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The RELEVANT Podcast

Since 2005, the award-winning RELEVANT Podcast has covered faith and culture like no one else. Join the team behind RELEVANT magazine as they discuss everything from the poignant to the random, all with a hilarious twist. There are thought-provoking inter

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Episode 580: Cody Carnes

Fri, 08 Dec 2017 22:21:47 +0000

This week, singer-songwriter and worship leader Cody Carnes stops by for an exclusive, live performance from the RELEVANT studios. The gang also discusses the new film The Problem with Apu, the return of House of Cards, T.D. Jakes’ fight against the modern slave trade and a lot more!     CeeLo Green – What Christmas […]

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Episode 579: Beth Moore and Beautiful Eulogy

Fri, 01 Dec 2017 22:45:34 +0000

Beth Moore joins us to talk about why she is speaking out against Christians who ignore allegations against powerful people.

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Episode 578: Richard Rohr

Fri, 24 Nov 2017 21:01:39 +0000

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 special in-studio live performance. It’s a packed show!   EPISODE […]

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Episode 577: Chad Veach

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 22:47:12 +0000

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 Tomahto.” The gang also talks about the new prank from “Cards Against […]

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Episode 576: Joseph and Katie Davis Majors

Fri, 10 Nov 2017 20:39:42 +0000

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 brand of folk-inspired pop. We also discuss Kendrick Lamar’s recent collaboration with […]

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Episode 575: Carl Lentz

Fri, 03 Nov 2017 21:47:43 +0000

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 songs that changed their lives.  The gang also discusses […]

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Episode 574: Trip Lee

Fri, 27 Oct 2017 21:26:59 +0000

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 this week. The gang also debates the usefulness of police horses, […]

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Episode 573: Christine Caine

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 21:57:02 +0000

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 good news from inmates in Texas and a lot more! EPISODE MUSIC 1.Men […]

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Episode 572: Kristene DiMarco

Fri, 13 Oct 2017 20:44:58 +0000

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 Doing a Sports Podcast, Chicago Bears linebacker Sam Acho, Willow Creek’s Steve Carter and RELEVANT’s […]

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Episode 571: John Mark McMillan

Fri, 06 Oct 2017 20:23:43 +0000

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 Russell about overcoming the worst moment of his life and rediscovering his identity.  The gang […]

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Episode 570: Andy Mineo

Fri, 29 Sep 2017 21:25:40 +0000

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 guest co-host John Crist joins us for the whole show! EPISODE MUSIC 1.Slow […]

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Episode 569: Terry Crews & Derek Webb

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 21:54:23 +0000

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 the surprising new project from Snoop Dogg, learns about the world’s strangest science experiments, debates […]

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Episode 568: The Lone Bellow

Fri, 15 Sep 2017 19:51:56 +0000

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, gives an update about making it through Hurricane Irma, discusses the Cleveland […]

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Episode 567: Hillsong Young and Free & Chris Heuertz

Fri, 08 Sep 2017 21:32:16 +0000

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: Finding Your Unique Path to Spiritual Growth. The gang also discusses ways to make college football […]

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Episode 566: Derek Minor & Rev. Robert Wright Lee IV

Fri, 01 Sep 2017 20:50:37 +0000

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 of Ecclesia church in Houston joins us to talk about how listeners can help the […]

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Episode 565: Charlie Cox & Sandra McCracken

Fri, 25 Aug 2017 21:10:43 +0000

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 on Oprah’s Super Soul Sunday. The gang also discusses their disdain for the return of pumpkin spice, […]

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Episode 564: Lecrae & Kings Kaleidoscope

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 21:29:53 +0000

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 surefire investment strategy for after world currencies inevitably collapse: alpacas.  EPISODE MUSIC 1.MOSSS, “Here If […]

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Episode 563: Jesus Culture

Sat, 12 Aug 2017 21:12:58 +0000

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 trip to Lollapalooza, discusses video games in the Olympics, LaDainian Tomlinson’s moving Hall of Fame […]

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Episode 562: Jen Hatmaker & Wordsplayed

Fri, 04 Aug 2017 21:47:51 +0000

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 job opportunity from NASA to save the world from aliens, ideas […]

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Episode 561: Josh Garrels & Emerson Eggerichs

Fri, 28 Jul 2017 22:32:14 +0000

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 with Taco Bell, learns about a pair of Russian prank callers, hears your ideas for […]

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Episode 560: Tony Hale

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 23:08:49 +0000

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 about the risks of security robots, experiences another one of Eddie’s “Revelation […]

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Episode 559: Moby

Fri, 14 Jul 2017 21:37:35 +0000

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 communion, learns about how an umbrella-borrowing startup failed, hears about your least favorite […]

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Episode 558: LANY & Sharon Cohn-Wu

Fri, 07 Jul 2017 22:10:29 +0000

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 Transformation. The gang also hears the new single from Arcade Fire, learns about […]

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Episode 557: Cold War Kids

Fri, 30 Jun 2017 22:17:41 +0000

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 viral video “The Millennial Missionaries,” talk about the awkwardness of praying at restaurants, […]

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Episode 556: Maggie Rogers & Andy Crouch

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 23:00:24 +0000

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 Family.” The gang also discusses Amazon’s Whole Foods takeover, Michael Phelps racing a shark, […]

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Episode 555: David Crowder

Fri, 16 Jun 2017 22:15:14 +0000

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 […]

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Episode 554: Hillsong United & Jason Fileta

Fri, 09 Jun 2017 21:47:47 +0000

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 […]

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Episode 553: Local Natives & Jennie Allen

Fri, 02 Jun 2017 21:19:19 +0000

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 Prove,” and why it’s so important to slow down and live life not […]

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Episode 552: Damon Lindelof & Brady Toops

Mon, 29 May 2017 14:11:51 +0000

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 […]

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Episode 551: Rob Bell

Sat, 20 May 2017 16:13:23 +0000

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 […]

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Episode 550: Kim Walker-Smith & David Platt

Wed, 10 May 2017 21:47:18 +0000

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 […]

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Episode 549: John Crist & Antoinette Robertson

Fri, 05 May 2017 21:59:34 +0000

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, […]

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Episode 548: Jenn Johnson

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 22:15:01 +0000

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, […]

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Episode 547: Coin & Lee Strobel

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 20:52:58 +0000

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 […]

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Drew Holcomb

Fri, 14 Apr 2017 21:59:49 +0000

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 […]

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Jamie Tworkowski

Fri, 07 Apr 2017 21:12:18 +0000

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’ […]

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Taelor Gray & Craig Groeschel

Fri, 31 Mar 2017 16:09:54 +0000

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 […]

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Paul Rust & Kari Jobe

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 21:43:19 +0000

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 […]

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Kim-Walker Smith & Jeremy Courtney

Fri, 17 Mar 2017 21:50:54 +0000

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 […]

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Matt Chandler & The 2017 Awards

Fri, 10 Mar 2017 23:08:05 +0000

This week, we discuss embracing Lent with pastor Matt Chandler. Also, it’s that time of year again: The seventh annual awards are finally here! EPISODE SPONSOR Whether you’re a busy professional couple, a large family that runs at a break-neck pace, or someone who simply wants to start cooking more, HelloFresh makes it easier, […]

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Sam Worthington & Social Club Misfits

Sat, 04 Mar 2017 00:00:08 +0000

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 […]

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The Flaming Lips

Wed, 01 Mar 2017 19:34:31 +0000

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 […]

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Judah Smith

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 18:06:49 +0000

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 […]

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Ira Glass & Andy Mineo

Fri, 10 Feb 2017 04:00:00 +0000

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 songs that changed his life. The gang also explains an exciting opportunity for the pun-geniuses behind America’s church signs, shares why you shouldn’t get your significant other a flower bouquet this year for Valentine's Day, hears Ricky Gervais debate Stephen Colbert about the existence of God and a lot more!

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Ravi Zacharias & The Brilliance

Fri, 03 Feb 2017 19:45:32 +0000

Ravi Zacharias & The Brilliance

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Lecrae & Erin Loechner

Fri, 27 Jan 2017 20:09:26 +0000

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 Loechner about her new book “Chasing Slow.” The gang also discusses Big Sean’s faith-inspired appearance […]

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Lauren Daigle & Richard Rohr

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 20:07:30 +0000

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 prayer and why Christians should embrace spiritual exercises. The gang also learns about a […]

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Sun, 15 Jan 2017 16:13:00 +0000

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 country and how you can help. The […]

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Fri, 06 Jan 2017 16:13:30 +0000

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 mysterious Sinbad movie that’s never existed (but hundreds claimed to have seen), the disappointing […]

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The Best of 2016

Fri, 30 Dec 2016 16:17:36 +0000

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 influencers including Chuck Klosterman, Lupita Nyong’o, Rob Bell, Derek Minor, Lecrae and Christine Caine, discussions […]

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