RELEVANT Podcast

RELEVANT Podcast

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

Episodes

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!

Episode 513: David Oyelowo & Jonathan David and Melissa Helser  

This week, we talk with actor David Oyelowo about his powerful new film "Queen of Katwe" and the role that faith plays in his life and career. Husband and wife singer/songwriter duo Jonathan David and Melissa Helser also join us to talk about modern worship and their new album out now, "Beautiful Surrender." We also hear the new song from Lecrae and Leon Bridges, discuss Hillsong New York’s stand for Black Lives Matter, learn about how the discovery of a 2,700-year-old toilet confirms an obscure Bible story and a lot more!

Episode 512: Derek Minor  

This week, we talked with hip-hop artist Derek Minor about his EP "1014," the state of modern hip-hop and why Christians can not be silent about racial injustice. Also, Science Mike McHargue joins us for discussions about the Snap Spectacles, the world’s largest telescope, the merits of Arrested Development and more. The gang also plays a new fall TV-themed game, listen to Bieber lead worship and find out what science tells us about why so many people are interested in celebrity news.

Episode 511: Crowder & Matthew Soerens  

This week, Crowder performs songs from his new album “American Prodigal” live from the studio. We also talk with Matthew Soerens, the US Director of Church Mobilization for World Relief and the co-author of “Seeking Refuge: On the Shores of the Global Refugee Crisis,” about how you can help some of the world’s most vulnerable communities. The gang also talks about the evolution of late-night comedy and the war on drugs. They discuss Andy Mineo’s beef with “Esquire” magazine, learn about a dental industry conspiracy and a lot more!

Episode 510: Lauren Daigle & Hasan Minhaj  

This week, Grammy-nominated singer Lauren Daigle stops by to perform songs off of her album "How Can It Be." We also talk with Senior Daily Show correspondent and comedian Hasan Minhaj about race, religion and his new one-man show “Homecoming King." The gang also discusses how George Clooney’s organization uncovered corruption fueling war in South Sudan, the new "Wrinkle in Time" movie adaptation, burrito drones, politics in the pulpit and a whole lot more.

Episode 509: Banning Liebscher and All Sons & Daughters  

This week, the worship music duo All Sons & Daughters stop by to perform songs off their brand new album Poets & Saints. Also, Jesus Culture Sacramento Pastor Banning Liebscher discusses the powerful message behind his new book, Rooted: The Hidden Places Where God Develops You.

The gang also discusses the new show from the Mythbusters team, the food waste crisis, underwater robot drones, an exciting new venture in the goggle business and a lot more!

Episode 508: Leagues  

This week, we talk with Leagues frontman Thad Cockrell about the band's upcoming album “Alone Together,” what it’s like following up a hit debut and why music can change the way people think about social issues. We also take a look at the brand new issue of RELEVANT featuring “Ben-Hur” star Jack Huston, recap Cameron’s trip to Hawaii to see the Mars simulation dome (seriously!), debate the merits of preheating, learn about Pharrell’s church background and have a couple of experts (Science Mike and Shauna Niequist) call in to set us straight on a few things.

Episode 507: Nate Bargatze  

This week, we’re joined by comedian Nate Bargatze who discusses his faith, what it’s like to perform on "The Tonight Show," his worst gig ever and more. Also, the gang talks about what your Instagram feed says about your mental health, why Jim Gaffigan is ending his show, pizza delivery drones and a lot more!

Episode 506: Colony House & Rick Warren  

This week, Colony House joins us to talk about their upcoming album “Only the Lonely.” Also, author and pastor Rick Warren discusses how Christians can navigate these politically polarizing times. Cameron and Eddie recap their epic visit to an auction at Orlando’s “Holy Land Experience” theme park, we discuss the legacy of DJ Official, break down the latest update from Making a Murderer, find out why the Pope is throwing pizza parties and much more!

Episode 505: Hillsong United  

This week, we sit down with Hillsong United to discuss their upcoming documentary “Let Hope Rise" from filmmaker Michael John Warren (the director of Jay Z’s “Fade to Black”) and the global worship movement. Cameron and Jesse also recap their annual visit to Lollapalooza, and we listen to some of their favorite bands they saw at the festival. Also, our old friend Calvin joins us to discuss the most inefficient Olympic swimming methods, drones, how to add two years onto your life and much more!

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