Best Religion Roundup podcasts — Broad coverage of all things religion (Updated December 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.
Thought for the Day
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.
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
Mythology & Religion in the Human Story
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.
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
The Religion and Ethics Report, where religion and ethics meet news and current affairs in Australia and around the 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 ...
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.
Mystical Musings
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. Presented by Richard Sargeant. Edited by Peter Humphrey.
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.
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.
Sober Speak
Find us at This podcast shares experience, strength, and hope centered the 12 steps of Alcoholics Anonymous. We are not affiliated with AA in any way.
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"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.
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The story of Asia Bibi - the Christian woman who spent eight years on death row in Pakistan after allegedly insulting the Prophet Mohammed before being recently acquitted - has thrown the issue of blasphemy into public debate once more. While the UK abolished it's blasphemy law a decade ago, 43 countries still allow a prison term for blasphemy ...…
In this interview conducted at the 2018 EASR conference in Bern, Sammy Bishop speaks to Manon Hedenborg White about the development of Western esotericism, charting the influence of the infamous Aleister Crowley and his philosophy of Thelema. They explore Crowley’s somewhat ambiguous view of gender, before bringing the research into the present ...…
What is it like trying to cope with the hopes and dreams of growing up - and the disappointments and confusion? How far can a grieving mother go to seek justice for her murdered daughter? And how important is it that journalists have the courage to hold politicians to account even when doing so could land them behind bars? Just three of the que ...…
Naz Shah MP, parliamentary ambassador for Islamic relief's ‘Honour Her’ campaign, speaks candidly to Edward about her personal reasons for joining the campaign to tackle all forms of violence against women and girls.A bitter divorce case in the orthodox Jewish community of Stamford Hill has revealed instances of housing benefit fraud - with som ...…
We meet the incredible people trying to make life better for people at both sides of life. Dr Cath Crock is on a mission to transform the culture of healthcare through her foundation 'HUSH', which creates calming music for patients in children's hospitals around Australia. And, the 'Faith For Life' project by HammondCare and the Bible Society o ...…
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Even with an ever-increasing volume of information available instantly and at our fingertips, sometimes it seems like we actually know less. For the final few weeks of the year, we’re going to slow down, spending more time with some high-profile guests as we go deeper on some of the biggest issues of our day. This week on State of Belief, Inter ...…
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Sajay Samuel joins senior editor Mark Bauerlein to discuss the legacy of philosopher and Catholic priest Ivan Illich.
***Listeners may find some of the material in this programme upsetting.*** A grieving mother, Mally Simelane, is fighting to change her community’s view on homosexuality. Mally lives in the Kwa-Thema township near Johannesburg, where several gay women, including her daughter Eudy, have been murdered.Audrey Brown meets Mally, as well as her Past ...…
Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss the war in Europe which begain in 1618 and continued on such a scale and with such devastation that its like was not seen for another three hundred years. It pitched Catholics against Protestants, Lutherans against Calvinists and Catholics against Catholics across the Holy Roman Empire, drawing in their neighbour ...…
As major media companies push to liberalise Australia’s defamation laws, what are the ethical problems in running stories that can damage the reputations of innocent people? And, 70 years after the world’s leading powers signed the Universal Declaration on Human Rights, why are almost every one of its rules violated somewhere every day? Also, t ...…
Author and internationally known healer Diane Goldner talks about the secret to transforming illness and creating a radiant life.
Judith Blackstone is a pioneering teacher of contemporary spirituality best known for developing The Realization Process, a direct path toward nondual awakening. With Sounds True, she has most recently published the book Trauma and the Unbound Body. In this episode of Insights at the Edge, Tami Simon speaks with Judith about applying The Realiz ...…
At one time, John Smid was one the most well-known names in “ex-gay” leadership, as the Executive Director of the country’s largest Conversion Therapy programs. These days, he lives a quiet live with his husband in a small town in Texas, and spends his time as a craftsman and custom furniture maker. John is currently back in the spotlight, as o ...…
For many years Europe has been seen as increasingly secular but earlier this year Bavaria passed a law requiring public buildings to display a “clearly visible” crucifix near the entrance, the President of Hungary has vowed to preserve the country’s Christian culture and large crosses are seen in demonstrations by far right populist movements. ...…
John McCarthy meets the people who have had to confront their own beliefs while held captive.Born into a Jewish family, but a committed atheist, Daniel Genis had an eventful life which led him to drug addiction, crime and then 10 years in one of Americas most notorious prisons. His time there meant he had time to explore his faith, plus the arr ...…
John McCarthy meets people who have had to confront their own beliefs while held captive. John who was held hostage by Islamic radical groups in Lebanon, speaks to two Iranian women who risked torture in one of the world’s most notorious prisons after being convicted of apostasy for spreading the message of Christianity in their strictly Islami ...…
Restrictions on religion rose around the globe in 2016, according to Pew Research Center’s annual study of global restrictions on religion. The share of countries with “high” or “very high” levels of government restrictions on religious beliefs and practices rose, but the share of countries with “high” or “very high” levels of social hostilitie ...…
Today’s message from Dr. Christian Sorensen was recorded December 2nd, 2018 and it’s titled Let Your Light Shine affirming I am the Light of The World! Today’s featured artists is our very own Musical Director Rebecca Jade who can be found HERE on Facebook or on her website here. Dr. Christian’s Corner It’s good to be back. I missed all of you. ...…
This week Martin Tanner explores the history, various concepts, and various methods of baptism.
On this Advent Sunday, churches of many traditions formally begin their preparation for Christmas. They focus today on the conviction that the Christ who came first in the weakness of a baby will come again in power and glory; and the world as we know it will end. But it’s not only religious believers with their liturgies, and strange sects ret ...…
This Sunday is the first day of Hanukkah - the Jewish festival of light. It is also the first Sunday in Advent on which Christingle services will be held in many Christian churches. We look at the significance of both festivals. The competition regulator has issued a report highlighting the rising costs of funerals. We discuss whether this will ...…
Women were the outstanding winners in the Mission of Hope 12th Annual Muslim Achievement Awards, and visiting scholar of Islam, Dr Daniel Peterson, of Brigham Young University, addresses the fear that underlies Islamophobia and why he, as a Mormon, is concerned to reduce the 'us and them' mentality.
As we mark the passing of George H. W. Bush at age 94, it is impossible to forget how tumultuous the world was during his single term as the 41st president of the United States. While his long career in public service was controversial for many, Bush offered the steady hand on the levers of power that helped avoid most of the hidden pitfalls th ...…
Keith Nix joins senior editor Mark Bauerlein to discuss classical education and the work of the Veritas School in Richmond, Virginia.
Lisa Tessman is a moral philosopher with an interesting argument. She says doing the right thing is sometimes impossible - and it's good to acknowledge that. And Tapestry producer Arman Aghbali talks to Sara King-Abadi about the 'imposter syndrome' they share when it comes to their Iranian heritage.
Guest Info/Bio: This week we give you part 2 of our two-part series on The Bible! We bring back one of our favorite guests of all time Dr. Timothy Mackie! Check out Dr. Mackie’s work on his podcasts The Bible Project and Exploring My Strange Bible. Dr. Mackie is the creative writer and director for The Bible Project and an adjunct professor of ...…
Ram Dass is joined by Noah and Raghu Markus for a conversation about meeting injustice with compassion and the importance of inner social action. Find show notes and links here:
A new report has found evidence of significant religious freedom violations in 38 countries, including India, Pakistan, China and Africa. And in a new book, Indian politician, intellectual and former top UN official Shashi Tharoor argues that the caste system in India is breaking down. He writes that while Brahmins and the untouchables or Dalit ...…
The violence of the Aum Shinrikyo cult of Japan with Professor Mark Dennis.
Robert Augustus Masters is an integral psychotherapist and author whose works include To Be a Man, Emotional Intimacy, and Spiritual Bypassing. Most recently, he teamed with Sounds True to publish Bringing Your Shadow Out of the Dark: Breaking Free from the Hidden Forces That Drive You. In this illuminating episode of Insights at the Edge, […]…
The relationship between religion and science has always been complex. Some see it as a threat, whilst others are inspired by it. The development of Artificial Intelligence has thrown up a number of interesting questions. For instance, in Japan a robot called Pepper delivers Buddhist funeral rites because it’s cheaper and more practical than ge ...…
Following on from the delivery of her conference paper at the EASR 2018 in Bern, in this podcast, Professor Marion Maddox of Macquarie University speaks to Thomas White regarding the historical, national and regional differences in the presence of religion in Australian and New Zealand schools. The podcast begins with a brief biography of Profe ...…
Today’s message from Rev. Lori Mac was recorded November 25th, 2018 and it’s titled Walking with the Divine affirming Perfect God, Perfect Man, Perfect Being! Today we welcomed back the passion, spirit and talent of Kinnie Dye who can be found on her website or on Facebook. Dr. Christian’s Corner I trust you had a wonderful Thanksgiving where y ...…
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