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 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 531: The Best of 2016  

This week, we look back at some of our favorite interviews and live in-studio performances from 2016. We’ve got songs from artists including Lauren Daigle, Crowder, All Sons & Daughters, Run River North and Fleurie, interview highlights with authors and influencers including Chuck Klosterman, Lupita Nyong’o, Rob Bell, Derek Minor, Lecrae and Christine Caine, discussions of our favorite moments and a ton more!

Episode 530: Trip Lee  

This week, we talk with rapper and pastor Trip Lee about his brand new album, "The Waiting Room." The gang also gets ready for Christmas with the pop-culture themed holiday game, “A Very Special ‘Christmas Special’ Special.” We also discuss Chance the Rapper’s prayerful Saturday Night Live performance, hear why reality TV star Heidi Montag is now speaking out on Hollywood beauty standards, learn about a “How I Met Your Mother” reboot and a lot more!

Episode 529: Chris Quilala & Social Club Misfits  

This week, we talk with worship leader and songwriter Chris Quilala about his powerful new album "Split the Sky." The hip-hop duo Social Club Misfits calls in to squash a rap beef in the best way possible—with a name-that-lyric game. The gang also discusses an upcoming sitcom based on a struggling church, learns about the most “sinful” cities in America, debates state-sponsored Christmas displays and a lot more!

Episode 528: RELEVANT Top 50: Part 6  

We’re counting down our favorite pop-culture releases of the year! This week on the show, we break down numbers 10 - 1.

In this six-episode miniseries, the RELEVANT editorial team choses their top 50 albums, TV shows, books and movies of the year. Each episode features discussions about our favorites while the team listens to clips, interviews and songs from 2016's most important artists and writers.

Listen to Part 1 here.

Listen to Part 2 here.

Listen to Part 3 here.

Listen to Part 4 here.

Listen to Part 5 here.

Episode 527: Ellie Holcomb & Tim Keller  

This week, singer-songwriter Ellie Holcomb performs live from the RELEVANT studio, and we talk with author and pastor Tim Keller about the deeper message of Advent. The gang also discusses Christmas decoration strategies, Twitter’s top trending topics of the year, the significance of Chance the Rapper’s seven Grammy nominations and a lot more!

Episode 526: RELEVANT Top 50: Part 5  

We’re counting down our favorite pop-culture releases of the year! This week on the show, we break down numbers 18 - 11.

In this six-episode miniseries, the RELEVANT editorial team choses their top 50 albums, TV shows, books and movies of the year. Each episode features discussions about our favorites while the team listens to clips, interviews and songs from 2016's most important artists and writers.

Listen to Part 1 here.

Listen to Part 2 here.

Listen to Part 3 here.

Listen to Part 4 here.

Episode 525: Louie Giglio & LANY  

This week, we talk with author, pastor and Passion founder Louie Giglio about the importance of Advent season and his new book, "Waiting Here for You". We also chat with synth-pop outfit LANY about their latest EP, "kinda", and what inspires their songwriting. The gang also discusses the ethics of using Nickelback as a crime deterrent, talks about Martin Scorsese’s adaptation of the missionary novel Silence, learns about New Zealand’s nationwide Secret Santa campaign and a lot more!

Episode 524: RELEVANT Top 50: Part 4  

We’re counting down our favorite pop-culture releases of the year! This week on the show, we break down numbers 26 - 19.

In this six-episode miniseries, the RELEVANT editorial team choses their top 50 albums, TV shows, books and movies of the year. Each episode features discussions about our favorites while the team listens to clips, interviews and songs from 2016's most important artists and writers.

Listen to Part 1 here.

Listen to Part 2 here.

Listen to Part 3 here.

Episode 523: Sho Baraka & Shane Claiborne  

This week, we talk with hip-hop artist Sho Baraka about his new album, “The Narrative,” and learn how he’s helping Christians make an impact through politics. We also sit down with speaker and author Shane Claiborne to discuss his latest book, "Executing Grace," about ending the death penalty in America. The gang also discusses the hazards of Black Friday, remembers the legacy of soul singer Sharon Jones, hears about the Chipotle scandal gripping the nation and a lot more!

Episode 522: RELEVANT Top 50: Part 3  

We’re counting down our favorite pop-culture releases of the year! This week on the show, we break down numbers 34 - 27.

In this six-episode miniseries, the RELEVANT editorial team choses their top 50 albums, TV shows, books and movies of the year. Each episode features discussions about our favorites while the team listens to clips, interviews and songs from 2016's most important artists and writers.

Listen to Part 1 here.

Listen to Part 2 here.

Episode 521: Young the Giant & Brian McLaren  

This week, we talk with indie rock band Young the Giant about their latest album “Home of the Strange.” We also sit down with author and theologian Brian McLaren to discuss his new book “The Great Spiritual Migration” and hear why a major shift is happening in the church. The gang also breaks down Oxford Dictionaries' words of the year (yes, “adulting” is included), discuss the new David Blaine special, tell you how to spot fake news on Facebook and a lot more!

Episode 520: RELEVANT Top 50: Part 2  

We’re counting down our favorite pop-culture releases of the year! This week on the show, we break down numbers 42 - 35.

In this six-episode miniseries, the RELEVANT editorial team choses their top 50 albums, TV shows, books and movies of the year. Each episode features discussions about our favorites while the team listens to clips, interviews and songs from 2016's most important artists and writers.

Listen to Part 2 here.

Episode 519: Empire of the Sun & Jeremy Courtney  

This week on the show, Empire of the Sun joins us to talk about their new album, Two Vines, and Preemptive Love Coalition founder Jeremy Courtney calls us from the front lines of the fight to free Mosul from ISIS control in Iraq. Hint: It’s an unprecedented humanitarian crisis and opportunity. We tell all about a new podcast we’re launching, and oh, wasn't there was an election or something this week?

Episode 518: RELEVANT Top 50: Part 1  

We’re counting down our favorite pop-culture releases of the year! In this new, six-episode miniseries, the RELEVANT editorial team breaks down their top 50 pop-culture selections of 2016. Each episode features discussions about the year’s best movies, music, TV shows, books and more, while the team listens in to some of their favorites.

Episode 517: Scott Derrickson & Gungor  

This week, we talk with Doctor Strange director Scott Derrickson about the spiritual messages of his new blockbuster and how his own faith influences his filmmaking. We also talk with Gungor about the duo’s latest record One Wild Life: Body and the real-life experiences that shaped the final chapter of their epic trilogy of albums. The gang also discusses the legacy of Bob Dylan, finds out how much of their lives are wasted spent trying to find something to watch on TV, debates the ethics of Taco Bell’s Kit Kat quesadilla, talks about the cultural role of social media criticism and a lot more!

Episode 516: Lupita Nyong'o  

This week, we talk to Oscar-winning actress Lupita Nyong'o about her new film “Queen of Katwe” and why she gravitates toward socially redeeming stories. The team also takes an in-depth look at the brand new issue of RELEVANT, discusses America’s greatest fears, watches Obama reading mean Tweets, talks about why the gender pay gap still exists, reads some of our listeners' best (or is it worst?) dad jokes and a whole lot more!

Editor's Note: Below are the images of "Aaron" and "Tim Tebow" as "children" that Aaron supplied.

Episode 515: Tim Tebow  

This week, we talk with college football legend, author, broadcaster and baseball player Tim Tebow about overcoming disappointment, finding your identity outside of outward success and his new book “Shaken.” We also hear some painfully hilarious Halloween horror stories from listeners, discuss why election season is so stressful, talk about how Lil Wayne almost had a dramatic career change and give you some idea for spicing up your big “harvest party.”

Episode 514: Chris Thile  

This week, we talk with musician Chris Thile, the Nickel Creek member who’s taking the reins of the iconic public radio show "A Prairie Home Companion" this weekend. We discuss what it’s like filling the shoes left by Garrison Keillor, why he thinks Radiohead would be a great fit on the show and how the weekly broadcast is like a church service. We also meet two new members of the RELEVANT team, have a special sequel to the Town Hall debate (The Reckoning!), see what Nic Cage is up to, discuss the possibility of aliens and a lot more!

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