Listening In


Listening In

Listening In is a half hour interview program that features discussions with newsmakers and thought leaders, hosted by Warren Smith. Listening In goes beyond talking points, for real and in-depth conversation. Each week, Warren chooses knowledgeable guests and meaningful topics, and brings a depth and level of candor not often found in mainstream media. In this way, Listening In personalizes the stories and perspectives of its guests, resulting in highly engaging and memorable programming. You’ll hear conversations with popular musicians, Christian thought leaders, makers of movies and television, respected authors, and key political leaders.

Sep
21
A conversation with Ligon Duncan

This week, Warren Smith talks with Ligon Duncan, the president of Reformed Theological Seminary.

Sep
14
Conversations about Unbroken: Path to Redemption

This week, Warren Smith talks with people associated with the new movie, Unbroken: Path to Redemption, about the life of Louis Zamperini.

Sep
7
A conversation with Russell Moore

This week, Warren Smith talks with author, speaker, and the president of the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention Dr. Russell Moore.

Aug
31
A conversation with Karen Swallow Prior

This week, Warren Smith talks with author, speaker, and Liberty University professor Karen Swallow Prior.

Aug
24
A conversation with David Cunningham

This week, Warren Smith talks with filmmaker David Cunningham.

Aug
17
A conversation with Ken Boa

This week, Warren Smith talks with author and speaker Ken Boa about how to read a movie.

Aug
10
A conversation with Matt Chandler

This week, WORLD Radio's J.C. Derrick talks with pastor and author Matt Chandler.

Aug
3
A conversation with Philip Sandifer

This week, Warren Smith talks with singer, songwriter, producer, and worship leader Philip Sandifer.

Jul
27
A conversation with Alan Crippen

This week, Warren Smith talks with the American Bible Society's Alan Crippen.

Jul
20
A conversation with James Brown and Victoria Jackson

This week, Warren Smith talks with sportscaster and entrepreneur James Brown and Saturday Night Live alumnus Victoria Jackson.

Jul
13
A conversation with Bruce Ashford

This week, Warren Smith talks with Bruce Ashford, the provost at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. Ashford recently wrote a book called Letters to An American Christian, in which he offers advice to a hypothetical college student.

Jul
6
A conversation with J.D. Greear

This week, Warren Smith talks with author, pastor, and the new president of the Southern Baptist Convention, J.D. Greear.

Jun
29
A conversation with Daniel Ritchie

This week, Warren Smith talks with author and speaker Daniel Ritchie.

Jun
22
A conversation with Andrew Osenga

This week, Warren Smith talks with singer, songwriter, producer, and podcaster Andrew Osenga. Osenga is perhaps best known as the lead singer, guitar player, and a key songwriter for Caedmon's Call. But he also spent four years with a band called The Normals, a band that was a favorite with critics that also had two Dove Award nominations.

Jun
16
A conversation with Les Sillars

This week, Warren Smith talks with author and journalism professor Les Sillars. Sillars teaches at Patrick Henry College and has been a regular contributor to WORLD over the years, and serves as the editor of WORLD's MailBag.

Jun
8
A conversation with Craig Detweiler

This week, Warren Smith talks with the author of a new book on selfies, social media, and the digital age: Craig Detweiler.

Jun
1
A conversation with Greg Thornbury

This week, Warren Smith talks with Gregory Alan Thornbury, the author of a new biography of Christian rock pioneer Larry Norman.

May
25
A conversation with S.D. Smith

This week, Warren Smith talks with the author of The Green Ember series of children's books: S.D. Smith. Smith, known to his friends as Sam, didn't take a conventional route to becoming a best-selling author of children's and young adult books. By his own admission, he was not much of a reader when he was a boy, and for most of his early adult life he had a career completely outside the literary world, working for a time as a delivery driver to support his family.

May
18
A conversation with Karen Swallow Prior

This week, Warren Smith talks with author, speaker, and Liberty University professor Karen Swallow Prior.

May
12
A conversation with N.D. "Nate" Wilson

This week, Warren Smith talks with N.D. 'Nate' Wilson. Wilson is the author of more than a dozen books and he writes mostly young adult fantasy books. He is perhaps best known for his 100 Cupboards trilogy of books.