This is Steve Noble – Uber-conservative, Bible-thumping, Southern Baptist, syndicated Talk Radio Show host, and I am that SOB… The one who has the nerve to take on some of the most popular podcasts in America when they are wrong – which is often – but much to the surprise of some of you, willing to admit when they are actually right… From time to time. So maybe I won’t be quite the SOB you expect me to be… only time will tell.
Episode 11: Hillary & Nancy vs. The S.O.B.
Hillary & Nancy vs. The S.O.B. - Hillary Clinton has a podcast? Who knew? Well, apparently Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi knew about it...and she was Hillary's special guest on a "Bonus" episode about the January 6th attack on the Capitol Building. Traitors, Insurrectionists, and Trumpsters Oh My...or is there a little more to the story? And...why are they bringing Putin/Russia into the conversation???
I disagreed with most of their points, but found myself agreeing with a few others. Either way, January 6th was a historic day in American history and we should all be discussing it to a certain extent.
Episode 9: Student of an S.O.B.
Student of an S.O.B. - Chad Wylie grew up in a Christian home (his dad is a pastor)...attended an evangelical megachurch...took my Ethics class in high school...and recently graduated from the "Mecca" of Christian colleges, Liberty University. He was enthusiastic about voting for Trump in 2016, but has been disappointed by his presidency in many ways. Chad got to know some very liberal students while at Liberty; Experienced some censorship while writing for the school newspaper; and wasn't surprised by the recent downfall of Liberty's President, Jerry Falwell Jr.
Chad is not quite the young man he was when he went off to college, but he's a better person for all that he experienced. He's also much more considerate of people who don't share his views...and he's concerned about how much emphasis evangelicals place on politics.
Episode 9: Nice White Parents (from Serial & the NYT)
Nice White Parents - Apparently, that is who we need to blame for our failing public schools...at least according to this new podcast from The New York Times. And while the white parents that host Chana Joffe-Walt of the NYT talks about did plenty of obnoxious and dare I say privileged things...are they really the sole culprits? Could all of our educational woes really land a their feet exclusively? What about school leadership? School Boards? Local government? The teacher's union? Federal interference? Politics?
This podcast gets a lot of things right...and the investigative journalism is excellent...but has she reached the right conclusion? Additionally, is the New York Times taking advantage of our current racial strife to make a buck? Is this kind of thinking healthy for our nation right now?
Let's work through this together, shall we?
Episode 8: Son of a SOB?
Son of a SOB? - We decided to move in a different direction with this episode after some difficult conversations with a few people in their early 30's that didn't like the previous episodes of Who is this SOB. They felt like I was too judgmental. Too preachy. Too much of an S.O.B., if you will. So...I decided to talk to our two older children about it/me. Hayden is 25 and Amelia is 22. That wasn't an easy conversation, either. The result is Episode 8 of Who is this SOB.
Hayden is 25 and about to move to San Francisco...a decision that raises the eyebrows of our conservative Christian friends. He is quite smart, very empathetic, and not nearly as conservative as his parents. He would describe himself as left of center...but not on everything. He loves Jesus and he loves people, but our relationship went through some very difficult times over the past few years as we argued about politics in general, Trump, Andrew Yang, Universal Basic Income, Evangelicalism, Environmentalism, Pacifism, Southern Baptist's, Liberals, Conservatives, etc. It wasn't pretty.
Today? Things are much better, but it wasn't an easy road. In this episode I interview my son about being raised in a very conservative Christian home, his time away at college, our "ugly" years, and where we are now in our relationship. It wasn't an easy conversation...and some things Hayden shared were really hard to hear...but I needed to hear them. Perhaps you do, too. Actually, I think most Americans need to hear this conversation. Too much unnecessary division. Far too little constructive conversation. At work...with friends...and sadly, even at home.
GURU: The Dark Side of Enlightenment (by Wondery) - "When we face challenges in life, we seek answers from people we believe can help us. When tragedy strikes an exclusive retreat with a self-help superstar, many people are left to wonder: how far is too far?"
Self-Help leaders are usually highly charismatic, and James Arthur Ray was at the top of his "Guru" game when three of his followers died after taking part in sweat lodge exercise at his $10,000 "Spiritual Warrior" camp near Sedona, AZ. What drives people to embrace the self-help culture, and why would they allow themselves to be taken in to the point where it cost them their life?
GURU is a sad story that begs a lot of difficult questions.
Stuff You Should Know (6/23/20') - Did you know the guys at SYSK were pro-life? I'm not sure Josh and Chuck knew what they were doing for the pro-life cause when they did this show on how ultrasound machines work. Oops?
The Ben Shapiro Show (6/19/20') - Ben Shapiro misses the mark a little when it comes to systemic racism.
The Joe Rogan Experience (6/18/20') - Joe and his guest, Bret Weinstein, almost get to the point behind the protests, riots, looting, and monument destruction.
so many good points and one of my favorite talk show hosts! he doesnt force his opinions but he does explain why Christians should or shouldn’t listen
It’s useful to know what the masses are talking about and hear a Christian perspective but the first podcast was offensive.
Def worth listening to
Got some really good and needed perspective.