photos by Becky DiGiglio

Just in time for Christmas, Justin Pearson (The Locust, Retox, Dead Cross, Head Wound City, etc) and his Planet B bandmate Luke Henshaw‘s Cult & Culture podcast have a new episode with Lucien Greaves, co-founder of The Satanic Temple. Justin and Luke actually made it out to the temple to record the podcast there, and here's the synopsis of their convo:

Episode 13 features Lucien Greaves, co-founder of the infamous yet often misunderstood organization, The Satanic Temple. Known for using unorthodox methods to take a stand in favor of religious equality and separation of church and state (and most often coming out on top), Lucien discusses the founding of the Satanic Temple, project Grey Faction, how the Satanic Panic of the 1980s deeply affected him, and how to take on news outlets/interviewers who aren’t prepared to be proven wrong. Deeply insightful and quick-witted, the conversation delves into religion as a whole, pseudoscience and malpractice, bias, and the need to rebel against that which is oppressive in society.

You can check out some photos (by Becky DiGiglio) of their trip to the temple in the gallery above, and listen to the episode below.

A documentary on The Satanic Temple called Hail Satan also premiered at Sundance and was then released to home video earlier this year. You can watch the trailer for that below too.