The RELEVANT Podcast

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Join the RELEVANT team as they tackle the intersection of faith and culture like no one else — all with a hilarious twist! In addition to the week's news and randomness, Cameron Strang, Jesse Carey, Jamie Ivey, Derek Minor and Tyler Huckabee are joined by thought-provoking leaders, influencers, and artists you don't want to miss.

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Episode Date
Episode 979: Rainn Wilson
55:38
Rainn Wilson joins us for this brand new episode to tell us about his return to comedy in Paramount Plus' 'Jerry and Marge Go Large.' Plus, the cast discusses the death of Internet Explorer, a new FDA ban on Juuls, America's fast food hidden gems and so much more.

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Jun 30, 2022
Episode 978: Naomi Raine
52:18
Naomi Raine's life has changed tremendously over the last two years, but she's venturing out on her from Maverick City Music. The worship artist spoke with us about her upcoming solo album and how her journey through life inspired her to worship God even more. Plus, the cast tackles Mark Cuban's new medication company, Florence Pugh's newest role, your editorial feedback and so much more fun.

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Jun 27, 2022
Episode 977: Rev. Jacqui Lewis
57:02
This week, we're joined by the Reverend Jacqui Lewis to talk about her latest book 'Fierce Love: A Bold Path to Ferocious Courage and Rule-Breaking Kindness That Can Heal the World.' Also, the gang dives deeper into Cameron's mysterious maritime disappearance and swaps Tom Cruise stories. Also, a round of slices and the debut of our latest game: EGOTTA Be Kidding Me.

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Jun 23, 2022
Episode 976: Rich Villodas
56:56
At a time when it seems like our society is fracturing more than ever, pastor and author Rich Villodas wants to see believers united in their wholeness. He spoke with us about pursuing goodness, kindness and beauty as a way to get back to what we were meant to experience. Plus, the cast navigates their way through the absurdity of ‘Top Gun,’ a humble apology from Lizzo and a study on the decline of women worship artists. 

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Jun 20, 2022
Episode 975: Lisa Bevere
51:30
Lisa Bevere joins us today to talk about God’s fierce love and how we have to spread both love and truth to all of God’s people. Plus, the cast looks into why younger generations are blocking family members on social media, Apple’s new feature to save users from embarrassing texts, Derek’s recent trip to Washington D.C. and so much more!

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Jun 16, 2022
Episode 974: Dustin Nickerson
1:04:38
On this episode of the RELEVANT Podcast, stand-up comedian Dustin Nickerson joins us to talk about comedy's role in commenting on society (while still being funny). Also, the gang mourns Emily's loss of youth, gets slightly paranoid about the advance of artificial intelligence, checks in the question of the week and tons more.

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Jun 13, 2022
Episode 973: Jon Favreau
59:03
Actor and director Jon Favreau joins us to discuss his new project 'Prehistoric Planet,' the fascinating new science that shaped the series and what's behind our cultural fascination with dinosaurs. Also the gang takes the Danger Zone to the toughest Tom Cruise trivia game of all time and, of course, another round of slices.

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Jun 09, 2022
Episode 972: Bryan and Katie Torwalt
57:11
On this comeback episode, we’re joined by worship leaders Bryan and Katie Torwalt. We talk about the need to be constantly reminded of good news, even if it’s sometimes too good to believe, and how the recent season of life has changed the worship industry. Plus, the crew tackles M.I.A.’s big faith announcement, debunks a troublesome myth and looks at the cultural impact of Stranger Things. And your feedback!

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Jun 06, 2022
Episode 971: John Mark McMillan
43:17
After two years of life seeming at a standstill, it’s time to start looking forward to the future. Singer-songwriter John Mark McMillan shares how we can keep dreaming about what’s coming next while staying mindful in the present. Plus, the cast discusses Taco Bell’s TikTok musical, VR video games and the real-life yellow brick road. And you won’t want to miss the end, when the gang listens to some of the most cringe Christian pop parodies of all time.

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May 26, 2022
Episode 970: TAYA
54:21
As the Australian worship artist steps out with her debut solo album, TAYA shares with us what it’s like to take a big leap of faith, especially when you don’t know where you’ll land. Plus, the cast discusses Biden’s plan to provide high-speed Internet to low-income homes and Christian wine moms who embrace ‘Minions’ meme culture. Stick around to the end, too, when we share some of your deranged dentist stories.

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May 23, 2022
Episode 969: Hulvey
52:50
Christian hip-hop is impressive at the moment, and Hulvey is one artist who’s found a unique lane—combining hip-hop, pop and soul into something truly original. Don't miss our conversation with him. Plus, the cast talks about the greatest Goodwill purchase of all time, an unbelievable OJ-cereal, real-life conspiracy theories and so much more!

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May 20, 2022
Episode 968: Karen Swallow Prior
1:00:22
In light of the recent Roe V Wade news, we sit down with Karen Swallow Prior to talk about the Christian response and what's likely next for the pro-life movement. She's a professor at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary and has written extensively on the subject. Plus, the cast dives into the absurdity of the ‘Fast and Furious’ franchise, the shocking housing market crisis and a pastor who is suing Kanye. Also, get to know the cast a little better at the end with some Table Topics!

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May 16, 2022
Episode 967: DeVon Franklin
57:35
DeVon Franklin is someone Hollywood needs right now. Our conversation with the TV and film producer shows how he's using unexpected methods to encourage believers to be a light in a dark place. Plus, the cast explores a questionable Oreo science experiment, why dolls are washing up on Texas beaches and how squatter’s rights exactly work. And stick around to the end when Jesse shares his thoughts on some Old Testament life lessons!

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May 12, 2022
Episode 966: Kel Mitchell
53:50
Comedian Kel Mitchell joins us to share about his personal faith journey and how he wants to share his story with us, as well as his partnership with World Vision. The cast also jumps into what should come next following the ‘Roe V Wade’ leak, why Netflix has changed so much and a topic not enough people are discussing: the dentist’s office. Stick around to the end to hear your feedback on what Elon Musk should do with Twitter!

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May 09, 2022
Episode 965: Christine Caine
55:53
Christine Caine joins us today to share how to keep up with spiritual disciplines, even — especially — if you don't feel like it. Plus, the cast celebrates Jamie's birthday and discusses some truly insane Slices, like a marketing scheme gone wrong, an imaginary friend turned killer microwave and a penguin post office. And stick around to the end where the cast gets to know each other a little bit better!

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May 05, 2022
Episode 964: 1K Phew
1:05:13
Hip-hop artist 1K Phew joins us today to talk about creating a deeper connection between the Church and culture through music. Also, the cast dives into Elon Musk’s recent investment, a new study that shows young voters are growing increasingly apathetic about politics, the Chris Pratt backlash and more. Plus, stick around to the end to hear some your insane home alone stories!

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May 02, 2022
Episode 963: Dr. Derwin Gray
51:56
Today, Dr. Derwin Gray joins us to talk about how Christians can bring justice to the racial divisions in our own churches. Plus, the cast dives into the absurdity of Mr. Beast pranks, the questionable need for a professional baby namer and the dream of living on a cruise all year long. And don’t miss the game at the end—all we can say is it has to do with those insane youth group games we all played.

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Apr 28, 2022
Episode 962: We The Kingdom
1:03:58
Things get pretty goofy on this new episode! The gang discusses the truth behind Disney Jail, paranormal fish and the greed of air mattress corporations. Plus, they dive into Kendrick Lamar’s new album announcement, AriZona Iced Tea refusing to give into inflation and so much more. And We The Kingdom joins us to share what it’s really like to work closely with family.

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Apr 25, 2022
Episode 961: Judah & The Lion
45:30
This episode will have you laughing the whole time. The cast covers lots of wild conversations, from Easter fits to bizarre movie plots to accidentally winning the lottery. Plus, Jamie, Derek and Jesse go head to head to determine who’s the expert reality TV viewer. And, Judah Akers from Judah & the Lion joins us to discuss the band’s latest musical endeavor!

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Apr 21, 2022
Episode 960: Wande
1:05:11
The cast has a lot to share in this episode, starting with the best advice of all: eat more Twizzlers! And, they discuss why mental health is important to professional lives, a recent case in Michigan and some movies on our radar. At the end, we share your feedback for the Coco the Gorilla Podcast Network. Plus, Wande joins us to share where her passion for her music comes from and where she wants to go next.

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Apr 18, 2022
Episode 959: Johnnyswim
49:12
This episode has some of the most bizarre Slices you will ever hear, from a fugitive flamingo to a potential new X-Men mutant named… Jesus? If that wasn’t weird enough, wait until you hear the cast play our new Michael Bay-inspired game BAYHEM! Plus, Johnnyswim join us to share about their new era and how the pandemic led them to a new creative place.

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Apr 14, 2022
Episode 958: Mark Wahlberg
1:02:38
The cast is finally all back together, and they have a message for youth pastors who insist on playing games that involve feet: cut it out! Plus, they discuss Twitter’s new change-ups, Selena Gomez’s Internet sabbatical, Cameron’s path to becoming part of the Orlando Magic and so much more. And don’t miss the one and only Marky Mark (sans the Funky Bunch) who stops by to share the faithful message of his new film ‘Father Stu.’

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Apr 11, 2022
Episode 957: Dr. Christina Edmondson & Ekemini Uwan
55:27
This episode is full of some unbelievably hilarious moments! The cast can’t keep it together while discussing dog’s powerful noses, air purifying headphones, the “forthcoming” sequel to ‘Passion of the Christ’ and so much more we can't even put into words. Plus, Dr. Christina Edmondson & Ekemini Uwan give us incredible insight into the trials they’ve experienced in their justice work while sharing how we can have a deeper understanding of racial equity.

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Apr 07, 2022
Episode 956: For King & Country
53:30
For King & Country join us to discuss how their music has impacted their lives over the years and what they’re looking forward to in the future. Plus, the cast discusses the awards show everyone’s been talking about (that’s right, the Grammys!) and a service that turns your prayers into NFTs… Yes, you read that correctly. All this and more on our latest episode!

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Apr 04, 2022
Episode 955: Trip Lee
40:41
Trip Lee joins us today to discuss his musical journey over the years. Plus, the gang discusses the most boring jobs, Netflix cracking down on user accounts and Pusha T’s diss track about… Arby’s? And stick around to the end when we hear your feedback on dream song covers.

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Mar 31, 2022
Bonus Episode: RELEVANT+ Conversation with John Mark Comer
31:08
On this free preview of our new podcast 'RELEVANT+ Conversations,' John Mark Comer joins us to discuss how Christians can best pursue truth in a world that constantly spreads lies and how false narratives can take over our lives. The 'RELEVANT+ Conversations' podcast releases each week exclusively for RELEVANT+ subscribers. To get more episodes and see all the other RELEVANT+ benefits, get more info here: https://relevantmagazine.com/our-plans/

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Mar 29, 2022
Episode 954: Adam McKay
1:07:20
Oscar-nominated filmmaker Adam McKay joins us to share an important message he has for the Church. Speaking of the Oscars, the cast competes in an Epic Battle over some award nominees and we dive into some Oscar drama (no pun intended) during this episode’s RELEVANT Buzz. Plus there’s so much more you don’t want to miss!

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Mar 28, 2022
Episode 953: nobigdyl.
54:57
Today’s episode is kind of a big deal because one of our favorite rappers, nobigdyl. joins us! We discuss his journey as an artist, the future of Christian hip-hop and more. Plus, the crew discusses the world’s humblest angel, Dolly Parton, Mark Zuckerberg’s surprising faith comments, strange birthday gifts and so much more!

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Mar 24, 2022
Episode 952: Ryan Reynolds
1:03:53
Movie star Ryan Reynolds joins us today! We chat about his adventurous new film ‘The Adam Project’ and what he’s looking forward to next. Plus, the gang talks about the new investigation into TikTok, a Billy Joel-less biopic, what they’d want to be hypnotized for and more wacky “hot tub hot take” conversations.

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Mar 21, 2022
Episode 951: Lisa Sharon Harper
1:02:56
Today’s episode is a big one! Lisa Sharon Harper joins us, and we talk about how the Church can help the world move forward in racial reconciliation. Plus, it’s Cameron and Michael Scott’s birthdays, the crew brings Slices, and we have some major, gigantic news that you cannot skip!

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Mar 15, 2022
Episode 950: Shawn Levy
58:41
The director of the huge new film ‘The Adam Project,’ Shawn Levy, joins us today. We discuss his journey with filmmaking, how his friendship with Ryan Reynolds has shaped how he creates movies and more. Plus, the gang tackles the miraculous return of Will Smith in the sequel to ‘I Am Legend,' a new initiative that encourages churches to build affordable housing, some classic road trip questions and Cameron's big birthday plans!

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Mar 11, 2022
Episode 949: Drew and Ellie Holcomb
49:03
Drew and Ellie Holcomb join us on this week's episode to talk about discovering a new definition of home, what it's like to be creative together as a couple and why they're grateful to be back on the road. Also, the gang discusses the pros and cons of committing crimes in your signature sneakers and explore new horizons in combining two sports into one.

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Mar 08, 2022
Episode 948: Shad
1:01:20
One of our favorite rappers Shad joins us to talk about his latest album and how he's trying to repair the disconnections brought on by modern living. Also, the gang tries to rank America's most sinful states and breaks down the pros and cons of superhero cosplay. Speaking of superheroes, stick around to hear Jesse and Derek face off in our Ultimate Batman Movie Quiz.

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Mar 04, 2022
Episode 947: Kristin Du Mez
50:43
On this week's show, 'Jesus and John Wayne' author Kristin Du Mez author joins us to talk about patriarchy in modern American Christianity and her hope for a more equitable future in the Church. Also, the gang debates the highs and lows of mixing sports and the most awkward church videos of all time, as submitted by you.

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Mar 01, 2022
Episode 946: Channing Tatum
53:58
Hollywood heavyweight Channing Tatum joins us today to share some surprising behind-the-scenes stories from his directorial debut film, 'Dog,’ which releases today. And speaking of debuts, a new RELEVANT staffer joins the cast (temporarily) while the crew dives into the “controversy” around Wordle, the shortage of pastors in America and a lot more. And stick around til the end for a giant-sized edition of “What’s Jesse Thinking”!

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Feb 25, 2022
Episode 945: Bob Goff
47:16
The one and only Bob Goff joins us in the final chapter of our "New You" series to talk about the keys to living an undistracted life. Also, the gang brings Slices — including a real-life witch hunt going on in Tennessee — and explores some hilarious moments in viral cringey videos that you won't want to miss ... assuming you've got a high tolerance for awkward moments.

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Feb 22, 2022
Episode 944: Propaganda and Derek Minor
1:09:09
Propaganda and Derek Minor sit down for a raw, honest conversation about their reflections on Black History Month and the future of racial justice in America. Also, the crew discusses Dollywood's wild new policy for employees and compare notes on the life-saving properties of Wordle. And don't miss the return of Epic Battle ...now featuring a Winter Olympics twist.

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Feb 18, 2022
Episode 943: Max Lucado
43:33
Author and pastor Max Lucado joins us as part of our "New You" series to discuss his take on the most famous Bible verse of them all. Also, the gang discusses Robert Pattinson's ambient music aspirations and the incredible true story of an art museum security guard's unfortunate method of passing the time. Also, we hear some of your worst date stories of all time.

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Feb 15, 2022
Episode 942: Kristian Stanfill
1:11:25
Kristian Stanfill joins us to reflect on this year’s Passion Conference and share how community is important to our spiritual walk. The cast discusses the unbelievable plots of the ‘Taken’ films, the Spotify-Joe Rogan controversy, Oscar nominees and more. Plus, we pick our “dream” Super Bowl halftime show.

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Feb 11, 2022
Episode 941: Debra Fileta
43:53
Debra Fileta joins us for some much-need relationship advice as part of our “New You” series! Plus, we Slice up some news about a new virtual game for ‘The Office,’ alcoholic monkeys and the best way to get some sleep. And stick around for the end when we read share our favorite snow day stories submitted by you.

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Feb 08, 2022
Episode 940: Trip Lee & Lecrae
1:07:37
Today’s episode is like a reverse mullet — party in the front and business in the back. First, we introduce our new RELEVANT Buzz segment and the cast plays a hilarious round of Finish the Lyric with a listener. Then, Trip Lee and Lecrae join us for a very honest and important discussion about Reach Records' decision to cut professional ties with GAWVI, their plans on restoring trust with fans and their hopes for moving forward. You can listen to our full, unedited interview with them at the end of today's episode.

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Feb 04, 2022
Episode 939: Jess Connolly
53:08
Today, author and speaker Jess Connolly joins us to talk about how getting serious about her faith helped her break free from body shape. Also, the gang reviews some harrowing new jingles for the Slices segment and we debut Finish the Lyric, a brand new game for youth group die-hards only.

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Feb 01, 2022
Episode 938: Lin-Manuel Miranda
50:51
The one and only Lin-Manuel Miranda joins us today to talk about his latest films. Plus, Jesse tells us all about his wild snow day, we look into what’s going on with prayer apps, and an out-of-this-world guest joins us for the question of the week to share her personal UFO experience.

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Jan 28, 2022
Episode 937: Ian Morgan Cron
49:34
For the next segment of our "New You" series, Ian Morgan Cron joins us to discuss how the enneagram can help shape our lives for the better. Plus, the cast discusses the first successful animal-to-human transplant surgery, the ongoing strike at Riker's Prison and Daniel Radcliffe being cast as Weird Al Yankovic. And at the end, the cast decides who they would want to live with in a brand new game.

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Jan 25, 2022
Episode 936: Brooke Ligertwood
1:05:41
Hillsong worship leader Brooke Ligertwood joins us on today’s new episode to tell us about her new music and what she thinks about the future of the Church. Plus, we have some “spit takes” about a certain sermon illustration, and the cast discusses how some crypto bros had an epic fail. And at the end the editorial question of the week turns extraterrestrial!

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Jan 21, 2022
Episode 935: Art Rainer
54:53
Financial expert Art Rainer joins us for the next installment of our “New You” series to explain why God cares about our money problems and how you can take better care of your finances. Plus, this week’s Slices cover the team of theologians helping NASA prepare for aliens, why you should always tip your servers, and two cops who risked it all for a rare Pokemon. And stick around to the end to find out what Jesse’s been thinking!

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Jan 18, 2022
Episode 934: Saint Motel
54:21
Saint Motel frontman AJ Jackson joins us on today’s episode to discuss what it was like to create a soundtrack for a movie that doesn’t exist. Plus, we discuss what it’s been like navigating life in the pandemic, and we’ve got a double feature for RELEVANT News that covers racial reparations and the scientists trying to close the “Gates of Hell.”

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Jan 14, 2022
Episode 933: Brittney Moses
45:56
Mental health expert Brittney Moses joins us for the second week of our “New You'' series to tell us about the benefits of therapy and what to look for in a counselor. Plus, we cover Keanu Reeves being an amazing human, why so many Americans are leaving their jobs, and fish who can drive cars (seriously). And at the end we’ve got an outrageous round of Epic Battle you won’t want to miss!

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Jan 11, 2022
Episode 932: Denzel Washington
47:22
Denzel Washington (you read that correctly) joins us with author Dana Canedy to talk about the role their faith played in their new film ‘A Journal for Jordan.’ Plus, we talk about the insane Virginia snowstorm that left people stranded for hours, a Boston church that is paying “royalties” for spirituals, recent late celebrities’ legacies and more!

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Jan 07, 2022
Episode 931: Nish Weiseth
46:10
Faith expert Nish Weiseth joins us to explain what deconstruction really is and why it’s gained so much popularity over the last few years. Plus, we examine why humans are cussing more and more, how a husband and wife safely delivered their baby in a Tesla, and why we should all be reading the fine print. At the end, we test the cast’s knowledge of 2021.

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Jan 04, 2022
Episode 930: The Best of 2021
1:22:29
We can’t believe we’re saying it, but 2021 is (nearly) over! This year has truly been a memorable one for us at RELEVANT, and we’re celebrating by remembering a few of our favorite moments with guests. From faith leaders like Christine Caine and Derwin Gray, to global superstars like Jessica Chastain and Daniel Kaluuya, we’ve had some incredible conversations with some of our favorite people. Take a walk down memory lane with our Best Of episode!

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Dec 28, 2021
Episode 929: Andrew Garfield
52:57
Andrew Garfield (who may be having the best year of his life?) tells us about all the creative boundaries he’s been pushing and what’s next for him. Plus, we dig into Billie Eilish’s bold statements about pornography, and a special guest listener joins us to explain why she said Jesse might be a sociopath. It’s a jam-packed episode you won’t want to skip!

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Dec 24, 2021
Episode 928: Danté Stewart
49:40
Author and activist Danté Stewart joins us to explain why it’s important for the Church to focus on reconciliation, liberation and freedom for all people. Jesse shares his thoughts on Christmas shopping — and it’s something we all can agree on. And, Derek shares the awesome story behind his Christmas song, “Black Santa.”

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Dec 21, 2021
Episode 927: Zachary Levi
59:45
The ‘Chuck’ and ‘Shazam!’ star joins us to discuss his exciting new role as NFL legend Kurt Warner and how his faith has played a major influence in his life on and off screen. Plus, we have RELEVANT News and a special fan joins us to predict our favorite ice cream flavors, and she dishes out a major twist at the end you won’t believe!

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Dec 17, 2021
Episode 926: Shauna Niequist
55:10
The best-selling author of 'Bread & Wine' and 'Present Over Perfect' joins us to talk about what's happened since her last book (to say everything changed is an understatement), and yes, gives a sneak peek at her new book releasing this spring. Plus, we dive into Joel Osteen's plumbing problems and Jesus' mad carpentry skills. And it's cast family game night!

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Dec 14, 2021
Episode 925: Alexandra Shipp and Robin De Jesus
51:25
The stars of the hit movie 'tick, tick...BOOM!' share what it's like to be creative in a difficult season and how to maintain your mental health while pursuing your passions. Plus, the cast gets into Peter Jackson's The Beatles documentary and (unrelated) why sorcery has been trending this year. Plus more!

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Dec 10, 2021
Philip Yancey
52:11
Philip Yancey joins us today to discuss how you can get rid of toxicity in the Church without walking away from your faith. Plus, on Slices we cover some interesting news, a heart-warming sports moment, and a recent chaotic cash grab incident. And stick around for the end to play Cage Match — a game about, you guessed it, Nicolas Cage.

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Dec 07, 2021
Madison Prewett
54:27
Madison Prewett joins us today! The former Bachelor contestant shares an inspiring message about how we are all made for this specific moment. Plus, we try to unpack the age-old question of why a good God allows bad things to happen on RELEVANT News. And, we share our favorite responses about your most regrettable purchases — some of these answers will shock listeners.

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Dec 03, 2021
David Kinnaman
58:12
This week, the Barna Group's David Kinnaman joins us to shed some light on new research into the rise of pastor burnout. Also, the gang breaks down just how realistic the Thanos snap was and ranks their favorite Keanu Reeves movies. Oh, and Jesse's thinking about opening a new video rental store.

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Nov 30, 2021
Lecrae
51:22
Lecrae joins us today to talk about his new financial web series and give some of his thoughts on how Christians can manage their money better. Also, the gang delves into the strange origins of "Black Friday," hear your thoughts about which foods should never be added to a recipe and Jesse has a new beef with Bagel Bites.

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Nov 26, 2021
Jon Tyson
51:50
Jon Tyson joins us today to discuss the importance of fatherhood. Plus, we try to unpack the future of the metaverse, the rise of wired headphones (again) and space babies. And stick around to the end for a brand new Thanksgiving-themed game!

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Nov 23, 2021
Vanessa Hudgens
45:11
Vanessa Hudgens and Joshua Henry join us today to talk about their new film ‘Tick, Tick...Boom!’ Plus, we try to unpack an unsettling event at Cornerstone Church earlier this week and discuss the best Thanksgiving dishes, early pop culture memories and more. Listen now!

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Nov 19, 2021
Kirsten Powers
58:43
Kirsten Powers joins us to discuss how we can actually show grace and love to people we disagree with. Plus, we discuss Thanksgiving side dishes, the new nine ideological beliefs Americans tend to fall into, diapers in space, and more. And stick around to the end when the cast answers your questions!

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Nov 16, 2021
Tony Hale
57:03
Tony Hale joins us today to discuss his latest acting adventure. Plus, we discuss the tragedy at Astroworld, the right time to decorate for Christmas, and why the world needs more pizza bagels. Check it out now!

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Nov 12, 2021
Jenn Johnson
53:14
Jenn Johnson joins us on today’s podcast to talk about her brand new book, “All Things Lovely.” Plus, we discuss the first CCM A.I. artist, a ton of trash piling up in the world, and the return of a parrot who learned Spanish. And at the end, we test our word knowledge in a brand new game.

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Nov 09, 2021
Brandon Lake
50:24
On today’s episode, Brandon Lake joins us to share his latest musical adventures with us. Plus, we’ve got RELEVANT News and we dig into why millennials who grew up in church go hard for Halloween. And you have to stick to the end to hear the new question of the week – it’s a good one!

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Nov 05, 2021
Erwin McManus
41:51
Pastor and author Erwin McManus joins us today to explain why he thinks Jesus is a genius. Plus, we discuss an insane cruise deal, a bizarre food deal, and why you should always answer your phone. And we’ve got a fantastic new “What’s Jesse Thinking?” at the end of the show. Listen now!

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Nov 02, 2021
John Mark McMillan
57:29
Our guest today is John Mark McMillan! We spoke with him about his new ep ‘Has It Been You’ (which you should definitely listen to!). Plus, we discuss a potentially misleading survey that’s been making it’s way around the Internet on RELEVANT News, and Cameron’s questionable choice to visit a cabin in the woods during Halloween. At the end, we share some potential last minute Halloween costume ideas. It’s a spooktacular episode you won’t want to miss!

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Oct 29, 2021
Dr. Hillary McBride
56:28
Dr. Hillary McBride joins us today to discuss the powerful idea of “embodiment” — viewing our bodies as more than just physical things. Plus, we dig into robot dogs with guns, why Amazon is listening in on us, turning hobbies into themed rooms and more. And stick around to the end for the Spooky Season Spectacular game!

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Oct 26, 2021
Aaron Cole
59:22
Christian hip-hop artist Aaron Cole joins us on today’s episode to discuss his journey as a musician. Plus, we get to know our associate editor Emily Brown a little bit better, explore why so many employees are leaving their jobs right now, and reveal our favorite stories from you about water mishaps. There’s a ton of fun, so start listening now!

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Oct 22, 2021
Ruth Chou Simons
50:50
On today’s episode, author and speaker Ruth Chou Simons joins us to discuss how we can push back on the negative self-improvement narrative. Plus, we’ve got some crazy slices about wizards, bumblebees and enneagrams. And at the end we have our best round of Epic Battle ever! You will be thinking about this all week long. Listen now!

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Oct 19, 2021
NEEDTOBREATHE
56:59
Bear Reinhart from NEEDTOBREATHE joins us on today’s episode. Plus, we discuss the shocking news of Katie Couric editing Ruth Bader Ginsberg’s comments on RELEVANT News, the need for a rescuing duck boat and more. Stick around to the end to hear last week's responses to our question about Hell Houses. Things get pretty wild!

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Oct 15, 2021
Sadie Robertson Huff
53:34
On today’s episode, Sadie Robertson Huff joins us to explore how we can live on purpose. Plus, we discuss the failed plan to spread joy with a Mike Meyers mask, the actual joy of COVID-19 deaths decreasing, and the insanity of an art gallery paying thousands of dollars for a blank canvas. At the end, Jamie, Jesse and Kristen each take a turn defending their home states in a brand new game. You won’t want to miss it!

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Oct 12, 2021
Andy Mineo
45:53
Things get a little crazy on today’s episode: Andy Mineo joins us to talk about his brand new album, ‘Never Land II.’ Plus, Kristen Howerton is back! She joins us to discuss Facebook’s crazy week and hell houses, and we look through your submissions for last week’s editorial question of the week about crazy MLMs.

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Oct 08, 2021
Derwin Gray
52:06
On today’s episode, Derwin Gray joins us to discuss how we can utilize prayer to get our lives back on track. Plus, we get into what Derek’s "Rap Snacks" flavor would be, Amazon’s “Astro” robot, Kenneth Copeland’s latest attempt to get money for a private jet and the clown shortage in Northern Ireland. And stick around to the end when we play Mystery Mascot. This episode gets pretty wild so start listening now!

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Oct 05, 2021
Riley Clemmons
53:14
Riley Clemmons joins us today to talk about how her faith keeps her grounded and how she wants to grow as an artist. Plus, we discuss the recent controversy rising in the Southern Baptist Convention on RELEVANT News, and Jesse explains how he is on his way to becoming the next great football coach (at least, in his eyes). And we reveal some of the best responses from last week’s Editorial Question of the Week. Stick around to the end to hear next week’s question — you’re going to love it!

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Oct 01, 2021
Levi Lusko
47:11
Levi Lusko tells us how the next generation of believers is shaping the Church and what we can do to encourage and equip Gen Z. Plus we have some of our most unbelievable Slices, from mammoth’s coming back from the dead to Chick-fil-a sandwiches being sold on a Sunday! And find out what a “damp squib” is in our brand new game, The Queen’s English. All on today’s episode!

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Sep 28, 2021
Director Ted Melfi
56:45
Happy Friday! Award-winning director Ted Melfi joins us today to discuss his latest film, ‘The Starling,’ starring Melissa McCarthy and Chris O’Dowd as a couple trying to find hope in a tragic situation. Plus, on RELEVANT News we discuss the tragedy of the 710 indigenous women who have gone missing since 2011. We also discuss the unbelievable MLM schemes people fall trap to, and Jesse tells us he’s been thinking about the joy of physics. And stick around to the end to hear the editorial question of the week!

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Sep 24, 2021
John Mark Comer
50:41
On today’s episode, pastor John Mark Comer joins us to discuss how Christians can best pursue truth in a world that constantly spreads lies. Plus, we talk about the Beanie Babies scandal on Ebay, how Jeff Bezos is trying to find eternal life his own way, the cringeworthy idea of turning social justice into a reality show competition and more. Stick around ‘til the end where we play our own version of Rotten Tomatoes.

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Sep 21, 2021
Jessica Chastain
58:08
Happy Friday! On today’s episode, the incredibly talented Jessica Chastain joins us to talk about her new film, ‘The Eyes of Tammy Faye,’ and what she thinks we get wrong about Tammy Faye Bakker. Plus, we discuss how flawed Facebook’s algorithm is and why society is more interested in divisive and fake news. And stick around for the end because we brought back one of our favorite segments — Ask the Cast. We answer some of your wacky questions that you won’t want to miss.

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Sep 17, 2021
Rebekah Lyons
49:59
Rebekah Lyons, author and speaker, joins us for today’s episode to discuss the importance of surrendering our “yes” to God even in the midst of uncertainty. Plus, we discuss the flawed plan of faking a vaccine card and the epidemic of the McDonald’s McFlurries machine always being down, and we debate the braggability of being in the Boy Scouts. And stick around to the end to hear Jesse’s thoughts about the real, secretive room hidden within Mount Rushmore.

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Sep 14, 2021
Jennifer Hudson and Remembering Michael K. Williams
55:22
The Friday episode is here! Today, the one and only Derek Minor speaks with Jennifer Hudson about her upcoming role as the Queen of Soul Aretha Franklin in the biopic ‘Respect.’ Plus, we remember legendary actor Michael K. Williams for who he was on and off the screen. And we celebrate the beginning of fall by quizzing our knowledge of Taylor Swift songs vs. Christian Romance Novels. Grab a pumpkin spice latte and listen now!

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Sep 10, 2021
Housefires' Pat Barrett and Inside Our Fall Issue
54:25
SURPRISE! You asked, we listened — the RELEVANT Podcast is back to two episodes a week. On this episode, Pat Barrett from Housefires joins us to discuss being both a worship leader and a musician. Speaking of worship leaders, we look into how Fender is setting their sights on praise and worship bands. Plus we discuss Harvard’s new atheist chaplain and Mountain Dew’s new flamin’ hot flavor. And stick around for the end, where we reveal our fall digital issue and all the new RELEVANT stuff we have coming your way.

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Sep 07, 2021
Jenny Yang on the Crisis in Afghanistan
1:09:10
On today’s episode, World Relief’s Jenny Yang joins us to explain the ongoing crisis in Afghanistan and what Christians can do to help. Plus, Derek is back, and he is ready to talk! We discuss RELEVANT blowing up Instagram and who exactly gets to wear a band’s merch. And, we have another round of Epic Battle. You won’t want to miss this!

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Sep 03, 2021
Jon Foreman
14:39
On this week’s episode, Jon Foreman joins us to tell us what he and Switchfoot have been up to and what they’re looking forward to in the future. Plus, we discuss Facebook’s virtual staff meeting idea no one asked for, a new study on Christian’s thoughts on salvation and Argentina’s capybara problem. And, stick around until the end for one of our favorite games: Epic Battle!

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Aug 27, 2021
'CODA' Filmmaker Sian Heder
1:15:13
On today’s episode, filmmaker and writer Sian Heder joins us to tells us all about her latest film, ‘CODA,’ which recently premiered on Apple TV+. Plus, we discuss how talking a lot can strengthen your mind, getting mistaken for famous people and remembering important, practical things in life by getting them tattooed on you. And, stick around for the end when Jesse tries to convince us to go on a buried treasure hunt with him.

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Aug 20, 2021
Jackie Hill Perry
1:33:08
On today’s episode, author and speaker Jackie Hill Perry discusses her new book, which explores the importance of God’s holiness in our lives. Plus, Cameron, Derek, Jesse and Tyler contemplate Little Ceasar’s creepy marketing strategy, the new hosts for Jeopardy!, and the asteroid colliding with the Earth (in 60 years). And, in honor of Friday the 13th, we test our superstition knowledge in our new game, Dumb Luck. Listen now!

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Aug 13, 2021
Jefferson Bethke
1:28:10
On today’s episode, Jefferson Bethke tells us how we can establish Biblical, mission minded families in our homes. Plus, Cameron, Jamie, Derek and Jesse discuss Scarlett Johanson’s lawsuit against Disney, Hobby Lobby’s legal trouble, Jean Claude Van Damme (accidentally!) aiding a heist, and more. Be sure to stick around for the end for another hilarious round of the Podcast Olympics. Listen now!

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Aug 06, 2021
Hillsong Young & Free
1:43:31
On today’s episode, Hillsong Young & Free tells us all about their new EP, ‘Out Here on a Friday Where It Began,’ which drops today. Plus, we discuss Facebook stepping into the religious world and New York utilizing mental health specialists instead of police. Derek and Cameron also give a rundown on their families’ adventures in Orlando. And stick around for the end when we play another round of Podcast Olympics!

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Jul 30, 2021
KevOnStage
1:23:37
On today’s episode, KevOnStage joins us to discuss his humorous journey and how he uses his faith to set him apart from other comedians. Plus, we discuss Nicolas Cage stepping down from his role as ‘Tiger King,’ some interesting Central Florida attractions (other than Disney) and highly unusual hibachi restaurant experiences. And, we have a pretty sports-packed episode: we talk about Norway women’s handball uniforms and the Milwaukee Bucks, and we play our version of the Olympics on the podcast. Don’t miss out!

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Jul 23, 2021
Skye Jethani, William Fitzsimmons, and Cruising Q and A
1:13:30
On this week’s episode, Skye Jethani, author, speaker and friend of the show, joins us to discuss how taking prayer seriously can change our lives. And, William Fitzsimmons talks with us about his latest album, ‘Ready the Astronaut.’ Plus, we discuss Richard Branson launching into space, a new Tower of Babel attraction (what could go wrong with that?), a New Mexico church that paid off the entire state’s medical debt and more. Stick around for the end, too, when we play a new game that just might inspire your next road trip. Listen now!

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Jul 16, 2021
Japanese Breakfast, RELEVANT News: Paris Edition and Cure for the Comment Cold
1:21:24
On this week’s episode, Michelle Zauner aka Japanese Breakfast tells us all about the wild and incredible year she’s been having, and what’s on the horizon for her. Our senior editor Tyler Huckabee joins us from Paris to give us some very French news. Plus, we discuss how advertisers are trying to hack into our dreams, whether or not the House of Mouse can copyright a deity, and more. And stick around to the end for our new game, Cure for the Comment Cold. You don’t want to skip this!

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Jul 09, 2021
Mark Batterson, Ellie Holcomb and the VeggieTales Theological Debate
1:22:16
On this week’s episode, pastor and author Mark Batterson joins us to discuss strategies we can implement for success. And, Ellie Holcomb talks with us about the songs on her latest album, Canyon. Jesse dives deep into sensory deprivation tanks and we discuss how a Noah’s Ark replica is stuck in the UK. Plus, we explain the VeggieTales “theology controversy” between our very own Tyler Huckabee and the Holy Post Podcast. Listen now!

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Jul 02, 2021
Cautious Clay, Dr. Caroline Leaf on Brain Health, and Epic Battle
1:30:02
On this week’s podcast, Kristen Howerton fills in for Jamie, and she takes part in Epic Battle at the end of the episode. But first, Joseph Karpeh, better known as the singer, songwriter and producer Cautious Clay joins us to talk about his musical journey — where he’s been and where he’s going. Plus, for our final installment of our Quarterlife series, we talk to Dr. Caroline Leaf about the importance of taking care of your brain in order to keep a healthy life. And, during Slices we discuss the unknown ingredients in Subway’s tuna sandwiches, Jesse's new haircut, the new Fast and Furious film 'F9' and so much more. Listen now!

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Jun 25, 2021
Sleeping At Last, Marvel's Christian Superhero and Talking Church and Sex
1:14:32
Episode 886: This week, Sleeping at Last (aka Ryan O'Neal) joins us to discuss his musical, creative and spiritual journey. Then for our Quarterlife Conversation, we speak with the co-authors of 'The Great Sex Rescue,' Sheila Gregoire and Rebecca Lindenbach, who are pioneering a new way for the Church to talk about sex. Plus, the gang has a major nerd-out moment talking about Marvel Comics' little-known 1990s Christian superhero, The Illuminator. Then there's Slices, Jesse shares his very passionate thoughts about Shark Week and more!

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Jun 18, 2021
Christine Caine on Spiritual Burnout, Phillip LaRue and UFOs
1:19:48
This week we’re joined by author, speaker and activist Christine Caine. It’s a fascinating conversation about spiritual burnout — how easily we can fall into it, how to keep our guard up and what to do when we get there. Also, singer/songwriter Phillip LaRue tells us the beautiful story behind his latest music. The cast brings slices — Jesse takes us on a deep dive into the new UFO news, Jamie tells us about the craziest fried food you’ve ever heard of, and Derek figured out why all the housing prices are so high. And at the end of the show, we have a game that you just have to hear to believe.

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Jun 11, 2021
Propaganda, RELEVANT’s Summer Issue Preview and Mental Health Expert Dr. Peace Amadi
1:44:12
The guys are back from Wyoming, and on today’s show we’re joined by another member of the trip — hip-hop artist, poet and activist Propaganda. We talk about his new book and album series, Terraform, and recap some highlights from our adventures out West. We also preview the epic summer issue of RELEVANT, and for our Quarterlife Conversation (presented by UHSM), mental health expert Dr. Peace Amadi joins us to talk about navigating anxiety with faith. Plus, Slices, RELEVANT News, Jamie’s big media moment and a lot more!

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Jun 04, 2021
CROWDER on His Upcoming Album and Dr. Dharius Daniels on How to Date Well
1:21:24
On this week’s podcast, iconic worship artist David Crowder discusses his new album, “Milk and Honey.” And for this our Quarterlife segment (presented by UHSM), pastor and author Dr. Dharius Daniels shares tips on both dating and breaking up well. Plus, RELEVANT News and Slices covers everything you need to be in the know about, from songs about heartbreak from the newest teen pop sensation to Mark Zuckerberg’s sunscreen problem. You won’t want to miss this!

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May 28, 2021
Sho Baraka on Creativity in Justice, Jennifer Dukes Lee Talks Eliminating Stress and RELEVANT’s “Dudecast” Plays International Blockbuster Game
1:22:00
Author, artist and activist Sho Baraka joins us this week to discuss his new book and shares how creativity and the arts are essential in the fight for justice and equality. Also, Jennifer Dukes Lee shares tips on eliminating stress and hustle from your life during our Quarterlife Conversation, presented by UHSM. Plus, this week’s “dudecast” tackles RELEVANT News and Slices, covering everything from Criss Angel’s new restaurant to UFOs. And stick around until the end to play along with a new game: International Blockbuster.

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May 21, 2021
Louie Giglio, Natalie Bergman and an Xtreme Bible Game
1:20:33
This week, Passion founder Louie Giglio joins us to talk about mental health — both his own struggles and how he’s found help winning those battles practically, mentally and spiritually. (It’s this week’s Quarterlife Conversation, presented by UHSM.) Also, we introduce you to singer/songwriter Natalie Bergman, whose amazing new album ‘Mercy’ is about both an unbelievable tragedy and the peace she was able to find in the middle of it. Plus, there’s RELEVANT News and Slices covering the gamut from an enterprising 4-year-old to summer travel to Black Superman. And don’t miss the end of the show, where the cast and a listener go to battle in an Xtreme study Bible game!

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May 14, 2021
Maverick City Music’s Chandler Moore, Author Jon Acuff, JoeBro and ‘Dominion Dating’
1:41:32
Episode 880: This week, Chandler Moore from Maverick City Music joins us to talk about the amazing live album they just released in collaboration with Elevation Worship. We talk about how the partnership came about—and how working together unlocked a whole new lane of creative inspiration for them all. For our Quarterlife Conversation (presented by UHSM), we talk to author Jon Acuff about silencing our inner critics and how to re-train our inner voices to encourage—not discourage—our mental health. We also have RELEVANT News and at the end of the show, the triumphant return of “What’s Jesse Thinking.” But can we be honest? The only thing you’re going to remember from all that is the what-in-the-world-is-happening Slices segment that absolutely gets derailed by some JoeBro news and Dominion Dating. The thing is, it doesn’t just stay in Slices. That conversation shows up all show long, gets crazier and crazier, and just, please be warned that the end of the episode maybe shouldn’t be played on the car speakers if little ears are in the vicinity. Yes, we know it’s a long episode. But trust us, that ending is what people are going to be talking about 6 months from now 😂 ...

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May 07, 2021
Mat Kearney, Mike Foster—Plus, MARTY from Social Club Misfits is Back for More
1:25:21
Episode 879: Singer/songwriter extraordinaire Matt Kearney debuts some of his upcoming album ‘January Flower,’ and tells us why it’s his most personal project yet. Then, for our Quarterlife conversation (presented by UHSM) we talk to counselor and author Mike Foster about some of the obstacles twentysomethings face on the road to mental wellness. Then cast brings Slices, we have RELEVANT News and RELEVANT Recommends, and yes, at the end of the show he’s baaaaaaack—MARTY from Social Club Misfits joins us for round 2 of the RELEVANT Culture Quiz.

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Apr 30, 2021
MARTY From Social Club Misfits Plays Our Culture Quiz, John Eldredge Talks Soul Care and Derek Minor Opens Up About the Chauvin Verdict
1:22:31

This week, MARTY from Social Club Misfits is in the hot seat playing our RELEVANT Culture Quiz: TV Edition, author John Elredge joins us for our Quarterlife conversation (presented by UHSM) talking about the importance of soul care, especially post-pandemic, and of course we talk about the issue gripping America this week—the Chauvin verdict—and what it means moving forward. Plus, we have Slices, RELEVANT Recommends brings you some Oscar picks and a lot more!


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Apr 23, 2021
For King & Country, “Epic Battle” Round 2 and Dating in Your 20s With Debra Fileta
1:22:20
Episode 877: This week, Joel and Luke from For King & Country join us to talk about live music, collaboration and their new live concert film, which just released. We’re also joined by relationship expert Debra Fileta to talk about dating in your 20s, part of our new Quarterlife series presented by UHSM. (Yes we talk about all the apps, and how to become the sort of person you’d want to date.) And you asked for it — yes we have round 2 of “Epic Battle”, Jesse goes in on brands taking unusual social media directions, we talk about the new church attendance study, and who should host Jeopardy moving forward. Plus, will someone please check on Mike Lindell?

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Apr 16, 2021
Francis Chan on Church Unity, Introducing 'Quarterlife' With Mental Health Advocate Brittney Moses, and Good and Bad Apologies
1:36:59
Episode 876: This week, one of our favorite authors and pastors, Francis Chan, joins us to talk about the importance of unity in the Church (man, we could use some of that!). We also debut our new content series, 'Quarterlife,' which focuses on making the most of your 20s, this week talking to mental health advocate Brittney Moses. Then, just warning you — Jamie's out sick, so the Boys are Back In Town, and that turns into everything you think it does. At one point Seth Rogen and Rachel Hollis are compared, and you definitely don't want to miss 'What's Jesse Thinking' about the Roaring '20s!

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Apr 09, 2021
The Giving Keys’ Caitlin Crosby, Rise of the Nuns and ‘Epic Battle’
1:32:24
Episode 875: The Giving Keys is a popular purpose-driven jewelry brand based in LA, and founder Caitlin Crosby joins us to talk about pursuing faith and entrepreneurship. Other than that, it’s Jesse’s birthday and things get off the rails. We talk about the news about declining church membership, and somehow that turns into … well, you just need to hear it. We also have the latest on the government UFO reports, the good news out of Virginia, and vaccine passports. And then, oh boy, you don’t want to miss the last segment where we settle internet debates once and for all.

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Apr 02, 2021
Dante Bowe, ORU's March Miracle and Kristen Howerton
1:30:44
Episode 874: Dante Bowe joins us to talk about his new album, and why he believes music can help bring clarity to spiritually complex topics. Plus Kristen Howerton joins for the whole episode, and is subjected to Jesse and Cameron's excitement about ORU's unexpected March Madness run. Slices covers everything from Maine's Viking funerals to how much weight Americans have gained during quarantine, to Bill Gates' plan to blot out the sun to save the environment. RELEVANT News talks about the gun control debate, we have RELEVANT Recommends, and you don't want to miss this 'What's Jesse Thinking,' where he pitches ideas to make every sport more miraculous.

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Mar 26, 2021
Oscar Nominee Cynthia Erivo on her new iconic role: Aretha Franklin, Derek Won Another Grammy and the RELEVANT Culture Quiz: Redemption Edition!
1:13:49
Episode 873: Award-winning actress Cynthia Erivo joins us to talk about the challenge of playing Aretha Franklin in the new NatGeo miniseries debuting this weekend, then big news—Derek won a Grammy, Cameron's allergies from last week were cured (by Jesse's air fryer solution?), Tyler brings some encouraging Oscar news you might have missed, plus the crew brings Slices — the bizarre Space Jam 2 plot breaks Jesse's mind, Netflix is cracking down on password sharing and new ways Bitcoin is going mainstream — and we bring back listener Ben Stroup to give Tyler a chance to redeem his quizmaster skills with a redo of the RELEVANT Culture Quiz!

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Mar 19, 2021
Nate Bargatze on comedy during the COVID year, Jesse's cure for allergies, NFTs and the RELEVANT Culture Quiz
1:41:24
Episode 872: Today kicks off a new era of the show! Comedian Nate Bargatze (one of the funniest guys in the game) joins us to talk about comedy in the COVID era and his brand new Netflix special. Plus, this is clearly Cameron's "Jordan Flu Game"—you'll get it when you hear it—and Jesse has an unexpected cure for seasonal allergies. Then the crew breaks down NFTs, we debut our RELEVANT Culture Quiz (with special guest listener Ben Stroup) and a LOT more! 

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Mar 12, 2021
Episode 871: Tim Keller
58:57
Today we're joined by one of our spiritual heroes — theologian, mentor, teacher and best-selling author Tim Keller. His new book about the resurrection, Hope in Times of Fear, comes out today. We talk about that, plus he opens up about his ongoing cancer battle and more. Also, the crew talks about the troubling Tom Cruise deep fake, the encouraging trend of more church leaders denouncing Christian nationalism, what we can expect from the upcoming Ta-Nehisi Coates 'Superman' film, and a lot more!

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Mar 09, 2021
Episode 870: Fruit Bats
1:00:43
Today we're joined by Eric Johnson, lead singer of folk-rock band Fruit Bats. We talk about their new album, The Pet Parade, which releases today, as well as why their music seems to be connecting now more than ever and even ways to be creative even when you're not feeling all that creative. Plus, Derek Minor is back—and he has a new grill (you won't believe the reaction he got). Plus, RELEVANT News covers the Dr. Seuss cancellation; we have RELEVANT Recommends, which highlights one of our favorite authors; and of course, "What's Jesse Thinking?" which is all about octopuses. 

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Mar 05, 2021
Episode 869: Hillsong United's TAYA
1:12:21
Today we're joined by one of the most iconic voices in worship, Hillsong United's TAYA. We talk about the band's brand new live concert film that just released, what it's been like doing church so differently this past year and a lot more. TAYA's actually featured in the brand new issue of RELEVANT, which we reveal to you on the show. This issue is packed with amazing conversations and challenging think pieces, and you'll hear all about it. Plus we have slices, your feedback and a lot more!

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Mar 02, 2021
Episode 868: Lecrae
55:07
Today we're joined by artist, entrepreneur and activist Lecrae. We talk to him about recently getting "canceled" in some church circles, his work and ministry with inmates, the future of Black entrepreneurship, all those Grammy nominations, and yes, his highly anticipated upcoming album. Don't miss it! Then RELEVANT News highlights the shift some major evangelical groups are taking away from politics and back toward the gospel (yay!). And we have RELEVANT Recommends, "What's Jesse Thinking?" and a lot more!

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Feb 26, 2021
Episode 867: Rachael Denhollander
1:16:12
Rachael Denhollander is a lawyer, author, former gymnast and advocate for victims of sexual abuse. In 2016, she found herself in the spotlight for being the first woman to speak out against the USA Gymnastics' team doctor at the time. Because of her, hundreds of women came forward to speak out as well. She joins us for a very important conversation about the abuses uncovered in the Ravi Zacharias investigation, and how the Church must transform if it wants to see an end to these stories. Plus, on a lighter note, the cast brings slices and your feedback.

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Feb 23, 2021
Episode 866: 'Minari' Director Lee Isaac Chung
1:16:07
Today we're joined by the filmmaker behind one of the most buzzworthy films of the year, 'Minari.' It's already been nominated for Golden Globes and is sure to be an Oscar darling, and our conversation with director Lee Isaac Chung is absolutely fascinating. Plus, we hear from Jamie about what's been happening in Texas this week (it's not good), and RELEVANT News talks about the sad news of Carman's passing this week. Plus, we have this week's RELEVANT Recommends, and a 'What's Jesse Thinking?' segment that takes an unexpected turn. It's a packed show — for real, this is an episode you don't want to miss. 

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Feb 19, 2021
Episode 865: Semler
54:29
Today we're joined by Semler, the artist who created waves last week when her EP 'Preacher's Kid' debuted at the top of the iTunes Christian charts — with an explicit label. It's a very interesting story. Plus, the crew — Derek Minor, Jamie Ivey, Jesse Carey and Cameron Strang — brings Slices and your feedback!

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Feb 16, 2021
Episode 864: Daniel Kaluuya
57:08
Good news, Derek and Jamie are back! We're also joined by Daniel Kaluuya, star of 'Get Out,' 'Black Panther' and the new 'Judas and the Black Messiah.' The film, which debuts today, tells the true story of Fred Hampton (played by Kaluuya), the electrifying 21-year-old civil rights activist and Black Panther Party leader. It's actually one of the strangest and most tragic stories of the civil rights movement: the film chronicles the lengths the FBI went to to discredit and sabotage the Black Panther Party — including turning Hampton's friend William O’Neal into a traitor against him. We actually have a conversation between Kaluuya and Fred Hampton Jr., the son of the man he plays in the movie. It's unreal. Plus, we have RELEVANT News, this week's RELEVANT Recommends and a lot more!

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Feb 12, 2021
Episode 863: Sarah Bessey and Trent Dabbs
58:11
Today we're joined by bestselling author Sarah Bessey, who tells us about her new book (which is out today!), how her idea of prayer has evolved over the years and what it means to "hold space" for others while talking to God. Plus, we have singer/songwriter Trent Dabbs sitting for the whole episode! We put him in the hot seat (of course) with awkward icebreaker questions you don't want to miss. Plus we have slices and a lot more!

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Feb 09, 2021
Episode 862: Mack Brock and Andy Mineo
58:51
This week we're joined by worship leader Mack Brock, who tells us about his new album and the unique challenge of being creative during a pandemic. And we're also joined for the whole show by rapper and producer Andy Mineo! We of course put him on the hot seat with a bunch of awkward table topics questions, which you don't want to miss. Plus we have RELEVANT News, RELEVANT Recommends and everyone's favorite new segment, "What's Jesse Thinking?"

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Feb 05, 2021
Episode 861: Propaganda
1:01:26
To kick off Black History Month, we have a special roundtable conversation with artist/activist Propaganda, as well as our very own Derek Minor. It's something everyone needs to hear. Plus, we have slices, 10 minutes about dogs and your feedback. (This episode description doesn't do it justice.) Don't miss it!

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Feb 02, 2021
Episode 860: Johnnyswim
1:12:13
Today we're joined by one of our favorite duos, Johnnyswim. Not only do Abner and Amanda Ramirez make incredible music, now they're going to be TV stars too, with two new shows on the upcoming Magnolia Network. They tell us about the shows and what it was like to film them, why they’re so desperate to reclaim Christianity from its cultural trappings and how to stay creative, productive and healthy even while working from home. Don't miss it. Plus, we have RELEVANT News, RELEVANT Recommends and our new segment, What's Jesse Thinking?

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Jan 29, 2021
Episode 859: Thad Cockrell
57:53
Today, we have singer and songwriter Thad Cockrell, who is playing on Jimmy Fallon's 'Tonight Show' tonight following an absolutely wild discovery experience — you won’t want to miss the story that happened to the Leagues frontman. Plus, Derek accidentally breaks a stress ball (seriously, how is that possible?), the crew brings Slices and your hilarious feedback. 

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Jan 26, 2021
Episode 858: Dr. Russell Moore
58:05
There was a big change in American politics this week, so to help us sort it all out, we have author, preacher and the president of the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission, Dr. Russell Moore. We discuss how the Church can rise above divisiveness and a lot more. Plus we have our new Friday segments — RELEVANT News, our RELEVANT Recommends pick, and, of course, What’s Jesse Thinking? Don't miss it!

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Jan 22, 2021
Episode 857: Derwin Gray
50:11
Talk about a timely episode — pastor Derwin Gray brings an encouraging but challenging word for the important moment we're in with politics, faith and conflict. We also have Slices, a conversation about mental health in these crazy news cycles, your feedback and some funny stuff happens — but for real, the Derwin Gray conversation is worth the price of admission. 

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Jan 19, 2021
Episode 856: Director Paul Greengrass
1:07:27
Today we're joined by one of the most influential filmmakers in Hollywood, Paul Greengrass. He's behind countless huge movies (like the Bourne films), and talks to us about his latest release, the Tom Hanks hit News of the World. We also have RELEVANT News, which tackles the troubling recent surge in federal executions, this week's RELEVANT Recommends, and on a lighter note, the second installment of our new segment, "What's Jesse Thinking?" Of course, it has to do with the CIA and aliens.

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Jan 15, 2021
Episode 855: Comedian Dustin Nickerson
1:03:25
It's a wild time right now — the perfect time for a completely political drama-free episode! Youth pastor-turned-comedian Dustin Nickerson joins us to talk about his new Amazon special and more. Plus, author Kristen Howerton joins us once again for the whole episode, and we have Slices covering the David Hasselhoff auction, a big TV cancellation and the Hilaria Baldwin controversy. And don't miss the hilarious feedback segment!

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Jan 12, 2021
Episode 854: Pixar's Pete Docter and Lecrae
1:01:32
Today's show is stacked! We have the team behind Pixar's newest hit movie, 'Soul' — co-director Pete Docter (who's also Pixar's chief creative officer and behind 'Up,' 'Inside Out' and others) and producer Dana Murray. It's a fascinating conversation about the film and the steps Pixar takes to create unforgettable movies. We also have the final installment of our wellness series, talking health and exercise during quarantine with none other than Lecrae. Plus, author Kristen Howerton sits in for the whole show, we have a revamped RELEVANT News, and we introduce two new segments: RELEVANT Recommends and What's Jesse Thinking? We said it was stacked!

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Jan 08, 2021
Episode 853: Levi Lusko
1:10:44
To kick off 2021, we're joined by pastor and author Levi Lusko. We talk about finding peace in difficult times, navigating relationships in a time of deep division and how 2021 can look different than 2020 did. Plus, we tell you about the brand new issue of RELEVANT, featuring Pharrell (and a lot more!), the cast brings slices and we have your feedback. And did we mention Jesse's not feeling great and Derek might have to carry him? That happens too.

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Jan 05, 2021
Episode 852: The Best Guest Moments of 2020
1:14:32
We've had some AMAZING guests on the podcast this year ... which made it almost impossible to narrow it down for today's best-of episode! Tune in as we look back on some very memorable moments with David Oyelowo, Johnnyswim, N.T. Wright, Kristen Bell, Cory Asbury, Beth Moore, Maverick City Music, Matthew McConaughey, Judah and Chelsea Smith, and Letitia Wright. 

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Jan 01, 2021
Episode 851: Best Cast Moments of 2020
1:03:04
2020 saw a lot of change, and our podcast was no exception. When Jamie Ivey and Derek Minor joined the cast this spring, they brought a new dynamic to the show -- and a lot of memorable moments. So we thought to close out the year, we'd look back on some of our favorites.

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Dec 29, 2020
Episode 850: The McClures
50:27
It's the podcast Christmas party afterparty! Not only do we have more hilarious icebreaker questions and a special Christmas game, Bethel Music's Paul and Hannah McClure join us to talk about their new Christmas album, their hard year, songwriting and a lot more. Merry Christmas!

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Dec 22, 2020
Episode 849: Passion's Kristian Stanfill
1:17:44
It's a podcast Christmas party! To kick things off we have icebreaker questions for the cast, and things go from hilarious to unexpectedly moving. Then we're joined by Kristian Stanfill, who tells us about Passion Music’s first ever Christmas album. And we have our wellness segment featuring author Wendy Speake, who talks about the spiritual connection to the food we eat (there's a big difference between fasting and dieting). And we close things out with a Christmas game that ends in a very unexpected result!

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Dec 18, 2020
Episode 848: Andy Stanley
1:01:14
Today we're joined by leadership guru and pastor Andy Stanley. He tells us the keys to make good decisions and avoid regrets — insights we can all use. It's a can't-miss conversation. Plus, we have Slices — from definitively learning the all-time best Christmas movies to the breaking news of a Galactic Federation and alien involvement with our government. (For real.) We also have your New Years resolution suggestions for the cast and learn how Jesse disposes of his Christmas trees. It's exactly what you'd expect.

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Dec 15, 2020
Episode 847: Kel Mitchell
1:04:44
Today, we talk to Kel Mitchell, who you know from 'All That,' 'Goodburger' and tons of other shows. He has a new one debuting on MTV next week — 'Deliciousness.' We talk to him about that project, as well as his faith (he's an outspoken Christian and, yes, a youth pastor) and his work to help kids. It's a great conversation. Plus, we have RELEVANT News and our wellness segment, where we talk to Dr. Chris Zalesky about the impact of COVID-19 on healthcare workers, and how Christians should handle the pandemic. And Tyler wears a very interesting sweater.

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Dec 11, 2020
Episode 846: Aloe Blacc
55:24
Today we're joined by one of our favorite soul singers/songwriters, Aloe Blacc. We talk about how to create music that's radical in important ways, finding your identity through creativity and a lot more. Plus, the cast brings Slices and we have your questions for Ask the Cast Anything: Holiday Edition!

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Dec 08, 2020
Episode 845: Tim Tebow
1:01:06
Today we have legendary athlete, sportscaster, philanthropist and author Tim Tebow. (He does a lot!) We talk about how to take the fight against human trafficking to the next level — and, yes, he offers a few predictions about college football. We also have RELEVANT News and our weekly wellness segment, featuring author Kelly Ballarie on getting rest, setting boundaries and finding joy. 

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Dec 04, 2020
Episode 844: John Mark Comer
1:01:53
Today, we talk with author and pastor John Mark Comer about—no, not aliens—how Christians should understand their true citizenship and more. We also have slices and your feedback!

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Dec 01, 2020
Episode 843: Ron Howard
1:04:04
For Black Friday we’re joined by iconic actor, producer and director Ron Howard. We talk about his new film on Netflix, Hillbilly Elegy, why he's so drawn to movies about real life and a lot more. Plus, for this week’s wellness segment, we talk to Tana Amen. You know about mental health — we talk to her about brain health, which is so important this year especially. Plus, RELEVANT News and a lot more!

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Nov 27, 2020
Episode 842: Pharrell Williams
51:53
Today we're joined by one of the biggest artists and producers of the last 20 years—Pharrell Williams. You've seen him on 'The Voice,' heard his hits on the radio and movies, and now you get to see another side of him. We talk to Pharrell about his new gospel show on Netflix, how music can make us feel human in dark times and more. Plus, the crew brings this week's Slices: Is George Clooney the best friend alive?, the most inspiring guy to complete an Ironman, and the American area that’ll pay you $10,000 to move there. Plus, your feedback about what to do with all the empty mall space! Don't miss it. This is a crazy good one.

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Nov 24, 2020
Episode 841: Letitia Wright
1:13:07
You know A-list actress Letitia Wright from her roles in some of the biggest movies in recent years — 'Black Panther,' 'Ready Player One' and, of course, 'Avengers: Infinity War.' Now, she's starring in the new TV series 'Small Axe.' We talk to Letitia about her faith, the pressure of fame, her new show and a lot more. Don't miss it! We also have our fall wellness segment (sponsored by UHSM) with mental health advocate Brittney Moses, who talks about the proper role of faith in mental health struggles. For RELEVANT News, the crew tackles the Hillsong investigation (which somehow gets into crazy Florida animals and Jesse’s monkey story), Dolly Parton's surprising role in the new COVID vaccine and CBS' new commitment to racial diversity in its reality shows. 

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Nov 20, 2020
Episode 840: Lysa TerKeurst
47:36
Today, we talk with best-selling author Lysa TerKeurst about her new book 'Forgiving What You Can’t Forget' and the journey to forgiveness. It's a powerful conversation. On the less powerful side, the crew finds themselves dreaming up what to do with all the empty mall spaces, debating the best Thanksgiving sides, learning about the new Global Oreo Vault and hearing the story of the lady who posed as an FBI agent to get free Chick-fil-A. Plus, your feedback on how Jamie should decorate her new office space and a lot more!

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Nov 17, 2020
Episode 839: Social Club Misfits and Angela Manuel Davis
1:08:30
Today we're joined by one of our favorite hip-hop groups, Social Club Misfits. We talk to them about their new direction, the state of church and of course, their groundbreaking new album. We also have the second installment of our fall wellness segment, presented by UHSM. We talk to fitness guru Angela Manuel Davis about the connection between exercise and spiritual health. Plus, the cast gets into the COVID spike and vaccine news, the new report that divorce rates are at 50-year lows, and yeah, the prophets who are trying to undo their election predictions. 

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Nov 13, 2020
Episode 838: John Mark McMillan
1:14:38
After all the election tension, we needed this VERY funny episode lol. We're joined by one of our favorite artists and friends, John Mark McMillan. We talk about his new live album, his quest to "re-enchant" his life and why he took a break from social media. Don't miss the conversation. Plus, the crew helps Jamie come up with decorating ideas for her new office, and then brings this week's slices: The science of music goosebumps (plus a massive diversion on youth group missionary songs), bats are predicting the future, the tension of exploration, and the discovery that there's a planet that's raining rocks. Plus your feedback and more—and bonus: no real election content!

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Nov 10, 2020
Episode 837: Matthew McConaughey
1:15:30
This week, we have an amazing conversation with Academy Award-winning actor Matthew McConaughey about his faith journey (and a lot more). You read that right. We also debut a new  fall wellness segment, talking to Christian dietician Nicole Mesita about what our culture gets wrong about healthy eating. Plus, we have a non-election edition of RELEVANT News, covering legal challenges some churches are facing over COVID, the dangers of syncopation to the faith, and the latest in the streaming wars. 

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Nov 06, 2020
Episode 836: KB
1:01:06
Today, hip-hop artist KB joins us. You'll hear about his new album, but he also brings a powerful message you do not want to miss. Plus, we tell you all about the brand new issue of RELEVANT, Jesse volunteers to save Earth, and we talk about ways to improve the new Saved By the Bell reboot. And don't miss the question of the week feedback about ways you'd improve the electoral process!

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Nov 03, 2020
Episode 835: Sam Collier
1:19:29
On today's show we're joined by pastor and author Sam Collier, who will be the lead pastor at the upcoming Hillsong church launch in Atlanta. It's  significant because Sam will be first Black lead pastor at a Hillsong global church (and yes, we talk to him about that). The crew also tackles the latest COVID news and how the pandemic is changing our definition of community, plus what some notable Christian leaders are saying about the election and a lot more. And don't miss our hilarious Halloween church game! 

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Oct 30, 2020
Episode 834: Ally Brooke
40:20
Today we're joined by multi-platinum artist and Fifth Harmony member Ally Brooke. She tells us about her journey with fame, how faith has guided her career and how to stay true to what you believe. The crew also talks about the unrest in Nigeria, the person in Cleveland that called the cops on a statue of Jesus thinking it was a homeless man, and the scariest movie of all time has been named. Plus your feedback about the most unusual stuff you've done to make extra money. Don't miss it!

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Oct 27, 2020
Episode 833: Natalie Manuel Lee
1:03:51
Today we're joined by Hillsong Channel host Natalie Manuel Lee. We talk about knowing how to bridge the gap between your gifts and your purpose, and keeping your head on straight when it feels like things are falling apart. And as great as that conversation is, we should be honest this episode actually gets into the ridiculousness ditch for the first half. The "Boys Are Back In Town" .... because Jamie isn't on this one. It's a hilarious episode, but substance does happen eventually. We promise. 

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Oct 23, 2020
Episode 832: Eugene Cho
1:02:43
Today we're joined by One Day's Wages founder and Bread for the World president Eugene Cho. It's a timely conversation about how Christians can stop being jerks when engaging politics and a lot more. The crew also talks about out-of-the-box 2020 Halloween ideas, and don't miss Slices, covering the gamut from scary movies, to firefighting robots, to the unexpected reason some college students are intentionally trying to get COVID. Plus, your feedback on creative costume ideas and a lot more. Don't miss it!

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Oct 20, 2020
Episode 831: We The Kingdom
58:12
Today we're joined by We The Kingdom. We talk to the band about the tension of being creative in a community and how sometimes that tension leads to artistic breakthroughs. The crew also touches on everything from Chinese church persecution to how churches are responding to pandemic to the latest Kanye drops. Don't miss it!

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Oct 16, 2020
Episode 830: Housefires
50:02
Today we’re joined by one of our favorite worship outfits, Housefires. We cover their new music of course, but also talk about what’s bringing them joy this season. The crew also covers the full gamut, somehow getting from Halloween costumes, to church holiday parties, commercials, improv films, CRISPR’s ethical implications, and neighbors coming together across political divides. Don't miss it!

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Oct 13, 2020
Episode 829: Rick Warren
56:38
Today we're joined by pastor Rick Warren. We have a powerful conversation about navigating this challenging political season — you definitely don't want to miss it. Plus, the crew tackles a surprising new survey about waning Christian pro-life support, the unexpected new direction for the Lord of the Rings series, and the new satire Christian movie 'Faith Based.'

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Oct 09, 2020
Episode 828: Tasha Cobbs Leonard
57:38
On today’s show, we’re joined by gospel artist Tasha Cobbs Leonard. She tells us why she recorded her new live worship album in an empty sanctuary, why we all need mentorship, and a lot more. Plus, the crew has this week’s Slices, running the gamut from flying security robots, to the danger of AI bias (like in flying security robots), to redlining, to awkward Uber rides, and more. And don’t miss the QOTW segment, where you send in your favorite all-time viral clips. They’re pretty hilarious …

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Oct 06, 2020
Episode 827: Andy Mineo
1:01:40
Today, rapper Andy Mineo joins us. We talk about how he’s kept his mental health up the last few months, and he gives us the inside scoop on his new project that’s in the works. Plus, the crew tackles prank calls, even more news about what a great person Chadwick Boseman was, a surprising study a study about spirituality and making a difference in your community, and the difficult news around the Ravi Zacharias investigation.

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Oct 02, 2020
Episode 826: Ashlee Eiland
1:00:16
Today, author and pastor Ashlee Eiland joins us. We talk about church during the pandemic, social unrest and living to put others first. Plus, your hilarious QOTW feedback and the crew tackles banned American foods, classic Internet memes, cruises and a LOT more.

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Sep 29, 2020
Episode 825: Joel Houston
43:59
Today we're joined by Hillsong United's Joel Houston. It's a hard-hitting conversation that touches on everything from hopelessness during this difficult year, to truly trusting God, to his thoughts on Christians holding gatherings in defiance of health guidelines in the name of "religious freedom." Plus, the crew also talks about the upcoming 'Passion of the Christ 2: Electric Boogaloo,' the Texas pastor who lost his preaching license for a political Facebook post, and how Africa has beaten COVID. Plus, Derek records on a church mic. It's a packed show!

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Sep 25, 2020
Episode 824: Anna Golden
50:16
On today's show, we're joined by worship leader Anna Golden. She's an amazing artist who's collaborated with the likes of Brooke Ligertwood, Kim Walker-Smith and many more. We talk about creativity in worship, quarantine and what she wishes men understood about women in leadership. Don't miss it. Plus, the crew covers Venus cloud cities, the national anthem, the Fresh Price house, celebrity social media blackouts and a lot more.

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Sep 22, 2020
Episode 823: Kings Kaleidoscope
1:08:26
On today’s show we talk to Chad Gardner, frontman for one of our favorite indie bands, Kings Kaleidoscope. We discuss the new music they’re working on, current events, and a lot more. Plus, the Hot List covers a troubling new report that came out about Christians, a very positive story from a church in Chicago, and changes at the Oscars. And, yes, Jesse wants to reform the appliance dial industry.

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Sep 18, 2020
Episode 822: Max Lucado
48:50
On today's show, we're joined by pastor and best-selling author Max Lucado. We discuss anxiety and how to trust God during this "new normal." We also touch on why so many Christians are disillusioned by the Church and the hidden loneliness epidemic happening right now among young Americans. You don't want to miss this conversation. Plus, Jesse gets *really* enamored with news of a very big hole in Eastern Europe, Lauren Daigle sets a crazy record, and we have your hilarious QOTW feedback.

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Sep 15, 2020
Episode 821: Wye Oak
48:01
Jamie's back! Today the crew covers the gamut you'd expect from us — adult milkshakes, Robert Pattinson's food inventions, Rotten Tomatoes ratings, fighting trafficking, and a lot more. Plus, indie rock duo Wye Oak joins us, who's featured in the new issue of RELEVANT. You don't want to miss it.

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Sep 11, 2020
Episode 820: Hillsong Young & Free
1:10:42
This week, Hillsong Young & Free join us to talk about their new album, 'All of My Best Friends.' Plus, we have a HUGE announcement, author Kristen Howerton sits in for the whole episode, the crew (Derek Minor, Jesse Carey and Cameron Strang) bring the week's Slices, we have your listener feedback and a lot more.

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Sep 08, 2020
Episode 819: Christon Gray
51:25
This week, Kristen Howerton sits in for the whole show as the gang discusses a troubling new study about evangelical beliefs about Jesus and a new movie that sounds right up our alley. Also, Christon Gray joins us to talk about his new music, a few cast members share their most embarrassing moments and much, much more.

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Sep 04, 2020
Episode 818: Carl Lentz
45:49
It's our first Tuesday episode in like six months! To kick off the all-new twice-a-week era, Hillsong NYC pastor Carl Lentz joins us to talk about the racial justice movement in the NBA, quarantine and even healthy media habits. (Like listening to this episode?) Plus, the cast—Jamie, Derek, Jesse and Cameron—bring the week's slices, your feedback and a lot more. Don't miss it!

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Sep 01, 2020
Episode 817: Sarah Jakes Roberts
50:38
This week, we're joined by author, speaker and pastor Sarah Jakes Roberts. We talk to her about taking care of yourself while being stuck during quarantine, her hope moving forward and what's next for the Church. The cast also tackles the Jerry Falwell Jr. news, the Jacob Blake news, protests, and a lot more. Don't miss this one.--- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/relevant-podcast/messageSupport this podcast: https://anchor.fm/relevant-podcast/support

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Aug 28, 2020
Episode 816: The Belonging Co. and Sam Collier
1:31:19
This week, we’re joined by Nashville worship outfit The Belonging Co., who talks about what it’s like leading worship during quarantine. We also have author and pastor Sam Collier, who has a CRAZY story of trusting God through dark circumstances. Let’s just say The Steve Harvey Show is involved. Plus, Slices, the Hot List, your unreal feedback and a lot more.--- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/relevant-podcast/messageSupport this podcast: https://anchor.fm/relevant-podcast/support

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Aug 21, 2020
Episode 815: DeVon Franklin and Jennie Lusko
1:31:07
This week we talk to TV and film producer DeVon Franklin about his big new deal with CBS, his vision for telling new stories about people of faith on TV and his advice for other Christian creatives wanting to impact culture. We're also joined by author Jennie Lusko, who talks to us about the heart behind her bestselling book 'Fight to Flourish,' and trusting God even when you don't understand His plan. Plus, you won't want to miss the crew's conversations about politics, angels and a lot more.

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Aug 14, 2020
Episode 814: Cory Asbury and Chad Veach
1:39:48
This week, worship leader Cory Asbury joins us. After his mega hit "Reckless Love" exploded a couple of years ago, at the peak of his career, he ghosted. Now he's back with a follow-up album, and we talk to him about all of it. Then, Zoe Church pastor Chad Veach joins us to talk about his new book and a lot more. And of course, we do a deep dive on the Jerry Jr yacht pic, Elon Musk's mark of the beast plans and a lot more.

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Aug 07, 2020
Episode 813: Needtobreathe and Astrobiologist Lucas Mix
1:24:07
This week, we're joined by rock band Needtobreathe, who has a highly anticipated new album coming out later this month. We get a first look at it, and also talk about maintaining mental health during this hard year and a lot more. Then, we're joined by yes, an actual astrobiologist and minister, Lucas Mix, to talk about all the recent UFO news. What does it mean for Christian theology? This is one conversation at the intersection of faith and science you won't want to miss.

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Jul 31, 2020
Episode 812: Filmmaker Dawn Porter and John Kingston
1:38:12
This week we have a tribute to a true hero, John Lewis, with the filmmaker behind the new documentary about his life. Also, we talk to ‘American Awakening’ author John Kingston about hope for the future of the country, and the cast tackles the sensitive situation around Kanye, fame and mental health. Plus don’t miss Jesse’s hilarious ideas for making quarantine sports more watchable, and all of your epic EQOTW feedback.

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Jul 24, 2020
Episode 811: For King & Country and Kevin Fredericks
1:21:45
This week, For King & Country join us to talk about creativity in a pandemic and learning to weep with those who weep. We also have comedian Kevin Fredericks, better known as KevOnStage, one of the funniest guys on the Internet. Plus, the week's news, slices and a lot more.

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Jul 17, 2020
Episode 810: Hillsong Young & Free and N.T. Wright
1:38:09
This week, internationally respected theologian N.T. Wright joins us to talk about faith during the pandemic, offering insight for all of us. Then, Hillsong Young & Free tells us about their 2020 plans— and what it's like disrupting the genre of worship music. Plus, Slices, and you won’t want to miss the summer Meet the Cast segment at the end of the show.

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Jul 10, 2020
Episode 809: David Oyelowo and Brooke Ligertwood
1:30:58
This week, actor and producer David Oyelowo joins us to talk about being a black immigrant in America during this time, his disappointment in the Church's lack of leadership on racism, and what genuine repentance would look like for the future. Also, Hillsong’s Brooke Frasier joins us to talk about worship and quarantine. Plus, we have our annual July 4 game -- INDIE ROCK BAND OR FIREWORK? Don’t miss it!

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Jul 09, 2020
Episode 808: Johnnyswim
1:30:35
This week, Abner and Amanda from Johnnyswim join us to talk about their quarantine project "Songs with Strangers,” as well as their upcoming TV shows. Plus, the cast tackles all the important news of the week, and you tell us your best prank stories.

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Jun 26, 2020
Episode 807: Bryce Dallas Howard and Colony House
1:28:56
This week, movie star and filmmaker Bryce Dallas Howard joins us to talk about her new documentary, 'Dads,' which releases on Father's Day. Plus, Colony House debuts their new single and talks about the responsibility of bands during an era of quarantine and societal unrest. And yes, we talk about the Louie Giglio/Lecrae fiasco. At length. (And a lot more!)

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Jun 19, 2020
Episode 806: Tauren Wells and Marty from Social Club Misfits
1:23:54
On this week's episode, we talk to worship leader/artist Tauren Wells and Marty from hip-hop group Social Club Misfits. Obviously, the cast talks about the important current news as well, then we bring Slices, and you tell us how you're doing. It's the whole spectrum!

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Jun 12, 2020
Episode 805: Maverick City Music and Propaganda
1:10:39
Today's episode is a little different, given everything going on in our country. Artist and activist Propaganda joins us for a compelling discussion about George Floyd, the national protests and where we go from here. And don't miss Maverick City Music, who join us to talk about their new project, their unique approach to creating worship music and intentionality around diversity. It's an episode you definitely don't want to miss.

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Jun 05, 2020
Episode 804: Kristen Bell and Josh Gad
1:25:17
On this episode, Kristen Bell and Josh Gad — stars and co-creators of the new Apple+ animated series 'Central Park' — join us. People. Princess Anna and Olaff are ON THE PODCAST. Plus, we bring on Carlos Whittaker to join us for a very real, and very powerful, conversation around the George Floyd killing. And yes, don't worry there are Slices and the usual funniness. This is literally the entire spectrum of our podcast — A-list guests, substance and nonsense.

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May 29, 2020
Episode 803: Judah Smith, Chelsea Smith and Wande
1:23:55
On this week's show, Churchome pastors Judah and Chelsea Smith join us to talk about doing church online, and what they see for the future of church after the quarantine. We also meet Wande, the first female artist signed to Reach Records, as she introduces us to her debut album. Plus, the cast talks pizza, Chuck E. Cheese, Methuselah — and we have a very special segment for all the new grads.

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May 22, 2020
Episode 802: Bob Goff and Dharius Daniels
1:21:14
On this week's show, we check in with author/speaker/lawyer/world-changer Bob Goff to see how he's doing during quarantine, and we welcome Dr. Dharius Daniels to the RELEVANT podcast family. Also, the cast — which now includes Jamie Ivey and Derek Minor — talks about Ahmaud Arbery, Hailey Bieber, sermon lengths, and a lot more. Plus, we play a special game you won't want to miss!

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May 15, 2020
Episode 801: Jen Hatmaker and Kim Walker-Smith
1:20:26
On today's show, author and podcaster Jen Hatmaker joins us to talk about her new book, and worship artist Kim Walker-Smith brings us Jesus Culture's new album. Plus, our new cast (Jamie Ivey, Derek Minor, Cameron Strang and Jesse Carey) bring you the news you need to know, Tyler Huckabee brings the Hot List, and a lot more.

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May 08, 2020
Episode 800: Steven Furtick and Elevation Worship
1:03:09
This week, Elevation Worship's Chris Brown and pastor Steven Furtick join us for a conversation about getting through this pandemic season, what church will look like on the other side of lockdown and how they hope their new album will help shape the future of worship music. Plus, Tyler Huckabee brings the latest news, Jamie Ivey, Derek Minor, Jesse Carey and Cameron Strang talk aliens and the usual craziness, and a lot more you don't want to miss.

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May 01, 2020
Episode 799: Jamie Ivey and Derek Minor Join the Cast
1:14:14
The new era of the podcast kicks off as author/podcaster Jamie Ivey and artist/producer Derek Minor join the cast, along with Cameron and Jesse. The crew talks quarantine, online church, movie theaters and of course, Golden Corral. And you won't want to miss Cameron grilling the new cast members with some memorable get-to-know-you questions.

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Apr 24, 2020
Episode 798: Raymond Chang and Dr. Michelle Reyes
1:17:17
Ray Chang and Dr. Michelle Reyes of the Asian-American Christian Collaborative join us to talk about how churches can combat anti-Asian racism during the coronavirus pandemic. Also, the gang discusses weird nicknames and the future of Quibi. And finally, Cameron joins us to talk about the future of RELEVANT.

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Apr 17, 2020
Episode 797: Ashlee Eiland
1:02:59
On today's podcast, Ashlee Eiland joins to talk about her new book, '(Human)kind'. Also, the gang basks in the wisdom of the Steak-umm Twitter account, discuss the online activities of Jerry Falwell Jr., speculate on how Nik Wallenda is handling quarantine and much more!

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Apr 10, 2020
Episode 796: GAWVI
1:10:07
On this episode, we're joined by Christian rapper and producer GAWVI to talk about his upcoming album 'Heathen.' Also, we discuss the world of fanfic, weigh the merits of practicing archery, argue about the best emo band of the mid-00s and much, much more!

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Apr 07, 2020
Episode 795: Lecrae
1:09:02
On this episode, rapper-author-entrepreneur-multihyphenate Lecrae joins us to talk about his upcoming album 'Restoration' and give some practical tips for keeping your mental health up while socially distancing. Also, the gang breaks down the off-the-chain quarantine appeal of 'The Tiger King', debates the role of the government during a pandemic, casts an inevitable upcoming movie and much, much more.

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Apr 03, 2020
Episode 794: Drew Holcomb
1:14:13
On today's show, Drew Holcomb joins us to talk about his new series of cover songs and how it's supporting musicians who've been hit hard by the pandemic. Also, the gang discusses the ups and downs of working out at home, debate the merits of homemade bread, Jesse launches a campaign to get Oasis back together and much more!

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Apr 01, 2020
Episode 793: David Kinnaman
1:05:27
On today’s podcast, author and Barna Group president David Kinnaman joins us to discuss how the coronavirus pandemic could affect the future of the church. Plus, Propaganda joins us to discuss his love for “Tiger King”, Taylor Swift’s plan to give money to fans in need, his quarantine plans and a ton more!

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Mar 27, 2020
Episode 792: Judah Smith
1:10:23
On today’s podcast, we talk with Churchome pastor Judah Smith about how the Church can reach people during the coronavirus crisis. Plus, we give some new quarantine Netflix recommendations, discuss why so many millennials fact-check sermons and a lot more!

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Mar 24, 2020
Episode 791: How One Church Is Providing Coronavirus Testing
1:20:30
On today’s podcast, we talk with Layne Schranz from Church of the Highlands about how his megachurch is providing coronavirus testing for their community. Plus, we break down the viral worship parody “The Worship Song Song,” the court reversing its decision regarding Katy Perry and Christian rapper Flame, the 500-year-old Martin Luther quote that made the rounds this week and a lot more!

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Mar 20, 2020
Episode 790: Coronavirus, Quarantine and How We Can Help
1:11:39
On today’s show, we talk with Nashville’s Grace Church pastor Barry Rodriguez about how Christians and churches can respond to the coronavirus crisis. Plus, the gang gives some Netflix recommendations to watch while hanging inside and a lot more!

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Mar 17, 2020
Episode 789: Eugene Cho and Kristen Howerton
1:17:33
On today’s show, we talk with Eugene Cho about how to not be a jerk when talking politics. Plus, Kristen Howerton joins us to talk about the coronavirus and more.

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Mar 13, 2020
Episode 788: Neil Degrasse Tyson
1:23:53
On today’s show, we talk faith, science and, yes, aliens with Neil Degrasse Tyson. Plus hear the role faith has played in Ben Affleck’s recovery, discuss Kim Kardashian-West’s recent White House visit, how Taylor Swift is helping the city of Nashville and more!

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Mar 06, 2020
Episode 787: Hillsong Young & Free and Carlos Whittaker
1:17:15
It’s a packed show today! Hillsong Young & Free opens up about their new single “Best Friends”. Plus, Dr. Jamie D. Aten, the founder and executive director of the Humanitarian Disaster Institute (HDI) and Blanchard Chair of Humanitarian & Disaster Leadership at Wheaton College in Wheaton, discusses how we should—and shouldn’t respond to the coronavirus. Plus, Carlos Whittaker joins us for the whole show!

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Mar 03, 2020
Passion Music
1:22:51
On today’s show, we talk with Passion music’s Kristian Stanfill about their amazing new live album Roar. Plus, the gang discusses Rhett and Link’s faith deconstruction, what Mark Wahlberg is giving up for Lent, Amy Grant's feud with Marvel and a lot more!

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Feb 28, 2020
Episode 786: Karen Swallow Prior
1:18:11
On today's episode, author, speaker and professor Karen Swallow Prior opens up about the power of revisiting literary classics. Plus, the gang discusses a massive baby Jesus statue (that looks like Phil Collins), the link between religion and Wikipedia editing and a lot more!

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Feb 25, 2020
Episode 785: Sadie Robertson
1:12:22
On today’s podcast, author and speaker Sadie Robertson joins us to talk about leaning on God during challenging seasons and her new book, “Live". Also, we hear a special preview of next week’s episode of our church leadership podcast Called, featuring Eugene Cho. Plus, we breakdown Bieber’s latest thoughts on faith, Chance the Rapper’s latest take on “Ultralight Beams” and a lot more!

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Feb 21, 2020
Episode 784: Matt Redman and John Mark McMillan
1:14:43
On today’s show, worship leader and singer Matt Redman opens up about his new album Let There Be Wonder and the importance of mystery. Plus, John Mark McMillan joins us for the whole show as we discuss the “Jetman” viral video, the Baylor controversy and more!

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Feb 19, 2020
Episode 783: Christine Caine
1:11:54
Bible Teacher, Speaker, Activist and Author Christine Caine Joins Us to Talk About the Vision Behind Her Powerful New 2020 Bible Study and Why It’s so Important to See Yourself the Way That God Sees You. Plus, We Play a Special Valentine’s Day Game, Discuss the SBC Controversy, Francis Chan’s Viral Sermon, Liam Payne’s Collaboration With a Christian Hip-Hop Star and a Lot More.

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Feb 14, 2020
Episode 782: Amber and Guy Lia and Jamie Ivey
1:07:08
On Today’s Show, Relationship Experts and Authors Amber and Guy Lia Join Us for a Special Valentine’s Week, Relationship Advice Segment. Plus Jamie Ivey Joins Us as We Discuss the Oscars, What Your Pastor Is Actually Concerned About and a Lot More!

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Feb 11, 2020
Episode 781: Ashlee Eiland and Jarrett Stevens
1:22:03
Pastor, speaker, teacher and author of the upcoming book Human(Kind): How Reclaiming Human Worth and Embracing Radical Kindness Will Bring Us Back Together, Ashlee Eiland, co-hosts today’s show as we discuss Taylor Swift’s comments about faith and politics, Ben Affleck’s inspirational new movie, Joaquin Phoenix’s call for more diversity in Hollywood, plus a lot more. And Praying Through author Jarrett Stevens opens up about the power of embracing silence and how to hear from God.

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Feb 07, 2020
Episode 780: Beth Moore
1:17:08
Author and Bible teacher Beth Moore joins us for a moving discussion about how God is there for us in our best moments—and our worst ones—and we hear about her brand-new book, "Chasing Vines: Finding Your Way to an Immensely Fruitful Life." Plus we learn about the most popular items people are giving up for Lent, discuss the opening of Yahoo!’s digital time capsule, read your Christian camp story feedback and a lot more! Purchase "Chasing Vines" at www.chasingvines.com.

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Feb 04, 2020
Episode 779: John Eldredge and Kristen Howerton
1:16:54
Author John Eldredge joins us to discuss the small practices you can incorporate into your day to help you grow spiritually and enjoy life more. Also writer, blogger and podcaster Kristen Howerton guest co-hosts as we discuss Netflix’s new true crime documentary, Demi Lovato’s church experience, Bonhoeffer’s letter to Gandhi, the new Wes Anderson movie and a ton more! Purchase Matt Redman's new album 'Let There Be Wonder': http://mattredman.lnk.to/LetThereBeWonder

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Jan 31, 2020
Episode 778: Cory Asbury and Rebekah Lyons
1:07:39
On today’s podcast, Cory Asbury opens up about his new book "Reckless Love" and what many Christians get wrong about suffering. Plus, we preview the brand-new season of our church leadership podcast Called, with special guest Rebekah Lyons.

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Jan 28, 2020
Episode 777: ’The Two Popes’ Director Fernando Meirelles and John Mark McMillan
1:18:35
John Mark McMillan guest co-hosts the latest episode as we discuss his upcoming album "Peopled With Dreams," Aaron Rodgers’ conflicted thoughts on faith, the latest "Simpsons" controversy, Kim Kardashian West’s legal system advocacy work and a lot more! Plus "The Two Popes" director Fernando Meirelles joins us to talk about the real-life events that inspired the Oscars-nominated movie.

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Jan 25, 2020
Episode 776: Addison Bevere
1:27:24
On today’s show, Addison Bevere discusses his powerful new book "Saints: Becoming More Than ‘Christians’" and why rethinking the term can be so life-altering. Plus, we break down the new '90s-inspired CCM musical "A Week Away," learn about the weirdest horror movie ever (it’s called "Velocipastor"), discuss a strange end times prediction and a lot more! You can purchase Saints: Becoming More Than 'Christians' new book at addisonbevere.com.

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Jan 21, 2020
Episode 775: The Brilliance and Elizabeth Melendez Fisher Good
1:28:46
Author and speaker Carlos Whittaker is today’s special guest co-host! Also, author and anti-sex trafficking advocate Elizabeth Melendez Fisher Good joins us to discuss her new book "Groomed" and The Brillance’s David Gungor walks us through their brand-new collection of songs, "World Keeps Spinning." Go to http://www.HelloFresh.com/relevant10 and use code relevant10 during HelloFresh’s New Year’s sale for 10 free meals including free shipping.

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Jan 17, 2020
Episode 774: Cory Asbury and Jad Abumrad
1:10:45
Worship artist and author Cory Asbury is our special co-host as we discuss the surprising, shifting values of Gen Z and millennials, a dating site for Calvinists, Cory's personal drama with Chick-fil-A and a ton more. Plus, podcast and radio star Jad Abumrad joins us to talk about how faith played into his newest podcast series, Dolly Parton’s America.

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Jan 14, 2020
Episode 773: Echosmith
1:24:15
Propaganda returns as a special guest host as we discuss Timothée Chalamet’s Bob Dylan biopic, the Babylon Bee/CNN feud, the upcoming Christian movie industry send-up "Faith Based" and a lot more. Plus, we talk with Echosmith singer Sydney Sierota about their new album "Lonely Generation."

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Jan 10, 2020
Episode 772: Colony House and Andy Mineo
1:11:07
On today’s show, rapper Andy Mineo co-hosts as we discuss his recent run-in with Ric Flair, navigating the modern political climate, Chip & Jo and a lot more! Plus, we talk with Colony House about their upcoming record Leave What's Lost Behind.

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Jan 07, 2020
Episode 771: Bryan Stevenson and Katie & Bryan Torwalt
1:13:39
On today’s podcast, we talk with activist, lawyer and author Bryan Stevenson about the new film based on his life and work, "Just Mercy." Also, Bryan and Katie Torwalt join us to break down their powerful new EP "Anticipation." Plus, we discuss the controversy surrounding Netflix’s "Messiah," Rian Johnson’s youth group past, a new movie about Jim and Tammy Faye Bakker and a lot more!

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Jan 03, 2020
Episode 770: Greta Gerwig
1:14:04
On today’s podcast, we talk with filmmaker Greta Gerwig about her acclaimed new film "Little Women" and why the classic story holds up so well. Also, we play a special end-of-year game, discuss Kanye’s Christmas release, the upcoming Aretha Franklin biopic and a lot more!

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Dec 27, 2019
Episode 769: Jonathan Pryce and Highlands Worship
1:11:10
On today’s show, we talk with actor Jonathan Pryce about his acclaimed new film, "The Two Popes," and Highlands Worship joins us to talk through some of the breakout tracks on their new collection of songs, "Shine Heaven’s Light: A Christmas EP." We also discuss Christianity Today’s impeachment op-ed, Jamie Foxx’s vision for a more inclusive church and a lot more!

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Dec 20, 2019
Episode 768: Lecrae
1:15:06
On today's show, Lecrae joins the crew to play a new Christmas game and talk about Reach Record's holiday compilation 'The Gift.' Jamie Ivey also co-hosts the entire episode as we talk about Bloomberg's internet trolls, how long a sermon should be, the future of Matthew McConaughey's TV commercials and much more!

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Dec 17, 2019
Episode 767: Mark Stuart
1:14:00
On today’s show, we talk with former Audio Adrenaline frontman Mark Stuart about losing his voice, finding a new purpose and serving the people of Haiti. Plus, we discuss the controversial picture of worship leaders in the Oval Office, Kel Mitchell becoming a pastor, hear from a new Listener of the Week and a lot more!

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Dec 13, 2019
Episode 766: Beth McCord
1:11:36
On today's podcast, we're joined by John Mark McMillan, who spills some exclusive details about his new album, including when to expect it. Also, we talked to Enneagram expert Beth McCord, continue our best of the decade coverage and the merits of a new video game called "I Am Jesus Christ." Don't miss it!

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Dec 10, 2019
Episode 765: Brooke Ligertwood
1:02:16
On today’s show, we talk to Brooke Ligertwood about Hillsong Worship's new album "Awake." Also, we discuss the merits of the "Christian version" of the Cha-Cha Slide, why the WeWork movie might be this decade's "Social Network," face off in a new Christmas game called "Not in This Lifetime" and much more!

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Dec 07, 2019
Episode 764: Phil Wickham
1:17:39
On today’s show, we talk with Phil Wickham about his incredible new holiday album, "Christmas." We also discuss how an argument about the freedom of religion may challenge the Trump administration’s refugee restriction, hear about Michael B. Jordan’s pitch to become the next Superman, talk about our favorite podcasts of the decade and a lot more!

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Dec 03, 2019
Episode 763: 'Waves' Star Kelvin Harrison Jr. and Derek Minor
59:16
On today’s show, rapper Derek Minor joins us as a co-host as we discuss his new album with Propaganda 'Nothing But a Word,' mixing politics and faith, his favorite albums of the decade and more! Plus, we talk with Kelvin Harrison Jr., the star of the acclaimed new film 'Waves'!

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Nov 26, 2019
Episode 762: Bethel Music’s Dante Bowe
1:10:11
On today’s show, we talk with Amanda Tyler, the executive director of the Baptist Joint Committee for Religious Liberty and founder of Christians Against Christian Nationalism, about the dangerous rise of Christian nationalism. Plus Bethel Music worship leader and songwriter Dante Bowe, joins us to talk about the stories behind some of his breakout songs.

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Nov 22, 2019
Episode 761: David Kinnaman
1:06:44
On today’s show we talk with author, President and Strategic Leader of The Barna Group, David Kinnaman about fascinating new research into why passionate young Christians stay passionate about faith. We also play a brand new game—for fans of Disney Plus and old school McGee & Me VHS tapes—and a lot more!

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Nov 19, 2019
Episode 760: NT Wright
1:08:32
NT Wright joins us to talk about his brand-new book The New Testament in Its World and what today’s Christians can learn from the very first church. Plus, we hear Nick Foles’ press conference sermon, discuss Ben Affleck’s redemptive new movie, talk to a spooky Listener of the Week and a lot more!

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Nov 15, 2019
Episode 759: Gallant and Jordan Lee Dooley
1:08:00
On today’s show, author and speaker Jordan Lee Dooley joins us to dispense some life advice, discuss Instagram removing likes and a lot more! We also talk with Gallant about his brand-new album 'Sweet Insomnia' and getting honest about mental health.

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Nov 12, 2019
Episode 758: Mark Batterson and Jamie Ivey
1:08:36
On today’s show, we talk with National Community Church pastor and author of the new book 'Double Blessing,' Mark Batterson, about the life-changing power of generosity. Plus, Jamie Ivey joins us as we discuss Woody Harrelson’s unlikely sermon-writing partner, Pixar’s existential new film, the upcoming 'A League of Their Own' show and a lot more!

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Nov 08, 2019
Episode 757: The Avett Brothers
59:35
On today’s show, Scott Avett joins us to talk abut The Avett Brothers’ latest album 'Closer Than Together' and getting “political.” Plus Propaganda joins us for the whole show as we discuss Josh Harris’ recent revelations about leaving faith, Seth Meyers’ unique new comedy special, his new album Nothing But a Word and more!

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Nov 05, 2019
Episode 756: Noah Gundersen
1:09:42
On today’s show, we talk with singer-songwriter Noah Gundersen about his new album 'Lover' and his own journey with faith, doubt and hope. Plus, we break down the Kirk Franklin/Dove Awards controversy, discuss the media censoring Letitia Wright’s ideas about faith, hear from an incredible Listener of the Week and a lot more!

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Oct 31, 2019
Episode 755: Judah Smith and Kasi Lemmons
1:14:04
On today’s show, pastor and author Judah Smith joins us to talk about the heart behind a new feature on the Churchome Global app called “Guided Prayers.” Also, Kasi Lemmons, the director of the new Harriet Tubman biopic 'Harriet' discusses the faith of the American icon. Plus, your Halloween costume ideas, some spooktacular slices and a lot more!

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Oct 29, 2019
Episode 754: The Gray Havens
1:15:33
On today’s podcast, we talk with The Gray Havens about their latest singles and how the Inklings inspire their unique brand of folk-pop. We also discuss Johnnyswim’s new reality show, Kesha’s takedown of the toxic Christian patriarchy, the end of mewithoutYou and a lot more!

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Oct 25, 2019
Episode 753: Kings Kaleidoscope
1:01:48
On today’s podcast, we talk with Kings Kaleidoscope’s Chad Gardner. Plus, the gang breaks down John MacArthur’s comments about Beth Moore, hears why Lime scooters are in trouble, debates the merits of teaching the Bible in public school and more! Today's episode is brought to you buy Feals! Feals has us feeling our best every day and it can help you too.  Become a member today by going to https://feals.com/relevant and you'll get 50% off your first order with free shipping.

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Oct 22, 2019
Episode 752: John Mark Comer
1:16:18
On today’s show, we talk with pastor and author John Mark Comer about why we should all slow down and the powerful legacy of Mister Rogers. We also discuss the exciting new movie starring Gal Gadot, the Fox News scandal film 'Bombshell,' Katy Perry’s legal fight with a Christian rapper and more!

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Oct 18, 2019
Episode 751: Rachael Denhollander
1:00:06
On a new episode of the RELEVANT Podcast, we talk to Rachael Denhollander, author of 'What Is a Girl Worth?' Also, Propaganda makes his return to the RELEVANT Podcast gang where we discuss what is and isn't allowed in Contemporary Christian Music, why painting cows is a great idea and also, the merits of Cleveland, Ohio. Also, slices, Ask the Cast and tons more!

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Oct 15, 2019
Episode 750: Jeff Bethke
1:11:07
On today’s podcast, we talk with author and speaker Jeff Bethke about his new book 'To Hell With the Hustle' and why we should all consider slowing down. The gang also discusses a possible all-female Marvel movie, hears an enneagram-themed “Bohemian Rhapsody” parody, learns about a new movie about a “real-life” exorcism, plus your Ask the Cast questions and a lot more!

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Oct 11, 2019
Episode 749: Jim and Jeannie Gaffigan
1:11:33
On today’s show, Jim and Jeannie Gaffigan explain how their faith carried them through the most difficult season of their lives. Plus, we hear about a Bible rock opera, discuss how to sneak onto an airplane, talk to a new Listener of the Week and more!

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Oct 08, 2019
Episode 748: Drew Holcomb and John Mark McMillan
1:10:44
On today’s show, we talk with Drew Holcomb about his new album 'Dragons.' Also, singer-songwriter John Mark McMillan join us for the whole show as we discuss Kanye West’s 'Jesus Is King,' Demi Lovato and Lecrae’s trips to the Holy Land and Spider-Man’s return to the MCU.

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Oct 04, 2019
Episode 747: Rebekah Lyons
1:15:40
On the new podcast episode, author Rebekah Lyons joins us to discuss her new book 'Rhythms of Renewal' and how to incorporate positive mental health practices into your daily life. The gang also introduces a new segment “Stranger Happenings,” hears from a new Listener of the Week, discusses a study about Christian’s opinions of people in power and a lot more! Sponsors: Warby Parker Go to https://www.warbyparker.com/relevant to get your free Try-On kit.

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Sep 30, 2019
Episode 746: Social Club Misfits
58:59
On today’s show, Social Club Misfits join us to discuss their latest collection of songs 'Doom' inspired by seasons of doubt, struggles and—ultimately—faith. We also hear about a new fantasy epic based on 'The Pilgrim’s Progress,' an Episcopal church’s plan for a Bob Dylan mass, how 'Joker' is stirring conversations about gun control, plus a lot more!

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Sep 27, 2019
Episode 745: Joseph
1:03:51
On the new episode of the RELEVANT Podcast, the indie trio Joseph join us to talk about their brand-new album, 'Good Luck, Kid.' We also give an update about recent news involving RELEVANT, hear about the new Batman villain, Nicolas Cage’s very weird-sounding new movie, a recent “Bible fashion show” and a lot more!

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Sep 24, 2019
Episode 744: David Platt
1:14:42
On today’s podcast, we talk with author and pastor David Platt about his new book Something Needs to Change and the ways Christians can alleviate global suffering. The gang also discusses the latest Avett Brothers song that takes on America’s gun epidemic, hears James Corden’s powerful response to body shaming, talks about Kim and Kanye’s vision behind Sunday Services and a lot more!

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Sep 20, 2019
Episode 743: Malcolm Gladwell
1:17:22
On the latest podcast, author and podcaster Malcolm Gladwell explains how a teaching of Jesus can help us solve some of the world’s biggest problems. Also, the editorial team walks through the brand-new issue of RELEVANT that's out now! We also discuss why Christian college students can become disillusioned with faith, why you should never make a big decision while hungry, hear the most common complaint young people tell their therapists, plus your feedback and a lot more!

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Sep 17, 2019
Episode 742: Mike Foster
1:00:35
On today’s podcast, speaker, author, counselor and podcaster Mike Foster joins us to discuss the legacy of Pastor Jarrid Wilson and the importance of having honest conversations about mental health. The gang also discusses how a new version of Monopoly takes on the gender pay gap, learns how Chance the Rapper is inspired to serve his community, hears about a new documentary being produced by the Presbyterian Church USA that addresses the Flint water crisis, plus your questions and a lot more!

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Sep 13, 2019
Episode 741: Logan Browning
1:21:01
On today’s show, the star of the hit Netflix series 'Dear White People,' Logan Browning, joins us to discuss how her faith informs her real-life approach to activism. The gang also hears the craziest airport story of all time, discusses the big question about faith that young Christians are asking, reads listeners’ incredible feedback about vanity plates they’ve seen in the wild and a lot more!

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Sep 10, 2019
Episode 740: Elevation Worship
1:18:17
On today’s show, Elevation Worship’s Chris Brown talks about the heart behind their inspiring new EP 'At Midnight.' We also hear about Kanye West’s upcoming album 'Jesus Is King,' learn about the new religion-heavy CBS show series 'Evil,' listen to Jim Gaffigan open up about his personal faith, discuss Justin Bieber the worship leader, take your questions and a lot more!

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Sep 05, 2019
Episode 739: Jen Hatmaker
1:18:00
On today’s podcast, author, speaker and podcaster Jen Hatmaker joins us to discuss the importance of finding truth in a world obsessed with fake news and political agenda, and how to have conversations with people we disagree with. The gang also listens to an inspirational Popeyes sermon, hears your most awkward celebrity encounters, discusses AI’s role in ministry, debates the merits of vanity license plates and a lot more!

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Sep 03, 2019
Episode 738: Bob Goff
1:07:57
On today’s show, author, activist, podcaster and world-changer Bob Goff joins us to discuss his “Dream Big” workshops, explain how to overcome obstacles when pursuing your calling, and he takes your questions. The gang also hears pastors Chad and Julia Veach’s advice to Kourtney Kardashian about sharing her faith, discusses rapper Tobe Nwigwe’s incredible Tiny Desk concert, finds out how 'Righteous Gemstones' creator Danny McBride was hurt by his church growing up and a lot more!

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Aug 30, 2019
Episode 737: Greg Laurie
1:23:33
On today’s show, we talk with evangelist and author Greg Laurie about the SoCal Harvest Crusade and his new book about the spiritual legacy of Johnny Cash. The gang also hears the joke that was (somehow) voted the funniest one-liner of 2019, discusses why so many Christians don’t have close relationships with people in their churches, learns about a judge’s solution for some creative justice, hears your feedback and a lot more!

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Aug 27, 2019
Episode 736: Jeremy and Audrey Roloff
1:34:22
On today’s show, we talk with Jeremy and Audrey Roloff about their new book A Love Letter Life and the misconceptions many Christians have about dating and marriage. The gang also discusses the feud between The Babylon Bee and Snopes, hears the new single from Social Club Misfits, learns about Nate Bargatze’s new sitcom, takes your questions and a lot more!

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Aug 23, 2019
Episode 735: Lisa Sharon Harper and John Mark McMillan
1:17:05
On today’s show, Lisa Sharon Harper joins us. Lisa is one of 40 activists, artists, leaders and influencers to take part a series of roundtable interviews in the 100th issue of RELEVANT, discussing the future of the Church and the issues will shape it moving forward. Also, singer/songwriter John Mark McMillan joins us for the whole show as we discuss why American Christians don’t know much about other faiths, how millennials fare at DYI tasks and a lot more!

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Aug 20, 2019
Episode 734: Jon Foreman
1:32:33
On today’s show, Switchfoot frontman Jon Foreman joins us to talk about the stirring op-ed he wrote for RELEVANT on how Christians should respond to the gun violence epidemic. The gang also discusses what happens when high-profile leaders wrestle with doubt, the new Terrence Malick religious war film, hears Lauren Daigle’s take on a worship classic and we take your questions!

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Aug 16, 2019
Episode 733: Samuel Rodriguez
1:18:12
On today’s show, we talk with writer, pastor, speaker and National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference President Rev. Samuel Rodriguez about the future of the church and the issues that will shape it moving forward as part of our ongoing look at our issue 100 roundtable conversations. Also, Eddie returns as we discuss Nicolas Cage’s real-life hunt for the Holy Grail, America’s changing views on religious organizations, plus your feedback and a lot more!

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Aug 13, 2019
Episode 732: Mat Kearney
1:21:34
On today’s show, we talk with Mat Kearney about his new EP, 'City of Black and White Revisited.' The gang also discusses Lauren Daigle’s record-breaking week, hears how Chance the Rapper's wife changed his life and his faith, listens to a conversation between Pastor Levi Lusko and Yves Saint Laurent North America President Brant Cryder, plus, we take your questions and a lot more. FEATURED MUSIC: Elevation Worship's "See a Victory". Check it out at elevationworship.com/music/see-a-victory/

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Aug 09, 2019
Episode 731: Jo Saxton
1:27:35
On today’s show, we talk with writer and speaker Jo Saxton about calling, purpose and what making an impact will look like in the future, as part of our ongoing look at our issue 100 roundtable conversations. The gang also learns why millennials are the loneliest generation, discusses our first episode preview of HBO’s televangelism comedy 'The Righteous Gemstones,' learns why phone games might be better than mindfulness apps and a lot more!

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Aug 06, 2019
Episode 730: Hillsong Worship’s Brooke Ligertwood
1:16:15
On today’s show, Hillsong Worship’s Brooke Ligertwood tells us about their brand-new single “King of Kings.” Also, Jamie Ivey and Annie join us as we discuss the new releases from NF and Chance the Rapper, learn about the new law that could make sharing memes a $15,000 offense, break down the upcoming Netflix docuseries about the National Prayer Breakfast, take your questions and a lot more!

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Aug 02, 2019
Episode 729: Derek Minor
1:22:46
On today’s show, we talk with rapper Derek Minor about the future of the church and culture and why casual racism is so harmful. Derek was one of 40 artists, thinkers, leaders and activists to join us for a series of roundtable interviews in the 100th issue of RELEVANT. Also, Annie returns as the gang discusses a new discovery related to the Shroud of Turin, finds out how trashy TV might be making us dumber, hears your best/worst dad jokes and a lot more!

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Jul 30, 2019
Episode 728: Jamie Bell
1:22:15
On today’s show, we talk with actor Jamie Bell about his brand-new movie 'Skin' and the power of redemption. The gang also discusses Rich Wilkerson Jr.’s Sunday Service sermon, the new Mister Rogers movie, Katy Perry's legal battle with a Christian rapper and a lot more!

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Jul 26, 2019
Episode 727: Natalie Manuel Lee
1:22:38
On today’s podcast, we talk with influencer and host of Hillsong Channel’s “Now with Natalie” Natalie Manuel Lee about the future of faith and culture. The gang also discusses the power of the laugh track, how to have more productive conversations about climate change with fellow Christians, a new drone technology that is fighting deforestation, plus a lot more!

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Jul 23, 2019
Episode 726: Scot McKnight
1:08:47
On today’s show, we talk with Scot McKnight, theologian and author of the new book Reading Romans Backwards: A Gospel of Peace in the Midst of Empire. We hear from Scot about the book and why so it’s essential to see the modern social implications of Paul’s most famous letter ________________ AWAY LUGGAGE: For $20 off a suitcase, visit https://www.awaytravel.com/relevant20 and use promo code relevant20 during checkout!

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Jul 19, 2019
Episode 725: John Mark McMillan
1:23:29
On today’s show, we talk with singer and artist John Mark McMillan about how church, music and culture have evolved in the last 10 years—and where they might be headed next. Also, Annie returns and we discuss the plan to “storm” Area 51, how a church is canceling medical debt for families in need, why the person behind the “Florida Man” meme has decided to shut it down and a lot more!

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Jul 16, 2019
Episode 724: Crowder
1:20:30
On today’s show, we talk with David Crowder about his recent collaborations with Mandisa and Social Club Misfits and why the idea of what “worship” music can be is evolving. Also, Bianca Olthoff and Propaganda join us as we discuss faith’s role in the new season of The Bachelorette, Steve Harvey’s act of generosity, the new song from Beyoncé, plus we take your questions and a lot more!

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Jul 12, 2019
Episode 723: Rachel Cruze
1:17:15
On today’s show, we talk with financial expert Rachel Cruze about what this generation should have learned from the recession, why it can be OK to spend a lot on nice things and why it's important to following your calling. Plus, we discuss why so many Christians don’t consult their pastors about life decisions, learn about a scandal in the Christian publishing world, answer your “Ask the Cast” questions and a lot more!

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Jul 09, 2019
Episode 722: Tedashii
1:32:52
On today's podcast, pastor and hip-hop artist Tedashii joins us to announce the 100th RELEVANT Magazine. Also, the gang talks about the worst tattoos they've ever seen, debate the merits of a Matrix reboot and Tyler reveals a dark secret from his past.

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Jul 05, 2019
Episode 721: Pete Holmes
1:13:40
On today’s show we talk with comedian, actor, podcaster and the author of the new book Comedy Sex God about his upbringing in the church and how his own faith journey has evolved. And for the 4th of July week, we bring back our favorite annual tradition: A listener joins us for a new round of Indie-Rock Band or Firework!

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Jul 02, 2019
Episode 720: For King & Country
1:22:17
On today’s show, we talk with For King & Country about their new collaboration with Timbaland and Echosmith “God Only Knows” and why their music means so much to people looking for hope. Also, Science Mike joins us for the whole show as we discuss the upcoming justice reform docuseries "Free Meek," Andy Mineo’s struggle with doubt, Rich Wilkerson Jr.’s viral sermon, plus we take your questions and a lot more!

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Jun 27, 2019
Episode 719: Gary Dauberman
1:12:24
On today’s podcast, we talk with writer and filmmaker Gary Dauberman about his latest movie 'Annabelle Comes Home' and the role that faith plays in modern horror films. The gang also discusses how podcasts are revolutionizing the way young people consume information, NASA’s plan to bring tourists to space, a massive experiment to measure honesty around the world and a lot more!

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Jun 25, 2019
Episode 718: Karen Swallow Prior
1:21:13
On today’s show, we talk with author Karen Swallow Prior about how to engage some of culture’s most pressing social and cultural issues. We also discuss the latest celebrity to rock PreachersNSneakers gear, Jim Gaffigan’s new movie about snake-handling church, for KING & COUNTRY’s new collaboration with Timbaland and a lot more!

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Jun 21, 2019
Episode 717: Tim Tebow
1:18:49
On the latest podcast, we talk with Tim Tebow about the film he’s executive produced called "Run the Race" and why he thinks faith-based movies are getting better. We also learn why millennials are “afraid” to take lunch breaks, discuss the accusations that the lyric site Genius has lobbed at Google, find out about an Irish island that is begging Americans to move there and a lot more!

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Jun 18, 2019
Episode 716: Max Lucado
1:12:44
On today’s show, we talk with author and pastor Max Lucado about the real secrets to finding happiness. We also discuss Jon Stewart’s emotional address to Congress on behalf of 9/11 first responders, Terrence Malick’s upcoming film about the teachings of Jesus (sort of), Arcade Fire’s initiative to help the people of Haiti, hear from a new Listener of the Week and a lot more!

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Jun 14, 2019
Episode 715: Phil Wickham
1:07:59
On today’s show, we talk with Phil Wickham about his new album Singalong 4 and the power of intimate worship. We also discuss a new brain implant that will improve your memory, the Church of England’s new investment into the marijuana industry, a guaranteed way to become a morning person, plus your feedback and a lot more!

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Jun 11, 2019
Episode 714: Hillsong Young & Free
1:20:24
On today’s show, we talk with Hillsong Young & Free’s Aodhan King about their new collaboration with Andy Mineo, the tension between entertainment and worship and the heart behind their unique brand of praise. Also, Jamie Ivey joins us as we discuss Wendy’s new pro-adoption campaign, how "Aladdin" star Naomi Scott is helping communities in need, Steve Kerr’s plea for sensible gun regulation, plus we take your questions and a lot more!

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Jun 07, 2019
Episode 713: Heather Avis
1:23:41
On today’s show, we talk with author Heather Avis about her new book "Scoot Over and Make Some Room" and why churches need to do a better job fostering diverse communities. We also breakdown the new "Rambo" trailer, hear your ideas for CCM supergroups, listen to why millennials are more open to conversations about faith than previous generations and a lot more!

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Jun 04, 2019
Episode 712: Jordan Lee Dooley
1:16:46
On today’s show, we talk with author and speaker Jordan Lee Dooley about her new book “Own Your Every Day” and why being successful means more than just accomplishing your personal goals. We also hear from a new listener of the week and discuss the upcoming “Between Two Ferns” movie, MacKenzie Bezos’ massive show of generosity, Seth MacFarlane’s friendship with one of his most fierce conservative critics and a ton more!

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May 31, 2019
Episode 711: Louie Giglio
1:18:54
On today’s show, we talk with Passion City Church pastor and author of the new book "Not Forsaken: Finding Freedom as Sons & Daughters of a Perfect Father," Louie Giglio about how reframing your view of God the Father can revitalize your faith. We also discuss a new CCM supergroup, learn about why so many people don’t have anyone to confide in, Annie tells us about a new true crime mystery and a lot more!

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May 28, 2019
Episode 710: Erwin McManus
1:10:45
On the new podcast, we talk with author and pastor Erwin McManus about the importance of self-care—especially for people wanting to make an impact in the world. Also, Bianca Olthoff returns as we discuss Sia leading worship at Kanye’s latest Sunday Service, Selena Gomez’s thoughts on the dangers of social media, Chance the Rapper’s new single and a lot more. We also play a brand-new game that will put your knowledge of cheesy Christian movies to the test!

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May 24, 2019
Episode 709: The Japanese House
1:08:24
On today’s show, we talk with Amber Bain, also known as The Japanese House, about how dealing with personal struggles led to her acclaimed debut album 'Good at Falling.' The gang also discusses a new biopic about a legendary gospel duo, why millennials are forgoing expensive engagement rings, your mission trip horror stories and a lot more!

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May 21, 2019
Episode 708: Ben Higgins
1:16:16
On the latest episode, Propaganda joins us along with special guest Ben Higgins, the star of 'The Bachelor' season 20. Also, the gang talks about the cringiest Christian re-writes of pop hits, the true story of a pastor-turned master thief and Jesse pitches his idea for a new film franchise in which he'll co-star alongside Lecrae.

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May 17, 2019
Episode 707: Tony Hale
1:21:08
On the latest podcast, we talk with Tony Hale about how he stays presents, how his faith informs his career and how he finds redemption in playing (hilariously) broken people. Also, the gang discusses Jeff Bezos' plan to colonize space, a bold new idea to make going to the movies more relaxing, how many close friends you should have, plus we take your Twitter questions and a lot more!

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May 14, 2019
Episode 706: Kings Kaleidoscope
1:22:12
On today’s show, we talk with Kings Kaleidoscope about their moving new album Zeal, and how to overcome cynicism. Also, Liz Forkin Bohannon joins us for the whole show as we discuss a surprising admission from Focus on the Family, Justin Bieber’s message about mental health, Chadwick Boseman’s next film and a lot more!

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May 10, 2019
Episode 705: Remembering Rachel Held Evans
1:02:13
On today’s show, we listen back to some of our interviews with author Rachel Held Evans, who tragically passed away this past weekend. We reflect back on the power of her writing and the legacy she left behind. The gang also discusses Jesse's airport nightmare, why mothers are so important when it comes to shaping the faith of their children, a viral Chance the Rapper prayer, Burger King’s misguided mental health awareness campaign and a lot more.

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May 07, 2019
Episode 704: Joy Williams
1:14:49
On today’s show, we talk with singer Joy Williams about her new album “Front Porch" and how her life and outlook were affected following the rumors surrounding the breakup of The Civil Wars. Also, author, speaker and podcaster Jamie Ivey returns as we discuss Michael W. Smith’s tribute gala (yes, Tyler actually attended), hear from the filmmakers behind the upcoming Christian movie industry satire “Faith Based,” learn about the Obama’s new Frederick Douglass biopic and a lot more!

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May 03, 2019
Episode 703: Judah & the Lion
1:24:07
On today’s show, we talk with indie-rock band Judah & the Lion about the moving story that inspired their brand-new album, "Pep Talks." We also give you an exclusive, behind-the-scenes look at the new issue of RELEVANT. Plus, we find out how Russia might be weaponizing beluga whales (seriously), learn which words have now been officially added to the dictionary, hear what the Pope had to say to the world’s hairdressers and a lot more!

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Apr 30, 2019
Episode 702: Hillsong United
1:00:31
On today’s show, we talk with Joel Houston and Taya of Hillsong United about their powerful new album “People” and getting back to the roots of worship. The gang also discusses a controversy surrounding the new J.R.R. Tolkien biopic, learn about an upcoming satirical comedy about the Christian movie industry, hear your most embarrassing work stories and lot more!

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Apr 26, 2019
Episode 701: Johnnyswim
1:31:13
On today’s show, we talk with Johnnyswim about their brand-new album, "Moonlight". We also discuss why a 9-to-5 job might not be good for you, hear about a church Easter sermon that went off the rails, learn why beards might not be the best facial hair option and a lot more!

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Apr 23, 2019
Episode 700: Rooney Mara
1:12:48
On today’s show (our 700th episode!), we talk with Rooney Mara and filmmaker Garth Davis about their new biopic Mary Magdalene. WE also play a special 700 Club-themed game to mark the occasion, hear Lorde’s cover of “The Sound of Silence,” find out how Amazon might be listening to your Alexa conversations and a ton more!

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Apr 19, 2019
Episode 699: Van Jones
1:20:07
On this episode, we chat with CNN commentator Van Jones about how his new TV show that explores the idea of restorative justice. The gang also discusses various methods of tipping after a meal, the perks of buffet dining, and questions the value of the evangelical community's first stab at a theology of artificial intelligence.

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Apr 16, 2019
Episode 698: Amanda Lindsey Cook
1:21:25
On this episode, we talk with Bethel Music's Amanda Lindsey Cook about how her new worship album "House on a Hill." We're joined by special guest, The Happy Hour podcast host Jamie Ivey to discuss Kyle Korver's stance against racism, unconventional interview techniques, Jesse's latest tax evasion scheme and lots more!

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Apr 12, 2019
Episode 697: Social Club Misfits
1:35:09
On today’s show, Social Club Misfits join us to discuss the heart behind their latest EP "Mood" and why being vulnerable with God is so essential to their music. Also, Jamie Tworkowski and rapper Propaganda join us to talk about the controversial Instagram account SneakersNPreachers, we debate the best (and worst) Easter candies, hear how “nones” overtook major Christian denominations as the popular worldview in America and a lot more!

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Apr 09, 2019
Episode 696: Taraji P. Henson
1:21:12
On today’s show, we talk with Taraji P. Henson about how her faith informs her life and career. Along with starring in the new film "The Best of Enemies" about civil rights activist Ann Atwater, Henson also stars in the hit TV show "Empire" and films including "Hustle & Flow" and "Hidden Figures."

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Apr 05, 2019
Episode 695: Nate Bargatze
1:21:51
On today’s podcast, comedian Nate Bargatze joins us to talk about his new Netflix special “The Tennessee Kid,” growing up in the church, faith and what he thought of “Crashing”. Plus, we find out how online churches are actually leading to growth in physical churches, discuss why America is no longer one of the world’s happiest countries, hear the cringiest local news broadcast in history and a lot more!

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Apr 02, 2019
Episode 694: Maria Taylor on Faith and Diversity in Sports
1:08:39
On today’s podcast we talk with CBS’s "Million Dollar Mile" co-host and ESPN analyst Maria Taylor about the role faith plays in her career and how she is fighting for greater diversity in sports. Also, rapper Propaganda joins us for the whole show as we discuss Facebook’s crackdown on white nationalism, how “Us” made a Bible verse into one of the week’s top Google searches, John Mayer’s “How Great Thou Art” cover and a lot more!

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Mar 29, 2019
Episode 693: Tedashii on Grief and Perseverance
1:32:07
Rapper Tedashii joins us to talk about his brand new album Never Fold and discusses how Christians should approach grief, suffering and ultimately perseverance. Also, Brady Toops sits in as a special guest host as we take your questions, discuss our idea for a new judge-themed TV show, learn about the world’s last Blockbuster Video location and a ton more!

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Mar 26, 2019
Episode 692: Highlands Worship
1:14:03
On today’s show, we talk with Highlands Worship about their incredible new album Jesus You Alone, and author and speaker Bianca Olthoff joins us for the whole show! Plus, World Vision’s Brian Duss explains the significance of World Water Day and how the organization is changing communities around the world.

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Mar 22, 2019
Episode 691: Kim Walker-Smith
1:14:01
On today’s show, Jesus Culture worship leader and author of the new book Brave Surrender, Kim Walker-Smith, opens up about her painful upbringing and how she overcame shame and fear to find deep healing in God. Plus, the gang learns how Taco Bell hot sauce saved another life, discusses the importance of intergenerational friendships, hears from a new Listener of the Week and a lot more!

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Mar 20, 2019
Episode 690: Maggie Rogers
1:28:05
On today's podcast, we talk with indie-pop singer Maggie Rogers about her critically acclaimed new album Heard It in a Past Life. The gang also plays a truly unforgettable game with a listener, discusses HBO’s new Leaving Neverland docuseries, learns how the NBA is combating hate speech, hears the new single from Hillsong United and a lot more!

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Mar 15, 2019
Episode 689: LIVE — Shane Claiborne
53:04
On today’s show, author and activist Shane Claiborne discusses how Christians can address America’s gun violence problem and the vision behind his new book “Beating Guns.”

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Mar 12, 2019
Episode 688: David Curry
59:52
On today’s show, Open Doors USA President and CEO David Curry tells us about the shocking levels of persecution facing Christian churches in China. We also look at (another) controversial Christian comic book currently in the works, hear about Mindy Kaling’s record-breaking new movie, learn how Jaden Smith teamed up with a local church to help fight the Flint water crisis and a lot more!

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Mar 08, 2019
Episode 687: LIVE — Joel McHale
1:09:13
On today's show, we talk with actor and comedian Joel McHale about why he thinks Jesus would enjoy reality TV and why going to church is such an important part of his life. We also learn why you should maybe think twice before turning on music while you multi-task, find out why non-believers think Christians should listen more, hear from a brand-new Listener of the Week and a lot more!

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Mar 05, 2019
Episode 686: Jerry Lorenzo
1:15:12
On today’s show, designer, entrepreneur and mastermind behind the brand FEAR OF GOD, Jerry Lorenzo, opens up about his own story of faith and redemption, and explains how he’s using fashion to change culture. Plus, we hear Stephen Colbert and Conan O’Brien open up about their faith backgrounds, listen to how Serena Williams is inspiring young female athletes, check out Kanye’s latest “Sunday Service” and a lot more!

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Mar 01, 2019
Episode 685: LIVE — DeVon Franklin
1:24:23
On today's show, filmmaker, speaker and author DeVon Franklin discusses how Christians should address toxic masculinity—and his upcoming movie about the inventor of Flaming Hot Cheetos (seriously, it sounds great). Also, the gang discusses how A.I. is influencing religious services, we take your questions for the cast live and a lot more!

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Feb 26, 2019
Episode 684: Brian Johnson
1:09:07
On today's podcast, the gang debates Jesse's contribution to the podcast, discusses Colin Kaepernick's settlement with the NFL and hears from Bethel's Brian Johnson about his new book about his struggles with mental health.

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Feb 22, 2019
Episode 683: LIVE — Christians & Conspiracy Theories
44:51
On today’s show, we discuss the rise of conspiracy theories and why so many young Christians have started to believe them. We also learn about religion’s link to happiness, Eddie brings us a terrifying new “Revelation Revelation,” we hear why you should always order dessert first, plus a new Listener of the Week and a ton more!

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Feb 19, 2019
Episode 682: Jonathan Merritt
1:30:26
On today’s show, we talk with author and reporter Jonathan Merritt about the sexual abuse scandal unfolding in the Southern Baptist Convention—and how to prevent abuse in the future. That gang also discusses the new faith-inspired single from John Legend, the Christine Caine teaching that has changed Chris Pratt’s life, the upcoming “Breaking Bad” movie and a lot more!

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Feb 15, 2019
Episode 681: LIVE — Young the Giant
1:07:54
On today’s show, we talk with indie-rock outfit Young the Giant about their acclaimed new album, Mirror Master. Also, because it’s our very own Big Cat’s birthday, we hear from listeners for a very special “Ask Eddie” segment. Plus, a look at Valentine’s Day spending, Annie brings us a true crime story like none you’ve ever heard and a lot more!

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Feb 12, 2019
Episode 680: Margaret Feinberg
1:15:21
On today’s show, we talk with author Margaret Feinberg about her new book Taste and See, and why God wants us to understand what, how and why we eat in a different way. We also discuss the end of Gungor, Ashton Kutcher’s viral pro-life video, Zaxby’s going after Chick-fil-A for closing on Sundays, the new prayer emojis and a lot more! EPISODE MUSIC 1.COIN, "I Want It All" 2.The Japanese House, "Maybe You're the Reason" 3. Jade Bird, "Love Has All Been Done Before"

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Feb 09, 2019
Episode 679: LIVE — Bob Goff
1:32:41
On today’s show, we debut our new live weekly format! Every Tuesday, you can now watch the episode recorded live and interact with us on Facebook and YouTube. Plus more big news: Eddie rejoins the cast! Also, author Bob Goff joins us to talk about how to pursue a life of purpose and a lot more. We’re also joined live by a listener for a very special game that once and for all reveals the Super Bowl halftime performer the world has been waiting for. Plus, we take your live feedback, bring you the news you (kind of) need to know and a lot more!

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Feb 05, 2019
Episode 678: Jon Foreman
1:07:35
On today’s show, we talk with Switchfoot frontman Jon Foreman about the band’s brand-new album Native Tongue, and why the world needs hope now more than ever. We also hear about how Patton Oswalt helped out an internet hater in a truly awesome way, discuss Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s Bible-based support of the environment (and shoutout to RELEVANT), Black Panther returning to theaters and a ton more!

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Feb 01, 2019
Episode 677: Tim Keller
1:07:32
On today’s show, we talk with New York’s Redeemer Presbyterian Church founder and author of the new book The Prodigal Prophet: Jonah and the Mystery of God’s Mercy, Tim Keller, about what the Sunday school story of Jonah and the whale can teach us about modern issues. The gang also hears about the controversy surrounding public school field trips to the Creation Museum, discusses the new Fyre Festival documentaries, learns about Uber’s self-driving scooters and a lot more!

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Jan 29, 2019
Episode 676: Jenn Johnson
1:08:03
We talk with Jenn Johnson about the inspiration behind the powerful new Bethel Music album Victory. We also find out how James Corden (may have?) stolen our space camp material, hear about John Boyega’s new movie about a “gangster-turned pastor,” discuss the new project from the team behind The Office, listen to the new John Crist bit and a lot more!

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Jan 25, 2019
Episode 675: Lauren Winner
1:23:15
On today’s show, we talk with author and speaker Lauren Winner about her new book The Dangers of Christian Practice, which revisits the roots of church traditions, not only to find out how they can negatively impact culture, but how modern Christians can correct them and find a new way forward.

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Jan 23, 2019
Episode 674: Francis Chan
1:04:53
On today’s show, we talk with author and Bible teacher Francis Chan about his trip to the Holy Land and his powerful new video series on the book of Mark. The gang also discusses the controversial new Gillette ad, Chris Pratt’s Daniel Fast, Kanye’s new church project and a ton a more!

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Jan 18, 2019
Episode 673: Passion
1:07:43
On today’s show, we talk to Passion about their latest live release Follow You Anywhere, discuss America’s declining trust in clergy and contrast Jesse and Annie’s respective methods for dealing with their assistants.

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Jan 15, 2019
Episode 672: Levi Lusko
1:09:14
On today’s show, we talk with author and pastor Levi Lusko about his book I Declare War, and Annie finally embraces her true calling as a cowgirl extraordinaire.

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Jan 11, 2019
Episode 671: John Pavlovitz
1:16:18
On today’s show, we talk with author John Pavlovitz about his new book Hope and Other Super Powers and how Christians of all backgrounds can find common ground. The gang also hear’s about an insane scandal involving the world’s oldest person, discusses an Australian conspiracy theory, talks to a new Listener of the Week and a lot more!

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Jan 08, 2019
Episode 670: Tori Kelly
1:17:44
On today’s show we talk with pop star Tori Kelly—who appears on the cover of the brand-new issue of RELEVANT—about her faith and her latest gospel-inspired album Hiding Place. The gang also hears why Clemson star Trevor Lawrence cares more about faith than football, gets a first look at the new sitcom about answering prayer called Miracle Workers, listens to one of the greatest church bloopers of all time and a ton more!

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Jan 04, 2019
Episode 669: The Best of 2018
1:05:03
It’s that time of year where we look back at some of our best interviews, live performances and moments from 2018. Come for John Legend, Lisa Gungor, Johnnyswim, Ethan Hawke, Christine Caine, Ira Glass and others and stay for the Chili’s unboxing and our annual outro compilation.

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Dec 28, 2018
Episode 668: Bryan and Katie Torwalt
1:16:10
On today’s show, we talk with Bryan and Katie Torwalt about their powerful new album Praise Before My Breakthrough and the inspiration behind its most meaningful songs. The gang also hears about Merriam Webster’s 2018 word of the year, listens to Amy Grant’s Christmas-themed “Tiny Desk” concert, discusses the importance of sabbaticals and a lot more!

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Dec 21, 2018
Episode 667: Judah and Chelsea Smith
1:14:10
On today’s show, we talk with Seattle’s Churchome founders and pastors Judah and Chelsea Smith about their new Churchome app and their vision for the future of church. The gang also hears about NASA’s new theory on extraterrestrial intelligent life, learns how sharing a meme might get you sued, debates how many Christmas lights are too many Christmas lights, gives some life-changing Ask Jesse advice and a lot more!

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Dec 19, 2018
Episode 666: St. Paul & the Broken Bones
1:05:48
On today’s show, we talk with St. Paul & The Broken Bones’ frontman Paul Janeway about their new album Young Sick Camellia and how his family tree and his religious, southern roots shaped him as a person and an artist. The gang also discusses Chance the Rapper’s sabbatical to read the Bible, passionately debates the artistic merits of Michael W. Smith’s hit “Friends”, hears Chris Pratt’s Christmas-themed mini-sermon and a lot more!

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Dec 14, 2018
Episode 665: Chrissy Metz
1:23:32
On the latest episode of The RELEVANT Podcast, This Is Us star Chrissy Metz joins us to talk about her new movie, Breakthrough. Plus, Jesse regales the listeners with his feats of naval navigation, the gang tries to figure out why two nuns would go on a crime spree and everyone debates baby naming etiquette.

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Dec 11, 2018
Episode 664: The RELEVANT Podcast Christmas Spectacular
1:21:51
Common Sense Media Gave it 4 out 5 stars. On today’s very special “RELEVANT Christmas Spectacular presented by Brightpeak,” we channel holiday variety show specials of yesteryear. Along with the slices, banter and randomness you’ve come to expect there are also Christmas miracles, an elf, a dangerous snowstorm and yes, actual magic. You don’t want to miss this one.

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Dec 07, 2018
Episode 663: Lauren Daigle
1:11:27
On this episode of the RELEVANT Podcast, Lauren Daigle tells us all about her breakthrough second album Look Up Child, and Eddie takes us deep into the pages of his favorite Christian romance prairie novel. Plus, the return of Listener of the Week.

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Dec 04, 2018
Episode 662: Blake Mycoskie
1:00:38