Most Christian podcasts do 2 things: sermons and interviews. Finding a good Christian storytelling podcast, or really any Christian storytelling podcast, is like finding a cat person at a dog park. Odds are… it won’t happen.
I love storytelling podcasts like NPR’s This American Life, Pushkin’s Revisionist History, and Gimlet’s Heavyweight. The short audio stories of real people fascinate me, but until 1 year ago, I only listened to podcasts that at best ignored Christianity all together or at worst made fun of Christianity. But I still listened because the storytelling, the music, and the commentary blended to make entertaining and beautiful stories from people in all walks of life.
Then, 1 year ago, I discovered Love Thy Neighborhood. After being inspired by Love Thy Neighborhood, I decided to make Audible God. Because of my work on that, I discovered Unshackled again for the first time. I highly recommend all of these podcasts. Each one tells intriguing stories of normal people in a style that’s genuinely entertaining and thought provoking… and not every story ends in an altar call. Listen now.
Love Thy Neighborhood
The storytelling is beautiful. The empathy is apparent. The theology is sound. Grace & truth, justice & mercy, righteousness & humility all co-exist together in an intimate space with a collage of human suffering and hope in Jesus. In a world of bumperstickers and mean tweets, Love Thy Neighborhood gives a refuge to Christians who seek truthful nuance.
The Audible God podcast mashes up a hip hop soundtrack and humor with intriguing stories of ordinary people who claim they’ve heard from God. From an artist who sensed God telling him to paint a portrait for a guy in a coma to a former drunk who put diapers on his head, each story will fascinate you. And you’ll be pumped to share each one with your friends.
This old-fashioned radio drama tells compelling real-life stories of actual people who found hope in Jesus in the midst of addiction, abuse, and desperate hopelessness. The vintage organ soundtrack, seamless narration, and stylized voice acting capture humanizing stories of brokenness and redemption.