Staff Picks 2021 Podcasts
(BBC Radio 4)
“It’s a history podcast! Though hosted by the BBC, it covers a broad range of world history across several time periods, locations, and cultures. Each episode features a professional comedian, an expert historian, and show host, Greg Jenner. (If you’re worried about salty language, check out the Radio Edit versions; and, if you’re looking for a history podcast that’s made for kids, head over to Jenner’s other BBC 4 podcast, Homeschool History.)”
(Sky Pilot Media & Phil Vischer Enterprises)
“This is one of those podcasts that I go back to at least every two weeks. Hosted by VeggieTales creator Phil Vischer and author/pastor Skye Jethani, this podcast has provided laughs, insights, and thought-provoking stuff! I appreciate the commentary on today’s topics as well as the guest speakers they bring in to discuss a lot of relevant topics. If that weren’t enough, they also have a segment called “news of the butt”, which is really funny (and only sometimes gross).”
“Technically this podcast was made in 2020, but I still think it’s gold. Of course, I’m a bit biased as I helped craft this nifty experiment with Derek Joyce and Terri Harbut. Imagine a 12-week guide to help the Canadian Church slowly begin experimenting with a full day, weekly Sabbath. That’s exactly what this podcast is. With solid scripture interpretation, compelling parables, and weekly challenges, this Podcast from InterVarsity BC can be used for your personal spiritual formation or with a small group. There are many things I love about the podcast, but one of them is how accessible it is.”
May you find nourishment, joy, and rich imagination from the stories yet to be shared in the year ahead.