Just the Podcasts

May 3, 2021 Amanda Cleary Eastep: Jack & The Tornado, The Hunt for Fang & the JOY of Kidlit!
So you think you’re too grown up for #kidlit, do you now? Well, think again, my friend, cause once you hear this thoroughly delightful Misfit conversation with Amanda Eastep Cleary, Senior Developmental Editor at Moody Publishing, and a fine author in her own right… you’ll abandon all such foolish notions. And then, if you know what’s good for you, you’ll immediately run out and get her two new releases: “Jack vs. the Tornado” and “The Hunt for Fang”.



April 27, 2021 Bob Redd- Hope in the Madness, Part 4: Weakness
Bob Redd’s back for a powerful discussion on weakness (see what we did there?) in our final episode of our Madness series.



April 19, 2021 Bob Redd- Hope in the Madness, Part 3: Sadness
Don’t worry. Be happy. You’ll get none of that trite nonsense in today’s episode (no offense, Bobby McFarrin). We all get sad sometimes. There’s no getting around it. But what do we do with it? How do we navigate through it, without getting swallowed up in it? Bob Redd’s back for episode 3 in our Hope in the Madness series, with a helpful conversation on what to do, and how to get through the sadness of life.



April 12, 2021 Bob Redd- Hope in the Madness, Part 2: Angriness
Bob Redd is back for the second of our four part series, to talk about what’s got everyone so angry, what’s behind it… and what do we do about it?



April 5, 2021 Bob Redd- Hope in the Madness, Part I: Craziness
In this first of our first ever 4 part series, we’re kicking off the series with the help of chemist/entrepreneur/consultant/all around SMART guy Bob Redd, and a really rich discussion of cuh-razy topics (literally), ranging from what do we even MEAN by “crazy” anymore to the difference between scanning vs. understanding, relative vs. relevant and who knows what other pertinent alliterations. I’m just telling you, it’s good stuff. And you should listen. After all, you’ve come this far.



February 1, 2021 Eryn Eddy: So Worth Loving
We’re starting the New-ish Year off right with some good news from social entrepreneur, story teller and creative director Eryn Eddy: YOU, my friend, are so worth loving. Don’t believe it? Well then, just listen for yourself, and prove her wrong. I Misfit Dare you!



December 8, 2020 Justin Jones: Covid, Christians & Risk Analysis
Pastor Justin Jones is back on the Isle, to talk about his recent experience in Zambia, Africa in light of Covid restrictions, and a viral blog post he wrote about his thoughts on the Church’s response to danger, fear and what makes risks worth taking.



November 27, 2020 Holly Hayes: Making Beautiful Things
Holly Hayes, founder of Sanctuary Project, employing human trafficking survivors who make beautiful things, chats with us about the lovely jewlery they create (you can even buy it at Target.com – 100% goes towards to help their mission of empowering these women!)… shares some of her own story… and a little bit about a goat named Jackie O…



November 18, 2020 Rachel Dodge: a Kindred Spirit Near You
It’s ALL ANNE ALL THE TIME as Rachel Dodge joins us for a delightful chat about kindred spirits, speculating how Anne would creatively handle the Covid lockdowns… and the story of how this iconic story almost didn’t get published (can you even imagine such a world?).



November 10, 2020 Allen Arnold: Chaos Can’t
We may have just fixed all the problems with this super fun and uber insightful conversation with Allen Arnold, from Wild at Heart Ministries. All that, and a mash up of Barry Manilow AND Earth, Wind & Fire! You think I’m kidding? Oh you of little faith…



November 2, 2020 Robin Steele: the WHOLE Story
Robin Steele joins us to dazzle the Misfits with his knowledge of the Beverly Hillbillies… And, oh yes, share his amazing story about his amazing, daughter, Kennady, who despite facing severe physical challenges, has never faked her million dollar smile in her entire miraculous life…



October 26, 2020 Kyle Mann: Kyle & Me and the Babylon Bee
Kyle Mann, Editor of The Babylon Bee joins us for a Stupid Game and a lively chat about Fake news, CNN and spin cycles, Jordan Peterson, John Piper and how to be a perfect Christian… yep, I’d say we pretty much covered it all.


July 24, 2020 Pastor Stephon Ray Henderson
Pastor Stephon R Henderson from Living Word Atlanta joins us for a timely and important Misfit discussion delving into the topics of fear, relationship, race and being real with each other.


July 3, 2020 Amanda Barratt: The White Rose Resists
Amanda Barratt is back! This time, discussing the fascinating, inspiring and most of all TRUE story of The White Rose, a group of German university students during WWII, who were brave enough to go against the tide of cultural propaganda, and lay their lives on the line by speaking, and spreading the most dangerous thing of all: the TRUTH.



May 30, 2020 Morgan Snyder: Becoming a King
In this episode with Morgan Snyder from Ransomed Heart Ministries, we cover everything from whatever “the new normal” means, to God being “gender full”… all that, and a few delightfully “own your awkward” moments of vulnerability thrown in for good measure. Yeah. It’s a great conversation.



April 10, 2020 Amanda Barrett: Helping Us Through the Weirdness
It’s the 75th Anniversary of Dietrich Bonhoeffer’s Martyrom.
And while that may seem a weird thing to commemorate, these are weird times we’re living in. Join us as novelist Amanda Barratt, an expert on Dietrich Bonhoeffer shares some special insight from his life and message that could actually be helpful to these weird times we’re in right now.



March 15, 2020 Kathleen L. Maher: Bachelor Buttons
Widespread panic. Scarce supplies. People are their worst. And their best.
You thought I was talking about this week’s news?
Nope. But wait’ll you hear this conversation with Civil war historian and award winning author, Kathleen L. Maher. It’s pretty timely.

February 24, 2020 John Eldredge: Get Your Life Back
Maybe your life is just fine the way it is, and you’ve figured out how to not get lost in all the noise and chaos and demands and distractions and whatnot… but just in case you could use some help with any of that, this here podcast is for you!



February 17, 2020 Sheri Rose Shepherd: Love Letters from Your King
We invited her to talk about her new devotional, His Princess Every Day… and we did that… but oh, so much more. You’ve gotta listen. There’s something here for you. And you. Aaaaand you back there. Seriously.



February 12, 2020 Rhonda Madge: Hindsight & Honesty
We invited her to talk about her new devotional, His Princess Every Day… and we did that… but oh, so much more. You’ve gotta listen. There’s something here for you. And you. Aaaaand you back there. Seriously.



January 28, 2020 Shellie Tomlinson: Deep and Wide
There’s no two ways about it: that Shellie Tomlinson is a delight!
Join us for a dee-lightful conversation about grace, and life, and joy, and oh, so many wonderful things. Truly encouraging. You’ll see.

December 31, 2019 Melanie Stevenson: Soul Focus
There’s no two ways about it: that Shellie Tomlinson is a delight!
Join us for a dee-lightful conversation about grace, and life, and joy, and oh, so many wonderful things. Truly encouraging. You’ll see.



December 1, 2019 Malinda Fuller: Christmas on Purpose
She’s back, just in time for the holiday madness, to help us head it off with some wonderful wisdom on how to turn your Christmas craziness into an intentional celebration.



November 6, 2019 James Breakwell: Ostrich Attacks…
James Breakwell is back… and he may have just about the best Grizzly Bear epic saga you ever heard… And if that’s not enough to get you to listen, we also talk about his hilarious new book, which you may need if ever you are attacked by a a grizzly bear, or an ostrich, or a goose… It could happen.




October 5, 2019 Malinda Fuller: Obedience Over Hustle
Got too much on your plate? Perfect. This is for you. You don’t even have to drop what you’re doing. Just hit play, go about your busy, busy business, and listen to this very helpful conversation with Malinda Fuller, all about what to do when we are overwhelmed by the hustle (and bustle) of life.



September 22, 2019 Allen Arnold: Chaos & Creativity
Allen Arnold from Ransomed Heart Ministries is back to kick off a whole new Misfit season, with a thoroughly dee–lightful and quite frankly, vitally important conversation about identity, chaos and creativity… and the beautiful trifecta therein!



July 3, 2019 Allen Arnold: The Story of With
What kind of bohemian are you? What’s the difference between expectation and expectancy? For the answers to these, and other burning questions, tune in to this conversation with Ransomed Heart’s Content & Resources Director, Allen Arnold. It’s a game changer. Maybe even a life changer. You think we’re kidding? Oh, just you wait…



June 25, 2019 Amanda Barratt: My Dearest Dietrich
It’s just your basic “Boy Meets Girl, Girl waits for Boy while he’s imprisoned for plotting against Hitler” kind of love story.
And… it’s all true!
Listen in on today’s intriguing conversation with author Amanda Barratt about this amazing couple, and their impact on the world.



May 22, 2019 Nate Pyle: More Than You Can Handle
Don’t you just love pithy catchphrases? Pat answers? Ok, maybe not so much? Then you’ve come to the right place. Join us for a great discussion with Nate Pyle, about the mother of all trite-isms “God won’t give you more than you can handle”, where that awful saying came from, and the truth about what it really means. Oh, and yeah, he wrote a book about it!



May 3, 2019 Anita Agers: Exceedingly
Do you feel like you’re asking for too much? Maybe the problem is you’re not asking for enough! J’ever think about that, huh? Anita Agers Brooks joins us for a discussion about her new book, Exceedingly, and living with purpose ON purpose… and a special story about Troy Gentry



April 18, 2019 Tina Donovan: Fuschia Cow Transformations
Just what is this Fuchsia Cow business? Find out, with Life Coach, Tina Donovan!



April 13, 2019 Kathleen Maher: The Chaplain’s Daughter
Kathleen Maher, the writing machine, joins us again, to talk about her latest book in the Sons of the Shenandoah series, The Chaplain’s Daughter…. It’s a great conversation, about daughters, sons, femininity, masculinity… and even Gone With the Wind trivia!



March 29, 2019 Justin Jones & Sherrill Auker: Seed Life
It’s 2 for one day here on the Isle, and a special interview with Justin Jones, Spiritual Formation Pastor at Eastern Hills Church in Buffalo, NY and Sherrill Auker,Sustain Division Director of Overland Missions. They co-wrote a book together, about what else, farming and this thing called evangelism. You think you know all about it from all the parables, I know… Well, think again… and listen in!



March 1, 2019 Sarah Beckman: Hope in Hard Places
There’s something in us that clings to hope, isn’t there? Why is that? Is it just wishful thinking? Our guest today says an emphatic “No”. And we Misfits think she makes a good case. Listen for yourself, to this hopeful conversation with Sarah Beckman.



February 19, 2019 Lori Stanley Roeleveld: The Art of Hard Conversations
You know that talk you need to have… but want to avoid having? Well, before you have it, listen in on this conversation with Lori Stanley Roeleveld for tools that just might help. You’re welcome!



February 14, 2019 Karen Ehman: Keep Showing Up
Love is a many splendored, and pretty darned difficult thing… especially when you’re loving a spouse that’s SO unlike you. Fortunately, Karen Ehman is here to help us out, with practical wisdom to help you stay crazy in love… the way it should be!



February 4, 2019 Christie Purifoy: Placemaker
You’d think a chat about beauty would be kinda, well, fluff. But you’d be WRONG. Listen in on this IMPORTANT conversation with author Christie Purifoy about finding, absorbing and reflecting the beauty all around us, wherever we are.



January 4, 2019 Stasi Eldredge: She’s Back!
Stasi Eldredge is back on the Isle (yes, she really came back!) to have an amazing follow up conversation about INTERPRETING the events of our lives. It’s one of those conversations that could change your life. Yes, it could!



December 6, 2018 Stasi Eldredge: Defiant Joy
Oh, the joy! Literally! Stasi graciously pays a visit to the Isle to talk all about what exactly she means by DEFIANT JOY (it sounds angry, but it’s not!)… and she’s such a good sport, she even plays our Stupid Game.. So there you go. Joy for everyone!



November 30, 2018 Jill Hardie: The Sparkle Box
Tis the season for gift giving! Join us for a fun AND inspirational conversation with award winning children’s author Jill Hardie, about how to turn simple acts of kindness into a beautiful tradition to celebrate the reason for Christmas..



November 6, 2018 James Breakwell: Bare Minimum Parenting
At last, the parenting advice you never asked for, yet somehow desperately need… from self proclaimed non-expert, but nonetheless hilarious author, parent and pig owner (not necessarily in that order), James Breakwell.



October 25, 2018 Jason Cruise: In the Thick of It
Maybe you’ve seen him on the Sportsman Channel… but today’s he’s on the Isle of Misfits, taking our TV dads quiz, giving us the scoop on Lawn Mower parents, and talking about what it means to own your own convictions when it comes to raising your sons in today’s culture of confusion.



October 12, 2018 Jami Amerine: Sacred Ground, Sticky Floors
Jami’s back on the Isle (or as she affectionately calls it, “The Mothership”) for an intense, honest and altogether refreshing conversation about the tension between the stickiness of our lives and the beauty of God’s sacred call for each of us to come to Him as we are.



October 4, 2018 Kristen Barnett: The Bug Who Thought He Lost His Buzz
Join us for a discussion about a bug… and a big, bad beast… and how families can use this winsome children’s book series called “Watt’s bugging you?” by Kristen Barnett, to face childhood cancer, among other big deals that life can row at us, with hope and encouragement.



September 17, 2018 Nancy Carmichael: Misfit Manifesto, Part I
We’re breaking down our core values here on the Isle – join us as we talk about Core Value #1, and what it means to Own Our Awkward.



August 17, 2018 Kathleen L. Maher: The Abolitionist’s Daughter
Whether you’re a Civil War Buff, a lover of a good old fashioned (but non-saccharine) romance, or just a fan of beautiful writing and masterful storytelling (oh yeah, and the story behind the story of her novel is just as compelling)… you’ll want to check this interview out, with ACFW Genesis Award Winning Author, Kathleen L. Maher.



July 9, 2018 Ginger Harrington: The Sequel
We had so much fun in our first chat, we decided to do it again!
Listen to more of Ginger’s wisdom, and stuff we didn’t get to talk about last time… like her life as a military wife, her ministry to military families, and so much more!



June 26, 2018 Dudley Delffs: The Faith of Dolly Parton
Maybe you’ve loved her for years… maybe you’re barely aware of her enormous impact, not just in country music, but as a prolific songwriter, actor, philanthropist and literacy advocate (yes, you read that right).
Whatever you know (or don’t know) about her, you will be inspired by this conversation with author Dudley Delffs about Dolly, and the faith that has fueled her to inspire so many.



June 18, 2018 Kathy Batey: Suddenly Single
Honest talk and practical wisdom with author Kathey Batey on the sensitive subject of divorce, and how not just to survive it, but how to find real healing and hope.



May 12, 2018 Elizabeth Thompson: When God Says “Go”
The question isn’t “Is God calling us?” because God is always calling us.
The question is, “WHEN God calls us, and says, GO, are we ready?” And (bonus question) “Will we LISTEN, and OBEY?”
Join us on the Isle for a fun and insightful conversation about Elizabeth’s brand new book, a follow up to her last great book “When God Says Wait”





May 10, 2018 Alan Brown: When Life Stops. Literally. And Starts Again.
Radio personality. Singer. Actor. Director. Writer/Blogger. This man does it all. And he nearly lost it all. Literally. And then… well, just listen in to hear his story.



May 2, 2018 Ginger Harrington: Holy in the Moment
Just when you thought “holiness” was this high fallutin word only for the uber religious, here comes Ginger Harrington to set the record straight. Listen to this enlightening conversation about what it REALLY means to choose holiness, in every (yes EVERY) moment, and how it’s not only possible, but the best possible news!



April 17, 2018 Craig Johnson: The Champion
Craig Johnson joins us on the Isle to talk about his son Connor’s amazing story, the book he wrote about it, and the Champion’s Club… aaand how YOU can become someone’s champion, too!



April 3, 2018 Simon McDermott: The SongaMinute Man
Maybe you’re one of their nearly quarter million followers on Facebook, or you’ve seen them driving around in the car, singing their hearts out. Our special guest, Simon McDermott shares some honest and inspirational glimpses of life behind the scenes with his dad, The Songaminute Man… and answers other important questions, like the difference between scones and crumpets, for starters (cause, you know, they’re British).



March 16, 2018 Cori Salchert: I Will Love You Forever

Most of us avoid loss whenever we can. And though it may not be accurate to say she wekcines loss, Cori Salchert embraces people – in particular, a special group of people facing loss… in a beautifully unique way. Listen to this brave and honest conversation, learn about her story, and be inspired.



February 27, 2018 Iz Holidae: On Relief & Restoration

Oh, it’s indeed a jolly Holidae with this adventuring, artsy/crafty/hairstylin/makeup artist/spa ownin/Lord of the Rings lovin/recovering workaholic Missionary with a BIG vision to provide SOLLIEVO (that’s Italian for TOTAL RELIEF) and restoration to missionaries who desperately need it.



February 15, 2018 Nancy Carmichael: Let’s Talk about YOU
You are this. You are that. You came from this place. You believe that thing. You were born this way. You were born that way. You were shaped by this. Molded by that. All important stuff. All a piece of your story.
But is that ALL there is to you?



February 9, 2018 Justin Jones: Reboot
Got apathy? Who cares? Sorry, couldn’t resist. Truth be told, a lot of us struggle with apathy without even realizing it, because we mistake our “busyness” with passion. Listen to this insightful conversation with pastor and author Justin Jones, about his new book, Reboot, all about recognizing what’s keeping us from truly LIVING… and how to get past it!



January 31, 2018 Sandy Brownlee: The Mirror Lies
Stories within stories, intersecting other stories, circling back to our own story… no, not talking about Seinfeld. That’s a show about nothing. This story is SOMETHING – intrigue, mystery, plots twists – the whole deal. Listen in (and be a part of)a fun discussion about a truly enjoyable read with author and transmedia story teller, Sandy Brownlee!



January 24, 2018 Anna McHargue: People are Good
Tired of all the depressing news out there? Good! You’re in the right place. Nothing but stories of inspiration and encouragement here, and a great conversation with publisher Anna McHargue.



January 9, 2018 Michele Ule: Mrs. Oswald Chambers
They say behind every great man is a great woman… and behind every great story is a great story teller… listen in on this conversation with Michelle Ule, author of the fascinating story about the remarkable Biddy Chambers, without whom the world would have never even heard about her husband, Oswald… or, as as you may know him, the guy behind the world’s best selling devotional “My Utmost For His Highest”.

December 20, 2017 Shellie Rushing Tomlinson: Devotions for the Hungry Heart
Come for Grandma Stone’s Butter Pecan Muffins.
Stay for extra helpings of wisdom, hope and plain down home fun, with author of Devotions for the Hungry Heart, Shellie Rushing Tomlinson.





December 19, 2017 Jami Amerine: Stolen Jesus
Who stole Jesus? And how do we find him? Listen in on this conversation with author of Stolen Jesus, Jami Amerine to find out…



December 7, 2017 Daniel Rice: #Gospel
So who exactly IS “Generation Now”? And what’s #trending right now? Find out by listening in on this conversation with author Daniel Rice, about his new book #Gospel



November 23, 2017 Tahni Cullen: Josiah’s Fire, Part 2
Part 2 of Tahni Cullen’s incredible story of her family’s journey through autism with their son Josiah…



November 22, 2017 Tahni Cullen: Josiah’s Fire, Part 1
Let’s just get right to it. You’re going to be amazed by this woman’s TRUE story, about journeying with her son through a sudden diagnosis of autism, and the unexpected turns along the way.



November 20, 2017 Patricia Beal: A Season to Dance
As wonderful as her new book is, the author of this story has her own pretty amazing story of immigration and overcoming to tell, which she shares on today’s podcast



November 13, 2017 Osheta Moore: Shalom Sistas
As wonderful as her new book is, the author of this story has her own pretty amazing story of immigration and overcoming to tell, which she shares on today’s podcast



November 7, 2017 Ashleigh Slater: Braving Sorrow Together
Life is hard. But one of the things that makes it hard is that there’s so much good…that we sometimes have to let go. If you are going through a season of loss, listen in on an honest (no trite, pat answers allowed) yet encouraging talk with author Ashleigh Slater, who knows a thing or two about braving the sorrow of saying goodbye to some of life’s good things



November 1, 2017 Candace Payne (AKA “Chewbacca Mask Mom”): Laugh It Up!
You, and about 200 MILLION other people saw her in that ca-razy viral video… now, get to know this woman behind the mask. Oh yes, she’s a happy Chewbacca alright, but so much more… the girl’s got some depth. Seriously. Listen for yourself.



October 26, 2017 Leah Severt: Her Unlikely Story of Restoration
You’ve never heard of her… but once you hear her story, you’ll never forget her… And that’s all I’m sayin…



October 17, 2017 Steve Arterburn: The Mediterranean Love Plan
Great discussion. Lots of wisdom… and a few surprising tidbits about… ehem… rrrromance around the world, from Dr. Steve Arterburn… which really shouldn’t be a surprise. The man’s a marriage and family guru!



October 11, 2017 Edie Littlefield Sundby: The Mission Walker
What would you do if you were faced with a grim cancer diagnosis?
Listen to Edie Sundby’s true story, in her words, “…not about avoiding death, but living life.”



October 9, 2017 Chuck Bentley: Money Problems, Marriage Solutions
When it comes to Misfit Topics, it doesn’t get more awkward than talking about finances… especially when you and your significant other don’t see eye to eye on how to handle them. Join us on the Isle as CEO of Crown Financial Ministries Chuck Bentley shares from his own personal expeience, that it’s more than just about crunching numbers…



October 3, 2017 Mitch Davis: The Stray
Take a break from your disheartening newsfeed, and listen in on a delightful chat with producer Mitch Davis about a topic we can all agree on: DOGS ARE GREAT. Mitch shares his real life story about a certain special dog that changed his life, and inspired his new movie “The Stray”, releasing in theatres October 6, 2017.



September 26, 2017 John Eldredge: All Things New
Find out where in the world John Eldredge HASN’T been… and listen in on some pretty paradigm shifting (but nonetheless Biblically accurate) claims about where our true eternal home really is… and what we can look forward to!



September 25, 2017 Brent Gambrell: Taming the “Me” Monster
On some level, we all KNOW the world does not revolve around us, that it’s not all about us… but gosh darn it, we just can’t seem to help ourselves. We are weird this way.
I had a chance to talk with author Brent Gambrell, who wrote a whole book on the subject, about the false promise of living to please self alone, and how we can get over ourselves and on to something much better.