The World And Everything In It


The World and Everything in It

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It’s like NPR from a Christian worldview is a common listener description of our daily news podcast The World and Everything in It. Psalm 89:11 inspires our program title: “The heavens are Yours; the earth also is Yours; the world and all that is in it, You have founded them.” It says something about the breadth of news coverage on the program, but also its depth — with biblically objective journalism at its core. Each day’s half hour starts with a fast-paced news summary, followed by longer stories, interviews, and reports from WORLD journalists, as well as thoughtful commentary and original feature journalism reported from the field. Hosted by Mary Reichard and Nick Eicher, The World and Everything in It will enhance your morning commute or any part of your daily routine.

Mar
31
3.31.20 Restaurant survival, and home office homeschool

Mary Reichard details a Supreme Court ruling on shipping safety; Sarah Schweinsberg reports on how COVID-19 is affecting the restaurant industry; Jenny Lind Schmitt meets sewers helping to make up for the shortage of protective gear for healthcare workers; and Bonnie Pritchett finds out how hard it is to juggle working and home education. Plus: a preview of this week’s new episode of The Olasky Interview, commentary from Janie B. Cheaney, a high school hero, and the Tuesday morning news. Support The World and Everything in It today at wng.org/donate.

Mar
30
3.30.20 Legal Docket, Moneybeat, and History Book

On Legal Docket, Mary Reichard details Supreme Court oral arguments in a case about a man who says he will be tortured if he is deported; on the Monday Moneybeat, Nick Eicher talks to financial analyst David Bahnsen about another topsy turvy week on Wall Street; and on History Book, Paul Butler recounts significant events from the past. Plus: commentary from Kim Henderson, and the Monday morning news. Support The World and Everything in It today at wng.org/donate.

Mar
28
The Olasky Interview, Episode 1: 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. For the next nine weeks you'll be hearing The Olasky Interview on The World and Everything in It on Saturdays. Episodes 1 and 2 are available this week. We also released The Olasky Interview as a stand-alone series, and we publish new episodes each Tuesday. So if you want to listen sooner and help others find this program, you can subscribe by searching for The Olasky Interview on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, or wherever you listen.

Mar
28
The Olasky Interview, Episode 2: 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. For the next nine weeks you'll be hearing The Olasky Interview on The World and Everything in It on Saturdays. Episodes 1 and 2 are available this week. We also released The Olasky Interview as a stand-alone series, and we publish new episodes each Tuesday. So if you want to listen sooner and help others find this program, you can subscribe by searching for The Olasky Interview on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, or wherever you listen.

Mar
27
3.27.20 Culture Friday, The Pilgrim’s Progress, and Listener Feedback

On Culture Friday, Megan Basham and Mary Reichard talk to John Stonestreet about businesses that claim to be essential to stay open during the coronavirus crisis; Megan reviews last year’s animated version of The Pilgrim’s Progress, available to stream free just in time for Easter; and we share some of the Listener Feedback you’ve sent in over the last month. Plus: a balcony marathon, and the Friday morning news. Support The World and Everything in It today at wng.org/donate.

Mar
26
3.26.20 Challenges for christian schools, and life in a Leprosarium

Katie Gaultney reports on the unique challenges Christian schools face during coronavirus shutdowns; Sarah Schweinsberg reports on how prolonged learning at home could affect the education system even into the next few years; Anna Johansen gets tips from a big family of homeschoolers on how to deal with quarantine-induced togetherness; and Kim Henderson visits a Leprosarium in coastal Louisiana to find out what life was like for people who once suffered from a different kind of disease. Plus: commentary from Cal Thomas, delivery on the toilet paper aisle, and the Thursday morning news. Support The World and Everything in It today at wng.org/donate.

Mar
25
3.25.20 Washington Wednesday, World Tour, and the three-pointer

On Washington Wednesday, Nick Eicher talks to Stan Veuger about the pros and cons of the federal government’s coronavirus stimulus package; WORLD Africa reporter Onize Ohikere reports international news on World Tour; and Maria Baer visits a basketball practice in Columbus, Ohio, to find out how the three-point shot came to dominate the sport at all levels. Plus: commentary from Janie B. Cheaney, calling the plays of life, and the Wednesday morning news. Support The World and Everything in It today at wng.org/donate.

Mar
24
3.24.20 Ranchers react to the border wall, and a wedding delayed

Mary Reichard reports on four Supreme Court opinions; Sarah Schweinsberg talks to ranchers in Arizona about illegal immigration and the southern border wall; Bethany Christian Services CEO Chris Palusky explains why COVID-19 is disrupting international adoptions; and Katie Gaultney talks to a couple faced with cancelling their wedding due to social distancing mandates. Plus: commentary from Ryan Bomberger, singing in the streets of Spain, and the Tuesday morning news. Support The World and Everything in It today at wng.org/donate.

Mar
23
3.23.20 Legal Docket, Moneybeat, and History Book

On Legal Docket, Mary Reichard unpacks oral arguments in a Supreme Court case involving presidential authority; on the Monday Moneybeat, Nick Eicher talks to financial analyst David Bahnsen about the U.S. economic crisis; and on History Book, Paul Butler recalls significant dates from the past. Plus: commentary from Trillia Newbell, and the Monday morning news. Support The World and Everything in It today at wng.org/donate.

Mar
21
Effective Compassion, Episode 12: Watered Gardens

Anna Johansen and Charissa Koh visit the winner of WORLD’s 2019 Hope Award. Watered Gardens is one ministry working to help the homeless of Missouri get back on their feet and find true hope for the future. If you have comments or questions, please email us at effectivecompassionpodcast@wng.org

Mar
20
3.20.20 Culture Friday, Emma, and Rachel Green Taylor

On Culture Friday, Nick Eicher and Megan Basham talk to John Stonestreet about how the coronavirus pandemic is affecting culture; Megan reviews the new film adaptation of Jane Austen’s Emma; and Myrna Brown profiles well-known worship leader Keith Green's daughter. Plus: commentary from Katie Gaultney, celebrating an anniversary in quarantine, and the Friday morning news. Support The World and Everything in It today at wng.org/donate.

Mar
19
3.19.20 Building the border wall, and coronavirus contingency plans

Sarah Schweinsberg reports on border wall construction progress in southern Arizona; Megan Basham talks to WORLD deputy editor Michael Reneau about what Christian colleges and churches are doing in response to the coronavirus; and Bonnie Pritchett reports on what happened when Houston canceled the country’s largest stockshow and rodeo last week. Plus: commentary from Cal Thomas, a preview of this week’s Listening In, a street corner toilet paper exchange, and the Thursday morning news. Support The World and Everything in It today at wng.org/donate.

Mar
18
3.18.20 Washington Wednesday, World Tour, and quarantined kids

On Washington Wednesday, Nick Eicher talks to WORLD’s Mindy Belz about the international response to COVID-19; Nick Eicher and Megan Basham report on other international news in World Tour; and Emily Whitten offers some suggestions for keeping kids busy and entertained during coronavirus quarantines. Plus: commentary from Janie B. Cheaney, penguins on the loose, and the Wednesday morning news. Support The World and Everything in It today at wng.org/donate.

Mar
17
3.17.20 States of emergency, and social distancing

Paul Butler reports on "States of Emergency" handling the coronavirus crisis; Mary Reichard talks to Dr. Charles Horton about social distancing; and Sarah Schweinsberg, Emily Belz, and Leigh Jones recount how the coronavirus affected their recent travel experiences. Plus: commentary from Les Sillars, a toilet paper arcade, and the Tuesday morning news.

Mar
16
3.16.20 Legal Docket, Moneybeat, and a live event update

On Legal Docket, Mary Reichard details the oral arguments in Supreme Court cases involving immigration, fraud, and terrorism; on Moneybeat, Nick Eicher unpacks the latest economic news; and financial analyst David Bahnsen explains what’s driving investor panic on Wall Street. Plus: commentary from Marvin Olasky, cancelling the live event, and the Monday morning news. Support The World and Everything in It today at wng.org/donate.

Mar
14
Effective Compassion, Episode 11: Epilogue

Housing First. Community First. Jesus First. Every organization has a different standard of success that shapes the way they combat homelessness. In this epilogue, Marvin Olasky takes a deeper look at the ministries we’ve visited so far, and offers insight on what works and what doesn’t.

Mar
13
3.13.20 Culture Friday, and I Am Patrick

On Culture Friday, Megan Basham and John Stonestreet discuss how Christians should respond to an increasingly crass culture; and Megan Basham reviews a film exploring the history of Saint Patrick. Plus: Word Play with George Grant, a fence jumping fugitive, and the Friday morning news. Support The World and Everything in It today at wng.org/donate.

Mar
12
3.12.20 Evangelicals in Brazil, and studying leprosy

Laura Edghill reports on the problem of access to higher education in rural states; Jill Nelson reports on the way evangelical Christians are making a difference in traditionally Catholic Brazil; and Kim Henderson visits with scientists studying leprosy. Plus: a preview of Listening In, commentary from Cal Thomas, punching a shark, and the Thursday morning news. Support The World and Everything in It today at wng.org/donate.

Mar
11
3.11.20 Washington Wednesday and World Tour

On Washington Wednesday, Nick Eicher and John Tyler discuss the ongoing debate over the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act; on World Tour, Onize Ohikere covers international news; and Sarah Schweinsberg learns how a Snow Safety Team in northern Utah keep skiers safe. Plus: commentary from Joel Belz, roadside dating, and the Wednesday morning news. Support The World and Everything in It today at wng.org/donate.

Mar
10
3.10.20 Life in coronavirus central, and living with dementia

Jenny Lind Schmitt describes what life is like in Seattle amid a coronavirus outbreak, Sarah Schweinsberg reports on non-medical treatments for dementia patients; and Marvin Olasky interviews international strategist George Friedman. Plus: commentary from J.C. Derrick, Beatlemania, and the Tuesday morning news. Support The World and Everything in It today at wng.org/donate.