The Underneath

3 Episodes

By: Andrew Cunning

The Underneath is a documentary podcast exploring evangelicalism in contemporary Northern Ireland hosted by theologian, Andrew Cunning. A mix of high-profile interviews with politicians, theologians, psychotherapists and those impacted, The Underneath is a passionate examination of what so many people in this place swim, or have swum, in.

Chapter Two: The Fall

In this edition of The Underneath,  we turn our attention to a debate that raged across NI last year, and one that will continue for some time to come: the move to ban conversion therapy in all its forms.

Listening to evangelical perspectives from ministers, politicians and religious leaders alongside psychotherapists and personal testimony ,  Andrew considers the felt tension between minority rights and the freedom to practice religion. This Chapter delves into the sexuality and the church and leaves some unanswered questions for Chapter Three: The Flood. 

Let's dig in to the underneath and see wha...

Chapter One: Creation

In this first episode of The Underneath, Andrew Cunning begins a journey through evangelicalism in Northern Ireland. We start with the questions, 'what actually is an evangelical?' and 'what is it like to be one?'

Guided by experts, academics, psychotherapists and people with lived experience, the episode weaves its way through definitions, personal stories and analysis of a widely shared set of experiences in NI.

Voices Featured: Linzi Anderson, Mandy Cook, Ian Paisley Jnr, Peter Lynas, Dr Stuart Mathieson, Kim Walsh, Prof. Crawford Gribben, Dr Gladys Ganiel, Sarah Williamson.

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The Underneath: Trailer

Welcome to The Underneath, a documentary podcast that takes a deep dive into Northern Ireland's evangelical cultures. Over the next couple of months we will be exploring religion, politics, theology and culture with some amazing guests. 

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