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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.

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...


Dec 18, 2017

In this episode of The Happy Rant, Ted, Ronnie, and Barnabas muster all the holiday spirit they can manage and bring you a Christmas miracle. Or at least a Christmas episode.

  • One thing you’d wish for as a gift this year
  • Feelings on Christmas Eve services?
  • Best Christmas movie
  • Best childhood gift


Dec 11, 2017

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

  • Online dating, finding that perfect someone, and whether "Happy Rant Listener" is the perfect dating profile
  • Movies we've seen lately and our opinions of them
  • Great acting careers and *not* great acting careers