The Bible Binge

The Bible Binge

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Talking about Bible stories is often fraught with scholarly nerd alerts about ancient linguistics and inaccessible theological discussions centered around hermeneutics. But what if there was a way to use your pop culture literacy to enhance your biblical literacy. What if you could recap the Bible like you recapped your favorite TV show? Welcome to the Bible Binge hosted by Knox McCoy and Jamie Golden of The Popcast.


Peter
Aug 2 • 56 min
In this episode, Peter, Jesus’ disciple formerly known as Simon, loses his mind and realizes Jesus is who he says he is (you know, the Son of God) when Jesus walks on water. Jesus tries to get Peter to join and Peter panics mid-attempt. Plus, an…
Zaccheus
Jun 14 • 48 min
In this episode, we cover the story of Zaccheus, that wee little man who climbed up a tree. Listen as we discuss questions that matter, like why Jesus would choose to associate with known sinners, and questions that don’t, like exactly how tall Zaccheus…
All Things Reconsidered Foreword: By Jamie Golden
Jun 2 • 12 min
Wherein you get to hear to the audiobook version of the foreword for Knox’s new book AS READ BY JAMIE and all the behind the scenes stuff that led to Jamie writing the foreword.
Josiah
May 31 • 58 min
In this episode, we’re talking about Josiah, the teenage Old Testament king who came from a family that is complicated at best. In this story, a simple temple remodel turns into a discovery that rattles the religious foundation of a kingdom. Josiah has a…
All Things Reconsidered: Chapter 22 - Change Will Do You Good
May 22 • 12 min
An audio preview of Knox’s new book All Things Reconsidered releasing on Tuesday, June 2.
Constantine’s Conversion
May 17 • 69 min
In this episode, we’re doing our own Friends-style pivot and covering our first ever non-Bible story! Join us as we dive into a historical account of the ancient events of the Roman Empire, the Emperor responsible for making Knox hate his birthday, and…
Tower of Babel
May 3 • 55 min
In this episode, we talk about that Jenga tower to the heavens, The Tower of Babel. This one event made the entire world pivot toward different languages, but there still are a lot of questions we want answered. How tall was this tower? Did God really…
Philip and the Eunuch
Apr 19 • 55 min
In this episode, we’re talking about Philip the Evangelist, a true master of the pivot. In this whirlwind of a story, Philip crashes a magic show, baptizes a eunuch, and gets whisked away by the Holy Spirit to round out his epic pivot adventure.
Jonah and the Whale
Apr 5 • 54 min
In this episode, we talk about Jonah, the King of Biblical Turnarounds and survivor of an unfortunate fish swallowing. This epic maritime tale is one full of pivots, repentance, forgiveness, and even a foreshadowing to Jesus.
Esther and The World Turned Upside Down
Feb 23 • 52 min
It’s the final countdown to stop the mass genocide of the Jewish people. In the face of great uncertainty, Esther does the unthinkable..she throws TWO parties! She’s fasted, she’s prayed, and now is her moment to take a huge, but brave, risk. Will Esther…
Esther and the Threat Level Genocide
Feb 9 • 48 min
In this episode, tensions are running high and things are heating up at the Bachelor House (aka King Xerxes’ palace). Esther’s guardian Mordecai steps on some royal toes and accidentally sets in motion a plan to kill the entire Jewish population. Will…
There’s A New Queen In Town
Jan 26 • 56 min
There’s a new queen in town! In this episode, the official beauty queen pageant begins between Esther and the rest of King Xerxes’ harem, but trouble lurks around the corner. No one is here to make friends, including the king’s officers, and it’s up to…
Introduction to Esther
Jan 12 • 60 min
Welcome to Season 8 of The Bible Binge dedicated to the most cunningly courageous queen in the Bible, Esther. SNL’s Stefon would tell you that The Book of Esther has everything. It has murder, lies, intrigue, adoption, romance, a beauty pageant. It has…
Season 8 Preview: Esther
Jan 5 • 3 min
A season dedicated to the cunning and courageous winner of The Bible Bachelor: Esther. This season is a special crossover season with our other show The Popcast with Knox and Jamie. As we are recapping The Bachelor on ABC every week for our supporter…
Elizabeth and Zechariah
Dec 8, 2019 • 58 min
What if, on the single greatest day of your life, you met an angel of the Lord and ended up mute? In today’s episode, just that happens. An angel shows up on the scene, God speaks for the first time in 400 years, and two ladies unexpectedly find out…
Jacob Wrestles God (?)
Nov 24, 2019 • 42 min
Let’s get ready to rumble! In this episode we cover the epic wrestling match with 97-year-old Jacob in one corner and the almighty…God (?)… in the other. Will Jacob’s peace offering to his brother Esau be enough to right past wrongs or will this wrestling…
Ananias and Sapphira
Nov 10, 2019 • 53 min
In this episode, we dive into the book of Acts to discuss the story of Ananias and Sapphira. In our story, Jesus has gone back to heaven and charged his followers with the lofty task of spreading the Gospel. It was a club prerequisite that you sell…
Mary of Bethany
Oct 27, 2019 • 48 min
In this episode, we venture into the New Testament to take a look at the story of Mary of Bethany. One of many Marys, Hairy Mary upended social constructs of the time to anoint Jesus with perfume. Knox and Jamie dive into what makes this a “weird thing”…
Abraham and Isaac
Oct 13, 2019 • 53 min
In this episode, we talk about the (in)famous story of Abraham and Issac. This saga is one of sacrifice, blind faith, and God providing, quite literally, in the nick of time. We grapple with some tough questions, attempt to explain the taboo (yet totally…
Balaam and The Donkey
Sep 29, 2019 • 58 min
Buckle up for the Wizard of Oz of Bible stories. In this episode we tell a tale of divination, blank checks to pay for nefarious activities, mercenary prophets, and even a mysterious talking donkey. Plus, we settle the score on the…
Season 7 Sneak Preview: Weird Stuff God Made People Do
Sep 22, 2019 • 3 min
Welcome to a quick preview of The Bible Binge, Season Seven: Weird Stuff God Made People Do. We’re excited to set off on this new season and we’re even more excited to point you to www.thebiblebinge.com as your new destination for all things Bible Binge.
Deconstructing The Wizard of Oz (Excerpt)
Sep 13, 2019 • 15 min
In this very special excerpt episode, Knox, Jamie, and Bible Scholar Erin Moon deconstruct the Wizard of Oz and look for spiritual applications therein. If you want to learn more about how you can listen to the entirety of this episode, go to…
Moses Goes To The Promised Land (Not)
Aug 11, 2019 • 51 min
You break it, you buy it. In this episode, Moses makes it to the Promised Land! Psych. Instead, he smashes some pretty important stone tablets, strikes a rock twice, and passes the torch to a younger generation. All that, plus more whining from the…
Moses and The Ten Commandments
Jul 28, 2019 • 56 min
Join us for a ride on eagles’ wings as we talk about those famously chiseled instructions, The Ten Commandments. This season of The Bible Binge is about legendary law-giver and prophet supreme, Moses, and in this episode he has a heart-to-heart with…
Moses and the Crossing of the Red Sea
Jul 14, 2019 • 51 min
It’s a bird, it’s a plane, it’s a giant pillar of cloud and fire! Led by Moses and his all-powerful staff, in this episode we’re talking about the Israelites and their escape from Egypt. Will they cross the Red Sea on dry ground? Is the…
32. The Plagues
Jun 30, 2019 • 60 min
Blood, frogs, locusts, oh my! In this episode, we’re talking about that plague life. Tune in as we chat about all things Moses, those 10 crazy plagues, and Pharaoh’s hardened heart. MENTIONS “Pharaoh Pharaoh” Knox’s…
31. Moses and the Burning Bush
Jun 16, 2019 • 51 min
Season 6 of The Bible Binge is about legendary law-giver and prophet supreme, Moses. In this episode, we’re talking about Moses killing a man (gasp!) and that famous burning bush. MENTIONS from Jethro Tull - The and The from Chicago Bulls…
30. Baby Moses
Jun 2, 2019 • 49 min
Welcome to Season 6 of The Bible Binge. Season 6 is all about legendary lawgiver and prophet supreme, Moses. In this episode, we’re talking about baby Moses and his humble beginnings in a basket.
The NOs of Church excerpt
Jun 1, 2019 • 10 min
This week we have a fun excerpt from our bonus episode “The Nos of Church” that we’re dropping in our brand new Bible Binge Patreon Community launching today, June 1 at www.thebiblebinge.com/patreon.
29. Rahab
Apr 21, 2019 • 44 min
In this episode, we discuss Rahab. We finally arrive at the hooker with a heart of gold we’ve been waiting for. Rahab hides some spies and saves her family and helps a nation enter the Promised Land.
28: Gomer and Hosea
Apr 7, 2019 • 54 min
In this episode, we discuss Hosea and Gomer. What happens when God tells you to marry a prostitute who falls in love with you but also decides to go back to prostitution?
27: Potiphar’s Wife
Mar 24, 2019 • 40 min
Welcome to Season 5: Shady Ladies. In this episode, we discuss Potiphar’s Wife. This woman has a hankering for a man who is not actually Potiphar. Hijinks ensue.
26. The Woman At The Well
Mar 10, 2019 • 54 min
In this episode, we discuss The Woman at the Well. Although she doesn’t get a proper name, the conversation she had changed the course of Biblical history. Was she shady? Maybe not.
25: Delilah
Feb 24, 2019 • 68 min
In this episode, we discuss Delilah. Is Samson the good guy who’s overtaken by evil Delilah with a razor or are both not quite what they seem?
24: Jezebel
Feb 10, 2019 • 67 min
We’re launching Season 5: Shady Ladies. Named women represent only 5 to 8% of all named characters in scripture, but many of the ones who ARE named are air quotes complicated. In this episode, we discuss Jezebel. Was she eaten by dogs for a valid reason…
Season Five Preview: Shady Ladies
Feb 3, 2019 • 1 min
Welcome to a quick preview of The Bible Binge, Season Five: Shady Ladies. We’re excited to set off on this new season and we’re even more excited to point you to www.thebiblebinge.com as your new destination for all things Bible Binge.
23. The Wise Men
Dec 23, 2018 • 51 min
In our finale celebration of Advent, we’re taking a look at The Wise Men. Who were these guys? Who sent them? When did they arrive? Did they bring presents? Were these gifts any good? Matthew 2:1-12
22. The Shepherds and Angels
Dec 16, 2018 • 39 min
Welcome to Episode 3 of Season 4 of The Bible Binge. In celebration of Advent, we’re taking a look at each of the players in the nativity. How did Mary and Joseph end up in a stable? How did those shepherds know where to find them? Should the wise men…
21. The Manger
Dec 9, 2018 • 43 min
In celebration of Advent, we’re taking a look at each of the players in the nativity. How did Mary and Joseph end up in a stable? How did those shepherds know where to find them? Should the wise men even be in the set? In this short four episode season,…
20. Mary Meets An Angel
Dec 2, 2018 • 43 min
In celebration of Advent, we’re taking a look at each of the players in the nativity. How did Mary and Joseph end up in a stable? How did those shepherds know where to find them? Should the wise men even be in the set? In this short four episode season,…
19: The Wondering Years
Nov 11, 2018 • 42 min
We’re swapping things up a bit in this installment by having our Bible Scholar Erin Moon interview Knox about his new book. The Wondering Years releases Tuesday, November 13. Plus, we still have our standard Gentle Rebuke brought to you by Jamie.
18: David and Solomon
Nov 4, 2018 • 68 min
We’re wrapping up Season 3 which focuses on David. In this episode, we discuss more of his kids who are fighting for his throne, despite him still being alive. Parenting is still hard.
17. David’s Kids: Amnon, Tamar, and Absalom
Oct 21, 2018 • 73 min
In this episode, we discuss a few of his children including Amnon, Tamar, and Absalom. One of them gets assaulted by a brother and that brother gets killed by another brother and that other brother tries to kill their Dad. Parenting is hard.
16: David and Bathsheba
Oct 7, 2018 • 72 min
In this episode, we discuss the wandering eyes of King David to Bathsheba on the roof next door and how everything went south from there.
15: David, Saul, and Jonathan
Sep 23, 2018 • 71 min
In this episode, we discuss the back and forth between King Saul trying and failing to kill David and David not killing Saul when he can easily take him out. | I Samuel 18-31
14: David and Goliath
Sep 9, 2018 • 65 min
We’re continuing Season 3 which focuses on David. In this episode, we discuss the epic underdog battle between a shepherd boy and a giant.
13: David and His Childhood
Aug 26, 2018 • 66 min
We’re kicking off Season 3 which will focus on David. Each episode will be a deep dive into the life and times of that harp-playing, giant-slaying, watcher of sun-bathers, and man after God’s heart. In this premiere episode, we set the stage for the…
Season Three Preview
Aug 19, 2018 • 12 min
Season 3 launches next Sunday, August 26 with 6 episodes every other week and a bonus episode at the end of the season. In this episode, we give you a sneak peek plus give you some Godly green lights.
12: Mary and Martha
Jul 15, 2018 • 51 min
In this episode, we discuss Mary and Martha. Sibling squabbles weren’t reserved just for the Old Testament as these two sisters air their grievances literally at the feet of Jesus. Luke 10:38-42
11: Moses, Miriam, and Aaron
Jul 1, 2018 • 64 min
In this episode, we discuss Moses, Miriam and Aaron. Despite Moses being the “Prince of Egypt,” his sister and brother start to question his judgment. Chaos and leprosy ensues.
10: Joseph and His Brothers
Jun 17, 2018 • 68 min
Welcome to the fourth episode of season 2 of The Bible Binge. We’re in Season 2: Sibling Rivalry. In this episode, we discuss Joseph and His Brothers. What happens when a father has twelve sons, but one clear favorite? The other eleven might debate…
9. Rachel and Leah
Jun 3, 2018 • 68 min
In this episode, we discuss Rachel and Leah. These sisters share a mister and a bunch of sexy mandrakes. The rush to get pregnant creates a rivalry unrivaled in scripture.
8. Jacob and Esau
May 20, 2018 • 70 min
We’re in Season 2: Sibling Rivalry. In this episode, we discuss Jacob and Esau. These twins started fighting in the womb and never let up. Scripture: Genesis 25:19-34 | Genesis 27:1-46
7. Cain and Abel
May 6, 2018 • 63 min
We’re launching Season 2: Sibling Rivalry. In this episode, we discuss Cain and Abel. The first siblings set the stage for disgruntled brothers for centuries to follow.
6: Joseph, Father of Jesus
Mar 25, 2018 • 60 min
We’re wrapping up Season 1: The Lineage of Jesus. In this episode, we discuss Joseph, Father of Jesus. This is a guy who seems like he’s just been copied and pasted into a story, but his decisions and obedience are paramount.
5: Ruth and Boaz
Mar 18, 2018 • 81 min
We’re in Season 1: The Lineage of Jesus. In this episode, we discuss Ruth. A story of about a kind heroine who must navigate a dead husband, a demanding mother-in-law, and a dating app that takes her to the threshing floor.
4: Judah and Tamar
Mar 11, 2018 • 62 min
In this episode, we discuss Judah and Tamar, a story about unkept promises and pretending to be a prostitute at church. Episode 4 of Season 1: The Lineage of Jesus.
3: Abraham, Sarah and Hagar
Mar 4, 2018 • 72 min
Welcome to the third episode of The Bible Binge. We asked the questions: What if there was a podcast that used pop culture literacy to enhance your biblical literacy? What if you could listen to a recap of the Bible like a recap of your favorite TV show?…
2: Noah and the Ark
Feb 25, 2018 • 48 min
We’re in Season 1: The Lineage of Jesus. In this episode, we tackle the story most likely to inspire a baby’s nursery decor. Let’s meet Noah and his wife and his kids and a few pairs of every animal on earth.
1: Adam and Eve
Feb 18, 2018 • 70 min
This is the launch of Season 1: The Lineage of Jesus. You’ll learn more than you wanted to know about some of the branches of Jesus’ family tree. In this episode, we start at the beginning. And “In the beginning…” we meet Adam and Eve. Who was this first…
The Bible Binge Trailer: Season One
Feb 11, 2018 • 5 min
Talking about Bible stories is often fraught with scholarly nerd alerts about ancient linguistics and inaccessible theological discussions centered around hermeneutics. But what if there was a way to use your pop culture literacy to enhance your biblical…