Ep: 76 (Episode 100!) The Sociology of Kristmas with guests Drs. Kristen Koenig and CJ Armstrong
For our last two episodes we have been able to get some of our most requested recurring guests (Dr. Lu on episode 99 and Drs Koenig and Armstrong on this episode). Not only do we celebrate our 100th episode with two of our good friends, we talk with them about the contradictions of Christmas. From conspicuous consumption to authentic ritual, we try to distinguish holiday cheer from imitation Kristmas. Dr. Koenig is a sociologist and Dr. Armstrong has his PhD in the Classics and a Masters in Theology.
Warning (sort of): This episode is packed full of content goodness, but also a good amount of merry making and possibly walking gingerly on a few lines (and discussing cutting them with biscotti). From the sacred to profane, we offer up a cup of Christmas cheer brimming with the contradictions of Kristmas. Enjoy our homage to a Charlie Brown Brown Christmas at the end.