Since I started my own podcast I’ve been thinking more about how to help you find and enjoy the podcasts I’ve been listening to for yourself. Then, my own trusty iPod stopped being so trusty just after getting my very first up-to-date smartphone.
So, this article will start out with my collection of Creation podcasts, and if you want some help getting your own android device set up to listen, I’m putting a get-started manual at the end.
Psst: if you listen to any of us. Let us know. Reviews are scarce even for the big names, and often 1 star, “there’s no science here”, garden variety atheist nonsense.
Tapping (or clicking) on photos takes you to their iTunes page. Somehow, life is just easier for people who can get their hands on an apple product. It’s also easy to use iTunes with your Windows PC. If you’re not going to take your shows mobile, I’d go with them.
Dr. Henry Morris III, president of the Institute for Creation Research, has a podcast called Heroes and Villains of the Bible. It’s made from his sermons on Bible characters weaving in the science supporting the Biblical narrative with Scriptural principles:
New to Android podcasts? See how I use a free app at the end of this article:
Scripture on Creation: Dr. Ben Scripture and his cohost Scott Kump have a 15 minute radio show they also share online. He likes to take a dive into books like Job to show us the amazing science the Bible contains. He also answers questions and sometimes interviews other creationists (like me!).
Delightful style and always family friendly.
Real Science Radio: If you ever run into someone who thinks creationists can’t think for themselves but just believe what the big wigs tell them, send them to this show. Pastor Bob Enyart can be a little abrasive and occasionally the topic isn’t appropriate for kids (like discussing infanticide), but I’ve learned a huge amount from him and his interviews.
Science, Scripture, & Salvation: also put out by the Institute for Creation Research is a power house for learning about creation.
The Mountain and the Word Paul Taylor who was with Creation Today is now heading up the Mount St. Helens Creation Center. He’s now got his own podcast sharing news from that ministry but mostly focusing on apologetics. Doesn’t he have the best artwork?
The Genesis Connection by Tome DeRosa of the Creation Studies Institute is short (under 5 minutes) but packed with interesting details like how molecules formed chemically can’t ever turn into DNA because they are the wrong shape. Who knew?!!
Answers Conversation with Steve Ham, Ken’s younger brother. His show always opens with a refreshing Bible passage and features interviews with Answers in Genesis helpers and other fascinating people supporting the truth of Scripture. (This show “has concluded its run” but has 2 years of informative and encouraging archives to enjoy.)
Creation Science Today Show: Eric Hovind and his cohosts are the best! I ran into this show when it first started and have never missed an episode. Before running into them I had no idea there were so many creationists out there beyond the Big 3. No one could be more generous and helpful than Eric.
You can watch their videos if you prefer, but I don’t find I miss much with just the audio. It’s a great way to make a dull half hour delightful.
Creation Moments Minute: This short show has been on the air since long before podcasting started out. It’s a two minute show, but that might be just the right length for you.
And the separate show by the same group Today’s Creation Moment
Answers….With Ken Ham is short but rich.
Creation Astronomy Now by Vinnie Harned. As of August 2015 he and his younger brother have decided to put out a new episode once a month to be a resource for news and upcoming star watching events.
Michael Boehm has been recording audio for his Youth Apologetics Training for years now and is well over 400 episodes. He talks about a lot besides Creation vs. Evolution, but the topic pops up regularly enough to include here. (This is more generally worldview focused. Some of the topics are definitely not for the under 13 crowd. Parental guidance recommended.)
Creation Training Initiative with Mike Riddle. I’d heard Riddle on a couple episodes of the Creation Today Show and am very impressed with his clear thinking and passion. Now, it’s exciting to realize he also has a podcast!
Educate for Life.org with Kevin Conover is focused just on teaching high schoolers to defend their faith. It’s not all creation based, but often enough to deserve inclusion here:
Well that’s the lot. CMI used to have a podcast but switched to just video. Writing this article I took a minute to contact ICR about repurposing their audio into a podcast (this was written in April 2015, it was just a few months later Dr. Morris III started his show!).
It’s an exciting time to be able to use driving and chore time to learn so much about Jesus and his role and power in creation. May God bless you and your family as you invest your time in things that will strengthen our faith for years to come!
We will not hide them from their children, shewing to the generation to come the praises of the LORD, and his strength, and his wonderful works that he hath done. Psalm 78:4
OK, for us android device users: there are a bunch of apps you can try out to listen to podcasts. I haven’t check out any premium ones as many are fancier than a new listener needs.
Here’s the one I’ve settled on after trying out a number of free ones:
There’s always a little ad along the bottom, but I don’t find it gets in the way much.
Here’s how to get started. At the top of the screen you will see this:
See those three bars on the left? That’s your main way around. Tap on it and you’ll see:
When you’ve found a show you like, tap it and look for the tiny bookmark icon. This will add the show to your Subscriptions making it easy to keep up with it.
You can start listening to an episode by tapping the title. If you’ll be staying near good internet, just tap play. Or, you can download episodes to play anywhere any time. (Audio files can be surprisingly large, so be careful.)
When a show starts playing you’ll see a blue bar across the bottom with its title. If you want to skip to a later point or go back a bit, slide that bar up and it will fill the screen with the cover art (really pretty) and fast forward/rewind options.
There’s lots more you can find out, but this will get you on your way.
I use my headphones to listen quietly and we picked up an “auxiliary” cable for about $10 to connect to our radio. Even our car has a jack for this cable so we can listen on the road.