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The PAAC Podcast

May 26, 2020

Imagine you and your same sex partner decide you want to conceive a child. Navigating the world of fertility options can quickly become a minefield -- from finding the right doctor, to interpreting insurance coverage, to understanding state-by-state legal challenges. And that's all before the expensive and...


Apr 14, 2020

cw: language, racism 

When Dr. Rita Nakashima Brock was riding the school bus in first grade, a girl stabbed her in the back of her head with a pencil and said, "Don't you ever do that again to me, you dirty Jap." From that dramatic introduction to the United States, Dr. Brock settled into her childhood on a military...


Mar 30, 2020

Dr. Rita Nakashima Brock was the first Asian American woman to earn a doctorate in theology. As Liz notes in this episode, she is one of the godmothers of the Progressive Asian American Christian movement. In this wide ranging interview, Dr. Brock discusses why the traditional view of substitutionary atonement is an...


Mar 16, 2020

While other young adults flocked to flashy praise bands and motivational preachers, Surani Joshua found herself drawn to the unprogrammed worship of the Quaker faith. In this episode, Surani discusses her experience as a Sri Lankan American growing up in Arizona and Virginia, her journey in math education, and living...


Mar 3, 2020

cw: eating disorders and domestic violence

Gloria Hu grew up a Taiwanese-Canadian in a majority-minority suburb of Toronto, with a Mormon father and Presbyterian mother, eventually migrating into the United Church of Canada. In this episode, Gloria gets personal about how recovering from her eating disorder coincided...