JesusHacked Podcast begins second season

July 28, 2018
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All five hosts are returning for a second season of the podcast JesusHacked: Storytelling Faith. Recording as commenced, and you'll hear fresh episodes through the summer and fall and into wintertime.

While we were recharging our conversational batteries, word was received of a first place award of excellence from the Episcopal Communicators group and we wanted to humble-brag some of the feedback received:
Their use of storytelling is an extremely compelling method that draws listeners in and engages them. The stories shared are emotional and very relevant to life today. The topics and stories are ones that everyone--people of all faith, as well as people who don't believe in religion—would be interested in and can learn from. The format—intro with vocals and music, Q&A format, closing with vocals and music is well done, and we like that the hosts add their own stories and experiences to the conversation.

That was terrific to hear, because we strive to share conversations that explain any "insider" language and try to relate our experiences being Church, and being followers of Jesus in everyday speech.

New feature—should we talk about it or surprise you when listening? It's a planned midway break in our 20 minute format and ties into the work of the baptism task force. We've our hearts set on the section intro music and are negotiating licenses to use it. At our first annual host and producer debriefing party, it proved to be a powerful moment and we're excited to see how it might shape this season's podcasts. Spoiler alert: "Wade in the Water."

Also, this season we're hoping to get more serious about our social and share some quotes and soundbites. Dear listeners, are any of you up to help us push these out some JesusHacked memes on Instagram and Facebook?

Last year we made road trips to Cape Girardeau and Jefferson City. They were fun episodes to produce, and we want to do more this season. Across the state or across town, we're ready to bring the mobile studio to your parish on a Saturday morning or Sunday afternoon and record three or four episodes. Interested? Pitch your ideas for one or more episodes to any of the JesusHacked hosts: Barbi Click, Deborah Nelson Linck, Harry Leip, Shug Goodlow, or Dan Handschy, or producer Beth Felice.

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