So You’ve Got an Extra Hour…
For those of you who haven’t heard, a major force —perhaps the major force— in the world of Reformed podcasting is taking a break. The Reformed Pubcast, a podcast hosted by Les Lanphere and Tanner Barfield, is “going on an indefinite hiatus.” Now, I have on good authority, ie Les and Tanner, that the intent is for the show to return at some point in the future.
However, for the time being… many of you may find yourself with an extra hour or so in your weekly podcast line up. I figured this was a good time to give you some ideas of how to fill that hour. I’m going to focus on shows that are not already widely known… so of course, you should listen to White Horse Inn, Renewing Your Mind, and the Dividing Line… but you probably already are.
The Reformed Brotherhood – Full disclaimer… this is my podcast. I co-host it with my brother-in-law Jesse Schwamb, and each week we try to tackle a theological topic in about an hour, hoping to put some practical feet on the subject. You can subscribe on iTunes, through RSS, or listen on the website.
The Reformed Outlook – Full disclaimer… this is a podcast hosted by my friend Matt Butts. It is also a partner member of the Society of Reformed Podcasters. Each week Matt has a guest host and they discuss a subject that is near to the guest host. The Reformed Outlook is conversational, and not overly technical, and is a great addition to any lineup. You can subscribe on iTunes, through RSS, or listen on the website.
Fast God Stuff – The full disclaimers will end soon… I promise. Fast God Stuff is hosted by Jesse Schwamb and Conrad Tolosa, a former member of the Christian Pop-Punk Band Ghoti Hook. It is also a partner member of the Society of Reformed Podcasters. Fast God Stuff seeks to make theology fast, easy, and fun so we can love God and others more. Each episode is a 30 minute blitz on a given practical subject, and has a 15 second Fast God Stuff summary for each topic. You can listen on iTunes, through RSS, or listen on the website.
Five for Fruit – Last full disclaimer… Five for Fruit is the fourth and final member of the Society of Reformed Podcasters on the list. Hosted by Cary Gephart, the show is a five minute telling of a given theological topic. Packed with information in short segments, it makes a great listen while you walk to the bus stop. You can listen on iTunes, through RSS, or listen on the website.
Mortification of Spin – This show is hosted by Carl Trueman, Todd Pruitt, and Aimee Byrd and is a podcast of the Alliance of Confessional Evangelicals. The topics they cover are varied, but they are always on point. You can listen on iTunes, through RSS, or listen on the website.
Theology on the Go – Each week, host Jonathan Masters has a 30 minute conversation with an expert in a given theological subject. This show is on the technical end, but is also approachable with a little effort by the listener. You can listen on iTunes, through RSS, or listen on their website.
Two Thieves Podcast – Two theives is hosted by Justin Lockheart and Brandon Takacs and is a great hour long show which covers a host of theological topics. You can listen on iTunes, through RSS, or listen on their website.
The Collective Cast – The podcasting arm of the Reformed Collective is hosted by Jason Hinrichs and Josh Sommer. This follows a typical two host occasional guest format, but is engaging and funny in a way that many shows are not. You can listen on iTunes, through RSS, or listen on their website.
Thinking Fellows – This is a Lutheran Podcast, but is still very edifying. The content tends to be more serial than episodic, so you may have to listen to the backlog when you start, but it is well worth it. You can listen on iTunes, through RSS, or listen on their website.