Listening In


Listening In

Listening In goes beyond talking points by providing in-depth conversations with newsmakers and thought leaders. This weekly, half-hour program adds candor to personal stories and perspectives.

Oct
23
A conversation with Justin Bailey

Justin Bailey is professor of theology at Dordt University and author of “Re-Imagining Apologetics: The Beauty of Faith in a Secular Age.” On this episode of Listening In, host Warren Smith talks with Bailey about the importance of apologetics and the idea of apologetics as an art.

Oct
16
A conversation with Jeff and Terra Mattson

Jeff and Terra Mattson are Christian counselors, authors, and podcasters. On this episode of Listening In, host Warren Smith talks with the couple about why some Christian leaders fail, what leadership really means, and how to live with integrity.

Oct
9
A conversation with Bob Lepine

This week, hear Warren Smith's conversation with Bob Lepine, the co-host of the nationally syndicated program “Family Life Today,” and now the author of a new book, “Love Like You Mean It.”

Oct
2
A conversation with Alisa Childers

This week, hear Warren Smith's conversation with the former lead singer of the vocal group ZoeGirl, and now Christian apologist and author, Alisa Childers.

Sep
25
A conversation with Larry Crabb

This week, hear Warren Smith's conversation with best-selling author and one of the elder statesmen in the field of Christian psychology in this country, Dr. Larry Crabb.

Sep
18
A conversation with David Dockery

This week, hear Warren Smith's conversation with one of the elder statesmen of Christian Higher Education in this country, Dr. David Dockery.

Sep
11
A conversation with Buddy Greene

This week, hear Warren Smith's conversation with singer, songwriter, and harmonica player extraordinaire Buddy Greene.

Sep
4
A conversation with Michael Cromartie

This week hear an encore presentation of Warren Smith's 2015 conversation with Michael Cromartie.

Aug
21
Encore episode: A conversation with Kay Warren

This week, hear an encore presentation of Warren Smith's 2019 conversation with author, speaker, and sexual abuse survivor Kay Warren.

Aug
7
Encore episode: A conversation with Peter Wehner

This week, hear Warren Smith's 2019 conversation with author and former White House official, Peter Wehner.

Jul
24
A conversation with Gretchen Carlson

This week, hear an encore presentation of Warren Smith's 2015 conversation with former Fox News commentator and news anchor Gretchen Carlson.

Jul
10
A conversation with Annie Dupree

This week, hear an encore presentation of Warren Smith's 2016 conversation with Annie Dupree, the lead singer of the Annie Moses Band.

Jun
26
A conversation with Michael Matheson Miller

This week, hear an encore presentation of Warren Smith's 2016 conversation with scholar and filmmaker Michael Matheson Miller.  

Jun
12
A conversation with Bart Campolo

This week on Listening In, hear an encore presentation of Warren Smith's 2015 conversation with former evangelical Christian, and now a secular humanist activist, Bart Campolo.

May
29
Conversations with Keith Getty and Elli Oswald

Elli Oswald leads the Faith To Action Initiative, a ministry committed to the care of orphans. Keith Getty is a singer and hymn writer. On this episode of Listening In, host Warren Smith talks with Oswald about giving the church’s approach to orphan care an overhaul, and with Getty about a new hymn he and his team are producing.

May
22
A conversation with Dallas Jenkins and Jay and Sophia Lyons

Dallas Jenkins is creator, director, and co-writer of “The Chosen.” Jay and Sofia Lyons are the creative team behind “The Long Goodbye: The Life of Kara Tippetts.” On this episode of Listening In, host Warren Smith talks with the film producers about their creative processes.

May
15
A conversation with Michael Card

Michael Card is a singer, songwriter, and Bible teacher. On this episode of Listening In, host Warren Smith talks with Michael Card about art, mortality, and the goodness of God.

May
8
A conversation with Derwin Gray

Derwin Gray is a former NFL linebacker turned apologist and pastor. On this episode of Listening In, host Warren Smith talks with Gray about his unlikely path to becoming the pastor of one of the largest and ethnically diverse evangelical churches in Charlotte, North Carolina.

May
1
A conversation with Jim Denison

Jim Denison is an author, speaker, and founder of the Denison Forum. On this episode of Listening In, host Warren Smith talks with Denison about what life might be like after the pandemic and how to prepare biblically.

Apr
24
A conversation with Stanton Lanier

Stanton Lanier is a pianist and composer. On this episode of Listening In, host Warren Smith talks with Lanier about his songwriting process and how it’s connected to his Christian faith.

Jun
6
The Olasky Interview: Albert Mohler (2019)

Albert Mohler is a theologian and president of the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. On this episode of The Olasky Interview, Marvin Olasky and Albert Mohler discuss WORLD’s approach to Christian journalism. Plus, Mohler fields questions from WORLD staffers.

May
19
The Olasky Interview: Samuel Rodriguez

Samuel Rodriguez is an evangelical leader and president of the National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference. In this 2012 interview, Marvin Olasky talks with Rodriguez about politics and conservatism in the Hispanic community.

May
12
The Olasky Interview: Ross Douthat

Ross Douthat is an author and a New York Times columnist. In this classic interview from 2011, host Marvin Olasky talks with Douthat about politics and Christianity in America.

May
5
The Olasky Interview: Donna Rice Hughes

Donna Rice Hughes is an author, speaker, and founder of Enough Is Enough. On this episode of The Olasky Interview, host Marvin Olasky talks with Hughes about her personal testimony, internet safety, and efforts to confront online pornography and trafficking.

Apr
28
The Olasky Interview: Michael Wear

Michael Wear is the founder of Public Square Strategies and a leading expert at the intersection of faith, politics, and American public life. On this episode of The Olasky Interview, host Marvin Olasky talks with Wear about faith, politics, and Wear’s time in the Obama administration.

Apr
21
The Olasky Interview: Tim Carney

Tim Carney is an author, the commentary editor at the Washington Examiner, and a visiting fellow with the American Enterprise Institute. On this episode of The Olasky Interview, Marvin Olasky and Tim Carney discuss some of the factors that led to President Donald Trump’s 2016 victory and whether those factors are still in play for this year’s election.

Apr
14
The Olasky Interview: Paul Miller

Paul Miller is a Bible teacher, theologian, and author of J-Curve, WORLD’s 2019 Book of the Year for accessible theology. On this episode of The Olasky Interview, Marvin Olasky and Paul Miller discuss suffering and resurrection within the Christian life.

Apr
7
The Olasky Interview: Justin Giboney

Justin Giboney is an Atlanta attorney and political strategist. On this episode of The Olasky Interview, Marvin Olasky and Justin Giboney discuss how to increase Christian engagement in culture and politics—namely the Democratic Party.

Mar
31
The Olasky Interview: Joni Eareckson Tada

Joni Eareckson Tada is an author, speaker, and well-known advocate for people with disabilities. Tada founded the organization Joni and Friends to tell stories of real people who face severe trials but continue to trust in God. On this episode of The Olasky Interview, Marvin Olasky and Joni Eareckson Tada discuss Tada’s own suffering and what it looks like to minister to those who are suffering.

Mar
24
The Olasky Interview: John Piper

John Piper is a conference speaker, author of more than 50 books, and the retired pastor of Bethlehem Baptist Church in Minneapolis. On this episode of The Olasky Interview, Marvin Olasky and John Piper discuss his tenure as a pastor and what the term "Christian hedonism" means.

Mar
24
The Olasky Interview: Arthur Brooks

Arthur Brooks is an author, speaker, and former president of the American Enterprise Institute. On this episode of The Olasky Interview, Marvin Olasky and Arthur Brooks discuss the source of true happiness, how to best help struggling single moms, and how the welfare system is hurting more than helping.

Mar
24
The Olasky Interview: Ryan and Bethany Bomberger

Ryan and Bethany Bomberger are the founders of The Radiance Foundation, a pro-life organization that promotes life and adoption. On this episode of The Olasky Interview, Marvin Olasky and the Bombergers discuss the importance of adoption and how The Radiance Foundation is calling out the abortion industry with billboards.

Mar
11
Coming soon: The Olasky Interview, Season 2

A new 12-episode season of The Olasky Interview begins March 24th. Guests include John Piper, Al Mohler, Joni Eareckson Tada, and Samuel Rodriguez.

Aug
28
The Olasky Interview: Bill Bennett

An in-depth conversation with author and commentator Bill Bennett.

Aug
21
The Olasky Interview: Lauren Green

An in-depth conversation with Fox News religion reporter Lauren Green.

Aug
15
The Olasky Interview: Ron Sider

An in-depth conversation with author and professor Ron Sider.

Aug
8
The Olasky Interview: Ann Voskamp

An in-depth conversation with speaker and bestselling author Ann Voskamp.

Aug
1
The Olasky Interview: Charles Murray

An in-depth conversation with author and political scientist Charles Murray.

Jul
25
The Olasky Interview: Ben Carson

An in-depth interview with neurosurgeon and bestselling author Dr. Ben Carson. This interview took place in 2012 at Patrick Henry College.

Jul
18
The Olasky Interview: Min Jin Lee

An in-depth interview with bestselling author Min Jin Lee.