Between You & Me Podcast

Between You & Me Podcast

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58 - RYAN STEVENSON: On parenthood and telling a true story
Jul 3 • 40 min
2020 has been a year of chaos, but Ryan Stevenson is living proof that it’s a year for miracles. The Grammy nominated musician tells us how his baby girl and latest album “Wildest Dreams” came into the world ON THE SAME DAY, and what we can expect from…
57- SAMMY WARD: The Cataclysmic CCM Comeback
Jun 19 • 51 min
Sammy Ward is back 20 years after his first major label debut, and he is set to live the greatest (or at least most entertaining) cataclysmic CCM Comeback Story of 2020. He chatted with Jess about returning with a Hymns Ep, what success looks like as a…
56 – JOSH BALDWIN: The secret to Church unity (in a global pandemic)
Jun 12 • 55 min
Billboard charting worship leader Josh Baldwin became a household name when he joined Bethel Music in 2014. He talks to Jess about why he decided to release his EP Live In Church when none of us could go to church (thanks for nothing COVID), gets real…
55 - KING ANTONIO & NEVA VOID - A conversation about Christians & the Black Lives Matter movement
Jun 10 • 101 min
King Antonio and Neva Void are rappers, ministers and speakers with Bout That Life Ministry (BTL) - a group that shares their stories of being freed from spiritual and literal incarceration with the world to create hope and change. They sit down with Jess…
54 - MORIAH SMALLBONE: Becoming a Lead Lady
Jun 4 • 62 min
Moriah Smallbone is a force of nature in Christian music. Whether she is singing and producing as a solo artist, a member of girl band TRALA, or as the editor of her web newspaper Lead Lady, she lives with a fierce resilience and wants to inspire everyone…
53 - J BLAKE WHITE: The gospel of success
May 28 • 56 min
J-Blake White is a chameleon, who is just as at home performing in front of millions of people on TV, as he is interviewing celebs on the red carpet. Jess speaks to the musician about being a Christian in Hollywood, what success looks like after his time…
52 - DJ MAJ: Dancing away the taboo of mental illness in Christian Music
May 22 • 57 min
Mike Allen - better known as Dj Maj - is a pioneer in Christian urban music, and now he is forging a new conversation about mental health. The producer and DJ tell us why he started Family Dance Parties on Instagram during COVID-19, all in an effort to…
51 - JILLIAN EDWARDS: How to feed a hunger for acceptance
May 15 • 61 min
Accomplished singer/songwriter Jillian Edwards has conquered Billboard, Spotify and Itunes with her blend of indie/acoustic pop. Now she is taking over Christian Music with her stunning EP ‘Meadow’. Jillian chats to Jess about how motherhood has refined…
50 - BY&M LIVE with BLISS BLISS World Premiere
May 10 • 48 min
Welcome to the very first BY&M LIVE SHOW! To celebrate 50 episodes, Jess joins CCM veterans Bliss Bliss for the world wide release party of their “What Going On” The Remixes EP. It’s half-an-hour full of chats about hope, and exclusive premiers of remixes…
49 - NICOLE UNSER: Healing & hand me down religion
May 1 • 67 min
TW: Mental illness and suicideNicole Unser is much more than a country singer – the award winning songwriter is on a mission to bring people hope and healing through her upcoming album “Wyoming”. Nicole tells us how she overcame a life impacted by mental…
48 - ELLE LIMEBEAR: Dancing on tabletops and making your mark
Apr 24 • 57 min
Elle Limebear grew up watching her dad sell out stadiums across the globe with Delirious? but she never imagined she would do the same thing…for a completely different audience. Elle talks why she wants her album ‘Lost In Wonder’ to make people dance on…
47 - RASHAWN COPELAND: Hype men & healing
Apr 17 • 53 min
From hype man for Soulja Boy to online preacher, Rashawn Copeland has seen the best and worst of Hollywood. The host of the Stories and Scriptures podcast and I’m So Blessed Daily joins Jess on this week’s ep, telling us how God saved him from gang…
46 - HERE’S TO HOPE
Apr 10 • 113 min
WELCOME HOME! Here is a gift for your Easter weekend - forty messages of hope from your favorite musicians. We asked our music making friends from across the globe to welcome you to the table as we journey through this pandemic and seriously bizarre…
45 - HANNAH SCHAEFER: Pop & God collide
Apr 3 • 53 min
Award winning songwriter Hannah Schaefer is a unicorn in Christian Music, marrying her Catholic faith and love of pop music to create bold, fearless hooks that will get stuck in your head. She tells us about her debut album, “Who I Am,” and what it means…
44 - ANNA MAE: The art of being honest
Mar 27 • 64 min
Is there room for honesty in pop music? It’s an art that alt-pop musician Anna Mae has down pat, with more than 80 song placements on major TV shows, ads and movie trailers. With the release of her new EP, “If I’m Being Honest,” she tells us about staying…
43 - JEREMY CAMP: Why I still believe
Mar 13 • 43 min
Grammy nominated singer Jeremy Camp is here to chat about his new biopic “I Still Believe”, starring KJ Apa and Britt Robertson. Out this weekend world wide, Jeremy tells us what it was like to revisit the story of losing his first wife to cancer. He also…
42 - SAMANTHA AND LUKE NELSON: Living for a purpose
Mar 7 • 68 min
Individually Samantha and Luke Nelson have incredible stories – they have overcome bullying, crippling self doubt, and suicide. Together, the singer and author are unstoppable. We speak to the couple about how creativity and faith draws them together, why…
41 - DAN KOCH PT 2: You have permission to not be in a ‘Christian’ band
Feb 28 • 44 min
Dan Koch is back for part 2 of our special series unravelling Evangelical culture. This week, he talks his time in alt-rock band Sherwood, when he met MySpace Tom, and how on earth you redefine yourself when your band breaks up. Throw in some banter about…
40 - DAN KOCH PT 1: You have permission to talk about the end of the world
Feb 21 • 55 min
As a former member of Sherwood and Pacific Gold, Dan Koch knows his away around the music industry. But did you know he’s also a theologian and training to become a Psychologist? In Part 1 of our series with Dan, he talks about the Evangelical Church’s…
39 - STEPHEN MCWHIRTER: Dropping the grave clothes of addiction and religion
Feb 7 • 54 min
From addiction to redemption, from meth addict to worship leader – Stephen McWhirter’s story will blow your mind. The musician formerly of Iron Bell Music joins us to talk about his new EP “Grave Clothes,” and gets real about overcoming substance abuse…
38 - BRANDON OAKS: Co-writing and learning to say ‘no’
Jan 25 • 57 min
Meet multi-instrumentalist Brandon Oaks - the worship leader who dropped everything to live in a missional community with the International House of Prayer in Kansas City. He tells us about his new EP ‘Endless Mercy’, what it takes to have a good…
37 - John Tibbs: Living a Wild Story and Loving People like Jesus
Jan 10 • 60 min
Mid-westerner John Tibbs is on a mission to release three EP’s in 18 months, and his new single, “One Good Try” is out today. He opens up about how his struggle with a stutter, injury and doubt has shaped his faith, and tells us what it means to live a…
36 - SARA GROVES: Nativity, Justice and the Longing Heart
Dec 20, 2019 • 46 min
Sara Groves joins us for a Christmas episode to tell us about her new album ‘Joy of Every Longing Heart’. She opens up about the beauty of the Nativity story, why Jesus and justice go together, and how she overcame Depression. Connect with @grovesroad and…
35 - HEIGHTS MUSIC: Creating the Song Your Church Needs
Dec 13, 2019 • 57 min
What would it look like to create a song for your church? This week we talk to the team at Heights Music about their EP ‘Father of Hope’ – a project Bayside Church of Citrus Heights CA believed in so much, they crowd-funded for it in full. Plus we…
34 - JOEL MCKERROW: Breaking the Fishbowl of Privilege
Dec 1, 2019 • 60 min
Award winning spoken word Poet Joel McKerrow joins us this week to chat about his new book Woven: A Spirituality for the Dissatisfied. We talk about deconstructing religion, understanding privilege, and why even the most bizarre moments can be…
33 - ZACHARY RAY: Grief, Hope and Believing Again
Nov 15, 2019 • 52 min
On this week’s episode we meet upcoming artist Zachary Ray. A graduate of the Berkley College of Music, he has worked in Calcutta, India for nearly a decade mentoring musicians. He shares how the loss of his daughter inspired his singles “Refuge” and…
32 - HILLSONG WORSHIP: Jad Gillies talks reviving the church
Nov 8, 2019 • 43 min
SUPRISE! Jad Gillies from Hillsong Worship is here to chat about their new album Awake! In this short and sweet episode, he gets real about what it takes for revival to actually happen in the Church, and talks about keeping a level head when Hillsong went…
31 - BLISSBLISS: Marriage, Mission and Motown
Nov 1, 2019 • 62 min
Separately, Renée Garcia Bliss and Lang Bliss have toured the globe and released Grammy nominated albums. Together, they are BlissBliss – the ultimate sophistipop duo, formed during the golden era of Christian Music. They tell us why Christian music was…
30 - TAYLOR TRIPODI: The difference between Identity and Calling
Oct 18, 2019 • 55 min
Taylor Tripodi has been named one of the 30 best upcoming Catholic artists in the world, but her music hasn’t come without struggle. Taylor tells us how vocal nodules helped to re-define her identity and chats about the role Catholicism plays in her…
29 - Q&A with Jess
Oct 6, 2019 • 62 min
CONTENT WARNING: References to spiritual and religious trauma, mental health and suicideThis week Jess answers your questions, and tells us about the inspiration behind the podcast. Plus, guest host Rachel Jane joins to talk all things Veggie Tales, why…
28 - KRISSY NORDHOFF: Becoming brave in life and worship
Sep 20, 2019 • 55 min
Krissy Nordhoff’s song have been recorded by everyone from Natalie Grant to Lauren Daigle, and it seems like all the big names in Christian music have recorded music by the co-founder of BRAVE Worship - but it wasn’t an easy road. Krissy gets real about…
27 - RACHAEL LAMPA: When everything changes
Sep 6, 2019 • 66 min
Hold the phone, because Rachael Lampa is back! After dropping her first hit at 14, the queen of 00s CCM tells us why she stepped back from music in 2011, Plus, she tells us about her new singles “He’s Good” and “Side of My Heart”.Connect with Rachael…
26 - HALE: Synth tones, deconstruction and overcoming loneliness
Aug 23, 2019 • 58 min
Cory Hale Williams knows how to evoke emotion in people, and under the moniker HALE he has created some Soundstripe’s most notable ambient tracks. We talk to the Nashville artist about defining success in a competitive city, how his faith was…
BONUS EP - What the heck is happening with so many Christians losing their faith?
Aug 15, 2019 • 33 min
Between Joshua Harris and Marty Sampson ‘renouncing’ their faith, it’s been a WEEK in the Christian world. So where do we go from here? In this bonus episode, Jess unravels what happened in the media, and explores why we care so much when a Christian…
25 — ROSS KING: Let’s talk about Anxiety
Aug 10, 2019 • 67 min
Is there room to talk about depression and anxiety in Christian Music? Stellar songwriter Ross King tells us what inspired him to share his greatest struggles through the song, ‘Things That I’m Afraid Of’.Connect @rosskingmusic and rosskingmusic.com.Buy…
24 - BRADY TOOPS: Reality TV and unravelling religion
Jul 26, 2019 • 71 min
Are you ready to unravel your faith? This week we talk to singer/songwriter and all round legend Brady Toops. Yup, he’s the dude from The Bachelorette, but Brady’s done a lot more than that. He tells us about deconstructing childhood faith, how reality TV…
23 - SYDNEY GUERRETTE & DEIDRE CATLETT : What’s missing from the Pro Life argument
Jul 12, 2019 • 65 min
What happens when the pro life/pro choice debate becomes real in your own life? This week we talk to singer/songwriter Sydney Guerrette, a near abortion survivor, and Deidre Catlett a theologian (and her mother) about their inspiring song “Carry On”.…
22 - ROBBIE REIDER OF CROSSROADS MUSIC: Worshipping through grief
Jun 28, 2019 • 61 min
Crossroads Music is the creative expression of one of the largest churches in the US, but their songwriting took a different turn after the loss of a pastor to cancer. We talk to their National Music Director Robbie Reider about what happens when God…
21 - DARA MACLEAN: Daring to believe for bigger things
Jun 15, 2019 • 55 min
With international radio hits and Billboard charting albums, Dara Maclean was the golden girl of Christian Music in 2011. Six years after her last album, she’s back as an independent artist. She tells us why she’s dreaming big, the vision for her…
20 - BINLEY: Faith + chronic illness = ?
May 17, 2019 • 60 min
Before she was the singer for SoCal pop worship band BINLEY, Andrea Hamilton toured the globe writing pop songs. On this week’s ep, she tells us how chronic illness changed her life, and why her new worship project BINLEY dares to confront our pain in…
19 - JOHNNY CROWDER: Metal, mental health & Jesus
May 10, 2019 • 70 min
This week we talk metal music, mental health and faith with Johnny Crowder. A frontman for nu metal band Prison as well as CEO of mental health app Cope Notes, nothing about this guy is ordinary. Nothing.
18 - DAVID ZACH OF REMEDY DRIVE: I’m not a commodity
May 3, 2019 • 68 min
Hold on tight, because abolitionist and lead singer of Remedy Drive David Zach gets real on this week’s episode. He talks about going undercover with The Exodus Road to free people from human trafficking and how it compelled Remedy Drive to go…
17 - VERSES: Aussie slang and the Modern Day Memory Verse
Apr 26, 2019 • 48 min
We’re back from the Easter break with one of the best upcoming worship bands you’ve never heard of. On this week’s ep, meet Aussie trio VERSES, a band dedicated to creating “the modern day memory verse” using the pop/EDM sounds and production quality we’d…
16 - MATT CROCKER OF HILLSONG UNITED: It’s getting rowdy in here
Apr 12, 2019 • 51 min
On the verge of releasing their album PEOPLE, Hillsong UNITED’s Matt Crocker tells us why honesty and vulnerability are the heartbeat of the Aussie church band. As the writer of songs like “Oceans” and “Not Today”, he chats about growing up in Hillsong,…
15 - ANDREW KITCHEN: When alt-punk art and faith collide
Apr 5, 2019 • 53 min
Andrew Kitchen is one of Australia’s most well regarded musicians, and as lead singer of Alt-punk band Antiskeptic is iconic in the Aussie Christian, festival and club scenes. We spoke to Andrew about Antiskeptic’s rise to fame, his solo project Ridley,…
14 - ONAJE JEFFERSON: Let’s talk diversity
Mar 29, 2019 • 49 min
This week we’re taking it to church with The Recording Collective’s Onaje Jefferson. A member of Grammy award winning band Israel and New Breed for 6 years, and a soloist with the Brooklyn Tabernacle Choir, Onaje tells us about the Collective’s new EP Yes…
13 - JOHN DIBIASE: A Jesus Freak for sure
Mar 22, 2019 • 54 min
Dust off your old CD collection, on today’s episode we talk founder of Jesus Freak Hideout John DiBiase! A forerunner in online Christian music journalism and a respected connoisseur of all things 90s CMM, he tells us about his incredible rise to success,…
12 - CRYSTAL LEWIS: Owning your space
Mar 15, 2019 • 59 min
With three Grammy nominations to her name and nearly thirty albums under her belt, singer/songwriter Crystal Lewis has accomplished more in her career than most musicians do in a lifetime. In this exclusive interview, we chat with Crystal about some of…
11 - SLEEPING AT LAST: Secular songs and the Enneagram
Mar 8, 2019 • 56 min
Better known by his moniker Sleeping At Last, multi instrumentalist Ryan O’Neal has spent two decades writing about everything from planets and personality theories, to the essence of life and his faith. We talk to him about his popular ‘Enneagram’ series…
10 - SINAI: Hip hop with purpose
Jan 18, 2019 • 40 min
SINAI is a hip hop artist whose passion meets purpose, believing in the power of sharing a message of hope and overcoming. Sinai tells us the incredible story about he overcame the stigma of growing up in the Projects, why his new single ‘Rally’ feat.…
9 - GUSTAVO GUERRERO: Music and activism
Jan 11, 2019 • 39 min
Music and activism go hand-in-hand for Gustavo Guerrero, and on this week’s episode we chat to the singer/songwriter about how music has helped him transition between countries and cities. He opens up about looking for a place to belong in the church as a…
8 - Meet upcoming artists DEE SWAN & SARAH GERALD
Jan 4, 2019 • 41 min
On this week’s episode, we introduce you to two amazing up-and-coming artists. Christian EDM singer and producer Dee Swan tells us why he is so audacious about sharing his faith, and what it’s like to work with singers like The Ready Set. Meanwhile,…
Ep7 - SARAH REEVES: Overcoming self-doubt
Dec 23, 2018 • 35 min
This week Nashville pop/worship singer Sarah Reeves joins us to talk about her new album Easy Never Needed You, how she struggled with self doubt and identity when she was first signed at 18, and why she chooses to speak so openly about her struggles in…
Ep6 - AUDREY ASSAD: When you lose your faith
Dec 14, 2018 • 39 min
On this week’s episode we speak to notable singer/songwriter and author Audrey Assad about losing faith, the racial and class divide in the Christian music industry, and why she chooses to speak about her past struggle with pornography addiction.
Ep5 - JOHN MARK MCMILLAN: Christmas and the Nether-regions of CCM
Dec 6, 2018 • 46 min
This week we talk to one of Christian Music’s most influential and controversial song writers, John Mark McMillan. He tells us all about his Christmas record, ‘Smile In The Mystery,’ unpacks why he believes we take lyrics too seriously, and speaks about…
Ep4 - JENNIFER MARTIN: The golden era of CCM
Nov 30, 2018 • 43 min
This week we throw it back to Christian music’s glory days with pastor, singer, songwriter, missionary and former publicist Jennifer Martin. She tells us the extraordinary story of how she began working with Michael W. Smith and Amy Grant in the 90s, why…
Ep3 - CHAD MOSES OF TO WRITE LOVE ON HER ARMS: Mental health, music and heresy
Nov 23, 2018 • 54 min
Over the past 12 years, mental health non-profit To Write Love On Her Arms has been present at music festivals, reminding fans and artists that it’s okay to not be okay. On this week’s episode, we talk to TWLOHA’s music and events team member, Chad Moses,…
Ep2 - DAVID GUNGOR OF THE BRILLIANCE: Supporting DREAMers and quitting church music
Nov 15, 2018 • 56 min
What happens when music gets political? On this week’s episode, we speak to David Gungor of The Brilliance about why the band dedicated their ‘Oh Dreamer’ suite to the DACA Dreamers. He also opens up about why the duo chose to go independent and quit…
Ep1 - CROWDER: Working through the ghost of cynicism
Nov 8, 2018 • 26 min
On the debut episode of Between You & Me we talk to Grammy nominee Crowder about his new album ‘I Know A Ghost’. Find out why the Bible freaks him out, and hear why he doesn’t regret changing the lyrics to ‘How He Loves’ a decade after the “Sloppy wet…
Season 1 Promo
Nov 1, 2018 • 8 min
On the promo for season 1 of Between You & Me, we answer the question, “Why does the world need another podcast?” and tell you about the amazing CCM musician we’re interviewing in our debut episode.