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#ThursdayThings — Podcasts I listen to every week

Folding laundry. Driving down the road. Cooking dinner. You better believe I have a podcast playing.

I follow a lot of podcasts, and sometimes I don’t even have time to listen to them all as they release each week. In fact, while most podcasts are on a summer break, I’ve been catching up on missed episodes from my less frequented shows.

But here are three podcasts I never miss. They hit the top of my queue when they release, and there is one literally waiting for me to press play as soon as I wrap up this blog post. Here they are: the podcasts I listen to every week.

The Briefing

This is the first podcast I ever listened to, and I’ve never missed an episode in five seasons. The Briefing with Albert Mohler is “a daily analysis of news and events from a Christian worldview.” Every weekday Al Mohler, president of The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, covers three or four news events and discusses how Christians should view and talk about them from a Gospel perspective. From serious topics such as abortion law and migrant crisis to funny stories about selfies and happiness studies, Mohler helps start my day thinking about the culture around me in light of the Cross.

That Sounds Fun

If you’re wondering, yes, this podcast is very fun. That Sounds Fun with Annie F. Downs is like sitting down with friends at a coffee shop and talking about life—if your friends were well-known musicians, writers, and athletes. Annie only interviews people who she’s friends with or a fan of, and the questions she asks are incredibly insightful. She’s talked with my favorite musician and my favorite author, and I can’t wait every Monday and Thursday to see who she is going to chat with next!

Knowing Faith

I’ve only been listening to this podcast since April, but Knowing Faith produced by The Village Church has quickly risen to one of my must-listens. Hosted by Jen Wilkin, JT English, and Kyle Worley, this weekly podcast focuses on theological clarity and biblical literacy, but in an accessible, engaging dialogue. The three don’t always agree on every doctrine, but hearing positive discussion on topics such as women’s roles in the church, baptism, Calvinism, and more is refreshing in an age of polarized arguing. If you’re interested in diving deeper into the Christian faith, add this one to your queue.

My “subscribed” podcasts list can go on and on, but these three have been the most impactful in my life. I pray that they provide understanding, laughter, and encouragement to your earbuds!

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