Rank #1: Episode 659: John Crist
On our latest episode, comedians John Crist and Aaron Chewning join us in the studio to play some PureFlix trivia, talk about their current tour and discuss why they don’t have TV shows. We also break down some oddball slices concerning late-night online purchases, belated gifts from lost ex-girlfriends and a whole lot more!
1. James Bay, “Pink Lemonade”
3.The Marias & Triathalon, “Drip”
Rank #2: Episode 727: Natalie Manuel Lee
On today’s podcast, we talk with influencer and host of Hillsong Channel’s “Now with Natalie” Natalie Manuel Lee about the future of faith and culture. The gang also discusses the power of the laugh track, how to have more productive conversations about climate change with fellow Christians, a new drone technology that is fighting deforestation, plus a lot more!
Rank #3: Episode 646: for KING & COUNTRY
This week, For King & Country stops by the RELEVANT Studio for an incredible live performance of songs off their new album, Burn the Ships. We also discuss the controversial new Simpsons season premiere, hear Tori Kelly and Kirk Franklin bring church to The Late Late Show, read your amazing pun-based Christian business ideas and a lot more!
1.Kodaline, “Follow Your Fire”
2.Empress Of, “Love For Me”
3.Blood Orange, “Orlando”
4.alt-J,”In Cold Blood (feat. Pusha T)”
Rank #4: Episode 665: Chrissy Metz
On the latest episode of The RELEVANT Podcast, This Is Us star Chrissy Metz joins us to talk about her new movie, Breakthrough. Plus, Jesse regales the listeners with his feats of naval navigation, the gang tries to figure out why two nuns would go on a crime spree and everyone debates baby naming etiquette.
1.Theophilus London, “Only You (feat. Tame Impala)”
2.Aretha Franklin, “Winter Wonderland”
Rank #5: Episode 658: Mark Wahlberg
On this week’s podcast, we’re joined by an old friend who forces us to adapt our usual Ask Jesse segment to something with a little more balance. Also, our thoughts on Pete Davidson’s big apology, Jerry Lorenzo’s frank mental health comments and why our listeners apparently don’t feel the need to apologize for anything.
1. Mainland, “Hometown”
2.Loud Forest, “Hold On”
3.Tee Grizzley, “Wake Up (feat. Chance the Rapper)”
Rank #6: Episode 725: John Mark McMillan
On today’s show, we talk with singer and artist John Mark McMillan about how church, music and culture have evolved in the last 10 years—and where they might be headed next. Also, Annie returns and we discuss the plan to “storm” Area 51, how a church is canceling medical debt for families in need, why the person behind the “Florida Man” meme has decided to shut it down and a lot more!
1.Billie Eilish & Justin Bieber, "bad guy"
2.Of Monsters and Men, "Wild Roses"
4.Bon Iver, "Faith"
Rank #7: Episode 726: Scot McKnight
On today’s show, we talk with Scot McKnight, theologian and author of the new book Reading Romans Backwards: A Gospel of Peace in the Midst of Empire. We hear from Scot about the book and why so it’s essential to see the modern social implications of Paul’s most famous letter.
Also, Jamie Ivey returns as we discuss a new film about religious refugees starring Chris Evans, Khalid’s surprise karaoke performance of “Hallelujah,” Instagram's plan to remove likes and we take your questions.
1.Inhaler, "My Honest Face"
2.Jaden, "Summertime in Paris (feat. Willow)"
3.Mosa Wild, "Night"
4.Blood Orange, "Benzo"
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Rank #8: Episode 701: Johnnyswim
On today’s show, we talk with Johnnyswim about their brand-new album, Moonlight. We also discuss why a 9-to-5 job might not be good for you, hear about a church Easter sermon that went off the rails, learn why beards might not be the best facial hair option and a lot more!
Rank #9: Episode 724: Crowder
On today’s show, we talk with David Crowder about his recent collaborations with Mandisa and Social Club Misfits and why the idea of “worship” music is evolving. Also, Bianca Olthoff and Propaganda join us as we discuss faith’s role in the new season of The Bachelorette, Steve Harvey’s act of generosity, the new song from Beyoncé, plus we take your questions and a lot more!
1.Ed Sheeran, Chris Stapleton & Bruno Mars, "BLOW"
2.Jorja Smith, "Love (Goodbyes Reprise)
3.Thom Yorke, "Traffic"
4.Velvet Negroni, "WINE GREEN"
Rank #10: Episode 702: Hillsong United
On today’s show, we talk with Joel Houston and Taya of Hillsong United about their powerful new album “People” and getting back to the roots of worship. The gang also discusses a controversy surrounding the new J.R.R. Tolkien biopic, learn about an upcoming satirical comedy about the Christian movie industry, hear your most embarrassing work stories and lot more!
Rank #11: Episode 706: Kings Kaleidoscope
Rank #12: Episode 695: Nate Bargatze
On today’s podcast, comedian Nate Bargatze joins us to talk about his new Netflix special The Tennessee Kid, growing up in the church, faith and what he thought of Crashing. Plus, we find out how online churches are actually leading to growth of physical churches, discuss why America is no longer one of the world’s happiest countries, hear the cringiest local news broadcast in history and a lot more!
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1.Wallows, "Remember When"
2.Kero Kero Bonito, "Swimming"
4.Logic, "Confessions of a Dangerous Mind"
Rank #13: Episode 690: Maggie Rogers
On today's podcast, we talk with indie-pop singer Maggie Rogers about her critically acclaimed new album Heard It in a Past Life. The gang also plays a truly unforgettable game with a listener, discusses HBO’s new Leaving Neverland docuseries, learns how the NBA is combating hate speech, hears the new single from Hillsong United and a lot more!
1.Albert Hammond Jr., "Fast Times"
2.Gold Fir, "Mania"
4.Celeste, "Father's Son"
Rank #14: Episode 651: John Mark Comer
On today’s show, we talk with pastor and “God Has a Name” author John Mark Comer about how our names for God affect our relationship with Him. Plus, a world’s-biggest-bear debate between Annie and Jesse heats up, we hear another round of #AskJesse questions and a lot more!
1.Isaac Lewis, “Easy Minded”
2.Astrid S, “Emotion”
3.Mansur Brown, “Back South”
Rank #15: Episode 663: Lauren Daigle
On this episode of the RELEVANT Podcast, Lauren Daigle tells us all about her breakthrough second album Look Up Child, and Eddie takes us deep into the pages of his favorite Christian romance prairie novel. Plus, the return of Listener of the Week.
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1. Fly Felix, “Beautiful Animal”
2. VICTOR!, “U Got My”
3. She & Him, “Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree”
Rank #16: Episode 653: Dr. Eric Mason
On today’s podcast, we talk with pastor and author Dr. Eric Mason about the need for Christians to address racial injustice. We also find out which states really, really like candy corn, recap Cameron and Jesse’s trip to space camp and a lot more!
2.The 1975, “It’s Not Living (If It’s Not With You)”
3.Bob Moses, “Back Down”
4. Elle King, “Baby Outlaw”
5. Karma Rhythm, “Nineteen”
Rank #17: Episode 648: Christine Caine
This week, we talk with author, speaker and A21 founder Christine Caine about evangelism, changing the world and her work fighting human trafficking. The gang also discusses street artist Banksy’s latest stunt, Netflix picking up Narnia, the next Jon Stewart project and a lot more!
1.Methyl Ethel, “Scream Whole”
2.KB, “Long Live the Champion (feat. GabrielRodriguezEMC & Yariel)”
3.Young the Giant, “Call Me Back”
Rank #18: Episode 703: Judah & the Lion
On today’s show, we talk with indie-rock band Judah & the Lion about the moving story that inspired their brand-new album, Pep Talks.
We also give you an exclusive, behind-the-scenes look at the new issue of RELEVANT. Plus, we find out how Russia might be weaponizing beluga whales (seriously), learn which words have now been officially added to the dictionary, hear what the Pope had to say to the world’s hairdressers and a lot more!
Rank #19: Episode 686: Jerry Lorenzo
On today’s show, designer, entrepreneur and mastermind behind the brand FEAR OF GOD, Jerry Lorenzo, opens up about his own story of faith and redemption, and explains how he’s using fashion to change culture.
Plus, we hear Stephen Colbert and Conan O’Brien open up about their faith backgrounds, listen to how Serena Williams is inspiring young female athletes, check out Kanye’s latest “Sunday Service” and a lot more!EPISODE MUSIC 1.Nilüfer Yanya, "Tears" 2.Georgia, "Started Out" 3.Omar Apollo, "Ashamed" 4.SOAK, "Knock Me Off My Feet"
Rank #20: Episode 708: Ben Higgins
On the latest episode, Propaganda joins us along with special guest Ben Higgins, the star of 'The Bachelor' season 20. Also, the gang talks about the cringiest Christian re-writes of pop hits, the true story of a pastor-turned master thief and Jesse pitches his idea for a new film franchise in which he'll co-star alongside Lecrae.