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America's Dead - The Dead are Channeling God, with Dr. Varun Soni and Sage

“The Grateful Dead saved me,” says Dr. Varun Soni, Dean of Religious Life at the University of Southern California. And he’s not alone. In this episode, Dr. Soni argues that the Dead are actually a religion, and we meet Sage, a student of Dr. Soni, whose encounter with the Dead’s music at age 21 has helped guide both her gender transition and spiritual growth.

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