259 episodes

Someone once observed that if Howard Stern and Krista Tippett had a love child, it would be Scott Jones. Scott liked that.
At "Give and Take,” Scott Jones talks with artists, authors, theologians, and political pundits about the lens through which they experience life. With empathy, humor, and a deep knowledge of religion, current events, and pop culture, Scott engages his guests in a free-flowing conversation that's entertaining, unexpected, occasionally bizarre, and oftentimes enlightening. He likes people, and it shows.
Past interviewees include Mark Oppenheimer, Melissa Febos, David French, Miroslav Volf, Dan Savage, Nadia Bolz-Weber, Rob Bell, and (yes) Krista Tippett.
Scott is the former host and producer of the popular Mockingcast podcast (https://themockingcast.fireside.fm) and an in-demand consultant on all things “pod.” He’s also the co-host, with Bill Borror, of New Persuasive Words (https://npw.fireside.fm). Scott is also a prolific writer, a frequent conference speaker, a PhD candidate in Theology, and an ordained minister.

Give and Take Scott Jones

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.8 • 96 Ratings

Someone once observed that if Howard Stern and Krista Tippett had a love child, it would be Scott Jones. Scott liked that.
At "Give and Take,” Scott Jones talks with artists, authors, theologians, and political pundits about the lens through which they experience life. With empathy, humor, and a deep knowledge of religion, current events, and pop culture, Scott engages his guests in a free-flowing conversation that's entertaining, unexpected, occasionally bizarre, and oftentimes enlightening. He likes people, and it shows.
Past interviewees include Mark Oppenheimer, Melissa Febos, David French, Miroslav Volf, Dan Savage, Nadia Bolz-Weber, Rob Bell, and (yes) Krista Tippett.
Scott is the former host and producer of the popular Mockingcast podcast (https://themockingcast.fireside.fm) and an in-demand consultant on all things “pod.” He’s also the co-host, with Bill Borror, of New Persuasive Words (https://npw.fireside.fm). Scott is also a prolific writer, a frequent conference speaker, a PhD candidate in Theology, and an ordained minister.

    Episode 261: Being a Wartime Rabbi, with Rabbi Raphael Davidovich

    Episode 261: Being a Wartime Rabbi, with Rabbi Raphael Davidovich

    In this episode we are joined by Raphael Davidovich. He is the Rabbi of Cleveland's friendliest Orthodox schule. We touch on a host of issues including and especially what it means to be an American Rabbi when Israel is at war.


    You can find Rabbi Davidovich's podcast here:


    https://anchor.fm/raphael-davidovich
    Special Guest: Raphael Davidovich.

    • 1 hr 19 min
    Episode 260: Doing Faith Holistically, with Rabbi Uri Allen

    Episode 260: Doing Faith Holistically, with Rabbi Uri Allen

    My guest is Rabbi Uri Allen. Rabbi Uri Allen is a guitar-playing Abba of three who loves cooking, traveling around the country to see his favorite band Phish and learning Torah. His passions
    in the rabbinate are in educating and teaching learners of all ages, working with young families like his own, and using music to add contour and depth to Jewish rituals and life. We had a great interfaith conversation that touched everything under the sun.

    • 1 hr 1 min
    Episode 259: The Einstein Effect: How the World's Favorite Genius Got into Our Cars, Our Bathrooms, and Our Minds, with Benyamin Cohen

    Episode 259: The Einstein Effect: How the World's Favorite Genius Got into Our Cars, Our Bathrooms, and Our Minds, with Benyamin Cohen

    My guest is Benyamin Cohen. Benyamin Cohen manages the official social media accounts of Albert Einstein. He is the News Director of the Forward and was the founding editor of both Jewsweek and American Jewish Life magazine. His newest book is The Einstein Effect: How the World's Favorite Genius Got into Our Cars, Our Bathrooms, and Our Minds. It's a fascinating look into how Einstein's genius and science continues to show up in so many facets of our everyday lives and his enduring legacy as an unlikely pop culture icon.
    Special Guest: Benyamin Cohen.

    • 42 min
    Episode 258: Humanism, Healing and Hope, with Jane Rosenzweig

    Episode 258: Humanism, Healing and Hope, with Jane Rosenzweig

    My guest is Jane Rosenzweig. Jane has spent a career working in the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion field in corporate America. She and I also spend entirely too much time on an app called Clubhouse, which is where we met.
    Special Guest: Jane Rosenzweig.

    • 49 min
    Episode 257: You're Only Human, with Kelly Kapic

    Episode 257: You're Only Human, with Kelly Kapic

    Work. Family. Church. Exercise. Sleep.


    The list of demands on our time seems to be never ending. It can leave you feeling a little guilty--like you should always be doing one more thing.


    Rather than sharing better time-management tips to squeeze more hours out of the day, Kelly Kapic takes a different approach in You're Only Human. He offers a better way to make peace with the fact that God didn't create us to do it all.


    Kapic explores the theology behind seeing our human limitations as a gift rather than a deficiency. He lays out a path to holistic living with healthy self-understanding, life-giving relationships, and meaningful contributions to the world. He frees us from confusing our limitations with sin and instead invites us to rest in the joy and relief of knowing that God can use our limitations to foster freedom, joy, growth, and community.


    Readers will emerge better equipped to cultivate a life that fosters gratitude, rest, and faithful service to God.
    Special Guest: Kelly M. Kapic.

    • 1 hr 5 min
    Episode 256: Saving Grace: Speak Your Truth, Stay Centered, and Learn to Coexist with People Who Drive You Nuts, with Kirsten Powers

    Episode 256: Saving Grace: Speak Your Truth, Stay Centered, and Learn to Coexist with People Who Drive You Nuts, with Kirsten Powers

    My guest is Kirsten Powers. Her new book is Saving Grace: Speak Your Truth, Stay Centered, and Learn to Coexist with People Who Drive You Nuts. In it this CNN senior political analyst and USA Today columnist offers a path to navigating the toxic division in our culture without compromising our convictions and emotional well-being, based on her experience as a journalist during the Trump era, interviews with experts, and research on what leads people to actually change their minds.
    Special Guest: Kirsten Powers.

    • 58 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
96 Ratings

96 Ratings

bennyb2323 ,

Scott’s a great interviewer

I found Scott Jones by accident. Stumbled upon another podcast he co-hosted and was hooked immediately. With him as the host/interviewer it’s better than ever. Check it out!

❤️🧡💛💚💙💜💕💗💖💝💞 ,

This is nice

I kinda like it

omgmynameisjaredplzaccept ,

Long form interviews at their best

Scott’s conversational style and breadth of knowledge leads to some really amazing conversations with his guests. It’s fantastic!

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