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Join us to explore the Bible but not as you know it. We're discovering stories beyond the horizon to disrupt the way the world is and reimagine a new one. Hosted by Matt Valler.

Bible Pirate Matt Valler

    • Society & Culture

Join us to explore the Bible but not as you know it. We're discovering stories beyond the horizon to disrupt the way the world is and reimagine a new one. Hosted by Matt Valler.

    Episode 2.5 - Genesis 1 - 50

    Episode 2.5 - Genesis 1 - 50

    In which purity is set against hybrids, and we acknowledge our fear of the foreign. Stories of Tikka Masala, Brexit, Christmas in Melbourne, and the unexpected piracy of Yahweh.

    • 30 min
    Episode 2.4 - Genesis 37 - 50

    Episode 2.4 - Genesis 37 - 50

    In which any dream might not quite do. Stories of slavery, famine and family, and a smoke-and-mirrors subversion to undermine racist empires who want to be great (again).

    • 32 min
    Special edition: 'The Epic of Joseph, and the Sons of Israel' read from The Unauthorized Version

    Special edition: 'The Epic of Joseph, and the Sons of Israel' read from The Unauthorized Version

    In which Matt reads The Epic of Joseph, and the Sons of Israel (Genesis 37-50) from The Unauthorized Version, an original retranslation of the Bible into English.

    • 1 hr 5 min
    Episode 2.3 - Genesis 22

    Episode 2.3 - Genesis 22

    In which Abraham nearly sacrifices Isaac and the terrible conundrum of responsibility is exposed.

    • 32 min
    Episode 2.2 - Genesis 12-35

    Episode 2.2 - Genesis 12-35

    In which Abraham, Isaac and Jacob plot the future, while children are taken from their parents by the state.

    • 30 min
    Special edition: 'The Epic of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob' read from The Unauthorized Version

    Special edition: 'The Epic of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob' read from The Unauthorized Version

    Special edition in which Matt reads from The Unauthorized Version.

    • 1 hr 45 min

Customer Reviews

bapojim ,

James Harmer

This podcast is simply a sensation. Not for the faint hearted or those that have pre-conceptions about the holy book!

Was black-beard a “baddy”, or was he just trying to make a living for himself on the seven seas? This podcast will make you challenge everything you though you knew about the bible in a similar way.

Thought provoking, ground breaking, iconoclastic, but all dealt with in a sensitive passionate way that Matt seems to have mastered. There is something profound and deeply personal in all of it. Thank you for sharing this with the world Matt.

hannahslibrary ,

Listen and be challenged

I love listening to this! It is thoughtful, thought-provoking and amusing. I was also challenged, fascinated and felt like I know nothing about the bible really. A true pirate, Matt has stolen back the bible and I’m not sure I’ll be able to read it in the same light if I keep listening (and I will keep listening), but that’s probably a good thing.

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