The RELEVANT Podcast

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Join the RELEVANT team as they tackle the intersection of faith and culture like no one else — all with a hilarious twist! In addition to the week's news and randomness, Cameron Strang, Jesse Carey, Jamie Ivey, Derek Minor and Tyler Huckabee are joined by thought-provoking leaders, influencers, and artists you don't want to miss.

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Episode 991: Jenn Johnson

Bethel Music CEO Jenn Johnson joins us to talk about the future of the worship industry and how the Church can get back to the heart of worship. Plus, the cast dives into the latest drama with Instagram, how to stop phone scams, a Canadian chief candy operator and potential new social media apps. * Our GDPR privacy policy was updated on August 8, 2022. Visit acast.com/privacy https://acast.com/privacy for more information. Become a member at https://plus.acast.com/s/relevantpodcast.

58m
Aug 11
Episode 990: Ron Howard and Viggo Mortensen

On this episode, director Ron Howard and actor Viggo Mortensen (ever heard of them?) join us to talk about their new movie 'Thirteen Lives.' Later, the gang debates the ethics of whale watching, weighs the pros and cons of a third party in American politics and explores TobyMac's role in a strange Missouri campaign. Also, Derek has some thoughts about what Jamie's role would be in a bank heist. * See acast.com/privacy https://acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Become a member at https://plus.acast.com/s/relevantpodcast.

1h 5m
Aug 08
Episode 989: Jo Koy

Comedian Jo Koy tells us all about his experience bringing his personal life to his new hilarious film, ‘Easter Sunday.’ Plus, the cast discusses an Internet conspiracy theory, Facebook’s latest useless changes and why Kylie Jenner needs to throw away her private jet. And make sure you listen to the end to hear a special French edition of Table Topics. * See acast.com/privacy https://acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Become a member at https://plus.acast.com/s/relevantpodcast.

59m
Aug 04
Episode 988: Echosmith

We're joined by a few "Cool Kids" on today. Echosmith shares with us how they've grown up over the years and are learning to take new risks, even if that feels a little scary. Plus, we figure out why the fun parts of life have gotten so expensive, where all the monarch butterflies have gone, and how each of you are beating the heat. * See acast.com/privacy https://acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Become a member at https://plus.acast.com/s/relevantpodcast.

51m
Aug 01
Episode 987: Chad Veach

Zoe Church pastor Chad Veach joins us to remind us how important prayer is for the big and small things in life, and how a simple conversation with God can have a major impact. Plus, the cast jumps into two majorly important studies on the Church and shares a story about potentially America's best boss. And stick around to the end for a brand new Epic Battle: Summer Movie Edition! * See acast.com/privacy https://acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Become a member at https://plus.acast.com/s/relevantpodcast.

53m
Jul 28
Episode 986: The Mountain Goats

This episode we’re joined by one of our favorite indie folk bands, The Mountain Goats. Plus, RELEVANT Buzz covers a new social media app (that might be way healthier); the vulnerable journey of a Hollywood star; and what does Mumford sound like without the Sons? Find out. * See acast.com/privacy https://acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Become a member at https://plus.acast.com/s/relevantpodcast.

1h 0m
Jul 25
Episode 985: James Vincent McMorrow

James Vincent McMorrow is still learning how to mange other’s expectations, but as he shares with RELEVANT, he’s ready to embrace changes, even if others are hesitant. Plus, the cast cannot stop horsing around during Slices when they dive into new opportunities for the Olympics to grow and a retired lifeguard who’s taking a second lap. And don’t miss the cast's insightful conversation about Creflo Dollar’s recent apology for the prosperity gospel and what it means for the Church. * See acast.com/privacy https://acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Become a member at https://plus.acast.com/s/relevantpodcast.

49m
Jul 21
Episode 984: Michael Cera and George Takei

'Paws of Fury' co-stars Michael Cera and George Takei join us to talk about how their new film is fun for all ages. Plus, the gang tries to figure out Rolling Stone's interpretation of prayer, debunks the recent fentanyl scare and discusses the mental health emergency number. And stick around to the end to hear the most horrendous plane horror stories! * See acast.com/privacy https://acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Become a member at https://plus.acast.com/s/relevantpodcast.

57m
Jul 18
Episode 983: Amanda Cook

Amanda Cook opens up about her new album "State of the Union" and gets honest about her mental health journey. Plus, the gang talks about Subway's new menu update, a new poll that shows Americans' view of the Bible, alternative meat options and unnecessary movie sequels. * See acast.com/privacy https://acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Become a member at https://plus.acast.com/s/relevantpodcast.

43m
Jul 14
Episode 982: John Cho

Actor John Cho joins us to tell us about the important message about grief and family in his new film, "Don't Make Me Go," and navigating a tender story in turbulent times. Plus, the gang is all back together again to discuss Jamie's European adventure, Chris Pratt's recent faith interview, America's declining mistrust in institutions and some very, very bad first dates. * See acast.com/privacy https://acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Become a member at https://plus.acast.com/s/relevantpodcast.

1h 0m
Jul 11
Episode 981: Dr. Caroline Leaf

This week, we're joined by Dr. Caroline Leaf, a renowned expert on the connection between our brains and the rest of our lives. She tells us why Christians should be especially interested in her field of study, and how we can use our minds to impact our spiritual lives. Also, the gang talks about the perks of being able to stand on one foot and how churches are helping people with climbing gas prices. * See acast.com/privacy https://acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Become a member at https://plus.acast.com/s/relevantpodcast.

59m
Jul 07
Episode 980: Kari Jobe and Cody Carnes

On this episode of the Relevant Podcast, the gang is joined by hit worship duo Kari Jobe and Cody Carnes to talk about 'The Blessing' of writing worship music in a pandemic. Also, the gang discusses a new church TV show headed to HBO, Jesse shares about his home repair mishaps and a debate about the wisdom of trusting groomsmen with responsibility ensues. * See acast.com/privacy https://acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Become a member at https://plus.acast.com/s/relevantpodcast.

57m
Jul 04
Episode 979: Rainn Wilson

Rainn Wilson joins us for this brand new episode to tell us about his return to comedy in Paramount Plus' 'Jerry and Marge Go Large.' Plus, the cast discusses the death of Internet Explorer, a new FDA ban on Juuls, America's fast food hidden gems and so much more. * See acast.com/privacy https://acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Become a member at https://plus.acast.com/s/relevantpodcast.

55m
Jun 30
Episode 978: Naomi Raine

Naomi Raine's life has changed tremendously over the last two years, but she's venturing out on her from Maverick City Music. The worship artist spoke with us about her upcoming solo album and how her journey through life inspired her to worship God even more. Plus, the cast tackles Mark Cuban's new medication company, Florence Pugh's newest role, your editorial feedback and so much more fun. * See acast.com/privacy https://acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Become a member at https://plus.acast.com/s/relevantpodcast.

52m
Jun 27
Episode 977: Rev. Jacqui Lewis

This week, we're joined by the Reverend Jacqui Lewis to talk about her latest book 'Fierce Love: A Bold Path to Ferocious Courage and Rule-Breaking Kindness That Can Heal the World.' Also, the gang dives deeper into Cameron's mysterious maritime disappearance and swaps Tom Cruise stories. Also, a round of slices and the debut of our latest game: EGOTTA Be Kidding Me. * See acast.com/privacy https://acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Become a member at https://plus.acast.com/s/relevantpodcast.

57m
Jun 23
Episode 976: Rich Villodas

At a time when it seems like our society is fracturing more than ever, pastor and author Rich Villodas wants to see believers united in their wholeness. He spoke with us about pursuing goodness, kindness and beauty as a way to get back to what we were meant to experience. Plus, the cast navigates their way through the absurdity of ‘Top Gun,’ a humble apology from Lizzo and a study on the decline of women worship artists.  * See acast.com/privacy https://acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Become a member at https://plus.acast.com/s/relevantpodcast.

56m
Jun 20
Episode 975: Lisa Bevere

Lisa Bevere joins us today to talk about God’s fierce love and how we have to spread both love and truth to all of God’s people. Plus, the cast looks into why younger generations are blocking family members on social media, Apple’s new feature to save users from embarrassing texts, Derek’s recent trip to Washington D.C. and so much more! * See acast.com/privacy https://acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Become a member at https://plus.acast.com/s/relevantpodcast.

51m
Jun 16
Episode 974: Dustin Nickerson

On this episode of the RELEVANT Podcast, stand-up comedian Dustin Nickerson joins us to talk about comedy's role in commenting on society (while still being funny). Also, the gang mourns Emily's loss of youth, gets slightly paranoid about the advance of artificial intelligence, checks in the question of the week and tons more. * See acast.com/privacy https://acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Become a member at https://plus.acast.com/s/relevantpodcast.

1h 4m
Jun 13
Episode 973: Jon Favreau

Actor and director Jon Favreau joins us to discuss his new project 'Prehistoric Planet,' the fascinating new science that shaped the series and what's behind our cultural fascination with dinosaurs. Also the gang takes the Danger Zone to the toughest Tom Cruise trivia game of all time and, of course, another round of slices. * See acast.com/privacy https://acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Become a member at https://plus.acast.com/s/relevantpodcast.

59m
Jun 09
Episode 972: Bryan and Katie Torwalt

On this comeback episode, we’re joined by worship leaders Bryan and Katie Torwalt. We talk about the need to be constantly reminded of good news, even if it’s sometimes too good to believe, and how the recent season of life has changed the worship industry. Plus, the crew tackles M.I.A.’s big faith announcement, debunks a troublesome myth and looks at the cultural impact of Stranger Things. And your feedback! * See acast.com/privacy https://acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Become a member at https://plus.acast.com/s/relevantpodcast.

57m
Jun 06
Episode 971: John Mark McMillan

After two years of life seeming at a standstill, it’s time to start looking forward to the future. Singer-songwriter John Mark McMillan shares how we can keep dreaming about what’s coming next while staying mindful in the present. Plus, the cast discusses Taco Bell’s TikTok musical, VR video games and the real-life yellow brick road. And you won’t want to miss the end, when the gang listens to some of the most cringe Christian pop parodies of all time. * See acast.com/privacy https://acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Become a member at https://plus.acast.com/s/relevantpodcast.

43m
May 26
Episode 970: TAYA

As the Australian worship artist steps out with her debut solo album, TAYA shares with us what it’s like to take a big leap of faith, especially when you don’t know where you’ll land. Plus, the cast discusses Biden’s plan to provide high-speed Internet to low-income homes and Christian wine moms who embrace ‘Minions’ meme culture. Stick around to the end, too, when we share some of your deranged dentist stories. * See acast.com/privacy https://acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Become a member at https://plus.acast.com/s/relevantpodcast.

54m
May 23
Episode 969: Hulvey

Christian hip-hop is impressive at the moment, and Hulvey is one artist who’s found a unique lane—combining hip-hop, pop and soul into something truly original. Don't miss our conversation with him. Plus, the cast talks about the greatest Goodwill purchase of all time, an unbelievable OJ-cereal, real-life conspiracy theories and so much more! * See acast.com/privacy https://acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Become a member at https://plus.acast.com/s/relevantpodcast.

52m
May 20
Episode 968: Karen Swallow Prior

In light of the recent Roe V Wade news, we sit down with Karen Swallow Prior to talk about the Christian response and what's likely next for the pro-life movement. She's a professor at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary and has written extensively on the subject. Plus, the cast dives into the absurdity of the ‘Fast and Furious’ franchise, the shocking housing market crisis and a pastor who is suing Kanye. Also, get to know the cast a little better at the end with some Table Topics! * See acast.com/privacy https://acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Become a member at https://plus.acast.com/s/relevantpodcast.

1h 0m
May 16
Episode 967: DeVon Franklin

DeVon Franklin is someone Hollywood needs right now. Our conversation with the TV and film producer shows how he's using unexpected methods to encourage believers to be a light in a dark place. Plus, the cast explores a questionable Oreo science experiment, why dolls are washing up on Texas beaches and how squatter’s rights exactly work. And stick around to the end when Jesse shares his thoughts on some Old Testament life lessons! * See acast.com/privacy https://acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Become a member at https://plus.acast.com/s/relevantpodcast.

57m
May 12
Episode 966: Kel Mitchell

Comedian Kel Mitchell joins us to share about his personal faith journey and how he wants to share his story with us, as well as his partnership with World Vision. The cast also jumps into what should come next following the ‘Roe V Wade’ leak, why Netflix has changed so much and a topic not enough people are discussing: the dentist’s office. Stick around to the end to hear your feedback on what Elon Musk should do with Twitter! * See acast.com/privacy https://acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Become a member at https://plus.acast.com/s/relevantpodcast.

53m
May 09
Episode 965: Christine Caine

Christine Caine joins us today to share how to keep up with spiritual disciplines, even — especially — if you don't feel like it. Plus, the cast celebrates Jamie's birthday and discusses some truly insane Slices, like a marketing scheme gone wrong, an imaginary friend turned killer microwave and a penguin post office. And stick around to the end where the cast gets to know each other a little bit better! * See acast.com/privacy https://acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Become a member at https://plus.acast.com/s/relevantpodcast.

55m
May 05
Episode 964: 1K Phew

Hip-hop artist 1K Phew joins us today to talk about creating a deeper connection between the Church and culture through music. Also, the cast dives into Elon Musk’s recent investment, a new study that shows young voters are growing increasingly apathetic about politics, the Chris Pratt backlash and more. Plus, stick around to the end to hear some your insane home alone stories! * See acast.com/privacy https://acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Become a member at https://plus.acast.com/s/relevantpodcast.

1h 5m
May 02
Episode 963: Dr. Derwin Gray

Today, Dr. Derwin Gray joins us to talk about how Christians can bring justice to the racial divisions in our own churches. Plus, the cast dives into the absurdity of Mr. Beast pranks, the questionable need for a professional baby namer and the dream of living on a cruise all year long. And don’t miss the game at the end—all we can say is it has to do with those insane youth group games we all played. * See acast.com/privacy https://acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Become a member at https://plus.acast.com/s/relevantpodcast.

51m
Apr 28
Episode 962: We The Kingdom

Things get pretty goofy on this new episode! The gang discusses the truth behind Disney Jail, paranormal fish and the greed of air mattress corporations. Plus, they dive into Kendrick Lamar’s new album announcement, AriZona Iced Tea refusing to give into inflation and so much more. And We The Kingdom joins us to share what it’s really like to work closely with family. * See acast.com/privacy https://acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Become a member at https://plus.acast.com/s/relevantpodcast.

1h 3m
Apr 25