Men: Does your heart yearn for adventure? Do you want to explore a new frontier, to awaken long-lost parts of your heart, and learn to appreciate beauty again?
It’s time to check out the John Eldredge and Wild at Heart podcast.
This is a podcast I used to listen to all the time, but it’s been a while. I thought it would be fun to revisit the show and see how it fares today.
Fortunately, it is still a worthy listen. The intro music is dramatic in an epic, medieval way and sets the stage. I always imagine a renaissance festival when I hear it.
Wild at Heart is based on the teachings of John and Stasi Eldredge, their books, and retreat material. It stands out among podcasts for men by addressing the heart. In a time when men are often taught to ignore their hearts and surrender their own desires, this show is a breath of fresh air.
The Eldredges, with the help of other Wild at Heart staff members, discuss topics that serve men looking to reconnect with their souls and God.
If there is any criticism to be had, it’s that the show can feel like a really earnest NPR show with the hushed tones of the hosts. A man’s heart is holy ground, after all, so perhaps the calm timbres are a sign of respect.
June 2021 Issue