• Episode 1168: Maverick City Music Co-Founder Jonathan Jay

    Today we're joined by Maverick City Music's co-founder to talk about the recent changes with the group, where they are now and where they're going. If you've been impacted by Mav City's music in recent years, you don't want to miss this conversation! Plus, we have the week's RELEVANT Buzz — from a German church hosting a Taylor Swift service, to Gen Z making less than millennials, to the dire state of endless shrimp. And at the end, we have your feedback about the embarrassing things your parents still have in their house of you!



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    56m - May 24, 2024
  • Episode 1167: Ashlee Eiland

    Today we're joined by author and speaker Ashlee Eiland, who brings some great insights about how to navigate difficult conversations this year (which it will be full of). Plus, the cast brings the week's Slices — from the streamers basically relaunching cable, to a new study revealing men don't know how to shower, to how we really all really need to pay attention to media literacy. And at the end of the episode, we help out all the recent grads with a special edition of Ask the Cast!



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    E1167 - 1h 1m - May 21, 2024
  • Episode 1166: Remembering Tim Keller

    One year after his passing, we look back on the legacy of one of our faith heroes, Dr. Tim Keller, by playing an unreleased interview we had with him last year. The topic is forgiveness — from church hurts, to what to do when we've wronged someone else. It's something we all need to hear. Plus, we have the week's RELEVANT Buzz, covering nobigdyl's Tiny Desk Concert contest honor, to new studies showing a large number of women aren't aspiring to be moms anymore, to a surprising faith conversation between Theo Von and Sketch. And at the end, we have your feedback on weird life hacks you've tried!



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    E1166 - 57m - May 17, 2024
  • Episode 1165: David Crowder

    Today we're joined by David Crowder, who gives us a first look at his new album releasing at the end of the month! Plus, the cast gets into everything from the Kendrick/Drake beef, to some crazy Stephen Baldwin stories, to extensive breakdowns of AI innovations, 3D printing, and an under-discussed aspect of the basketball GOAT debate. We also have the week's Slices, which includes info on how you can be in the next season of 'The Righteous Gemstones.' And at the end, we have a fresh installment of Hot Takes!



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    1h 5m - May 14, 2024
  • Episode 1164: Jon Foreman

    Today we're joined by Switchfoot frontman Jon Foreman, who's rolling out a new solo album! Plus, we have the week's RELEVANT Buzz — from a very unexpected casting decision around an upcoming young Jesus horror film, to Gen Z's surprising influencer values, to new details on the upcoming 'Office' spin-off. And at the end, we have your feedback about terrible dating app prompts!



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    E1164 - 54m - May 10, 2024
  • Episode 1163: Dustin Nickerson

    Today we're joined by comedian Dustin Nickerson, who just performed at this week's Netflix Is a Joke festival in LA! Plus, the guys bring the week's Slices — ranging from captcha getting more complicated, to Finland using AI to develop the perfect coffee blend, to what happened with one guy's very unusual emotional support animal. At the end of the show, we honor graduates with our new game, Weird Graduation Traditions!



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    E1163 - 54m - May 7, 2024
  • Episode 1162: Mat Kearney

    Today we're joined by Mat Kearney, who has a fantastic new album releasing today! Plus, we have the week's RELEVANT Buzz — covering Russell Brand's baptism news, a new survey that shows Gen Z is actually way happier than people think, and an AI priest that got defrocked almost immediately. Then we have your feedback, and at the end of the show of course we get into Joel Osteen being accidentally dragged into the Drake/Kendrick beef!



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    E1162 - 1h 2m - May 3, 2024
  • Episode 1161: Gateway Worship

    Today we're joined by Gateway Worship! We talk about their new album and their church's unique approach to raising up the next generation of songwriters. Plus, we have the week's Slices — ranging from Aaron Sorkin's potential new Social Network follow-up to the major changes being implemented to address the terrible flying experiences we’ve all had the last few years. And at the end of the show, you do not want to miss our game Unhinged Dating Profiles. It’s really sad and really hilarious all at once!



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    E1161 - 55m - Apr 30, 2024
  • Episode 1160: Bethel Music

    Today we're joined by Edward Rivera from Bethel Music! They have a new live album out, and you'll hear the heart behind it as well as some of the stand-out tracks. Plus, we have this week's RELEVANT Buzz, ranging from the TikTok ban news to a very surprising thing a Southern megachurch pastor said about Christian nationalism to the Kendrick diss track Drake made using AI (and might get in trouble for doing). At the end of the show, we have your feedback telling us the craziest things you've seen happen in church!



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    E1160 - 1h 2m - Apr 26, 2024
  • Episode 1159: Joel Smallbone

    Today we're joined by For King and Country's Joel Smallbone, who stars in a new biopic debuting this week, Unsung Hero. We get a behind-the-scenes look at the new project, which was very personal for him. Plus, we have the week's Slices — covering everything from snack bans to Pringles Crocs to WNBA salaries — and at the end of the show don't miss our very timely bracket showdown game, the Road Trip Snack Playoffs (it makes sense, trust us).



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    E1159 - 51m - Apr 23, 2024
  • Episode 1158: Jon Acuff

    Today we're joined by author Jon Acuff to talk about ways we can take hold of negative thoughts, which studies show is a huge issue in this generation. Plus, if you're in the mood for some hot Christians and hot takes, this show HAS them. You'll hear some outspoken faith talk from the distractingly good-looking star of 'Reacher,' plus we get into the very strange Mark Driscoll men's conference dust-up from last weekend. Plus, Jesse gives an extremely in-depth update on the lady with the sign outside of his office, at the end we have your feedback and a lot more.



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    E1158 - 1h 0m - Apr 19, 2024
  • Episode 1157: Aaron Cole

    Today we're joined by rapper/singer Aaron Cole, who's dropping a major label album next week — and you get the first listen. Plus, while Emily's on vacation the guys predictably go sideways, talking about everything from favorite TV shows to fart walk strategies (sorry) to the benefits of living with your parents forever. At the end of the show, we play a round of Five Second Rule!



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    E1157 - 55m - Apr 16, 2024
  • Episode 1156: Dr. Derwin Gray

    Today we're joined by pastor, author and former NFL player Dr. Derwin Gray! We talk about the tidal wave of sports betting that's happening right now, and as Christians what we should watch out for. Plus, we have this week's RELEVANT Buzz, covering a surprise show that topped the Netflix charts, two big new album drops that take very different approaches to getting buzz, and an important documentary that just hit YouTube. At the end of the show, don't miss your annoying concert experience feedback!



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    52m - Apr 12, 2024
  • Episode 1155: Chris McClarney

    Today we're joined by worship leader Chris McClarney! It's a great conversation covering everything from the importance of theological accuracy when writing worship music to how badly the Church needs joy again. Plus, after Jesse gets some Aldi frustration off his chest, the crew brings Slices — from the stress Gen Z is feeling this week about the tax deadline, to some unexpected celebrity pastor kids, to the new show coming from Tim Robinson and Adam McKay. And at the end of the show we have a fresh round of Table Topics!



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    58m - Apr 9, 2024
  • Episode 1154: Elevation Rhythm

    Today we're joined by innovative worship collective Elevation Rhythm! Plus, while Derek is in LA pitching some new music projects, Marty for some reason lets it leak that he thinks everyone over 40 only listens to the Gaithers (which doesn't go over well), and then Jesse starts advocating for some major changes to the concert-going experience (which does go over well). Plus, Emily brings the week's RELEVANT Buzz, covering the new Mike Todd movie, the Nickelodeon scandal, and some crazy niche Bibles that, yes, are very, very real. And at the end of the show, we have your online outrage feedback!



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    58m - Apr 5, 2024
  • Episode 1153: Sarah Juers

    Today we're joined by rising indie artist Sarah Juers, who we're big fans of. Plus, it's Jesse's birthday so for Slices we tilt the segment towards topics he's very interested in — his theories on the paranormal phenomena that's been documented in recent years, and of course, how to make the library cool again. At the end of the show, don't miss a special Jesse Edition of Would You Rather!



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    57m - Apr 2, 2024
  • Episode 1152: Kim Walker-Smith

    Today we're joined by worship leader Kim Walker-Smith, who's back with new music for the first time in a few years (and a LOT has changed for her in the meantime). Plus, we have the week's RELEVANT Buzz — ranging from why the Internet is mad at Elevation Church, to the new Tammy Faye musical coming to Broadway, to a guy that's trying to be an unconventional Presidential option this year. And at the end we have your feedback — don't miss Marty's bad celebrity encounter story!



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    58m - Mar 29, 2024
  • Episode 1151: nobigdyl.

    Today we're joined by indie hip-hop artist nobigdyl., who talks to us about this year's upcoming Holy Smokes Fest (which is quickly turning into the premier spot for underground Christian music). Plus, after regaling us with the plot of both Roundhouse movies in excruciating detail, the cast brings the week's slices — ranging from Gen Z surprisingly bringing the Poke back, to the music that makes you a better and worse driver, and the surprising addition to the upcoming 'Office' spinoff. And at the end, we have a spring edition of Would You Rather!



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    53m - Mar 26, 2024
  • Episode 1150: Brandon Lake and Phil Wickham

    Today we're joined by two of the biggest worship leaders out there: Brandon Lake and Phil Wickham, as they gear up for their co-headlining summer worship nights tour. Plus, we have the week's RELEVANT Buzz, which includes a thoughtful conversation about Ye's statements about where his faith now stands, to the New York Times trying to talk about a "new trend" in Christianity (but not understanding the difference between a Christian and a conservative politician), to the new Sufjan Stevens musical heading to Broadway. And at the end of the show, we have your feedback about your worst trip experiences!



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    59m - Mar 22, 2024
  • Episode 1149: Tim Tebow

    Today we're joined by football great Tim Tebow to talk about finding our purpose and pursuing it wholeheartedly. Plus, Jesse unknowingly shows up on the big screens at Emily's church, the cast brings the week's Slices ranging from the government shutting down the UFO talk to Chick-Fil-A's misguided new menu item. And at the end of the show we work through our March Madness bracket -- just pitting the mascots against each other.



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    55m - Mar 19, 2024
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