Addicted to Race 95: Race, Religion, and Australia

by Carmen Van Kerckhove

Addicted to Race is New Demographic’s podcast about America’s obsession with race. Here’s a rundown of what you’ll find in this episode:

Australian documentary filmmaker John Safran shares his experiences exploring race and religion in America. What are the theological underpinnings of the Ku Klux Klan? Why did an exorcist single out African-American members of his audience to help expel demons? We also discuss similarities and differences between race in America and race in Australia.

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John Safran is comedy-focused documentarian most known in Australia for his religion series John Safran vs God and his music industry expose John Safran’s Music Jamboree. He co-hosts Sunday Night Safran on Triple J with Catholic Priest Father Bob Maguire.

Duration – 56:18
File Size – 38.7 MB

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You can check out some YouTube clips of John Safran vs. God here:

Exorcism Scene

Meeting the Ku Klux Klan

Aboriginal Land Rights

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