Best Religion podcasts — Broad coverage of all things religion (Updated September 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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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
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Series exploring the place and nature of faith in today's world
 
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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
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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
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Podcasts and Resources on the Contemporary Social-Scientific Study of Religion
 
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The RobCast
Monthly+
 
The RobCast is a weekly podcast by Rob Bell
 
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The RobCast
Monthly+
 
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)
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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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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
 
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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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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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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Religion Today
 
Religion Today host Martin Tanner explores the topic of science and evolution and how they relate to religion, including Martin Tanner's views on the theories of evolution and creationism.
 
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All Things Considered
 
Extreme weather earlier this month put questions of climate change back on the agenda - particularly highlighting the weather impact of warming seas, and the effect of human behaviour on the health of our oceans.Hurricane Irma even caused the plane carrying Pope Francis on a visit to Colombia to change its course. On his rather smoother journey ...…
 
Michael Palin meets the Dalai Lama, Diane Cilento turns her back on stardom, an aspiring nun gets thrown out of the Missionaries of Charity, and the Da Vinci Code up-ends Christian beliefs and the scholars come out fighting.
 
An estimated 40.3 million people were victims of modern slavery in 2016, according to new global statistics. David Westlake, CEO of International Justice Mission UK explains the aims of this weekend's 'Freedom Sunday' church campaign.A mum has accused a school of religious discrimination after teachers ordered her son to cut his dreadlocks. The ...…
 
Charlie Mihelich chooses his own religion! Charlie is a writer, improviser, and performer in Los Angeles who hosts Catharsis, a monthly dramatic improv show at UCB Sunset. In this episode we talk about the difference between dramatic and normal improv, the Unitarian commune he visited growing up, his youth group experiences, and what it would t ...…
 
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State of Belief - Religion and radio done differently.
 
We always keep an eye out for inspiring grassroots efforts that find new ways to challenge what all too often seems to be a never-ending torrent of bigotry and intimidation. This week on State of Belief, Interfaith Alliance’s radio show and podcast, we’ll look at one creative response to anti-LGBT activism within the Church of Jesus Christ of L ...…
 
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Thought for the Day
 
22 SEP 17
 
Riva Lehrer's large-scale paintings of so-called "disabled bodies" and the queer community violate convention and encourage people to see possibilities instead of limitations in differently-shaped bodies.By podcasting@cbc.ca.
 
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Thinking Religion
 
Dr. Thomas Whitley and Rev. Sam Harrelson compare their phones' home screens, discuss the relevance of Facebook to political campaigns, and continue the very contentious Bible Bracket Challenge Elite 8 Round to decide the Final Four. It's on. Links: Thinking Religion is creating Podcasts | Patreon Thinking Religion Bible Bracket Challenge - Cha ...…
 
Many people had a deep sense of how broken and divided our country had become post-election this past November. Plenty of programs developed in an attempt to heal these divisions. One that I feel has great potential for making a lasting impact on our nation is the One America Movement, an organization designed to get people to work together and ...…
 
21 SEP 17
 
Ruth Braunstein is the author of Prophets and Patriots: Faith in Democracy across the Political Divide (University of California Press, 2017). Braunstein is assistant professor of sociology at the University of Connecticut. There are many reasons to think…
 
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Ram Dass Here And Now
 
On this episode of Here and Now, Ram Dass reflects on the fundamentals of spiritual practice and being mindful.
 
​​Witnessing Unbound: Holocaust Representation and the Origins of Memory (Wayne State University Press, 2017) is a ​collection of essays and interviews that offer fresh ​insight on the last of the primary witnesses to the Holocaust​. The book interrogates the…
 
20 SEP 17
 
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Religion and Ethics Report - Full program podcast
 
Is the long arm of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan about to reach into Australia’s Muslim community? Meanwhile in Turkey, how is this powerful leader cracking down on Muslims who won’t toe the line?
 
This week we speak with Brian McLaren! Brian is an author, speaker, activist, and public theologian. A former college English teacher and pastor, he is a passionate advocate for “a new kind of Christianity” - just, generous, and working with people of all faiths for the common good. He is an Auburn Senior Fellow and a leader in the Convergence ...…
 
An hour with my daughter, Miriam, talking about parenting, spirituality, and her involvement with Hinduism.
 
Within a few generations after the death of Muhammad Muslims developed complex legal and theological traditions that shaped the boundaries of what was deemed Islamic. In Coercion and Responsibility in Islam: A Study in Ethics and Law (Oxford University Press,…
 
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Thought for the Day
 
19 SEP 17
 
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Beyond Belief
 
The first Gallup national poll into religion was carried out in 1935. Ever since - but especially with the arrival of the internet - pollsters have fed a hungry media the latest statistics about belief in God and church attendance. How important is the polling industry to our understanding of religion? What can the polls not tell us? What is th ...…
 
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Thought for the Day
 
18 SEP 17
 
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The Religious Studies Project
 
We may tend to think of millennialism as something typical of New Religious Movements and christian fundamentalism, but it has a long and interesting history in the Islamic world too. Rob Gleave, Professor of Arabic Studies at Exeter, takes us through the history of Islamic millennialism, and explains how it has been tied up with political even ...…
 
Episode 164
 
Episode 164
 
Religion Today's Martin Tanner examines the inaccuracies of historical accounts of the LDS faith that are available on non-LDS websites.
 
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Joyous a Christian Sorensen podcast
 
www.JoyousPodcast.com Today’s message from Rev. Christian Sorensen was recorded on September 17th, 2017 and is titled: The Evolutionary Lever affirming With Spirit I move all that is in my way! Today we welcomed back the talent and performance of Jami Lula who can be found on his website HERE or on his Facebook page HERE. Come visit us at our s ...…
 
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All Things Considered
 
On All Things Considered this week, Roy Jenkins' guest is a world-famous Christian mission pioneer.As a schoolboy of 12, George Verwer started his own business in New Jersey. At 16, he had 200 people working for him part-time selling fire extinguishers, and he also ran a stamp collecting enterprise. Typical beginnings for many an entrepreneur. ...…
 
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The Spirit of Things - Program podcast
 
Judy Rodgers, a member of the Brahma Kumaris movement, developed IVOH Images and Voices of Hope to change the way the media covers the news.
 
Everybody knows that the Protestant Reformation ushered in what eventually became an era of scientific enlightenment, economic development, and secularization to Europe. Or did it? Prof. Rodney Stark, co-founder of Baylor University's Institute for Studies of Religion, says "Nonsense!" to many of these so-called historical truths as we walk thr ...…
 
New research suggests that a quarter of England's secondary schools are not offering Religious Education, despite the fact that it is a legal obligation to do so. Alex Strangways-Booth reports.This week, Israel's Supreme Court decided that ultra-Orthodox Jews are no longer exempt from military service. Edward explores the importance of this dec ...…
 
For Martin Luther, music, with its power to move emotions, was an “inexpressible miracle” second only to Theology. When people engage in music, said Luther, singing in four or five parts, it is like a “square dance in heaven.” For Heart and Soul, The Rev Lucy Winkett, Anglican priest, singer and Bach enthusiast, takes a musical tour of the Refo ...…
 
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State of Belief - Religion and radio done differently.
 
As recovery gets underway in the aftermath of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma, voices calling for federal relief money to be used for houses of worship are growing louder. This week on State of Belief, Interfaith Alliance’s radio show and podcast, we look at the relationship between the federal government and faith communities following a disaster. ...…
 
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Thought for the Day
 
16 SEP 17
 
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Thought for the Day
 
15 SEP 17
 
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Tapestry from CBC Radio
 
An Orthodox rabbi reaches out to an old friend, who is a lesbian, to help him reconcile views on religion and sexuality. And Rev Steve Chalke says the New Testament actually says nothing against same-sex relationships.By podcasting@cbc.ca.
 
Podcast EpisodeBy admin@gnosticteachings.org (Glorian Publishing).
 
Revolutionary ethics are the conscious use of thoughts, emotions, and behaviors which transform or revolutionize the energy of life in ways conducive for psychological liberation.By admin@gnosticteachings.org (Glorian Publishing).
 
On this episode of the FIRST THINGS Podcast:Senior editor Julia Yost talks with former assistant editor Alexi Sargeant about HBO’s Game of Thrones. Subtopics include dragons and zombies, monarchy and neoconservatism—and the virtues and vices* of the most popular series on television.*Viewer discretion is strongly advised.…
 
Dr. Thomas Whitley and Rev. Sam Harrelson discuss new iPhones, playing the expectations game, and how mobile devices have transformed learning and worshipping. Then, they launch into the "Sweet 16" of the Bible Brackets Challenge. Sorry, Esther. Links: Thinking Religion is creating Podcasts | Patreon Thinking Religion Bible Bracket Challenge - ...…
 
14 SEP 17
 
13 SEP 17
 
Catholic sexual abuse in Australia to return without major reform: report. Evangelical gentrifiers. Australian Assyrian school celebrates 15 years and a lot of success.
 
Guest Info/Bio: This week we speak Kanene and Jason Pipkin, two parts of the band, The Lone Bellow! We talk about the origins of the band, living abroad, seminary, the hardships of pastry school, the dangers of eating hot wings in bed, faith, life on the road, marriage, band babies, and much much more!Guest Website/Social Media:www.thelonebello ...…
 
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Joyous a Christian Sorensen podcast
 
www.JoyousPodcast.com Today’s message from Rev. Christian Sorensen was recorded on September 10th, 2017 and is titled: Jump Time affirming I see as God sees my wonderful Life! Today we welcome back the talent and voice of Bashirrah who can be found on her Facebook page HERE.
 
Sooke Harbor, Vancouver Island, British Columbia. This week's topic: self-esteem and self-awareness.
 
Scholars regularly assert that at Chicago’s World’s Parliament of Religions in 1893 Swami Vivekananda initiated Hinduism in America. Many histories of Hinduism in America reproduce this type of synthesizing narrative. But how was Hinduism defined by Vivekananda and how was…
 
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Thought for the Day
 
12 SEP 17
 
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Beyond Belief
 
It is said that behind every great man there is a great woman. The Prophet Muhammad was married many times; but for 25 formative years, he remained faithful to one woman, Khadijah. She is widely recognised as the First Muslim and her story may be surprising to many non-Muslims. She was a successful business woman. She was considerably older tha ...…
 
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Thought for the Day
 
11 SEP 17
 
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