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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 31, 2020

In this episode Ted and Barnabas take a more somber tone to remember the life of Kobe Bryant and reflect on how people grieve publicly.

  • Our initial response to hearing the news of Kobe's death
  • The Mamba mentality and the apex of secularism
  • Kobe's complicated legacy and the strength of his family
  • Processing grief and...


Jan 29, 2020

In this episode of The Happy Rant Sports podcast Ted and Barnabas talk NFL and MLB as we head toward the Super Bowl.

  • Patrick Mahomes is bonkers
  • CFL excitement
  • The future of Ryan Tannehill and the Titans
  • Breaking down the Super Bowl matchup
  • Andy Reid's legacy
  • Cheating Astros and Red Sox
  • How should a Christian player...


Jan 28, 2020

In this episode of The Happy Rant Ted, Ronnie, and Barnabas suss out some very important aspects of bravery:

  • What is bravery in today's culture?
  • What is bravery, actually?
  • What is an actual brave act today?
  • Can bravery be done for public consumption?
  • How does the internet affect bravery?
  • Are we allowed to call...


Jan 21, 2020

In this episode of The Happy Rant Ted, Ronnie, and Barnabas suss out a variety of topics and set the record straight on a few things:

  • Do we require our significant others to read everything we write? Is it even worth being with someone who doesn't?
  • Why reformed guys love war movies (and ruining the fun of...


Jan 16, 2020

In this episode of the Happy Rant Sports Podcast Ted and Barnabas suss out all sorts of NFL topics:

  • Enjoying fandom through the eyes and experiences of kids
  • Pats fan disappointment
  • Titans success (and a very wrong prediction)
  • Vikings QBs through the ages
  • Is Aaron Rogers at the end of the line?
  • Some NFL coaching changes