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The Happy Rant

Barnabas Piper, Ted Kluck, and Ronnie Martin cheerfully - if sarcastically - rant about all the things that don't matter all that much (and some that do).
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Apr 20, 2018

In this episode of The Happy Rant Sports Podcast Ted and Barnabas prepare for the upcoming NFL Draft and answer the following questions:

  • Is Josh Allen a Ponzi scheme?
  • Does Josh Rosen's Country Club Millennial-ness scare you??
  • Best player on your draft board
  • Favorite all-time draft picks from our favorite childhood teams
Apr 17, 2018

In this historic episode of The Happy Rant Podcast Ronnie, Ted, and Barnabas are reunited LIVE and in person at a hipster church in East Louisville. That's right, it's TOGETHER FOR THE RANT, and this is just the first of three episodes so stay tuned. They discuss:

  • Infamous C-Lister Jared C's infamous list of infamous reformed people
  • Happy Rant 101 - a discussion of where our sign off came from, why Ronnie shortens words, and more
  • Listener trivia and general decadence
Apr 12, 2018

In this episode of Happy Rant Sports Ted and Barnabas dig into the following scintillating sports topics:

  • NBA Awards (mostly made up fun ones Ted came up with)
  • NBA playoff predictions and what we'd like to see happen
  • Discussing baseball's asinine unwritten rules
Apr 9, 2018

In this episode of The Happy Rant Ted and Barnabas close out Ronnie's interminable sabbatical by hashing out the following topics:

  • What do “courage” and “bravery” mean any more?
  • How to respond to one-upmanship - that guy who always has the better story
  • Movies that we used to think are good be aren't so sure any more (or are sure that they suck)
  • What we’re reading
Apr 2, 2018

In this episode of The Happy Rant Ted and Barnabas can see the light at the end of the tunnel - it is almost time for Together for the Rant and Ronnie's long-anticipated return. In the mean time they take on the following:

  • Calling things an “adventure” - why is everything an adventure?
  • Open mic nights
  • Bible reading - what do we think of Bible reading plans and how do we use them?
Mar 26, 2018

In this episode of The Happy Rant Ted and Barnabas suss out the following:

  • The Gospel Coalition waded into the debate about whether tackle football should be banned. Why do they do stuff like this?
  • After our roast of Steven Furtick a few weeks ago we got a piece of fan/hate mail saying we are mean and asking "aren't we all on the same team?" Well, are we?
  • A story of rock stars behaving badly online and a discussion of why they bother.
Mar 20, 2018

In this episode of Happy Rant Sports Ted and Barnabas take one two of the most popular phenomena of the season:

  • The immense popularity of March Madness (and our disinterest)
  • NFL Free Agency - key early signings, the QB market, our favorite signings, and more
  • A deep affection for fullbacks
Mar 19, 2018

In this episode of The Happy Rant, Ted and Barnabas continue to slog through Ronnie's sabbatical and bring you their best. This week they rant about the following:

  • Breaking down kiddo, bud, sport, champ, man, bro, and other names men call each other
  • Are bullies so bad? Why does every freak out about them?
  • Writers block - is it real and how do you deal with it?
Mar 12, 2018

While weathering Ronnie's absence, Ted and Barnabas discuss the following:

  • An apology
  • White reformed college dude life
  • Bad movies that we love
  • What we are reading

Mar 6, 2018

In this episode of Happy Rant Sports Ted and Barnabas discuss the following:

  • Our favorite weird NBA free throw shooting motions and tics
  • Why 90s basketball players were so much cooler (or dorkier) than today
  • Sports venues and events we would love to attend

Mar 5, 2018

In this episode of The Happy Rant Ted and Barnabas meander through the following topics:

  • 5 rules of social media sabbaticals
  • Good films that are bad movies
  • How to handle annoying alpha males
  • What's the deal with all these support dogs?
  • Why it's dumb to call every complex issue or tragedy a "sin issue" or "gospel issue"
Feb 26, 2018

In this episode of The Happy Rant Ronnie is sabbaticaling with all his leisurely might, so Ted and Barnabas step up to discuss the following:

  • The infamous ski run that was exactly what Ted hoped for
  • The Black Panther - sorting through they hype and discussing why the movie is actually really good an important
  • How to handle invitations by people who "just want to connect"

 

Feb 20, 2018

In this episode of Happy Rant Sports Ted and Barnabas discuss the following from the wide world of sports:

  • NBA Trades - who came out better, who came out worse, and so forth
  • Fixing the NFL's dumbest rules
  • Which obscure, non-star players are our all-time favorites from various sports?

 

Feb 19, 2018

In this episode of The Happy Rant Ted, Ronnie, and Barnabas Suss out the following:

  • What kind of people actually like the Winter Olympics?
  • What are our Enneagram numbers and what the heck do they mean?
  • What are the worst worship songs and a couple good hymns too?
Feb 12, 2018

In this episode of The Happy Rant Ted, Ronnie, and Barnabas hash out the following as they do:

  • Kevin DeYoung's VERY TGC article about the Enneagram
  • How people weaponize the Enneagram
  • When a woman brings a man to women's Bible Study as a "hot date"
  • Super Bowl spectacle and half time show
Feb 6, 2018

In this episode of Happy Rant Sports Ted and Barnabas hone in on the Super Bowl, but not the game itself (since this was recorded before) but on the trappings and history of the game. And they get into other sporty stuff too.

  • Why are conservative churches so weird about the Super Bowl?
  • What are our favorite Super Bowl Moments?
  • How miserable must Blake Griffin be after that trade?
  • A book recommendation
Feb 5, 2018

In this episode of The Happy Rant Ted, Ronnie, and Barnabas take on some recent hot and pressing topics.

  • Steven Furtick preaches about claiming and naming gates while ling on a futon.
  • John Piper makes the evangelical social media explode with an article about female Seminary professors
  • Various and important pet peeves - including being called "bro" and people using personalized hashtags
Jan 29, 2018

In this episode of The Happy Rant Ted, Ronnie, and Barnabas hash out the following.

  • Ronnie at Leisure including dinner, watching football, rollerblading, watching ballet, and talking about his feelings
  • Their feelings about all things "motivational"
  • Morgan Freeman's protests of an anatomically correct SAG award
Jan 22, 2018

In this episode of The Happy Rant Ted, Ronnie, and Barnabas hash out the following:

  • Drisky Business involving speaking in tongues and a college QB
  • Awkward over-Christian responses to a normal question
  • Responding to a missile crisis
  • Ronnie's love for Francis Chan

 

Jan 18, 2018

In this episode of Happy Rant Sports Ted and Barnabas dig into the following sports topics.

  • Ted plays "Blake Bortles Apologist" in which he tries to defend the Jaguar's QB and compares him to other current QBs
  • The Vikings INSANE win over the New Orleans Saints and Barnabas's roller coaster ride as a Vikings fan
  • A brief preview of the NFC and AFC Championship games
  • Recommended books on NBA basketball
Jan 15, 2018

In this episode of The Happy Rant Ted, Ronnie, and Barnabas tackle three pressing issues.

  • A list came out of the Top 100 Evangelicals, so of course we had to judge, parse, and otherwise discuss it.
  • Carman, the iconic CCM artist, has moved into life coaching.
  • Why do pastors love the phrase "moralistic therapeutic deism"
Jan 9, 2018

In the inaugural episode of HAPPY RANT SPORTS Ted Kluck and Barnabas Piper discuss the following.

  • What is the correlation between strong QB names and being a strong QB?
  • What QB prospects have the best names this year? (hint: nobody named "Josh")
  • Why is everyone sleeping on Lamar Jackson?
  • NFL Playoffs
Jan 8, 2018

In this episode of The Happy Rant Ted, Ronnie, and Barnabas rant about the following:

  • Pastors marketing sermons series and a Twitter dustup between Barnabas and a few of them
  • All the New Years stuff we didn’t do and what New Years looks like for old dudes
  • What do you do when you don’t like a friend’s creative work?
Jan 5, 2018

Well, was it? Ronnie and Barnabas discuss.

Jan 4, 2018

In this episode of The Happy Rant - the first of 2018 - Ted, Ronnie, and Barnabas start the year strong by ranting about the following.

  • New Year's Revelations - Instead of resolving to to do something the hosts reveal something they need to get off their chest or admit.
  • Which books we did not read or finish in 2017
  • One resolution we wish reformdom would make and keep in 2018
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