Best Religion podcasts — Broad coverage of all things religion (Updated April 2018; image)
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An examination of religion's role and the ethical dimensions behind top news headlines.
A weekly podcast exploring academic research on religion and featuring top scholars in history, sociology, political science, economics and religious studies.
Reflections from a faith perspective on issues and people in the news.
World Spirituality
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 ...
Beyond Belief
Series exploring the place and nature of faith in today's world
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.
Interviews with Scholars of Religion about their New Books
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.
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.
A podcast about the wisdom of irreligion, and all that entails.
Podcasts and Resources on the Contemporary Social-Scientific Study of Religion
The RobCast
The RobCast is a weekly podcast by Rob Bell
Download free lectures about spirituality, religion, kabbalah, the Bible, Greek myth, Runes, astrology, alchemy, meditation, the Zohar, Tantra, sacred sexuality, and much more. A free public service from Glorian Publishing, a non-profit organization.
CBC Radio's Tapestry is a weekly exploration of spirituality, religion and the search for meaning, hosted by Mary Hynes.
Discussion of religious movements and the theories and individuals behind them.
Tami Simon, Founder and Publisher of Sounds True interviews spiritual teachers, visionary writers, and living luminaries about their newest work and current challenges—the growing edge of their inner inquiry and outer contribution to the world.
Religious affairs programme, tackling the thornier issues of the day in a thought-provoking manner
Heart and Soul
Personal approaches to spirituality from around the world.
Neil MacGregor explores the role and expression of shared beliefs in communities around the world. Produced in partnership with the British Museum.
Mythology & Religion in the Human Story
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 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 Reverend Christian Sorensen, D.D., is the eminent spiritual ...
A podcast about building new faith. Its all about construction, but sometimes that means you have to deconstruct a little. Questions, exploration, mystery...
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:
A look at the ethical and religious issues of the week
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.
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 ...
Americans enjoy a multiplicity of religious traditions. Explore both traditional religions, and what it means to be spiritual in a rapidly changing and diversifying religious world.
Religion Today
Martin Tanner explores religious and spiritual topics that matter to Utahns, and especially members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.
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 ...
HuffPost Religion
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.
Faith in Action
a podcast about how faith affects the way we live and work today
Writer and Academic
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.
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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What do you do when you can't subscribe to one belief system? What if you don't know you can subscribe to anything at all? You could choose to be a Buddhist of the 22nd Southeastern Baptist Convention, or follow the Tao of praying to Mecca, or ride on a Jewish cult bus to see every Phish concert. Comedian and preacher’s kid Joe Quint invites his spiritual, skeptical, and evil friends from the Los Angeles comedy world (and beyond) to join him on his Godcast to talk about religion - and to mak ...
Thinking Religion
Thinking Religion is a podcast hosted by Dr. Thomas Whitley and Rev. Sam Harrelson tackling various topics that deal with the intersection of religion and society, often times with a bent towards critical analysis... with a healthy dose of banter and politics thrown in.
Secular Yakking
Robert And Amy yakk about news, culture, religion and whatever from a secular and atheist perspective. Join us for the weekly Mr Potter award or a yakking session.(704) 802-YAKK (9255)New episodes every Wednesday!
Sober Speak
This is a podcast that shares experience, strength, and hope centered around the Alcoholics Anonymous 12 steps of recovery. Visit the site at to learn more and to give to help keep the podcast going.
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This time on the Here and Now Podcast, Ram Dass explores the question of what survives after death.
In When the State Winks: The Performance of Jewish Conversion in Israel (Columbia University Press, 2017), Michal Kravel Tovi, associate professor in the department of sociology and anthropology at Tel Aviv University, offers an intimate, insightful ethnography of the…
What happens when the soldiers who guard democracy lose their moral compass?
Paul and his wife Wendy discuss practical ways to find calm and kindness in our busy and frenzied world.
Dr. Mark Bertin is a pediatrician, mindfulness teacher, and the author of regular articles for, Huffpost, and Psychology Today. With Sounds True, he has published How Children Thrive: The Practical Science of Raising Independent, Resilient, and Happy Kids. In this episode of Insights at the Edge, Tami Simon and Mark discuss his rese ...…
This week we are thrilled to bring you our interview with Dr. Michio Kaku! Dr. Michio Kaku is the co-creator of string field theory, a branch of string theory. He received a B.S. (summa cum laude) from Harvard University in 1968 where he came first in his physics class. He went on to the Berkeley Radiation Laboratory at the University of Califo ...…
Most people have a sacred space, a place which is special to them. It could be a beach, a mountain top, a building, even a sports ground - but why have they become 'sacred'? Many of the grandest sacred spaces have been created by the world's religions but what were their creators trying to achieve? Are there certain characteristics which define ...…
“Humans can see the world around them, imagine how it might be different, and translate those imaginings into reality…or at least try to. Humans believe. Meaning, imagination, and hope are as central to the human story as are bones, genes, and ecologies. Neither selfish aggression nor peaceful altruism dominates human behavior as a whole. We ar ...…
Warning: The following programme tells the stories of the child soldiers who took part in Indonesia’s religious conflict that erupted in the Moluccas in 1999. It is ultimately about peace and reconciliation, but a warning, there are graphic and potentially upsetting references to violence committed during that periodHundreds of child militants ...…
KSL NewsRadio host Martin Tanner discusses one of his favorite books by Prof. Hugh Nibbly and focuses on a particular entry called Zeal Without Knowledge. The passage states that the human mind can only focus on one thing at a time.
Today’s message from Rev. Christian Sorensen was recorded on EARTH DAY April 22nd, 2018 and it’s titled Urgent Message From Mother affirming I honor the call of the Earth! We start this episode with Kalli Holmes Sorensen presenting Sandy Atkinson with Seaside Sisters annual “Awakened Women Award” honoring Sandy’s “sacred activism” as an environ ...…
While we are on a sabbatical, trying to get our format updated and finding more outlets on which you can enjoy this podcast, please enjoy this encore presentation from five years ago. Most astute social observers today agree that the United States is in the throes of a “culture war,” with issues such as abortion, same-sex marriage, and drug leg ...…
What kind of funeral do you want? That's a question we all have to face, and if we don't, someone else has to face for us. While death remains certain for everyone, the way a death is marked, and the life before it honoured, can vary enormously.With space in cemeteries limited, and many churchyards full, three out of four families now opt for c ...…
At a ceremony at Lambeth Palace, the Archbishop of Canterbury broke the ground for the construction of a new library. Callum May reports on the first building to be be built within the walls of the palace in a century.Orphanage trafficking has been described as a 'billion dollar racket' by the Australian politician Senator Linda Reynolds. She w ...…
Did you know that every Australian soldier on parade wears a turban? This week, the ANZAC connections that are seldom known. We speak to author John Luttrell about our first native-born Australian Cardinal, Sir Norman Gilroy, who supported troops at Gallipoli. And, we hear about the Sikhs who fought alongside and with our ANZACS - and who also ...…
It is with profound sadness that we mark the passing of our dear friend and colleague Donna Red Wing. She was a giant on religious freedom and LGBTQ issues, with an unparalleled understanding of how those two issues intersect. This week on State of Belief, Interfaith Alliance’s radio show and podcast, we will take time to remember Donna, whose ...…
Is Pope Francis weakening the Catholic Church’s stand against abortion? And is there a link between sexual repression and religious terrorism?
Corinne Zupko shares her radical new approach for letting go of fear and finding lasting peace.
How is faith tested at our weakest and most vulnerable moments? When Caroline Wyatt was 12 years old she announced she wanted to be the first female Pope. With that career path closed off to her she became a journalist and eventually the BBC’s Religious Affairs correspondent, going onto meet Pope Francis on a foreign tripShe now has Multiple Sc ...…
Casey McGonagle chooses his own religion! Casey is an artist and co-founder of VVVR (Visual Voice Virtual Reality), a voice controlled tool for self exploration and well being. In this episode we talk about how the intersection of art and technology can enhance the therapy of working with your own voice. We also talk about the archetypal Buddha ...…
Rob Bell is a former pastor and the New York Times bestselling author of books including What We Talk About When We Talk About God, What Is the Bible?, and Love Wins. Andrew Morgan is a filmmaker whose works include After the End and The True Cost. In this special episode of Insights at the […]
In her fascinating and path paving new book, Indian Muslim Minorities and the 1857 Rebellion: Religion, Rebels and Jihad (I. B. Tauris, 2017), Ilyse Morgenstein Fuerst, Assistant Professor of Religion at the University of Vermont reorients our understanding of…
For many years, transgender people have remained silent. But today they are affirming publicly that they have a rightful place in society and religious groups are now grappling with transgender issues. The Church of England General Synod recently debated a motion to draw up a prayer to welcome people who have transitioned from one sex to anothe ...…
In this interview, Owen Coggins joins us to talk about the use of religious (and sacrilegious) language and imagery in Drone Metal, a genre which stretches metal to low, slow, repetitive extremes. Drawing on the work of Michel de Certeau, he tells David Robertson that the prevalence of language relating to mysticism and “spiritual experience” m ...…
Religion Today host Martin Tanner discusses the latest Joseph Smith papers with managing historian Matthew Godfrey. Today’s message from Rev. Christian Sorensen was recorded on April 15th, 2018 and it’s titled Spring of Life affirming The Spring of Life now flows through me! Today we welcome the spirit, voice, beauty and artistry of Nadine Risha who can be found here on her website and on Facebook.…
We remain on sabbatical to catch up on a number of non-podcast related things. Please stay tuned for new episodes coming in the near future. Max Weber is famous for linking religion to economic outcomes in his monumental book The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism. Since that time we have seen social scientific interest in linking re ...…
As the athletes wave their farewells to Australia's Gold Coast, leaders of the 53 countries involved turn their attention to the UK, and the biennial Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting, held this year in London, 16-18 April. As part of their networking, they'll be received by the Queen at Windsor Castle and the Archbishop of Canterbury at ...…
This weekend Sikhs are celebrating the festival of Vaisakhi. Sikhs celebrate it as the time when the 10th Guru Gobind Singh initiated the Khalsa, considered as the founding of the Sikh religion. However, the festival itself predates Sikhism being celebrated across the Indian sub-continent as the harvest festival. Edward talks to Jasvir Singh ab ...…
This week we’re talking the triumphs, trials and tribulations of women in religion. We speak to Professor Sophia Pandya from California State University, a specialist in religion, women and globalisation. And, we hear from Eugenia Flynn, an Aboriginal and Chinese-Malaysian Muslim woman, who shares and reclaims her identity through her writing.…
We have something really special for you this week. State of Belief, Interfaith Alliance’s radio show and podcast, is in Atlanta for an exclusive conversation with former President Jimmy Carter, who is the author of a new book, Faith: A Journey for All. Activist, author and pastor Brandan Robertson argues that no stories are untold, but, rather ...…
This time on Tapestry, looking for meaning in death through an app, letters, and a woman's deathbed confession.
Part of the Humanities as Vocation event at UCSB, features two UCSB alumni talking about their work after their humanities studies. Reza Aslan is a producer and author. He addresses his training, the inspiration behind his creative work and the role the university can play in preparing the next generation of scholars. Tim Kring is a screenwrite ...…
Accompanies the audio lecture.By (Glorian Publishing).
Compares the knowledge of modern science with conscious science and scripture, to study the evolution of sex from the ancient past to todayBy (Glorian Publishing).
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