AmeriNZ 201 – Religion, podcasts and more

amerinz_podcast_150x150It’s the second episode if the AmeriNZ Podcast’s Anniversary Month! Remember, each recorded audio podcast will have at least one question and answer. All you have to do is write down the question number and the correct answer. Once you have five correct questions/answers, send them to me by the end of the month and every correct entry will go in the draw to win a Kiwi Prize Pack including things from New Zealand. You can enter as often as you like, but each entry must have five different correct questions/answers.

My first topic today is updates on me, sort of. After that, it’s on to the main topic: Religion. It starts with a discussion of a fundamentalist church that’s been in the news for over a week. Then, I talk about religion in New Zealand more generally, citing some of the stats about it.

Finally, podcasts: I’m making major changes to the live podcast starting in April, when they’ll will return to the same format as in the first live episode, last September (AmeriNZ 174 – Live Chat Premier). That is, in the first segment I’ll have a chat with someone about political issues affecting GLBT people, and then the second segment will be a group chat on the subject, similar to the way the chats have been. Also, they’ll be every other week—I’ll be alternating with Archerr from, who’ll revive his group shows. And finally, the live shows will have their own name, not technically part of AmeriNZ, but I don’t have a name yet. Have any ideas?

The Pride 48 marathon will return! It will begin on Friday evening, June 25 and run through Sunday evening, June 27 (all times Eastern America). I’m taking on the role of being the “public face” of the Pride 48 event—encouraging podcasters to participate, helping promote the event, those sorts of things. You’ll hear more about that soon.

Join us on for the next live podcast on for a lively, wide-ranging discussion. The next live chat starts at 8:00pm (changed time) Eastern North American time on Thursday, March 11 (2:00pm Friday, March 12 New Zealand time). You can also join other listeners in the chatroom, where you can also ask questions or make comments as the show is streamed.

Links for this episode
Brian Rudman: Tamaki merely one more empty prophet
From the 2006 NZ Census: QuickStats About Culture and Identity (PDF)

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One thought on “AmeriNZ 201 – Religion, podcasts and more

  1. I got to say that the live shows have had some good stuff, but has long seemed a bit unfocused. I welcome the proposed change.

    Korea has long been a focus for lots of mainline Christian churches. Back when I was a Methodist, the North American church was shrinking, but the international totals were growing, and Korea (and African countries) played a large part in this.

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