In this special podcast John talks religion and politics with journalist, news anchor and political commentator – Scottie Nell Hughes. They discuss the Israel – Hamas War, the new House speaker, and the future of Donald Trump. Then he interviews legendary musician Mike Mills – multi-instrumentalist, singer, and composer who was a founding member of the alternative rock band R.E.M. They chat about losing their drummer Bill Berry, the history and evolution of R.E.M., and their big re-release celebrating the 25th anniversary of their album, “Up”. This 2-CD set includes the remastered album and a never-before-released 11-song live performance from the band’s ’99 taping for the TV series Party of Five.