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Talking about Bible stories is often fraught with scholarly nerd alerts about ancient linguistics and inaccessible theological discussions centered around hermeneutics. But what if there was a way to use your pop culture literacy to enhance your biblical literacy. What if you could recap the Bible like you recapped your favorite TV show? Welcome to the Bible Binge hosted by Knox McCoy and Jamie Golden of The Popcast.
 
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Pull up a chair and settle into a tryptophan fever-dream as we feast on the faith adjacency of the Thanksgiving meal. We’re covering a cornucopia of topics from the creation of our national holiday and the origins of green bean casserole to the real story behind the first Thanksgiving. The truth might be messier and more complicated than our narrat…
 
Grab your lyre and gather ‘round the furnace because we’re firing up another episode! When word reaches the king that Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego refuse to bow down to his new gold statue, fiery hijinks ensue. Daniel might be mysteriously MIA throughout the ordeal, but there’s another in the fire - Is it Jesus? MENTIONS Daniel 3:1-30 Sly and th…
 
This episode takes a look at Gabe Poirot and the new wave of Christian Tik Tok influencers to decide if the #MakeJesusViral movement is inspired, dangerous, or a blurry mix of both. Then, we chat Faith Based the movie, as well as the Christian film industry. Plus, a bonus conversation about Matthew McConaughey’s faith discussion on Joe Rogan’s podc…
 
This 11th season of The Bible Binge is all about that reader of dreams, tamer of lions and prognosticator supreme, Daniel. With the Babylonian takeover plan in full effect, Daniel and his bffs are peacefully living in captivity, but things get dicey when King Nebuchadnezzer’s melatonin refuses to kick in. It’s up to Daniel to interpret the King’s t…
 
It’s a beautiful day in the neighborhood, won’t you join us as Host Erin Moon studies the life of the beloved Mister Rogers? There is no one better to remind us of our own capacity for human kindness than this modern-day disciple, and in today’s episode we’ll learn the true meaning of compassion and how to be a neighbor. MENTIONS The Good Neighbor …
 
This Favored or Forsaken ventures into the conspiracy theory dark side to shed some light on QAnon. What is QAnon and how is it mixing and mingling with Christianity? Where did it come from and why now? Plus, a quick pivot to The Passion 2. MENTIONS The Onion’s QAnon Article Reply All QAnon Episode Anne Helen Petersen Article Katelyn Beaty Article …
 
With her spy decoder ring in hand, Resident Bible Scholar Erin Moon goes on a spiritual archeology dig through the evangelical Purity Culture movement. What does the Bible say about sex and purity? What did Purity Culture get wrong, and what did it get right? What got twisted out of context? Let’s get busy and uncover the truth. MENTIONS James Aver…
 
We’re back with another Favored or Forsaken! This episode features long-awaited conversations about Jerry Falwell Jr. and that pool boy situation, as well as a long hard look into the good and bad of Christian colleges with help from our listeners. MENTIONS The Moral Majority Apocalypse Now on Throughline 40 Year Old Virgin Bag of Sand Scene Reuter…
 
[New Series Alert!] Hosted by Resident Bible Scholar Erin Moon, Faith Adjacent is all about sending up our faith antennae to see if we can get reception in unlikely places. In this episode Erin will not be satisfied until she’s completely sucked the absolute marrow out of the pop culture juggernaut and worldwide musical sensation, Hamilton. MENTION…
 
Behold, we are doing a new thing! Because Bible Binge episodes mostly look backwards, Favored or Forsaken considers current events through the religious lens to decide if they are favored or forsaken. In this inaugural episode, we discuss Eric Metaxas and his tweet about “White Jesus”, as well as peek behind the curtain to reveal the real Rachel Ho…
 
A bonus episode where you get to hear to the audiobook version of the foreword for Knox's new book WRITTEN AND READ BY JAMIE and all the behind the scenes stuff that led to Jamie writing the foreword. Click to learn about and join Knox's best friends of the b-word group to ensure you get a FREE ticket to the live show on June 6th, Saturday Night Re…
 
An audio preview of Knox's new book All Things Reconsidered releasing on Tuesday, June 2. If you preorder All Things Reconsidered in any format (paperback, ebook, or audio book), then you will get access to the Best Friends of the B-Word group. Membership includes: Immediate access to the entire ebook Six audio chapters with bonus author commentary…
 
In this episode, we’re doing our own Friends-style pivot and covering our first ever non-Bible story! Join us as we dive into a historical account of the ancient events of the Roman Empire, the Emperor responsible for making Knox hate his birthday, and the significance of all of this in taking Christianity global. We hope we make our former history…
 
In this episode, we’re talking about Philip the Evangelist, a true master of the pivot. In this whirlwind of a story, Philip crashes a magic show, baptizes a eunuch, and gets whisked away by the Holy Spirit to round out his epic pivot adventure. MENTIONS Acts 6 Cultural Backgrounds Study Bible David Blaine ABC Special Season 7, Episode 4: Ananias a…
 
It’s the final countdown to stop the mass genocide of the Jewish people. In the face of great uncertainty, Esther does the unthinkable..she throws TWO parties! She’s fasted, she’s prayed, and now is her moment to take a huge, but brave, risk. Will Esther be successful? Will the villain get his wish to take down the Jews or will he get his just dess…
 
In this episode, tensions are running high and things are heating up at the Bachelor House (aka King Xerxes’ palace). Esther’s guardian Mordecai steps on some royal toes and accidentally sets in motion a plan to kill the entire Jewish population. Will Esther choose to use her position as Queen and step up for such a time as this? Will King Xerxes f…
 
There’s a new queen in town! In this episode, the official beauty queen pageant begins between Esther and the rest of King Xerxes' harem, but trouble lurks around the corner. No one is here to make friends, including the king's officers, and it's up to Esther and her faithful protector Mordecai to uncover the conspiracy before it's too late. MENTIO…
 
Welcome to Season 8 of The Bible Binge dedicated to the most cunningly courageous queen in the Bible, Esther. We asked the questions: What if there was a podcast that used pop culture literacy to enhance your biblical literacy? What if you could listen to a recap of the Bible like a recap of your favorite TV show? SNL’s Stefon would tell you that T…
 
A season dedicated to the cunning and courageous winner of The Bible Bachelor: Esther. This season is a special crossover season with our other show The Popcast with Knox and Jamie. As we are recapping The Bachelor on ABC every week for our supporter community, we will be recapping the FIRST BIBLICAL season of The Bachelor here on The Bible Binge. …
 
What if, on the single greatest day of your life, you met an angel of the Lord and ended up mute? In today’s episode, just that happens. An angel shows up on the scene, God speaks for the first time in 400 years, and two ladies unexpectedly find out they’re pregnant. MENTIONS Luke 1:5-80 Proverbs 13:12 Psalm 37:4 Check out the Bible Binge Seminary …
 
Let’s get ready to rumble! In this episode we cover the epic wrestling match with 97-year-old Jacob in one corner and the almighty...God (?)... in the other. Will Jacob’s peace offering to his brother Esau be enough to right past wrongs or will this wrestling match be the unexpected fresh start he needs? MENTIONS Genesis 32 The Bible Binge Casting …
 
In this episode, we dive into the book of Acts to discuss the story of Ananias and Sapphira. In our story, Jesus has gone back to heaven and charged his followers with the lofty task of spreading the Gospel. It was a club prerequisite that you sell all of your possessions and donate all proceeds to the cause…but Ananias and Sapphira had other plans…
 
Buckle up for the Wizard of Oz of Bible stories. In this episode we tell a tale of divination, blank checks to pay for nefarious activities, mercenary prophets, and even a mysterious talking donkey. Plus, we settle the score on the difference between a horse, a donkey, and a mule. The world needs to know. MENTIONS Definition of Divination Donkeys v…
 
You break it, you buy it. In this episode, Moses makes it to the Promised Land! Psych. Instead, he smashes some pretty important stone tablets, strikes a rock twice, and passes the torch to a younger generation. All that, plus more whining from the Israelites. MENTIONS Leave us a review (preferably of the 5 Star nature!) on Apple Podcasts Urban Dic…
 
Join us for a ride on eagles’ wings as we talk about those famously chiseled instructions, The Ten Commandments. This season of The Bible Binge is about legendary law-giver and prophet supreme, Moses, and in this episode he has a heart-to-heart with God on the top of a fiery mountain that will impact the fate of modern society as we know it. MENTIO…
 
It’s a bird, it’s a plane, it’s a giant pillar of cloud and fire! Led by Moses and his all-powerful staff, in this episode we’re talking about the Israelites and their escape from Egypt. Will they cross the Red Sea on dry ground? Is the Red Sea even the right sea? Tune in and find out! MENTIONS “David Guzick’s Commentary NIV Cultural Backgrounds St…
 
Blood, frogs, locusts, oh my! In this episode, we’re talking about that plague life. Tune in as we chat about all things Moses, those 10 crazy plagues, and Pharaoh's hardened heart. MENTIONS “Pharaoh Pharaoh” Song Knox’s Ancient Rulers Poster Moses, King Arthur, and King David PDF GENTLE REBUKE Our resident Bible scholar Erin Moon offers a gentle r…
 
Season 6 of The Bible Binge is about legendary law-giver and prophet supreme, Moses. In this episode, we’re talking about Moses killing a man (gasp!) and that famous burning bush. MENTIONS Season 6, Episode 1: Baby Moses Buzz from Home Alone Jethro Tull - The Inventor and The Band Dad from My Big Fat Greek Wedding Chicago Bulls Late ‘90s Intro Musi…
 
This week we have a fun excerpt from our bonus episode “The Nos of Church” that we’re dropping in our brand new Bible Binge Patreon Community launching today, June 1. The Bible Binge Patreon Community is a place where we will have all of our additional resources, elements, and content we generate alongside our normal episodes of The Bible Binge. Pa…
 
Welcome to Season 5 of The Bible Binge. We asked the questions: What if there was a podcast that used pop culture literacy to enhance your biblical literacy? What if you could listen to a recap of the Bible like a recap of your favorite TV show? We’re currently in Season 5: Shady Ladies. In this episode, we discuss Hosea and Gomer. What happens whe…
 
Welcome to Season 5 of The Bible Binge. We asked the questions: What if there was a podcast that used pop culture literacy to enhance your biblical literacy? What if you could listen to a recap of the Bible like a recap of your favorite TV show? We’re currently in Season 5: Shady Ladies. In this episode, we discuss Potiphar's Wife. This woman has a…
 
Welcome to Season 5 of The Bible Binge. We asked the questions: What if there was a podcast that used pop culture literacy to enhance your biblical literacy? What if you could listen to a recap of the Bible like a recap of your favorite TV show? We’re currently in Season 5: Shady Ladies. In this episode, we discuss The Woman at the Well. Although s…
 
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