Best Religion podcasts — Broad coverage of all things religion (Updated July 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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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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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
Weekly
 
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)
Rare
 
 
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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
Rare
 
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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World Spirituality
 
Travel along with Paul and his wife Wendy during their 10-week sabbatical. Today they visit Scotland and share their experiences with the people and the beauty of the country. Will they find the Loch Ness monster? Tune in and find out!
 
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Thought for the Day
 
25 JUL 17
 
On this episode of the FIRST THINGS Podcast:Editor Rusty Reno and literary editor Matthew Schmitz talk to associate editor Julia Yost about a recent article in the Jesuit journal La Civiltà Cattolica. According to the authors, both of whom are advisers to Pope Francis, American Evangelicals and Catholics are warmongers and apocalyptic cultists ...…
 
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Thought for the Day
 
24 JUL 17
 
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Joyous a Christian Sorensen podcast
 
www.JoyousPodcast.com Today’s message from Rev. Christian Sorensen was recorded on July 23th, 2017 and is titled: Focus affirming In all situations I remain focused on Spirit! “Open your eyes, and focus on what’s possible.” ~ Rev. Christen Sorensen Today we welcome back the spirit and talent of Whitney Shay. She can be found HERE on her website ...…
 
C.S. Lewis once noted that humans are the only species to fear their own dead. Not surprisingly, visions of the afterlife — or of heaven and hell — loom large within literature. Prof. Louis Markos, the Robert H. Ray Chair in the Humanities at Houston Baptist University, explains how these visions have changed over time, starting back with pre-C ...…
 
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All Things Considered
 
Ahead of the Royal Welsh Show, Roy Jenkins spends a day with farmer and Anglican priest Canon Eileen Davies.
 
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The Spirit of Things - Program podcast
 
Def FX rock star, witch, author and TV personality, Fiona Horne promoted paganism as the vehicle of self empowerment, but it wasn't until she gave up alcohol and became a pilot that her life and her spirituality significantly improved.
 
It's 50 years since homosexual acts were partially decriminalised in England and Wales. To mark the anniversary, Rosemary Bailey has rereleased the biography of her brother Simon. He was a gay priest in the Church of England and died from AIDS in 1995.In the aftermath of the Grenfell fire, local churches and mosques rallied to support the commu ...…
 
The Political Religious Right already wields disproportionate power in our nation, and now they’re looking to destroy the law that prevents tax-exempt houses of worship from becoming unaccountable slush funds for political candidates. This week on State of Belief, Interfaith Alliance’s radio show and podcast, we’ll speak with one of the groups ...…
 
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Thought for the Day
 
22 JUL 17
 
In the long summer, as they enjoy the 22 hours of daylight in the Arctic town of Vadso, Norway, Sami singers and young reindeer herders share their ancient beliefs and culture.The Sami tradition is that the land, sea, animals and plants are sacred. The gods and spirits within them have been worshiped for thousands of years but today’s young Sam ...…
 
In the second podcast of Arguing History, historians Peter Marshall and Alec Ryrie address the question of whether the Protestant Reformation, an event which transformed Christianity in the Western world, was an inevitable event. This they do by considering…
 
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Thought for the Day
 
21 JUL 17
 
Guest host Humble the Poet explores the Paradox of Choice, and the efforts some of us are making to simplify things in elemental ways.By podcasting@cbc.ca.
 
On this episode of Here & Now, Ram Dass asks us to honor our incarnation and live on this plane as if “we” are all “us.” Ram Dass talks about integrating a sense of oneness into all planes of consciousness, challenges us to honor our incarnation and explores Eastern systems of practice through the lens of science.…
 
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Thought for the Day
 
20 JUL 17
 
Where Europeans have gone, so, too, have their ideas about religion. We know that this was no one-way street, that Christian missionaries have both changed and been changed by their interaction with nonwhite, non-Christian peoples, and that their experiences have…
 
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Thought for the Day
 
19 JUL 17
 
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Religion and Ethics Report - Full program podcast
 
Refugees usually don't want to leave home. But what can be done when home is no longer a safe place?
 
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World Spirituality
 
Healing from trauma and awakening to your body's wisdom, with author Suzanne Scurlock-Durana.
 
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Thought for the Day
 
18 JUL 17
 
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Thought for the Day
 
17 JUL 17
 
Religion Today host Martin Tanner explores the topic of the Priesthood, its power and how it is viewed and practiced among the many religions.
 
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Joyous a Christian Sorensen podcast
 
www.JoyousPodcast.com Today’s message from Rev. Christian Sorensen was recorded on July 16th, 2017 and is titled: Mindfulness affirming My mind is clear to receive the Divine Download! You may not know but Seaside Center for Spiritual Living serves the community in so many ways. Today we’ve included an example - a short presentation from today' ...…
 
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All Things Considered
 
Gay pride events across the country this summer are marking the half-century since homosexuality stopped being a crime. But that anniversary reflects a far wider change of attitudes. Those 50 years have seen a radically different landscape being shaped on a range of moral and ethical issues. For most of that time, the British Social Attitudes s ...…
 
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The Spirit of Things - Program podcast
 
Canon Sidney Chambers is a young, committed priest, who is also a detective. But his love life is in turmoil.James Runcie's Grantchester Mysteries, now a popular TV series, addresses moral and social issues for a post-church society.
 
Most people might be able to identify an Amish person as someone who drives a horse and buggy, but how much do we really know about this ethno-religious group? Prof. Donald Kraybill, the Distinguished College Professor and Senior Fellow at the Young Center for Anabaptist and Pietist Studies at Elizabethtown College, helps to fill out our unders ...…
 
In the first of a three part series, Trevor Barnes explores the history, art and religion behind some of the stained glass windows in the cathedrals and churches of the UK.William Crawley speaks to Guli Francis-Dehqani, who fled Iran at the age of 14 with her family she has been named the first Bishop of Loughborough.The Court of Appeal is cons ...…
 
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State of Belief - Religion and radio done differently.
 
The news is moving extraordinarily quickly in our nation right now. This week on State of Belief, Interfaith Alliance’s radio show and podcast, we’ll step off the headline-chasing treadmill to revisit three past conversations with book authors that retain their importance and relevance today. First you’ll hear Welton’s 2016 interview with Publi ...…
 
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Thought for the Day
 
15 JUL 17
 
In March 2017, a High Court Judge in Pakistan made the dramatic declaration that “blasphemers are terrorists.” The declaration is just one part of a growing national campaign to make disbelief socially, publicly and morally not just unacceptable, but one that allows Pakistani people the right to attack those who doubt the importance of Islam. W ...…
 
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Thought for the Day
 
14 JUL 17
 
Guest host Kinnie Starr explores the healing power of kindness and how helping others has relieved her own chronic pain.By podcasting@cbc.ca.
 
In Sharing the Burden: Rabbi Simḥah Zissel Ziv and the Path of Musar (SUNY Press, 2015), Geoffrey D. Claussen provides a thorough study of the life and work of one of the most influential figures in the history of Musar,…
 
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Thought for the Day
 
13 JUL 17
 
Few images attached to Islam and to the Islamic legal tradition (the Sharia) in particular are more often and more disturbingly sensationalized than that of the stoning punishment. In her riveting new book Shari’ah on Trial: Northern Nigeria’s Islamic Revolution…
 
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Thought for the Day
 
12 JUL 17
 
Today, advocacy for those we love, for religious belief, and for human rights
 
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World Spirituality
 
The art of awakening shamanic consciousness, with authors Linda Star Wolf and Nita Gage.
 
The idea that there is some unholy connection between Nazism and occultism has a lengthy history. It long predates 1933, when the National Socialist party took power in Germany. But what’s behind that idea? Some top-ranking members of the party…
 
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Thought for the Day
 
11 JUL 17
 
Anita Hannig‘s first book, Beyond Surgery: Injury, Healing, and Religion at an Ethiopian Hospital (University of Chicago Press, 2017) is an in-depth, ethnography of two fistula repair and rehabilitation centers in northern Ethiopia. Focusing on the juxtaposition of culture,…
 
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Thought for the Day
 
10 JUL 17
 
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