The RELEVANT Podcast

The 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!
Episode 578: Richard Rohr
Nov 24 • 88 min
This week, “Science Mike” McHargue joins us for the whole show and a special, very science-y edition of slices. We also talk with author and thinker Father Richard Rohr about how to overcome doubts and the indie-folk duo The Gray Havens stops by for a…
Episode 577: Chad Veach
Nov 17 • 84 min
This week, ZOE Church pastor and author of the new book Faith Forward Future, Chad Veach, joins us to talk about how to find your calling even when your life isn’t going as planned. We also play a brand-new movie-themed game, “Rotten Tomato, Rotten…
Episode 576: Joseph and Katie Davis Majors
Nov 10 • 91 min
This week, we talk with author and activist Katie Davis Majors about moving to Uganda, adopting 14 children and her ministry that cares for families in the country, Amazima. We also talk with the indie band Joseph about what goes into their infectious…
Episode 575: Carl Lentz
Nov 3 • 104 min
This week, we’re joined by Hillsong NYC pastor and author of the new book Own the Moment, Carl Lentz, who discusses his critics and why every Christian can make an impact in their world. Indie folk duo The Welcome Wagon also joins us to talk about the…
Episode 574: Trip Lee
Oct 27 • 107 min
This week, we talk with rapper Trip Lee about the state of hip-hop and how he is using his platform to raise awareness about racial injustice in America. We also take a behind-the-scenes look at the brand-new issue of RELEVANT that just hit newsstands…
Episode 573: Christine Caine
Oct 20 • 111 min
This week, author and activist Christine Caine joins us to discuss her new book Unshakeable as well as the #MeToo movement. We also play the most bonkers Halloween-themed game you’ve ever heard, hear about the world’s most prolific fajita thief, get some…
Episode 572: Kristene DiMarco
Oct 13 • 94 min
This week, singer-songwriter Kristene DiMarco discusses her brand new album Where His Light Was, and we hear about the experiences that inspired some its standout songs. And, in a special preview of RELEVANT Podcast Network’s brand new show, RELEVANT Is…
Episode 571: John Mark McMillan
Oct 6 • 98 min
This week, singer-songwriter John Mark McMillan joins us for a special game of worship music lyric trivia. We also hear a portion of the RELEVANT Podcast Network’s newest show Fun Therapy with Mike Foster. In the clip, Mike talks with activist Jason…
Episode 570: Andy Mineo
Sep 29 • 98 min
This week, we talk with Andy Mineo about his brand-new mixtape Magic & Bird and how he overcame a personal — and spiritual — crisis. Author and counselor Deb Fileta also takes your relationship questions in our new “Expert Advice” segment. And special…
Episode 569: Terry Crews & Derek Webb
Sep 22 • 96 min
This week, we talk with Brooklyn Nine-Nine star Terry Crews about how he overcame a secret addiction that almost cost him everything. Singer-songwriter Derek Webb also joins us to break down the five songs that changed his life. The gang also discusses…
Episode 568: The Lone Bellow
Sep 15 • 102 min
This week, we talk with The Lone Bellow frontman Zach Williams about the band’s brand-new album Walk into a Storm. We also play a brand-new game with listeners called “Before You Buy a $1,000 iPhone.” The gang also hears about your worst date stories,…
Episode 567: Hillsong Young and Free & Chris Heuertz
Sep 8 • 115 min
This week, we talk with Hillsong Young and Free about the inspiration behind their latest album, Youth Revival Acoustic and their brand-new single “Love Won’t Let Me Down.” Author Chris Heuertz also joins us to discuss his new book The Sacred Enneagram:…
Episode 566: Derek Minor & Rev. Robert Wright Lee IV
Sep 1 • 122 min
This week, rapper Derek Minor joins us to talk about his brand-new album, Your Soul Must Fly. We also speak with pastor Robert Wright Lee IV—a descendant of Robert E. Lee—about why Christians must address and combat white supremacy. Chris Seay, the pastor…
Episode 565: Charlie Cox & Sandra McCracken
Aug 25 • 101 min
This week, we talk with Charlie Cox, who plays Daredevil in Netflix’s new series The Defenders. Singer-songwriter Sandra McCracken also walks us through her new album Steadfast Live. And Shauna joins us for the entire show and recaps her recent interview…
Episode 564: Lecrae & Kings Kaleidoscope
Aug 18 • 106 min
This week, Lecrae joins Propaganda and the guys for a candid and important discussion about Charlottesville. (Everyone needs to hear this.) Also, Kings Kaleidoscope takes us through their new mixtape, The Beauty Between, and Jesse lets us in on his…
Episode 563: Jesus Culture
Aug 12 • 108 min
This week, we talk with Jesus Culture about their brand new album, Love Has a Name. Also, Gary Dauberman, the screenwriter of the brand new movie Annabelle: Creation talks about the film’s real-life, supernatural inspiration. The gang also recaps their…
Episode 562: Jen Hatmaker & Wordsplayed
Aug 4 • 102 min
This week, we talk with author Jen Hatmaker about her new book, Of Mess and Moxie, and rapper Wordsplayed walks us through his brand-new mixtape with Andy Mineo, Magic & Bird. The gang also discusses the benefits of talking to yourself, an exciting new…
Episode 561: Josh Garrels & Emerson Eggerichs
Jul 28 • 113 min
This week, singer-songwriter Josh Garrels discusses the songs that changed his life. We also talk with author and relationship expert Emerson Eggerichs about his new book, Before You Hit Send. The gang also debates the merits of Lyft’s new partnership…
Episode 560: Tony Hale
Jul 21 • 104 min
This week, we talk with actor Tony Hale—who was just nominated for his third Emmy award—about his career, his choice in characters and how his faith informs it all. We also play a very special Amazon-related game. The gang also debates creationism, learns…
Episode 559: Moby
Jul 14 • 100 min
This week we talk with legendary electronic artist Moby about his latest album More Fast Songs About the Apocalypse and how his Christian faith informs his music. The gang also discusses the new JAY-Z album, talks with a Catholic priest about gluten-free…
Episode 558: LANY & Sharon Cohn-Wu
Jul 7 • 89 min
This week, we talk with LANY frontman Paul Klein about the band’s new debut album and hear a portion of the latest The New Activist podcast featuring Sharon Cohn Wu, an activist, renowned lawyer and IJM’s senior vice president of Justice System…
Episode 557: Cold War Kids
Jun 30 • 97 min
This week, we talk with Cold War Kids frontman Nathan Willett about the band’s brand-new album “L.A. Divine” and how faith inspires their songwriting. Comedian John Crist returns as a guest co-host to play “Indie Rock Band or Firework,” discuss his latest…
Episode 556: Maggie Rogers & Andy Crouch
Jun 23 • 101 min
This week, we talk with singer-songwriter Maggie Rogers about her incredible EP, “Now That the Light Is Fading” and how she managed to impress super-producer Pharrell. We also speak with author and speaker Andy Crouch about his new book, “The Tech-Wise…
Episode 555: David Crowder
Jun 16 • 104 min
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…
Episode 554: Hillsong United & Jason Fileta
Jun 9 • 118 min
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…
Episode 553: Local Natives & Jennie Allen
Jun 2 • 118 min
This week, Local Natives frontman Taylor Rice joins us to discuss the band’s new album “Sunlit Youth” and walk us through some of the record’s most memorable tracks. We also speak with IF:Gathering founder Jennie Allen about her new book, “Nothing to…
Episode 552: Damon Lindelof & Brady Toops
May 29 • 101 min
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…
Episode 551: Rob Bell
May 20 • 107 min
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…
Episode 550: Kim Walker-Smith & David Platt
May 10 • 114 min
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…
Episode 549: John Crist & Antoinette Robertson
May 5 • 106 min
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…
Episode 548: Jenn Johnson
Apr 28 • 113 min
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.…
Episode 547: Coin & Lee Strobel
Apr 21 • 86 min
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…
Drew Holcomb
Apr 14 • 110 min
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…
Jamie Tworkowski
Apr 7 • 108 min
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.”…
Taelor Gray & Craig Groeschel
Mar 31 • 102 min
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…
Paul Rust & Kari Jobe
Mar 24 • 108 min
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…
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…
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 seventh annual Oskarz.biz awards are finally here! EPISODE SPONSOR Whether you’re a busy professional couple, a large family that runs at a break-neck…
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…
The Flaming Lips
Mar 1 • 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…
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:…
Ira Glass & Andy Mineo
Feb 9 • 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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…