For the last several years, the Catholic Church has noted an alarming increase in the number of exorcisms performed. And for some of the most disturbing and vicious cases of possession, one priest is often summoned. With almost two decades in ministry, renowned priest Father Carlos Martins has encountered evil in nearly every way imaginable. From Ouija boards and curses to witches and demonic pacts, Father Martins has battled the ancient serpent in many forms. The Exorcist Files are his stories.
Release date: 2023-02-27
1. How Demon’s can take control and how you can make them leave - Not only is this entertaining, it is extremely informative. You learn what prompts a demon to take control ( Hint Sin, Mortal Sin, usually disobeying the st Commandment) and how you can remove that demon. Highly recommend listening to this.
2. Missing the skeptic’s voice - Interesting podcast, but seems a bit one-sided. Like the last episode where they have a psychiatrist and neurologist give their input. I would have been more interested in hearing from people who were previously skeptical rather than ones who were already religious believers. Even if they are experts in their respective fields, it felt like they were just confirming their own religious biases rather than looking a possession through a scientific lens first. This is the first episode that felt like it was proselytizing to the listener as well, and it was a bit off putting.
3. Ridiculous - Exorcism is an unnecessary and harmful form of treatment for mental health conditions. The Catholic Church has been pushing the agenda that people are plagued by actual demons that need to be exorcised in an effort to scare people out of their money for countless generations. The process of exorcism has actually killed people. It’s not therapy. It’s not logical. It’s in no way curative or a replacement for mental health management/therapy. The only demon that exists is the Catholic Church itself.
4. A much needed reminder of good vs evil that is not talked about - I have had the privilege to see the traveling relics that Fr. Martins graciously shares (https://treasuresofthechurch.com) with the faithful at various parishes in the United States. I suppose I was not surprised then that he is also an excorcist, a role that is not normally known about for those that have been put to task with this dirty but ever important task of liberating suffering people. Fr. Martins states Church teaching correctly and clearly shows the power of God. I question if this is sensationalizing this topic, in a dramatized manner, however, in charity I believe that Father is trying to help other realize the battle that many face in the ordinary and supernatural is real. Look up Fr. Ripperger if you want to learn more or even Fr. Malachi Martin.
5. Seriously The best Podcast - It is so intriguing, I just recently started listening to podcasts & have struggled finding one I love. Well found it !! I can’t wait till a new one each week. As a Christian & knowing EVIL is real this just defines Gods power over everything. I can’t put into words how well this is done, the scriptures used to face evil, the descriptions of the people involved, & the knowing that God has won at the end of each episode. Leaves me feeling so Blessed to sever the Almighty !!
6. Great Podcast - I love this podcast. It is so interesting, and I love that it gives the perspective of different priests, as well as medical professionals. Some of the reenactments can be kind of corny because they are played by actors, but they do give value. I also love that each episode is breaking down different parts of and different elements of an exorcism. This podcast never ceases to hold my attention and has helped me understand the process of exorcism, as well as a lot of theological teaching on demonic entities. It is a good contrast to what we have seen in the horror movies.
7. It’s real. - I know that there are a lot of people out there that will say that demonic possessions are fake, made up, and they just don’t happen. In my few times around the block and the circles that I run in, I have encountered a gentleman that worked to cast out demons as well as a real life encounter with a young man who had been possessed as well. A lot of details of those encounters are reiterated in this podcast. I look forward to every new episode and, honestly, I wish that I would have come across this podcast years later so I could listen to the next episode without having to wait all week for the next one to drop.
8. Perfect! - Perfect blend of re-enactments and Exorcism : do’s and don’ts during an actual exorcism. The actors who voice Satan & his demons are scary good. The humble and grace-filled priest grounds the listener in safety. I especially love the anecdotal information that reveals itself during each episode. Each fallen Angel has a nemesis? Joseph was blessed with his own personal Angel who went AWOL. Sad! Lot’s of great new stuff! Ep. is slow and a bit cheesy, but the quality of the production picks up with each successive episode. This is now one of my new favorite pods. Well done to all involved!
9. Excellent! Compelling stories - I absolutely love this podcast, I first heard about it on Charlie Kirks podcast, great re-enactments, well acted and compelling. I was drawn in from the first episode. Sometimes stories like these can be dry or seemingly stuck , sometimes over exaggerated, overly explained or overly simplified .These stories are scary and also uplifting, as we know who already won the battle.:)
10. Great Podcasts - I was not sure what to think when I started the first podcast. Glad I listened! One of the first explanations of exorcism that I’ve heard based in facts!! Reality is way more interesting and informative than fiction. I really enjoy the history lessons into the subject as well as the advice on what NOT to do. Keep it going!!!
11. Phenomenal - This podcast is my go-to for my most recent road-trip. So well done, entertaining but most importantly informational and educational. I am non-Catholic Christian, so it’s interesting learning about how they Catholic Church takes on this dark world. I am so excited when a new episode drops! Keep the great work coming! I hope this podcast helps provide evidence that the Devil is real, which in turn means Jesus is real. So I hope this leads people to seek the Lord. Bravo!
12. Love this podcast - This podcast has been very informative and I have learned a lot. The stories are very intriguing but I love how they stop and explain everything so you understand. Would love to hear more stories and have actually started looking at myself and trying to fix any anger issues or personal demons I face everyday. Thank you!
13. New favorite - I discovered Father Martins on a YouTube show where they discussed his introduction to the priest hood, demons, the oppressed and God’s infinite power and love. It was awesome! I immediately searched for his podcast, and I’m hooked. Im always fascinated by these stories because I can hardly fathom them. God is real, the devil is real and the battle is always waging. Thankfully we have faithful men like Father Martins to help. Keep it coming!
14. Hi - I would say that it’s overall a /! Really opened my eyes to the need to pray for our priests and exorcists and the reality of the demonic world! The only thing I think I would change would be the voice acting, it’s for the most part immersive and gives you an idea of why an exorcism is like without being there but when there’s a backstory of a person being told I think that it’s not really necessary for the most part (though I understand why it is done). Another thing is that the episode updates are a little delayed and unpredictable so it’s kind of hard to tune in and learn more. Keep up the good work! J M J
15. A content tease: overproduced, overpreachy - Could have been fantastic. The hokey dramatizations, the oversimplification of “be faithful and you won’t need an exorcism,” and the frustrating way the first story ended without any insight into the exorcism process or how they did it feels like a bait and switch
16. Incredible Podcast! - This podcast provides some of the most interesting insights into human nature and the inner struggle that all humans face on a day to day basis. It is a bit scary but I appreciate how realistic it is. The demons express their own personality, ideas and emotions… it becomes clear that these are real entities. This sheds much light into the inner thoughts and emotions that may arise within humans and can illustrate just how much our human creativity and personality may actually be influenced by spiritual forces. This show definitely exposes how much power Jesus must have if these ultra-powerful demons must obey Jesus’ command. So happy that this show was produced and will listen to every episode.
17. I was surprised at how much I enjoyed this - I came across this and gave it a chance , after getting thru the st episode I binged the rest of the episodes available, good stuff ! I found it both Informative and entertaining .. not a good listen for anyone who scares easy or ppl who struggle with mental illness .. I hope there will be more episodes available soon:))
Welcome to Oh No, Ross and Carrie, the show where we don’t just report on fringe science, spirituality, and claims of the paranormal, but take part ourselves. Follow us as we join religions, undergo alternative treatments, seek out the paranormal, and always find the humor in life's biggest mysteries. We show up - so you don’t have to.
Release date: 2023-02-27
1. Thoughtful and fun - ONRAC is one of my favorite podcasts to listen to and to recommend. They contain multitudes as people. First off, they are such kind, compassionate, and thoughtful people. They do not sneer at the people involved in their investigations, ever. It is top-form for skeptically-minded people. Despite their kindness, the journalism from Carrie pulls no punches. They have had some really amazing moments of backing charlatans into corners, and she plays it absolutely flawlessly. Ross brings a level of attention to detail that creates a faithful record of the investigation. Also, Carrie has been getting pretty blue with her humor lately, which comes as a hilarious surprise relative to the rest of the tone of the show .
2. People believe weird things! - Everyone believes weird things, Carrie and Ross are here to help us understand what and why and how we get into these weird belief systems by going there themselves. Following this show has helped me to see and examine the weird stuff I believe and to be more compassionate to other folks who believe different weird things.
3. Wholesome investigations! - As someone who wants to understand how people from other worldviews rationalize their conclusions (to the point of joining flat earth debate groups), these two are so refreshing to hear! They are so genuine about what they like and appreciate from their experiences, and approach everything from a non-confrontational standpoint, while still looking at everything with a critical eye and pointing out what doesn’t match the overwhelming body of evidence that science has determined and why. Also, the way that they make honest attempts to recognize that not everyone will be familiar with even the most common of Religious stories is so wonderful.
4. kindred spirits, feels like home - I have been listening to this podcast for years, and just felt the need to express how much I love it. I grew up as an evangelical Christian and have been continuously deconstructing my faith. Ross and Carrie have helped me on this journey, and have also helped me to remember my experience with the church both critically and fondly. Also they love Jars of Clay and so do I. I feel like we could be friends and I love going on all these adventures with them via this podcast. They are so knowledgeable, brilliant, and funny. I love love love this show!
5. These two people will gamely try out your weird thing. - That's what makes this show so fun to listen to. Do they really think that taking a coffee enema will detoxify them? Maybe not, but they will show up and try the thing, and ask questions, and then talk about their experiences. The interview episodes are really interesting as well; they have hosted flat-earth believers, a guy who wants us all to drink our urine, a guy who is sure that owls and aliens are connected to each other, and several people who have left high-pressure religious groups. Also interviews with an expert on anger (Carol Tavris). Carrie's skill at asking important questions is impressive to me. The variety here is great. I recommend the Scientology series, the UFO conferences, holotropic breathing, and the Wim Hof episodes. The (ongoing) series, where Ross attended a homeschooling conference hosted by the Ark Encounter, is also fascinating. Basically, you can scroll through recent episodes until something catches your interest, it'll probably be good. Also, these guys come across as pretty caring and fun people. I enjoy their willingness to try an astonishing variety of strange things (weird diets, ayahuasca, alternative medicines, homeopathy, and lots of religions). They give things a pretty fair shake -- like if Scientology had turned out to be the secret to living a happy life, I think they would've noticed, and taken notes so they could tell us about it later. I recommend this show.
6. even as a leftist... - i think carrie's contempt for religion gets frustrating to listen to. i want to like this podcast because i find it interesting, but they're just so dismissive of any belief that isnt rigorously scientific (in a way that gets annoying and holier-than-thou). and i think it's a little lazy to lump everything religious together -- like yeah some religious stories are absurd and unscientific, but the stories alone aren't harming people. conspiracy theories, extremism, and hate are, so that's what you should be focusing on
7. Just a delight - The thing about Ross and Carrie that makes this podcast work so well is that they just have such an affable chemistry that is so fun to listen to. The subject matter is often mildly interesting to me, but as a skeptic and atheist I more just find it so lovely to hear these warm-hearted, generous, and critical takes on kooky worlds I don’t take part in. Anyone who doesn’t like this podcast is not someone I want to hang out with.
8. Proven Results - I had been listening for years before doing ayahuasca with Carrie and dozens of strangers and then writing an extemporaneous haiku about a haunted doll with mind powers. Two days later my boyfriend of years proposed. Coincidence?! Definitely not. Ross and Carrie: guaranteed to make your goals come true for just a few small payments of…
9. Cloyingly cutesy, cliché bullshirt - We tried to listen to one episode on a topic we were interested in, and instead of getting to the point ever we sat there and listened for minutes learning about their SAT scores, when they left for their road trip, and the singular funny joke about their gay child friend. Defeated, we had to turn it off because it made us hate the Integratron just knowing that they had been there.
10. It’s Kind of a Great Complement to Therapy and Deconstruction - As someone who also deconstructed faith and left the church, I wish I could be as light hearted, mellow, and generous as Ross and Carrie The show is helping me adopt a more amused, but no less rational, perspective when confronted by bizarre beliefs (but first, let me process some trauma, k).
11. Great Show - Most of the negative reviews I have been reading about ONRAC are critizing Carrie for being disrespectful or not having a degree (which she has a master’s degree). To those reviews, first of all check your sexism at the door. Secondly, Carrie has so much grace and patience when interviewing people. I could never do that. Honestly, just wanted to leave this review to boost this podcast. Love it, keep doing what you are doing Ross and Carrie.
12. So entertaining!! - Love, love, love your show!! So entertaining and I have learned about all of these crazy cults and fringe science theories that I am fascinated with. As a side note I was googling Amazing Facts while I listened to you episodes and now their site keeps appearing on my frequently visited sites list on my iPhone, even after deleting it several times!! What the heck??
13. Charming and worthwhile - A very funny and important podcast. Anti science groups and individuals are really negatively impacting our lives, and our hosts debunk compassionately but steadfastly. My only complaint is that they should go more into the cultural appropriation within crunchy/spiritual spaces as a form of harm these groups perpetuate ideally inviting on a guest of the culture being appropriated whenever possible
14. Extremely funny, extremely educational, extremely good - I finally started Oh No after being a loyal McElroy/Max Fun listener for years. This pod is right up my alley and I’m so sad I waited so long. The investigations Ross and Carrie put together are thoughtful, incredibly honest and seem more fair than any other “undercover” journalism I’ve been exposed to. Their banter feels so natural and it’s like I’m hanging with my friends talking about E meters. Highly recommended pod for entertainment and thought provoking content.
15. Funny, Refreshing & Increasingly Relevant! - If you’ve ever had a coworker that regales you with stories of the hollow earth, or you didn’t know what to say to a relative that just REALLY wants you to buy their crystal foot pads— this is the podcast for you. I’ve been listening for years, but after , Oh No! Ross and Carrie became my most listened to podcast, and a huge comfort in my daily life. With the increasingly worrying public attitude to truth and science, ONRAC is a soothing hot drink of relief. Yes, the world is full of wild ideas, but there are fun/fascinating parts to be found in them too! The empathy, curiosity, and wry humor that Ross and Carrie bring to their investigations inspires me to approach my life the same way. (And I just wanna say Carrie’s interviewing skills are out of this world! I used to skip the interview episodes because they gave me the willies, but Carrie’s genuine -yet unflinching- approach makes them some of my favorites now!)
16. A Must Listen - I wish everyone would listen to Oh No! It has actually had a huge impact on my life. As Ross and Carrie investigate religions, pseudoscience claims, conspiracy theories, and spiritual leaders, we learn that there are lots of similarities between these types of communities. Ross and Carrie expose how these groups use the same tactics over and over again to take advantage of people’s emotions and weakness and exploit them for money. And they do all this while making you laugh and taking you along for the ride! I’m so glad this podcast exists! Especially in a sea of podcasts with no backbone, it’s a rare find!
17. Wonderful podcast and hosts! - There is something soothing about listening to Ross and Carrie explore and endure oddities of spiritual life in America. They are excellent journalists and storytellers, and approach each subject with humility while maintaining a sense of humor. Their pragmatism and grounding in reality has been a comfort during unsettling times. And I will never look at OWLS the same way again.
18. Losing Profressionalism - To be honest, I’ve been listening to this podcast for years, but in the last couple I feel the hosts have been losing their professionalism. For one, the episodes have gotten longer, and not because they have more of information, but because they choose not to edit out tangents about random things like one of the hosts’… pooping habits? Really, I don’t care. They are also quick to give criticism, but can’t take it. They have more or less outright said, “don’t leave us a negative review. Don’t send us a critical email.” If you’re going to work in an interactive medium, you have to be prepared for criticism. Most recently, they chose to read a critical letter on air and mock the writer. I’d tell them I think it’s unprofessional, but obviously they don’t care, so I’ll you, the possible listener, instead.
19. Quality Content and Charm - This podcast is the epitome of the meme “I made new friends today”- “real friends or people on a podcast.” Ross and Carries friendship is delightful to listen too complete with snark, random references, and inside-ish jokes. Plus the content is pretty darn interesting too.
20. Be kind to the other side - Their vaccine episode with Claire really gave me the opportunity to step and realize that everyone has reasons for the things they do. And they have allowed me to treat the people I disagree with more kindness and understanding. Thank you Ross and Carrie for always doing so and thank you Claire for your openness.
21. A refreshing look at the weird and wacky - ONRAC hits it on all sides— great chemistry between the hosts, fascinating content, long running gags and jokes, and a completely different look at how we should engage with people who we view as out of their gourds. I think the podcast is definitely best listened to from the start— which I realize can be annoying for some listeners, because they just want to know what’s happening now, but the pandemic has understandably put hold on a lot of the more intensive investigations the earlier episodes brought to us, and the background makes the podcast more enjoyable as a whole. Aside from a few inside jokes, each investigation stands on its own, so you don’t have to listen to an episode you don’t particularly feel drawn to. Cheers for a podcast that’s insightful, compassionate, science-loving and really really funny
22. Nice to laugh while I learn stuff - I heard about "Oh No Ross and Carrie" through "My Brother, My Brother and Me." Once I listened to the epuisodes on G, Anger and a few other I was hooked. The chemistry between them is hilarious, analysis open-minded and funny, the "stuff they experience so I don't have to" fascinating. A smart, witty and informative podcast.
23. Sciences, seances, supremely silly - I first heard this podcast advertised on another show in the Maximum Fun podcast network. I don’t remember the content of the first ad I heard, but I was a little wary as I don’t like paranormal stuff or any new-age woo. Well finally, after a year of thinking they were ghost hunters or something I listened and realized they were journalists/experience people. The more I listened the more I heard their connections to skeptical organizations I recognized and I realized these were my people. Ross and Carrie are a couple of open-minded and curious humanists who try out weird things. They join religions, go to ufo conferences, walk on coals and get long-term skin complications. Yes, they do it all. They occasionally do interviews with people in the wellness or spiritual industries. I find those so hard to listen to. It’s good journalism and Carrie always asks the hard hitting questions but I have to be mentally prepared. It’s like exposure therapy for confrontation and awkward silences. Anyway, I’ve been listening for about years, it’s a great show and you should listen too. I think I heard them mentioned on Skeptic’s Guide to the Universe before as well. I was very excited to hear one of my favorite podcasts mentioned on my favorite podcast.
24. My favorite podcast - This is the podcast I will listen to in any mood. It's a great informative listen with irreverent banter, and the hosts are charismatic, quick with humor, have a super rapport, and they really do their research. I've gone back and listened to old episodes multiple times - some of my favorites are the Summer of UFOs episodes from , the Melissa Scott investigation and the Rhythmia investigation. I can't recommend this podast highly enough!
Spiritual Teachings, where Tami Simon, Founder and Publisher of Sounds True interviews spiritual teachers, visionary writers, and living luminaries about their newest work and current challenges—the growing edge of their inner inquiry and outer contribution to the world.
Release date: 2023-02-23
1. Truly life changing - I have been listening to insights at the edge for almost years on a weekly basis now, and I can honestly say Tami’s thought-provoking conversations, the people that Tami brings on to the show and overall helpfulness of the podcast have been life altering for me and guided me on the path to healing and wholeness.
2. Amazing interviews - You will learn so much about self-development, spiritual practice and teachings, and some great book and audio recommendations from the best teachers of our time. This is one of the very few podcasts I take time with pencil and paper and truly listen deeply. Tamil is a gifted interview and you will enjoy all the questions she asks of her guests.
3. “Mm-hmm” - I love this podcast, I learn so much from it and Tami Simon is a fantastic interviewer. Her “Mm-hmm” responses are the best. Each one is a little different from the next and each “Mm-hmm” gives an inkling of what she’s thinking. Haha…she’s awesome. Thank you Tami Simon and Sounds True for helping to raise the world’s vibration.
4. Sounds True is helping me change my life - I want to start by saying that it is coming up on two years since I happened to stumble upon Sounds True. I honestly can’t even recall now how I came to know about Sounds True, but think it was actually a job listing when searching for jobs in the Boulder, CO area in late . I didn’t get the job, but what I did get was more of a blessing to my life then I could have ever imagined or asked for in the first place. I’ve been listening to the weekly podcasts which I receive via email to my inbox every Sunday morning helping me to build a solid foundation along my healing journey. The Sounds True Founder, Tami Simon, somehow manages to search out, learn about, and interview an ever-growing cohort of inspirational and thought-provoking thought leaders whose individual unique perspectives have left me breathless and in tears of happiness, joy, sorrow, and everywhere in between. I’ve never felt more connected and as a part of a community in my life. So much so that I think I’ve finally decided to take the plunge and commit to a year membership for Sounds True One. The value and benefit I’ve received from the weekly podcasts along with a great deal of additional free content shared after signing up for the Insights At The Edge newsletter are immeasurable and it only makes me want to dive deeper and keep searching and learning. All I can say is Thank you to Tami, Sounds True, and everyone else along the way. Thank you for giving me the courage to be myself and move forward fearlessly. Thank you!
5. Melissa Brown’s Nourishing your nervous system - I thought I’d point out that at ”: Melissa Brown diverts her thoughts in response to Tami’s question, to having lived in Africa. She references knowledge of tribalism, mentions having seen five year olds with kids on their backs etc etc.. and I have to say I was extremely shocked by this switch/comparison and patronising of poor Africans who have have no sense of agency. My first question was why a universal heart grounding session would switch to referencing poor Africans? What is Melissa’s experience of seeing poverty in Africa meant to communicate in this context? I’ve listened to Sounds True for years and I have to say I found it difficult to continue listening. A discussion that was grounded on nourishing and nurturing should not have allowed that statement to stay put without some wise course-correction by Tami. This podcast reaches a global audience of every kind and creed. I hope such statements are queried or interrogated in the future and that guests can reflect on/ and check their own biases and blindspots, even if it means self-correcting in the course of a grounding exercise. The spiritual discourse should really begin to interrogate attitudes towards non-western cultures and ways of being.
6. Dangerous - Hi Tami, As a working psychotherapist who deals with individuals with trauma, I thought Mary Firestone had some valuable things to say. It was clear, though, that she doesn’t work (on an ongoing basis) individually with people with trauma histories, despite her education as a client. Yes, that impressive PhD Holocaust survivor is doing well, but to say that you “choose” victimhood or survivor is dangerous. Most trauma survivors do well, and much of the reason the small percentage (I’ve seen a range of - %, but would check) for people who don’t do well is due to ongoing interpersonal trauma. That is, usually, abusive parent(s). In addition, those of us lucky enough to have had more than one child know that some babies just are more sensitive, from day . I’m very glad that Mary has gotten through her past trauma of sexual abuse, which can be extremely painful. AND (not but) if she had gone through that with abusive parenting, in poverty, she would have likely had a very different outcome. I’m also glad that you brought up $ resources, and wish that you had done so earlier in the podcast. Yes to meditation, EMDR (tapping in), etc., (I would add yoga for trauma, IFS, TIST, and somatic work you can do on your own like the old progressive muscle relaxation) but she basically said that after years of therapy, it was her work with Ketamine and MDMR that provided her breakthrough. Ouch. $. Legality in some places. Clearly this is a woman who has grown up with money and has always had it. Now she takes groups of affluent women to beautiful places, and no doubt does healing work. I’m not saying she doesn’t have a good heart, I’m saying that a focus on words like “choice” and “depersonalization” is dangerous to some people in the abstract. Also, towards the end when you asked about how she deals with anxiety and overwhelm (common emotional trauma symptoms), she said, “I know it will pass” and takes psych drugs. Trauma therapists understand that drugs can be helpful, and sometimes life saving, but generally feel that our AMA culture has an over dependence on meds. We also, when uncomfortable feelings come up, generally ask our clients to sit with those feelings, if they can. If they can’t, we generally recommend that clients accept those feelings and use their bodies to comfort those parts (not just to shake them off). It’s one thing to have a masters in Psychology, but a completely different experience to work for years with people doing their utmost to let go of trauma pain. For many clients, it doesn’t feel like any kind of “choice”. And for that reason, many of us don’t take clients to the Caribbean or start our own lines of perfume; many of us use expensive post graduate training to give clients who can’t afford years of therapy, or whose insurance companies only give them sessions, much reduced sessions. That’s spiritual.
Best Wishes, Susan Hanway, LICSW
7. Like a bell ringing - There have been many times over the past few years when Tami Simon and insights from the edge have felt like a life line, a light in the middle of a tunnel—all the saving metaphors—but today in particular, I needed to hear the clear, calm, intelligent voice of Cheryl Richardson. What a relief to have her confirm that or something is just that, not some treadmill of forever youth I have to climb onto every day. The truth of her understanding rang through me like a bell thank you.
8. Thank you for Oren Jay Sofer - Thank you, Tami, for interviewing the outstanding Oren Jay Sofer. Just hearing his voice had a beneficial, calming-but-uplifting effect on me. Which leads me, also, to express appreciation for the excellent audio quality of this interview. I'm not sure if you've returned to doing studio recordings, or if he just did a very good job of home recording. If the latter, it reminds us of the high quality of remote recording that is obtainable when care is devoted to the technical aspects (good microphone well placed, solid ethernet connection, and lack of noise suppression processing). Hearing his voice with good fidelity and a lack of distortion is not only a breath of fresh air after countless, god-awful pandemic-era home recordings, it helps us better to appreciate his wisdom. Thank you both.
9. Grateful - Insights at the Edge is a regular podcast for me. Tami is very prepared for her interviews. Her guests have a wide range of expertise and she approaches her conversation with an authentic, open and curious manner. She strives to understand the perspective and knowledge of the guest which is helpful to the listener who is new to the topic. There is always an opportunity to learn something new and grow.
10. No Bad Parts except Tami Simon - I was looking for a podcast to learn more about Dr. Schwartz’s new book “no bad parts.” dr. Schwartz was amazing, super informative, calm and vulnerable - just amazing in every way. And I loved hearing about the new book. But Tami Simon interviewed him like she just caught him selling cocaine to a year old. Her tone was so adversarial that her questions felt like she just wanted to blow on our eyeballs. There must be a serial killer somewhere that she could be more comfortable interviewing. Yeah she was just horrible. Dr. Schwartz handled everything beautifully of course
11. Best way to expand your being - The guests have the deepest, most fascinating insights to share. Tami is hands down the best interviewer on the planet. I feel so blessed to be able to listen in on these conversations. My wildest dream is to take a year long sabbatical and live among Tami and her guests, immersing myself in their worlds. My next best dream is my reality: to listen to every podcast and try to implement something I learn each time. Sounds True is a gift to humanity.
12. Disrespectful show notes - I enjoy some of the interviews, but the show notes always only give the first name of the guest, and I find this disrespectful to the guest. Sometimes the guest is promoting a book, or people might want to look for their website. This is not just a one-time oversight, it seems to be how they’ve chosen to write the notes. On the other hand, the host’s full name is always given.
13. The Art Of Holding Space - Tami, I've listened to a quite a few Sounds True podcasts over the past two years as I've been going through a very simliar experience as Matt Kahn explains in The Art Of Holding Space. In this episode he echoes everything I've come to believe is most essential to humanity right now on an interpersonal level. And even more in this episode than some others I've listened to, you are so present, so engaged, and so honest & humorous from a very personal place, and that made the episode really resonate on an emotiopnal level. It drew me right in and touched me in a deeper place. I thank you for what you do with Sounds True - you, through this platform - are holding the space for all of us to listen dynamically and ask the deeper questions we need to answer for ourselves to take us another step on our journey of awareness and healing.
14. The science of Spontaneous Healing - I’m am so grateful for your podcasts, Tami! You choose such timely topics with guests who offer so much insights and knowledge that I can’t wait to receive your email for the next interview.You offer such enthusiasm and in-depth questions in your interview that it misled me want to read the books written. Looking forward to next week’s interview. Thank you!
15. Great content and aggressive interviewing - I love Sounds True and all the work they’re doing. I do believe that Tami’s interviewing style regularly crosses the boundary from assertive to aggressive. The guests, many of whom I’ve listened to on other podcasts, can seem shaken and lose confidence. For me, it does not add value and feels discordant with the spiritual messaging of the podcast.
16. Always inspiring - I listen to Insights at the Edge on my morning commute to work. It always leaves me completely inspired. Tami Simon has amazing cutting edge thinkers on her show, and she’s a grounded, personable interviewer that interviews w dignity and respect for her guests, and listeners. I’ve been listening for so long I feel like she’s a friend. My favorite to date is her conversation with Dr. Akomolafe. It was a beautiful thought provoking conversation and he provided a much needed profound framework to view these chaotic, tumultuous times we are living in. Thank you Tami for your vision in creating sounds true and this podcast.
17. Absolutely LOVE Deb Dana - I’ve LOVED your conversations with Deb Dana. As a therapist in an all-male prison, I appreciate conversations being had surrounding the nervous system. I work with a population of dysregulated nervous systems and I love learning all I can on how to help my clients. Took soooooo many notes. Thank you for creating these conversations.
18. This Is My First Fan Letter - Ever! - Dear Tami, Thank you for knowing how to ask interesting people the most interesting questions. Thank you for your open mind. I especially appreciate that your open mind includes openness to skepticism. Thank you for accompanying me on many walks especially throughout the pandemic. Walking in the woods and listening to an episode of Sounds True has become my favorite spiritual practice.
19. A trusted guide on your spiritual journey - Whenever someone asks me where to start on their spiritual journey if they are busy and “don’t have time” I recommend Tami Simon and Sounds True - especially beginning with the podcast. I’ve had the privilege of time (due to health issues) for intensive study and embodied practice, and I understand the lives of those who cannot (or even choose not) to dedicate themselves. So much can be learned in these incredible one hour gifts of wisdom! Thank You for these!
20. Add last names to descriptions please - I love this podcast and have been listening to it on and off for many years. But the guest’s full name is not in the description or title which makes it harder for me to find out who the person is and decide if I want to listen or not. It also prevents the podcast from being found if someone searches for the person in the podcast app—I do this a lot when there’s a new book out and I want to hear the author before deciding to buy the book.
21. Has become so whitewashed. So disappointing. - I used to listen to this show frequently. Rarely missed an episode. I was so encouraged by the fact that Tami and sounds true didn’t seem to shy away from the hard stuff: racism, white supremacy, privilege. But then it seems like something shifted. I get the sense that someone somewhere decided “this is too hard. We risk offending our base” and now the episodes are the same old new agey, often spiritually bypassing, not really addressing the hard stuff, sort of shows. With guests who are white and advantaged and honestly I’m tired of this. It is out of touch with what we really need to be exploring, digging deep into, undoing, and re-learning. I’m disappointed because I really thought Tami and Sounds True were going to be leaders in this paradigm shift. I find the same dynamic in their classes and programs as well. I’ve been a fan for years. Time to move on.
22. Discovering Sounds True - Thank you so much to you Tami and to your entire company! I always believed in spirit God as a little girl however my parents didn’t raise me in a religion so I was always a seeker. Drawn to the Catholic Church in high school and ended up marrying a Jewish man. I mostly practice Thw spiritual mind and had a strong interest in Tibetan and Buddhist literature. However it was after listening to Eckhart Tolle about times right before Covid,Where I somehow saw the ego and was able to see the Misery that I created from my mind. I became free of suffering. And that’s when I discovered your channel.I listened to a podcast every night going back three years.This was a phenomenal experience for me because most of it I could finally understand but all of it I could use and relate to. I am in awe of the foundation that you have started and hope to be able to make a contribution to that as well. Blessings to you for following your dreams and making such a wonderful company!!
23. Best podcast on living well and deeply - I love Tami’s interview style- honest, sincere, and well-prepared. I’ve learned so much about relationships, personal growth, sobriety, etc. The wisdom and compassion from this podcast complements my personal spiritual practices (yoga, meditation, reading, spending time in nature, and listening to music.)
24. Beautiful and profound information - Absolutely love sounds true and their mission as well as the guests they interview. So much great knowledge. The only critique I have is that the interviewer frequently responds to the interviewee with “alright but” or “ok but” which feels like all the profound lovely information just shared is negated and they were answering the question wrong which I feel isn’t the case. Just a little distracting for me. Great podcast none the less!
A weekly podcast on topics related to astrology, hosted by professional astrologer Chris Brennan. The purpose of the show is to provide discussions ranging from explorations of specific astrological techniques, to treatments of issues pertaining to the history and philosophy of astrology.
Release date: 2023-02-23
1. Politically Pandering? - In the Aquarius episode, Chris and co-hosts had a refreshingly frank discussion on the complexity of polyamory. It was thus surprising Chris later assured his audience he wasn’t “criticizing” the practice [of polyamory]. I’m sure it’s a well-intentioned gesture, but speaking critically on a complicated topic is not the same as bashing it—a fact I’m sure Chris understands given he speaks frequently about politically fraught topics (e.g. free vs. hate speech, gendered vs. neutral language) without engaging in a similar kind of “I’m not criticizing” throat clearing. This is not a knock on Chris’s political views—he’s entitled to them via the beauty of our First Amendment (as we all are). But if Chris is more concerned about pacifying the progressive sect of his audience—rather than speaking honestly about a complex topic—doesn’t this suggest his astrological interpretations are clouded by politics and therefore not well-informed? Viewing life thru a politically polarized lens will rot the integrity of his vast scholarly contribution to the field. And that would be a real shame. Chris—from one data-driven Aquarian to another—you should look into academic studies on political perception gaps and hidden tribes. You’ll likely feel much less anxious after doing so.
2. THE BEST - Chris and team (and Lisa), This podcast is the best astrology podcast!
This podcast nurtures my Aquarius Moon and goes to the depths my Scorpio Mercury requires. Thank you for your hard work and dedication to providing consistently reliable content that is grounded in research and inquiry. Truly amazing work, when I grow up I want to be like you And if I’m ever in Denver during the second weekend of the month I’ll make sure to make an appearance at the Astrological Meetup!
3. fading fast - there is a lot of great information on this podcast, and a lot of free information -- though the host is very quick to limit and try to capitalize whenever possible, and that seeps out very clearly in a rather off-putting fashion-- but the editions are really tanking lately with mediocre guests, as the host himself becomes more and more overtly political. perhaps the planetary light that once shined brightly here is dimming, speedily.
4. Good - Not everyone who listens is a liberal, please stop the left wing bias. Austin at least tries to be balanced, or less gullible,but Chris has to impose his leftest, Trump derangement syndrome bias on his interpretations. It’s been proven now, Democrats are corrupt & used propaganda to influence the election.
I will give stars when podcast becomes aware of right or conservatives in audience. Kudos to LeoKing for representing the right.
5. The best - This podcast is truly a gift. I love that it’s accessible for any level. Whether you’re just starting out or an established astrologer, there’s something for everyone. I’ve always been into astrology but I was a true beginner when I started listening to the astrology podcast. Keep listening. I have learned sooooo much!
6. Wow I love this it helps a lot - When you were talking about Taurus I’m a Taurus and you starting filming may th which happens to be MY BIRTHDAY!!!!!!!!!!!! I can’t stop it’s amazing I wish that you could pick a person listening to this podcast and we’ll base a podcast off there zodiac and them, I love your podcast but I would add a peaceful sound in the back -Taurus
7. Best astrology podcast out there - Chris is an extremely informative, thorough and educated astrologer. I love the variety of astrological topics he explores. I appreciate how much time Chris puts into this podcast. I am incredibly grateful for all that I’ve learned. This is my favorite podcast. Each episode feels like a treat.
8. Wonderful - A truly great, and very thorough introduction to various astrology topics and subtopics. The host, Chris Brennan, is so incredibly knowledgeable on this topic and his guests are equally so. A podcast you must check out if you are wanting to learn all you can about astrology and immerse yourself in the topic!
9. Good information, but beware - First, I want to preface this review by saying I’ve been a long time listener since . Over the past year especially, though, this has become evident to me: I feel that Chris and some of the astrologers he brings on the show are spreading hazardous information. We are all human, and entitled to opinion (if you consider blindly accepting whatever the media tells you an “opinion”. We are also not perfect - however, I feel that listening to his show nowadays is a constant process of having to weed out lies and misleading information. I’m not implying that he is doing this maliciously or even has any awareness of this at all (he is a Scorpio, after all — we all understand the Scorpionic proclivity towards darkness, unconscious or not. ) You can’t be an accurate astrologer and get your sources of information about global news from mainstream/social media. I hear him say a lot especially he “heard on Twitter…” I believe it is reckless behavior, especially considering his large audience. Obviously he is extremely intelligent in a left-brained kind of way — and he has a lot of skill in the art of astrology — which is why it’s disappointing that he is, at the same time, so misinformed. It takes away from his ability to really see the big picture. I’ve learned a lot from him and his platform over the years so I want to say thank you, but I also felt I needed to come here to warn potential listeners. If you read this Chris I hope you have an open mind and can self-evaluate. I unsubscribed after the most recent monthly forecast (August). Thanks.
10. Tone Deaf White Men - This is a difficult rating. Although there is good astrological information presented with some historical examples of transits and past history (albeit highly cherry-picked and random w/put fact checking), the hosts are both white men in their s and seem lost as to how to include other voices. This episode was especially difficult to listen to as one host argued that abortion had not been overturned in many states but the future was “uncertain,” and had to be corrected by the other host that it was actually banned many places. It feels dated and the historic examples used seem random anf plucked out of thin air versus any well-researched (or at all researched) examples.
11. Can’t Recommend Highly Enough! - I’ve been listening to this podcast for years and can’t believe I’ve never left a review! Chris is brilliant, yet so masterfully breaks things down so they are easy to understand. His guests are the best of the best and I learn so much from each and every episode! Love this podcast! I feel smarter each time I listen!
12. Problems with Austin the Mansplainer - Dear Chris, You are such a gem. Thank you for all that you bring to the astrology community. I have learned so much from you and really appreciate your deep dives and fascinating guests. However, I had to stop listening to the forecasts (which is such a bummer) because I can’t deal with Austin’s obnoxious mansplaining. I know he has mercury in Aries but it cannot excuse his cringingly know-it-all, misogynistic way of communicating, especially with Kelly and Leisa. It actually hurts to listen to everyone stroking his ego as he interrupts and repeats points that have already been made, mostly by women. Someone needs to talk to him about it. Seriously. Otherwise, this podcast is so amazing and generally addresses social justice issues really well, which is great, especially considering that you’re often dealing with archaic subjects and ideas. I love the way you interweave the old with the new.
13. Love Chris but wish Austin wasn’t so prevalent - Chris is a valuable asset to the astrology community. This podcast is such an incredible undertaking and he continues to impress with the guests and knowledge he provides us all. However…Austin is so absurd. Why does he interrupt everyone so much? Also, it’s so much worse with women. He interrupts women and takes their point and presents it as his own so frequently it’s almost comical that he doesn’t have the awareness of this behavior. He’ll interrupt as Lisa or someone is ACTIVELY making the point, to mansplain and speak over her as if it literally isn’t occurring to him that she’s saying exactly that. He really should listen to the podcasts again to see just how insufferable he really is. How is any one person so annoying and literally the embodiment of the “actuallyyyyyyyy” meme. Ugh I know y’all are friends but get rid of him, Chris. I almost always skip the episodes he’s on which is disappointing because they’re all the forecasts
14. The planets series - That series was so freaking amazing and I’m wrapping up now with Pluto & Richard Tarnas and I think my brain just exploded. (In addition to my heart bursting with so much admiration and respect for such beautiful stories, recollections and explanations). Thank you so much for sharing this work. Makes me feel so good about being a giant nerd!!!
15. Deep dives - It’s hard to imagine there being a more informative podcast on astrology. I haven’t missed an episode in a year. The recent episode with Ray Grasse touched on so many important things; I’m on my third listen now. I’ve been doing astrology almost years, and this show has really helped me catch up with the e traditional revival — while not discounting the modern approach.
16. All you need - I’m a professional astrologer and consider this my reference library for all questions pertaining to reading birth charts. Yes some of the episodes can be a little tedious at times. This is due to Chris’ thoroughness and i consider it a fair trade off considering the accuracy and breadth of the material.
17. Very long episodes - I love that this podcast exists and when I have it in me, I learn so so much. I just wish the episodes were a bit more concise and to the point. I find myself hitting the fast forward button because I just want to “get to the good stuff.” It feels a little daunting to play an episode when I know it’s going to be super long and kind of dry. I’m still on the hunt for the perfect Astro podcast. I truly thought this was it but I just find myself kind of bored.
18. Amazing - I have learned more from this podcast than I even knew was possible and I am so incredibly grateful. Thank you all for all your hard work on this. Also, just finished the Mars episode and can confirm (on a personal level anyway) the statements about abrupt friendship endings for Mars in the th.
19. Deeply Informative about Tons of Astrology Topics, - This is an incredible podcast. Chris Brennan is very scholarly in his own treatment of astrological research and information (his book is incredible) and his high standards are also apparent in this podcast. He welcomes a huge range of guests - some quite famous- and covers a wide variety of topics. I recommend this podcast for anyone from the deep astro nerd to the casual toe-dipper who just wants the monthly forecasts. Also, can I just that Chris has a really nice speaking voice.
20. Thank you - I have been following astrology for over years. This is easily my favorite show on any platform. I love the monthly forecasts but this show is a treasure trove of amazing material to strengthen your knowledge delivered in a beautiful way. Thank you Chris for your hard work and of course I love the mainstays and guests as well.
21. Needs better guest speakers - I love this podcast, it’s super in-depth & the information it provides is invaluable. I look forward to each episode & learning more about astrology. However, the host is super monotone & tends to pick guests who are also monotone/not really interesting/have nothing to contribute & it makes the whole thing really unlistenable. It’s hard to get through all of the “uhms” & “yeas”.
22. Proper Astrology Lectures - I discovered this podcast after enrolling in an overpriced astrology podcast (over k - mentioning it for perspective and because for me that is a lot of $$$ and I’m almost done paying my cc). This FREE podcast taught me and is teaching more than what I got out of that class. Look for all of their timeless episodes about the signs ( parts) the houses (two parts) and planets (on going)These gave me a better understanding of the complexity that is astrology. I am now an aspiring “whole house” with traditional ruler ship astrologer. I support it via Patreon. Chris with Leisa, Austin and Kelly and all the guests and topics that Chris brings keep inspiring and teaching me. Check the website and YouTube to get more.
23. Best astrology podcast out there - Full on classes, lectures, fascinating interviews and debates. You can learn so much from this podcast and Chris is a wonderful host who brings out a diverse array of astrologers. Much love Chris, you are a wonderful human being. Many blessings for your continued success in this work.
Join the New York Times bestselling author of The Untethered Soul and The Surrender Experiment for this free series of five curated teaching sessions, recorded at the yoga and meditation center known as Temple of the Universe.
Release date: 2022-04-25
1. I learn the theory and practice here - I’m so grateful that I can listen here and apply this to my daily life. Then,come back here and remember and say, “ohhhhh yeah, okay next time….”
Thank you Tami, thank you Michael, thank you God and Divine Masters, Sri Yogananda, Sri Yukteswar I can breathe, I can become aware and choose again.
2. Beyond grateful - Came upon this Podcast as if the Universe sent it to me when I truly needed it. I’ve listening to the whole series many times. Michael’s words and message resonate unlike what I’ve ever heard before (and I’ve heard a lot!) I’m putting his lessons to work and finally hopefully to be free of the mind that has held me prisoner for so long.
3. Absolutely life transforming /shaping - In my quest for uncovering who I am and what is my purpose and after multiple high anxiety painful experiences, I ran into his book “The untethered Soul” and then this podcast. I have been listening, taking notes, practicing and listening, observing. It’s only been a week but I can start to feel something happening which is heart warming and exciting. I highly recommend taking a dive to finding peace even among chaos.
4. Michael Singer - I would love hearing what Michael has to say- if he would but speak a little slower. In person-talk racing faster than the speed of light is okay because I can see the face of the person and read their lips and get on the excitement train. Trying to follow him on this podcast is totally irritating. Sorry. The content is good, what I’ve forced myself to listen to several times in a row before I had to turn it off.
5. I can’t stop listening … - …. Erm, does anybody know if Michael Singer got a listening device and implanted it in my skull???! WOW! How is he this insightful??! What a BRILLIANT and fun and real and beautiful teaching!!! Thank you so much Mr Singer for your incredible work !!!!! I have listened to all the episodes twice !!
6. Life changing! - I just read The Untethered Soul and had to listen to Michael Singer’s podcasts! I can’t get enough. Light bulb moments constantly. So good!!! I just purchased the Guided Journal too! I feel like I can learn so much and work towards a much brighter future… without that voice in my head that drives me crazy!
7. My new FAVORITE podcast! - I absolutely love all of Michael Singer's work. I have listened to all of his books multiple times over the years and sought out every Youtube video, course, obscure lecture, etc. I can find that shares his wisdom. Each time I listen (no matter how many times I hear it) I learn something new or I go deeper into my understanding of how I work. I love the metaphors shared (like the bird in the water) - so powerful. And, I feel like he’s the only one who gets what it is like to live in my head. THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU for creating this podcast. I’m so excited. I just discovered it yesterday and I’ve already listened to all three episodes that are out. Guess I should have paced myself. Oops. Can’t wait for the next one! :) If you’re looking for new episode ideas: I’d love to hear a few real-world examples and Q
8. Enlighten being. Thank you Michael singer - Nothing has come close to how Michael Singer explains everything I am so grateful for your teachings. I am truly practicing and changing with the information you have provided. I finally got all the answers and clear all the prior confusion that permeates in the self help industry
Clear, concise, free
No silver bullets, magical pills
Understanding how to do the work and what actually works and why has made all the difference Thank you!!!
9. Finally understood how my mind works - I came out of the first podcast sympathising with my mind having all these repetitive useless thoughts like I did for the bird fighting the chopped water. A great analogy by the way. From the beginning I was just thinking when will this bird fly. It dawned to me what you said that bad things happen to us but instead of letting it pass we dissect it, analyse it, resist it, wanted it changed, want to feel we have the upper hand, we are too proud …. If we let it pass for what it is, our mind will be clearer for greater things. Liked also your example on how compliments give this good feeling which sometimes we again overrate :) Thank you Michael Singer. You are unique in your way. Long to fly. Looking forward to the next episodes and discovered you untethered soul. Stay well
10. No words can describe his gift. - There are no words to describe what Michael Singer has done for me. I took his course I listen to his YouTube‘s I listen to his podcast. I am so grateful that the universe lead me to him last year. I have had a year of growth and still going strong. Thank you thank you thank you.
The Catholic Gentleman is a show for Catholic Men on the topics of living with virtue and holiness in the modern world. Featuring interviews and commentary, the show seeks to provide practical insights for men of all ages. Episodes are released weekly. View and Listen to Previous Episodes - https://catholicgentleman.com/all-episodes
Release date: 2023-02-23
1. Manhood Merges with Sainthood for Manly Men - This podcast has been a huge blessing for me. I found this a few months ago and I’ve been hooked since. It has helped me flip the switch on realizing that I’m not the man I thought I was. The views and perspectives in this show gives a fresh vibe and meaning to what a man should aspire to be. I would encourage anyone not just men to listening in on some awesome topics they discuss. God bless everything that these gentleman are doing now and in the future. Truly inspiring!!
2. Be a man. Be a SAINT! - Stumbled upon this podcast just a week ago and really love all the episodes I have listened to so far. This podcast and IG also lead to a chain of events ended with me going to confession after years and back to Mass and receiving the Eucharist.
Really love the episode with Trey plumber. He’s a barber from Arkansas and so am I so I really loved his perspective
3. This podcast feeds me as much as Sunday mass! - I cannot recommend this podcast enough! After the Lanky Guys folded I struggled to find another podcast to help feed me during the week… the Catholic Gentlemen podcast has been a god send. As a frontline worker, they have nailed topics dear to me from deep ones like mental health to light hearted topics like cooking! While distance may physically separate us I am eternally grateful to these brothers for being consistently used by the spirit and encouraging my growth in faith.
4. True Catholics and True Gentlemen - I can’t begin to thank you both enough for the difference your mission has made in my life! As a Cradle-Catholic that never truly knew his own faith…. More than words could say, your Show, Mannerisms, Faith, and Guests have helped me to die-to-self and become truly on fire for God! I’d heard not to be lukewarm for the Lord, but I never knew how to burn brightly for his salvation. Thanks to you Sam and John; now I do! May God Bless you both and your families also.
Rabbi Daniel Lapin reveals how the world REALLY works and reminds us that the more things change, the more we need to depend upon those things that never change.
Release date: 2023-02-25
1. Higher Calling - In this day and age of hyper partisan politics, it’s refreshing to hear from someone with a perspective derived from fundamental values. His wisdom gives the listener a perspective on life that reflects the wisdom of thousands of years of human experience. I wonder how much better my life would have been if I had heard Rabbi Lapin when I was a young man. Better late than never! Thank you Rabbi Lapin for sharing your Jewish wisdom.
2. Wisdom Is Invaluable - Whether you are religious or not Rabbi Lapin has valuable insight. Even if you can find something to disagree with (not easy) you will gain insight by re-examining you preconceived beliefs. The key point here is to be aware of when you are just acting in accordance with what is easy vs being thoughtful and deliberate. The latter is always to your advantage even though it takes more effort. Live your best life by making thoughtful choices rather than just doing what is easy.
3. I was hopeful - I’ve read Rabbi Lapin’s books and share many of his values regarding faith, family and finances. My husband and I raised children who are thriving and have sound fiscal judgement. We are starting a business in addition to holding primary jobs. Our church demonstrates and preaches excellence in the areas above. The rub is we are black. After listening to your lower class vs upper class assessment it became painfully clear of your racist slant. At one point you claimed race isn’t an indicator of class, but soon after made a sweeping judgement that the majority of blacks were lower class “had poor values”. This isn’t true and I refuse to accept this damaging rhetoric. I’m disappointed you didn’t include the industrious and ambitious black immigrants from the Caribbean and West Africa as part of the “upper class”. They arrive on our shores to take advantage of educational opportunities and create businesses. My grandfather was one of those immigrants. While I understand black people in this country are disproportionately represented in prisons and on welfare, It is also understood how egregiously biased laws, caste like social constructs and blatant violence toward someone for having brown skin can stagnate progress. And despite it all blacks are contributing mightily to this nation. I am black with high values and there are many like me.
4. Fresh air - Dear Rabbi Lapin, Thank you for your insightful speeches; your wisdom should be heard by all, as you are truly a breath of fresh air in a world where so many opt for filth. I am a Christian, but my two closet friends are Jewish. They are amazed that I know so much about their faith, yet they do not realize how close it is to my very own. Keep lighting the way. My wife and I enjoy listening to you and I love it when I catch you on Glenn’s show from time to time. G-d bless you always.
5. Masterful Speeches - Dear Rabbi Lapin, I wanted to express my gratitude for the masterful speeches that you make available in your podcast. I enjoy sharing your wisdom (citing your name, of course) in discussions with my family, my Chabad Rabbi, the Director of my Pastoral Counseling Program, and my friends. Thank you for all you do. May HaShem bless you and your family.
6. How the World Rrrrrrrreally Works - I read Thou Shall Prosper years ago and it positively changed my life forever. I then discovered this podcast and have since listened to every episode. The rabbi doesn’t sugar-coat anything with politically correct cowardice. Every episode is full of wisdom. If you listen to this podcast you will definitely see a positive return in your time invested.
7. Woah! - This is the podcast I’ve been looking for my entire life and didn’t even know about it! Biblical wisdom combined with intellect and knowledge of how our world rrrrrrrealy works. It is so amazing how every episode, no matter the topic, edifies and strengthens my belief in God. I grew up in a truly Christian home, with God-fearing parents and strong knowledge of the Bible. The public schools’ and universities’ strong stands on feminism, fluid gender, and other philosophies tend to murk your beliefs. I am so happy that Rabbi Daniel Lapin is so strong in his stance and supports every idea with reasoning, the Bible, history, science, and common sense! Thank you!!
8. The Timeless Principles are Essential to Know - I urge you please, listen to this podcast. I’m a Christian. It doesn’t matter if you’re secular. The timeless principles Rabbi Daniel Lapin teaches will only enrich your life. If you’re living in mediocrity and obscurity, he’ll explain why and you’ll see there’s no one else to blame but yourself. There’s no political correctness. He tells you how it is and doesn’t hold back. I’ve had to sit in silence after many of his podcasts, realizing I need to make some serious changes in my life whether it be my habits, perception, beliefs, decisions etc... a lot of your attention will be turned inward and it may not be an easy pill to swallow. Good work Rabbi I can’t thank you enough.
9. As a Christian, You Need a Rabbi! - If you know anything about Rabbi Lapin, you will be familiar with at least half that title. I added the “As a Christian” part because I am, and I find Rabbi Lapin’s teaching immensely enriching to my Christian faith. Rabbi Lapin speaks in terms of the “Ancient Jewish Wisdom” of The Bible. When you think about it, what was one of the things Jesus was teaching? That it was time to bring the teachings of the Holy Scriptures to the rest of the world. He was not in conflict with that, He was in conflict with the religious leaders of his day. Rabbi Lapin, as a leader of the American Alliance of Christians and Jews, is certainly to say the least not going to say anything that Christians find objectionable. Far from that he’s going to give you insights that will clarify your understanding of what we Christians call The Old Testament.
10. Life Guidance & Wisdom - Rabbi Lapin’s podcast is entertaining, enlightening and educational. I appreciate that I may listen to it with my year old son and year old daughter in the car without concern for the language or how the manner in which things are said. My loves the tag line and mimics the “How the world reeaally works!” I have learned much. Thank you Rabbi.
11. Enlightening - This podcast is a gem. A conservative rabbi with sane, common sense thinking delivered with rabbinic knowledge. The vast majority of rabbis are progressive so it is refreshing to listen to a conservative Judaic philosophy. Plus the coverage of everyday problems that we all struggle with is invaluable. Anyone with conservative values would enjoy and benefit from the Rabbis podcast. The occasional intertwining of biblical wisdoms is very welcome.
Hosted by former ESPN Senior Producer Jason Romano, Sports Spectrum is an interview driven podcast that features stories on the intersection of faith and sports.
Release date: 2023-03-06
1. Very Impressed! - I just heard about this podcast at the Arise with the Guys event in Minnesota. What an awesome idea! I listen to many podcasts about God’s Word, but this is the first podcast that focuses on how God impacts people that we have heard about in sports. I’ve listened to the last podcast available and the first one, and I’m so impressed that I will start listening to all that are available on Apple Podcast. Thank you! And keep up the Good work!
2. Life changing - Sports and Faith have been huge aspects of my life. However Sometimes along the journey i felt conflicted between the two. Listening to Sports Spectrum since has helped me find alignment and Purpose in Jesus Christ. Sports is such a great way to bring Jesus into the conversation. I feel more aligned and convicted in my faith and bringing that to the soccer pitch.
3. Great Show - Real conversations and great interviews. It’s refreshing that Jason has such a great knowledge and background in sports. Also doesn’t hurt that he grew up a Mets fan and has had his (Straw) and my (HoJo) favorite players ever on the show, Thanks for doing it! Keep up the great work! God bless!
4. Positive, Insightful, & Inspiring (Favorites: David Stein & Joe Champion!) - This podcast has become one of my favorites, with interesting people who have dedicated themselves to an endeavor at a level that most of us couldn’t comprehend, and their personal encounter with God through their life journey. The story/testimony of David Stein should be heard by everyone. His story of looking for God, and not finding Him where he was looking, is a situation that I believe many atheist have encountered. Another personal favorite is Joe Champion. I heard Joe speak at a conference in Sacramento back in . Joe was the only speaker I remembered. Four years later, immediately upon our move to the Austin area, my wife is invited to an event at Celebration Church. She returns telling me, “you have to check this place out.” She felt The Spirit like she’s never felt it before. When I attend, I’m simply thinking of the pro’s & con’s of a “big church,” then I see Joe Champion and realize, “that’s the guy I saw in !” God is speaking through this man, directly to my wife & I, as we’ve dealt with serious difficulties in our relationship. We’ve left services at Celebration looking around at others wondering, “Is God speaking to them too, or are we the only ones who are being spoken to so specifically?” God has blessed us through Joe Champion, and we’re very thankful for the growth through his teachings, and the fellowship at Celebration Church. Now, he’s on Sports Spectrum too? Awesome!
5. Bringing Men together - Jason and SS, thank you for a platform that gave life to my small group. Listening to stories of athletes that we watch and admire and sharing our same struggles truly helps men and women open up. This morning I listened to the Danny Kanell episode. Mr. Kanell was worried about rambling, I hope he realizes that he was real, genuine and that is why we connect with him on TV and radio. He says he is not perfect and wants to get better at sharing his faith, that is exactly what we are all striving for. Thank you Jason and SS for such relevant and useful content, You are making a difference.
6. Episode - Tony Dungy - I always enjoy the Sports Spectrum podcast. Glad Jason was able to get Coach Dungy who is one of my favorite folks. I enjoyed hearing the reason behind the scriptures in Coach Dungy’s autograph. I also enjoyed the story Jason shared at the end about how one simple question by Coach helped him start living his faith better every day. Give it a listen.
7. interview with Tony Dungy - I loved your event interview with Coach Dungy as all of your interviews. What I really like is it reminds me of always focusing on the mission in life before the position. When Jesus is first as our mission we can enjoy our position no matter what. The positions in life will change but not the mission to live Christ like.
8. Coach Dungy - I only recently started listening to this podcast and have enjoyed it, but this interview with Coach Dungy is probably in my top favorite episodes. He is such an incredible figure in football, but this interview just reminds us that he is the type of man and leader that you want to follow, whether you’re a Christian or not. I also enjoyed how Romano shared a story from a years back of how Coach Dungy had a bit of an impact on Romano’s faith. Great way to end the episode!
9. Very insightful and inspiring! - As a fellow athlete and believer this podcast has been so encouraging to me to hear about real experiences of Christian athletes dealing with the challenges that come with college and pro sports. Love hearing their stories, and love how fun and insightful Jason Romano makes it! Keep it up!
10. A must listen to all Christians who like or love sports - I have been very blessed by this podcast by Jason Romano as this podcast tells in the persons on words on how they came to know Christ and my favorite at the what God is currently working on. That part I must say is very convicting. Great listen for kids and adults alike. Thank you Jason and sports spectrum for this gift.
Daniel Duval shares current events, teachings, and information from relevant guests on a Christ centered talk radio program.
Release date: 2023-02-03
1. Don’t be fooled - He knows a lot yes. stars for info n humble beginnings. But what he’s doing behind closed doors would shock you, as I know of quite a few ppl hurt by him and you wouldn’t believe it like me unless God shows you himself.. well he confirmed it. He’s hurt many working under him including survivors. Started humbly, finished pridefully, very sad. He was one of the greats & I hope he gets out of this whole Solomon experience before it’s too late. Scaryyyy stuff. Ask the Lord for yourself.
2. So Good! - I have learned so so much through Dan Duval’s interviews and teachings. They sounded pretty questionable at first but God has validated them in my life and shown me that yeah, this stuff is real. He has prepared me for things to come and things that are even happening right now in my life through Dan’s content. Have an open mind. Be seeking God and the truths that He wants to show you through these podcasts.
3. A little weird sometimes - Honestly, it seems like some of this stuff is more “active imagination” than it is an actual encounter with Jesus, but I’ve still listened to quite a few episodes, and I give the -stars for the superb Exposing Kabbalah series that brother Dan has been releasing. Excellent work!
4. So many revelations in one podcast! - I love love love this podcast and ministry! Just finished listening to Exposing Kabbalah . It had the best interpretation of the meaning of the number that I have heard so far! And that was just at the end of the episode. So many more revelations throughout this and every single episode done by Dan and Bride Ministries. And I should know because I have listened to every single one. Some of them , , and times.
5. Absolutely the best podcast!!! - I’ve been listening to Daniel for over years now. I am continuously blown away by the content. I can’t wait until Thursday to hear what else Daniel has kicked up. I’ve learned a lot and grown a lot. I can’t recommend it more. Bride Ministries is on the cutting edge of revelation with a solid biblical foundation. Warning: only check this out if you are ready to go deeper. This is not for the faint of heart.
6. Master Class in the Supernatural Realms - If you’re hungry for the MORE of God, Listen to these podcasts! Wow! You’ll hear humility, hunger for Truth, deliverance, victory, and Father God getting more famous! From things you’ve never heard about to the deep things of God, you’ll invest your time and energy wisely by listening to these messages. Thank you Dan Duval, Bride Ministries, and all of those who have opened their hearts and lives to share how Good and Powerful and relational God really is!!
7. Informative, enjoyable, and SO enlightening! - This is my listened to podcast. I have listened and re-listened to so many of these episodes! Dan really does such a wonderful job engaging his guests and making space for them to share. Every guest has been engaging and has so much to bring to the table. I am so genuinely pleased with the consistency of content and quality that comes out of this ministry! Big BIG fan!!
8. Try it Out - As a non-Christian, I was skeptical of this podcast after the heavy-sell that began the show; a book-sale pitch that dripped with rectifying religiousity. Moving past my fast and biased judgement, I stayed to listen for awhile. Turns out, (so far) that there's a lot of good info, with many of the "conspiratorial" realms' story-lines surreptitiously melded seamlessly into one sensible 'big-picture' . Try it out!
9. i really like your show - i really like your show. thank you for blessing us with the knowledge of him you walk in. i do want to say i was a oneness pentecostal all my life that is currently having my understanding opened for a different veiw but i do not feel the logic connecting onesness veiw of the godhead and their veiw salvation a fair argument. iv hear many excuses for why repentance, baptism in water and receiving the Spirit is not bible salvation (maybe the way they veiw it inside that box is notbut) ex.. acts is not for docrtine its for history ect.. then break said rule to prove a different argument with others. i believe that i could as easy been a trinity guy and recieved the same understanding . ex the father gives me repentace im baptism into the body of christ and received the holy spirit at hands being laid on. its kind of like when the stuff shirt guy comes to the door with his new veiw on god and gets you to agree with point one and if point one is true then point two is also true, then let me strech you with throwing in something i could never got you to agree with but since i have you - on points just give me the benifit of doubt on the next point ect.. in know this is taught way to present things but i think its a shot gun method of communication theology rather not sharing but trying to convince . i am also in good company with our church fathers throughout early church history there is way more Glory (for lack of better words)wrapped up in these three commandments.. oh the beauty of repenting for my sins before such a loving god bringing me into right standing to receive all god has for me. A repentance would have been impossible unless the goodness of god brought me into it. i had no power in myself ! oh the day i went to the river before the family of god and had my sins washed away . It was as beautiful as my first born being brought into this world. Above ALL DAYS when i was crying out with tears of powerlessness from sin and lack of faith joy ect.. Lightning shook my soul as i began to speak with tongues . it total freaked out this at the time yr old kid. what was this?? lolol.. i am now my first loves in life outside family & love to do when i can is theology and early church history Jesus movement til modern day Study . its by the grace of god that i am saved and it is by the grace of god i can stand never adding anything to the free gift of salvation able to obey my father in total bliss who is already pleased because of what he did at the cross in the flesh of god and perfect man the second adam Jesus. i am in ralationship with him which brings revelation wisdom of being in him. A love that casts out all fear of punishment but a spirit of sonship. i love him so because he first loved me enabling me to love him in return ! i am so looking forward to more of your podcast and youtube vids.il also be looking to buy any material i find to add to my rooms of books lolol please dont think this is a negative review i have maybe written others in my life so forgive me if i do not present myself well in the beauty of my fraility and aweful spelling lolol. i think this is a super groovy ministry and im looking forward to the OIL (whack) the lord puts on it ! rotfl
10. God is working miracles through this ministry - This podcast has opened up my mind to so many ideas and awakened me to do much information. Dan Duval is able to bring complex, fringe topics and explain it in simple ways. His information is also easily confirmed with the bible. I highly recommend this for ANYONE needing further knowledge on the spirit realm, disassociative disorder, mind control, ritual abuse, or anything in between. This ministry is a huge blessing.
The Rameumptom Ruminations podcast seeks to help listeners deconstruct Mormonism in a thoughtful honest way that values the person who is utilizing this resource.
Release date: 2023-02-27
1. Episodes & - I have really appreciated this podcast and for Scott’s easy going way as he approaches issues in the church. I have loved all the interviews he has done and especially the episodes with Kajsa Berlin-Kaufusi. She was articulate and sincere and I found her story resonating with my own on many of the issues. Thank you, this is has been a hard journey. It’s nice to have the support.
2. Excellent!!! - This podcast has been extremely helpful as I deconstruct years of faithful membership in the LDS church. I appreciate Scott and the way he presents the information. It’s very easy to follow and helps me see things in the church I’ve always felt weird about. It’s all making sense now and giving me courage to leave, knowing I’m not alone. Thank you!!
3. Thoughtful, compelling, insightful, challenging… - I am a longtime listener to Scott’s podcast ever since he started it up last year. Each episode I am delightfully surprised by his deeply thoughtful questions and insights. They have helped me approach matters of faith and religious dogma with more nuance and more of an open mind on what is true v. what is possible. The mysteries of what could be are far more compelling than the claims of what is. If you are interested in challenging institutional thinking and giving yourself freedom to explore, than this podcast is perfect for you.
4. Outstanding, deep thinking podcast - Scott’s brief episodes has caused me to consider additional perspectives in my life especially with respect to Mormonism. More and more I’m able to break thru the cocoon I have allowed to be wrapped around me by trusting others and not thinking for myself. I guess in retrospect I really was a ‘lazy learner’, leaving it to others to decide what’s good for me and not stopping to consider the true facts of the history, consequences and decisions at the highest levels within the church. Scott has helped me to make it impossible to see things as i had seen them before. My deep thanks for him and his continuing work. Francis
5. A super philosophical journey into Mormonism - I love listening to this podcast when I want to enter my deepest reflections about what I gave up – and what I’ve gained – when I left. Scott has just the right way of keeping me in tune with what’s healthy to focus on! (And he has a beautiful voice, too!)
This honest and often hilarious podcast peeks behind the curtain at the weird, the worrying, and sometimes traumatic world of Evangelicals and Pentecostals. Shortlisted at the 2022 Australian Podcast Awards. Exvangelical. ExChristian. Religious trauma. Recovery.
Release date: 2023-02-16
1. Very relatable to American Charismaticism - I grew up in English and American Charismatic Evangelical churches and the experiences the hosts discuss on this podcast are the closest to my experiences of any podcast I’ve yet to listen to on the topic. The hosts are insightful, funny, and gracious, even if they’re no longer “penties” (Pentecostals). The guests are great and their interviews are informative. I’d highly recommend this podcast to any post-Pentecostal, post-Charismatic person trying to figure out what it was all about.
2. Gen-X former fundamentalist finds healing through podcast - I’m a former teenage fundamentalist (Baptist) who almost became a preacher, but found his way through the Charismatic Movement and Vineyard eventually ending up outside Christian orthodoxy and stumbling forward to find my own way. I found this podcast through the Indoctrination podcast - with Rachel Bernstein - and as I’ve binge listened I have found this podcast to be really therapeutic and healing, as I am re-discovering al sorts of unresolved religious trauma that could otherwise been overlooked or dismissed. Really appreciate the discussions of topics I am intimately familiar with, but few of my friends would understand. This podcast is healing.
3. Relatable - I was an extreme fundamentalist in my teens and early ’s. I grew up in the “Buckle of the Bible Belt” in the US and went to an independent Pentecostal church and attended AOG youth rallies and camps in the ’s and early ’s. I can related to so many of the stories on this podcast. While it is triggering, it is nice to know there are others out there with similar experiences. Thank you for a great podcast, and please keep it going!
A secular humanist podcast about Secular Grace after deconstruction and deconversion. Member of the Atheists United Studios podcast network. The podcast takes an honest look at stories of faith transition from a life-altering faith, to doubt and deconstruction, to deconversion, and finally, to a thriving graceful life post-deconversion. My name is David, and I am trying to be the Graceful Atheist. Join me and be graceful human beings. https://gracefulatheist.com/ Support the podcast: https:/...
Release date: 2023-02-26
1. Very helpful - A great podcast that has helped me to feel less along in this world. The sincerity and earnestness of the host fosters a respectful environment while still acknowledging the crazy and traumatizing experiences many of us have had with religion. I am sure I’ll continue listening for a long time to come.
2. A wonderful podcast - I find this podcast extremely helpful in my life. David has a ton of interesting guests who share their stories of moving from the shackles of religion into a truly open, loving space. David really focuses on the human connections we all need, and can all have, regardless of belief or non-belief. Thanks to all that make this podcast possible. It’s a “warm fuzzy” in my life
3. Very well done - I have listened to many podcasts over the years, and The Graceful Atheist is one of the few I come back to often. It is focused, well-produced and judiciously edited. David speaks well, provides a nice spectrum of guests, and definitely epitomizes what it means to be a graceful atheist.
4. Testimonies are still important! - I can see why these stories of deconstructed atheists are so important for those of us who are deconstructing. We were taught to believe through the testimonies of others. Now we can learn to think for ourselves and figure out all the harm and trauma we’ve gone through by hearing the stories of others. In all the ways that our minds have been manipulated to think, testimonies help give us steppingstones on the way out.
5. Fantastic Interviewing - David is one of the best interviewers in the post-Christian space. He does a good balance of driving the show by asking thoughtful questions while also allowing the interviewee to respond in full. My favorite thing about the show is the focus on being genuine and having an 'honesty contest.'
6. Love this podcast!!! - I look forward to listening to this podcast each Sunday evening after it drops. I went through a decade long period of doubt and clinging to my faith and ultimately deconverted in early (right before the pandemic hit). I relate to so many people’s stories on this podcast and it helps me know I’m not alone on this journey. It’s refreshing to listen to an atheist podcast that isn’t angry or combative.
7. Relevant & Inspirational - Anyone who has gone through a deconversion experience of “loosing their faith” can attest to the myriad of emotions and challenges that come with it. David takes the time to talk through those stories with guests. If you’ve doubted your faith or lost it completely and would like to find some common ground with others by hearing about their journeys, this is the podcast for you.
8. Fresh Perspectives - Fairly new to the show, but it immediately grabbed me. It is encouraging to hear deconstruction stories from all different walks of faith. As someone who is deconstructing myself, it helps to hear such stories! David is a great interviewer and you can tell he really listens to his guests!
9. So helpful and really good! - I left my religion/belief a couple of years ago and my long time friends didn't like it at all, so I have been pretty lonely. I love this podcast because David has great and interesting interviews that I can relate to in one way or another and at the same time learn something new and helpful. Listening to others' stories helps me feel less alone. David is a gracious host and relatable interviewer.
10. Great deconversion podcast - I really enjoy this podcast. I appreciate how fair and humble David is and how intellectually stimulating the conversations are, while allowing each guest to truly be themselves and tell their stories. Every episode leaves me feeling validated in some way that I didn’t know I needed.
11. Appreciate this ‘good work’ - I’m glad I found this podcast. It’s so comforting to know we are not alone in what can be a very difficult journey. David’s compassion and non-judgmental attitude make him graceful indeed. His guests come from a variety of life and religious backgrounds. Thank you David, along with production assistants and guests; this ‘good work’ is most appreciated.
12. David Deserves Some Love! - I came across this podcast during the end of my deconversion process, and it really helped me to feel more at home and grounded in my secular views, hopes, values, morality, community…I can’t affirm this podcast enough! Thank you, David, and thank you to all the people telling their stories and uplifting the values of Humanism and secular grace!