About This Show
Ritual is a podcast about how humans make patterns of meaning in a maddening world. The rituals we discuss will span centuries and civilizations. They will run the gamut from the ornately performative to the relatively mundane. Season One focuses on the quest for immortality and how we cope with our own expiration dates.
Most Recent Episode
Ep. 9: Resistance & Rights
6 days ago
Vodou is a much maligned and often misunderstood religion. We’ll begin to unpack vodou’s complicated role in Haitian history and learn about loa. I’m joined by Dr. Marcia Chatelain of Georgetown University, who comes to us live from the Chicago airport, complete with boarding announcements.