By Matt Valler
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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.
||CleanEpisode 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, migration, and the unexpected piracy of Yahweh.||18 12 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 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).||3 12 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSpecial 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.||27 11 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 2.3 - Genesis 22||In which Abraham nearly sacrifices Isaac and the terrible conundrum of responsibility is exposed. Stories of death with Moses at a Parisian cafe inside the mind of Jacques Derrida. Recorded on the Armistice Centenary.||13 11 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 2.2 - Genesis 12-35||In which Abraham, Isaac and Jacob plot the future, while children are taken from their parents by the state. Stories of promise and betrayal and the problem of living together.||29 10 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSpecial edition: 'The Epic of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob' read from The Unauthorized Version||In which Matt reads The Epic of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob (Genesis 12-35) from The Unauthorized Version, an original retranslation of the Bible into English.||25 10 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 2.1 - Cast off for the Second Voyage!||In which we are introduced to Abram and contemplate Mutiny. Pirate stories a-plenty with Luke Skywalker, Odysseus, the Prodigal Son and a new chapter on a new adventure. Welcome to the Second Voyage!||15 10 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 1.8 - Genesis 1-11 (part 2)||In which the genealogies hold an unexpected secret. Stories of democracy and the unstable hybrid identity at the very heart of the world - why we’re not made in the image of God. Final episode of Series 1.||5 2 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 1.7 - Genesis 1-11 (part 1)||In which the gods resist the birth of civilisation and the human story gets upended. Stories of Progress and Primitivism and the uncertain struggle for a new/old world.||22 1 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 1.6 - Genesis 10-11||In which language is confused and God is confusion. Stories of Babel, globalisation, the translation of hobbits, and the philosophy of Jacques Derrida.||8 1 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanChristmas Special||In which Matt reviews Star Wars: The Last Jedi, AND all four gospels for their handling of Christmas! Stories of dark and light, birth and death, and - just possibly - some new hope. (Warning: contains Star Wars & Christmas Story spoilers)||21 12 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 1.5 - Genesis 6-9||In which the gods can't reset the Earth and respond very differently to the farce. Stories of apocalypse and the frustrations of a compromised life.||11 12 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 1.4 - Genesis 4-5||In which the gods scapegoat Cain for their failings, and Eve is embodied in the Earth. Stories of violence and desire, and possibilities for reimagining gender for men.||28 11 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 1.3 - Genesis 2-3||In which Eve is advertised and Eden gets a rewrite. Stories of gender in economics and violence, and an origin myth for a post-Weinstein world. (Warning: includes discussion of sexual violence against women)||13 11 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 1.2 - Genesis 1||In which the gods create the world. It’s the festival of Guy Fawkes, and Matt talks terrorism, tells Babylonian stories, and reflects with Emmanuel Levinas’ philosophy of the face.||6 11 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 1.1 - Halloween Special||In which Moses drinks beer with Tolkien, and Jesus is haunting with zombies. It's Halloween, the 500th anniversary of the Reformation, and the launch of Bible Pirate!||30 10 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
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.
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.