50 episodes

We see The Sci-Fi Christian, in all its iterations, as being about the collision between faith and nerdom. We believe that good genre fiction is about more than just entertainment. We seek to engage with the themes and philosophies behind our favorite stories, wrestling with the big ideas within speculative fiction. We’re unabashedly nerdy and unabashedly Christian. Even if your faith background differs from ours, we look forward to interacting with you at The Sci-Fi Christian!

The Sci-Fi Christian Ben De Bono and Matt Anderson

    • TV & Film
    • 4.9 • 70 Ratings

We see The Sci-Fi Christian, in all its iterations, as being about the collision between faith and nerdom. We believe that good genre fiction is about more than just entertainment. We seek to engage with the themes and philosophies behind our favorite stories, wrestling with the big ideas within speculative fiction. We’re unabashedly nerdy and unabashedly Christian. Even if your faith background differs from ours, we look forward to interacting with you at The Sci-Fi Christian!

    Episode 1052: Kooky Christmas: He Sees You When You’re Sleeping

    Episode 1052: Kooky Christmas: He Sees You When You’re Sleeping

    Featuring Matt Anderson and Ben De Bono
    It’s 6 months until Christmas, but Kooky Christmas has returned!

    • 1 hr 11 min
    Episode 1051: The Sci-Fi Christian Beginning of the Year Listener Appreciation Jubilee

    Episode 1051: The Sci-Fi Christian Beginning of the Year Listener Appreciation Jubilee

    Featuring Matt Anderson and Ben De Bono
    This is it! It’s our annual award show with all of the listener-voted winners!

    • 13 min
    Episode 1050: Top Things: 2022

    Episode 1050: Top Things: 2022

    Featuring Matt Anderson and Ben De Bono
    About a year later, we are back with our reactions to the 16 things we said we’d experience by Episode 1050. Then, we give our list of things to experience by next year!

    • 1 hr 2 min
    Episode 1049: The A.I. Says Hi and Other News

    Episode 1049: The A.I. Says Hi and Other News

    Featuring Matt Anderson and Ben De Bono
    Ben brought almost all of the news this time. And other news!

    • 30 min
    Episode 1048: The Simulation Scales Fall Off

    Episode 1048: The Simulation Scales Fall Off

    Featuring Matt Anderson and Ben De Bono
    One day, Ben was convinced that we are living in a simulation. Find out more here!

    • 45 min
    Episode 1047: I’ve Got a Thing For Elden Ring

    Episode 1047: I’ve Got a Thing For Elden Ring

    Featuring Matt Anderson and Ben De Bono
    Ben fell in love with a new video game.

    • 24 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
70 Ratings

70 Ratings

TylerCampBell ,

Great show!

First off I MADE IT!….through ep. 969! They said email the response but this’ll do.
I’ve been listening since 2015 and right away I was hooked. These two have found a special thing. I think it’s rare for a show to be so flexible and all over the place topically yet still on track, thoroughly entertaining and interesting.
Over the years the show has been a source of knowledge, thought, entertainment and recommendations.
I’ve laughed and I’ve cried and feel a connection and fondness for these two and their wonderful show. I started out evangelical/non-dom Christian listening to the show and now I lean towards the mystics, but this show nonetheless provides quality entertainment and insight to all!
That’s just like my opinion man…

Jim Sweeney ,

A Match Made In Space

As others have pointed out, this is less a podcast about Science Fiction or Christianity than it is the documenting of a meaningful friendship. Ask the hosts and they will tell you that the podcast is about whatever interests them, whether or not it touches on either of the titular subjects. Matt Anderson is a prolific alpha-geek wherever else he appears. Here, he often good-naturedly defers to his co-host (except on matters of show decorum). Ben De Bono is the curmudgeonly know-it-all you hate to love. If Matt’s enthusiasm and organizational skills are the rudder and sails of the show, Ben’s good taste in film and literature and his pop-cultural skepticism are the spine and ballast. In terms of worldview, Matt is an evangelical Christian and is the more cautious about “not setting anything impure” before his eyes. Ben is pretty much game for anything with intellectual merit. Longtime listeners heard Ben convert to Catholicism on the podcast, and if I’m being totally candid, I actually rage-quit the show for quite a while when this happened. I was drawn back by the fun and friendship that is part of every episode, and by the love and grace that Matt and Ben show to each other on a regular basis.

Barkyl ,

Excellent!

This is one of the very first podcasts I ever listened to. I had searched for something Christian and sci-fi figuring there’d be nothing out there. There was, and I’ve been listening ever since. Love it!

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