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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 21, 2022

In this episode of The Happy Rant Ted, Ronnie, and Barnabas wander to and fro through a varity of topics:

  • Hearth time
  • Know it all kids and the cultural anthropology of modern teens
  • Losing northern muscles
  • Having earthquake muscles
  • Goodbye Hyatt Place, hello Sonesta Select
  • Vision casting at Taco Bell
  • Pastors and...


Jan 13, 2022

In this episode of The Happy Rant Ted, Ronnie, and Barnabas wander to and fro through a variety of topics:

  • Chip and Joanna Gaines are the original influencers
  • Paul Tripp as hipster influencer
  • Writing 4,000 words a day
  • Matt Damon as youth group mime performer
  • Only Murders in the Building - thoughts and reflections


Dec 31, 2021

In this episode of the Happy Rant Sports podcast Ted and Barnabas wander to and fro through a variety of sports topics:

  • Relishing old NFL uniforms 
  • Relishing old school NFL safeties
  • The Minshew Experiment: Would a team be better or worse if they swapped their current QB for Gardner Minshew?
  • Man in the Arena and why...


Dec 23, 2021

In this episode of The Happy Rant Ted, Ronnie, and Barnabas wander to and fro through a variety of topics:

  • Diehard, the Christmas movie: our takes
  • Christmas carol discussions and disagreements
  • Finding consensus on good Christmas movies
  • Things we expect to look back on at the end of 2022


Dec 14, 2021

In this episode of the Happy Rant podcast Ted, Ronnie, and Barnabas wander to and fro through a variety of topics:

  • The perks of ruddiness
  • Ronnie's think piece on Hallmark Movies
  • Ted's tenure and Taylor Swift Takes
  • Cruise ship experiences and vibes
  • River Cruises