About the show
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.
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Episode 240: Pain Avoidant Weirdos
March 16th, 2023 | 1 hr 10 mins
In which RJ, Sarah, and Dave talk almond moms, wellness curses, and theories of change. Also, Dave runs away from a German.
Episode 239: So Ruined, So Loved
February 14th, 2023 | 1 hr 9 mins
In which RJ, Sarah, and Dave talk NBA scoring records, Manhattan treadmills, imposter phenomena, and children with addiction. Also, a cat named Esther says the Sinner's Prayer.
Episode 238: Heaven Is a Sleepover
January 31st, 2023 | 1 hr 6 mins
In which RJ, Sarah, and Dave talk sleepover stories, mindfulness apps, prison ministries, and dangerous cliches. Also, Sarah lipsyncs to Amy Grant while Dave avoids the noid.
Episode 237: Missing the Miracles
January 17th, 2023 | 1 hr 7 mins
In which RJ, Sarah, and Dave talk one-downing, dry January, raging creatives, and Nigerian faith healers. Also, Sarah reveals how to get people to care, and Dave finally says what we're all thinking about RJ.
Episode 236: Dimming the Gaslights
December 20th, 2022 | 1 hr 13 mins
In which RJ, Sarah, and Dave talk words of the year, overly honest friendships, gift giving snafus, and Rob Delaney's late son Henry. Also, RJ gets chosen while Sarah throws shade at some Swifties.
Episode 235: Disco Advent
December 6th, 2022 | 1 hr 10 mins
In which RJ, Sarah, and Dave talk sleep tracking, the therapy/gospel dichotomy, public apologies, and the Second Coming. Also, Sarah almost ruins a baby shower.
Episode 234: Boundaries Schmoundaries
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.
Episode 233: The Main Difference Between a Wedding and a Funeral
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.
Episode 232: Church of the Holy Dysfunction
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.
Episode 231: Low Anthropology Is My Love Language
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.
Episode 230: The Gospel of Ineffective Altruism
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.
Episode 229: The Opposite of Adulting
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/
Episode 228: Failed Saviors Anonymous
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.
Episode 227: Goblin Forgiveness
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).
Episode 226: No Fanny Packs in Heaven
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.
Episode 225: Stop Nagging Me (and Start Nagging God)
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.