The World And Everything In It


The World and Everything in It

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The World and Everything in It is an Apple Podcasts top 100 News program delivering essential headlines, field reporting, interviews, and expert analysis every weekday. Hear original coverage such as a weekly overview of every Supreme Court case, biblical cultural analysis, and key international stories.

Feb
28
Legal Docket, Special Episode: Mandatory Vaccine Laws

The Supreme Court first considered the constitutionality of mandatory vaccine laws in Jacobson v. Massachusetts (1905). In this episode, hosts Mary Reichard and Jenny Rough examine that decision and cases that expanded it. You will hear from legal experts, doctors, a COVID-19 patient, and a pastor who offer insightful interviews on this this complex debate.

Feb
27
Effective Compassion Season 2, Episode 7: Mending broken minds

Just about anyone working in mental healthcare, criminal justice, or social work will agree: people with mental, emotional, and behavioral disorders face a difficult road. This episode is about the 50 million Americans dealing with mental illness. Journalists Anna Johansen Brown and Sarah Schweinsberg talk to some of the Christians who are there to help, working to put the challenging, personal and spiritual into behavioral health care.

Feb
26
2.26.21 Culture Friday, Flora and Ulysses, and Listener Feedback

On Culture Friday, Megan Basham talks with Ryan Anderson about Amazon’s decision to pull his book on transgenderism off its digital shelves; Megan also reviews a new family movie on Disney+, Flora & Ulysses; and your Listener Feedback. Plus: swimming in handcuffs, and the Friday morning news. Support The World and Everything in It today at wng.org/donate. Additional support comes from Pensacola Christian College. Empowering Christian leaders to influence the world. More at: go.pcci.edu/World And from Dordt University. Students can apply to Dordt to study nursing, agriculture, engineering, social work and more—all taught from a Christian perspective. More at dordt.edu/apply.  

Feb
25
2.25.21 Child tax credits, Texas power woes, and serving schools

Leigh Jones reports on two plans to change child tax credits; Mary Reichard talks to MIT energy professor Christopher Knittel about problems with the Texas power grid; and Kim Henderson meets a woman helping her church to love its neighbors at a local elementary school. Plus: commentary from Cal Thomas, a preview of this week’s Listening In, an expensive Bay Area move, and the Thursday morning news. Support The World and Everything in It today at wng.org/donate. Additional support comes from Pensacola Christian College. Empowering Christian leaders to influence the world. More at: go.pcci.edu/World And from from Dordt University. Providing an education rooted in faith—for engineers, nurses, social workers, teachers, and more. More at dordt.edu.

Feb
24
2.24.21 Washington Wednesday, World Tour, and storm stories

On Washington Wednesday, immigration experts weigh in on President Biden’s plans for the southern border; on World Tour, Onize Ohikere reports on international news; and three WORLD reporters based in Texas recount their experiences during last week’s winter storm. Plus: commentary from Joel Belz, a puzzling record, and the Wednesday morning news. Support The World and Everything in It today at wng.org/donate. Additional support comes from Dordt University. Ranked #1 in the nation for student engagement by The Wall Street Journal, Dordt informs, inspires, and challenges students. More at dordt.edu. And from Description:Pensacola Christian College. Empowering Christian leaders to influence the world. More at: go.pcci.edu/World

Feb
23
2.23.21 America on the world stage, Jack Phillips, and kids books

Sarah Schweinsberg reports on President Biden’s effort to reassert U.S. influence on international organizations; Mary Reichard talks to Steve West about Jack Phillips’ ongoing legal battle; and Emily Whitten talks to some of the reviewers involved in picking WORLD’s Children’s Books of the Year. Plus: commentary from Ryan Bomberger, a suspicious bag of cuteness, and the Tuesday morning news. Support The World and Everything in It today at wng.org/donate. Additional support comes from Dordt University. Students can apply to Dordt to study nursing, agriculture, engineering, social work and more—all taught from a Christian perspective. More at dordt.edu/apply. And from Description:Pensacola Christian College. Empowering Christian leaders to influence the world. More at: go.pcci.edu/World

Feb
22
2.22.21 Legal Docket, Moneybeat, History Book

On Legal Docket, Jenny Rough reports on the constitutionality of vaccine mandates; on the Monday Moneybeat, Nick Eicher talks to financial analyst David Bahnsen about the latest economic news; and on History Book, Katie Gaultney recounts significant events from the past. Plus: skiing on the interstate, and the Monday morning news. Support The World and Everything in It today at wng.org/donate. Additional support comes from Dordt University. Providing an education rooted in faith—for engineers, nurses, social workers, teachers, and more. More at DORDT.edu. And from Description:Pensacola Christian College. Empowering Christian leaders to influence the world. More at: go.pcci.edu/World

Feb
20
Effective Compassion, Season 2, Episode 6: Repairing broken families

Many of the people who struggle with addiction or homelessness grew up with a family member with unhealthy habits. Or they experienced abuse. Some didn’t have a family at all. Coming from a good family doesn’t guarantee a trouble-free life. But having a shaky family foundation makes everything a lot harder. In this episode, journalists Anna Johansen Brown and Sarah Schweinsberg explore what compassion looks like for hurting children, young adults, and their parents.

Feb
19
2.19.21 Culture Friday, The Crew, and Word Play

On Culture Friday, Nick Eicher and Myrna Brown talk to John Stonestreet about conservative commentator Rush Limbaugh’s legacy; Megan Basham reviews the new Netflix comedy The Crew; and on Word Play, George Grant ponders our new COVID-19 vocabulary. Plus: 4-wheeling to work, and the Friday morning news. Support The World and Everything in It today at wng.org/donate. Additional support comes from Maranatha Baptist University, with online options for degree completion. mbu.edu/finish And from the podcast, Too Busy to Flush, one couple’s slightly irreverent musings on faith, food, family and marriage. toobusytoflush.com

Feb
18
2.18.21 Israel’s vaccine success, landing on Mars, and dog sledding

Jill Nelson reports on Israel’s successful campaign to vaccinate its residents against COVID-19; Mary Reichard talks to astronomy professor Jim Murphy about today’s Mars rover landing; and Sarah Schweinsberg reports on a Utah man’s attempt to pass on the tradition of dog-sledding. Plus: commentary from Cal Thomas, an upside-down lawmaker, and the Thursday morning news. Support The World and Everything in It today at wng.org/donate. Additional support comes from Maranatha Baptist University, with online options for degree completion. mbu.edu/finish And from the podcast, Too Busy to Flush, one couple’s slightly irreverent musings on faith, food, family and marriage. toobusytoflush.com

Feb
17
2.17.21 Washington Wednesday, World Tour, and a heart for foster care

On Washington Wednesday, Mary Reichard talks to Brett Schaefer about the World Health Organization’s investigation into the origins of the coronavirus; on World Tour, Onize Ohikere reports on international news; and Kim Henderson meets a couple with a heart for foster care. Plus: commentary from Marvin Olasky, pants protecting parking, and the Wednesday morning news. Support The World and Everything in It today at wng.org/donate. Additional support comes from Maranatha Baptist University, with licensure options through the Master of Arts in Teaching. mbu.edu/mat And from the podcast, Too Busy to Flush, one couple’s slightly irreverent musings on faith, food, family and marriage. toobusytoflush.com

Feb
16
2.16.21 Rent assistance, Ravi Zacharias, and The Olasky Interview

Sarah Schweinsberg reports on efforts to provide assistance to renters and landlords; Mary Reichard talks to WORLD’s Emily Belz about the conclusion of a report about abuse claims against the late apologist Ravi Zacharias; and on The Olasky Interview, WORLD editor in chief Marvin Olasky talks to sociologist Mark Regnerus about marriage in the church. Plus: commentary from Janie B. Cheaney, a missing chicken, and the Tuesday morning news. Support The World and Everything in It today at wng.org/donate. Additional support comes from Maranatha Baptist University, with online options for degree completion. mbu.edu/finish And from the podcast, Too Busy to Flush, one couple’s slightly irreverent musings on faith, food, family and marriage. toobusytoflush.com

Feb
15
2.15.21 Legal Docket, Moneybeat, and History Book

On Legal Docket, Mary Reichard unpacks the oral arguments in a Supreme Court case about legal appeals; on the Monday Moneybeat, Nick Eicher talks to financial analyst David Bahnsen about the latest economic news; and on History Book, Katie Gaultney recounts significant events from the past. Plus: a $5 million doggie, and the Monday morning news. Support The World and Everything in It today at wng.org/donate. Additional support comes from Maranatha Baptist University, with licensure options through the Master of Arts in Teaching. mbu.edu/mat And from the podcast, Too Busy to Flush, one couple’s slightly irreverent musings on faith, food, family and marriage. toobusytoflush.com

Feb
13
Effective Compassion Season 2, Episode 5: Compassion for refugees

This episode is about newcomers: Refugees and asylum seekers looking for a fresh start. Journalists Anna Johansen Brown and Sarah Schweinsberg explain how refugee resettlement works and visit several ministries that help these newcomers become self-sufficient in their new homes.

Feb
12
2.12.21 Culture Friday, The Dig, and the Fisk Jubilee Singers

On Culture Friday, Nick Eicher and Myrna Brown talk to John Stonestreet about the legacy of Larry Flynt and cancel culture’s latest victim; Megan Basham reviews a new historical drama on Netflix, The Dig; and Emily Whitten profiles a historic African-American singing group keeping negro spirituals alive. Plus: a cat in court, and the Friday morning news. Support The World and Everything in It today at wng.org/donate. Additional support comes from Crossing Cultures International, an organization that equips and trains indigenous pastors and church leaders in more than 33 countries. More at cciequip.org And from The Master’s University, a liberal arts university in Southern California that has stood firm for 94 years on Christ and Scripture. More at Masters.edu.

Feb
11
2.11.21 Student loans, Leah Sharibu, and advice for Valentines

Esther Eaton reports on President Biden’s effort to forgive up to $10,000 for every American with student loan debt; Mary Reichard talks to Africa reporter Onize Ohikere about the third anniversary of a kidnapping that shook the Christian community in Nigeria; and Paul Butler offers some Valentine’s Day advice for husbands. Plus: commentary from Kim Henderson, a preview of this week’s Listening In, pricey but skinny real estate, and the Thursday morning news. Support The World and Everything in It today at wng.org/donate. Additional support comes from Crossing Cultures International, an organization that equips and trains indigenous pastors and church leaders in more than 33 countries. More at cciequip.org And from The Master’s University, a liberal arts university in Southern California that has stood firm for 94 years on Christ and Scripture. More at Masters.edu.

Feb
10
2.10.21 Washington Wednesday, World Tour, and winter blooms

On Washington Wednesday, Mary Reichard talks to impeachment expert Frank Bowman about President Trump’s second Senate trial; on World Tour, Africa correspondent Onize Ohikere reports on international news; and Kim Henderson visits a flower show in Mississippi celebrating a winter favorite of Southern gardeners, the camellia. Plus: commentary from Joel Belz, haircut auditions, and the Wednesday morning news. Support The World and Everything in It today at wng.org/donate. Additional support comes from Crossing Cultures International, an organization that equips and trains indigenous pastors and church leaders in more than 33 countries. More at cciequip.org And from The Master’s University, a liberal arts university in Southern California that has stood firm for 94 years on Christ and Scripture. More at Masters.edu.

Feb
9
2.9.21 Redefining sex, Myanmar’s coup, Orson Welles and Officer X

Sarah Schweinsberg reports on President Biden’s order redefining sex for federal agencies; Mary Reichard talks to Dan Blumenthal of the American Enterprise Institute about the coup in Myanmar and how it might affect U.S. policy in the region; and Paul Butler remembers a series of commentaries by broadcaster Orson Welles that changed the course of U.S. history. Plus: commentary by Cal Thomas, a long lost wallet, and the Tuesday morning news. Support The World and Everything in It today at wng.org/donate. Additional support comes from Crossing Cultures International, an organization that equips and trains indigenous pastors and church leaders in more than 33 countries. More at cciequip.org And from The Master’s University, a liberal arts university in Southern California that has stood firm for 94 years on Christ and Scripture. More at Masters.edu.

Feb
8
2.8.21 Legal Docket, Moneybeat, and History Book

On Legal Docket, Mary Reichard unpacks the oral arguments in a case about payday loans and federal overreach at the Supreme Court; on the Monday Moneybeat, Nick Eicher talks to David Bahnsen about the latest economic news; and on History Book, Katie Gaultney recounts significant events from the past. Plus: an earbud extraction, and the Monday morning news. Support The World and Everything in It today at wng.org/donate. Additional support comes from Crossing Cultures International, an organization that equips and trains indigenous pastors and church leaders in more than 33 countries. More at cciequip.org And from The Master’s University, a liberal arts university in Southern California that has stood firm for 94 years on Christ and Scripture. More at Masters.edu.

Feb
6
Effective Compassion Season 2, Episode 4: Compassion in crisis

Natural disasters are disruptive and traumatic, especially for people already in emotional, physical, or spiritual crisis. Last year, every compassion ministry in the country faced the same disaster: COVID-19. Journalists Anna Johansen Brown and Sarah Schweinsberg explore the ways the pandemic made ministry more difficult and challenged leaders to rethink the ways they help people in need.