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!
542: Kim-Walker Smith & Jeremy Courtney
Mar 17 • 87 min
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…
541: Matt Chandler & The 2017 Oskarz.biz Awards
Mar 10 • 111 min
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!
540: Sam Worthington & Social Club Misfits
Mar 3 • 120 min
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…
539: The Flaming Lips
Feb 24 • 113 min
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…
538: Judah Smith
Feb 17 • 100 min
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:…
537: Ira Glass & Andy Mineo
Feb 10 • 88 min
This week, we talk with This American Life host and creator Ira Glass about the show’s creative process, its fascination with people of faith and what the media often gets wrong about Christians. Rapper Andy Mineo also joins us to discuss some of the…
536: Ravi Zacharias & The Brilliance
Feb 3 • 108 min
This week, we talk with The Brilliance about their brand new album “All Is Not Lost,” speak with Ravi Zacharias and Vince Vitale about their new book “Jesus Among Secular Gods” and hear from two of the leaders of World Relief, the only Christian…
535: Lecrae & Erin Loechner
Jan 27 • 101 min
This week, we talk with rapper Lecrae about his brand-new song “Blessings” featuring a collaboration with Ty Dolla $ign, speaking out against injustice and what to expect from his upcoming album. We also speak with designer, speaker and author Erin…
534: Lauren Daigle & Richard Rohr
Jan 20 • 100 min
This week, we talk to worship leader Lauren Daigle about the role of worship, how music helps her connect with God and how she approaches the songwriting process. We also speak with author, speaker and teacher Father Richard Rohr about contemplative…
533: OK Go
Jan 15 • 104 min
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…
532: Johnnyswim
Jan 6 • 107 min
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…
531: The Best of 2016
Dec 30, 2016 • 114 min
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…
530: Trip Lee
Dec 23, 2016 • 109 min
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…
529: Chris Quilala & Social Club Misfits
Dec 16, 2016 • 103 min
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…
528: RELEVANT Top 50: Part 6
Dec 14, 2016 • 61 min
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…
527: Ellie Holcomb & Tim Keller
Dec 9, 2016 • 93 min
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…
526: RELEVANT Top 50: Part 5
Dec 7, 2016 • 44 min
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…
525: Louie Giglio & LANY
Dec 2, 2016 • 89 min
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…
524: RELEVANT Top 50: Part 4
Nov 30, 2016 • 48 min
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…
523: Sho Baraka & Shane Claiborne
Nov 25, 2016 • 84 min
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…
522: RELEVANT Top 50: Part 3
Nov 23, 2016 • 48 min
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…
521: Young the Giant & Brian McLaren
Nov 18, 2016 • 109 min
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…
520: RELEVANT Top 50: Part 2
Nov 16, 2016 • 45 min
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…
519: Empire of the Sun & Jeremy Courtney
Nov 11, 2016 • 84 min
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…
518: RELEVANT Top 50: Part 1
Nov 10, 2016 • 44 min
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,…
517: Scott Derrickson & Gungor
Nov 4, 2016 • 105 min
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…
516: Lupita Nyong’o
Oct 28, 2016 • 105 min
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…
515: Tim Tebow
Oct 21, 2016 • 95 min
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…
514: Chris Thile
Oct 14, 2016 • 104 min
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…
513: David Oyelowo & Jonathan David and Melissa Helser
Oct 7, 2016 • 105 min
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…
512: Derek Minor
Sep 30, 2016 • 96 min
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…
511: Crowder & Matthew Soerens
Sep 23, 2016 • 120 min
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…
510: Lauren Daigle & Hasan Minhaj
Sep 16, 2016 • 104 min
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…
509: Banning Liebscher and All Sons & Daughters
Sep 9, 2016 • 106 min
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…
508: Leagues
Sep 2, 2016 • 127 min
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…
507: Nate Bargatze
Aug 26, 2016 • 133 min
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…
506: Colony House & Rick Warren
Aug 19, 2016 • 128 min
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…
505: Hillsong United
Aug 12, 2016 • 134 min
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…
504: Shauna Niequist
Aug 5, 2016 • 120 min
This week, author and speaker Shauna Niequist discusses the importance of slowing down, why the idea of ‘efficiency’ is overrated and her new book Present Over Perfect. We’re also joined by a special guest co-host “Science” Mike McHargue, who not only…
503: Os Guinness
Jul 29, 2016 • 99 min
This week on the podcast, we talk with author and the social critic Os Guinness about the challenges—and opportunities—facing Christians in the 21-century, digital world. Jesse introduces a groundbreaking new game (called Shark Tank Rejects). We discuss…
502: Jon Foreman & Jeremy Courtney
Jul 22, 2016 • 107 min
This week on the show, Switchfoot frontman Jon Foreman tells us about his five all-time favorite songs that should be on your summer playlist and Preemptive Love Coalition founder Jeremy Courtney discusses the escalating violence in Iraq—and how you can…
501: Chuck Klosterman & Lisa Sharon Harper
Jul 15, 2016 • 88 min
This week, we talk to culture critic and author Chuck Klosterman about his new book on the nature of truth. It’s a fascinating conversation, especially for Christians. Also, activist and author Lisa Sharon Harper joins us to talk about gaining a new…
500: Scott Harrison
Jul 8, 2016 • 102 min
It’s the 500th episode of the RELEVANT Podcast, and to celebrate we recorded this episode 100% live and uncut in front of a studio audience. Charity: water founder Scott Harrison joins us to talk about their incredible work … and about Trapped in the…
499: NEEDTOBREATHE
Jul 1, 2016 • 134 min
This week, NEEDTOBREATHE frontman Bear Rinehart discusses the five songs that changed his life and influenced his songwriting. We also play our epic annual Fourth of July game: “Indie Rock Band or Firework,” the editors take you behind the scenes of the…
498: Social Club Misfits
Jun 24, 2016 • 107 min
This week, hip-hop duo Social Club Misfits joins us to discuss their influences, their latest album “The Misfit Generation” and the messages behind their music. We also talk with Dr. Russell Moore, president of the Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission of…
497: Hillsong Young & Free
Jun 17, 2016 • 103 min
This week, we’re joined by Orlando-area pastors Cole NeSmith (City Beautiful Church), Josh Turner (Celebration Church Orlando) and Justin Johnson (One Church) to discuss the tragic shooting that occurred last weekend at a local gay nightclub, how the…
496: Dustin Kensrue and ‘The Conjuring 2’ Writers
Jun 10, 2016 • 107 min
This week, we talk with Thrice frontman Dustin Kensrue about the band’s hit new album “To Be Everywhere Is to Be Nowhere,” its political undertones and how his experience at Mars Hill shaped some of the songs. We chat with screenwriters Chad and Carey…
495: Malachi Kirby
Jun 3, 2016 • 96 min
This week on the podcast, we talk with the star of the hit new miniseries Roots, Malachi Kirby. He discusses the legacy of the show, what it’s like playing Kunte Kinte and the role his Christian faith plays in his acting career. Also, our old friend Adam…
494: Christine Caine
May 27, 2016 • 126 min
This week on the podcast, Christine Caine discusses the importance of overcoming shame, how to find healing, and the amazing work her anti-human trafficking organization A21 is doing around the world. And, for Shauna’s last episode, we have listeners call…
493: Kevin Max
May 20, 2016 • 137 min
This is the week you’ve all been waiting for. On the new podcast, we sit down for an extended interview with DC Talk’s Kevin Max, hear songs from his new album “Playing Games with the Shadow,” hear about what it’s like to be a part of Christian music’s…