058 – Brett McCracken and Sent from Heaven

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This week we are lucky enough to have two great guests. First, Rob’s got some grievances to get out about how things went down at the official Spirit Fantasy Football league. Then we’re joined by Amanda and Aubin of Sent From Heaven. Their ministry provides comfort and resources to parents who have lost a child. Author Brett McCracken joins us … Read More

057 – Matthew West

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With this episode we can FINALLY put to rest the embarrassing behind the scenes story of when I (John) did an ENTIRE interview with Matt Redman but thought I was talking to Matthew West. This time, we talk to Matthew West… and it really is him! His new album “All In” is out now wherever you get your music, other … Read More

056 – Listener Stories: Lori

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(Listener discretion advised for our interview in the second half of the podcast. We get into some mature subject matter.) After getting his first big shot on Monday Night Football, sideline reporter Sergio Dipp has become an internet meme for what was a less-than-perfect job. So we asked the question: What was a time when you blew a big opportunity? … Read More

55 – Special Episode

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By now there’s no doubt you’ve seen and heard some of the destruction caused by Hurricane Harvey. On this episode we chat with Chris Chicago of 91.7 NGEN radio in Humble, Texas. Chris and his family were evacuated from their home like thousands of others and is seeing the incredible sense of community by those coming to help the victims … Read More

054 – Zhanique: American Ninja Warrior

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We welcome Zhanique Lovett, an American Ninja Warrior to our show this week. We find out if she’s as mentally strong as she is physically. Rob saves the day by protecting us from wasting time online and we talk about talking about Jesus.   Thanks for joining us. You can subscribe on iTunes here!

053 – David Dunn

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David Dunn joins us as we get ready for Christian Fellowship Night!   Some of our favorite artists tweet their thoughts on Charlottesville and we talk about Daryl Davis, the black man gaining recognition for befriending hundreds of KKK members, causing many of them to denounce their affiliation. It’s been a rough week and we believe humor can help with that. … Read More

052 – For All Seasons

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Hear Rob’s answer to “97% of parenting is…” John’s take on eclipse mania and our friends Emily and Johnny (a married couple) from the band For All Seasons participate in the not-so-newly-wed-game. Catchy title huh? Will they be able to get their new single “Higher” played on Spirit or will they need to go to marriage counselling after their visit … Read More

051 – Greg Sykes

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We’re joined by musician and neighbor to the (way) North, Greg Sykes. We welcome Greg to the Rob and John family by asking him a series of questions about who he is and what makes him tick. Also, we cover some of the shortest held jobs we’ve ever had because you know, Mooch.   As always thank you for subscribing … Read More

050 – Mike and Micah

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This week we are joined by TWO very special guests: Micah Tyler and Mike Weaver of Big Daddy Weave. Both artists are coming to Fresno along with We Are Messengers and Jeremy Camp for Kingdom Come at the Big Fresno Fair. So.. we only thought it appropriate to pit these two tour mates against each other in a fair-trivia showdown. … Read More

049 – Landry Cantrell

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We’re so excited to have a “new” artist to the Spirit family. And it’s even more exciting that Landry is from just down the street from the Spirit studios. Landy Cantrell grew up in Hanford and recently bought a home in town. We are so excited to get to know him and we hope you will be too. You can … Read More

048 – Mother’s Day Episode

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We’re celebrating moms this week (and always) on the show. We talk a bit about our moms, take a few calls and even get to chat with special guest Matthew West about his! Philly Jesus also joins us on the show for an interview you don’t want to miss! Don’t forget to join us on the Rob and John Facebook … Read More

47-Hannah Kerr

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On today’s show, we talk with artist AND Full Time College Student HANNAH KERR – who’s latest album OVERFLOW is officially in stores as of today!  How she juggles being a touring/recording musician AND taking classes, we don’t know, but we’ll find out.  Hannah also shares about how crazy it is to have grown up listening to bands like Casting … Read More

46 – MercyMe

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Rob and John are back after ANOTHER hiatus, but it’s worth it because we’ve got TWO guests from the band MercyMe – singer Bart Millard, and guitarist Barry Graul sharing about their BRAND NEW album in stores now called “Lifer” and what a huge hit in the Christian music world their first single “Even If” has been.  Rob and John … Read More

45 – Jason Gray

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With Valentine’s Day right around the corner we had to chat about relationships! We talk about two very different reactions to less-than-ideal situations in a relationship. There is one moment of language as a result of playing a video clip (our apologies). And we chat with our friend Jason Gray as he gets ready to join us for the second … Read More

44 – New Artist Spotlight: Asher

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It is GREAT to be back from a little break!  On this episode, we wanted to get a little insight to another side of music.  We are joined by Daniel Asher, with his band “Asher,” to talk about what the journey to being a new singer/songwriter is like.  We loved getting to know a little about his life and his … Read More

43 – Britt Nicole

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Rob and John may (or may not have) been shot at on their way from the Phil Wickam concert… So, that happened. And, they chat with Britt Nicole about Winter Jam! Connect with us on the all new Rob and John Facebook page. 

42 – Micah Tyler & Tim Timmons

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This week we have two excellent guests Micah Tyler who will be joining Phil Wickam and Stars Go Dim this week for the “Children of God Tour”. Tim drove up from Orange County to talk about life, music and most importantly, Jesus. This is a conversation you don’t want to miss!

41 – Crowder & Matthew West

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Why did CROWDER burn down a log cabin? Is Matthew West a Cubs fan? These are some of the important question we get to ask in this special double-header interview with two of the biggest artists in Christian music today! Not only that, but they are coming to Fresno next week, headlining the Winter Jam Tour Spectacular!

40 – Phil Wickham & Stars Go Dim

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Another double-interview episode today!  Phil Wickham joins us to talk about the Children of God Tour and what truth he learned that gave him comfort in a time of silence where he feared he’d never be able to sing again.  Chris Cleveland, lead singer of Stars Go Dim, also joins us to talk about his favorite moments being on tour … Read More

39 – for King & Country / The Afters

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A special double interview episode today!  Joel Smallbone from for King & Country joins us to talk about their new movie “Priceless” & we talk to Josh Havens from The Afters about their new album “Live On Forever” and some of the difficult battles that they’ve experienced and want to encourage others with.

38 – Rend Collective

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Gareth Gilkeson, a pastor and founding member of the Irish band REND COLLECTIVE talks with us about how the band got started, and what their goals as a giant family of worship leaders are as they make their way to FRESNO (get more info here)!  John and Rob also are touched by Canada’s love letter to the United States #tellAmericaItsGreat.

37 – Crowder

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Crowder joins Rob and John to chat about his new album American Prodigal and his upcoming show in Bakersfield October 14th. Rob and John also take a few minutes to chat about America’s newest phenomena… clowns. Thanks for listening and subscribing… Don’t forget to rate us and let us know what you think in the iTunes store!

36 – Brandon Hatmaker

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Brandon Hatmaker is a father, husband, pastor, author, speaker, and television personality on HGTV and DIY Network, so when does he have any time to be on our podcast or… sleep?  We talk with him about his approach to life in community, being a scary biker, and how life is with his wife (also an author and speaker Jen Hatmaker). … Read More

35 – Ashes Remain

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Josh Smith from the band Ashes Remain joined Rob and John in studio to talk about the band’s new single and what it’s like blending hard rock with worship music. And Rob and John discuss getting older as John had a birthday since our last episode.

34 – Citizen Way

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John talks in person with Citizen Way about life on the road, performing for God and the very special reason they came out to play a show in Clovis. It’s also time to talk about the controversy surrounding Colin Kaepernick… Has it gotten blown out of proportion? Don’t forget to hit the “subscribe” button if you’re listening in iTunes!  

33 – Jonny Diaz

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Jonny Diaz is back in the flesh as we have an honest face-to-face conversation about why its DYE-AZ and not DEE-AZ, what impact the song “BREATHE” has had, how he put down his original dreams of becoming a professional baseball player to becoming a musician, and a LOT more!

32 – Seth & Nirva

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So excited to talk face to face (to face) in studio with husband and wife duo, SETH & NIRVA, whose latest single “Brother” is making waves as one of the most important messages we need to hear this year.  The couple shares their personal experiences in what they’ve had to learn about loving their enemies, dealing with racism, and balancing … Read More

31 – Jonny Diaz

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We catch up with our NEW friend Jonny Diaz (first time on the podcast).  He’s coming out to play at the Fresno Grizzlies game on August 12th, 2016!  We talk about his smash hit song “Breathe,” along with what it’s like to run his own business with his wife (a fitness center in Nashville) AND be an artist AND a … Read More

30 – Jordan Feliz

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It’s not easy to discuss what’s going on in our country without getting political or pushing an agenda. We just want to talk about what we see and how we feel about it and that’s what we do this week. Join us as we discuss some of this week’s DNC and get to chat with one of our favorite artists, … Read More

29 – Pastor Elvin Hayes

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Maybe like us, the past few weeks have been tough for you. There is a lot of anger, confusion, hurt, negative feelings and reactions to the events that have happened the past few weeks.  We don’t know if this conversation will help shed some light or comfort you, or make you think about how we approach others, but it’s important to … Read More

28 – Matt Redman

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Happy Fourth of July! Worship Artist and songwriter Matt Redman joins us, but only after Rob and John talk about Donald Trump and who Jesus would vote for if he were an American voter.

24 – Taco ‘Bout It

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Over a year ago, we had a dream. A dream to interview artists, and eat authentic Mexican food simultaneously, and call it “Taco ‘Bout It,” where we get Jalapeno-biz! The dream has become reality with Danny Gokey today. Enjoy!

23 – CJ Casciotta

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After 16 years of intermission, DC Talk is back and hitting the open seas, we’ll talk about why that announcement was a bigger flop than they realized. Also, a newlywed couple has the nerve to tell one of their guests that their gift isn’t good enough, and author and speaker CJ Casciotta talks to us about how to really make … Read More

22 – Phil Wickham

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Phil Wickham joins Rob to talk about his new album, and what it was like to recover from vocal chord surgery, afraid he might never be able to sing again. Before that, John tells Rob he will likely die in a plane crash before Rob goes on a cross country trip. Spoiler alert: Rob is still alive.

21 – Newsboys

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NEWSBOYS’ drummer and all around strong man Duncan Phillips joins us this week for a GREAT interview about touring, what the band’s transition with Michael Tait was like, as well as the film God’s Not Dead 2. Before that though, John and Rob get meta and talk about podcasting, themselves, and being REAL authentic Christians.

20 – We Are Messengers

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Darren Mulligan from WE ARE MESSENGERS is our awesome, Irish special guest. He shares his story of coming from a broken life into experiencing real love through the forgiveness of his wife, along with their transition to the states. Before that Rob and John continue the conversation about what it really means to share faith with the people we’re called … Read More

19 – Citizen Way

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Citizen Way’s Ben Calhoun joins us to talk about their BRAND NEW album “2.0” and some of our favorite songs off of it AND we get to celebrate something special with him on the spot! Rob and John also talk about what the point of sharing your faith is and being missionally-minded.

18 – I Am They

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Today, we’ve got a special IN-STUDIO interview with the band I AM THEY! The guys and girls talk a little bit about what’s new, including how they found new singer in the band, Abbie Parker! You’ll also get to hear them play some songs, including their new single “Make a Way.” Before that, Rob and John talk about VISALIA making … Read More

17 – Citizen Way and Audio Adrenaline

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Another double guest extravaganza! We chat with Ben Calhoun from Citizen Way about touring and their upcoming album, AND Dave Stovall from Audio Adrenaline about being asked to join a band he grew up listening to. Before that, John and Rob play “Fill in the Headline” and talk about changing their names.

16 – Jeremy Camp

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Jeremy Camp is today’s guest that we’re so excited to talk to! We talk about the Rock and Worship Roadshow AND a little bit about his time in India. Before that, though, John and Rob talk about a famous man who’s asked Mark Zuckerberg for some cash that he may or may not need. That man, is Kanye West.

14 – Big Daddy Weave

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What happens when Mike Weaver from Big Daddy Weave invites you on to their tour bus to record a podcast? The batteries die, leaving us to improvise and record the interview as a voice memo on Rob’s iPhone. Still a great conversation about the mission of Big Daddy Weave, and even Mike’s own things that he deals with just like … Read More

13 – PLUMB

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SPECIAL MID-WEEK BONUS with special guest PLUMB! We get straight to it, talking about music, getting REAL about the aftermath of her separation, near-divorce, and restoration of her marriage. Also, I, Rob, saw what John wrote about me in last ep’s description, and, at least I don’t cry every time I watch “The Notebook.”

11 – Jordan Feliz

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Jordan Feliz is BACK! Now that his music is heard around the country, he’s getting ready to visit his homeland: the Central Valley. We talk about getting his start, playing with legends in the biz, and his essential eateries in his hometown of Clovis. Before that, Rob and John talk a little bit about the presidential race, and play WOULD … Read More

10 – Kyle Sherman

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WINNING POWERBALL! Well, we can dream, can’t we? Special Guest indie/worship artist KYLE SHERMAN joins us to talk about his latest projects, and his family’s experience with adoption and adopting their baby!

08 – Jesus Junk

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The perfect companion to your Christmas Shopping Guide! John and Rob talk about the 10 weirdest Jesus branded and inspired gifts. Flashlights? Bandages? Ashtrays? Some people are crazy enough to put Jesus on it!

07 – Homelessness and Crowdfunding

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Kicking back with just Rob and John today! John reacts to a video on social media about the treatment of a homeless man that turns into a discussion about homelessness, and crowdfunding and for what we should or shouldn’t ask our friends for money.

06 – Irina Creek (Operation Christmas Child)

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A rousing game of “Would You Rather,” we talk about MOVEMBER (Or No-shave November), an UBER driver being attacked on camera, and the story of Irina Creek, who grow up in several Russian orphanages and was a recipient of a shoebox gift through Operation Christmas Child, and how her life COMPLETELY changed after some simple little gifts.

05 – The City Harmonic (BONUS EP)

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Elias “Eli” Dummer from The City Harmonic joins Rob and John in studio to talk about the “We Are” tour and how it’s changing church culture across the country. And listen to a live in-studio performance of two of The City Harmonic’s songs.

04 – Danny Gokey

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Singer and former American Idol star DANNY GOKEY joins us for a great conversation about his story, his music, and being a Christian in a non-Christian industry, we also discuss the BACON = CANCER controversy, and REAL talk about relationships.

03 – for King and Country

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Luke Smallbone from for KING AND COUNTRY talks with us about touring and some of the personally moving stories behind the band’s latest songs. Before that we have a round table discussion with two of our coworkers about: Halloween! Is it day to celebrate? Is it evil? Can Christians celebrate it in good fun?

02 – Director Jon Erwin (WOODLAWN)

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And we are back with a new full episode! Our guest is Jon Erwin, he and is brother wrote and directed the film WOODLAWN, so we talk about Christian films getting better, and the incredible story of how one of the lead actors got his role at the last minute. Before that, John and Rob talk about a hot-button topic … Read More

01 – Hawk Nelson

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The first episode ever! With first special guests ever – Jon and Micah from the band Hawk Nelson drop by the studio for some good ol’ chat and a mind-reading game that proves they spend too much time together.