The Bible Binge FAQs
Q: What is this podcast about?
A: The Bible Binge is a podcast show dedicated to considering and conversing about the Bible as though it was a book, movie or TV show. The conversation you’ll hear is definitely more casual but that’s meant not out of disrespect but in an effort to better understand the stories.
Q: What more is there to understand? It’s the Bible.
A: Right, we get that. Completely. It’s just…
Q: Wait hold up are you about “It’s just…” the Bible?
A: We would never. Truly. The only thing we’re saying is that sometimes conversation around the Bible and Bible stories is fraught and defensive to the point that it has made the stories and characters inaccessible to us. And we think that those stories and characters are so rich and beautiful and poignant particularly in the modern lens.
Q: Nice save.
A: Thank you. It was really touch and go there for a second.
Q: So how does an episode work? Is it like a sermon?
A: None of us have any pastoral training or talent so it’s extremely conversational. We take a central story (or in some seasons, we focus on a single character and the stories around their life) and we cast all the characters with actors and celebrities to help the listener visualize the story.
Q: Isn’t that sacrilegious?
A: We’re not trying to be sacrilegious. We’ve just found that it makes it easier to articulate a common visual idea of a character as opposed to asking people to all uniformly envision some vaguely ancient Old Testament dude. Isn’t easier to just think of Daniel Day Lewis as Abraham?
Q: Is that an example of one of your casting decisions?
Q: That’s really good.
A: Thank you. We cast Lot to be played by Dax Shepherd as well.
Q: I don’t hate it.
A: We don’t either.
Q: So what happens if one of you does say something biblically incorrect or accidentally sacrilegious?
A: We have a fail-safe in the form of an actual Bible Scholar. She listens to each episode and then replies with her rebukes of anything we got wrong or misrepresented.
Q: What if I’m not a Christian? What if I don’t know the Bible or don’t trust it? Can I still listen?
Absolutely! We say it at the beginning of every episode; The Bible Binge isn’t meant to be evangelical for non-Christians or adversarial to Christians. We just want to talk about awesome stories in a different way to see what applications to modern life we can find.
Q: So how do I listen to a podcast?
A: If you’re new to podcasting, here’s the 411:
A podcast is like a radio show that comes to your ears via the internet. The Bible Binge isn’t live, so you can listen while you’re driving, while you’re working out, or while you’re “watching” your children. Any time is the right time. Plus, podcasts are free.
You can listen two ways:
1. Stream through our website. Click the play button on any episode post to listen.
2. Download episodes to your phone, tablet, or computer. For iPhones and iPads, many folks use the free Podcasts app that is already on your device. Open the app, search for “The Bible Binge,” and hit subscribe.
For Android phones and tablets, consider using the Stitcher app. In Stitcher, search for “The Bible Binge” and click the plus sign (+) to add it to your Favorites List. Now go to the Favorites List. Tell it to download new episodes by clicking the gear in the upper right corner.
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