Podcast

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

  • 7.14.20 Defunding police, COVID-19 surge, and farmer’s markets

    Jul 14 2020

    Sarah Schweinsberg reports on how some cities are dispatching social workers instead of police, and taking money from police budgets to pay for it; Myrna Brown talks to Dr. Charles Horton about the latest surge in COVID-19 cases; and Paul Butler visits a farmer’s market reopening in Illinois after months of shutdowns. Plus: commentary from Les Sillars, the problem with microwaving books, and the Tuesday morning news. Support The World and Everything in It today at wng.org/donate. Additional su...more

  • 7.13.20 Legal Docket, Moneybeat, and History Book

    Jul 13 2020

    On Legal Docket, Jenny Rough explains the legal doctrine known as qualified immunity; on the Monday Moneybeat, Nick Eicher talks to financial analyst David Bahnsen about the latest unemployment data; 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. Additional support comes from the makers of the Illuminate Bible Series—deep discipleship ...more

  • 7.10.20 Culture Friday, Greyhound, and Ask the Editor

    Jul 10 2020

    On Culture Friday, Megan Basham and Myrna Brown talk to John Stonestreet about a rebuke of “cancel culture” coming from an unexpected source; Megan reviews the new war movie featuring Tom Hanks, Greyhound; and on Ask the Editor, WORLD editor in chief Marvin Olasky explains the importance of using the judgment of charity. Plus: floating to the edge of space, and the Friday morning news. Support The World and Everything in It today at wng.org/donate. Additional support comes from Bible Translati...more

  • 7.9.20 Crackdown in Hong Kong, reading trends, and The Olasky Interview

    Jul 09 2020

    Megan Basham talks to WORLD’s East Asia correspondent, June Cheng, about China’s latest move to crack down on freedoms in Hong Kong; Anna Johansen reports on how stay-at-home orders have changed the way people buy and read books; and Marvin Olasky interviews Amity Shlaes. Plus: commentary from Cal Thomas, slithering out of a speeding ticket, and the Thursday morning news. Support The World and Everything in It today at wng.org/donate. Additional support comes from Bible Translation Fellowship....more

  • 7.8.20 Washington Wednesday, World Tour, and the Family Fish House

    Jul 08 2020

    On Washington Wednesday, Nick Eicher talks to national security expert Bradley Bowman about claims that Russia is offering bounties to Taliban fighters who kill U.S. troops in Afghanistan; on World Tour, Onize Ohikere reports on international news; and Kim Henderson meets a family hustling to keep their restaurant fish house afloat during the pandemic. Plus: commentary from Janie B. Cheaney, Tesla short shorts, and the Wednesday morning news. Support The World and Everything in It today at wng....more

  • 7.7.20 Social media, summer camps, and Classic Book of the Month

    Jul 07 2020

    Myrna Brown talks to Jason Thacker about new social media platforms hoping to dethrone Twitter and Facebook; Sarah Schweinsberg reports on how Christian camps are adjusting to the summer of COVID-19; and Emily Whitten recommends The Hiding Place for her Classic Book of the Month. Plus: commentary from Marvin Olasky, a Fourth of July hero, and the Tuesday morning news. Support The World and Everything in It today at wng.org/donate. Additional support comes from Bible Translation Fellowship. Bui...more

  • 7.6.20 Legal Docket, Moneybeat, and History Book

    Jul 06 2020

    On Legal Docket, Mary Reichard covers the decline in courtroom litigation; on the Monday Moneybeat, Nick Eicher talks to financial analyst David Bahnsen about the latest unemployment data; and on History Book, Paul Butler revisits a tennis sensation and a president’s last meal. Plus: commentary from Kim Henderson, and the Monday morning news. Support The World and Everything in It today at wng.org/donate.

  • 7.3.20 Washington Wednesday, Footsteps of St. Peter, and Gettysburg

    Jul 03 2020

    On Culture Friday, Megan Basham and Myrna Brown talk to John Stonestreet about recent Supreme Court rulings and the push to tear down Confederate statues; Megan reviews the second in a series of BBC documentaries about Biblical figures, In the Footsteps of St. Peter; and J.C. Derrick visits Gettysburg to mark the anniversary of the pivotal Civil War battle. Plus: a special performance of The Star-Spangled Banner, sign language translation, and the Friday morning news. Support The World and Ever...more

  • 7.2.20 Community policing, YouTube censorship, and a Notable Speech

    Jul 02 2020

    Sarah Schweinsberg reports on community policing models that are working to build trust between law enforcement officers and the neighborhoods they serve; Megan Basham talks to Dr. Jeff Barrows about the increasing pressure to label medical facts about gender as “hate speech”; and we remember a Notable Speech delivered by Gen. Douglas MacArthur in 1962. Plus: commentary from Cal Thomas, graduating by jet ski, and the Thursday morning news. Support The World and Everything in It today at wng.org...more

  • 7.1.20 Washington Wednesday, a win for school choice, and ballet

    Jul 01 2020

    On Washington Wednesday, Nick Eicher talks to Will Inboden about President Trump’s plan to pull U.S. troops out of Germany; Mary Reichard details a Supreme Court ruling that favors school choice efforts; and Sarah Schweinsberg visits a Utah ballet studio where dancers are taught to pirouette away from perfection. Plus: commentary from Joel Belz, one impatient baby, and the Wednesday morning news. Support The World and Everything in It today at wng.org/donate.

  • 6.30.20 Abortion restrictions, reopening schools, and coronamoons

    Jun 30 2020

    Mary Reichard reports on the Supreme Court’s decision to strike down restrictions on abortion in Louisiana; Jill Nelson explains why U.S. schools can learn lessons from their overseas counterparts as they prepare to reopen classrooms; and Bonnie Pritchett talks to newlyweds forced to spend way more time together than they expected thanks to stay-at-homem orders. Plus: commentary from Ryan Bomberger, and the Tuesday morning news. Support The World and Everything in it today at wng.org/donate.

  • 6.29.20 Legal Docket, Moneybeat, and History Book

    Jun 29 2020

    On Legal Docket, Mary Reichard details a lawsuit over New York’s restrictions on religious gatherings; 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.

  • 6.26.20 Culture Friday, and In the Footsteps of St. Paul

    Jun 26 2020

    On Culture Friday, Myrna Brown, Megan Basham, and Trevin Wax discuss what happens when "cancel culture" hits newsrooms; and Megan Basham reviews a British documentary about the Apostle Paul. Plus: your listener feedback, a buggy in the drive-through, and the Friday morning news. Support The World and Everything in It today at wng.org/donate.

  • 6.25.20 National parks, Christian schools, and a fallen officer

    Jun 25 2020

    Sarah Schweinsberg reports on how the national park system is preparing for an influx of visitors tired to stay-at-home orders; Laura Edghill explains why Protestant and evangelical schools are faring better than their Catholic counterparts during the current economic upheaval; and Kim Henderson attends a memorial service for a sheriff’s deputy killed in the line of duty. Plus: commentary from Cal Thomas, putting a stop to screaming, and the Thursday morning news. Support The World and Everythi...more

  • 6.24.20 Washington Wednesday, World Tour, and Biblical archaeology

    Jun 24 2020

    On Washington Wednesday, Mary Reichard talks to Mark Pomar of The Clements Center about the shakeup at America’s international broadcasting agencies; on World Tour, Onize Ohikere reports on international headlines; and Paul Butler talks to Biblical archaeologists about how COVID-19 has affected their work. Plus: commentary from Janie B. Cheaney, making bridge look like child's play, and the Wednesday morning news. Support The World and Everything in It today at wng.org/donate.

  • 6.23.20 DACA plans, ending the SAT, and the secret to a long marriage

    Jun 23 2020

    Mary Reichard details a Supreme Court opinion in a case about the SEC’s ability to recoup money from fraudsters; Sarah Schweinsberg reports on what’s next for DACA; Anna Johansen explains why some colleges and universities are no longer requiring applicants to submit SAT and ACT scores; and Myrna Brown meets a couple who’s learned the secret of staying happily married. Plus: commentary from Marvin Olasky, a magical delivery, and the Tuesday morning news. Support The World and Everything in It t...more

  • 6.22.20 Legal Docket, Moneybeat, and History Book

    Jun 22 2020

    On Legal Docket, Mary Reichard details the final oral argument in this year’s Supreme Court term; on the Monday Moneybeat, Nick Eicher talks to financial analyst David Bahnsen about the jump in retail sales; and on History Book, Paul Butler recounts important dates 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.

  • 6.19.20 Culture Friday, Mr. Holmes, and Word Play

    Jun 19 2020

    On Culture Friday, Megan Basham and Myrna Brown talk to theology professor Katie McCoy about the tension between feminists and transgender activists; Megan reviews Mr. Holmes, a 2015 film about an aged, retired Sherlock Holmes; and on Word Play, George Grant celebrates the contribution of William Tyndale to biblical scholarship and the English language. Plus: a USPS drug bust, and the Friday morning news. Support The World and Everything in It today at wng.org/donate.

  • 6.18.20 Recovering from riots, campus police, and civics lessons

    Jun 18 2020

    Anna Johansen reports on Chicago communities suffering from the loss of businesses destroyed by violence and looting; Laura Edghill reports on why public school districts are moving away from having a police presence on campus; and Kim Henderson talks to teachers about why civics lessons are so necessary … and so undervalued. Plus: commentary from Cal Thomas, a pandemic-proof July 4th tradition, and the Thursday morning news. Support The World and Everything in It today at wng.org/donate.

  • 6.17.20 Washington Wednesday, World Tour, and a singing pastor

    Jun 17 2020

    On Washington Wednesday, Nick Eicher talks to the Heritage Foundation’s John Malcolm about the Republican police reform proposal; on World Tour, Africa reporter Onize Ohikere covers international news; and Sarah Schweinsberg tells the story of the Mississippi pastor who won a popular reality TV singing contest. Plus: commentary from Joel Belz, drive-in concerts, and the Wednesday morning news. Support The World and Everything in In today at wng.org/donate.

  • 6.16.20 Transgender rights, voter priorities, and The Olasky Interview

    Jun 16 2020

    Mary Reichard reports on the landmark decision on transgender employment rights handed down by the Supreme Court Monday; Sarah Schweinsberg explains why voters aren’t thinking much about healthcare reform despite the coronavirus pandemic; and in The Olasky Interview, WORLD editor in chief Marvin Olasky talks to author James Smith about Augustinian wisdom for modern issues. Plus: commentary from Kim Henderson, an epic gator fight, and the Tuesday morning news. Support The World and Everything in...more

  • 6.15.20 Legal Docket, Moneybeat, and History Book

    Jun 15 2020

    On Legal Docket, Mary Reichard details the oral arguments in a Supreme Court case involving conditions for foreign aid; 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 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.

  • 6.12.20 Culture Friday, Stargirl, and Christian artists reflect on summer jobs

    Jun 12 2020

    On Culture Friday, John Stonestreet answers questions from this year’s class of World Journalism Students; Megan Basham reviews the new CW superhero series, Stargirl; and Myrna Brown talks to two Christian music artists about the summer jobs they had as kids. Plus: a drive-in art gallery, and the Friday morning news. Support The World and Everything in It today at wng.org/donate.

  • 6.11.20 Police reform, religious liberty overseas, and pursuing justice

    Jun 11 2020

    Sarah Schweinsberg reports on police reforms already underway in many communities; Megan Basham talks to human rights lawyer Nina Shea about the president’s recent executive order on religious liberty; and Jenny Rough meets an attorney whose desire for justice prompted him to switch from prosecuting criminals to defending them. Plus: commentary from Cal Thomas, and the Thursday morning news. Support The World and Everything in It today at wng.org/donate.

  • 6.10.20 Washington Wednesday, World Tour, and summer fun

    Jun 10 2020

    On Washington Wednesday, Nick Eicher talks to the Cato Institute’s Clark Neily about legislative proposals for police reform; on World Tour, Africa reporter Onize Ohikere reports on international news; and Emily Whitten offers some suggestions for summertime fun at home. Plus: commentary from Janie B. Cheaney, a modern-day treasure hunt, and the Wednesday morning news. Support The World and Everything in It today at wng.org/donate.

  • 6.9.20 Christians march in D.C., contract tracing, and raising chickens

    Jun 09 2020

    Mary Reichard details a Supreme Court decision in a case involving meritless lawsuits filed by prisoners; pastor Irwyn Ince explains why Christians in Washington, D.C., organized their own march to honor George Floyd and speak out against racism; Anna Johansen reports on the push to use technology to track and contain COVID-19 infections; and Bonnie Pritchett meets a woman who raises chickens for backyard farmers. Plus: commentary from Les Sillars, a Civil War pension, and the Tuesday morning ne...more

  • 6.8.20 Legal Docket, Moneybeat, and History Book

    Jun 08 2020

    On Legal Docket, Mary Reichard details the oral arguments in a Supreme Court case weighing whether Congress can limit robocalls without limiting free speech; on the Monday Moneybeat, Nick Eicher talks to financial analyst David Bahnsen about the latest employment figures and other economic news; and on History Book, Paul Butler recounts the 30th anniversary of Russia’s independence. Plus: commentary from J.C. Derrick, and the Monday morning news. Support The World and Everything in It today at ...more

  • Special Episode: A community grief

    Jun 06 2020

    WORLD journalist Kim Henderson tells the story of a Mississippi town's unimaginable loss after the state’s largest mass shooting and how the community found healing.

  • 6.5.20 Culture Friday, Quiz, and Ask the Editor

    Jun 05 2020

    On Culture Friday, Megan Basham and Nick Eicher talk to Ryan Bomberger about the protests over George Floyd’s death and the ways Christians can seek racial reconciliation; Megan reviews Quiz, a British miniseries about cheating to win a TV game show; and WORLD editor in chief Marvin Olasky answers your questions on Ask the Editor. Plus: commentary from Jamie Dean, and the Friday morning news. Support The World and Everything in It today at wng.org/donate.

  • Special Episode: Ask Dr. Horton 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