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The Happy Rant podcast is a conversation which Barnabas Piper, Ted Kluck, and Ronnie Martin cheerfully (if sardonically) rant about all the things that don’t matter all that much and some things that do. Too much Christian interaction with culture is angry and vitriolic, so these three bring the humor, pith, and occasional irreverence to bear on it. They rant about church, culture, sports, the arts, entertainment, and occasional nonsense in a manner listeners enjoy and wish they could be part of too.

Feb 14, 2019

In this episode of The Happy Rant Sports podcast Ted and Barnabas break down the following sports topics:

  • Are we better at podcasting than Tony Romo is at football announcing?
  • Colin Kaepernick, MLK, and the NFL
  • Super Bowl commercials
  • Super Bowl halftime show
  • The future of Rob Gronkowski, on and off the field
  • NFL...

Feb 12, 2019

In this episode of The Happy Rant Ronnie and Barnabas chop up church stuff while Ted is off in meetings. They discuss:

  • Why do people even go to attractional churches?
  • Branding and Brand representatives for churches
  • What's the future of the mega church?
  • What is the next church trend that starts with good intentions and...

Feb 6, 2019

In this episode of The Happy Rant Ted and Barnabas, sans, Ronnie, discuss the best ideas for pastors starting business inspired by Matt Chandler's steak company

  • Pastor Fashion
  • Religious Tourism
  • Indy Theater
  • Cleaning products
  • Men's grooming
  • Office Furniture
  • Symbolic religious Gifts

Feb 1, 2019

In this episode of The Happy Rant Sports Ted and Barnabas discuss a wide and varied array of topics including:

  • Harry Connick Jr.'s letter to Roger Goodell about referees
  • National Anthem renditions by Jimmy Buffett and Melissa Etheridge
  • Which Christian Artists should sing the Anthem when *we* own a team?
  • A Super Bowl...

Jan 31, 2019

In this episode of The Happy Rant Ted, Ronnie, and Barnabas discuss a range of topics from the very fun to the very serious.

  • INDY LIVE is coming! On March 31 we will host our 3rd live event in Indianapolis and you can get details in the episode or at
  • The recent Abortion ruling in New York and how...