The Olasky Interview


The World and Everything in It

The Olasky Interview gives you the substance you’ve always wanted from interviews with prominent figures. WORLD editor in chief Marvin Olasky knows exactly what questions to ask. This seasonal program is intended to satiate news and culture enthusiasts of faith.

May
26
The Olasky Interview: Albert Mohler

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.