In the car

We drove to Oklahoma today to spend time with Brian’s family. As we always do, we listened to some of our favorite podcasts. I don’t know how many people listen to podcasts, but here are some of our favorites to listen to together. Try one out– there’s quite a variety! (You can click on the logos to check out their websites.)

Lexicon Valley is a podcast for word nerds. Truly. It’s all about language– etymology, syntax, usage, how a language develops or dies. There is occasional explicit material (of the linguistic variety), but I recommend this for word nerds or grammar geeks. It is one of my most favorite things to listen to!

The Tobolowsky Files is a podcast that features Stephen Tobolowsky telling his life stories. I’ve never heard such detail in memories! He’s a gifted storyteller and weaves stories from different parts of his life together to reveal a truth or a lesson or simply to show connections. I’m sad when there aren’t new episodes of this one.

White Horse Inn is a podcast centered around knowing what you believe and why you believe it. It includes in-depth conversations, interviews, and discussions on everything from Islam to worship to our scatterbrains. It’s a little theology-geeky, but really solid in its content.

This American Life is the greatest storytelling available in audio format. Truly incredible. Each hour long episode follows a theme or idea and has stories in various formats– personal accounts, reports, fiction. We often don’t agree with the content, but we look past it because of the amazing storytelling.

“The Briefing enables Christians to think biblically by providing daily worldview analysis about the leading news headlines and cultural conversations.” Basically, it’s a 15 minute news analysis from a solid theological perspective. Albert Mohler is president of the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, and one of the leading minds of our time. It’s pretty amazing and I think I may have a tiny crush on Mr. Mohler. Must be the bow ties.

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