Podcastees, unite! On the hunt for edification and entertainment in the podcast world? Hunt no further! Listed below are five of my personal favorites – even if you don’t care for all of them, I’m sure you can find something worth subscribing to:
I. THRILLING ADVENTURE HOUR
A staged production written and performed in the style of old-time radio, Thrilling Adventure Hour is live audio theater at its very best. The writing and voice acting are top notch, and you’ll be hard-pressed to find a more creative (or more hilarious) podcast on iTunes. My favorite segments? “Sparks Nevada, Marshall on Mars” and “Beyond Belief”. I can always count on a good laugh when listening to those two. Learn more about the show here.
Sermons, sermon excerpts, “Ask Doug” clips, and other theological media from Christ Church in Moscow, ID. (There’s even more material available at the CanonWired website.) Not sure where to start? Try “Guns, Gun Control, and Resistance to Government Tyranny”. It’s one of the best talks I’ve heard on the subject.
III. THE MOVIEBYTE PODCAST
I am, admittedly, a little biased since I write for the MovieByte website… but you should certainly check it out all the same. TJ and Joseph have 1) an enthusiastic love for movies, 2) a great sense of humor, and 3) an appreciation for good discussion. If you consider yourself a cinephile, this is one podcast you won’t want to miss.
IV. X MINUS ONE
X Minus One is a science fiction radio drama that aired from 1955 to 1958. The first 15 episodes were a continuation of an older show, but the remainder were adaptations of newly published stories by leading sci-fi writers like Asimov, Bradbury, Dick, and Pohl. Hit subscribe and fasten your seatbelt. You’ll know you’re in for a ride as soon as announcer Fred Collins begins the countdown.
V. THE PHIL VISCHER PODCAST
VeggieTales fan or not, I’m sure you’ll find The Phil Vischer Podcast worth your time. Phil and co-host Skye Jethani carry on lively conversations about pop culture, theology, movies, music, books, and more. Heck, you’ll even get to hear Phil play the ukelele.