Best Religion podcasts — Broad coverage of all things religion (Updated October 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
Weekly+
 
Reflections from a faith perspective on issues and people in the news.
 
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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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Beyond Belief
Monthly+
 
Series exploring the place and nature of faith in today's world
 
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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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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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Irreligiosophy
Monthly
 
A podcast about the wisdom of irreligion, and all that entails.
 
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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 Religious Studies Project
Monthly+
 
Podcasts and Resources on the Contemporary Social-Scientific Study of Religion
 
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The RobCast
Weekly
 
The RobCast is a weekly podcast by Rob Bell
 
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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
Monthly+
 
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 Deconstructionists
Monthly+
 
A podcast about building new faith. Its all about construction, but sometimes that means you have to deconstruct a little. Questions, exploration, mystery...
 
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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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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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Religion and Spirituality (Audio)
 
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.
 
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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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That God Show
Monthly
 
A podcast about God, culture, and current events.
 
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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
 
Writer and Academic
 
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frienemies
Rare
 
A multi-voiced conversation on engaging in meaningful, reciprocal relationships across lines of religious and cultural difference
 
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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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Choose Your Own Religion
Weekly
 
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 ...
 
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Thinking Religion
Monthly+
 
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.
 
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Thought for the Day
 
17 OCT 17
 
Andrea L. Turpin is an Associate Professor of History at Baylor University. Her book, A New Moral Vision: Gender, Religion and the Changing Purposes of American Higher Education, 1837-1917 (Cornell University Press, 2017), begins with the early institutions…
 
Is there one principal avenue of exploration that could lead to the very heart of the religious experience? For David L. Weddle, professor emeritus of Religion at Colorado College, that way in is the practice of ritual sacrifice. In his…
 
Religion and NGOs Produced by R. Michael Feener Since the turn of the twenty-first century, there has been a remarkable surge of interest among both academics and policy makers in the effects that religion has on international aid and development. Within this broad field, the work of ‘religious NGOs’ or ‘Faith-Based Organisations’ (FBOs) has ga ...…
 
As the basis for a major world religion, the Qur’an is one of the most influential books of all time. But when it first appeared, the Qur’an was in Arabic. Most Muslims today are not native-Arabic speakers. Bruce B. Lawrence…
 
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Thought for the Day
 
16 OCT 17
 
Episode 168
 
Episode 168
 
KSL NewsRadio host Martin Tanner takes another approach to the Septuagint (a translation of the Hebrew Bible into the Greek language) and talk about it in a clearer, more relatable way.
 
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Joyous a Christian Sorensen podcast
 
www.JoyousPodcast.com Today’s message from Rev. Christian Sorensen was recorded on October 15th, 2017 and it’s titled Inquire Within affirming I trust my revelations from within! Special guest Dr. Jean Houston !!! Today we welcome the talent and voice of Gary Lynn Floyd who can be found on on Facebook.…
 
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All Things Considered
 
Pot noodles, toast with chocolate spread, cocoa pops, tea and coffee, hip hop and gangster rap all in a Grade II listed chapel - some of the essential ingredients of a challenging, pioneering youth ministry which has been running for seven years in the Rhymney Valley. It's the vision of Kath Miller, a Baptist Minister, who felt compelled to off ...…
 
How do we instill a sense of purpose in young adults who are attending college? Do we attempt this at all, or is it merely four years of simply checking boxes and earning a degree? Prof. Tim Clydesdale, a professor of sociology at The College of New Jersey, answers these questions in light of his evaluation of several private college programs f ...…
 
An Islamic faith school's policy of segregating boys from girls is unlawful sex discrimination, court of appeal judges have ruled. What are the implications? The new global spiritual head of the Swaminarayan Hindu organisation is in the UK this week in the run up to Diwali. Mahant Swami Maharaj's first official visit as leader of the BAPS Swami ...…
 
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The Spirit of Things - Program podcast
 
A Catholic scholar of Hinduism explains 'comparative theology' which he developed after spending time in Nepal as a young priest and as a scholar at Chicago, Oxford and Harvard. Francis Clooney SJ compares the spiritual poetry of the Biblical and Tamil traditions.
 
To mark the 500th anniversary idea of Reformation which spilt Christianity, Heart and Soul investigates the role of women in disrupting the status quo and challenging the traditions in three of the main religions that have been preserved, in many cases, for centuries.In this first programme, Samira Ahmed is in Copenhagen, Denmark, to explore wh ...…
 
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State of Belief - Religion and radio done differently.
 
It’s fitting that a weekend that began with Friday the 13th is the same weekend that the Religious Right is gathering for the so-called Values Voter Summit in Washington, DC, to plot how to force their religious views on the rest of us. And for the first time, a sitting president is addressing them. This week on State of Belief, Interfaith Alli ...…
 
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Thought for the Day
 
14 OCT 17
 
13 OCT 17
 
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Tapestry from CBC Radio
 
Who are your companions on the path? Five pearls of Buddhist wisdom from The Princess Bride by Ethan Nichtern; One pilgrimage, many quests: a group of people spent three days walking from Montreal to Kahnawake.By podcasting@cbc.ca.
 
In God’s Gravediggers: Why No Deity Exists (Ockham Publishing, 2016), Raymond D. Bradley takes a logical approach to examining the claim of most religions–Judeo-Christianity in particular–that there is a supernatural God of perfect wisdom and morality. Drawing on moral, logical,…
 
Messiah ben Joseph, the slain Galilean messiah, is the most enigmatic figure in Rabbinic Judaism. David C. Mitchell‘s Messiah ben Joseph (Campbell Publications, 2016) proposes that this messiah is not a rabbinic invention at all, however, and convincingly details…
 
Fred Siegel joins senior editor Mark Bauerlein to discuss the origins of contemporary conflicts between mass and elite in American history.
 
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Thought for the Day
 
12 OCT 17
 
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Ram Dass Here And Now
 
On this episode of Here and Now, Ram Dass explores how our spiritual practice affects our sense of change and how we respond to an impermanent reality.
 
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Thought for the Day
 
11 OCT 17
 
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Religion and Ethics Report - Full program podcast
 
What happens when a pastor pushes the envelope? And a conversation with psychiatrist Tanveer Ahmed about PTSD and what we learn from military conflicts.
 
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The Deconstructionists
 
Guest Bio: This week week we talk to our good friend Ryan the lead-singer from the band Civilian. We had the good fortune to be able to record with Ryan over the summer as he was coming through town on tour for his new album, “You wouldn’t believe what privilege costs.” Enjoy this insight into one of the best songwriters around. Make sure to ca ...…
 
Love of books, Kindle vs hardbacks, home ownership, hell, sex, generational divides, and epistemology Links: Amazon.com: Jeffrey Burton Russell: Books, Biography, Blog, Audiobooks, Kindle George Michael - I Want Your Sex - YouTubeBy Sam Harrelson.
 
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World Spirituality
 
Spiritual Exercises for Psychic Detox, with teacher and author Jason Gregory.
 
10 OCT 17
 
In his recent monograph, Anarchy in the Pure Land: Reinventing the Cult of Maitreya in Modern Chinese Buddhism (Oxford University Press, 2017), Justin R. Ritzinger examines the cult of Maitreya as developed during the Republican period by the…
 
Many contemporary spiritual movements are characterized by denial of material pleasures, subjugation of the self, and focus on transcendence. A spiritual program that cultivates embodied satisfaction is often seen as inauthentic and fraudulent. These public understandings of new religious movements…
 
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Thought for the Day
 
09 OCT 17
 
We discuss the excellent book "Ten Tough Problems in Christian Thought and Belief" with its author, Dr. David Madison.
 
Following his Albert Moore Memorial Lecture at Otago University, celebrating 50 years of Religious Studies at Otago, Professor Wesley Wildman talks to Thomas White regarding the integration of the sciences and the humanities in his bio-cultural approach to the study of religion. Wildman argues that the methods and knowledge of the empirical sci ...…
 
KSL NewsRadio host Martin Tanner discusses the geographical evidence and locale of the events in the Book of Mormon.
 
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Joyous a Christian Sorensen podcast
 
www.JoyousPodcast.com Today’s message from Rev. Christian Sorensen was recorded on October 8th, 2017, our 100th episode, and it’s titled Signposts on the Road to the Future affirming I do my part in bringing forth all that I am! Today we welcome the talent and voice of Gia Ciambotti who can be found on on Facebook. Come visit us at our shiny ne ...…
 
A century ago, in November 1917, the British Government, under Welsh prime minister Lloyd George, gave its support to the establishment of Jewish homeland in Palestine. This was contained in a letter from the Foreign Secretary, Lord Arthur Balfour, to leaders of the British Jewish Community.The Balfour Declaration, as it came to be known, expre ...…
 
The Nordic nations of Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, and Sweden have long been known for maintaining quality governance, high levels of socio-economic equality, and high levels of happiness amongst the population. While political economists have been pressed to explain the success of these countries, Prof. Robert Nelson, a professor of publ ...…
 
More than 700 students and families displaced by Hurricane Irma have relocated to Preston to continue their studies at the University of Central Lancashire. Kevin Bocquet looks at how the university providing spiritual and emotional support.After the mass shooting in Las Vegas, Patrick Carolan, Executive Director of the Franciscan Action Networ ...…
 
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The Spirit of Things - Program podcast
 
When the Rev'd Brian Rosner questioned his identity, he reassessed his relationship to God. Muslim Eritrean spoken-word poet, Manal, uses her art to overcome the sense of being 'the other' and being herself.
 
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Choose Your Own Religion
 
Nicole Villela chooses her own religion! Nicole is an improviser on Nerdist teams like The Dam/n Breaks and Hello Horses, the host of the Cringeworthy podcast, and a co-producer of my show, Copper Still Comedy! In this episode, Nicole not only tells me about the meaning of Tarot cards, and she not only reads my Tarot, but she reads YOUR Tarot t ...…
 
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Thought for the Day
 
07 OCT 17
 
This week we’ll take a look at how the Political Religious Right is perverting religious liberty at both the state and federal levels. Attorney General Jeff Sessions just made it easier for individuals and organizations to discriminate against LGBT individuals under the guise of “religious freedom.” President Trump, for his part, rolled back ac ...…
 
Dr. Thomas Whitley and Rev. Sam Harrelson talk about phone problems and promises, growing up, and the finale of the First Thinking Religion Bible Bracket Challenge Extravaganza. Podium Winners: Gold: Mark Silver: Matthew Bronze: 1 Samuel Sponsored By: Sam Harrelson Consulting: Get a free estimate for your church or nonprofit's website redesign ...…
 
I own many Bibles, but curiously, I didn’t purchase any of them. They were all given to me, almost all by Protestant Christians. And, considering the history of Protestant Christianity, that impulse to freely offer “God’s word” makes a lot…
 
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Thought for the Day
 
06 OCT 17
 
In his first ever VR session, Sean Foley meets Jesus. Plus, why we need a code of ethics for this emerging technology.By podcasting@cbc.ca.
 
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