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.

Jan
15
A conversation with Rod Dreher

This week, hear Warren Smith's conversation with author, Rod Dreher.

Dec
11
A conversation with Carolyn Weber

Carolyn Weber is a literature professor and author of the books Surprised by Oxford and Sex and the City of God. On this episode of Listening In, host Warren Smith talks with Weber about her conversion to Christianity and the tension of the current cultural moment in which Christians are living.

Dec
4
A conversation with Trevin Wax

Trevin Wax is a theologian and author of the new book Rethink Your Self. On this episode of Listening In, host Warren Smith talks with Wax about a certain worldly view of life and how we ought to counter it as Christians.

Nov
20
A conversation with Russell Moore

Russell Moore is president of the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention. On this episode of Listening In, host Warren Smith talks with Moore about how to stand for truth in the face of adversity—especially when you have to do it alone.

Nov
13
A conversation with Robert Myers

Robert Myers is an author and Christian college president. On this episode of Listening In, host Warren Smith talks with Myers about how higher education has been shaped by changing demographics, technological advances, and the pandemic.

Nov
6
A conversation with Jason Jimenez

On this episode of Listening In, host Warren Smith talks with pastor and author Jason Jimenez about how to have tough conversations in divisive times.

Oct
30
A conversation with Charles Billingsley

Charles Billingsley is a singer-songwriter whose career has spanned more than 30 years. On this episode of Listening In, host Warren Smith talks with Billingsley about his perspective on music as a ministry and a career.

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
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.