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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.

Sep 25, 2016

In this episode of The Happy Rant Ted and Barnabas discuss the following while Ronnie galavants around middle America like John Steinbeck:

  • Why is it that so many Christian organizations feel the need to wedge worship into everything from business meetings to sports to wherever?
  • Gut check with Ted covering Pumpkin...


Sep 19, 2016

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

  • A few weeks ago the question came up "are we jerks?" It wasn't really answered because, well, that's awkward. But now the guys are ready to try to sort it out.
  • Colin Kaepernick, a quarterback in the NFL,...


Sep 12, 2016

In this episode of The Happy Rant Ted, Barnabas, and Ronnie discuss the following

  • Pourovers: what are they an why are they? Isn't a pourer just a slow version of what a coffee maker does?
  • How does an athlete being a "brother in Christ" effect our feelings towards him? What if the athlete is Sam Bradford,...


Sep 5, 2016

In this episode of the Happy Rant the hosts are reunited after Ronnie's travels and they rant about the following. 

  • A crazy University of Iowa prof is offended by the facial expression and demeanor of . . . their mascot, a giant stuffed bird.
  • The University of Chicago, on the other hand, has decided there need be no...