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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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Jun 18, 2018

In this episode of The Happy Rant Ted, Barnabas, and Ronnie go a different direction with the podcast than normal. This episode is more serious and somber and reflective than normal. They discuss the following:

  • The suicides of Anthony Bourdain and Kate Spade and the outpouring of response, especially by Christians
  • Mental illness and spiritual darkness
  • What success and satisfaction really is and the ways we pursue it vainly
  • High expectations, large appetites, and how they lead to disappointment
Jun 11, 2018

In this episode of The Happy Rant Ted is marooned in rural Alabama at a home school writing conference and Ronnie's internet is on the fritz, but the boys make it work. Well, Ted and Barnabas do. They discuss the following.

  • Why have so many pastors gotten so fixated on being fit? Is this a good thing? Is it as weird as it seems?
  • We discuss what we are reading and watching these days, including some controversial opinions about movies.
  • Barnabas is reading a novel by Conn Iggulden, and naturally CONN IGGULDEN deserves a conversation all his own

 

Jun 7, 2018

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

  • Ted listens to a series of excellent pitches from listeners for which MLB team he should adopt including team history, team uniform, team failure, and more.
  • Ted adopts an MLB team as his own.
  • The NFLs National Anthem Policy
  • Why should we care about these NBA finals?
Jun 4, 2018

In this episode of The Happy Rant Ted, Ronnie, and Barnabas do a little conversational roaming over a variety of topics including:

  • What would be the perfect worship service?
  • What is the best summer they've ever had?
  • Ridiculous requests they've gotten at work
May 28, 2018

In this episode of The Happy Rant Ted, Ronnie, and Barnabas help listeners with some pressing problems. In this day of social media pervasiveness people have developed some bad habits. This episode seeks to correct and instruct. They discuss the following:

  • What is the proper ratio of selfies to other photos for men?
  • Why do Christian ladies use “come hither” photos as avatars?
  • People’s use and abuse of the word “humbled”
  • Retweeting compliments
May 24, 2018

In this episode of Happy Rant Sports Ted and Barnabas put on their aesthete harts and choose the best uniforms of all time. From defunct football leagues to 80's baseball to WAY off the beaten path they choose the best looks in sports.

May 14, 2018

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

  • The book you’d most like to write
  • Topics we wish we could rant about but can’t
  • We predict the next big thing in Evangelicalism
  • Safe Spaces for Men
May 10, 2018

In this episode of The Happy Rant Podcast Ted, Ronnie, and Barnabas tackle the toughest, most random, most listener-submitted yes/no questions thy have ever encountered. Topics include:

  • Barbershop Quartets
  • Canada
  • Vacation
  • Raisins
  • Writing
  • Best Friends
  • SO MUCH MORE
Apr 30, 2018

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

  • Furtick showed up at the Stronger Men's Conference
  • Jon Acuff's advice to SELF PROMOTE SELF PROMOTE SELF PROMOTE
  • What inspires us to write?
  • The ego involved in being "a writer"
Apr 27, 2018

In this episode of Happy Rant Sports Ted and Barnabas recap round 1 of the NFL Draft including:

  • QB landing places
  • Best picks
  • Worst picks
  • Sneaky good picks
  • Best remaining players
Apr 27, 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. This is the third of three episodes so go back and listen to the first and second then enjoy this delightful interaction with listeners. In this episode they field questions on the following:

  • Seminary mascots
  • Homeschooled teens
  • Nicknames
  • Childhood TV shows
  • John Piper's tweets
  • Swapping jobs
  • SO MUCH MORE
Apr 23, 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. This is the second of three episodes so go back and listen to the first and stay tuned for one more to come. In this episode they discuss:

  • Swag for Ted - lots and LOTS of swag for Ted
  • The Stronger Men's Conference, Hunger Games style
  • Reformed Hunger Games
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?

 

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