Best Religion podcasts — Broad coverage of all things religion (Updated December 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
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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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Sounds True: Insights at the Edge
 
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.
 
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Heart and Soul
Monthly+
 
Personal approaches to spirituality from around the world.
 
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Joyous - a Seaside Center, Rev. 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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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 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)
 
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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Mystical Musings
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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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Faith in Action
Monthly
 
a podcast about how faith affects the way we live and work today
 
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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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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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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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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
 
13 DEC 17
 
Muslim women are often the focus of debate when it comes to public conversations about Islam. Much of this centers on feelings and assumptions surrounding an object, the veil. Rafia Zakaria, journalist and author, unravels the complex nexus of…
 
Trump, Jerusalem and US evangelicals. Australia's working poor and the scandal of hunger. Vets help the homeless and their pets.
 
Guest Info/Bio: This week we speak with Dr. Pauline Boss. Pauline is an educator and researcher who is widely recognized for her groundbreaking research on what is now known as the theory of ambiguous loss. All losses are touched with ambiguity. Yet, Dr. Boss’s research and practice have revealed that those who suffer ambiguous loss, losses wit ...…
 
12 DEC 17
 
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Beyond Belief
 
Politicians these days are not much given to quoting the Bible; but the Good Samaritan is the exception. Mrs Thatcher pointed out that he was only in a position to help because he was rich. Gordon Brown touched on the parable in support of bailing out the banks. Hilary Benn used it to justify bombing Syria. How can one story be used to support ...…
 
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Thought for the Day
 
11 DEC 17
 
If you were asked to name the TV programs with the most religious content and references what would you name? 7th Heaven, Supernatural or perhaps Games of Thrones? How many of us would name animated television series such as The Simpsons, Family Guy or South Park? These television series are amongst the most religions on our screens. Indeed, 95 ...…
 
Psychology and spirituality have a complicated relationship. Dating back to ancient times, we see them treated as sister disciplines which inform and enhance one another. But at some point in the last century, Western psychology decided to divorce itself from…
 
KSL NewsRadio host Martin Tanner discusses the differences and similarities of what a Messiah means to the Jewish, Christian, and Muslim faiths.
 
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Joyous - a Seaside Center, Rev. Christian Sorensen podcast
 
www.JoyousPodcast.com / joyouspodcast@gmail.com / www.SeasideCenter.org Today’s message from Rev. Christian Sorensen was recorded on December 10th, 2017 and it’s titled Coming Home to the Heart for the Holidays affirming I am in my heart for the Holidays! Today we welcome back the talent and voice of Bashirrah who can be found on her Facebook p ...…
 
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All Things Considered
 
A critical moment in the history of space exploration, one of America's most celebrated poets, and life through the eyes of people battling with the UK's benefits system.They might appear to have nothing in common beyond their appearance today in the annual All Things Considered film review programme.In fact, they all have to do with intense st ...…
 
Who was St. Nicholas? Did he really exist? And how did he become the “Santa Claus” that we know today? Prof. Adam English, associate professor in the Department of Theology and Philosophy at Campbell University, opens up his latest book The Saint Who Would Be Santa Claus and tells us the story of this fascinating early Church leader. We learn t ...…
 
President Trump's decision to recognise Jerusalem as the capital of Israel sparked a mix of protest and praise this week. Journalist Allison Kaplan Sommer tells Edward why many believe the move was made to bolster support amongst his Evangelical voters in the US. What's being billed as the first ever Muslim panto begins a six day tour of Britai ...…
 
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The Spirit of Things - Program podcast
 
From West to East, Christian, Buddhist, Hindu and Muslim religious movements have grown into financial powerhouses, with massive followings and effective social penetration. Jonathan James explains the success of Hillsong, Ciji, BAPS and Fetullah Gulen.
 
Pastor Daniel Habteys journey to becoming a church leader in the north of England has taken him through the toughest of tests. In 2002 he fled persecution and imprisonment in his native Eritrea because of his Christian faith. After spending a fortnight crossing the Sahara Desert in the back of a pick-up truck, he, his wife and their baby daught ...…
 
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State of Belief - Religion and radio done differently.
 
On Tuesday, attorneys in the so-called gay wedding cake case appeared before the Supreme Court for oral argument (not pictured.) At the center of the case is a baker who denied service to a gay couple, claiming that baking them a wedding cake would violate his religious beliefs. This is a particularly apt backdrop for this week’s State of Belie ...…
 
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Thought for the Day
 
09 DEC 17
 
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Sounds True: Insights at the Edge
 
Sister Joan Chittister is a member of Benedictine Sisters of Erie, Pennsylvania; the bestselling author of more than 50 books and hundreds of articles; and one of the most influential contemporary leaders and activists for human rights, women's issues, and church renewal. In this episode of Insights at the Edge, Tami Simon speaks with Sister Jo ...…
 
On Second Thought: Learned Women Reflect on Profession, Community, and Purpose (University of Utah Press, 2017) is a collection of thirteen essays by women, all in the second half of their lives, in which they contemplate the ways…
 
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Thought for the Day
 
08 DEC 17
 
Dr. Thomas Whitley and The Rev. Sam Harrelson discuss the #metoo Revolution, amplifying voices, and whether anything is worth trading your integrity. Links: TIME Person of the Year 2017: The Silence Breakers | Time.com A pastor's #MeToo story | The Christian Century God’s Plan for Mike Pence - The Atlantic A Day of Reckoning and Sexual Harassme ...…
 
Heather Mac Donald joins senior editor Mark Bauerlein to discuss how America’s high out-of-wedlock birthrate is at the heart of inner-city violence today.
 
07 DEC 17
 
Despite the general perception that Daoism is simply an informal and carefree philosophical perspective, the Daoist tradition is a highly formalized spectrum of ritual practices and communal beliefs. Religious Daoism emerged within the rich second-century political and social milieu when…
 
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Tapestry from CBC Radio
 
A modern take on ancient rites - two witches share why Wicca is rising in popularity, especially amongst young women, with artist Monica Bodirsky and writer John Threlfall.By podcasting@cbc.ca.
 
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Thought for the Day
 
06 DEC 17
 
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Religion and Ethics Report - Full program podcast
 
The child sex abuse crisis was a vast tragedy. Five years, 1200 witnesses and an estimated 60,000 survivors of child sex abuse from Australian institutions.
 
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The Deconstructionists
 
Guest Info/Bio: This week we speak with Andrew Schwab! Andrew is the lead singer of the band Project 86, an author, speaker, and graphic artist. We talk with him about what it’s like within the “Christian” music industry (and music industry in general), the unique dynamics of being in a band, fame, and much much more! Andrew is celebrating 20 y ...…
 
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World Spirituality
 
What love means and why it matters, with Dr. Armin Zadeh.
 
05 DEC 17
 
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Sounds True: Insights at the Edge
 
Gretchen Rubin is the New York Times bestselling author of The Happiness Project and Better Than Before. She hosts the immensely popular weekly podcast Happier with Gretchen Rubin. In this episode of Insights at the Edge, Tami Simon talks with Gretchen about the principles detailed in her newest book, The Four Tendencies. They speak on how to d ...…
 
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Beyond Belief
 
We all know that lying in a court of law carries serious penalties so do we really need to place our hands on holy books and affirm our sincerity by swearing an oath? Joining Ernie Rea to discuss whether or not there is any place for God in a modern courtroom are Joshua Rosenberg, legal commentator and presenter of Radio 4's Law in Action; fami ...…
 
04 DEC 17
 
In his recent monograph, Ritualized Writing: Buddhist Practice and Scriptural Cultures in Ancient Japan (University of Hawaii Press, 2017), Bryan D. Lowe examines eighth-century Japanese practices that ritualized writing, or, in other words, conceptually and practically set sutra-transcription apart from……
 
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The Religious Studies Project
 
In the complex and sometimes fraught relationship between New Religious Movements and the wider culture and state, why is it that children are so often a focus? Children are seen as needing special protection and therefore legitimising dramatic state intervention, but are also seen as of particular importance to the future of these movements, a ...…
 
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Thought for the Day
 
02 DEC 17
 
Religion Today host Martin Tanner explores the somewhat obscure topic of the Second Anointing, also known historically and in Latter Day Saint scripture as the fullness of the Priesthood.
 
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Joyous - a Seaside Center, Rev. Christian Sorensen podcast
 
www.JoyousPodcast.com / joyouspodcast@gmail.com / www.SeasideCenter.org Today’s message from Rev. Christian Sorensen and guest speakers Rick Merica and Rev. Robyn Holt was recorded on December 3rd, 2017 and it’s titled Dreams Do Come True affirming I live my dream! Also shared today is that Dream That Came True for Rick and Robyn as they move t ...…
 
The season of advent might appear to start earlier and get bigger every year: with an entire industry encouraging us to think about Christmas when autumn has barely begun, waiting for the day itself can seem to go on for a long time. But in the Christian calendar the experience of waiting is itself considered to be valuable. Believers are encou ...…
 
While Tony is still on a short sabbatical and trying to make improvements to the audio files of our show, we invite you to enjoy this interesting podcast from five years ago. There are now over 350 unique episodes in our archives, so please feel free to search our archives and tell a friend. Does Hollywood portray religion in a negative light? ...…
 
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Choose Your Own Religion
 
Katie Dahlson chooses her own religion! Katie is a storyteller and comedian who told me about her experience at an Osho meditation center on a Tuscany farm. We also talk about the Transcendalists, living off the grid, psychedelics, relationships, and the pitfalls and benefits of gurus. Follow Katie on Twitter and Insta @dahlsonator!…
 
Actor Tamsin Greig talks about her visit to Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of Congo as an Ambassador for Tearfund and describes the work being done to tackle sexual and gender-based violence. Martin Bashir on the Pope's visit to Myanmar and Bangladesh.The Department of Education's survey of vulnerable children includes a new category "those ...…
 
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The Spirit of Things - Program podcast
 
Known by all and seen by none, Arthur Stace inscribed "Eternity" on the streets of Sydney and elsewhere for 30 years before he was unmasked. Inspiring to artists, singers, and ordinary sinners, Arthur is a modern Evangelical saint according to his biographer, Roy Williams, who goes on a pilgrimage with Rachael.…
 
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State of Belief - Religion and radio done differently.
 
Republicans in Congress just notched their first major legislative victory this year – a sweeping tax bill that will primarily benefit wealthy Americans and corporations. The legislation includes a number of giveaways to the Religious Right. This week on State of Belief, Interfaith Alliance’s radio show and podcast, we’ll explore the morality o ...…
 
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