The Mockingcast is a bi-weekly podcast hosted by RJ Heijmen, Sarah Condon and David Zahl, and brought to you by Mockingbird Ministries, an organization which seeks to connect the Christian faith with the realities of everyday life in fresh and down-to-earth ways. You can find out more about Mockingbird at www.mbird.com.
Audio production provided by The Narrativo Group.
September 21st, 2018 | 46 mins 53 secs
In which RJ, Sarah, and DZ talk branding in marriage, personality tests, and Christian Rock. Also, Sarah gets a title for her next book.
September 14th, 2018 | 1 hr 18 mins
In which Ethan Richardson takes us on a tour of The Deja Vu Issue of our print magazine--with the help of Jacob Smith, Nancy Hanna, and Simeon Zahl. Also, to take advantage of the special deal Ethan mentions, head on over to magazine.mbird.com and enter "CAST" in the memo line of the order form.
September 7th, 2018 | 43 mins 45 secs
In which DZ, RJ and Sarah come clean about parenting paranoia and weigh the benefits of taking things for granted. Also, Robert Capon drops a bomb.
August 25th, 2018 | 39 mins 8 secs
In which Sarah, RJ and Dave interpret the signs, buy too much stuff and visit a cancer ward. Also, Sarah wonders what Mother Mary is thinking right now.
August 11th, 2018 | 46 mins 40 secs
In which RJ, Sarah and Dave comb through their Google search histories, uncover some Useful Knowledge and go to church with Garrison Keillor. Also, RJ embarrasses his kids.
July 27th, 2018 | 43 mins 38 secs
In which Sarah, RJ and Dave make it all look so easy, not just keeping the law but planting a church. Also, RJ goes car shopping.
July 6th, 2018 | 48 mins 5 secs
In which RJ, Sarah, and Dave relive eighth grade and try to figure out who's the most "washed" (spoiler alert: it's RJ). Also, Mr Rogers makes an appearance.
June 22nd, 2018 | 45 mins 24 secs
In which DZ, Sarah, and guest host Aaron Zimmerman talk Hollywood evangelists, suicidal men, and detained children. Also, Aaron gets a new office.
June 9th, 2018 | 45 mins 52 secs
In which RJ, Sarah and Dave win the narrative on obituaries, Kate Spade, and political addictions. Plus, Sarah chases her son up the stairs.
May 26th, 2018 | 42 mins 25 secs
In which RJ, Sarah and Dave talk about the royal wedding sermon, YouTube Vegans, and the only empirically verifiable Christian doctrine. Also, Philip Roth was not astonished.
May 11th, 2018 | 47 mins 43 secs
RJ, Sarah and DZ try to wrap their heads around race in America, online utopias and Vietnamese conversions. Also, DZ talks way too much about Michael Jackson.
April 28th, 2018 | 40 mins 33 secs
Recorded in front of an audience at the 2018 Mockingbird Conference in New York City, Sarah, RJ, and Dave discuss adulthood, body positivity, and chicken sandwiches. Also, RJ searches in vain for an Applebees.
April 19th, 2018 | 50 mins
In which Ethan Richardson takes us on a tour of The Humor Issue of our print magazine and in the process gets to the bottom of some very silly business--with the help of Ben Maddison, Aaron Zimmerman, Caroline Henley and Harrison Scott Key. Also, the world's first ever game of Who Said It: Wonder Showzen or Soren Kierkegaard?
April 14th, 2018 | 39 mins 34 secs
After sharing their least anxious journal entries, Sarah, RJ and Dave come clean about loneliness, community and AA envy. Also, RJ talks way too much about Spider-man.
March 24th, 2018 | 41 mins 42 secs
RJ, Sarah and Dave tell Mr. Rogers stories before talking deconstruction, doubt and good news. Also, Sarah shares the recipe for her favorite Holy Week treats.
March 9th, 2018 | 43 mins 38 secs
In which RJ, Sarah and Dave discuss their waning interest in the Oscars and their waxing interest in the psychological, theological and cinematic dimensions of imputation. Also, RJ's son does well on his math test (but poorly on his grammar quiz).