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The story of how I found my own religious Christmas card, and the things I learned along the way, will be the subject of a new book.

In this episode of the The Conversation podcast, I interview the author of The Holy Spirit: The Rise and Fall of Christianity, Dr Robert Smith, and share a new story of his journey to the intersection of religion and politics.

I also discuss the rise of political Islam and its relationship to the global fight against Islamic extremism.

In particular, I discuss the significance of the “Jihad” and “holy war” narratives, the rise in religious nationalism, the history of the so-called “Holocaust” and the rise to power of Islam in the world today.

This podcast is hosted by Emma Reynolds.

You can find the show on iTunes, Stitcher and the NPR One app.

For more information on The Conversation, please visit the Conversation’s website.

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