Name my Bible podcast
March 17, 2014 11:20 AM Subscribe
I'm thinking about starting up a podcast. It would be, for the most part, deep interpretations of Biblical texts from a critical but appreciative point of view. What should I call it?
posted by Pater Aletheias to Grab Bag (58 answers total) 25 users marked this as a favorite
For example: one of the early episodes would cover Genesis 1, and whereas a evangelical might say "this is literal science and must be believed as such," and an antagonistic reader might say "this is obviously a variant of other ancient myths and therefore a worthless fairy tale," (forgive the broad strokes, please!), I am aiming more toward "this is a variant of other ancient myths, but here are the cool ways that Genesis reshapes the story, and here's what would have captivated the ancient listeners when they heard this version." I'm not a scholar, but I am familiar with the scholarship, and I basically want to present something accessible but erudite. For listeners from conservative church backgrounds, I hope to add new layers of meaning to familiar stories. For nonreligious listeners, I hope to given them a deeper appreciation of what makes the Bible a interesting and valuable literary collection. I don't know of anything quite like this out there right now, and I think it is a niche worth filling.
I expect that basic format--extended explanation of specific Biblical texts--to be at least 80% of the episodes, although I want to leave room for wider ranging interviews with scholars (most episodes will be just me and a microphone), as well occasional episodes on themes in the Bible.
I pretty much know what I want to do; what I'm not settled on is what to call it. What would you name a podcast like this? I want it to get the point across quickly, with bonus points for sounding appealing or interesting.