He is married to Victoria Reynolds Farmer, who’s getting her PhD in Renaissance literature and gender studies from Florida State University.
As the lone Americanist on The Christian Humanist podcast, he sometimes feels oppressed by the Eurocentric monologues foisted upon him each week. When that happens, he closes his eyes and pretends he’s doing air-traffic control. His marginal skill at recording and editing the podcast stems from his days in a marginal rock band in college.
Michial’s favorite authors include Karl Barth, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Soren Kierkegaard, Herman Melville, Walker Percy, Philip Roth, and John Updike.