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The World and Everything In It

The World and Everything in It is an Apple Podcasts top 100 News program delivering essential headlines, field reporting, interviews, and expert analysis. Find original coverage you can't get elsewhere, such as a weekly overview of every Supreme Court case, biblical cultural analysis, and key international stories. This podcast is a product of listener-supported WORLD Radio, which provides sound journalism grounded in God's Word.

Episodes

  • Special Episode: Ask Dr. Horton_Episode 2

    Jun 04 2020

    Mary Reichard and WORLD medical correspondent Dr. Charles Horton answer more listener questions about the coronavirus pandemic.

  • 6.4.20 Going cashless, taking on Twitter, and The Olasky Interview

    Jun 04 2020

    Sarah Schweinsberg reports on how fear over spreading the coronavirus is pushing shoppers to stop using cash; Megan Basham talks to Jason Thacker about how President Trump’s fight with Twitter could affect all internet users; and WORLD editor in chief Marvin Olasky talks to author and talk show host Michael Medved about his faith and American history. Plus: commentary from Cal Thomas, gators brawling, and the Thursday morning news. Support The World and Everything in It today at wng.org/donate....more

  • 6.3.20 Washington Wednesday, World Tour, and buying crop options

    Jun 03 2020

    On Washington Wednesday, Nick Eicher talks to WORLD’s Jamie Dean about the latest developments in this year’s very unusual election campaign season; on World Tour, Africa reporter Onize Ohikere reports on the latest international news; and World Journalism Institute graduate Vivian Jones discovers how shoppers are getting their fruits and veggies amid shortages at the grocery store. Plus: commentary from Joel Belz, a delayed delivery, and the Wednesday morning news. Support The World and Everyt...more

  • 6.2.20 High court rulings, babies in Ukraine, and Charlotte’s Web

    Jun 02 2020

    Mary Reichard details five rulings issued Monday by the Supreme Court; Maria Baer reports on the plight of babies born to surrogates in Ukraine; and Emily Whitten recommends Charlotte’s Web for the Classic Book of the Month. Plus: commentary from Katie Gaultney, a ballpark for rent, and the Tuesday morning news. Support The World and Everything in It today at wng.org/donate.

  • 6.1.20 Legal Docket, Moneybeat, and History Book

    Jun 01 2020

    On Legal Docket, Mary Reichard details oral arguments in a Supreme Court dispute over the president’s financial records; on the Monday Moneybeat, Nick Eicher talks to financial analyst David Bahnsen about the latest economic data; and on History Book, Paul Butler recounts the evacuation of Dunkirk. Plus: commentary from Trillia Newbell, and the Monday morning news. Support The World and Everything in It today at wng.org/donate.

  • The Olasky Interview, Episode 12: Albert Mohler

    May 30 2020

    Albert Mohler is a theologian and president of the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. On this episode of The Olasky Interview, Marvin Olasky and Albert Mohler discuss WORLD’s approach to Christian journalism. Plus, Mohler fields questions from WORLD staffers.

  • 5.29.20 Culture Friday, AKA Jane Roe, and Listener Feedback

    May 29 2020

    On Culture Friday, John Stonestreet takes questions from this year’s class of World Journalism Institute students; Megan Basham reviews the controversial documentary about Norma McCorvey, AKA Jane Roe; and you get to have your say on this month’s Listener Feedback. Plus: graduating without a license, and the Friday morning news. Support The World and Everything in It today at wng.org/donate.

  • 5.28.20 Museums and zoos reopen, and Cory Godbolt sentenced

    May 28 2020

    Anna Johansen reports on how museums have weathered the stay-at-home orders; Katie Gaultney talks to zookeepers about their coronavirus-related financial challenges; and Kim Henderson brings the last of her reports on the Cory Godbolt murder case. Plus: commentary from Cal Thomas, a preview of this week’s Listening In, a prayer for Lucas, and the Thursday morning news.

  • 5.27.20 Washington Wednesday, World Tour, and Cory Godbolt goes on trial

    May 27 2020

    On Washington Wednesday, Nick Eicher talks to Federalist Society co-chairman Leonard Leo about how President Trump’s nominees are reshaping the federal judiciary; on World Tour, Onize Ohikere reports on international news; and Kim Henderson brings the third installment in her serial story about mass murder in smalltown Mississippi. Plus: commentary from Janie B. Cheaney, a return to the drive-in, and the Wednesday morning news. Support The World and Everything in It at wng.org/donate.

  • 5.26.20 Pandemic hobbies, fighting for foster care, and community grief

    May 26 2020

    Sarah Schweinsberg discovers what new hobbies people have tried during coronavirus lockdowns; Steve West updates the religious liberty fight over adoption and foster care in Michigan; and Kim Henderson has the second installment of her serial report on mass murder in small town Mississippi. Plus: commentary from Ryan Bomberger, magnet fishing treasure, and the Tuesday morning news. Support The World and Everything in It today at wng.org/donate.

  • 5.25.20 Legal Docket, Moneybeat, and a small town mass murder

    May 25 2020

    On Legal Docket, Mary Richard unpacks oral arguments in a Supreme Court case involving the Electoral College electors who go rogue; on the Monday Moneybeat, Nick Eicher talks to David Bahnsen about the latest economic data; and Kim Henderson brings the first installment in a four-part series about a small town in Mississippi shattered by a mass murder. Plus: commentary from Les Sillars, and the Friday morning news. Support The World and Everything in It today at wng.org/donate.

  • The Olasky Interview, Episode 11: Samuel Rodriguez

    May 23 2020

    Samuel Rodriguez is an evangelical leader and president of the National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference. In this 2012 interview, Marvin Olasky talks with Rodriguez about politics and conservatism in the Hispanic community.    

  • 5.22.20 Culture Friday, and Trial by Media

    May 22 2020

    On Culture Friday, Glenn Sunshine discusses how to disagree Biblically on hot-button issues; Megan Basham reviews the new documentary Trial by Media; and Kim Henderson honors a young Marine who died during World War II. Plus: USPS loses an important delivery, and the Friday morning news. Support The World and Everything in It today at wng.org/donate.

  • 5.21.20 Voting by mail, singing silenced, and eating at home

    May 21 2020

    Anna Johansen reports on the logistical and political barriers to having voters cast mail-in ballots in November; Bonnie Pritchett explains why some churches plan to hold off on congregational singing to make in-person services safer; and Jenny Rough talks to families enjoying extra time for cooking and eating together. Plus: commentary from Cal Thomas, a preview of this week’s Listening In, bumper tables, and the Thursday morning news. Support The World and Everything in It today at wng.org/do...more

  • 5.20.20 Washington Wednesday, World Tour, and remembering Ravi Zacharias

    May 20 2020

    On Washington Wednesday, Nick Eicher talks to public policy professor Scott Ganz about confusion over reopening guidelines given to state officials; we take a journey through international news on World Tour; and Katie Gaultney remembers apologist Ravi Zacharias. Plus: commentary from Joel Belz, raffling off a Picaso, and the Wednesday morning news. Support The World and Everything in It today at wng.org/donate.

  • 5.19.20 Lockdowns vs herd immunity, and collecting virus stories

    May 19 2020

    Nick Eicher and Brian Basham detail Supreme Court opinions in cases involving terror victim lawsuits and trade disputes; Jill Nelson reports on the debate between Sweden’s herd immunity approach to the coronavirus and the strict lockdowns ordered in much of the rest of the world; Laura Edghill explains the new Title IX policy changes announced by the Education Department; and Myrna Brown makes a virtual visit to an Atlanta museum collecting coronavirus memories and experiences. Plus: commentary ...more

  • 5.18.20 Legal Docket, Monday Moneybeat, and History Book

    May 18 2020

    On Legal Docket, Mary Reichard details oral arguments in a Supreme Court dispute over who qualifies as a minister; on the Monday Moneybeat, Nick Eicher talks to financial analyst David Bahnsen about the latest economic news; and on History Book, Paul Butler recounts significant events from the past. Plus: commentary from Trillia Newbell, and the Monday morning news. Support The World and Everything in It today at wng.org/donate.

  • The Olasky Interview, Episode 10: Ross Douthat

    May 16 2020

    Ross Douthat is an author and a New York Times columnist. In this classic interview from 2011, Marvin Olasky talks with Douthat about politics and Christianity in America. For the next two weeks you'll be hearing The Olasky Interview on The World and Everything in It on Saturdays. Episode 10 is available this week. We also released The Olasky Interview as a stand-alone series, and we publish new episodes each Tuesday. So if you want to listen sooner and help others find this program, you can s...more

  • 5.15.20 Culture Friday, a Jerry Seinfeld special, and Word Play

    May 15 2020

    On Culture Friday, John Stonestreet about civil disobedience and conspiracy theories; Megan Basham reviews a new comedy special from stand up veteran Jerry Seinfeld; and on Word Play, George Grant considers some of the new vocabulary the pandemic has brought us. Plus: quarantine choirs, raising a stink in Sweden, and the Friday morning news. Support The World and Everything in It today at wng.org/donate.

  • 5.14.20 Virtual graduations, online learning lawsuits, and Mollie Hemingway

    May 14 2020

    Megan Basham talks to Laura Edghill about college students suing for tuition refunds over the unexpected transition to online classes; Sarah Schweinsberg reports on how schools are trying to make graduation special for seniors who won’t get the traditional pomp and circumstance; and WORLD editor in chief interviews political commentator Mollie Hemingway on The Olsky Interview. Plus: commentary from Cal Thomas, a preview of this week’s Listening In, conga in costumes, and the Thursday morning new...more

  • 5.13.20 Washington Wednesday, World Tour, and creative produce distribution

    May 13 2020

    On Washington Wednesday, Nick Eicher talks to Mindy Belz about the global response to the coronavirus pandemic and the opportunities that lie ahead in recovery; on World Tour, Onize Ohikere reports on international news; and Sarah Schweinsberg talks to farmers taking their produce directly to customers as traditional supply chains break down. Plus: commentary from Janie B. Cheaney, monkeying around an ATM, and the Wednesday morning news. Support The World and Everything in It today at wng.org/d...more

  • 5.12.20 Reopening churches, life in New York City, and family wrangling

    May 12 2020

    Anna Johansen reports on the balancing act pastors face as they weigh health concerns with the need to bring their congregations back together; Mary Reichard talks to WORLD’s Emily Belz about life in New York City amid the pandemic; and Bonnie Pritchett meets a dad who supports his children’s extracurricular activities by jumping in with both cowboy boots. Plus: commentary from Marvin Olaksy, a preview of this week’s episode of The Olasky Interview, Singapore’s experiment with Spot, and the Tues...more

  • 5.11.20 Legal Docket, Moneybeat, and History Book

    May 11 2020

    On Legal Docket, Mary Reichard details oral arguments in the first cases ever heard by the Supreme Court by telephone; on the Monday Moneybeat, Nick Eicher talks to financial analyst David Bahnsen about the latest economic news; and on History Book, Paul Butler recounts significant happenings from the past. Plus: commentary from Andrée Seu Peterson and the Monday morning news. Support The World and Everything in It today at wng.org/donate.

  • The Olasky Interview, Episode 9: Donna Rice Hughes

    May 09 2020

    Donna Rice Hughes is an author, speaker, and founder of Enough Is Enough. On this episode of The Olasky Interview, host Marvin Olasky talks with Hughes about her personal testimony, internet safety, and efforts to confront online pornography and trafficking. For the next three weeks you'll be hearing The Olasky Interview on The World and Everything in It on Saturdays. Episode 9 is available this week. We also released The Olasky Interview as a stand-alone series, and we publish new episodes ea...more

  • 5.8.20 Culture Friday, Bad Education, and Christian music at home

    May 08 2020

    On Culture Friday, Megan Basham and Nick Eicher talk to John Stonestreet about America’s declining marriage rate and the effect that has on just about every part of life and culture; Megan reviews Bad Education, an HBO film about a public school embezzlement scandal; and Myrna Brown talks to Christian musicians about their efforts to share the gospel while stuck at home. Plus: a coronavirus video game, and the Friday morning news. Support The World and Everything in It today at wng.org/donate.

  • 5.7.20 Debating facemasks, COVID-19 in Russia, and a Mother’s Day medal

    May 07 2020

    Maria Baer reports on facemask mandates and who they are meant to protect; Megan Basham talks to Eric Mock from the Slavic Gospel Association about how COVID-19 is affecting Eastern Europe; and Bonnie Pritchett talks to a group of men who decided to give their wives a special honor this Mother’s Day. Plus: commentary from Cal Thomas, a preview of this week’s Listening In, driving without a license, and the Thursday morning news. Support The World and Everything in It today at wng.org/donate.

  • 5.6.20 Washington Wednesday, World Tour, and remembering VE Day

    May 06 2020

    On Washington Wednesday, Nick Eicher talks to Kansas state Senator Ty Masterson about budget shortfalls created by COVID-19 shutdowns; on World Tour, Onize Ohikere reports on international news; and we mark the 75th anniversary of the day World War II ended in Europe. Plus: commentary from Joel Belz, toilet paper cakes, and the Wednesday morning news. Support The World and Everything in It today at wng.org/donate.

  • 5.5.20 Healthcare woes, worldwide persecution, and Classic Book of the Month

    May 05 2020

    Mary Reichard talks to Tony Perkins, chairman of the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom, about the group’s 2020 report on global persecution; Sarah Schweinsberg reports on the financial challenges COVID-19 shutdowns have created for rural healthcare systems; and Emily Whitten recommends Jane Austen’s Persuasion as her Classic Book of the Month. Plus: commentary from Kim Henderson, a preview of The Olasky Interview, rock, paper, scissors, and the Tuesday morning news. Support The...more

  • 5.4.20 Legal Docket, Moneybeat, and History Book

    May 04 2020

    On Legal Docket, Mary Richard unpacks the challenges to religious liberty created by state efforts to flatten the COVID-19 curve; on the Monday Moneybeat, Nick Eicher talks to David Bahnsen about the latest economic news; and on a special edition of History Book, Maria Baer recalls the Kent State Shooting in Ohio. Plus: commentary from Trillia Newbell, and the Monday morning news. Support The World and Everything in It today at wng.org/donate.

  • The Olasky Interview, Episode 8: Michael Wear

    May 02 2020

    Michael Wear is the founder of Public Square Strategies and a leading expert at the intersection of faith, politics, and American public life. On this episode of The Olasky Interview, host Marvin Olasky talks with Wear about faith, politics, and Wear’s time in the Obama administration. For the next four weeks you'll be hearing The Olasky Interview on The World and Everything in It on Saturdays. Episode 8 is available this week. We also released The Olasky Interview as a stand-alone series, an...more

  • 5.1.20 Culture Friday, Belgravia, and Ask the Editor

    May 01 2020

    On Culture Friday, Nick Eicher and John Stonestreet compare the media’s response to accusations against Joe Biden to the way they handled claims against Brett Kavanaugh; Megan Basham reviews Belgravia, a new period drama by Downton Abbey creator Julian Fellowes; and on Ask the Editor, Marvin Olasky answers your questions about reading recommendations. Plus: lassoing Big George, and the Friday morning news. Support The World and Everything in It today at wng.org/donate.

  • 4.30.20 Closed theaters, packing plant ministry, and revisiting 1918

    Apr 30 2020

    Anna Johansen reports on how theater and dance companies are trying to reach audiences while their normal performance venues remain closed; Sarah Schweinsberg talks to churches ministering to immigrants who work at the nation’s meat processing plants; and Paul Butler revisits 1918 to discover the similarities between responses to the Spanish Flu and COVID-19. Plus: commentary from Cal Thomas, a preview of this week’s Listening In, the work-from-home wardrobe, and the Thursday morning news. Supp...more

  • 4.29.20 Washington Wednesday, World Tour, and cousins making music

    Apr 29 2020

    On Washington Wednesday, Mary Reichard talks to foreign policy analyst Will Inboden about how the coronavirus pandemic could affect U.S. policy toward China; on World Tour, Africa reporter Onize Ohikere details international news; and Sarah Schweinsberg meets a family of cousins sharing their love of music. Plus: commentary from Jamie Dean, a cardboard cutout wedding, and the Wednesday morning news. Support The World and Everything in It today at wng.org/donate.

  • 4.28.20 Food supply chain challenges, and COVID-19 in Africa

    Apr 28 2020

    Mary Reichard details six recent Supreme Court rulings; Sarah Schweinsberg reports on disruptions to the U.S. food supply chain; Onize Ohikere gives a firsthand account of how Africa is handling the coronavirus pandemic; and Jenny Rough talks to two gardeners who use Scripture to shape their landscapes. Plus: commentary from Ryan Bomberger, a goat invasion, and the Tuesday morning news. Support The World and Everything in It today at wng.org/donate.

  • 4.27.20 Legal Docket, Moneybeat, and History Book

    Apr 27 2020

    On Legal Docket, we listen to an edited version of a speech Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas gave at Hillsdale College; on the Monday Moneybeat, Nick Eicher talks to financial analyst David Bahnsen about the latest unemployment figures; and on History Book, Paul Butler recounts significant dates from the past. Plus: commentary from Janie B. Cheaney, and the Monday morning news. Support The World and Everything in It today at wng.org/donate.

  • The Olasky Interview, Episode 7: Tim Carney

    Apr 26 2020

    Tim Carney is an author, the commentary editor at the Washington Examiner, and a visiting fellow with the American Enterprise Institute. On this episode of The Olasky Interview, Marvin Olasky and Tim Carney discuss some of the factors that led to President Donald Trump’s 2016 victory and whether those factors are still in play for this year’s election. For the next five weeks you'll be hearing The Olasky Interview on The World and Everything in It on Saturdays. Episode 7 is available this week....more

  • 4.24.20 Culture Friday, Mrs. America, and Listener Feedback

    Apr 24 2020

    Megan Basham reviews Mrs. America, a new television series about conservative activist Phyllis Schlafly; then on Culture Friday, theologian Katie McCoy talks about the debate over the roles of men and women that the show raises. Plus: your Listener Feedback, out of control biking, and the Friday morning news. Support The World and Everything in It today at wng.org/donate.

  • Special Episode: Ask Dr. Horton

    Apr 23 2020

    Mary Reichard and WORLD medical correspondent Dr. Charles Horton answer listener questions about the coronavirus pandemic.

  • 4.23.20 Small businesses, local newspapers, and puzzle makers

    Apr 23 2020

    Katie Gaultney reports on the effect the coronavirus shutdowns have had on small businesses; Anna Johansen reports on how a drop in advertising revenue has forced small town newspapers to lay off reporters; and Sarah Schweinsberg reports on the increased demand for puzzles now that families are spending more time at home. Plus: commentary from Cal Thomas, a preview of this week’s Listening In, a wedding ring discovery, and the Thursday morning news. Support The World and Everything in It today ...more

  • 4.22.20 Washington Wednesday, World Tour, and catching COVID-19

    Apr 22 2020

    On Washington Wednesday, Nick Eicher talks to Cedarville University professors Zach Jenkins and Mark Caleb Smith about the plans to reopen the U.S. economy; Onize Ohikere reports on international news on World Tour; and Mary Reichard talks to Kent Covington about his experience getting diagnosed with COVID-19. Plus: commentary from Joel Belz, a decoration stimulus package, and the Wednesday morning news. Support The World and Everything in It today at wng.org/donate.

  • 4.21.20 Mental health in isolation, meals on the bus, and Word Play

    Apr 21 2020

    Mary Reichard details three opinions issued by the Supreme Court on Monday; Sarah Schweinsberg reports on how stay-at-home orders are affecting those with mental health challenges; Jason Thacker explains the role artificial intelligence is playing in the fight against COVID-19; and Bonnie Pritchett meets a bus driver in Georgia who is delivering meals instead of students. Plus: Word Play with George Grant, rent-a-donkey bomb, and the Tuesday morning news. Support The World and Everything in It ...more

  • 4.20.20 Legal Docket, Moneybeat, and History Book

    Apr 20 2020

    On Legal Docket, Mary Reichard explains how First Amendment protections apply during a pandemic; on the Monday Moneybeat, Nick Eicher talks to financial analyst David Bahnsen about the latest economic news; and on History Book, Paul Butler revisits significant dates in the past. Plus: commentary from Trillia Newbell, and the Monday morning news. Support The World and Everything in It today at wng.org/donate.

  • The Olasky Interview, Episode 6: Paul Miller

    Apr 18 2020

    Paul Miller is a Bible teacher, theologian, and author of J-Curve, WORLD’s 2019 Book of the Year for accessible theology. On this episode of The Olasky Interview, Marvin Olasky and Paul Miller discuss suffering and resurrection within the Christian life. For the next six weeks you'll be hearing The Olasky Interview on The World and Everything in It on Saturdays. Episode 6 is available this week. We also released The Olasky Interview as a stand-alone series, and we publish new episodes each Tu...more

  • 4.17.20 Culture Friday, and a virtual night at the theater

    Apr 17 2020

    On Culture Friday, Nick Eicher talks to John Stonestreet about the evidence of pervasive secularism in the official coronavirus response; Emily Whitten reviews theatrical productions the whole family can enjoy from the comfort of the couch; and Myrna Brown talks to singer-songwriter David Leonard about his family’s struggle with infertility. Plus: the Friday morning news. Support The World and Everything in It today at wng.org/donate.

  • 4.16.20 COVID-19’s geopolitical side-effects, and stories of recovery

    Apr 16 2020

    Jill Nelson reports on how the global pandemic will affect geopolitics, especially the great powers competition between the United States, China, and Russia; Anna Johansen talks to several people who contracted COVID-19 and recovered; and Kim Henderson reports on the deadly storms that swept across the South earlier this week. Plus: commentary from Cal Thomas, Zoom etiquette for lawyers, and the Thursday morning news. Support The World and Everything in It today at wng.org/donate.

  • 4.15.20 Washington Wednesday, World Tour, and a Notable Speech

    Apr 15 2020

    On Washington Wednesday, Nick Eicher talks to political analyst Kyle Kondik about the unique challenges of campaigning for president during a pandemic; Onize Ohikere reports on international news in World Tour; and we remember a Notable Speech from former President Ronald Reagan. Plus: commentary from Janie B. Cheaney, essential Mac & Cheese, and the Wednesday morning news. Support The World and Everything in It today at https://donate.wng.org.

  • 4.14.20 Pandemic pregnancies, learning challenges, and plans upended

    Apr 14 2020

    Sarah Schweinsberg talks to expectant mothers about how COVID-19 has changed their pregnancies; Laura Edghill reports on how schools are serving the most vulnerable students while classrooms are closed; and Myrna Brown profiles a couple continuing to pursue their callings amid new challenges. Plus: commentary from Kim Henderson, a preview of this week’s The Olasky Interview podcast, a shopping trip surprise, SCOTUS on religious liberty, and the Tuesday morning news. Support The World and Everyt...more

  • 4.13.20 Legal Docket, Moneybeat, and sounds of Easter

    Apr 13 2020

    On Legal Docket, Mary Reichard details a Supreme Court case weighing the limits of judicial review on immigration matters; on the Monday Moneybeat, Nick Eicher talks to financial analyst David Bahnsen about the rising unemployment rate; and Paul Butler recounts the sounds of this year’s unique, socially distant Easter. Plus: Ask the Editor with Marvin Olasky, and the Monday morning news. Support The World and Everything in It today at wng.org/donate.

  • The Olasky Interview, Episode 5: Justin Giboney

    Apr 11 2020

    Justin Giboney is an Atlanta attorney and political strategist. On this episode of The Olasky Interview, Marvin Olasky and Justin Giboney discuss how to increase Christian engagement in culture and politics—namely the Democratic Party. For the next seven weeks you'll be hearing The Olasky Interview on The World and Everything in It on Saturdays. Episode 5 is available this week. We also released The Olasky Interview as a stand-alone series, and we publish new episodes each Tuesday. So if you ...more

  • 4.10.20 Culture Friday, The Chosen, and Word Play

    Apr 10 2020

    On Culture Friday, Megan Basham and Nick Eicher talk to pastor John Piper about fear and faith; Megan reviews The Chosen, a new movie about Jesus released just in time for Easter; and George Grant considers the very first Word on a special Good Friday edition of Word Play. Plus: the Friday morning news. Support The World and Everything in It today at wng.org/donate.