December 17th, 2013
Episode 352 of 447 episodes
This week in the magazine, James Carroll writes about Pope Francis, who, since his election in March, has made headlines with his humble acts of kindness, his gentler tone on social issues like contraception and homosexuality, and his pointed critiques of inequality and capitalism. Joan Acocella has previously written in the magazine about the Pope's namesake, St. Francis of Assisi. Here Acocella and Carroll talk with Sasha Weiss about the crisis within the Catholic Church, and whether Pope Francis will be able to effect real change. Also on the podcast, David Remnick talks to Roger Angell about Angell's award from the Baseball Hall of Fame for his baseball writing.
In a time where we're all threatened by a rhetoric of hate from the people in power; A Gay And A NonGay challenges many of our differences head on and promises that no matter who you are, or what you're into (Bruce Springsteen or Britney), love is love and gay and nongays can be friends. Contact us on Twitter @gaynongay