Amanda Bast on Appreciating the Present, the Fear of Terrorism vs. Spiders, and Two Books You Should Read Immediately

This episode has been in the hopper for a bit, so don't be mad at us for talking about 9/11 and flooding in Colorado. We start things off strong with a discussion of which gender and sexual orientation is best to get compliments from, an appearance from the famous Mattias Piatt, who provides some … Read more about Amanda Bast on Appreciating the Present, the Fear of Terrorism vs. Spiders, and Two Books You Should Read Immediately

Jay Bakker, Exodus International, and Twitter Wars Between Patton Oswalt and a Youth Pastor

We don't usually drink while recording the podcast since it's usually morning. But this was late afternoon this time, so we all sipped some Great Divide Oak-Aged Yeti and some Fire Mountain Summer IPA. Things...get a little sloppy. I won't give too much away, but some violence ensued, and it's all … Read more about Jay Bakker, Exodus International, and Twitter Wars Between Patton Oswalt and a Youth Pastor

Stephanie Drury, Overly Religious Bakers, Portland is Evil, and Cheerleaders

After a two week recording hiatus, the gang is back together, and Amy starts everything off with a harrowing story of survival and triumph of the human spirit at a female pastor's retreat. Our guest this week is the very funny Stephanie Drury who blogs at Stuff Christian Culture Likes and also … Read more about Stephanie Drury, Overly Religious Bakers, Portland is Evil, and Cheerleaders

Bitcoin, Doritos Locos Tacos, and the Best Strip Club Review You’ll Ever Hear

Is Bitcoin the one-world currency mentioned in the Book of Revelation? Are vegan strip clubs as good as advertised? Are Doritos Locos Tacos delicious? Is Amy Piatt having a bad week? Find out, on this week's episode of the CultureCast! This is a different show than we've ever done. For one, we … Read more about Bitcoin, Doritos Locos Tacos, and the Best Strip Club Review You’ll Ever Hear

Tony Jones, the Celebration of Death, Amy’s Humiliation, and a Fond/Inappropriate Farewell to Brennan Manning

To start things off, Amy has a lovely story in which she was humiliated by other preschool parents. It's worth a listen simply for that. But there's so much more! We welcome Tony Jones, one of the founders of the Emergent Christianity movement, to the show. He and Christian recently attended … Read more about Tony Jones, the Celebration of Death, Amy’s Humiliation, and a Fond/Inappropriate Farewell to Brennan Manning

CultureCast Goes Commando: A Stupid Test on Religion, Game of Thrones, Road Rage and The Beatles

We didn't have a guest this week, so we decided to take a Pew poll on religion. We got all of the questions right! And by "we", I mean "me", because Amy and Christian got one wrong. The poll itself shouldn't be too difficult for listeners, but the statistics afterward about how various faith groups … Read more about CultureCast Goes Commando: A Stupid Test on Religion, Game of Thrones, Road Rage and The Beatles

Christian Marketing, Emergent Knowledge of the Bible, and Whether Rob Bell Deserves Kudos

This week's guest is Dave Palmer, a marketing expert at Dunk Tank Marketing, to talk about The Great American Bible Challenge (which is entering it's second season on the Game Show Network), and why progressives are reluctant to appear on a show requiring Bible knowledge. He also discusses the … Read more about Christian Marketing, Emergent Knowledge of the Bible, and Whether Rob Bell Deserves Kudos

Ian Ebright on Drone Warfare, the Return of “Community”, and Wondering Why Women Love “The League”

After hearing an anecdote about Christian's massive parenting fail (which cost him $75), we welcome our guest, Ian Ebright, a contributor to Relevant Magazine and Red Letter Christians, and founder of Broken Telegraph. He is currently raising funds on Kickstarter for From the Sky, a film on the … Read more about Ian Ebright on Drone Warfare, the Return of “Community”, and Wondering Why Women Love “The League”

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