Monday, August 01, 2005

Top Twenty Podcasts

The top twenty downloads from the "Religious Talk" radio program to this date.

1. Bob Stephenson Interview -- 7/10/05 radio interview of Oklahoma City Petroleum Geologist Bob Stephenson. Stephenson talks about "Peak Oil," the escalating price of gasoline, the impact of China on demand for oil, and the critical need for our country to develop an energy policy (openly, not secretly) that will reduce our dependence on oil.

2. Frederick Clarkson Interview, Part 2 -- 4-10-05 interview with Frederick Clarkson, author of Eternal Hostility: The Struggle Between Theocracy and Democracy. Clarkson is an expert on the radical right.

3. Frederick Clarkson Interview, Part 1 -- 4-10-05 interview with Frederick Clarkson, author of Eternal Hostility: The Struggle Between Theocracy and Democracy. Clarkson is an expert on the radical right.

4. End of Life Issues -- 4-3-05 interview with Sally and Terry Jackson about the Terri Schiavo case and end of life issues. Sally Jackson is a nurse practitioner who specializes in Alzheimers disease and neuro degenerative diseases at the VA Medical Center in OK City. She has also served on the hospital's ethics committee. Her first husband was in a vegitative state prior to his death. Terry Jackson is a Baptist minister who serves as a hospice chaplain.

5. Jann Linn Interview -- 9-19-04 interview with Dr. Jan Linn, author of What's Wrong with the Christian Right.

6. The Day of Prayer Controversy -- 5-8-05 broadcast of Religious Talk. Dr. Prescott talks about the Second Annual Interfaith Day of Prayer and Reflection in Oklahoma and about the controversy between Mainstream Baptists and First Baptist Church in Oklahoma City over Barry Lynn's speech.

7. Tsunami and Theodicy -- January 9, 2005 interview of blogger Greg Horton at the The Parish Blog about his December 28, 2004 blog titled "What to Do."

8. David Berliner Interview, Part 2 -- 11-30-03 interview of Dr. David Berliner, author of The Manufactured Crisis: Myths, Fraud and the Attack on America's Public Schools. Dr. Berliner is professor of Education at the University of Arizona.

9. David Berliner Interview, Part 1 -- 11-30-03 interview of Dr. David Berliner, author of The Manufactured Crisis: Myths, Fraud and the Attack on America's Public Schools. Dr. Berliner is professor of Education at the University of Arizona.

10. Bud Welch Interview, Part 1 -- July 2000 interview with Bud Welch. Bud Welch's daughter, Julie, was a victim of the bombing of the Federal Building in Oklahoma City. Bud speaks about his opposition to the death penalty and shares impressions from his conversations with the family of Timothy McVeigh.

11. Keith Parks Interview, Part 1 -- 9-22-02 interview of Dr. Keith Parks. Dr. Parks is a past President of the SBC's foreign mission board and the retired Coordinator of CBF's Global Missions Program.

12. Bud Welch Interview, Part 2 -- July 2000 radio interview with Bud Welch. Bud Welch's daughter, Julie, was a victim of the bombing of the Federal Building in Oklahoma City. Bud speaks about his opposition to the death penalty and shares impressions from his conversations with the family of Timothy McVeigh.

13. Keith Parks Interview, Part 2 -- 9-22-02 interview of Dr. Keith Parks. Dr. Parks is a past President of the SBC's foreign mission board and the retired Coordinator of CBF's Global Missions Program.

14. Barbara McGraw Interview, Part 1 -- 1-11-04 interview with Barbara McGraw, author of Rediscovering America's Sacred Ground: Public Religion and Pursuit of the Good in Pluralistic America.

15. Rob Boston Interview, Part 1 -- 2-23-03 interview of Rob Boston, author of Why the Religious Right is Wrong: About Separation of Church and State. Rob Boston is Associate Editor of Americans United's Church & State Magazine.

16. T Thomas Interview -- interview on 4-17-05 with T Thomas, Coordinator of the Cooperating Baptist Fellowship of Oklahoma. We discuss T's first year's work with CBFO and His Nets -- a ministry to prevent Malaria in sub-Saharan Africa by distributing insect repellent mosquito nets.

17. Barbara McGraw Interview, Part 2 -- 1-11-04 interview with Barbara McGraw, author of Rediscovering America's Sacred Ground: Public Religion and Pursuit of the Good in Pluralistic America.

18. Rob Boston Interview, Part 2 -- 2-23-03 interview of Rob Boston, author of Why the Religious Right is Wrong: About Separation of Church and State. Rob Boston is Associate Editor of Americans United's Church & State Magazine.

19. Charles Kimball Interview, Part 2 -- 11-24-02 interview of Dr. Charles Kimball, author of the best selling book, When Religion Becomes Evil. Dr. Kimball is Chair of the Department of Religion at Wake Forest University.

20. Charles Kimball Interview, Part 1 -- 11-24-02 interview of Dr. Charles Kimball, author of the best selling book, When Religion Becomes Evil. Dr. Kimball is Chair of the Department of Religion at Wake Forest University.

Dr. Prescott's personal favorites: Charles Kimball Interviews, Part 1 (for background on Dr. Kimball that you'll not find anywhere else on radio, TV or in print) and Part 2 (I could listen to the last 15 minutes of this interview every day and never get tired of hearing him say it).

Top Video Cast:

AU Video Opposing School Vouchers -- Videocast of a 30 second video produced by the Education Committee of Americans United for Separation of Church and State to oppose vouchers for private schools.

4 comments:

D.R. said...

Bruce,

I have never heard your radio program and likely wont since I don't have time to listen to much on the internet (since I don't live in OK and wouldn't get it locally). But what struck me is in your top downloads, I don't see any dialogue with the opposition. Do you have any opposition view points represented in your interviews. I mean even Al Mohler does that. He had Greg Boyd and Bruce Ware on the same program debating Open Theism. You may have some open, honest debate with serious scholars who oppose your positions, but it just doesn't look like it. If you don't, why not start?

Dr. Bruce Prescott said...

D.R.,

I'll give a right-winger air time on my radio program any time they'll give me air time on theirs.

Cam Edwards had me on his program twice to debate about the Interfaith Day of Prayer. I invited him to be a guest on my program, but he declined.

D.R. said...

"I'll give a right-winger air time on my radio program any time they'll give me air time on theirs."

C'Mon, Bruce, you sound like a little kid who won't share until he's share with. You know everyone you trash doesn't have a radio show. I am just saying show some respect and give folks you disagree with a chance to respond. Otherwise you are just trying to indoctrinate folks and not educate. And isn't that what you are against? Isn't that what you claim Southern Baptists did and still do -- stack the deck and not listen to dissenters? Here's a place you could put your money where your mouth is. And I challenge you to do it.

Marty said...

Bruce,

Thanks for this post. I makes it easy to see what is what. I've listened to several of them already. Our mutual organist friend, Michael C., has recorded several of your radio broadcasts for me. We miss you. You were a wonderful pastor and friend to me and my family. It's good to be able to still hear you. Your wife was the greatest pastor's wife I've ever had. Both of you served EHBC with grace, integrity and humility. Peace to you, K, and the kids.