Episode 28

Sabbath All Day, Everyday | On Work, Labor... and (Not) Bathing

Brandon, Katie, and Sam discuss the meaning of work and the Great Resignation. Americans are leaving their jobs in droves - primarily, Gen Z and Millenials while the baby boomers continue clutching their desks. Listen in for a discussion about how the pandemic has exacerbated perennial issues with the American understanding of labor.


Weekly Baptisms Are Available for Parishioners Who Do Not Bathe Regularly

  • Daily Beast | Please, Famous White People, Stop Telling Us You Don't Bathe
  • Business Insider | Celebrities Have Spoken Out About How Little They Bathe. That's Easier If You're White
  • Salon | Why do we even care which celebrities bathe? An investigation.
  • Mic | Bragging about not bathing your kids is a blatant act of white privilege

Texas Abortion Law

  • HuffPost | 'This Is Untenable': Supreme Court Liberals Slam Decision On Texas Abortion Ban
  • NPR | Supreme Court Upholds New Texas Abortion Law, For Now
  • Washington Post | Biden says restrictive Texas abortion law is 'almost un-American,' creates 'vigilante system.'


The Text (Articles from Our Discussion)

  • Vox | The Death of the Job
  • Forbes | 'The Great Resignation': Why Gen Z Is Leaving the Workforce In Droves... And What to Do About It

For Further Reading

  • Toni Morrison | The Origin of Others
  • Priscilla Murolo | From the Folks Who Brought You the Weekend: A Short, Illustrated History of Labor in the United States
  • Philip Dray | There Is Power in a Union: The Epic Story of Labor in America
  • Claud Anderson | Black Labor, White Wealth: The Search for Power and Economic Justice

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Brandon Thomas

Brandon is a loud singing, whiskey drinking, Black-people-loving former pastor who is done with organized religion. He is a native of Nashville, Tennessee, birthplace of hot chicken, and is currently based in Atlanta, Georgia – the city that thinks it is too busy to hate.