Friday, November 18, 2005


I recently succumbed and bought an ipod. Now I find all kinds of time to stuff little "buds" in my ears and listen to whatever I want.

Do any of you--ipodites or the unconverted--know of any good podcasts? I haven't heard of any really, but there have to be some out there, right?

I admit, I gave the sunstone podcasts a shot. But, for all his efforts, the interviewer gets my goat. I unquantifiably dislike his interviewing methods, though some of his guests are great.

So are there any thoughtful religious, theological, sensibly political, populist, literary or otherwise cool podcasts? Please share.


At 11/18/2005 08:09:00 AM,

Well, you should check out mine at It might be what you are looking for. Let me know if you like.

At 11/18/2005 08:58:00 AM,

Jason: if you haven't read the Note you should. Great daily meta-news serivce!! They have a decent podcast too.

At 11/18/2005 10:56:00 AM,

I'm not offended. :)

BUT...I would love your feedback. I'm totally new to this I'd love any thoughts you could offer on how to improve. Please at least send me an email w/ your thoughts/concerns. I'm desperate for good feedback to make things better.

I know I'll never be able to please everyone (I've heard people say the same thing about Terry Gross or Doug Fabrizio...some of the most successful folks in talk radio)...but I would love to try!!!

John Dehlin

At 11/18/2005 03:12:00 PM,

One last thing....

While I totally understand that some don't like my style/approach at times (I HATE listening to myself, for example).... I just wanted to let you know that there are many who feel like I'm filling an important void.

Here's a small sampling:

I look forward to podcasts more professional and interesting than mine. As soon as they appear...I'm sure I'll disappear. :)

But until then....I do feel like we're providng an important service.

John Dehlin

At 11/18/2005 07:29:00 PM,

I'm curious about what your specific gripes are? So far, I like John's style. To me it feels less formal and a bit more personal than some others.

At 11/18/2005 08:08:00 PM,

I like John's approach and his honesty. He's doing his best and nobody else is doing it so keep it up John! The rest of us are still listening to Sunstone podcasts. I really appreciate his efforts.

At 11/22/2005 07:39:00 AM,


"Wakefoot" and "anonymous" are actually "John Dehlin"...

At 11/30/2005 01:23:00 AM,

John Dehlin--if you are still reading, sorry it has taken so long to reply--I blog very irregularly.

I have *no idea* what to suggest as feedback, and now because my smart mouth expressed my truly unquantifiable (as of now, at least) questions, I feel like a jerk that complains without a suggestion. That does no one any good.

Terry Gross gets my goat sometimes too, so maybe you are on the right track! And surely your guest list is well on the way to matching her's (in Mormon Studies proportions) Mauss and Dutcher, e.g.

And, for what it's worth, I think you do fill an important role for many; I think (as I have heard) your tone has never betrayed the religious and respectful aspect of notion of "faith seeking understanding"'re probably best off ignoring me.

At 12/03/2005 12:41:00 PM,

Hey worries. Thanks for raising the toughts.

And's pretty easy to track IP addresses not just to person, but to city and town and state as well.

Anonymous posts really don't exist, for anyone who knows a bit about their web sites.

Still...I do think conspiracy theories are fun!!!!

At 12/20/2005 08:38:00 AM,


the best thing ever for a conspiracy theory is an ambiguous response by the alleged conspirator... i.e. "it's easy to track an IP..." but NOT denying that you were the anonymous person!

Besides, how 'bout that IP spoofing? Not so easy anymore, now is it?

The conspiracy lives!




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