The Center for Media, Religion and Culture and KGNU, an independent community radio in Boulder and Denver, co-produce a quarterly radio program on the research of the center and the intersection of religion and the media in general. The program–entitled Sacred Lines–debuted on April 5, 2012 with an introductory segment featuring Stewart Hoover and Nabil Echchaibi, interviewed by KGNU’s Maeve Conran.

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Sacred Lines: Religion, Ritual and the Super Bowl

Feb. 1, 2017

This episode focuses on the religious and ritualistic aspects of the Super Bowl. In this installment, we spoke with Jason Anthony from Time Inc., who has written about games and religion, and CMRC Director Stewart Hoover, who has researched civil religion, public rituals and American sporting events. Stream the episode... Read more »

Sacred Lines: Religion in the 2016 Elections

Nov. 2, 2016

This episode focuses on the role of media and religion in the 2016 US elections. In this installment, we spoke with Dr. Nader Hashemi, Director of the Center for Middle East Studies at University of Denver, and Michael Hidalgo, author and Lead Pastor at Denver Community Church. Stream this episode.Read more »

Sacred Lines: Oprah Winfrey…Cultural Icon?

Jan. 29, 2016

This episode embarks on an exploration of the way icons are created through the media, and what it means to be an icon by examining the life of Oprah Winfrey through her most prominent media moments. In this installment we spoke to Dr. Kathryn Lofton, professor at Yale University and... Read more »

Sacred Lines: Public Scholarship Part 2

March 25, 2015

This edition of Sacred Lines continues the conversation on public scholarship and the challenges involved in academic work reaching wider audiences. Their guests include Dr. Rachael Wagner from Ithaca College on gaming, religion, and film, and Dr. Curtis Coats at Millsaps College, who studies identity and culture in media and... Read more »

Sacred Lines: Journalism, Public Scholarship and Academia

Dec. 3, 2014

This installment of Sacred Lines is the first in a two part series that explores the ways that journalism, public scholarship and academia impact one another. Public Scholarship, while widely defined and widely understood is when academics make their research available to mainstream publics. We want to know what it... Read more »

Sacred Lines: Muslims in the Mountain West

Nov. 27, 2013

The second episode of our radio show Sacred Lines aired on KGNU on November 27, 2012. It was produced by Samira Rajabi, Kristin Peterson and Hugo Cordova. The episode explores the Muslims in the Mountain West project which chronicles the experiences of Muslims as they live and imagine their own... Read more »

Sacred Lines: Buddhism, Meditation and Technology

Dec. 6, 2012

The third episode of Sacred Lines aired on KGNU on December 6. It was produced by Anthony Collebrusco, Samira Rajabi, and Joanna Piacenza. The episode looks at digital applications of meditation in modern Buddhism, and includes two segments: First, Samira interviews Vincent Horn, founder of Buddhist Geeks, and Rohan Gunatillake,... Read more »

Sacred Lines: Gaming and Religion

July 12, 2012

The second episode of Sacred Lines aired on KGNU on July 12. It was produced by Samira Rajabi, Anthony Collebrusco and Benjamin Thevenin with the help of KGNU’s Maeve Conran. The episode looks at the intersection of religion and gaming, and includes three segements: First, Samira and Anthony conduct some... Read more »