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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.

Jun 29, 2020

In this episode of The Happy Rant Sports Podcast Ted and Barnabas break down the following:

  • Our optimism (or lack thereof) about the baseball season
  • The 1993 home run derby featuring awesome names, awesome hair, awesome biceps, and more.
  • Do we need steroids to save baseball again?
  • What we would bring back from the...


Jun 24, 2020

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

  • Record making vs. book writing
  • Collaboration vs. loner creation
  • Ministry vs. creative work
  • Dealing with editors
  • Collaborative music listening
  • Things we wish we'd changed in our work
  • Bogus expectations
  • Time...


Jun 17, 2020

In this episode of The Happy Rant Ted, Ronnie, and Barnabas do what they always do and wander to and fro through various topics:

  • Ronnie turns 50
  • Perspectives on aging - realism, enjoyment, and expectations
  • What do we get excited about
  • Becoming "the old guy"
  • Fight the powers that be
  • Done with "bespoke"


Jun 9, 2020

In this episode of The Happy Rant Ted, Ronnie, and Barnabas sort of do what they always do and wander to and fro through a few select topics:

  • What is there to be hopeful about in America?
  • Eschatology and the end of America
  • What is the upside of all this upheaval?
  • What are our fears?
  • Hypocrisy and Bravery online


Jun 4, 2020

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

  • Still crushing our lock down days
  • A Foreign language film flex
  • How criticism and enjoyment cancel each other
  • A quarantine social media book flex
  • Defending the good Karens of the world