a podcast on the consolation of uncertainty


A Million Little Gods is a show about being of two—or more—minds about things and being okay with that.


A Million Little Gods premiered in 2015. Host Aaron Gowen tackled three problems in the first season: 1) the anxiety of influence, 2) the basis of scientific reasoning and the place of rhetoric and opinion in science, and 3) what it means to be a self. Guests in the first season included Carl Zimmer, Stephen Metcalf, John Dupré, Galen Strawson, Marcelo Gleiser, and Fr. James Martin.

Now, A Million Little Gods has relaunched with co-host Ben Feddersen and student producers from the English and American Studies department of the University of Hamburg, Germany.


New Episodes of our second season—a series called "Race: Is That a Thing?"—appear every other Monday. Subscribe now on Apple Podcasts or wherever you get your podcasts.


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Season Two - Race: Is That A THing?



Aaron Gowen

Aaron is the creator, producer, and co-host of A Million Little Gods. He is a lecturer in English Language Practice at the University of Hamburg. In past lives he has been a textbook editor, a teacher, and a translator. He is also a proud father and fastidious separator of trash, recyclables, and compost, which in Germany makes him completely unexceptional.


Ben Feddersen

Ben is producer and co-host of A Million Little Gods. He has been a lecturer in the English language at the University of Hamburg since 2017. He was previously at the University of Passau for two years. He earned his B.A. in philosophy from Indiana University and his M.A. in political science from George Mason University in 2013, before deciding to pursue a career teaching a subject that students are actually interested in.


Season One



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