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2 Kings

Lauren and Niko are joined by Garrard Conley (@gayrodcon), author of the ex-gay therapy memoir Boy Erased, to discuss the death of Jezebel, cannibalism, and all the other horrific violence in the book of 2 Kings. Plus: Elijah’s chariots of fire, she-bears, and baldheads.

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1 Kings

Lauren and Niko welcome award-winning writer and RADAR director Juliana Delgado Lopera onto the show to talk about Ahab and Jezebel, Solomon the quizmaster, Elijah’s ravens, and everything else in the book of 1 Kings. Plus: vineyard-related sulking and why God needs Polyamory 101.

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2 Samuel

Lauren and Niko are joined by special guest Ezekiel Kweku (@theshrillest) to discuss David and Bathsheba, Uriah the Hittite, Absalom’s glorious hair, Joab’s breakup speech, and everything else in the book of 2 Samuel. Plus: mighty men, and the Andersons, who have tickets to the game.

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1 Samuel

Lauren and Niko discuss Samuel and the voice of God, golden tumors and rats, King Saul the tall, confused timelines, little boy David and big boy Goliath, Doeg of Edom, and the Witch of Endor. Plus: the first sports mascot in history and the dangers of getting your robe snipped.

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Ruth

Niko and Lauren tackle the book of Ruth, including mothers-in-law, daughters-in-law, ancient dating advice, kinsman-redeemers, finding true love on the threshing floor, and more Biblical euphemisms. Plus: a weird story about Judah, Tamar, and Onan that didn’t make it into the Genesis episode.

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Judges

Lauren and Niko discuss left-handed Benjamites, Deborah and Jael, Gideon (but not Gideon’s Bible), Samson and Delilah’s adventures in bondage, who’s battling Israel this week, and Sodom and Gomorrah part two. Plus: the most disturbing violence in the Bible thus far and a phone call to fellow Sunday school dropout Chris Stroop.

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Joshua

Niko and Lauren tackle the book of Joshua, including crossing the Jordan, the walls of Jericho, buried treasure, the Gibeonite deception, and divvying up the Promised Land. Plus: a quiz about names of Biblical towns and circumcision, always circumcision.

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