July 2nd, 2017
The boys welcome NY Times best selling author Matthew Quick (Silver Linings Playbook, The Reason You're Alive) to talk risk whilst pursuing your true calling. Quick's first work (Silver Linings Playbook) became an Oscar winning film starring Bradley Cooper, Robert DeNiro and Jennifer Lawrence. He has since written seven novels including several YA hits. All of his work has been optioned for film. What can happen when you finally make the leap to follow your passion? What if you are currently one degree off from something truly amazing? R & J dive deep into the "What if's?" of their creative pursuits and share some of their go-to inspirational resources. Quick's new book, The Reason You're Alive, is available July 4th, 2017.
June 4th, 2017
Mike McHargue aka Science Mike drops in to discuss Finding God in the Waves: How I Left My Faith and Found It Again Through Science
. You know Mike from The Liturgists Podcast and of course his own show, Ask Science Mike. Though Jameson wouldn't allow Ryan to read Mike's book before the interview, Godspeed will no doubt be referencing Science Mike pretty much from here on out. Can science and faith ever fully integrate? Why have we viewed them as enemies for so long? Are supernatural experiences worth a darn? Tune in as you can hear Jameson and Ryan literally becoming smarter by proximity. Huge thank you to Science Mike and as always please send any questions/comments/concerns/misguided vitriol to firstname.lastname@example.org
May 29th, 2017
The one and only Rob Bell stops by Godspeed to discuss his new book What is the Bible? How an Ancient Library of Poems, Letters and Stories Can Transform the Way You Think and Feel About Everything. Bell's writings have played a pivotal role in your hosts' lives, provoking questions, inspiring peace and calming thoughts of doubts. Always a lightening rod for controversy, Bell is simply asking the right questions in a time where ambition for growth is paramount to religiosity and rules. We can't recommend Bell's books enough. Agree or not, Rob Bell is one of the most influential and creative voices today.
May 22nd, 2017
Oliver Baxxter and Niles Gregory (Broadside) on the importance of fan interaction and nostalgic inspiration. How much can an artist give? What role does Star Wars play in our daily creation? Is image everything? Why do Oliver's hand tattoos look so darn good when Jameson's faded so badly they now look like hot dogs!? If Ryan sounds overly relaxed, it's due to his much needed tropical sabbatical. If Jameson sounds overly stressed it's because he watched The Lobster.
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May 17th, 2017
Godspeed's first return guest Matty Mullins opens The Gazeebo Sessions with his new record Unstoppable. What is worship music? Is co-writing cheating? What music gets you in the creative zone? Do you have the balls to admit no one cares? What happens when you truly let go of creative pressure? Pick up Matty's new record UNSTOPPABLE out now on BEC Music.
May 7th, 2017
Jameson giggles with girlish glee as comic Jon Rudnitsky accepts his responsibility as the anonymous co-founder of The Godspeed Podcast. The team get into Jon's year at Saturday Night Live, his philosophy of comedy and what it's like to pitch sketch ideas to Donald Trump (hint: It's sad). Ryan volunteers to get implants and confesses to not wanting to be a dick while Jameson holds to his belief that technology is the instrument of the end times and legacy is nothing but a six-letter word for failure. Also, a heartwarming tribute to the great Jeff Goldblum and why Jameson can't explain things as well as Bo Burnham.
April 10th, 2017
Ryan and Jameson are back after an educationally tumultuous few weeks. Comic/former SNL cast member/hiker/photographer/7-11 enthusiast Brooks Wheelan stops in, Ryan has the seminary finish line in his sights while Jameson continues to oppose his friend's life choices.
Photo credit: Robyn Von Swank
March 26th, 2017
The one and only Stephen Christian stops by Godspeed to tell R&J the song now officially belongs to us. We discuss the snares of fame, maintaining faith through tough times, lusting after more than the physical and why Ryan is so damn good looking. Jameson can't shut up about his IBS and how his new dedication to habit forming will lead him to greener pastures. Also, Ryan wears a sweater vest to work.
Books: Better Than Before by Gretchen Rubin
Movies: Wake Up
March 26th, 2017
Ryan & Jameson get positive with comic/self help guru Kate Wolff. How can comedy and self-improvement peacefully coincide? Can Kate be a comic and a nice person? Would R&J dominate her dance parties? Can her son Shane teach his mom to rap? All that and the origins of Ryan's tank top on this episode of Godspeed.
February 12th, 2017
Godspeed welcomes Matt MacDonald of The Classic Crime and Don't Feed the Trolls Podcast. R&J keep tearing each other down while building up the idea of deconstruction. Politics make a brief appearance in the guise of two knowledgeable 30-somethings flip flopping every other argument. Ryan sets a dangerous precedence of encouraging book-learnin' while Jameson just wants everyone to get along. If you listen carefully, you can hear the sound of disappointed seminary professors everywhere.