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October 18, 2019
On today’s show, we talk with pastor and author John Mark Comer about why we should all slow down and the powerful legacy of Mister Rogers. We also discuss the exciting new movie starring Gal Gadot, the Fox News scandal film 'Bombshell,' Katy Perry’s legal fight with a Christian rapper and more!
October 15, 2019
On a new episode of the RELEVANT Podcast, we talk to Rachael Denhollander, author of 'What Is a Girl Worth?' Also, Propaganda makes his return to the RELEVANT Podcast gang where we discuss what is and isn't allowed in Contemporary Christian Music, why painting cows is a great idea and also, the merits of Cleveland, Ohio. Also, slices, Ask the Cast and tons more!
October 11, 2019
On today’s podcast, we talk with author and speaker Jeff Bethke about his new book 'To Hell With the Hustle' and why we should all consider slowing down. The gang also discusses a possible all-female Marvel movie, hears an enneagram-themed “Bohemian Rhapsody” parody, learns about a new movie about a “real-life” exorcism, plus your Ask the Cast questions and a lot more!
October 8, 2019
On today’s show, Jim and Jeannie Gaffigan explain how their faith carried them through the most difficult season of their lives. Plus, we hear about a Bible rock opera, discuss how to sneak onto an airplane, talk to a new Listener of the Week and more!
October 4, 2019
On today’s show, we talk with Drew Holcomb about his new album 'Dragons.' Also, singer-songwriter John Mark McMillan join us for the whole show as we discuss Kanye West’s 'Jesus Is King,' Demi Lovato and Lecrae’s trips to the Holy Land and Spider-Man’s return to the MCU.
September 30, 2019
On the new podcast episode, author Rebekah Lyons joins us to discuss her new book 'Rhythms of Renewal' and how to incorporate positive mental health practices into your daily life. The gang also introduces a new segment “Stranger Happenings,” hears from a new Listener of the Week, discusses a study about Christian’s opinions of people in power and a lot more!   Sponsors: Warby Parker Go to https://www.warbyparker.com/relevant to get your free Try-On kit.
September 27, 2019
On today’s show, Social Club Misfits join us to discuss their latest collection of songs 'Doom' inspired by seasons of doubt, struggles and—ultimately—faith. We also hear about a new fantasy epic based on 'The Pilgrim’s Progress,' an Episcopal church’s plan for a Bob Dylan mass, how 'Joker' is stirring conversations about gun control, plus a lot more!
September 24, 2019
On the new episode of the RELEVANT Podcast, the indie trio Joseph join us to talk about their brand-new album, 'Good Luck, Kid.' We also give an update about recent news involving RELEVANT, hear about the new Batman villain, Nicolas Cage’s very weird-sounding new movie, a recent “Bible fashion show” and a lot more!
September 20, 2019
On the debut episode of 'Called,' we’re joined by pastor and author John Mark Comer who addresses practical ways that ministry leaders can develop positive mental health practices. Our panel of church leaders also discusses why it’s so important to keep mental health a priority, how churches can better equip pastors and leaders when it comes to soul care and answer your questions on the topic. Each week on the show, we’ll be tackling issues that people in ministry deal with every day.
September 20, 2019
On today’s podcast, we talk with author and pastor David Platt about his new book Something Needs to Change and the ways Christians can alleviate global suffering. The gang also discusses the latest Avett Brothers song that takes on America’s gun epidemic, hears James Corden’s powerful response to body shaming, talks about Kim and Kanye’s vision behind Sunday Services and a lot more!
September 17, 2019
On the latest podcast, author and podcaster Malcolm Gladwell explains how a teaching of Jesus can help us solve some of the world’s biggest problems. Also, the editorial team walks through the brand-new issue of RELEVANT that's out now! We also discuss why Christian college students can become disillusioned with faith, why you should never make a big decision while hungry, hear the most common complaint young people tell their therapists, plus your feedback and a lot more!
September 13, 2019
On today’s podcast, speaker, author, counselor and podcaster Mike Foster joins us to discuss the legacy of Pastor Jarrid Wilson and the importance of having honest conversations about mental health. The gang also discusses how a new version of Monopoly takes on the gender pay gap, learns how Chance the Rapper is inspired to serve his community, hears about a new documentary being produced by the Presbyterian Church USA that addresses the Flint water crisis, plus your questions and a lot more!
September 10, 2019
On today’s show, the star of the hit Netflix series 'Dear White People,' Logan Browning, joins us to discuss how her faith informs her real-life approach to activism. The gang also hears the craziest airport story of all time, discusses the big question about faith that young Christians are asking, reads listeners’ incredible feedback about vanity plates they’ve seen in the wild and a lot more!
September 5, 2019
On today’s show, Elevation Worship’s Chris Brown talks about the heart behind their inspiring new EP 'At Midnight.' We also hear about Kanye West’s upcoming album 'Jesus Is King,' learn about the new religion-heavy CBS show series 'Evil,' listen to Jim Gaffigan open up about his personal faith, discuss Justin Bieber the worship leader, take your questions and a lot more!
September 3, 2019
On today’s podcast, author, speaker and podcaster Jen Hatmaker joins us to discuss the importance of finding truth in a world obsessed with fake news and political agenda, and how to have conversations with people we disagree with. The gang also listens to an inspirational Popeyes sermon, hears your most awkward celebrity encounters, discusses AI’s role in ministry, debates the merits of vanity license plates and a lot more!
August 30, 2019
On today’s show, author, activist, podcaster and world-changer Bob Goff joins us to discuss his “Dream Big” workshops, explain how to overcome obstacles when pursuing your calling, and he takes your questions. The gang also hears pastors Chad and Julia Veach’s advice to Kourtney Kardashian about sharing her faith, discusses rapper Tobe Nwigwe’s incredible Tiny Desk concert, finds out how 'Righteous Gemstones' creator Danny McBride was hurt by his church growing up and a lot more!
August 27, 2019
On today’s show, we talk with evangelist and author Greg Laurie about the SoCal Harvest Crusade and his new book about the spiritual legacy of Johnny Cash. The gang also hears the joke that was (somehow) voted the funniest one-liner of 2019, discusses why so many Christians don’t have close relationships with people in their churches, learns about a judge’s solution for some creative justice, hears your feedback and a lot more!
August 23, 2019
On today’s show, we talk with Jeremy and Audrey Roloff about their new book A Love Letter Life and the misconceptions many Christians have about dating and marriage.  The gang also discusses the feud between The Babylon Bee and Snopes, hears the new single from Social Club Misfits, learns about Nate Bargatze’s new sitcom, takes your questions and a lot more!
August 20, 2019
On today’s show, Lisa Sharon Harper joins us. Lisa is one of 40 activists, artists, leaders and influencers to take part a series of roundtable interviews in the 100th issue of RELEVANT, discussing the future of the Church and the issues will shape it moving forward.  Also, singer/songwriter John Mark McMillan joins us for the whole show as we discuss why American Christians don’t know much about other faiths, how millennials fare at DYI tasks and a lot more!
August 16, 2019
On today’s show, Switchfoot frontman Jon Foreman joins us to talk about the stirring op-ed he wrote for RELEVANT on how Christians should respond to the gun violence epidemic. The gang also discusses what happens when high-profile leaders wrestle with doubt, the new Terrence Malick religious war film, hears Lauren Daigle’s take on a worship classic and we take your questions!
August 13, 2019
On today’s show, we talk with writer, pastor, speaker and National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference President Rev. Samuel Rodriguez about the future of the church and the issues that will shape it moving forward as part of our ongoing look at our issue 100 roundtable conversations. Also, Eddie returns as we discuss Nicolas Cage’s real-life hunt for the Holy Grail, America’s changing views on religious organizations, plus your feedback and a lot more!
August 9, 2019
On today’s show, we talk with Mat Kearney about his new EP, City of Black and White Revisited. The gang also discusses Lauren Daigle’s record-breaking week, hears how Chance the Rapper wife change his life—and his faith, listens to a conversation between pastor Levi Lusko and Yves Saint Laurent North America President Brant Cryder, plus, we take your questions and a lot more.
August 6, 2019
On today’s show, we talk with writer and speaker Jo Saxton about calling, purpose and what making an impact will look like in the future, as part of our ongoing look at our issue 100 roundtable conversations. The gang also learns why millennials are the loneliest generation, discusses our first episode preview of HBO’s televangelism comedy 'The Righteous Gemstones,' learns why phone games might be better than mindfulness apps and a lot more!
August 2, 2019
On today’s show, Hillsong Worship’s Brooke Ligertwood tells us about their brand-new single “King of Kings.” Also, Jamie Ivey and Annie join us as we discuss the new releases from NF and Chance the Rapper, learn about the new law that could make sharing memes a $15,000 offense, break down the upcoming Netflix docuseries about the National Prayer Breakfast, take your questions and a lot more!
July 30, 2019
On today’s show, we talk with rapper Derek Minor about the future of the church and culture and why casual racism is so harmful. Derek was one of 40 artists, thinkers, leaders and activists to join us for a series of roundtable interviews in the 100th issue of RELEVANT. Also, Annie returns as the gang discusses a new discovery related to the Shroud of Turin, finds out how trashy TV might be making us dumber, hears your best/worst dad jokes and a lot more!
July 26, 2019
On today’s show, we talk with actor Jamie Bell about his brand-new movie 'Skin' and the power of redemption. The gang also discusses Rich Wilkerson Jr.’s Sunday Service sermon, the new Mister Rogers movie, Katy Perry's legal battle with a Christian rapper and a lot more!
July 23, 2019
On today’s podcast, we talk with influencer and host of Hillsong Channel’s “Now with Natalie” Natalie Manuel Lee about the future of faith and culture. The gang also discusses the power of the laugh track, how to have more productive conversations about climate change with fellow Christians, a new drone technology that is fighting deforestation, plus a lot more!
July 19, 2019
On today’s show, we talk with Scot McKnight, theologian and author of the new book Reading Romans Backwards: A Gospel of Peace in the Midst of Empire. We hear from Scot about the book and why so it’s essential to see the modern social implications of Paul’s most famous letter ________________ AWAY LUGGAGE: For $20 off a suitcase, visit https://www.awaytravel.com/relevant20 and use promo code relevant20 during checkout!
July 16, 2019
On today’s show, we talk with singer and artist John Mark McMillan about how church, music and culture have evolved in the last 10 years—and where they might be headed next. Also, Annie returns and we discuss the plan to “storm” Area 51, how a church is canceling medical debt for families in need, why the person behind the “Florida Man” meme has decided to shut it down and a lot more!
July 12, 2019
On today’s show, we talk with David Crowder about his recent collaborations with Mandisa and Social Club Misfits and why the idea of what “worship” music can be is evolving. Also, Bianca Olthoff and Propaganda join us as we discuss faith’s role in the new season of The Bachelorette, Steve Harvey’s act of generosity, the new song from Beyoncé, plus we take your questions and a lot more!
July 9, 2019
On today’s show, we talk with financial expert Rachel Cruze about what this generation should have learned from the recession, why it can be OK to spend a lot on nice things and why it's important to following your calling. Plus, we discuss why so many Christians don’t consult their pastors about life decisions, learn about a scandal in the Christian publishing world, answer your “Ask the Cast” questions and a lot more!
July 5, 2019
On today's podcast, pastor and hip-hop artist Tedashii joins us to announce the 100th RELEVANT Magazine. Also, the gang talks about the worst tattoos they've ever seen, debate the merits of a Matrix reboot and Tyler reveals a dark secret from his past.
July 2, 2019
On today’s show we talk with comedian, actor, podcaster and the author of the new book Comedy Sex God about his upbringing in the church and how his own faith journey has evolved. And for the 4th of July week, we bring back our favorite annual tradition: A listener joins us for a new round of Indie-Rock Band or Firework!
June 27, 2019
On today’s show, we talk with For King & Country about their new collaboration with Timbaland and Echosmith “God Only Knows” and why their music means so much to people looking for hope. Also, Science Mike joins us for the whole show as we discuss the upcoming justice reform docuseries "Free Meek," Andy Mineo’s struggle with doubt, Rich Wilkerson Jr.’s viral sermon, plus we take your questions and a lot more!
June 25, 2019
On today’s podcast, we talk with writer and filmmaker Gary Dauberman about his latest movie 'Annabelle Comes Home' and the role that faith plays in modern horror films. The gang also discusses how podcasts are revolutionizing the way young people consume information, NASA’s plan to bring tourists to space, a massive experiment to measure honesty around the world and a lot more!
June 21, 2019
On today’s show, we talk with author Karen Swallow Prior about how to engage some of culture’s most pressing social and cultural issues. We also discuss the latest celebrity to rock PreachersNSneakers gear, Jim Gaffigan’s new movie about snake-handling church, for KING & COUNTRY’s new collaboration with Timbaland and a lot more!
June 18, 2019
On the latest podcast, we talk with Tim Tebow about the film he’s executive produced called "Run the Race" and why he thinks faith-based movies are getting better. We also learn why millennials are “afraid” to take lunch breaks, discuss the accusations that the lyric site Genius has lobbed at Google, find out about an Irish island that is begging Americans to move there and a lot more!
June 14, 2019
On today’s show, we talk with author and pastor Max Lucado about the real secrets to finding happiness. We also discuss Jon Stewart’s emotional address to Congress on behalf of 9/11 first responders, Terrence Malick’s upcoming film about the teachings of Jesus (sort of), Arcade Fire’s initiative to help the people of Haiti, hear from a new Listener of the Week and a lot more!
June 11, 2019
On today’s show, we talk with Phil Wickham about his new album Singalong 4 and the power of intimate worship. We also discuss a new brain implant that will improve your memory, the Church of England’s new investment into the marijuana industry, a guaranteed way to become a morning person, plus your feedback and a lot more!
June 7, 2019
On today’s show, we talk with Hillsong Young & Free’s Aodhan King about their new collaboration with Andy Mineo, the tension between entertainment and worship and the heart behind their unique brand of praise. Also, Jamie Ivey joins us as we discuss Wendy’s new pro-adoption campaign, how "Aladdin" star Naomi Scott is helping communities in need, Steve Kerr’s plea for sensible gun regulation, plus we take your questions and a lot more!
June 4, 2019
On today’s show, we talk with author Heather Avis about her new book "Scoot Over and Make Some Room" and why churches need to do a better job fostering diverse communities. We also breakdown the new "Rambo" trailer, hear your ideas for CCM supergroups, listen to why millennials are more open to conversations about faith than previous generations and a lot more!
May 31, 2019
On today’s show, we talk with author and speaker Jordan Lee Dooley about her new book “Own Your Every Day” and why being successful means more than just accomplishing your personal goals. We also hear from a new listener of the week and discuss the upcoming “Between Two Ferns” movie, MacKenzie Bezos’ massive show of generosity, Seth MacFarlane’s friendship with one of his most fierce conservative critics and a ton more!
May 28, 2019
On today’s show, we talk with Passion City Church pastor and author of the new book "Not Forsaken: Finding Freedom as Sons & Daughters of a Perfect Father," Louie Giglio about how reframing your view of God the Father can revitalize your faith. We also discuss a new CCM supergroup, learn about why so many people don’t have anyone to confide in, Annie tells us about a new true crime mystery and a lot more!
May 24, 2019
On the new podcast, we talk with author and pastor Erwin McManus about the importance of self-care—especially for people wanting to make an impact in the world. Also, Bianca Olthoff returns as we discuss Sia leading worship at Kanye’s latest Sunday Service, Selena Gomez’s thoughts on the dangers of social media, Chance the Rapper’s new single and a lot more. We also play a brand-new game that will put your knowledge of cheesy Christian movies to the test!
May 21, 2019
On today’s show, we talk with Amber Bain, also known as The Japanese House, about how dealing with personal struggles led to her acclaimed debut album 'Good at Falling.' The gang also discusses a new biopic about a legendary gospel duo, why millennials are forgoing expensive engagement rings, your mission trip horror stories and a lot more!
May 17, 2019
On the latest episode, Propaganda joins us along with special guest Ben Higgins, the star of 'The Bachelor' season 20. Also, the gang talks about the cringiest Christian re-writes of pop hits, the true story of a pastor-turned master thief and Jesse pitches his idea for a new film franchise in which he'll co-star alongside Lecrae.
May 14, 2019
On the latest podcast, we talk with Tony Hale about how he stays presents, how his faith informs his career and how he finds redemption in playing (hilariously) broken people. Also, the gang discusses Jeff Bezos' plan to colonize space, a bold new idea to make going to the movies more relaxing, how many close friends you should have, plus we take your Twitter questions and a lot more!
May 10, 2019
On today’s show, we talk with Kings Kaleidoscope about their moving new album Zeal, and how to overcome cynicism. Also, Liz Forkin Bohannon joins us for the whole show as we discuss a surprising admission from Focus on the Family, Justin Bieber’s message about mental health, Chadwick Boseman’s next film and a lot more!
May 7, 2019
On today’s show, we listen back to some of our interviews with author Rachel Held Evans, who tragically passed away this past weekend. We reflect back on the power of her writing and the legacy she left behind. The gang also discusses Jesse's airport nightmare, why mothers are so important when it comes to shaping the faith of their children, a viral Chance the Rapper prayer, Burger King’s misguided mental health awareness campaign and a lot more.
May 3, 2019
On today’s show, we talk with singer Joy Williams about her new album “Front Porch" and how her life and outlook were affected following the rumors surrounding the breakup of The Civil Wars. Also, author, speaker and podcaster Jamie Ivey returns as we discuss Michael W. Smith’s tribute gala (yes, Tyler actually attended), hear from the filmmakers behind the upcoming Christian movie industry satire “Faith Based,” learn about the Obama’s new Frederick Douglass biopic and a lot more!
April 30, 2019
On today’s show, we talk with indie-rock band Judah & the Lion about the moving story that inspired their brand-new album, "Pep Talks." We also give you an exclusive, behind-the-scenes look at the new issue of RELEVANT. Plus, we find out how Russia might be weaponizing beluga whales (seriously), learn which words have now been officially added to the dictionary, hear what the Pope had to say to the world’s hairdressers and a lot more!
April 26, 2019
On today’s show, we talk with Joel Houston and Taya of Hillsong United about their powerful new album “People” and getting back to the roots of worship. The gang also discusses a controversy surrounding the new J.R.R. Tolkien biopic, learn about an upcoming satirical comedy about the Christian movie industry, hear your most embarrassing work stories and lot more!
April 23, 2019
On today’s show, we talk with Johnnyswim about their brand-new album, "Moonlight". We also discuss why a 9-to-5 job might not be good for you, hear about a church Easter sermon that went off the rails, learn why beards might not be the best facial hair option and a lot more!
April 19, 2019
On today’s show (our 700th episode!), we talk with Rooney Mara and filmmaker Garth Davis about their new biopic Mary Magdalene. WE also play a special 700 Club-themed game to mark the occasion, hear Lorde’s cover of “The Sound of Silence,” find out how Amazon might be listening to your Alexa conversations and a ton more!
April 16, 2019
On this episode, we chat with CNN commentator Van Jones about how his new TV show that explores the idea of restorative justice. The gang also discusses various methods of tipping after a meal, the perks of buffet dining, and questions the value of the evangelical community's first stab at a theology of artificial intelligence.
April 12, 2019
On this episode, we talk with Bethel Music's Amanda Lindsey Cook about how her new worship album "House on a Hill." We're joined by special guest, The Happy Hour podcast host Jamie Ivey to discuss Kyle Korver's stance against racism, unconventional interview techniques, Jesse's latest tax evasion scheme and lots more!
April 9, 2019
On today’s show, Social Club Misfits join us to discuss the heart behind their latest EP "Mood" and why being vulnerable with God is so essential to their music. Also, Jamie Tworkowski and rapper Propaganda join us to talk about the controversial Instagram account SneakersNPreachers, we debate the best (and worst) Easter candies, hear how “nones” overtook major Christian denominations as the popular worldview in America and a lot more!
April 5, 2019
On today’s show, we talk with Taraji P. Henson about how her faith informs her life and career. Along with starring in the new film "The Best of Enemies" about civil rights activist Ann Atwater, Henson also stars in the hit TV show "Empire" and films including "Hustle & Flow" and "Hidden Figures."
April 2, 2019
On today’s podcast, comedian Nate Bargatze joins us to talk about his new Netflix special “The Tennessee Kid,” growing up in the church, faith and what he thought of “Crashing”. Plus, we find out how online churches are actually leading to growth in physical churches, discuss why America is no longer one of the world’s happiest countries, hear the cringiest local news broadcast in history and a lot more!
March 29, 2019
On today’s podcast we talk with CBS’s "Million Dollar Mile" co-host and ESPN analyst Maria Taylor about the role faith plays in her career and how she is fighting for greater diversity in sports. Also, rapper Propaganda joins us for the whole show as we discuss Facebook’s crackdown on white nationalism, how “Us” made a Bible verse into one of the week’s top Google searches, John Mayer’s “How Great Thou Art” cover and a lot more! [Interview starts at 37:45]
March 26, 2019
Rapper Tedashii joins us to talk about his brand new album Never Fold and discusses how Christians should approach grief, suffering and ultimately perseverance. Also, Brady Toops sits in as a special guest host as we take your questions, discuss our idea for a new judge-themed TV show, learn about the world’s last Blockbuster Video location and a ton more!
March 22, 2019
On today’s show, we talk with Highlands Worship about their incredible new album Jesus You Alone, and author and speaker Bianca Olthoff joins us for the whole show! Plus, World Vision’s Brian Duss explains the significance of World Water Day and how the organization is changing communities around the world.
March 20, 2019
On today’s show, Jesus Culture worship leader and author of the new book Brave Surrender, Kim Walker-Smith, opens up about her painful upbringing and how she overcame shame and fear to find deep healing in God. Plus, the gang learns how Taco Bell hot sauce saved another life, discusses the importance of intergenerational friendships, hears from a new Listener of the Week and a lot more!
March 15, 2019
On today's podcast, we talk with indie-pop singer Maggie Rogers about her critically acclaimed new album Heard It in a Past Life. The gang also plays a truly unforgettable game with a listener, discusses HBO’s new Leaving Neverland docuseries, learns how the NBA is combating hate speech, hears the new single from Hillsong United and a lot more!
March 12, 2019
On today’s show, author and activist Shane Claiborne discusses how Christians can address America’s gun violence problem and the vision behind his new book “Beating Guns.”
March 8, 2019
On today’s show, Open Doors USA President and CEO David Curry tells us about the shocking levels of persecution facing Christian churches in China. We also look at (another) controversial Christian comic book currently in the works, hear about Mindy Kaling’s record-breaking new movie, learn how Jaden Smith teamed up with a local church to help fight the Flint water crisis and a lot more!
March 5, 2019
On today's show, we talk with actor and comedian Joel McHale about why he thinks Jesus would enjoy reality TV and why going to church is such an important part of his life. We also learn why you should maybe think twice before turning on music while you multi-task, find out why non-believers think Christians should listen more, hear from a brand-new Listener of the Week and a lot more!
March 1, 2019
On today’s show, designer, entrepreneur and mastermind behind the brand FEAR OF GOD, Jerry Lorenzo, opens up about his own story of faith and redemption, and explains how he’s using fashion to change culture. Plus, we hear Stephen Colbert and Conan O’Brien open up about their faith backgrounds, listen to how Serena Williams is inspiring young female athletes, check out Kanye’s latest “Sunday Service” and a lot more!
February 26, 2019
On today's show, filmmaker, speaker and author DeVon Franklin discusses how Christians should address toxic masculinity—and his upcoming movie about the inventor of Flaming Hot Cheetos (seriously, it sounds great). Also, the gang discusses how A.I. is influencing religious services, we take your questions for the cast live and a lot more!
February 22, 2019
On today's podcast, the gang debates Jesse's contribution to the podcast, discusses Colin Kaepernick's settlement with the NFL and hears from Bethel's Brian Johnson about his new book about his struggles with mental health.
February 19, 2019
On today’s show, we discuss the rise of conspiracy theories and why so many young Christians have started to believe them. We also learn about religion’s link to happiness, Eddie brings us a terrifying new “Revelation Revelation,” we hear why you should always order dessert first, plus a new Listener of the Week and a ton more!
February 15, 2019
On today’s show, we talk with author and reporter Jonathan Merritt about the sexual abuse scandal unfolding in the Southern Baptist Convention—and how to prevent abuse in the future. That gang also discusses the new faith-inspired single from John Legend, the Christine Caine teaching that has changed Chris Pratt’s life, the upcoming “Breaking Bad” movie and a lot more!
February 12, 2019
On today’s show, we talk with indie-rock outfit Young the Giant about their acclaimed new album, Mirror Master. Also, because it’s our very own Big Cat’s birthday, we hear from listeners for a very special “Ask Eddie” segment. Plus, a look at Valentine’s Day spending, Annie brings us a true crime story like none you’ve ever heard and a lot more!
February 9, 2019
On today’s show, we talk with author Margaret Feinberg about her new book Taste and See, and why God wants us to understand what, how and why we eat in a different way. We also discuss the end of Gungor, Ashton Kutcher’s viral pro-life video, Zaxby’s going after Chick-fil-A for closing on Sundays, the new prayer emojis and a lot more! EPISODE MUSIC 1.COIN, "I Want It All" 2.The Japanese House, "Maybe You're the Reason" 3. Jade Bird, "Love Has All Been Done Before"
February 5, 2019
On today’s show, we debut our new live weekly format! Every Tuesday, you can now watch the episode recorded live and interact with us on Facebook and YouTube. Plus more big news: Eddie rejoins the cast! Also, author Bob Goff joins us to talk about how to pursue a life of purpose and a lot more. We’re also joined live by a listener for a very special game that once and for all reveals the Super Bowl halftime performer the world has been waiting for. Plus, we take your live feedback, bring you the news you (kind of) need to know and a lot more!
February 1, 2019
On today’s show, we talk with Switchfoot frontman Jon Foreman about the band’s brand-new album Native Tongue, and why the world needs hope now more than ever. We also hear about how Patton Oswalt helped out an internet hater in a truly awesome way, discuss Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s Bible-based support of the environment (and shoutout to RELEVANT), Black Panther returning to theaters and a ton more!
January 29, 2019
On today’s show, we talk with New York’s Redeemer Presbyterian Church founder and author of the new book The Prodigal Prophet: Jonah and the Mystery of God’s Mercy, Tim Keller, about what the Sunday school story of Jonah and the whale can teach us about modern issues. The gang also hears about the controversy surrounding public school field trips to the Creation Museum, discusses the new Fyre Festival documentaries, learns about Uber’s self-driving scooters and a lot more!
January 25, 2019
We talk with Jenn Johnson about the inspiration behind the powerful new Bethel Music album Victory. We also find out how James Corden (may have?) stolen our space camp material, hear about John Boyega’s new movie about a “gangster-turned pastor,” discuss the new project from the team behind The Office, listen to the new John Crist bit and a lot more!
January 23, 2019
On today’s show, we talk with author and speaker Lauren Winner about her new book The Dangers of Christian Practice, which revisits the roots of church traditions, not only to find out how they can negatively impact culture, but how modern Christians can correct them and find a new way forward.
January 18, 2019
On today’s show, we talk with author and Bible teacher Francis Chan about his trip to the Holy Land and his powerful new video series on the book of Mark. The gang also discusses the controversial new Gillette ad, Chris Pratt’s Daniel Fast, Kanye’s new church project and a ton a more!
January 15, 2019
On today’s show, we talk to Passion about their latest live release Follow You Anywhere, discuss America’s declining trust in clergy and contrast Jesse and Annie’s respective methods for dealing with their assistants.
January 11, 2019
On today’s show, we talk with author and pastor Levi Lusko about his book I Declare War, and Annie finally embraces her true calling as a cowgirl extraordinaire.
January 8, 2019
On today’s show, we talk with author John Pavlovitz about his new book Hope and Other Super Powers and how Christians of all backgrounds can find common ground. The gang also hear’s about an insane scandal involving the world’s oldest person, discusses an Australian conspiracy theory, talks to a new Listener of the Week and a lot more!
January 4, 2019
On today’s show we talk with pop star Tori Kelly—who appears on the cover of the brand-new issue of RELEVANT—about her faith and her latest gospel-inspired album Hiding Place. The gang also hears why Clemson star Trevor Lawrence cares more about faith than football, gets a first look at the new sitcom about answering prayer called Miracle Workers, listens to one of the greatest church bloopers of all time and a ton more!
December 28, 2018
It’s that time of year where we look back at some of our best interviews, live performances and moments from 2018. Come for John Legend, Lisa Gungor, Johnnyswim, Ethan Hawke, Christine Caine, Ira Glass and others and stay for the Chili’s unboxing and our annual outro compilation.
December 21, 2018
On today’s show, we talk with Bryan and Katie Torwalt about their powerful new album Praise Before My Breakthrough and the inspiration behind its most meaningful songs. The gang also hears about Merriam Webster’s 2018 word of the year, listens to Amy Grant’s Christmas-themed “Tiny Desk” concert, discusses the importance of sabbaticals and a lot more!
December 19, 2018
On today’s show, we talk with Seattle’s Churchome founders and pastors Judah and Chelsea Smith about their new Churchome app and their vision for the future of church. The gang also hears about NASA’s new theory on extraterrestrial intelligent life, learns how sharing a meme might get you sued, debates how many Christmas lights are too many Christmas lights, gives some life-changing Ask Jesse advice and a lot more!
December 14, 2018
On today’s show, we talk with St. Paul & The Broken Bones’ frontman Paul Janeway about their new album Young Sick Camellia and how his family tree and his religious, southern roots shaped him as a person and an artist. The gang also discusses Chance the Rapper’s sabbatical to read the Bible, passionately debates the artistic merits of Michael W. Smith’s hit “Friends”, hears Chris Pratt’s Christmas-themed mini-sermon and a lot more!
December 11, 2018
On the latest episode of The RELEVANT Podcast, This Is Us star Chrissy Metz joins us to talk about her new movie, Breakthrough. Plus, Jesse regales the listeners with his feats of naval navigation, the gang tries to figure out why two nuns would go on a crime spree and everyone debates baby naming etiquette.
December 7, 2018
Common Sense Media Gave it 4 out 5 stars. On today’s very special “RELEVANT Christmas Spectacular presented by Brightpeak,” we channel holiday variety show specials of yesteryear. Along with the slices, banter and randomness you’ve come to expect there are also Christmas miracles, an elf, a dangerous snowstorm and yes, actual magic. You don’t want to miss this one.
December 4, 2018
On this episode of the RELEVANT Podcast, Lauren Daigle tells us all about her breakthrough second album Look Up Child, and Eddie takes us deep into the pages of his favorite Christian romance prairie novel. Plus, the return of Listener of the Week.
November 30, 2018
On this week’s show, TOMS founder Blake Mycoskie joins us to talk about the new activism initiatives at his company. The gang also breaks down the nostalgic new Lion King trailer, a savage takedown from Ellen Pompeo and your craziest Black Friday stories.”
November 27, 2018
On today’s episode of the podcast, we talk with actress Yvonne Orji about her role as Molly in the HBO series ‘Insecure,’ and how her time in Hollywood fueled her faith. The gang also discusses an underwater hotel, bedazzled pigeons and a woman hospitalized for forgetting to drink water for fifteen years. Yep, it’s about as weird as it sounds.
November 24, 2018
Pastor and author Levi Lusko joins us in a preview of the newest podcast from RELEVANT: Unedited w/ Cameron Strang, which debuts on Monday. Then the gang discusses Amazon’s NYC headquarters, Stan Lee’s death, ‘Monopoly for Millennials’ and a lot more.
November 20, 2018
On our latest episode, comedians John Crist and Aaron Chewning join us in the studio to play some PureFlix trivia, talk about their current tour and discuss why they don’t have TV shows. We also break down some oddball slices concerning late-night online purchases, belated gifts from lost ex-girlfriends and a whole lot more!
November 16, 2018
On this week’s podcast, we’re joined by an old friend who forces us to adapt our usual Ask Jesse segment to something with a little more balance. Also, our thoughts on Pete Davidson’s big apology, Jerry Lorenzo’s frank mental health comments and why our listeners apparently don’t feel the need to apologize for anything.
November 13, 2018
On today’s show, The Lone Bellow join us to talk about their new album, ‘The Restless.’ The gang also tries to solve the mystery of a disappearing island in China, survives yet another round of Ask Jesse, debates the moral quandaries posed by self-driving cars, and a whole lot more!
November 9, 2018
On today’s show, Crowder joins us to talk about his brand new album ‘I Know a Ghost.‘ The crew also hears the story of a former Christian music star who landed a major part in ‘Bohemian Rhapsody,‘ discusses Lauren Daigle’s response to her critics, talks about the latest ‘Saturday Night Live’ controversy and a lot more!
November 6, 2018
This week, we talk with worship artist Sarah Reeves about her amazing new album “Easy Never Needed You.” We also talk about a superhuman football player, learn how the internet got pranked by a burrito-eating Bieber, hear why Twitter might get rid of the “Like” button and a ton more. EPISODE MUSIC 1. Toro Y Moi, “Freelance” 2.Rhett Miller, “I Used To Write In Books” 3.KWAYE, “Straight Lines”
November 2, 2018
This week, we talk with worship artist Sean Feucht about his moving new album, Wild, and hear behind-the-scenes stories that inspired some of its most powerful songs. The gang discusses Lena Dunham’s new refugee movie, hear about how World Series star Mookie Betts is serving the Boston homeless community, hear your ideas for new state slogans, plus a lot more! EPISODE MUSIC 1.Miya Folick, “Stop Talking” 2.The Farside, &
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