Upon request (thank you for your comments! It seriously means to world that you still enjoy reading my posts, despite my long absence) I have compiled a list of my favorite podcasts, from theology to politics, to writing and life hacks.
Disclaimer! I am recommending these because they have encouraged, inspired or entertained me, not necessarily because my beliefs align with those of the podcaster. As a general rule, I will only recommend content that I respect and consider appropriate for any range of listeners.
Now on with the show!
1. W H A T H A V E Y O U
One of my best friends recommended this podcast to me last summer and I've been hooked ever since. It is hosted by two sisters/moms/writers and they basically take you out for coffee to discuss life, theology, and living as a Christian in today's society.
2. R E L A T A B L E
Allie Beth Stuckey has always been one of my favorite podcasters when it comes to culture, news, and politics from a Christian perspective. She does a wonderful job of delivering truth, hosts brilliant guests, and always ends on an encouraging note.
3. A G E O F M I N O R I T Y
I was "introduced" to Jaquelle and her dad back when I was a member of the Young Writer's Workshop. Their take on theology and living for Jesus as a young person is challenging, refreshing, and entertaining. ;)
4. A L I S A C H I L D E R S
I just recently started exploring Alisa's podcasts and really appreciate her take on answering "Progressive Christianity" and skeptical claims against the gospel from a Biblical worldview. Her thoughts are convicting and make you think, and I especially enjoy her in-depth study of "deconstructionism".
5. T H E K A T E & A B B I E S H O W
This one is for writers! Hosted by two sisters (can you tell I like sisters?) who write two different genres, using two very different methods, and smother authors at any stage with encouragement and practical advice. (Disclaimer: I do not share their spiritual beliefs, so if that happens to come up in your first listen, take it with a grain of salt and move on.) ;)
6. D O H A R D T H I N G S
Finally, a podcast from the team at The Rebelution! As a teenager, I stumbled across this site on my quest to become a published writer and found a treasure. I've been published a couple of times on their blog (and would love to do more. Any suggestions for what you would like to read?). This is a great resource for young people, and I highly recommend it.
7.. T H E C H R I S T I A N P U B L I S H I N G S H O W
Another one for writers! Hosted by Thomas Umstattd Jr. this podcast is extremely informative and Biblically sound. I highly recommend this one for every author, no matter your skill level.
8. T H E M E L I S S A D O U G H E R T Y P O D C A S T
I heard Melissa's name during conversation with a friend and looked her up out of curiosity. Since then, I have really enjoyed listening to her podcast where she tackles controversial topics from a Christian perspective.
There you have it! These are a few of the podcasts I enjoy listening to (yes...there might be more...). What do you think? Do you have any favorite podcasts of your own? Drop them down below and I'll give them a listen!