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Give and Take

By Scott Jones

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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 ( and an in-demand consultant on all things “pod.” He’s also the co-host, with Bill Borror, of New Persuasive Words ( Scott is also a prolific writer, a frequent conference speaker, a PhD candidate in Theology, and an ordained minister. A New Jersey native, Scott lives with his best friend and wife, Lindy, in the suburbs of Philadelphia with two rescue pit bulls that he swears are sensitive souls.

Customer Reviews

Entertaining, thoughtful and helpful

I first got turned on to Mockingbird after my dad gave me a book called “Grace In Practice” for Christmas. I chased the paper trail from the author of that book to this website called I found myself spending too much time reading the articles, yet unable to stop myself because, you know FOMO. Like most existential crises in my life, I soon discovered there was a solution to my problem: the mockingcast. You will be hard pressed to find a Christian podcast with this specific cocktail of intelligence, sincerity and irreverence. It’s tuxedo t-shirt tone will disarm you, and then someone will quote miroslav volf and it’s all over. To be honest I didn’t like the host at first — felt like a contrived chumminess — but after a few listens I realized he’s the smartest and funniest guy on the podcast and now I feel like we are friends. All this to say, its well worth a few listens!


I am probably not the target demographic for this podcast as I am a mom "of a certain age". However I am a huge fan. I look forward to the weekly download. This is actually my first foray into podcasts and I am hooked.

The perfect weekly catch-up!

I can think of no better subject for a weekly podcast than the Mockingcast. For the podcast addicted, like myself, I am so glad I can catch up on the weekly activity the Mockingbird blog: the absolute best outlet for connecting Christianity to everyday life. I cant always read the blog so this is a great way to get my dose of grace while driving, working out or doing housework. Okay, maybe not while working out. So forget Serial and Radiolab and subscribe! (Just kidding about Serial and Radiolab, those podcasts are amazing too)

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