Best Religion podcasts — Broad coverage of all things religion (Updated June 2017; image)
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Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly
Weekly
 
An examination of religion's role and the ethical dimensions behind top news headlines.
 
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Research On Religion
Weekly
 
A weekly podcast exploring academic research on religion and featuring top scholars in history, sociology, political science, economics and religious studies.
 
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Thought for the Day
Daily
 
Reflections from a faith perspective on issues and people in the news.
 
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Sunday Night Safran
Monthly+
 
Religion, politics and all things ethnic with John Safran and Father Bob Maguire. It's the thinking person's podcast.
 
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Beyond Belief
Monthly+
 
Series exploring the place and nature of faith in today's world
 
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World Spirituality
Weekly
 
Our planet is becoming a global village, yet enormous differences remain in culture and spiritual tradition-differences that lead to misunderstanding, hatred, and war. Exploring the unity within all cultures and faith traditions, Rev. Paul John Roach, a lifelong student and practitioner of many world spiritual teachings, guides us through the variety and differences, to the unity and common values shared by all the great religions. Come journey planet Earth's spiritual landscape with insight ...
 
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Ram Dass Here And Now
Monthly
 
Ram Dass shares his heart-centered wisdom in each episode featuring excerpted lectures given throughout the last 40 years, with an introduction from Raghu Markus of Ram Dass' Love Serve Remember Foundation.
 
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New Books in Religion
Weekly+
 
Interviews with Scholars of Religion about their New Books
 
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The Spirit of Things - Program podcast
 
The Spirit of Things is an adventure into religion and spirituality. It explores contemporary values and beliefs as expressed through ritual, art, music, and sacred texts.
 
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Irreligiosophy
Monthly
 
A podcast about the wisdom of irreligion, and all that entails.
 
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The RobCast
Weekly
 
The RobCast is a weekly podcast by Rob Bell
 
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The Religious Studies Project
Monthly+
 
Podcasts and Resources on the Contemporary Social-Scientific Study of Religion
 
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State of Belief - Religion and radio done differently.
 
State of Belief is a weekly radio show that explores the intersection of religion with politics, culture, media, and activism, and promotes diverse religious voices in a religiously pluralistic world.
 
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The RobCast
Weekly
 
The RobCast is a weekly podcast by Rob Bell
 
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Lectures from Gnostic Teachings
Monthly+
 
Free lectures about spirituality, psychology, philosophy, science, art, gnosis, religion, kabbalah, the Bible, Buddhism, Hinduism, Greek myth, Runes, astrology, alchemy, meditation, the Zohar, Tantra, sacred sexuality, and much more.
 
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Tapestry from CBC Radio
Weekly
 
CBC Radio's Tapestry is a weekly exploration of spirituality, religion and the search for meaning, hosted by Mary Hynes.
 
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All Things Considered
Rare
 
Religious affairs programme, tackling the thornier issues of the day in a thought-provoking manner
 
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Heart and Soul
Monthly+
 
Personal approaches to spirituality from around the world.
 
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Joyous a Christian Sorensen podcast
 
A weekly audio podcast "message" from author and international speaker Rev. Dr. Christian Sorensen at the Seaside Center for Spiritual Living located in Encinitas, CA at 1613 Lake Drive, Encinitas, CA 92024. Visit us at www.SeasideCenter.org or call us at (760) 753-5786 for more information. All Are Welcome Here from the album Path of Light was co-written by Peggy Lebo and Rev. Christian Sorensen. It’s available at www.PeggyLebo.com Reverend Christian Sorensen, D.D., is the eminent spiritual ...
 
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Sunday
Weekly
 
A look at the ethical and religious issues of the week
 
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The [De]Constructionists Podcast
Monthly+
 
Podcast by Adam Narloch & John Williamson
 
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Religion and Ethics Report - Full program podcast
 
Complete episode: Make sense of today's complex world with ABC Radio National's Religion and Ethics Report. Join Andrew West for lively interviews, discussions and debates from Australia and around the globe. Published every Wednesday.
 
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Religion and Spirituality (Audio)
 
 
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First Things Podcast
Monthly
 
First Things is published by The Institute on Religion and Public Life, an interreligious, nonpartisan research and education institute whose purpose is to advance a religiously informed public philosophy for the ordering of society.Learn more: www.firstthings.com/learnmore
 
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That God Show
Monthly
 
A podcast about God, culture, and current events.
 
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I AM Spirituality Audio Only
Monthly
 
AUDIO ONLY: The award winning I AM Podcast is a no-nonsense video podcast about discovering the hidden truths of spirituality, and attaining a comprehensive and sustainable inner peace. From a non-denominational perspective, each week we look at and discuss the world's various perspectives on spiritual practice, and compliment it with pragmatic scientific study and real world observation. If you want a no-nonsense look at contemporary spirituality, and to understand a realistic path to compl ...
 
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Religion Today
Weekly
 
Martin Tanner explores religious and spiritual topics that matter to Utahns, and especially members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.
 
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HuffPost Religion
Weekly
 
From the Pope to Patti Smith -- All Together is dedicated to exploring how religion ideas, ethics and spiritual practices inform and shape our personal lives, our communities and our world. Host Rev. Paul Brandeis Raushenbush is the Executive Editor of HuffPost Religion, which is America's most widely-read religion website.
 
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Faith in Action
Monthly
 
a podcast about how faith affects the way we live and work today
 
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Mystical Musings
Monthly
 
You are invited to join Myron McClellan and Lawrence Phillips for a monthly gathering of spiritual renewal in the company of the like-minded.Mystical Musings is a celebration of the sacred that promotes growth and an evolution of consciousness. The musing doesn't present doctrine or dogma, but rather explores the mystical dimensions of life and spirituality that support you in connecting with the Divine.Myron and Lawrence present a specific theme each month—an idea or issue that arises organ ...
 
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News and Religion
Monthly+
 
News and Religion features interviews and conversations about the top news stories impacting Christianity. N&R is hosted by Shane Raynor.
 
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Religion Bites Podcast | Malory Nye
Monthly
 
Writer and Academic
 
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frienemies
Monthly
 
A multi-voiced conversation on engaging in meaningful, reciprocal relationships across lines of religious and cultural difference
 
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Everyday Connection
Rare
 
Inspiration, information and conversation… Those are the backbones of Everyday Connection and with those three things we have opened the door to an open and honest representation of our ever changing world. We know that human beings are innately creative, intelligent and compassionate. It is our goal to seek out and connect our listeners with as many of these magnificent beings from around the world as we can find who are using their own personal passions and gifts to make this world a bette ...
 
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The Journal of Southern Religion Podcast
 
The Journal of Southern Religion Podcast brings you interviews and discussion about new books, notable authors, and recent trends in the study of religion in the southern United States.
 
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Spiritual Bizarre's Podcast
Monthly
 
An open, honest and personal podcast to share and explore recovery, spirituality, addiction, metaphysics, the unknown, philosophy, self-exploration, psychology/human behavior, mysticism... I'm simply starting out with my personal story and interviewing guests who share gained knowledge by their experience and expertise from philosophical, metaphysical, religious and practical viewpoints. • Please subscribe and rate this podcast • Thank you!Peace and Love, A.http://www.spiritualbizarre.com
 
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Sunday Faith Matters 's posts
Weekly
 
Sunday Faith Matters 's recent posts to audioboom.com
 
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Prophetic Voices
Daily+
 
The official podcast of SpiritFuel.me
 
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The [De]Constructionists Podcast
 
Guest Info/Bio: This week we try to redeem ourselves from our infamous Rob Bell “fanboy” episode and are somewhat successful! We had the pleasure of recording live with Rob in Dayton, Ohio on the last top of his bookstore tour. Rob had a lot of great stuff to say about his brand new bestselling book, “What is the Bible?: How an Ancient Library ...…
 
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Ram Dass Here And Now
 
Ram Dass is joined by Raghu Markus for a conversation around wrestling with difficulties and uncertainty. From dogma to physical suffering to our own Dharma, Ram Dass and Raghu talk about wrestling with our difficulties and overcoming them through practice.
 
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Religion and Ethics Report - Full program podcast
 
How religion drew on globalisation to unite believers, innovative ideas on empowering refugees and and why it might be time to talk to Al Qaeda
 
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Thought for the Day
 
28 JUN 17
 
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World Spirituality
 
108 Prompts to Power Your Yoga Practice, with author Brian Leaf.
 
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Spiritual Bizarre's Podcast
 
It has been a while. Too long. But finally, good things to share - born of the rough. The path of recovery is certainly mysterious and surprising.
 
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Thought for the Day
 
27 JUN 17
 
In A Remembrance of His Wonders: Nature and the Supernatural in Medieval Ashkenaz (University of Pennsylvania Press, 2017), David I. Shyovitz, Associate Professor of History, and of Jewish and Israel Studies, at Northwestern University, plumbs the worldview and theology…
 
In his new book, Islamophobia and Racism in America (New York University Press, 2017), Sociologist Erik Love provides a historical and current snapshot of civil rights issues surrounding people from the “middle east” in America. Much like other racial and…
 
In this podcast, Judith Weisenfeld talks to Brad Stoddard about her new book, New World A-Coming: Black Religion and Racial Identity during the Great Depression. In this book, Weisenfeld explores several social groups in the early 1900s who combined religious and racial rhetoric to fashion new identities. These groups include the Nation of Isla ...…
 
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Beyond Belief
 
Discussion programme in which guests from different faith and non-faith perspectives debate the challenges of today's world.
 
26 JUN 17
 
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Religion Today
 
Religion Today host Martin Tanner answers a few listener questions. Namely can man see God? and Why are there so many translations of the Bible?
 
Ellen Wayland-Smith, a descendent of the Oneida community, teaches writing at the University of Southern California. Her book Oneida: From Free Love Utopia to the Well-set Table (Picador Press, 2016) is an insightful and beautifully written history of the…
 
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Joyous a Christian Sorensen podcast
 
www.JoyousPodcast.com Today’s message from Rev. Christian Sorensen was recorded on June 25th, 2017 and is titled: Aligning Values with Actions affirming My actions are in alignment with my values! Today we blessed to have our very own Leslie Green who can be found on Facebook here. Come visit us at our shiny new website SeasideCenter.org or joi ...…
 
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The Spirit of Things - Program podcast
 
The Buddha's Smile exhibition at the NGV of artworks from all over Asia points to the central beliefs of Buddhism, including No Self.Curator Wayne Crothers and Philosopher Monima Chadha take a journey into Buddhist belief, and suggest why Vincent Van Gogh loved Japanese woodblock prints.
 
How do American voters react when candidates prompt them with religious cues? Dr. Jeremiah (Jeremy) Castle, an assistant professor at Central Michigan University, discusses a recent study he conducted with his colleagues regarding how religious cues and prompts affect opinions towards various candidates. We start the discussion with Prof. Castl ...…
 
In some rural areas, church spires are offering a solution to deliver high speed reliable wireless broadband internet access to local communities. Rosie Dawson reports from the Yorkshire Dales.Rabbi Lord Sacks is participating in the Thatcher Conference on Security on 27 June in London. He talks to Edward about what values he thinks the West sh ...…
 
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All Things Considered
 
Last weekend, many thousands across the country were marking the anniversary of the killing of the MP Jo Cox. They were celebrating not least the words from her maiden speech: "we are far more united and have far more in common than that which divides us". Yet within hours, an attack by a man from Wales on Muslims leaving a London mosque provid ...…
 
This week on State of Belief, Interfaith Alliance’s weekly radio show and podcast, our host, Rev. Welton Gaddy will examine religious and cultural implications of the Wonder Woman film, the shrinking membership of the Southern Baptist Convention and the disturbing parallels between the president’s rhetoric – and that of Americans who truly beli ...…
 
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Thought for the Day
 
24 JUN 17
 
For the first time in human history, a significant percentage of the world’s population no longer believes in God. While its true that some societies are even seeing nonbelievers outnumber believers, it is extremely unlikely that we will see a…
 
A Muslim community activist in Chicago and the parent of a child killed at Sandy Hook both search for hope and mercy in their own lives and in the lives of others.By podcasting@cbc.ca.
 
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Thought for the Day
 
23 JUNE 2017
 
Giving Death Back to the People is how Cara Mair describes her work as a funeral director. Her company, Arka Original Funerals, is part of a movement to de-industrialise, and re-personalise funerals in the UK. Cara began in the business as a freelance embalmer. But she doesn’t do that anymore. “It started to send me do-lally,” she says. When sh ...…
 
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Thought for the Day
 
22 JUN 17
 
Guest Info/Bio: This week we cap off our series on religious pluralism with our guest, Saumya Arya Haas. Saumya is the Digital Outreach Coordinator for Agape Editions, an imprint of Sundress Publications. She was an early adopter of Social Media for interfaith and social outreach and has been nominated as a Twin Cities Titan in Social Media. Wh ...…
 
This week, we discuss the media ethics of reporting race and religion. A retrospective on the Uniting Church's 40 years in Australia; a look at the complexities of Ramadan for Muslims living with an eating disorder and reporting from the G20 Interfaith Summit-- Andrew West speaks to Ottmar Edenhofer, chief adviser to the Pope on climate change.…
 
21 JUN 17
 
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World Spirituality
 
New hope for depression, addiction, PTSD, and anxiety, with author Rachel Harris, Ph.D.
 
Amar Akbar Anthony is a film like no other. When you see it you cannot forget it. Filled with music, comedy, drama, and love it captures audiences in multiple ways. But what can we learn from a deeper look at…
 
20 JUN 17
 
Few events in English history are as familiar to people today as the English Reformation, yet the vast amount of attention it has received can distort our understanding of it. In Heretics and Believers: A History of the English Reformation…
 
In The Jewish Revolution in Belorussia: Economy, Race, and Bolshevik Power (Indian University Press, 2017), Andrew Sloin, Assistant Professor of History at Baruch College of the City University of New York, gives us a compelling and complex…
 
Dr. Brown began her career as a historian of evangelicalism, and soon branched out into the study of religious healing and “new religions” in the U.S. In this interview, we discuss her interest in yoga as a new American phenomenon and the way that some evangelical Christians practice it. Brown provides a historic overview of bodily–religious pr ...…
 
Episode 156
 
Episode 156
 
What's the relationship between religion and hip hop? Since its emergence from the south Bronx in New York in the mid-1970s, hip hop culture has radically transformed music and the arts in America, and across the world. Hip hop is more than rap music; it is a style, a philosophy and a political worldview. In recent months, the artist, Stormzy h ...…
 
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Thought for the Day
 
19 JUN 17
 
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Religion Today
 
Religion Today host Martin Tanner discusses the way society and the media portrays men and the contrasting difference religion portrays the role of men.
 
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Joyous a Christian Sorensen podcast
 
www.JoyousPodcast.com Today’s message from Rev. Christian Sorensen was recorded on June 18th, 2017 and is titled: Dad Can Fix It affirming My life is in good hands with God! Today we welcome our very own Musical Director Rebecca Jade who can be found here on her website and on Facebook. Come visit us at SeasideCenter.org or join us in Encinitas ...…
 
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The Spirit of Things - Program podcast
 
Peter Powell, a Uniting Church minister and psychologist, has worked with sex offenders for more than 20 years. He's seen sex offenders change, and even be reconciled with their victims, but few psychologists are willing to work with them.
 
Can robots meditate? What are the benefits and dangers of artificial intelligence (AI), whole brain emulation (WBE), and other forms of "near-future technologies" (NFTs)? Should humans proceed towards "The Singularity"? And what enlightenment can Buddhism shed on these questions? In one of our most interesting and futuristic interviews ever on ...…
 
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All Things Considered
 
Roy Jenkins marks Refugee Week by meeting families and individuals from Syria and Africa who are being welcomed and helped by St David's Uniting Church, Pontypridd.
 
A memorial to commemorate service men and women from Africa and the Caribbean is to be unveiled in Brixton. Trevor Barnes reports on their contribution during two World Wars and the campaign to build the memorial.William speaks to Rev Dr Alan Everett from St Clements Church and Lotifa Begum from Islamic Relief about their work helping and couns ...…
 
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State of Belief - Religion and radio done differently.
 
Two headlines came out of the Southern Baptist Convention’s annual conference this week. First there were hiccups in passing a resolution rejecting white nationalism. Second, LGBT faith activists working to highlight the damage done by religious-based bigotry were expelled. This week on State of Belief, Interfaith Alliance’s radio show and podc ...…
 
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Thought for the Day
 
17 JUN 17
 
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Tapestry from CBC Radio
 
One man's mission to remove offensive graffiti and a Mohawk's community choice to preserve a residential school building.By podcasting@cbc.ca.
 
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