It’s International Podcast Day, but what does that mean? It’s a day designated as an international celebration of the power of podcasts.
Previously known as “audio blogs,” their roots date back to the 1980s. The invention of broadband Internet and devices like the iPod eventually gave us the term “podcast.” There are currently 383 million podcast listeners globally. It’s predicted there will be more than 420 million podcast listeners worldwide by 2023.
Podcasts provoke, entertain, even empower their audiences. One might say the true power of a podcast is its listeners.
Reasons to Believe (RTB) recognizes this influence. That’s why we serve up three podcasts weekly that are as unique as you:
This podcast launched in 2009 and was RTB’s first foray into the popular medium. Straight Thinking highlights the importance of the life of the Christian mind. Kenneth Samples, with cohosts Dave Rogstad and Joe Aguirre, evaluates critical issues through the lens of historic Christianity.
If you’re a theology and philosophy fan, this podcast is for you.
Created in November 2017, this show derives its title and aim from Matthew 28:19’s call to “Make disciples of all the nations.” Sandra Dimas and cohost Daniel Almaguer take scientific and culturally relevant topics and create accessible content that can be used for sharing the gospel.
28:19 serves people looking for straightforward apologetics.
Stars, Cells, and God
RTB’s newest podcast, released in March 2022, is hosted by biochemist Fazale “Fuz” Rana and astrophysicists Hugh Ross and Jeff Zweerink. These experts dive deep into new scientific discoveries and discuss their theological, philosophical, and ethical implications.
Stars, Cells, and God is for all who value a multidisciplinary, expert-level take on today’s scientific discussions.
Celebrate National Podcast Day by indulging in your favorite podcasts and maybe discovering a new favorite. Find Straight Thinking, 28:19, and Stars, Cells, and God here. Or search for the Reasons to Believe Podcast on apps such as Apple Podcasts, Spotify, and Podbean. You can also catch us on YouTube.