TheoNerd is creating Podcasts and a Blog
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We are Ben Chicka and Andrew Tripp and together we make TheoNerd. Ben is working to complete his Ph.D. focusing on the relation between religion and science, and Andrew recently completed his Ph.D. in practical theology. In addition to speaking at academic conferences and publishing our research in peer-reviewed journals, we hosted a panel about diversity and the science behind online bullying at PAX East 2015 which you can watch above, and have since been featured on the podcast Less Than Or Equal. From reactions received we realized there was little work being done to apply academic research from the sciences and humanities to themes in video games, comics, and movies or larger issues like harassment facing those industries. There was even less being done to show theologians, philosophers, and scientists why video games, comics, and movies matter to the topics they study. We are going to do that work.

In addition to having scientific, philosophical, and theological training, we love video games, comics, and movies based on such things. This is a passion project we believe matters. Your support will go to paying for our various web hosting fees so they stop coming from our pockets. Besides, all backers will get bonus monthly podcasts! And if we reach certain milestones we will be able to purchase better equipment to give you a podcast with improved audio quality, and ensure we can cover travel expenses to conventions like PAX so we can all hang out, have a good time, and learn some things. This is already a job, but we love it. If you love it too, support us so we stop losing money by performing this job and we'll happily produce even more content for you.
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Pledge $1 or more per month
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One bonus podcast per month for all backers. Nothing serious. Everything fun. Just Andrew and Ben talking about what they've been playing, reading, watching, and loving (or hating).
Pledge $4 or more per month
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Bonus short news roundup podcast once per week. For showing more support, we'll do more work and roundup the biggest relevant stories intersecting philosophy, religion, and nerd culture. Think of us as your weekly audio newspaper.
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Ben used to report on the latest in science and religion for Patheos. He will do it again, in monthly reports, for you. Plus, he will take suggestions for any specific topics you want covered. If you ask nicely he might even bend the coverage one month to science and games, or religion and games, etc.
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We are Ben Chicka and Andrew Tripp and together we make TheoNerd. Ben is working to complete his Ph.D. focusing on the relation between religion and science, and Andrew recently completed his Ph.D. in practical theology. In addition to speaking at academic conferences and publishing our research in peer-reviewed journals, we hosted a panel about diversity and the science behind online bullying at PAX East 2015 which you can watch above, and have since been featured on the podcast Less Than Or Equal. From reactions received we realized there was little work being done to apply academic research from the sciences and humanities to themes in video games, comics, and movies or larger issues like harassment facing those industries. There was even less being done to show theologians, philosophers, and scientists why video games, comics, and movies matter to the topics they study. We are going to do that work.

In addition to having scientific, philosophical, and theological training, we love video games, comics, and movies based on such things. This is a passion project we believe matters. Your support will go to paying for our various web hosting fees so they stop coming from our pockets. Besides, all backers will get bonus monthly podcasts! And if we reach certain milestones we will be able to purchase better equipment to give you a podcast with improved audio quality, and ensure we can cover travel expenses to conventions like PAX so we can all hang out, have a good time, and learn some things. This is already a job, but we love it. If you love it too, support us so we stop losing money by performing this job and we'll happily produce even more content for you.

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Pledge $1 or more per month
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One bonus podcast per month for all backers. Nothing serious. Everything fun. Just Andrew and Ben talking about what they've been playing, reading, watching, and loving (or hating).
Pledge $4 or more per month
0 patrons
Bonus short news roundup podcast once per week. For showing more support, we'll do more work and roundup the biggest relevant stories intersecting philosophy, religion, and nerd culture. Think of us as your weekly audio newspaper.