UTR: Ask NT Wright Anything

  In the Christian category, so many churches and pastors use podcasting as a way to simply recycle their Sunday morning content. I have criticized this approach as shortsighted in previous reviews.

Trust Your Intuition

As the plane carrying Devi Adea from Washington DC to San Diego landed, she could sense that something was different. The joy she usually felt upon returning to The Golden State was

UTR: Hope Unyielding

  In these strange times, the greatest benefit of podcasting is the ability to hear from others and feel less alone. Learning that we are not the only ones who suffer brings

Father Mike Schmitz

“I could have been the first ex-Mr. Angelina Jolie,” chuckled Father Mike Schmitz.  In the mid-1990s, Fr. Schmitz auditioned for the male lead role to star opposite Jolie in the movie Hackers.

UTR: Bleeding Daylight

  If there’s one thing we can all agree on, it’s that times are bleak. A global pandemic, political unrest around the world, and division in the United States can feel heavy

The Playful Imagination

“When you’re from New York, New Jersey is just like come on… why would you even go there?” said Christina Sasso as her husband Frank chuckled nearby.  How the couple ended up

UTR: Truce

  If you like well-produced podcasts that tell great stories, this one is for you. Filmmaker and author Chris Staron produces Truce in a style reminiscent of Malcolm Gladwell. Episodes often start

UTR: The Mortification of Spin

Reformed podcasts often feel stodgy because they use orchestral bumper music and hosts who take themselves way too seriously. They tend to emphasize the education value of podcasting and neglect entertainment and

From No Dad to Dad Tired

Family history has a way of repeating itself.  Jerrad Lopes was on the verge of repeating his father’s history—leaving his children to grow up without a dad—when a desperate Facebook post changed

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