Episode 98: Lyz Lenz

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Lyz Lenz is a writer based in Iowa. Part journalism and part memoir, Lyz’s book God Land is a nuanced, insightful, and moving look at the role of faith in the culture of Middle America. In our conversation, Lyz and I talked about her book, belonging, false nostalgia, and the ways marginalized people are expected to share their pain. Then for the second segment, we talked about country music.

(Conversation recorded September 19, 2019.)

Bonus Reading: Subscribers to the Likewise Media Patreon campaign can hear Lyz read an excerpt from God Land.