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 555: David Crowder  

This week, David Crowder joins us to discuss the songs that changed his life and shaped him as a songwriter.

We also hear an excerpt from the upcoming episode of The Shauna Niequist Podcast featuring a conversation with Amanda Sudano of the duo Johnnyswim.

The gang comes up with a creative solution for crime and punishment, plans a heist to recover some missing office chairs, reminisces about classic TV shows and a lot more!

Episode 554: Hillsong United & Jason Fileta  

This week, we talk with Joel Houston of Hillsong United about their brand-new album, Wonder, and hear clips from some of its most powerful songs. We also speak with Micah Challenge Executive Director Jason Fileta about the Paris Climate Agreement, the link between extreme poverty and climate change and how you can help.

The gang also uncovers a television conspiracy, updates everyone on the infamous catfish thrower, discusses religious liberty, hears the new song from John Mark McMillan and more!

Episode 552: Damon Lindelof & Brady Toops  

This week, we talked with Damon Lindelof, the creator of HBO’s acclaimed show The Leftovers and co-creator of Lost. We also preview the latest addition to the RELEVANT Podcast Network family. The guys record on location from a ranch in Montana, where they get a live performance from worship artist Brady Toops and Jesse has a close encounter with a wild horse.

Episode 551: Rob Bell  

This week, we talk with Rob Bell about his new book, "What Is the Bible?" and learn why he thinks people need to re-evaluate how they read Scripture. We also feature a preview of the brand-new show from the RELEVANT Podcast Network, The Red Couch Podcast with Propaganda and Alma. Each week, rapper and activist Propaganda and his wife, university professor Alma Zaragoza-Petty, break down the latest in current events, pop culture and even politics.

The gang also discusses the possibility of a Rock presidency, the upcoming "Jesus Christ Superstar" TV musical, hear your worst vacation stories, learn about one of the worst first dates of all time and a lot more!

Episode 550: Kim Walker-Smith and David Platt  

This week, we feature a special in-studio performance with worship leader and singer Kim Walker-Smith with songs from her brand-new album On My Side. We also talk with writer and pastor David Platt about his new book, Counter Culture.

Propaganda joins the crew to discuss the gang’s upcoming trip to Montana, break down the controversial net neutrality policy, learn about how to prank an art museum and a lot more!

Episode 549: John Crist & Antoinette Robertson  

This week, John Crist—the stand-up comedian behind hilarious viral videos “Millennial International” and “Church Hunters”—sits in as our special guest co-host. We also talk with Antoinette Robertson, one of the stars of the new hit Netflix show “Dear White People.” And we listen to a special preview of The Shauna Niequest Podcast. The first episode, featuring author Tsh Oxenreider, drops on Monday! Also, the gang tests John’s real knowledge of Christian pop culture, we discuss a Bass Pro Shop controversy, dated fashion trends, stand-up comedy and a lot more!

Episode 548: Jenn Johnson  

This week, we talk with Bethel Music co-founder and worship leader Jenn Johnson about Bethel Music's new album, Starlight. The editorial team walks through the brand-new issue of RELEVANT and this episode marks the long-awaited return of Outlaw Hero.

Propaganda also joins the crew to discuss the latest (unfortunate) fashion trend, the rise of security robots, the new docuseries from Netflix, how Wikipedia is fighting fake news and more!

Episode 547: Coin & Lee Strobel  

This week, we talk with writer, apologist and journalist Lee Strobel about the big-screen adaptation of his best-selling book The Case for Christ and with Coin frontman Chase Lawrence about the band's new album How Will You Know If You Never Try. Shauna Niequist also joins the crew as our guest co-host as we debate the merits of clear coffee, learn about the most retweeted tweet of all time, hear about the new Prince song and a lot more!

Episode 546: Drew Holcomb  

This week, singer-songwriter Drew Holcomb joins us to discuss the latest album from Drew Holcomb and the Neighbors, “Souvenir.”

We also talk with author and theologian N.T. Wright about his new book, “The Day the Revolution Began,” and the importance of recognizing the power of the crucifixion on Good Friday. And Kristin Wright of Open Doors USA tells us about Christian persecution in Egypt following the Palm Sunday bombing targeting worshippers.

Hip-hop artist Propaganda joins the cast for the entire show as the gang breaks down the Pepsi commercial debacle, the “Floaty McFloatface” controversy, robots and a lot more!

Episode 545: Jamie Tworkowski  

This week, we talk with Jamie Tworkowski, the founder of the mental health-advocacy organization To Write Love on Her Arms, about the organization’s mission and the U.N.’s World Health Day (April 7), which this year is themed “Depression: Let’s Talk." Writer and podcaster “Science” Mike McHargue also joins us as a special co-host as we take listeners’ advice questions, discuss advancements in robot technology, ponder the intricacies of “sea law” and a lot more!

Episode 544: Taelor Gray & Craig Groeschel  

This week, rapper Taelor Gray joins us to talk about his brand new album "In the Way of Me." We also talk with pastor and author of the new book "Divine Direction," Craig Groeschel. And comedian and writer Rob Fee sits in as our very special guest co-host! The gang also discusses the risks of being on reality TV, Jay Z’s new film project, strange email sign-offs and a lot more!

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!

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