The Mockingcast

Episode Archive

Episode Archive

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

  • Episode 244: Don't Forget to Tip Your Server

    June 1st, 2023  |  1 hr 8 mins

    In their last episode before the summer hiatus RJ, Sarah, and Dave talk tip creep, accomplished achievers, grieving comedians, and Tim Keller. Also, a Condon brings home the trophy for Best Dancer at the Middle School Dance. To respond to RJ's opening appeal, go to www.mbird.com/support.

  • Episode 243: The Worst Pep Talk Ever

    May 10th, 2023  |  1 hr 4 mins

    In which RJ, Sarah, and Dave talk baby name consultants, coronation invitations, and escape room birthday parties. Also, Dave finally reveals the Mockingcast's methodology while Sarah loses an appendix.

  • Episode 242: If I Wasn't Worried About Money

    April 18th, 2023  |  1 hr 13 mins

    In which RJ, Sarah, and Dave talk road rage, representation, financial obsession, and extremely short sermons. Also, RJ narrowly avoids a lemon squeeze, while Sarah learns something shocking about New England Puritans.

  • Episode 241: How Old Are You (in Your Head)?

    April 4th, 2023  |  1 hr 13 mins

    In which RJ, Sarah, and Dave talk subjective age, the danger of knowingness, the perils of project religion, and the hope of Holy Week. Also, RJ reveals why he's in sales, not management.

  • 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/