The Mockingcast

Episode Archive

Episode Archive

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

  • 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.  

  • Episode 4: Wonder As A Wellspring Of Life

    November 13th, 2015  |  25 mins 44 secs

    How does wonder shape the way we approach people outside the faith, people with whom we deeply disagree and how might it help us see our own stories? All that and Guns N’ Roses on this week’s edition of the Mockingcast.  

  • Episode 3: Mockingcast Special Edition: The Technology Issue Preview

    November 13th, 2015  |  25 mins 16 secs

    This is a special episode of the Mockingcast where we preview the most recent issue of the Mockingbird Magazine, which deals with Technology and how it shape us and our culture. You can order the issue here:

  • Episode 2: The Surprising Jesus And The Story of Self-Justification

    November 6th, 2015  |  22 mins 4 secs

    In our second episode we consider what it takes to accept failures, begin again with levity and grapple with self-deception. We also conclude with a thought about the Jesus that makes it all possible.

  • Episode 1: The Mockingcast Premiere Episode

    October 30th, 2015  |  20 mins 48 secs

    This is the first edition of the Mockingcast, the podcast of Mockingbird Ministries ( In our first episode, Scott Jones converses with the Director of Mockingbird, David Zahl, about the content of their weekly roundup post “The Weekender...