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No Apologies with Carmen Schober: A Staseos Podcast

No Apologies with Carmen Schober: A Staseos Podcast

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Unapologetic conversations about church, culture, politics, and more with author Carmen Schober.
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No Apologies with Carmen Schober: A Staseos PodcastOct 19, 2022

What Everyone Should Know About Romance Novels
Oct 19, 202250:35
An Economist Explains Why the Economy is Crap

An Economist Explains Why the Economy is Crap

Carmen chats with Dr. Levi Russell, a Kansas-based economist, about the reasons behind our record inflation and rising gas prices. Russell explains how these issues could be addressed but likely won't be due to political reasons, but he also offers Americans some hope for the future. 

Jun 27, 202243:23
 The Legal Loophole that Saved the Texas Heartbeat Bill
Oct 03, 202137:54
Dealing with Disappointment with Peter Anderson

Dealing with Disappointment with Peter Anderson

Peter (a Christian therapist) joins Carmen for another candid chat. This time, they discuss how Christians can honestly and effectively face disappointments on a personal and national scale. Peter offers a much more nuanced approach than the usual suggestion to simply "be more positive," so we think you'll find this conversation interesting and helpful!

Jan 14, 202158:23
Redeeming Bookstagram with Haleigh DeRocher

Redeeming Bookstagram with Haleigh DeRocher

In this episode of No Apologies, Carmen Schober chats with artist Haleigh DeRocher about her experience as a Bookstagram influencer. Haleigh owns Sweet Sequels, a popular shop that specializes in literary-themed art and novelty goods. Recently, she made the decision to share pro-life content on her popular Instagram account and angry progressives tried to "cancel" her. However, her decision to boldly stand by her convictions actually made her shop even more popular, and she's been a growing Christian influence in the Bookstagram world ever since.

Please share this encouraging conversation with fellow Christian artists and creators! There are many blessings awaiting those who are willing to be bold in their defense of the truth.

If you enjoy No Apologies, please leave us a review!

Dec 15, 202029:24
Building the Benedict Option with Roger Tindall

Building the Benedict Option with Roger Tindall

In this episode, Carmen chats with the Executive Director of the Winthrop House--a budding Christian Community located in eastern New Hampshire. Roger Tindall shares some helpful background on the Intentional Christian Community movement, as well as resources for those who want to dig deeper. Most importantly, he shares his own personal insights into building a community after years of trial and error.  

Additional Resources: 

By Rod Dreher

Crunchy Cons:  How Birkenstocked Burkeans, gun-loving organic gardeners, evangelical free-range farmers, hip homeschooling mamas, and their diverse tribe of countercultural conservatives plan to save America (or at least the Republican Party) Includes a discussion of conservative counterculturalism with some initial thoughts on the "Benedict Option" concept at the end of the book 

The Benedict Option: A Strategy for Christians in a Post-Christian Nation A discussion of why we lost the culture war and why intentional community is the best answer for our current situation.

Live Not By Lies: A Manual for Christian Dissidents His latest book deals with current events and the rise of "soft totalitarianism," which he compares with the "hard totalitarianism" of communist regimes, and shares some thoughts for countercultural Christians in a hostile environment

Other Works/Resources:

Building the Benedict Option by Leah Libresco. Offers insights on one group of millennials' attempt to build intentional community in an urban environment follow the principles of The Benedict Option

Front Porch Republic: A hub for conservative localist intellectuals from different confessional backgrounds, including much discussion of intentional community

Plough Magazine : A quarterly journal associated with the communal Bruderhof Movement that features articles from across confessional lines dealing with many topics related to intentional community

Irresistible Revolution and other works by Shane Claiborne. A theologically orthodox but politically progressive take on the "New Monasticism" movement among Protestants, Claiborne nevertheless offers insights on the spiritual aspect of intentional community that more politically conservative Christians could learn from.

The Twelve Tribes communities offer a working model of a more strictly communal type of community living for those who don't share their particular theological convictions, and are very open to visitors:

A WSJ feature on the Clear Creek community:

A NYT feature on Doug Wilson and New Saint Andrew's:

An NPR feature on the Hyattsville, MD community:

The Winthrop House website, which they hope to expand as we develop programming for the coming year:

Dec 02, 202045:59
Election Night is Over: Now What?
Nov 24, 202032:23
Court-Packing Will Kill the Constitution
Oct 03, 202021:52
Kim Borchers vs. The (Topeka) Swamp

Kim Borchers vs. The (Topeka) Swamp

In this episode Carmen chats with Family Advocate Kim Borchers about a slanderous article that was recently published by the Kansas Reflector. A Kansas politician got caught in her own mess of misinformation, so a liberal journalist raced to cover for her. His solution? Make Kim the boogeyman.

We hope you enjoy this conversation about police reform, ethical journalism, and deconstructing leftist rhetoric. Listen here or wherever podcasts are found.

If you enjoy No Apologies, please leave us a review!

Aug 27, 202042:47
Talking Music, Romance Novels, and MMA with Abbey Sitterley

Talking Music, Romance Novels, and MMA with Abbey Sitterley

In this episode, Carmen makes a new friend. Abbey Sitterley writes great essays (like this one), writes great music (like this song), and (wait for it...) appreciates the glory of mixed martial arts! She and Carmen discuss what it's like being bold, creative Christians in a confusing culture--both in and out of the church.

If you enjoy No Apologies, please leave us a review!

Intro song: "Love Somebody" by The Local Hangups

Aug 24, 202042:16
Defining "Justice" with AD Robles
Aug 12, 202051:58
Critical Race Theory Explained

Critical Race Theory Explained

A few weeks ago Tim Dukeman gave listeners an overview of Marxism, and that conversation became our most popular episode ever! Today, Tim and I dug into a specific kind of Marxism known as Critical Race Theory that explains most of the confusion and hostility surrounding our culture's ideas about race, oppression, and power.  

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Intro Song "Commies are Coming" by Shane Simonsen

Aug 03, 202001:05:45
Loving Others in a Woke World

Loving Others in a Woke World

Carmen enjoys a much-needed conversation with Therapist Peter Anderson about how to deal with emotional manipulation and blame in today's woke world. 

Jul 21, 202055:15
COVID Continued
Jun 07, 202054:42
Marxism Explained

Marxism Explained

In this episode, Carmen chats with Tim Dukeman about Marxism in culture and the Church. We define it, discuss how it applies to just about everything in mainstream American discourse, and explain why Christians should destroy it.

Jun 01, 202001:12:35
The Great Meme War

The Great Meme War

Carmen talks with Meme War Veteran Ronald Johnson (AKA Publitarian) about the wonderful world of memes, warfare strategies for 2020, Trump tweets, and much more. We also answer one of the internet's most burning questions: Why can't the all-powerful Left meme?

If you enjoy No Apologies, please leave us a review to help others find our content. Visit for more bold cultural content.

May 06, 202001:00:22
Don't Stand So Close to Me

Don't Stand So Close to Me

This week Carmen interviews ER Doctor Matt Rogers about COVID-19. They discuss the nature of the virus, why it's so serious, how people should respond, and a few silver linings.

Listen here or on your favorite podcast platform. Please leave us a review if you enjoy the podcast!

Note: The following questions were submitted by listeners that we didn't have time to discuss on the podcast, but Matt kindly answered them via email:

1. Are you seeing a difference in severity of COVID-19 between those immunized with the flu vaccine and those that didn't receive the vaccine?

Not personally, no. I would not expect there to be any significant difference, since the flu vaccine is pathogen-specific.  That being said it's still a good idea to get the flu vaccine every year. It can prevent you from getting the flu, and even if you do still get the flu your symptoms are likely to be milder than they otherwise would have. It's also possible to contract both COVID-19 and influenza simultaneously.  2. There's a lot of speculation that the accurate number of COVID deaths is being skewed by faulty classifications. Any insights on this?

I'm not personally involved in that process, so I can't speak to it directly. I'm doubtful, though, that the fatality numbers are being meaningfully skewed. At least as of now, we're not going around testing large numbers of asymptomatic people.

There may be some people who die while infected with COVID-19 (but not necessarily BECAUSE of COVID-19). But there are also going to be people who die from COVID-19 and never get tested for COVID-19. There are reports from Italy, for example, of significant percentages of patients dying in nursing homes who were never tested for COVID-19 or added to the tally.

Apr 03, 202031:29
The New Theists Respond

The New Theists Respond

In this week's episode, Carmen chats with Dr. Liz Jackson about her contribution to an exciting new book titled A New Theist Response to the New Atheists. They discuss why conversations surrounding philosophy and religion are often so polarizing, the most compelling arguments on both sides, and a handy academic life hack.

You can order A New Theist Response here. You can also read a short summary of Liz's chapter here and find more resources at her public philosophy page.

Feb 25, 202049:06
Donald Trump is Not a Christian
Jan 14, 202058:28
Enter Nick Sandmann

Enter Nick Sandmann

For this week's episode, Carmen chats with lawyer Ian Huyett about an exciting new development in the Covington Case (among other topics). Nick Sandmann is getting a second chance to take down The Washington Post!

We discuss:

- WaPo's fraudulent reporting (it's worse than you thought)

- Can Sandmann and his lawyers win this time?

- Why cultural progressivism encourages lying

- Hope for the future

- And much more!

Nov 15, 201954:30
The Most Hated Words of Jesus

The Most Hated Words of Jesus

In this episode of No Apologies, Carmen discusses what might be the most off-putting words Jesus ever said. 

Find more at 

Oct 18, 201916:46
Real Quick...

Real Quick...

The quickest rant you've ever heard about all the abortion hysteria. 

Oct 18, 201905:38
A God Problem?

A God Problem?

This week Carmen chats with philosophy phenom Dr. Liz Jackson about Peter Atterton's startlingly lame article in the New York Times. Liz covers the problem of evil, omnisubjectivity, Blaise Pascal, and more. Listen here or wherever podcasts are found.

Sep 25, 201924:48
Progressive Methodists vs. Everyone Else

Progressive Methodists vs. Everyone Else

In this episode, former Methodist Carmen Schober covers the United Methodist Church vote on Christian sexual ethics. She'll discuss how the Global South saved the day, Adam Hamilton's temper tantrum, and what happens when progressive values collide. Listen here or wherever podcasts are found.

Sep 25, 201920:15
Jordan Peterson is not a Secret Christian

Jordan Peterson is not a Secret Christian

Ian caused some controversy last week when he dared to criticize Marxist-Slayer Jordan Peterson for saying people shouldn't say they believe in God. You can read the full column here.

In this week's podcast, we discuss the various criticisms Ian received, why Peterson is still wrong, and Taylor Swift weighs in.

Listen here or wherever podcasts are found.

Sep 16, 201945:47
A Time to Be Bold

A Time to Be Bold

In this week's podcast, I chat with my brilliant friend and Staseos Co-Founder Ian Huyett (once upon a time a militantly anti-Christian atheist) about why modern Christian culture is currently so weak sauce. We tackle: 

-America's favorite Jesus: One-dimensional and socially convenient

-The big lie that most academics and liberals believe about Christians

-Progressive SJW shenanigans in the church 

-and more!

Jul 22, 201933:09
A Chance for Life

A Chance for Life

I make fun of some terrible abortion arguments and point all the misinformation people are spreading about the new infanticide laws. 

Jul 22, 201911:08