The Mockingcast

Episode Archive

Episode Archive

244 episodes of The Mockingcast since the first episode, which aired on October 30th, 2015.

  • Episode 20: Meet Our New Co-Host…

    February 26th, 2016  |  41 mins 13 secs

    In this week’s episode we debut our new co-host, Sarah Condon. Sarah is an Episcopal priest, wife, mom and regular Mockingbird contributor. She, David Zahl I talk about Donald Trump, Flannery O’Conner, Facebook-like options and the power of extending g...

  • Episode 19: A Lenten Theology Of The Cross

    February 19th, 2016  |  41 mins 8 secs

    This week we’re priveleged to have Mockingbird contributor and Rector of Calvary-St.George’s in New York City. ( He shares some thoughts on the theology of the cross and how it can inform the Lenten season,

  • Episode 18: The Protest Vote and The Magic of Protestantism

    February 12th, 2016  |  56 mins

    In this episode of the show we talk with some really interesting people. We begin with a conversation with J.R. Rozko, co-director of the Mission Alliance ( They are doing a series of conference gatherings to explore what differ...

  • Episode 17: Everyone’s A Critic

    February 6th, 2016  |  40 mins 58 secs

    In this episode we talk with first time guest Stephanie Phillips about the dance working career moms have to do and how she changed her dance steps. Then David Zahl shares some thoughts about the nature of criticism (the literary and artistic kind),

  • Episode 16: Regret, Resolve and the Possibility of Relief

    January 29th, 2016  |  40 mins 11 secs

    In this episode of the Mockingcast we have Sarah Condon reflecting on the futility of the New Year’s Resolution and how it connects to the Lenten journey. We also have Ethan Richardson sharing his take on the contents of Another Week Ends,

  • Episode 15: A Conversation With Mark Oppenheimer

    January 25th, 2016  |  50 mins 33 secs

    This special edition of the Mockingcast comes to you by the good graces of Greg Strawbridge. Greg is a pastor in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. He’s also a musician and an online sound producer extraordinaire. You can find his interviews,

  • Episode 14: Talking Science, Shame, and Satire in the wake of the Snowpocalypse

    January 22nd, 2016  |  20 mins 39 secs

    This week we talk about the contents of Another Week Ends with David Zahl as he hunkers down in preparation for the first impending blizzard of 2016.

  • Episode 13: David Bowie, David Brooks and the God Who Hates When We Hate Our Mess

    January 15th, 2016  |  31 mins 5 secs

    In this week’s episode we cover the highlights of Another Week Ends with David Zahl. As usual all the content we mention can be found on our website: Have a great weekend.

  • Episode 12: Mockingcast Special Edition: The State of Theology and Church in 2015

    January 12th, 2016  |  30 mins 22 secs

    In this special edition of The Mockingcast we talk with Will McDavid about the state of the Church as of 2015. We also get a rundown on Todd Brewer’s best theological reads from 2015.

  • Episode 11: The Power of Confession, The Fear of Failure, and Paul Zahl on Donald Trump

    January 8th, 2016  |  35 mins 3 secs

    In this episode C.J. Green breaks down the highlightd of Another Week Ends. We consider the power of Derek Webb’s recent published confession, talk about failure and mediocrity, and consider how the story of our lives isn’t always one we can chart with...

  • Episode 10: Have Yourself A Mockingbird Christmas Time

    December 24th, 2015  |  24 mins 6 secs

        This is our Christmas Show. It’s short, sweet and full of Christmas cheer. Enjoy. And Merry Christmas! Show Notes: Here is the essay by Dan Harmon which was quoted at the beginning of the show.

  • Episode 9: Stuff Your Face In Front Of The Elf On The Shelf, Right After You Go See Star Wars

    December 18th, 2015  |  49 mins 37 secs

    In this episode we not only run down some of the most interesting stories in Another Week Ends, we talk about food shaming and judgment at holiday parties, as well as offering our own review of Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

  • Episode 8: Find Your Safe Space

    December 11th, 2015  |  30 mins 32 secs

    Another week ends…In a world that seems unpredicable, chaotic and sometimes downright scary both the religious and the irreligious seem drawn to creating hermetically sealed safe spaces. But no matter what you can’t escape door to door proseletizers.

  • Episode 7: There’s No Shame In Being Bill Murray

    December 4th, 2015  |  31 mins 42 secs

    This week we talk about the increasing burden of shame in our culture and the new trend of “prayer shaming.” We also talk a little about Bill Murray as secular saint and consider why we’re all drawn to D.I.Y. spirituality.

  • Episode 6: Thanksgiving Edition…Grace and Gratitude

    November 25th, 2015  |  35 mins 6 secs

    Every year at the end of November we gather with friends and family eat, drink and watch football and listen to people tell us how grateful we should be. What’s the source of gratitude and what robs us of the ability to be grateful?

  • Episode 5: Asking Polly What To Do When You’ve Been Pulverized In Palo Alto

    November 20th, 2015  |  24 mins 44 secs

    In this episode of the Mockingcast we look at the a phenomenon in Palo Alto and what it tells us about the performance pressure cooker in which we all find ourselves. We also ask what grace has to do with it.