Sacred Tension: Conspiracy Insurrection with Lucien Greaves

In this episode I’m joined once again by Lucien Greaves, co-founder and spokesperson for The Satanic Temple. We discuss the insurrection at the capitol, the role conspiracy theories play in American politics, the quagmire of tech platforms and free speech, and what he thinks of breakfast foods.

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Sacred Tension: Scientology, Conspiracy Theories, and Satanism with Ross Blocher

In this episode of Sacred Tension I’m joined by Ross Blocher, cohost of the podcast Oh No Ross and Carrie. Every week Ross and Carrie investigate a different outlandish claim, try a spiritual practice, or join a fringe religion. Ross and I discuss what he’s learned from Scientology, the rise of conspiracy theories in America, my own relationship with Satanism, and much more.

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Sacred Tension: Recovered Memories and Satanic Ritual Abuse with Evan Anderson of Grey Faction

In this episode I speak with Evan Anderson, director of Grey Faction. 

Grey Faction is an educational and advocacy organization whose mission is to protect mental health patients and their families from dangerous pseudoscience and discredited therapies, particularly in the area of so-called “repressed memories.”

We discuss the resurrection of Satanic Panic in modern culture, and how mental health professionals are carrying on the harmful practices that helped spark in the original Satanic Panic in the 80’s. 

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[UNLOCKED] House of Heretics: Cat Ejaculation

This is an unlocked episode of my patrons-only podcast House of Heretics. To become a patron and get access to House of Heretics, sign up here: https://www.patreon.com/StephenBradfordLong

In this episode, Timothy and I discuss the insanity of twitter, the impeachment of Trump, how stoicism is helping me cope with current politics, the awomen “controversy,” and whether neutered cats can ejaculate.

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Sacred Tension: Losing Faith With Jon Steingard

In this episode I speak with Jon Steingard, former frontman of the Christian band Hawk Nelson. Jon made waves in 2020 by announcing his departure from Christian faith, and I invited him onto the  show to talk about his journey. Along the way we discussed philosophy, growing up Christian, the Christian music industry, Satanism, how we relate to Christians as non-believers, and much more. You can find Jon Steingard here.

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Sacred Tension Book Club: Grandstanding by Justin Tosi and Brandon Warmke

In this episode of Sacred Tension I’m joined by cohost Danielle King to discuss the book Grandstanding: The Use and Abuse of Moral Talk by Justin Tosi and Brandon Warmke. “Grandstanding” is the use of moral talk for self promotion, and it is rampant in online spaces of all political affiliations. Danielle and I discuss the positives and negatives of this book, and the ways in which we have engaged in grandstanding.

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Sacred Tension: Christmas With Belial the Demon

In this episode of Sacred Tension I’m joined by Belial, Hell’s cutest demon and second in command to Satan himself. We discuss Hell’s Christmas plans, the finer points of possessing a nun, reptilian overlords, and much more. Watch Belial’s show on TST TV here, and use my code SACREDTENSION at checkout to get one month free.

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Sacred Tension: Examining Wokeness and Evergreen State College with Benjamin Boyce

In this episode of Sacred Tension I speak with podcaster and youtuber Benjamin Boyce about “wokeness” and the events that took place at Evergreen State College in 2017. He is part of a growing movement of centrists and liberals who object to the current woke movement, and are worried about its implications for the future. 


You can find Benjamin’s YouTube channel here.  

Watch Mike Nayna’s documentary about Evergreen State college here

You can listen to this episode on PodbeanSpotifyApple Podcasts, your favorite podcast app, or on the player below.

Please subscribe to Sacred Tension wherever you listen, share it with your friends, and leave a five star review on Apple Podcasts.

Become a patron so I can continue my crippling content creation addiction here. 

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Let me know your thoughts on this episode by writing me an email or leaving me a comment below. If your comment is excellent, I might feature it in my monthly Best Comments series.

My work is sponsored by The Satanic Temple TV: a streaming platform featuring documentaries, livestreams, conversation, rituals, and more. Use my code SACREDTENSION at checkout to get one month free.

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Music for the show is by Eleventyseven and The Jellyrox.

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