RELEVANT Podcast

RELEVANT Podcast

Canada

The weekly show from RELEVANT magazine discussing the news, faith, culture and ridiculousness that matters to your life. Plus guests!

Episodes

Episode 543: Paul Rust & Kari Jobe  

This week, we talk with Paul Rust, writer, star and co-creator of the Netflix series "Love." We also chat with singer and worship artist Kari Jobe about her new album "The Garden," and the real-life events that inspired it. The gang is also joined by rapper and spoken-word artist Propaganda for the entire show as they recap their visit to SXSW, discuss Vice’s investigation into sanctuary churches, hear about a strange situation involving “elves” in Iceland, learn how two “inspirational strongmen” are pranking news stations around the country and a lot more!

Episode 542: Kim-Walker Smith & Jeremy Courtney  

This week, Jesus Culture singer and worship leader Kim Walker-Smith joins us to discuss the songs that have changed her life and shaped her as an artist. We also talk with Preemptive Love Coalition founder Jeremy Courtney about the conflict unfolding in Mosul and how you can help the people of Iraq.

The gang also learns why a former Westboro member left the cult, discusses the ongoing relevance of Don Draper ad campaigns, discovers a surprising benefit of wearable credit cards and a lot more!

Episode 541: Matt Chandler & The 2017 Oskarz.biz Awards  

This week, we discuss embracing Lent with pastor Matt Chandler. Also, it’s that time of year again: The 7th annual Oskarz.biz awards are finally here!

Episode 540: Sam Worthington & Social Club Misfits  

This week, we talk with actor Sam Worthington about his new role in 'The Shack,' his views on the controversy behind the film and how he came to faith himself. We also talk with hip-hop duo Social Club Misfits about their latest album, 'The Misadventures of Fern and Marty,' and get a walkthrough of some of the album's biggest songs. The gang also discusses the ethics of bringing back an animal from extinction, listens to your ideas of ways to improve sports, debunks a major myth about phones and a lot more!

Episode 539: The Flaming Lips  

This week, we talk with Flaming Lips frontman Wayne Coyne about their new album "Oczy Mlody," the influence Miley Cyrus had on the songs and how they developed the record’s experimental, pop-inspired sound. We also take a look at the brand new issue of RELEVANT, on newsstands March 1. The gang also gets an update from Joy, figures out how to vastly improve professional baseball, pitches some ideas for a game show, hears about Ashton Kutcher’s efforts to end human trafficking and a lot more!

Episode 539: The Flaming Lips  

This week, we talk with Flaming Lips frontman Wayne Coyne about their new album "Oczy Mlody," the influence Miley Cyrus had on the songs and how they developed the record’s experimental, pop-inspired sound. We also take a look at the brand new issue of RELEVANT, on newsstands March 1. The gang also gets an update from Joy, figures out how to vastly improve professional baseball, pitches some ideas for a game show, hears about Ashton Kutcher’s efforts to end human trafficking and a lot more!

Episode 538: Judah Smith  

This week, we talk with Judah Smith, the pastor of The City Church and author of the new book "How’s Your Soul," about the importance of community, being vulnerable and caring for your soul. We also play a new game (sorta) ripped from the headlines: “Fake, Fake News?” The gang also discusses Chance the Rapper’s powerful Grammy performance, talk about a new sitcom based on “living Biblically,” hear your best Valentine’s Day stories and more!

Episode 538: Judah Smith  

This week, we talk with Judah Smith, the pastor of The City Church and author of the new book "How’s Your Soul," about the importance of community, being vulnerable and caring for your soul. We also play a new game (sorta) ripped from the headlines: “Fake, Fake News?” The gang also discusses Chance the Rapper’s powerful Grammy performance, talk about a new sitcom based on “living Biblically,” hear your best Valentine’s Day stories and more!

Episode 537: Ira Glass & Andy Mineo  

This week, we talk with This American Life host and creator Ira Glass about the show’s creative process, its fascination with people of faith and what the media often gets wrong about Christians. Rapper Andy Mineo also joins us to discuss some of the songs that changed his life. The gang also explains an exciting opportunity for the pun-geniuses behind America’s church signs, shares why you shouldn’t get your significant other a flower bouquet this year for Valentine's Day, hears Ricky Gervais debate Stephen Colbert about the existence of God and a lot more!

Episode 537: Ira Glass & Andy Mineo  

This week, we talk with This American Life host and creator Ira Glass about the show’s creative process, its fascination with people of faith and what the media often gets wrong about Christians. Rapper Andy Mineo also joins us to discuss some of the songs that changed his life. The gang also explains an exciting opportunity for the pun-geniuses behind America’s church signs, shares why you shouldn’t get your significant other a flower bouquet this year for Valentine's Day, hears Ricky Gervais debate Stephen Colbert about the existence of God and a lot more!

Episode 536: Ravi Zacharias & The Brilliance  

This week, we talk with The Brilliance about their brand new album "All Is Not Lost," speak with Ravi Zacharias and Vince Vitale about their new book "Jesus Among Secular Gods" and hear from two of the leaders of World Relief, the only Christian organization authorized by the State Department to resettle refugees. It’s a packed show! Also, the gang discusses the national bacon shortage, talks about Nic Cage’s surprise appearance at a Nic Cage movie marathon, learns about how one tweet led to thousands of school lunches getting paid for and a lot more.

Episode 536: Ravi Zacharias & The Brilliance  

This week, we talk with The Brilliance about their brand new album "All Is Not Lost," speak with Ravi Zacharias and Vince Vitale about their new book "Jesus Among Secular Gods" and hear from two of the leaders of World Relief, the only Christian organization authorized by the State Department to resettle refugees. It’s a packed show! Also, the gang discusses the national bacon shortage, talks about Nic Cage’s surprise appearance at a Nic Cage movie marathon, learns about how one tweet led to thousands of school lunches getting paid for and a lot more.

Episode 535: Lecrae & Erin Loechner  

This week, we talk with rapper Lecrae about his brand-new song “Blessings” featuring a collaboration with Ty Dolla $ign, speaking out against injustice and what to expect from his upcoming album. We also speak with designer, speaker and author Erin Loechner about her new book "Chasing Slow." The gang also discusses Big Sean’s faith-inspired appearance on "Saturday Night Live," debunks some misinformation about social media and millennials, pitches a few “innovative” cafe ideas and a lot more.

Episode 535: Lecrae & Erin Loechner  

This week, we talk with rapper Lecrae about his brand-new song “Blessings” featuring a collaboration with Ty Dolla $ign, speaking out against injustice and what to expect from his upcoming album. We also speak with designer, speaker and author Erin Loechner about her new book "Chasing Slow." The gang also discusses Big Sean’s faith-inspired appearance on "Saturday Night Live," debunks some misinformation about social media and millennials, pitches a few “innovative” cafe ideas and a lot more.

Episode 534: Lauren Daigle & Richard Rohr  

This week, we talk to worship leader Lauren Daigle about the role of worship, how music helps her connect with God and how she approaches the songwriting process. We also speak with author, speaker and teacher Father Richard Rohr about contemplative prayer and why Christians should embrace spiritual exercises. The gang also learns about a very strange job opening in the Austrian countryside, hears about the world’s first live movie experience, listens to a yacht-rock remix of an indie rock classic and a lot more!

Episode 534: Lauren Daigle & Richard Rohr  

This week, we talk to worship leader Lauren Daigle about the role of worship, how music helps her connect with God and how she approaches the songwriting process. We also speak with author, speaker and teacher Father Richard Rohr about contemplative prayer and why Christians should embrace spiritual exercises. The gang also learns about a very strange job opening in the Austrian countryside, hears about the world’s first live movie experience, listens to a yacht-rock remix of an indie rock classic and a lot more!

Episode 533: OK Go  

This week, we talk with OK Go about their crazy music videos, how they pull them off and the surprisingly deep reason for shooting them in the first place. We also speak with Sokeel Park of the group Liberty in North Korea about the dire situation in the country and how you can help. The gang also discusses Apple's controversial new iPhone feature, learns about how Chris Pratt came to faith, hears Stephen Colbert’s thoughts on the dangers of political divisiveness and a lot more.

Episode 533: OK Go  

This week, we talk with OK Go about their crazy music videos, how they pull them off and the surprisingly deep reason for shooting them in the first place. We also speak with Sokeel Park of the group Liberty in North Korea about the dire situation in the country and how you can help. The gang also discusses Apple's controversial new iPhone feature, learns about how Chris Pratt came to faith, hears Stephen Colbert’s thoughts on the dangers of political divisiveness and a lot more.

Episode 532: Johnnyswim  

This week, we talk with the music duo Johnnyswim about the inspiration behind their latest hit album "Georgica Pond" and the editors look through the brand new issue of RELEVANT featuring Ira Glass, Bastille, Gungor and more. The gang also discusses the mysterious Sinbad movie that’s never existed (but hundreds claimed to have seen), the disappointing new virtual reality trend, weird things donated to thrift stores, why Carrie Underwood was at the Passion Conference and a lot more!

Episode 532: Johnnyswim  

This week, we talk with the music duo Johnnyswim about the inspiration behind their latest hit album "Georgica Pond" and the editors look through the brand new issue of RELEVANT featuring Ira Glass, Bastille, Gungor and more. The gang also discusses the mysterious Sinbad movie that’s never existed (but hundreds claimed to have seen), the disappointing new virtual reality trend, weird things donated to thrift stores, why Carrie Underwood was at the Passion Conference and a lot more!

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