Love this show!
Almost each time I’m talking to someone and they say, “oh that’s interesting.. how did you come to that conclusion?” I can point back to this show as the genesis for my further study. I so appreciate Justin’s work in this and wish there were more Christians doing the same— initiating conversations with non-Christians instead of speaking ill of them. I love how humble Justin is to nod his head at a good argument.
The moderator does a terrific job of bringing people together from opposing viewpoints to discuss their views in a calm way. This is unfortunately rare but it’s so needed in our world. We need to learn that people who we disagree with are not our enemies.
Great moderator, great topics, and great outlook!!! Check it out. It speaks for itself
Losing its way
This show has been very helpful and challenging over the years (and I’ve listened to almost all of them) Now it seems that the dreaded “woke” culture is here too, telling us why all we believe is wrong and how all white people are evil I’ve unsubscribed and gone to pastures new
Jesus isn't woke
Used to listen to this podcast as often as possible. Now all it is propagandist and heretics jabbering on how evil whites people are.
Samuel the Wise
Listened To All
I have gone back and listened to every episode through my travels and while exercising. There are occasional slips, but Justin is overwhelmingly a tremendous interviewer allowing his guests to have deep and meaningful discussions and debates on the questions that really matter around faith and philosophy.
Love the podcast
I’m hooked on the podcast and the forum. I first heard of you on the Bible Answer Man show. Thanks!
Jeff Durbin and Andy Stanley
Concerning this debate, Justin you usually stay neutral in these discussion. But unfortunately you seem to take Stanley’s side even to the point of debating and arguing with Durbin. Little disappointing.
Fantastic debates! It’s so nice to see people with legitimately different views get together for intense discussion and debate. Incredibly helpful as I think through and wrestle with different issues. One note: The Ken Ham vs. Jeff Zweerink debate is hilariously ridiculous. After listening to so many academics, to hear Ken Ham felt like more of a comedic podcast than an intellectual one! Would love to hear him debate an actual Hebrew scholar like John Walton.
Very very good.
Really facinating discussions orientatet around life's big questions.
Combines Civil Debate and Christianity
I have been listening to Unbelievable? for about a year now and I am amazed at the civility and substance that these debates have. Justin does an excellent job, of being impartial yet also being challenging and articulate. Also, I’m really glad this is coming out of the UK which has such a reputation for secularism and not caring that much about faith or Christianity. This podcast really helps to get to the essence of questions that can matter for an eternity and have to do with our very being. Which I would argue are more important than any debates politicians have today. I cannot recommend this podcast enough.
A balm to degeneration of public discourse
Unbelievable is a balm to the degeneration of public discourse. Misunderstanding of the beliefs of another and the reasons they hold to those beliefs is often at the source of stagnancy and even vitriol. Straw men cannot exist in the same room as a good debate show which works hard to genuinely represent the thought and rationale of each position. Public discourse is ridden with logical fallacy after logical fallacy—ad hominem ad nauseam. It is the tendency of every belief system to generate a self-reinforcing echo chamber. On the walls there are caricature portraits of all dissenters. Residents of the echo chamber throw their tomatoes at the caricatures as a liturgical, group-formative experience, ensuring they will never leave. Thank you Unbelievable for being iconoclasts of these straw, caricaturized men.
Uniquely Excellent Experience
This is a uniquely excellent podcast that values both the questions and the questioners by treating both with gracious respect and honest authenticity. The host Justin Brierley has a contagiously inquisitive mind and is courageous about unmasking even the weaknesses of arguments that support truths he holds to. As a pastor and a missionary hearted Christian I commend this podcast as one of the most hopeful pieces of evidence for healthy Christianity. Whatever your faith background or even if you hold to no faith this is one of the rare podcasts that will simply make you a better human.
I’ve been listening to this show for about 2 years now. Look forward to it every week. This is the kind of discourse our world will be made better by. Kudos to Brierley and team!
Relevant topics and the dialogues are often engaging and thought provoking but more importantly, conducted in a respectful manner. And I don’t think that would have been possible without the host. Huge thanks and appreciation for the host Justin Brierley. He comes across as humble, polite, and simply relatable. Thanks, Justin!
Just what we need
In an era of ever-coarsening discourse and deep polarization, I’m deeply thankful for a podcast where important issues are discussed thoughtfully and respectfully. Fantastic stuff.
Great content, great weekly guests. Always with relevant topics, and I’m glad they bring in a variety of world views into their discussions. I really appreciate that Justin is generally a fair moderator. He doesn’t take sides or ask loaded questions, and lets the debate rest without trying to summarize it with one worldview or another. There are a lot of healthy debates that almost always end in mutual respect and tolerance.
Great podcast for worldview discussions
uk health employee
Excellent material for the thinker
I love this podcast. Excellent food for thought for the thinking Christian. I highly recommend it.
This is a great podcast!
Unbelievably thought provoking
One of my favorite podcasts. Civil conversations from those with opposing viewpoints. Novel!
I constantly listen to Christian pod casts and, in my opinion, Unbelievable is the very best. I have been a Christian for over 60 years and this pod cast is for thinking Christians who love Jesus and seek the truth. I especially love the Christian vs Christian theological debates because it causes us to think about what we believe.
The same rehashed repackaged episodes.
I’ve been listening to this show for years. I used to really love it but for the last year or so it’s been all too predictable. “ can a scientist believe in the resurrection?, does the Bible contradict science? “ if you’ve heard these arguments before there really isn’t anything new from week to week. I’m a Christian but unfortunately there isn’t anything interesting here anymore.
Gold Standard for all Podcasts
This show has great guests, the best topics, and a fantastic moderator. I plan on slowly making my way through all the episodes. It is so interesting to get different (with sometimes very different) perspectives on topics.
A great podcast, but lacks diversity
One of the most amazing podcasts out there. But theologians and experts from other parts of the world will bring varying perspectives as well. E.g. from Africa, Asia, etc:
Conversations are much better than one sided conversations
The best thing about Unbelievable? is that everything is based around a conversation. It seems like many podcasts just want to teach one side of a thought, but I love that Justin sets up conversations. I feel like I’m more equipped to have my own conversations with people because of this podcast. Thank you, Justin. -Marc
This is one of the best podcasts ever created. You will learn a lot here.
Thoughtful discussions on deep questions
Love this podcast!
My favorite podcast for sure. Good content with respectful dialog.
Intelligent civil disagreement
Just what our world needs. Very thoughtful and solid.
I am a deeply spiritual non-religious theist who was raised Christian and wrestles with an agnostic streak. Yeah, I think that’s the best way to put it :) I fell into Unbelievable? via my fanship of Bart Ehrman and his many fantastic appearances on your show and have since benefited from many other episodes. Your show is the perfect example of a deep and meaningful public intellectual project that I crave and that the human race needs, and it has enriched my life thoroughly. Mad respect to you, Justin, and thank you.
Amazing show, spectacular host!
This show is truly one of a kind! Never disappoints!
Great Topics - Great Format
Love the show! Always intriguing topics, first-class guests and professional moderation. Keek up the great work JB!
Frank from VA
Great Show, but why four stars?
I really enjoy Justin’s Show, he is a good commentator and gets excellent guests on most of the time to discuss various spiritual, scientific, moral, ethical, cultural and such topics. That being said, it gets super alloying and throws off the guests and listeners from whatever they are focused on talking about or listening to by the amount of commercial breaks Premier Radio demands. Wish he could like play all the previews in the begging and end and then play the show, then i would rate 5 stars.
A rare lil gem
As an athe-ish dating a Christian, I’ve been searching for content to help me understand and relate to their worldview. The bulk of Christian podcasters though that I have come across have an air of judgement and pretension. I am continually impressed by Justin’s (the host) goodwill and fairness. He has a ton of different people with different perspectives, and it MUST be the case that he thinks some of it is wackadoodle, and yet he is continually respectful and never condescending. Love it!
How dialogue should happen
Entertaining, illustrative, challenging, empathetic, educational. You will GROW while listening to Unbelievable.
Intellectually Stimulating and Thrilling
Justin as a host turns potentially toxic conversations into thrilling discussions. I have learned in leaps and bounds from his show.
Exactly what the Internet promised.
Exactly what the Internet promised. Opposing views, good discussion and coversation, let's leave it to the hearer to decide.
Have been listening to unbelievable for about a month and I can’t get enough!
Even if I wasn’t a Christian, I’d still listen to this
Great moderation, insightful discussions, and relevant topics.
I appreciate what he is doing and also that he tries to help buffer debating Christians not look like they are total jerks to one another. Is there a way to have debate and dialogue that portrays Christian love better? I think so. Faith, Hope, Love—guys! The Bible for Normal people accomplishes this better.
Don’t Miss This One!
Justin is a kind soul who listens to his guests and allows them to be heard by all. This is a really controversial and really special show.
Stef in Nebraska
The Best Podcast!
This my absolutely favorite podcast. I so much look forward to Saturday mornings, which is my time to listen. Justin Brierley has done more for opening hearts and minds than anyone I know. He has single handedly significantly reduced the resentment and sometimes hatred for those who hold opposing views, which reduces the emotional walls that typically cause resistance to truth. Thanks for all you do here.
Its ok, but...
its a very enjoyable debate\discusion to listen to, but everytime theres a "break" he reopens with a (sometimes +2 minutes long) long naration about his book or meetings hes doing, I dont mind this at the beginning or at the end, but I dislike the middle being interupted by what feels like a book sales pitch. Really love the prograhm, but It could use a little less "ads"
I love this podcast. It always gives me something to think about. I truly appreciate how there’s an undercurrent of polite speech and respect. Very rarely do I find a guest to be offensive in some way. I’ve been interested in apologetics for a long time. Although I am a Christian, I do not always think the better argument goes to the Christian side nor do I always agree with an argument presented, but that’s precisely why I love it. This show sharpens my own mind and broadens my perspective, and I can appreciate that. I also would recommend Justin’s book. I definitely enjoyed it.
Amy S- 6th grade teacher
A true treasure
I’ve been listening weekly for over three years now. Justin does a fantastic job trying to spur dialog and balanced discussions on various topics. I cannot always get through every episode, but It’s a gift to have JB and this show available. My faith has been strengthened by listening and my understanding of more complex issues and where I find myself continually pushes me to grow and seek more. God bless you JB and all who help you with this program.
New listeners: Just scroll the back catalogue and pick a topic that jumps out. You’ll get hooked.
I love this show !!!! As recovering drug addict rescued by the Love of Christ !!! It has helped me better articulate what I believed and use the Logos (logic) of God to be a witness to others around me...