35 episodes

The Wild Olive Podcast brings you game-changing conversations about literature, culture, and the Bible. With co-hosts Jeanne Petrolle and Jennifer Bird, Wild Olive serves up idea-feasts: tasty insights about biblical texts and contemporary (or classic!) literature, with generous side-portions of cultural commentary and hearty laughter. One literature professor + one biblical studies professor = uncontrolled, out-of-bounds, untamed conversation: ideal listening for the post-evangelical, the spiritual-but-not-religious, the Bible-curious secularist, the free-thinking religionist, and the literary-but-not-stodgy!

New episodes every other Friday!

Wild Olive Jeanne Petrolle and Jennifer Bird

    • Religion & Spirituality
    • 4.5 • 8 Ratings

The Wild Olive Podcast brings you game-changing conversations about literature, culture, and the Bible. With co-hosts Jeanne Petrolle and Jennifer Bird, Wild Olive serves up idea-feasts: tasty insights about biblical texts and contemporary (or classic!) literature, with generous side-portions of cultural commentary and hearty laughter. One literature professor + one biblical studies professor = uncontrolled, out-of-bounds, untamed conversation: ideal listening for the post-evangelical, the spiritual-but-not-religious, the Bible-curious secularist, the free-thinking religionist, and the literary-but-not-stodgy!

New episodes every other Friday!

    S3 Episode 2: Talking Jesus With Gen Z - Matt Byrne

    S3 Episode 2: Talking Jesus With Gen Z - Matt Byrne

    Kicking off a new series "Talking Jesus With Gen Z", Jeanne starts with Wild Olive Producer, Matt Byrne. Together they discuss Christ imagery in Lord of the Rings, Matt's centenarian Grandmother and the history of famous musicians.

    • 41 min
    S3 Episode 1: Marriage & The Bible

    S3 Episode 1: Marriage & The Bible

    This week, Jennifer and Jeanne speak on Jennifer's new book "Marriage In The Bible". Together they discuss what it means to have a "Biblical" marriage, modern interpretations on the "head of the woman" and Margaret Atwood's poem "Habitation".

    • 33 min
    S2 Episode 15: Oscar Wilde's Jesus | Part 2

    S2 Episode 15: Oscar Wilde's Jesus | Part 2

    Jeanne and Jennifer wrap up this second season of Wild Olive with their conversation on Oscar Wilde, as part of this season's theme of "Queering The Bible". Together they discuss the concept "Man of Sorrows", life as poetry and how Wilde transformed misery into divinity.

    • 34 min
    S2 Episode 14: Oscar Wilde's Jesus | Part 1

    S2 Episode 14: Oscar Wilde's Jesus | Part 1

    This week, Jennifer and Jeanne begin a conversation on Oscar Wilde's "De Profundis" (1905). Together they discuss Wilde's legacy, how he perceives Christ as an artist and analyzing "penal substitutionary atonement".

    • 34 min
    S2 Episode 13: The Apocalypse & Bad Indians

    S2 Episode 13: The Apocalypse & Bad Indians

    This week, Jeanne is solo and talking more in depth about Indigenous perceptions on the Apocalypse featuring writings from authors on Deborah A. Miranda's "Bad Indians", Sherman Alexie's "Crow Testament" and Scot McKnight's "Revelation for the Rest of Us".

    • 20 min
    S2 Episode 12: Christian Mission & Bad Indians | Part 2

    S2 Episode 12: Christian Mission & Bad Indians | Part 2

    Jeanne and Jennifer continue their discussion on Deborah A. Miranda's "Bad Indians" an award winning memoir which gives readers a first-hand experience in the history and culture of the Californian Indians.

    • 36 min

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
8 Ratings

8 Ratings

Wild Oliver #1 ,

Love the format

What I really love most about Wild Olive is how they relate the Bible to all our modern literature. I think this has been very lacking and it’s refreshing to see it come to life in the different poems that Jeanne and Jennifer talk about. Thank you so much for your time and commitment!

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