<p>The satire site <em>The Babylon Bee, </em>a conservative Christian answer to <em>The Onion,</em> stirred controversy when some readers mistook its headlines for misinformation. In this episode, <em>The Atlantic</em>’s religion reporter Emma Green sits down with the editor in chief, Kyle Mann, to talk about where he draws the line between making a joke and doing harm, and to understand what humor can reveal about American politics. </p>
<p><em>Further reading:</em> “<a href="https://protect-us.mimecast.com/s/Gak1CVOkX5IlWmAzsJ6EdP?domain=theatlantic.com/">Who Would Jesus Mock?</a>”</p>
<p><a href="https://www.wnycstudios.org/podcasts/experiment/episodes/babylon-bee-news-political-satire-kyle-mannhttps://www.theatlantic.com/podcasts/archive/2021/10/babylon-bee-news-political-satire-kyle-mann/620385/">A transcript of this episode is available.</a></p>

<p> Be part of <em>The Experiment</em>. Use the hashtag #TheExperimentPodcast, or write to us at <a href="mailto:theexperiment@theatlantic.com">theexperiment@theatlantic.com</a>.</p>
<p>This episode was produced by Gabrielle Berbey and Julia Longoria, with editing by Emily Botein and Katherine Wells. Fact-check by Michelle Ciarrocca. Sound design by David Herman, with additional engineering by Joe Plourde. Transcription by Caleb Codding. </p>

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Who Would Jesus Mock?

OCT 14, 202124 MIN
The Experiment

Who Would Jesus Mock?

OCT 14, 202124 MIN

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The satire site The Babylon Bee, a conservative Christian answer to The Onion, stirred controversy when some readers mistook its headlines for misinformation. In this episode, The Atlantic’s religion reporter Emma Green sits down with the editor in chief, Kyle Mann, to talk about where he draws the line between making a joke and doing harm, and to understand what humor can reveal about American politics.

Further reading:Who Would Jesus Mock?

A transcript of this episode is available.

 Be part of The Experiment. Use the hashtag #TheExperimentPodcast, or write to us at [email protected].

This episode was produced by Gabrielle Berbey and Julia Longoria, with editing by Emily Botein and Katherine Wells. Fact-check by Michelle Ciarrocca. Sound design by David Herman, with additional engineering by Joe Plourde. Transcription by Caleb Codding.