Sunday School Dropouts
Have you heard the one about a former Presbyterian and a non-believing Jew who are reading their way through every book in the Bible? We hasten to clarify that this show is not a Biblical study aid, but a light-hearted romp through a collection of ancient and contradictory texts representing millennia of glommed-on history, and quite a lot of dubious medical advice. Our hosts do respect the document, even as they roll their eyes at its inconsistencies and revel in its nuttier moments, and there is some wisdom amid the weirdness. Occasional, well-informed guests round out the offering, including Mallory Ortberg of The Toast/Dear Prudence fame - the daughter, it turns out, of two pastors. Tonnes of hour-long episodes available now.
Gateway episodes: Leviticus (3 Apr 2016) / Ecclesiastes (14 Aug 2016) / Song of Songs (21 Aug 2016)