#41 - Kaya Oakes on the Rise of the “Nones”

October 5, 2015

Kaya Oakes, a religion writer from Oakland, was struck by the rising number of Americans who say they don't practice any particular religion -- even if they profess to believe in a god, even if they pray every day. What were the stories hidden under the statistics about this 22% of Americans? Did they lose faith, or find it? And why are people so worried about them? After contacting "nones" from all over the country, she gathered some of their stories in her new book, The Nones Are Alright. Kaya and I talked about the stories she found, why she think "the nones are alright," and about her own search for a religious home. 

Music by Podington Bear.
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