About Lindsey Jackson

Lindsey Jackson is a PhD student at Concordia University in Montreal, Canada.

NBN Episodes hosted by Lindsey:

Jeff Levin, "Religion and Medicine: A History of the Encounter Between Humanity's Two Greatest Institutions" (Oxford UP, 2020)

December 22, 2020

Religion and Medicine

Jeff Levin
Hosted by Lindsey Jackson

Though the current political climate might lead one to suspect that religion and medicine make for uncomfortable bedfellows, the two institutions have…

Andrea Jain, "Peace Love Yoga: The Politics of Global Spirituality" (Oxford UP, 2020)

November 25, 2020

Peace Love Yoga

Andrea Jain
Hosted by Lindsey Jackson

In Peace Love Yoga: The Politics of Global Spirituality (Oxford University Press, 2020), Andrea Jain examines the interconnectedness between global sp…

Janet Jakobsen, "The Sex Obsession: Perversity and Possibility in American Politics" (NYU Press, 2020)

October 19, 2020

The Sex Obsession

Janet Jakobsen
Hosted by Lindsey Jackson

Why are Americans, and American politicians more specifically, obsessed with sex? Why, in the words of Janet Jakobsen, are gender and sexuality such r…

Lauren R. Kerby, "Saving History: How White Evangelicals Tour the Nation’s Capital and Redeem a Christian America" (UNC Press, 2020)

August 17, 2020

Saving History

Lauren R. Kerby
Hosted by Lindsey Jackson

Millions of tourists visit Washington D.C. every year, vying to see its landscape, museums, and buildings and learn about seminal moments in US histor…

Leslie Dorrough Smith, "Compromising Positions: Sex Scandals, Politics, and American Christianity" (Oxford UP, 2019)

July 17, 2020

Compromising Positions

Leslie Dorrough Smith
Hosted by Lindsey Jackson

Sex scandals are ubiquitous in American politics. In Compromising Positions: Sex Scandals, Politics, and American Christianity (Oxford University Pres…

Joel Thiessen and Sarah Wilkins-Laflamme, "None of the Above: Nonreligious Identity in the US and Canada" (NYU Press, 2020)

May 27, 2020

None of the Above

Joel Thiessen and Sarah Wilkins-Laflamme
Hosted by Lindsey Jackson

In recent decades, the number of Americans and Canadians who identify has nonreligious has risen considerably. With nearly one quarter of Canadian and…

Magda Teter, "Blood Libel: On the Trail of an Antisemitic Myth" (Harvard UP, 2020)

April 23, 2020

Blood Libel

Magda Teter
Hosted by Lindsey Jackson

The myth of Jews killing Christian children emerged in 1144 CE, with the death of a boy named William in Norwich, England. Over the course of several …

Lynn Neal, "Religion in Vogue: Christianity and Fashion in America" (NYU Press, 2019)

March 3, 2020

Religion in Vogue

Lynn Neal
Hosted by Lindsey Jackson

Christian imagery, symbols, and motifs have long been used and incorporated in fashion. Famous designers such as Coco Chanel, Gianni Versace, and Dolc…

Randal Schnoor, "Jewish Family: Identity and Self-Formation at Home" (Indiana UP, 2018)

February 25, 2020

Jewish Family

Alex Pomson and Randal Schnoor
Hosted by Lindsey Jackson

In Jewish Family: Identity and Self-Formation at Home (Indiana University Press, 2018), Alex Pomson and Randal Schnoor examine the impact of the famil…

Daniel Schwartz, "Ghetto: The History of a Word" (Harvard UP, 2019)

November 19, 2019


Daniel B. Schwartz
Hosted by Lindsey Jackson

The word “ghetto” has taken on different meanings since its coinage in the 16th century. The uses of this term have varied considerably, from its orig…

Daniel Reynolds, "Postcards from Auschwitz: Holocaust Tourism and the Meaning of Remembrance" (NYU Press, 2018)

November 13, 2019

Postcards from Auschwitz

Daniel P. Reynolds
Hosted by Lindsey Jackson

Millions of tourists visit Holocaust museums and memorials every year. Holocaust tourism is a thriving industry and plays a crucial role in Holocaust …

Kirsten Fermaglich, "A Rosenberg by Any Other Name: A History of Jewish Name Changing in America" (NYU Press, 2018)

July 1, 2019

A Rosenberg by Any Other Name

Kirsten Fermaglich
Hosted by Lindsey Jackson

Throughout the 20th century, especially during and immediately after WWII, New York Jews changed their names at rates considerably higher than any oth…

Jack Wertheimer, "The New American Judaism: How Jews Practice Their Religion Today" (Princeton UP, 2018)

May 6, 2019

The New American Judaism

Jack Wertheimer
Hosted by Lindsey Jackson

Countless sociological studies and surveys present a rather bleak picture of religion and religious engagement in the United States. Attendance at wor…

Pamela S. Nadell, "America’s Jewish Women: A History from Colonial Times to Today" (Norton, 2019)

April 16, 2019

America’s Jewish Women

Pamela S. Nadell
Hosted by Lindsey Jackson

Jewish women have consistently played a vital and significant role in American history more broadly, and American Jewish history specifically. Through…

Deborah E. Lipstadt, "Antisemitism: Here and Now" (Schocken, 2019)

March 28, 2019


Deborah Lipstadt
Hosted by Lindsey Jackson

Over the past decade, and especially in the last several years, anti-Semitic crimes have increased significantly. According to FBI Statistics, hate cr…

Samira Mehta, "Beyond Chrismukkah: The Christian-Jewish Interfaith Family in the United States" (UNC Press, 2018)

August 29, 2018

Beyond Chrismukkah

Samira Mehta
Hosted by Lindsey Jackson

With rates of interfaith marriage steadily increasing since the middle of the twentieth century, interfaith families have become a permanent and signi…