/06c11b92f92d427a8a38b5f1ab583080

Flags in sanctuaries:
Jewish: https://www.jta.org/2018/07/03/united-states/synagogues-started-putting-american-flags-sanctuary 

Karaoke songs!
Living on a Prayer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lDK9QqIzhwk
I Wanna Dance with Somebody: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eH3giaIzONA
Strokin’ (by Clarence Carter): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P7gMkiOPSeA
Gangster’s Paradise: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fPO76Jlnz6c
It Wasn't Me (Shaggy): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sTMgX1PDGAE

Sinai and Synapses Special (feat. Rabbi Geoff Mitelman)

October 16, 2019

Episode 11

In this special episode, we interview Rabbi Geoff Mitelman about the Sinai and Synapses Fellowship that originally brought the five of us together. Applications for the next cohort are open now, and there is a lot to get excited about!

Apply for the fellowship by December 4th at... 

https://sinaiandsynapses.org/sinai-and-synapses-fellowship/

 

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Produced by Zack Jackson
Music by Zack Jackson and Barton Willis 

Church and State Part 2 (It’s Not About the Cake)

October 9, 2019

Episode 10
Church and State Part 2 (It’s Not About the Cake)

When one group’s liberties diminish another group’s, who decides which liberty comes out on top? What about when the government gets it wrong? Holy envy, holy hospitality, Supreme Court shenanigans, and no easy answers on this week’s episode of the Down the Wormhole Podcast!

 

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Produced by Zack Jackson
Music by Zack Jackson and Barton Willis

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Christian artists celebrate religious freedom win in Arizona Supreme Court
https://www.foxnews.com/faith-values/arizona-christian-artists-religious-freedom-court

More Perfect Podcast: The Imperfect Plaintiffs
https://www.wnycstudios.org/podcasts/radiolabmoreperfect/episodes/imperfect-plaintiff

More Perfect Podcast: The Heist
https://www.wnycstudios.org/podcasts/radiolabmoreperfect/episodes/heist

 

Church and State Part 1 (We Go Together Like Pancakes and Ketchup)

October 2, 2019

In part 1 of our miniseries on the complicated relationship between religion and politics, we look at the history of "the separation of church and state" in the US, and try to get to the heart of what the founders intended. It should be fun and not controversial at all!

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Produced by Zack Jackson
Music by Zack Jackson and Barton Willis

 

Show Notes: 

Pope Felix III 
aka the lovechild of Lady Elaine Fairchilde and the Elf on a Shelf
220px-Pope_Felix_III_Illustration.jpg

 

Thomas Jefferson and the origins of the phrase "the separation of Church and State"
https://billofrightsinstitute.org/founding-documents/primary-source-documents/danburybaptists/

 

Everson v. The Board of Education
https://www.law.cornell.edu/supremecourt/text/330/1

 

Big City or Big God?
https://www.pbs.org/newshour/science/which-came-first-society-or-a-fear-of-god

 

Chrome plugin that changes "treating people with respect" to "treating people with respect" 
https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/pc2respect/mgkjmkalaomdhdldmfbgpjdpmpdnhiio

 

'In God We Trust': display in Kentucky schools marks effort to mix church and state
https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2019/sep/12/in-god-we-trust-display-in-kentucky-schools-marks-effort-to-mix-church-and-state