Welcome to the RLN Podcast Hub, your platform for discovering fascinating and topical podcasts in Rupert’s Land and beyond! Our platform represents those podcasts that are exploring the intersections of faith, religion, culture, and politics. Each week we feature the Editor’s Pick of the Week, featuring a podcast episode offering a fresh perspective on a topical matter!
If there’s a podcast you feel more people should know about (maybe it’s your own podcast!), let us know! We’re always looking for fresh podcasts to feature on the page.
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Editor’s Pick of the Week
Week of: September 7, 2021
Podcast: The Sacred Teachings Podcast: The Season of Ginny
Episode Pick: A Love Letter to Her People
This episode in the seventh season of The Sacred Teachings Podcast explores Ginny’s deep commitment to her Anglican faith and to the self-determining Indigenous Anglican Church.
Listen to the full episode here.
Week of: September 21, 2021
Podcast: Everything Happens with Kate Bowler
Episode Pick: Jenny Lawson: The Art of the Absurd
Our culture’s obsession with hyper-instrumentalization has meant everything has to be FOR something. But when you are facing unfixable or chronic problems, maybe it’s better to do something for no reason whatsoever. Depression, anxiety, and a grab bag of auto-immune diseases have made humourist Jenny Lawson an expert in the art of the absurd. In this conversation, Kate and Jenny share their tips to getting through horrible days, the evils of insurance bureaucracy, the delight of taxidermy, and discovering joy that you don’t have to “choose.” Listen here!
Sacred Teachings Podcast
There is a hidden wealth in this Land. This wealth lies in the wisdom of the Indigenous Elders all across Turtle Island. The teachings, languages, traditions, and stories of the Ancestors are shared in the podcast series “Sacred Teachings”. Highly respected Indigenous speakers are featured in this series, with a different theme for each season, including the sacredness of Creation and finding meaning in a global crisis. Listen to the seventh season, The Season of Ginny, here.
From the Narthex
A podcast from St. Thomas Weston. Have you ever questioned your faith or had pressing questions about the church? “From the Narthex” is a podcast designed to tackle those questions with you. Host Ryan Turnbull interviews a range of guests from both inside and outside of the diocese. Ryan and his guests explore questions of faith, be it forgotten or renewed, and discuss aspects of the Anglican Church along the way. “From the Narthex” is available through Spotify.
Saint benedict’s table Podcasts
Saint ben’s has been podcasting since 2006 and now has close to 500 episodes available online. The parish operates as a publisher of multiple digital content channels. Each channel carries different thematic content.
- From the Table: This channel is designated for what you might think of as being our “in-house” and regular content like sermons, music clips and workshops.
- Ruah: Gifts to the wider church; content largely aimed at an audience of fellow believers. The name evokes the restless, innovative, searching and creative presence emblematic of the Holy Spirit and the sense of discovery and sharing we hope to embody in this content channel.
- Ancient/Future: Gifts to the culture; content aimed at those both within and outside the church. This will feature shows that explore new ideas and applications of the ancient wisdom to which we cleave to the issues, developments and challenges of our present and future society.
The saint benedict’s table podcast is available wherever you get your audio, including Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, and Google Podcasts. You can also listen directly from our host page.
The Millennial Pastors Podcast!
The Millennial Pastor podcast is hosted by Lutheran Pastor team Erik and Courteney!
The podcast is an audio extension of The Millennial Pastor blog. Many of topics discussed on the blog are translated into this audio space. It’s a medium that is a little more conversational and little less staring at a screen!
Pastor Erik and Pastor Courtney talk about doing ministry in the 21st century, about the cultural commutes between generations, and what it means to be “new puppy” leaders in the church. Listen here!
The Prying Priest
The Prying Priest Podcast is hosted by Fr Yuri Hladio, who serves a small Church community in St Maria of Parish Orthodox Mission, in Hamilton, Ontario. The Prying Priest is an interview-based show where Fr Yuri why people believe the way they do. A different guest is featured every week! Check it out on Apple Podcasts.
Everything Happens with Kate Bowler
Life isn’t always bright and shiny, as Kate Bowler knows. Kate is a young mother, writer and professor who, at age 35, was suddenly diagnosed with Stage IV cancer. In warm, insightful, often funny conversations, Kate talks with people about what they’ve learned in dark times. Check it out on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, and Stitcher.
Turning to the Mystics with James Finley
Turning to the Mystics is a podcast for people searching for something more meaningful, intimate and richly present in the divine gift of their lives. James Finley, clinical psychologist and faculty at The School for Action & Contemplation, offers a modern take on the historical contemplative practices of Christian mystics like Teresa of Avila and John of the Cross. Leaning into their experiences can become a gateway to hope, healing and oneness.
You can listen and subscribe to Turning to the Mystics through Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Stitcher or podcast player worth its salt.