Best Religion podcasts — Broad coverage of all things religion (Updated February 2019; 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.
 
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
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Series exploring the place and nature of faith in today's world
 
In 2019 The Spirit of Things becomes a new program. Soul Search explores contemporary religion and spirituality from the inside out — what we believe, how we express it, and the difference it makes in our lives
 
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.
 
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Irreligiosophy
Monthly
 
A podcast about the wisdom of irreligion, and all that entails.
 
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
 
The Gnostic Teachings podcast includes lectures about practical spirituality, consciousness, psychology, philosophy, gnosis, religion, kabbalah, meditation, sacred sexuality, and much more. This podcast is a donation-supported 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
 
Mythology & Religion in the Human Story
 
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Heart and Soul
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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.
 
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 ...
 
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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First Things Podcast
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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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Sunday
Weekly
 
A look at the ethical and religious issues of the week
 
The Religion and Ethics Report, where religion and ethics meet news and current affairs in Australia and around the world.
 
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Holy Smoke
Monthly
 
The most important and controversial topics in world religion, thoroughly dissected by a range of high profile guests. Presented by Damian Thompson and Cristina Odone.
 
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.
 
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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Mystical Musings
Rare
 
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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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
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A podcast about how faith affects the way we live and work today. Presented by Richard Sargeant. Edited by Peter Humphrey. http://sargeant.me/podcast
 
Find us at www.soberspeak.com. This podcast shares experience, strength, and hope centered the 12 steps of Alcoholics Anonymous. We are not affiliated with AA in any way.
 
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
 
An intimate look at how some of the world's most influential people lean on faith and spirituality to guide them through the best and worst of times. Hosted by Paula Faris of ABC News and Good Morning America.
 
Writer and Academic
 
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.
 
UnHerd columnist Giles Fraser talks to distinguished guests about how their beliefs shape who they are.
 
Sunday Faith Matters 's recent posts to audioboom.com
 
"Recovering from Religion" is an international community for those who have questions or doubts about their faith. We aren’t here to talk you out of or into faith, just provide a safe place to examine what you believe. And perhaps, why you believe it.Your hosts, authors Tim Rymel, M.Ed., and Bill Prickett, will bring guests who've experienced harm from extreme religious beliefs and practices, as well as experts who can offer help, hope and healing.
 
We may get knocked down on the outside, but the key to living in victory is to learn how to get up on the inside.In life you will realize that there is a purpose for everyone you meet. Some will test you, some will use you, and some will teach you. But most important are the ones that bring out the best in you. Those are the ones worth keeping around.No one can offend you without your permission. They can say whatever they want, but you have the right to ignore it. The real battle is taking ...
 
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THIS Podcast
Monthly+
 
Michael Gungor (Vishnu Dass) explores how clinging to our most important stories imprisons us in suffering. Freedom is simply THIS.
 
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The Back Pew
Rare
 
For those heading out or wandering into the Church, we're here for you. We host conversations not often talked about publicly, but universally experienced by the spiritually curious and/or restless.
 
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Senior editor Mark Bauerlein interviews Darel E. Paul about his book ”From Tolerance to Equality: How Elites Brought America to Same-Sex Marriage.”
 
Millennials seem to be hitting walls of exhaustion and anxiety in droves. Precarity, debt, and social media are helping drive the problem. But what else about the times we live in are causing so much burnout? Mary speaks with Anne Helen Petersen, the author who sparked a widespread conversation about millennial burnout when her Buzzfeed News es ...…
 
The publication of In the Closet of the Vatican by the French gay polemicist Frédéric Martel has been meticulously timed to coincide with Pope Francis’s ‘global summit’ of bishops to discuss the sexual abuse of minors. But is it really the 'bombshell' exposé that it is billed as being? And what can we glean from the sex abuse summit this week? ...…
 
Can sacredness be found in the suburbs? And does it inevitably exist in religious buildings, or not?
 
Abigail Rine Favale joins senior editor Mark Bauerlein to discuss her book “Into the Deep,” a memoir recounting her journey from radical secular feminism to the Catholic Church.
 
Ram Dass shares a reflection on the different kinds of spiritual practice available to us and looks at how they each offer the potential to liberate or keep us trapped in our egos.
 
From the lecture transcription: This lecture relates with what Jesus said: "Heaven and Earth shall pass away, but my logoi (λόγοι words) shall not pass away." - Matthew 24: 35 When people read this, they assume that Jesus is talking about the words that he is speaking in that very moment. Of course, this does relate with his logoi; but, in Gree ...…
 
Two major events have rocked the Vatican - the defrocking of Cardinal Theodore McCarrick for sexual offences, and the bombshell book claiming 80 per cent of clergy who work in the Vatican are gay. Also, could robots be programmed to fight wars according to a moral code? And what do reform-minded Catholics in the pews expect from this week’s Vat ...…
 
John Welwood, PhD, was a psychotherapist and practicing Buddhist who integrated Eastern contemplative wisdom and Western science in his work. He published many books and articles, including Journey of the Heart and Toward a Psychology of Awakening. John passed away in January of 2019 at the age of 75. In honor of his amazing life, […]…
 
Messages from Spirit on living, loving, and awakening with energy intuitive and channeler Lee Harris.
 
The religious landscape of the United States is changing dramatically. Americans must consider what it means to govern a nation of religious minorities. We interview Dr. Robert P. Jones, the founding CEO of the Public Religion Research Institute. Jones discusses findings from PRRI’s national surveys on religion and public life, many of which ar ...…
 
Today’s message from Dr. Christian Sorensen was recorded February 17th, 2019 and it’s titled The Healing Lesson of Grace. Today we welcomed back the spirit, talent and voices of Janice Edwards & Nathan Fry. Come visit us on our website SeasideCenter.org and you can always join us in Encinitas, California on a Sunday sometime where we always gre ...…
 
Buried within medieval archives is the story of Joan of Leeds – a nun who faked her own death in order to run away and live a wanton life. Professor Sarah Rees Jones of York University tells Edward the story. And why not everyone wants to be cremated even though we’re running out of space for burials - Professor Douglas Davies, director of Durh ...…
 
Since the 1970s, mindfulness has become a widespread practice, used in business, hospitals, schools and the gym, going well beyond its original Hindu and Buddhist settings. So what’s happened to the spiritual content as mindfulness has gone mainstream?
 
The Biblical cities of Sodom and Gomorrah have likely been found. In a survey of the Jordan Valley in 1924, conducted by famed archaeologist and Biblical scholar William F. Albright, five ancient cities were found off the south-eastern shore of the Dead Sea, in the general location the Bible places Sodom, Gomorrah, Admah, Zeboiim and Bela (Zoar ...…
 
There seem to be so many crises and emergencies all at at once these days, that it’s difficult not to feel overwhelmed. Despite best intentions, many of us are left to wonder, “what can one person do, anyway?” The truth is, each one of us can do a lot. This week on State of Belief, Interfaith Alliance’s weekly radio show and podcast, we’ll hear ...…
 
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Glenn Stanton joins senior editor Mark Bauerlein to discuss the work of Focus on the Family.
 
In a society that values thinness, writer Anshuman Iddamsetty said the anger fat people recieve is as much about his rejection of social norms and expectations, as it is about being fat.Adam Smith, a writer and podcaster, decided to perform naked not once, but twice. He said he wanted to test his comfort level with his body, and so partook in a ...…
 
Daryl Davis collects Ku Klux Klan memorabilia – KKK robes, hoods and masks. He says they are given to him by those leaving the white supremacist organisation, after he has spent time befriending them and persuading them to change their views. Heart and Soul hears from Daryl about what drives him, his Christian faith and concerns about racial di ...…
 
Let God guide and direct your life to be the man he intended you to be
 
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Peter Levine joins senior editor Mark Bauerlein to discuss voter turnout and civics engagement among young Americans.
 
In this podcast, Carmen Celestini speaks with Dr. Douglas Cowan on his newest book exploring the religious imagination of Stephen King through his horror novels. Cowan is well known for his research in the area of religion and pop culture through analysis of films and literature. The discussion focuses not only on Stephen King but the process o ...…
 
Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss how artists from the Middle Ages onwards have been inspired by the Bible story of the widow who killed an Assyrian general who was besieging her village, and so saved her people from his army and from his master Nebuchadnezzar. A symbol of a woman's power and the defiance of political tyranny, the image of Judith ...…
 
In this episode, we examine if human beings have free will by examining our experience of the current moment and seeing who we really are.
 
Change your life the way you envision it to be
 
We were excited for our first interview with a married couple! Sarah Austin, a transgender woman, grew up in a small town as a “vanilla Christian” working in conservative talk radio. Her wife Becca grew up as a Jehovah’s Witness. Sarah and Becca married before Sarah’s transition. Together, they host the SarahTalk Podcast where they discuss “all ...…
 
Pope Francis will host a sex abuse prevention summit next week - but will the summit deliver? Also, the late Billy Graham was the most prominent preacher of the 20th century, speaking directly to an estimated 200 million people during his life. But is his evangelist son Franklin Graham more politician than preacher – cheering on Donald Trump an ...…
 
Climate fiction from the Inklings, CS Lewis, JRR Tolkien to Game of Thrones with professor and author Marc DiPaolo.
 
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