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 TJ Hester.
November 8th, 2022 | 1 hr 11 mins
In which RJ, Sarah, and Dave talk the moneyballing of everything, the perils of oversharing, the contradictions of adult orphanhood, and the beauty/difficulty of Sunday School. Also, RJ overshares some feelings about our national pastime.
October 24th, 2022 | 1 hr 9 mins
In which RJ, Sarah, and Dave talk moralized therapy, misunderstood jobs, and the underrated upsides of an altar call. Also, Sarah laments the snow crabs while RJ loses a wrestling match.
September 27th, 2022 | 1 hr 10 mins
In which RJ, Sarah, and Dave talk vanishing cursive, gentle parenting, church families, and grieving rockstars. Also, RJ reveals why he doesn't like writing thank-you notes, while Sarah sings one, er, hell of a spiritual.
September 12th, 2022 | 1 hr 9 mins
In which RJ, Sarah, and Dave talk deceased royalty, love languages, low anthropology, moralized effort, and virtuous bewilderment. Also, Sarah calls the midwife while RJ goes insane.
August 29th, 2022 | 1 hr 11 mins
In their first episode following the summer hiatus RJ, Sarah, and Dave talk Frederick Buechner, worker productivity scores, Effective Altruists, and Afrikaner sadness. Also, Sarah's sabbatical diverts her somewhere... fabulous.
May 17th, 2022 | 1 hr 9 mins
In which RJ, Sarah, and Dave talk insane crafts, normie churches, dying neuroscientists, the healing power of children's books and hope in a weary world. To respond to the opening appeal and support The Mockingcast, please visit www.mbird.com/support/
April 27th, 2022 | 1 hr 12 mins
In which RJ, Sarah, and Dave talk library fines, viral dynamics, sad teenagers, and Easter vendettas. Also, Sarah has quite a run-in at the airport.
April 1st, 2022 | 1 hr 10 mins
In which RJ, Sarah, and Dave talk goblin modes, unproductive sabbaticals, shaming complexes, and historical miracles. Also, Sarah takes a tour of a church crypt, and RJ sees yellow (and a lot of movies).
March 16th, 2022 | 1 hr 9 mins
In which RJ, Sarah, and Dave talk healthy forgetfulness, vengeful superheroes, theories of enchantment, and personalized religion. Also, Dave breaks some troubling news to a bunch of children.
March 2nd, 2022 | 1 hr 11 mins
In which RJ, Sarah, and Dave talk cheugy parents, happy churchgoers, urgent prayers, and long defeats. Also, while Dave makes a Pink Floyd faux-pas, RJ does some stitching.
February 15th, 2022 | 1 hr 8 mins
In which RJ, Sarah, and Dave talk porch pirates, fading friendships, trivialized trauma, and hopeful humor. Also, God works through a robot vacuum cleaner.
February 1st, 2022 | 1 hr 3 mins
In which RJ, Sarah, and Dave talk Wordle distractions, parenting silos, agricultural moods, and undeserving fairy tales. Also, Sarah recalls the glory of heads-up seven-up.
January 18th, 2022 | 1 hr 5 mins
In which RJ, Sarah, and Dave talk habit formation, performative meetings, Latin American religion, and the benefits of falling apart in church. Also, George Costanza chimes in with some tips on working less.
December 7th, 2021 | 1 hr 10 mins
Our last episode of the year, in which RJ, Sarah, and Dave talk mallstalgia, gift aversions, parent-child privilege gaps, and gambling addictions. Also, Sarah gives away some dish towels. To respond to the opening appeal and support Mockingbird, please visit mbird.com/support.
November 15th, 2021 | 1 hr 5 mins
In which Dave, RJ, and Sarah talk college essays, supermodel insecurities, ferocious coziness, and because-because propositions. Also, Sarah attends a Renaissance Festival and Dave visits some European comic book stores.
November 2nd, 2021 | 1 hr 8 mins
In which RJ, Sarah, and Dave talk the fastest growing sport in America, the allure of conspirituality, exvangelical hashtags, and renamed churches. Also, a pair of golden girls wipe the pickleball court with Mr. Zahl.