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Podcast Recommendations

Reformed Media Review turn their attention beyond our typical discussions about theological books to speak about podcasts. Reformed Forum has been producing podcasts since 2008. But we’re not merely producers, we love to listen to podcasts ourselves. We look at our podcast clients and speak about some of our favorite programs, including 99% Invisible and Radiolab. While many of our favorites are not theological in nature, they often discuss matters of interest to Reformed theologians. Listen to our fun conversation, and be sure to tell us your favorite podcasts by commenting.

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Junior Duran

4 years ago

Re: Presuppositional thinking listen to the Stochasticity episode of Radiolab http://www.radiolab.org/story/91684-stochasticity/
Issues: Order, randomness, luck, providence

Camden Bucey

4 years ago

That one was really interesting and applicable. Thanks Junior.

John Knox

4 years ago

I enjoyed this episode! I also added a few new podcasts to my list.

I listen to EconTalk. Not every topic seems interesting when I see it, but usually by the end I’m glad I listened.

I also listen to Penn’s Sunday School (I like Penn Jillette). Haven’t listened in a while, but he has a perspective I enjoy. Not for everyone, and the standard explicit content warning.

The Phil Hendrie podcast is another favorite. I grew up listening to the Phil Hendrie show, so I’m partial to his comedy. (Also an explicit content warning). He also stated a podcast that interviews comedians on their influences, techniques, and personal lives called “The Science of the Funny”.

Some history podcasts I’ve enjoyed, or have in my quite waiting to jump into are “The History of Rome” by Mike Duncan and “The History of Byzantium” by Robin Pearson.

Melanie

4 years ago

I never miss the Reformed Pubcast (http://reformedpubcast.com/), The Dividing Line (http://www.aomin.org/aoblog/index.php/webcast/), and Apologia Radio (http://www.apologiaradio.com/).

I tried Radiolab but can’t do it because of the way they keep interrupting each other. Can’t do it!

Christopher Chelpka

4 years ago

This American Life
Conversations with Bill Kristol
On The Media
Longform Podcast
Snap Judgment
Inside the New York Times Book Review
New Yorker: Fiction Podcast
New Yorker: Poetry Podcast

Christopher Chelpka

4 years ago

Oh, I forgot: A Way With Words

Tim H.

4 years ago

I really enjoy Econtalk. I’ve listened to almost every episode. There are very interesting overlaps of Roberts’ Hayekian worldview and Van Til’s though. (“The critique of scientism that I learned when I read F. A.
Hayek and Michael Polanyi seemed to be similar to the defense of Christian
presuppositionalism that I was taught in my religion and philosophy
courses” http://www.gordon.edu/ace/pdf/SymposiumF05F&E46.pdf)

Tim H.

4 years ago

Two recent favorites are Gastropod on history and science of food (http://gastropod.com/) and Slate Working (http://www.slate.com/articles/podcasts/working.html) which has interviews with people about the ins and outs of their work.. NPR’s Planet Money is typically quite good.

Camden Bucey

4 years ago

Nice. I’ve listened to a bunch of Planet Money episodes. I’ll have to check out Gastropod.

Tim H.

4 years ago

Gastropod is the only other podcast I support financially!

Tim H.

4 years ago

Jared — I also think church sermon podcasts are a very valuable thing. I’ve spent a lot of time working on the quality of ours (http://www.shilohopc.org/sermons/). I have thought about doing a post somewhere about my workflow for it. I find that the audio from many churches is unnecessarily bad.

Austin

4 years ago

Here are a few I listen to on a regular basis:

NYT Book review
Trinities Podcast
The Unbelievable Podcast
I’ll Drink to That
And just about any technology podcast

Btw Camden, I also listen to fountain pen podcasts, and my friends berate me for it too (kidding).

Tim H.

4 years ago

The Pete Holmes interview with Rob Bell is very enlightening: http://nerdist.com/you-made-it-weird-152-rob-bell/

Tim H.

4 years ago

Speaking of episodes, hearing Alex Trebek talk about doing his own home maintenance on the Nerdist is amazing: http://nerdist.com/nerdist-podcast-alex-trebek/

Steve Schmidt

4 years ago

I’ve been outed as a tech geek! Love TWIT, just about all of the Radiotopia podcasts (the first Allusionist was great), some sci-fi (Escape Pod and others). BBC4’s Beyond Belief as well as the British Intelligence Squared for an across the pond perspective. America’s Test Kitchen for the foodie in me (check out the Smoked Puffin episode). MotorWeek, The Federalist Radio Hour and then Mortification of Spin from our friends at the Alliance. Beats sports radio in the car. I’m amazed at how many times what I learn in podcasts comes up in discussion.

Mark Nenadov

4 years ago

I use DoggCatcher on Android for podcasts.

Some notable shows:

* hardcore history with Dan Carlin
* Intelligence Squared
* The Writer’s Almanac
* Geoffrey Smith Jazz BBC
* The Art of Manliness

Brian Kooshian

4 years ago

White Horse Inn
I Should Be Writing
Writing Excuses

Are we including audio drama? If so:

Edict Zero FIS
Star Trek: Outpost
Black Jack Justice (Decoder Ring Theatre)

Sven

4 years ago

Chris

3 years ago

A new podcast over in the UK has recently been launched by Westminster Presbyterian Theological Seminary, the UK branch of GPTS, addressing initially some of their commitments to the Westminster standards & Presbyterian distinctives:

http://presbyterianseminary.org.uk/communicating-the-glory/

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