Best Religion podcasts — Broad coverage of all things religion (Updated November 2017; image)
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Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly
Weekly
 
An examination of religion's role and the ethical dimensions behind top news headlines.
 
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Research On Religion
Weekly
 
A weekly podcast exploring academic research on religion and featuring top scholars in history, sociology, political science, economics and religious studies.
 
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Thought for the Day
Weekly+
 
Reflections from a faith perspective on issues and people in the news.
 
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World Spirituality
Weekly
 
Our planet is becoming a global village, yet enormous differences remain in culture and spiritual tradition-differences that lead to misunderstanding, hatred, and war. Exploring the unity within all cultures and faith traditions, Rev. Paul John Roach, a lifelong student and practitioner of many world spiritual teachings, guides us through the variety and differences, to the unity and common values shared by all the great religions. Come journey planet Earth's spiritual landscape with insight ...
 
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Beyond Belief
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Series exploring the place and nature of faith in today's world
 
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The Spirit of Things - Program podcast
 
The Spirit of Things is an adventure into religion and spirituality. It explores contemporary values and beliefs as expressed through ritual, art, music, and sacred texts.
 
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Ram Dass Here And Now
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Ram Dass shares his heart-centered wisdom in each episode featuring excerpted lectures given throughout the last 40 years, with an introduction from Raghu Markus of Ram Dass' Love Serve Remember Foundation.
 
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New Books in Religion
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Interviews with Scholars of Religion about their New Books
 
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Irreligiosophy
Monthly
 
A podcast about the wisdom of irreligion, and all that entails.
 
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State of Belief - Religion and radio done differently.
 
State of Belief is a weekly radio show that explores the intersection of religion with politics, culture, media, and activism, and promotes diverse religious voices in a religiously pluralistic world.
 
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The Religious Studies Project
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Podcasts and Resources on the Contemporary Social-Scientific Study of Religion
 
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The RobCast
Weekly
 
The RobCast is a weekly podcast by Rob Bell
 
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The RobCast
Weekly
 
The RobCast is a weekly podcast by Rob Bell
 
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Lectures from Gnostic Teachings
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Free lectures about spirituality, psychology, philosophy, science, art, gnosis, religion, kabbalah, the Bible, Buddhism, Hinduism, Greek myth, Runes, astrology, alchemy, meditation, the Zohar, Tantra, sacred sexuality, and much more.
 
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Tapestry from CBC Radio
Monthly+
 
CBC Radio's Tapestry is a weekly exploration of spirituality, religion and the search for meaning, hosted by Mary Hynes.
 
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All Things Considered
Weekly
 
Religious affairs programme, tackling the thornier issues of the day in a thought-provoking manner
 
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Sounds True: Insights at the Edge
 
Tami Simon, Founder and Publisher of Sounds True interviews spiritual teachers, visionary writers, and living luminaries about their newest work and current challenges—the growing edge of their inner inquiry and outer contribution to the world.
 
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Heart and Soul
Monthly+
 
Personal approaches to spirituality from around the world.
 
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Joyous a Christian Sorensen podcast
 
A weekly audio podcast "message" from author and international speaker Rev. Dr. Christian Sorensen at the Seaside Center for Spiritual Living located in Encinitas, CA at 1613 Lake Drive, Encinitas, CA 92024. Visit us at www.SeasideCenter.org or call us at (760) 753-5786 for more information. All Are Welcome Here from the album Path of Light was co-written by Peggy Lebo and Rev. Christian Sorensen. It’s available at www.PeggyLebo.com Reverend Christian Sorensen, D.D., is the eminent spiritual ...
 
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Sunday
Weekly
 
A look at the ethical and religious issues of the week
 
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The Deconstructionists
Monthly+
 
A podcast about building new faith. Its all about construction, but sometimes that means you have to deconstruct a little. Questions, exploration, mystery...
 
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First Things Podcast
Monthly
 
First Things is published by The Institute on Religion and Public Life, an interreligious, nonpartisan research and education institute whose purpose is to advance a religiously informed public philosophy for the ordering of society.Learn more: www.firstthings.com/learnmore
 
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Religion and Ethics Report - Full program podcast
 
Complete episode: Make sense of today's complex world with ABC Radio National's Religion and Ethics Report. Join Andrew West for lively interviews, discussions and debates from Australia and around the globe. Published every Wednesday.
 
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Religion and Spirituality (Audio)
 
Americans enjoy a multiplicity of religious traditions. Explore both traditional religions and what it means to be spiritual in a rapidly changing and diversifying religious world.
 
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I AM Spirituality Audio Only
Monthly
 
AUDIO ONLY: The award winning I AM Podcast is a no-nonsense video podcast about discovering the hidden truths of spirituality, and attaining a comprehensive and sustainable inner peace. From a non-denominational perspective, each week we look at and discuss the world's various perspectives on spiritual practice, and compliment it with pragmatic scientific study and real world observation. If you want a no-nonsense look at contemporary spirituality, and to understand a realistic path to compl ...
 
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That God Show
Monthly
 
A podcast about God, culture, and current events.
 
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Religion Today
Weekly
 
Martin Tanner explores religious and spiritual topics that matter to Utahns, and especially members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.
 
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HuffPost Religion
Weekly
 
From the Pope to Patti Smith -- All Together is dedicated to exploring how religion ideas, ethics and spiritual practices inform and shape our personal lives, our communities and our world. Host Rev. Paul Brandeis Raushenbush is the Executive Editor of HuffPost Religion, which is America's most widely-read religion website.
 
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Mystical Musings
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You are invited to join Myron McClellan and Lawrence Phillips for a monthly gathering of spiritual renewal in the company of the like-minded.Mystical Musings is a celebration of the sacred that promotes growth and an evolution of consciousness. The musing doesn't present doctrine or dogma, but rather explores the mystical dimensions of life and spirituality that support you in connecting with the Divine.Myron and Lawrence present a specific theme each month—an idea or issue that arises organ ...
 
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Faith in Action
Monthly
 
a podcast about how faith affects the way we live and work today
 
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News and Religion
Monthly+
 
News and Religion features interviews and conversations about the top news stories impacting Christianity. N&R is hosted by Shane Raynor.
 
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Religion Bites Podcast | Malory Nye
 
Writer and Academic
 
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frienemies
Rare
 
A multi-voiced conversation on engaging in meaningful, reciprocal relationships across lines of religious and cultural difference
 
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Spiritual Bizarre's Podcast
Monthly
 
An open, honest and personal podcast to share and explore recovery, spirituality, addiction, metaphysics, the unknown, philosophy, self-exploration, psychology/human behavior, mysticism... I'm simply starting out with my personal story and interviewing guests who share gained knowledge by their experience and expertise from philosophical, metaphysical, religious and practical viewpoints. • Please subscribe and rate this podcast • Thank you!Peace and Love, A.http://www.spiritualbizarre.com
 
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The Journal of Southern Religion Podcast
 
The Journal of Southern Religion Podcast brings you interviews and discussion about new books, notable authors, and recent trends in the study of religion in the southern United States.
 
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Sunday Faith Matters 's posts
Weekly
 
Sunday Faith Matters 's recent posts to audioboom.com
 
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Choose Your Own Religion
Weekly
 
What do you do when you can't subscribe to one belief system? What if you don't know you can subscribe to anything at all? You could choose to be a Buddhist of the 22nd Southeastern Baptist Convention, or follow the Tao of praying to Mecca, or ride on a Jewish cult bus to see every Phish concert. Comedian and preacher’s kid Joe Quint invites his spiritual, skeptical, and evil friends from the Los Angeles comedy world (and beyond) to join him on his Godcast to talk about religion - and to mak ...
 
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Thinking Religion
Monthly+
 
Thinking Religion is a podcast hosted by Dr. Thomas Whitley and Rev. Sam Harrelson tackling various topics that deal with the intersection of religion and society, often times with a bent towards critical analysis... with a healthy dose of banter and politics thrown in.
 
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KSL NewsRadio host Martin Tanner discusses two of His heroes in the early Christian church, John Wycliffe and William Tyndale, and their contribution and sacrifice to bring the Bible to the hand of the people.
 
While Tony is taking an extended sabbatical and trying to update some technical issues with the audio, we encourage you to enjoy this annual favorite of his. What events led up to the “First” Thanksgiving and what was life like for the Pilgrims who celebrated it? Prof. Tracy McKenzie, a professor in the Department of History at Wheaton College, ...…
 
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Choose Your Own Religion
 
Erika Curry chooses her own religion! Erika is a comedian from Oklahoma, the host of “And God Created Podcast” as well as “The Scramble” at the Pack Theater in LA. Erika told me about growing up and out of the Church of Christ, a place where they don’t even allow musical instruments! We also talk about Jesus not laughing, reimagining miracles, ...…
 
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All Things Considered
 
Roy Jenkins' guest this week is a preacher who's been described as 'one of the world's most effective and compelling spiritual communicators.'Thirty million people are reckoned to have attended his meetings in 75 countries. He's published nearly 50 books. His radio programmes are heard around the world.And this week, the Argentinian-born evange ...…
 
Writer Mark Vernon has been to see the Roman Temple of Mithras that has been restored in the City of London. He joins Edward to discuss who the deity Mithras was and what the cult's followers believed. While many Hindus avoid eating beef because they consider the cow as sacred - milk and clarified butter are regularly used in religious worship. ...…
 
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The Spirit of Things - Program podcast
 
At the International Association of Religion Journalists conference in Indonesia, Uday Basu, the Co-ordinating Editor of India's The Statesmen, Hermeine Y. Kledel, the Editor in Chief of Tempo English Weekly, and Jakarta Post columnist, and current affairs commentator Julia Suryakusuma, demonstrate robust investigative values, sensitivity and c ...…
 
Baktash Noori is a 23-year-old practising Muslim Mancunian YouTube vlogger. He lives just five minutes drive from the Manchester Arena where, six months ago, 22 people were killed by suicide bomber. In the days after the attack his parents were warning him to stay off the streets, worried that the colour of his skin and his faith would make him ...…
 
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State of Belief - Religion and radio done differently.
 
Political and religious observers are questioning the relevance and moral standing of the Religious Right in the aftermath of the sex abuse allegations against Alabama Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore. This week on State of Belief, Interfaith Alliance’s radio show and podcast, we’ll take a look at an increasingly influential group – Americ ...…
 
When teaching the first half of world history, I always do a little section on Augustine. My focus is on how he was an important theologian who shaped Christian understandings of war and even influenced Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.,…
 
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Thought for the Day
 
17 NOV 17
 
Reverend Lawrence Ware left his church when they debated condemning white supremacy - and why the Black Panther comic superhero matters; and Seyran Ateş is under 24 hour police protection for creating a liberal mosque in Berlin.By podcasting@cbc.ca.
 
Dr. Thomas Whitley and the Rev. Sam Harrelson are joined by Prof. Chris Frilingos to discuss his book "Jesus, Mary, and Joseph: Family Trouble in the Infancy Gospels" and why the Infancy Gospel of Thomas and Proto-Gospel of James are so important for contemporary audiences. Special Guest: Christopher A. Frilingos. Links: Jesus, Mary, and Joseph ...…
 
In The Haredim: A Guide to their Beliefs and Sectors (Am-Oved and the IDI, 2017, in Hebrew), Benjamin Brown, a professor of Jewish Thought at the Hebrew University, offers a mapping of the various sects that compose Jewish Israeli…
 
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Thought for the Day
 
16 NOV 17
 
Audrey Brown is in South Africa to meet Pastor Xola Skosana. After nearly 20 years of ministering to a congregation impoverished by the legacy of apartheid he has rejected his Christian faith. It is a controversial message and uncomfortable for many Christians, but it is a message which has tapped into a bigger narrative in this troubled countr ...…
 
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Thought for the Day
 
15 NOV 17
 
Fashion is often dismissed as trivial, but Reina Lewis‘s Muslim Fashion: Contemporary Style Cultures (Duke University Press, 2015) takes both it and what Muslims specifically wear and devotes and 300+ eye-opening pages to it. Defining it…
 
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Religion and Ethics Report - Full program podcast
 
Negotiating pluralism and social justice
 
Guest Bio: This week week we talk with Kaitlin Curtice! We chat with her about what it’s like to embrace your Native American heritage, Christianity in the modern era, and her brand new book. Kaitlin is a Native American Christian writer, speaker, and worship leader. She is an author with Paraclete Press and writes at www.kailincurtice.com, on ...…
 
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World Spirituality
 
Between enmeshment and indifference, with Paul and his wife, Wendy.
 
There is no such thing as religious freedom, or at least just one understanding of what that means. That’s the crux of the argument in Finbarr Curtis’ (Assistant Professor at Georgia Southern University), The Production of American Religious Freedom (…
 
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Thought for the Day
 
14 NOV 17
 
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Sounds True: Insights at the Edge
 
Rainn Wilson is a multitalented actor, comedian, producer, and activist who is best known for his role as Dwight Schrute on the American version of The Office, but is also renowned for roles in cult favorites such as Juno, Super, and Galaxy Quest. He has cofounded the digital media company SoulPancake and the nonprofit organization Lidé. In thi ...…
 
Episode 172
 
Episode 172
 
The rituals of Remembrance Sunday still have power to move us. The thought of the millions who died, many of whom have no known grave; they are victims of war known only to God. For the many families who mourned loved ones killed in the World Wars, the fact that there were no bodies to bury, no tangible evidence of death, made the process of gr ...…
 
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Thought for the Day
 
13 NOV 17
 
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Thought for the Day
 
11 NOV 17
 
Produced by R. Michael Feener The critical situation of the Rohingyas has cast a shadow over Myanmar’s process of democratization and drawn attention to some aggressively un-civil sectors of this Buddhist majority country’s Muslim minority population. In this interview with Melissa Crouch, we will talk about her recent research on Myanmar’s Mus ...…
 
KSL NewsRadio host Martin Tanner delves into the origins of the Book of Abraham, a key part of the Pearl of Great Price. The Mormon apologist discusses the papyrus rolls and facsimiles Joseph Smith translated and how modern LDS faithful can understand the text.
 
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Joyous a Christian Sorensen podcast
 
www.JoyousPodcast.com Today’s message from Rev. Christian Sorensen was recorded on November 12th, 2017 and it’s titled Abundance affirming Abundance flows through me blessing all I love! Today’s music is from our very own Artistic Director Rebecca Jade, and the Seaside Choir. Come visit us at our shiny new website SeasideCenter.org or join us i ...…
 
Accompanies the audio lecture.By admin@gnosticteachings.org (Glorian Publishing).
 
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Lectures from Gnostic Teachings
 
Meditation is only possible from a state of strong concentration, thus: "...concentration is the first and foremost thing a sadhaka or aspirant should acquire in the spiritual path." —Swami Sivananda Concentration practice is taught in every meditationBy admin@gnosticteachings.org (Glorian Publishing).
 
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All Things Considered
 
On Remembrance Sunday, Roy looks at the role of Military Chaplains.From the royal spectacle in Whitehall, with its marching bands and huge crowds, to simple events in towns and villages across the land, people gather today to honour those who have fallen.Almost always, the ceremonies are led by Christian ministers, with leaders of other faith c ...…
 
Welcome new visitors. Please enjoy this episode and other great discussions in our archives (now 350+ episodes deep), and connect with us on Facebook and Twitter. Also, we are on a short sabbatical but will return soon with some crescent fresh interviews. What are the various cost constraints with being Jewish in America? Prof. Carmel Chiswick, ...…
 
This Remembrance Sunday we are looking at the life of the only soldier to be awarded the Victoria Cross twice during World War One. He was a doctor, a sportsman and the son of a former Bishop of Liverpool. His name was Noel Chavasse. He's still revered in his home city and Kevin Bocquet has been to Liverpool to hear about the man.In her book 'T ...…
 
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The Spirit of Things - Program podcast
 
On the anniversary of Kristalnacht, Luther's call for for their synagogues to be burnt down in his day is one of the aspects of his relationship to the Jews which Thomas Kaufman considers in his book Luther's Jews. In Krakow the largest Jewish Cultural Festival was founded in 1988 by the non-Jew, Janusz Makuch, with surprising results.…
 
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State of Belief - Religion and radio done differently.
 
Another mass shooting grabbed headlines this past week. It happened in a small church in a small town in Texas, and cut short 26 lives that included several small children. This tragedy briefly overtook the seemingly endless series of revelations in the media about sexual harassment and abuse by powerful men. This week on State of Belief, Inter ...…
 
In his monumental new book, Interpreting Islam in China: Pilgrimage, Language, and Scripture in the Han Kitab (Oxford University Press, 2017), Kristian Petersen, Assistant Professor of Religious Studies at the University of Nebraska in Omaha, takes his…
 
Material success and prosperity are the aspirational goal for many Americans. The myth of meritocracy embedded in this national ethos has made this dream a civil religion. In Profane Parables: Film and the American Dream (Baylor University Press,…
 
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Thought for the Day
 
10 NOV 17
 
Dr. Thomas Whitley and Rev. Sam Harrelson watch election returns together and discuss the impact of our choices and the role of our national patience.By Sam Harrelson.
 
Peter Meyer joins senior editor Mark Bauerlein to discuss the history of Catholic education in the United States from its heyday in the 1960s to its virtual dissolution in the twenty-first century.
 
As Bruce R. Berglund, points out in his terrific book Castle and Cathedral in Modern Prague: Longing for the Sacred in a Skeptical Age (CEU Press, 2017), the Czech Republic is an odd place, religion-wise. It’s among…
 
09 NOV 17
 
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Thought for the Day
 
08 NOV 17
 
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Religion and Ethics Report - Full program podcast
 
The British embassy, the secret cardinals' meeting and the election of pope Francis. Is Aung San Suu Kyi's silence the price of an imperfect democracy? Black Lives Matter on the black church, unions and the criminal justice system.
 
Guest Bio: This week week we have the incredible Brian Zahnd. We cover a whole host of topics from Brian’s amazing new book, “Sinner in the hands of Loving God.” This was a really fun conversation that we think you’ll enjoy! Brian is the founder and lead pastor of Word of Life Church, a non-denominational congregation in St. Joseph, Missouri. H ...…
 
In his recent book, The Buddha Party: How the People’s Republic of China Works to Define and Control Tibetan Buddhism (Oxford University Press, 2016), John Powers presents a comprehensive overview of propaganda employed by the People’s Republic of…
 
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World Spirituality
 
What they are and what we can expect from them, with professors and meditators Dr. Andy Fort and Dr. Darren Middleton.
 
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