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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.

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...

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