The Praisedown with Heath and Alex
By Jillian Falter
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A podcast where two sweet boys with no current religious affiliations talk Christian music with Christians and non-Christians alike.
||ExplicitThe Uhh-Cult: Carman with Nathan Steinman||We're back! The boys talk Car Man with Nathan Steinman. Other points: Christianity as a top fandom, Magic.Me as occult clickbait, Alex as a skeptic when Heath and Jill tell him Mort Garson made the theme from the podcast The Adventure Zone, and more!M||1/16/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitReverse Cuomo: Owl City with Catherine Pitt||To ring in this new year, we go back to a few weeks ago when the boys chatted with Catherine Pitt! Cat & the boys talk Owl City, her transition from Catholicism to Wicca, chaos magic, the conception of "tiny techno", and how heath looks like Anakin Sk||1/1/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitScary Christmas: Underoath with Madison Allen||Last Halloween, the boys sat down with noted rapscallion Madison Allen to talk about Underoath instead of partying with ghouls and goblins. Now, for your listening pleasure, we have cracked open the Praisedown Mausoleum to bring you this perfectly mummi||12/20/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitHorny Alignment Chart: They Might Be Giants with Alex Sanchez||The boys forgo part of the Christian aspect of this show's foundation to talk about Alex's favorite band, They Might Be Giants. Other talking points include: Best Show vs Howard Stern vs The Praisedown and where they lie on the Horny scale, The KROSS, B||12/4/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanChristian Grind: David Bazan with Taylor Vinson||The boys get together and talk David Bazan with Taylor Vinson! Talking points include a super soaker full of pee, Alex's unemployment, everyone's "fedora atheist" phases, and Pantera instead of McGee and Me.||11/24/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFish Conversion Rates: Poor Old Lu with Erik Gause||The boys discuss Alex's performance at his former place of employment, the chaos inherent in being a Youth Pastor, and Christian indie cred.||11/14/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitDicksterity: John Reuben with Josh Lathe||This week the boys get real bit-heavy. Alex downloads and abuses a sound effects app and the boys discuss the phallic symbolism in Facing the Giants, as well as which parts of the Trinity are which drug.||11/7/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitFast Pisser (Little Honks): The Welcome Wagon with Ben Frantz||Happy Halloween, you crazy Praisies! This week the boys make a solemn vow to Mountain Dew, discuss Sufjan Stevens' love of Christmas, and wonder whether Alex could have saved his best friend's life by telling him that his English accent was bad.||10/31/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPlugged-In: Modest Mouse with Dalton Stuart||The boys delight themselves making up Christian band names, Dalton does a horrendous Cajun accent, Alex and Heath go on a Homestar Runner deep-dive.||10/16/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Devil Is Bad: MeWithoutYou with Zach Smith||Gather round ye gentle souls, as the boys discuss MeWithoutYou, that classic NES game Noah's Ark, and whether or not Christian shoegaze exists.||10/7/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPuppet Nudity: Earthsuit with Jarvix||The boys sidle on up to musician Jarvix to talk about the band Earthsuit and some of the other projects associated with its members. Also included in this conversation: the theology of Toy Story, sexy puppet shows, and what web sites should be made int||10/2/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitSharks of the Broken: Relient K with Bailey Pelletier||The boys sit down with Bailey Pelletier to discuss her boy-band crush on Relient K. Other talking points include Hell's job market, being God's wife, the now-grossly-outdated Drake Bell controversy, and Alex can't go a single day without referencing th||9/23/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitThe Body and the Blast: POD with Dustin Sells||The boys are back in town, and they've brought their friend Dustin Sells along with them to talk POD. They also discuss BarlowGirl, which denomination eats more donuts, and Worship Music vs Christian Music.||9/15/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitSnake Policy: The Newsboys with Hannah Smith||The boys remind us that God's Not Dead by talking Newsboys with friend of the podcast Hannah Smith. Other talking points include The Classic Crime, church youth basketball, and staying positive after being disowned.||8/20/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitReal Christian Hours: Petra with Ben Flint||The boys shake things up by having a Christian on the christian music podcast. They talk Petra, Hand of God, and get spiritual in Real Christian Hours with comedian Ben Flint!||8/13/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitFreddy Mercury vs Jason Mraz: Skillet with Jenny Godwin||In this episode, the boys discuss their Christian Spice Girl names, Robocop, and Skillet with comedian Jenny Godwin. @Skillet come on the show.||8/6/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitHoly Ghost Riding the Whip: Chance the Rapper with Cameron Brewer||The boys sit down with spoken word poet and comedian Cameron Brewer to discuss that classic film God's Not Dead, Chance the Rapper, and superheroes in Christ. They also ditch the charts in favor of more interview-based pastures.Producer's Note: Hey, we||7/30/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitHell Verse Heaven Chorus: Demon Hunter with Will Ogletree||The boys talk with comedian Will Ogletree about the ChristianRock.net Top 5 Chart, the band Demon Hunter, and the highest note he's ever played.||7/23/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitPilot: Stryper with BradChad Porter||The boys attempt to find their footing with the help of fellow comedian, trusted friend, and father-figure BradChad Porter. They discuss 80's Christian hair metal band Stryper, and have some uncomfortable realizations about their music tastes.Producer's||7/15/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
Sweet content from some sweet boys.
Great podcast for fans of You Made it Weird and Duncan Trussell Family Hour. If you like to mix spirituality/mysticism with comedy this is for you.
Come on Down to the Praisedown
It's a bit early to say, but the Praisedown boys are certainly worth keeping your eyes on. Genuine, cheeky, and fraught with hilarity, Praisedown accomplishes the feeling of all great Talkcasts: sitting down to talk with your cleverest friends.
Holy Ghost Rides The Whip What What
What would be easy and lazy fodder for lesser hosts and guests, Christian music becomes a launching pad for discussion into all kinds of media and culture. There hasn’t been an episode yet where I didn’t learn something and LOL. This one is turning into one of my faves.
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