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 The Narrativo Group.
March 19th, 2019 | 1 hr 7 mins
In this special episode, editor Ethan Richardson takes us through the new issue of The Mockingbird print magazine (magazine.mbird.com)! Featuring interviews with existentialist boxing guru Gordon Marino, reconstructed Mbird contributor Connor Gwin, and legendary children's author Sally Lloyd-Jones.
March 9th, 2019 | 46 mins 23 secs
In which RJ, Sarah, and DZ discuss Hollis-mania, intuitive eating, and useless awards. Also, RJ sucks on a rock.
February 23rd, 2019 | 42 mins 24 secs
In which Dave, Sarah, and RJ discuss millennial evangelism, how to talk to someone who's grieving, and what depression can teach us about the human condition (and God). Thankfully, Sarah cracks a bunch of jokes too.
February 8th, 2019 | 44 mins 42 secs
In which RJ, Sarah, and Dave talk punk-rock piety, fake meat, and hungry children. Also, in Texas queso counts as a protein.
January 25th, 2019 | 46 mins 56 secs
In which Sarah, RJ, and Dave try to make sense of familial estrangement, millennial burnout, and recovering musicians. Also, Sarah gets real at the bus stop.
January 12th, 2019 | 39 mins 13 secs
In which RJ, Sarah, and Dave kick off the new year by throwing out their boundaries and sitting at the feet of an incarcerated preacher. Also, RJ almost gets a hug.
January 9th, 2019 | 51 mins 41 secs
On this special one-off, Dave speaks with Dr. Todd Brewer about his picks for the top (academic) theology books of the year.
December 14th, 2018 | 49 mins 5 secs
In which Sarah, RJ, and Dave explore why we all take the same travel photos, how marriages become unstuck, and what the outrageous generosity of Christmas looks like. Also, Neil gets a MorfBoard.
December 1st, 2018 | 48 mins 7 secs
In which RJ, Sarah, and Dave get to the bottom of "the sex recession," weigh the challenges of selling yourself, and explore what happens after you accidentally kill someone. Also, RJ tries to affirm himself, with mixed results.
November 17th, 2018 | 41 mins 48 secs
In which Dave, Sarah, and RJ figure out how to cry in their offices and optimize their Sunday mornings. Plus, the gospel according to Stan Lee. 'Nuff said.
November 4th, 2018 | 46 mins 2 secs
In which Sarah, Dave and RJ talk about disgraced Chinese coal workers, dodgy motivational techniques, and moral futility. Also, Marshall crosses the parking lot on his own.
October 20th, 2018 | 49 mins 15 secs
In which RJ, Sarah, and Dave try to make sense of corporate surveillance, opioid obituaries, and merciful mothers. Also, several solid Salmon stories.
October 5th, 2018 | 52 mins 19 secs
In which Sarah, RJ, and Dave discuss their hobbies (and lack thereof), the recent supreme court hearings, and the not-so-secret life of pets. Also, the Condons rent the wrong movie.
September 21st, 2018 | 46 mins 53 secs
In which RJ, Sarah, and Dave talk branding in marriage, personality tests, and Christian Rock. Also, Sarah gets a title for her next book.
September 14th, 2018 | 1 hr 18 mins
In which Ethan Richardson takes us on a tour of The Deja Vu Issue of our print magazine--with the help of Jacob Smith, Nancy Hanna, and Simeon Zahl. Also, to take advantage of the special deal Ethan mentions, head on over to magazine.mbird.com and enter "CAST" in the memo line of the order form.
September 7th, 2018 | 43 mins 45 secs
In which Dave, RJ and Sarah come clean about parenting paranoia and weigh the benefits of taking things for granted. Also, Robert Capon drops a bomb.