5 Writing Podcasts to Listen to Over the Holidays

If you enjoy a podcast, the best gift you can give this Christmas is a review.

By Chase Replogle — Chase is the pastor of Bent Oak Church in Springfield, and hosts the Pastor Writer Podcast. A native of the Ozark woods, he enjoys being outdoors with his wife and two kids: fly-fishing, playing the mandolin (badly), and quail hunting with his bird dog Millie.

Recently, I’ve had the privilege of interviewing several other podcast hosts on the Pastor Writer podcast. These days, there are some great podcasts for Christian writers. I thought I’d pass along a list of a few shows I’ve been enjoying.

PS: If you enjoy a podcast, the best gift you can give this Christmas is a review.

1. Home Row

The Home Row podcast is hosted by J.A. Medders, a pastor and writer from Houston, Texas. It is an interview show which focuses primarily on non-fiction Christian writers. Episode 1: Jared Wilson on Writing is a great place to start. 

You can also listen to my interview with Jeff Medders at Tools for Writing and Avoiding Discouragement


2. Christian Publishing Show

The Christian Publishing Show is hosted by Thomas Umstattd Jr., who also co-hosts the Novel Marketing podcast. The show overs valuable insights and interviews on the process of traditional publishing. The podcast is relatively new but is sure to become one of my favorites. I really enjoyed episode 5, How James L. Rubart Went From Rejected and Unpublished to Bestselling Author.

Additionally, here is my interview with Thomas Umstattd Jr., Going Viral & First Steps In Author Marketing


3. Write from the Deep

As co-hosts, Karen Ball & Erin Taylor Young, describe themselves as chaplains to writers. They take a contemplative look at the writing life of the writer. The show is a good combination of interviews and insights. I had the honor of being on their show in December. You can listen to the episode at, 083 — Pastor Writer in the Deep with Guest Chase Replogle

You can listen to my interview with Karen and Erin at Why Writers Give Up


4. The Portfolio Life

Jeff Goins show covers more than writing, it’s really about the creative process, but there are some great episodes on the writing process.  There is a great four-part series on how Jeff wrote one of his books with coach Marion Roach Smith.


5. Creative Penn

The Creative Penn podcast is one of the longest running podcasts for writers. The show isn’t focused on Christian writing, however, Joanna offers some great advice and interviews for self-publishing. It’s a show to keep tabs on.

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