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The Youth Of The Nation Podcast

72 EpisodesProduced by Nate BirdineWebsite

Welcome to The Youth Of The Nation Podcast, this Podcast is meant to connect young people and young leaders! I love serving young people and equipping those who feel called to lead the church. I pray you have some laughs, reflect and get know yourself as a leader - honestly if it is young or old! Ke… read more

72 Episodes | 2018 - 2020

Episode 71 | Youth Ministry Memories and The Church

February 14th, 2020


Such a great episode with Telyn back again! Something that I love about Tely is that you know he is in love with Jesus by the way he speaks! Make sure that you keep listening and that you don't forget your youth …

Episode 70 | But Is It God Tho?

February 8th, 2020


We should start asking the question about the things we care so deeply about? Do they even start with Jesus? Is it truly about the father and all he …

Kobe Bean Bryant

January 31st, 2020


Thank you Kobe.
Prayers are out for all victims and their families.
Kobe Bryant.
Gianna Bryant.
John Altobelli.
Keri Altobelli.
Alyssa Altobelli
Sarah Chester.
Payton Chester.
Christina Mauser.
Ara Zobayan.


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Episode 68 | Taylor Murray

January 24th, 2020


Taylor has so much humor and wisdom. Even through hearing him you can tell he loves Jesus! Make sure you have your notebook handy!


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Episode 67 | OBJ, MLK and True Worship!

January 17th, 2020


An amazing episode as we are reunited together once again! Today we talk about topics that are pretty much all over the place but may we not foget to …

Episode 66 | Abide in the Heart!

January 11th, 2020


As we lead young people and ourselves may we not forget to abide in WHO God is!






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Episode 65 l Jesus Is Born and Slowing Down

January 2nd, 2020


Telyn already said last week's episode was his fault! Thanks for listening in this weeks episode we talk about

-Kanye Album


-Seahawks v. …

Episode 64 | Lakers, Juice WRLD and Your 41

December 12th, 2019


Such a great episode. We both enjoyed the Zoom Call and if we can't meet then we are going to do more Zoom call! This week's episode was a blast to record we also tackle the idea that God has called us to live to our …

Episode 63 | Telyn, Thanksgiving and Honor!

November 28th, 2019


This is our first podcast together! Thank you so much for listening!

Topics include


-MVP Race


-Mikayla joins us!

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Announcement! | New Co-Host Telyn Austin!

November 25th, 2019


I cannot Wait to go on this journey with Telyn. He is a great guy and every time we’ve recorded I’ve had fun and people have told me it’s been one of …

Episode 62 | What Are You About?

November 18th, 2019


I live by some simple principles. I want to make sure that the people I lead know what I am about. Do the people that you lead to know what you are about? Today I explore my top three principles and explain each of them!

Episode 61 | Jesus Is King

November 10th, 2019


So many thoughts on the new Ye record! I think we should take a step back and see a man who is CHASING after God. We ask why there is so much …

Episode 60 | Kaeli Todd

November 2nd, 2019


Wow, Kaeli Todd was such a great guest to have on the show this week. YOU MUST HEAR HER HEART.

In this episode, we speak on the topics of - Her new business, women in ministry, How she related to Jesus, and so much …

Episode 59 | Women are MORE than Directors

October 25th, 2019


Think about some of the most influential people that you know. Most of them are probably women, huh? I would guess so!

We must be able to lift uur …

Episode 58 | Skinny Jeans, Forces and Combovers

October 18th, 2019


How many of these do you own? Bonus Cold Brew if you have all three!
Are we forcing our students into molds that don't make any sense? We can no …

Episode 57 | Who’s The Savior?

October 5th, 2019


The answer is Jesus! We must know that he is the savior over us. We have to tell our kids about this love! Thanks for listening! Share and Rate!


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Episode 56 | Transitioning in Faith

September 30th, 2019


Transitioning is absolutely crucial! We must not allow fear to cripple allow us but allow Jesus to give us faith and strength in the life that we are …

Episode 55 | You Matter.

September 21st, 2019


Many pastors and leaders have died by suicide recently. I pray that we don’t forget we really DO matter. Jesus is a healer but also one who laments WITH US.


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Episode 54 | TEAM.

September 13th, 2019


Teamwork truly does make the dream work. I always wondered why are we so individualistic in today’s world when Christ has called us to come together …

Episode 53 | Simplify YA Life

September 6th, 2019


Let’s simplify our lives so that we can serve students, churches, and our groups better. Minimalism I guess you can call it haha!!


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Episode 52 | Fight The Bleh

August 26th, 2019


Topics in this week's episode

-Andrew Luck


-Andy Mineo new album

-LWYL: Fight The Bleh

1. Focused on the kingdom mission

2. Meditate on …

Episode 51 | Grant Benjamin

August 9th, 2019


Check out this awesome interview with a new friend of mine Grant Benjamin! Y’all know i love some Christian rap and this guy isn’t just good at that …

Episode 50 | Service IS Our Calling!

August 5th, 2019


Join me as we listen to some students share about their time on Work Crew! We are called to serve and these kids learned this as THEY SERVED. Follow …

Episode 49 | You Are Who You Minister To!

July 30th, 2019


The Gospel is messy. Jesus is perfect but it is wild that perfection comes throughh THE MESS. I believe that WE ARE NOT WHO WE SURROUND OURSELVES WITH but we are WHO WE MINISTER TO. Today we talk about this idea of …

Episode 48 | Check Ya’ Privilege

July 22nd, 2019


We all have privilege that we need to get a handle on. I think that if we can check our privilege at the door then our ministries can actually grow with the love of Christ because he's a person that is for the …

Episode 47 | May We See God in Limitation

July 13th, 2019


May I find freedom in limitation - to fully give myself. To what I can do rather that worry about what I cannot.


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Episode 46 | Stories, Stories, Stories

July 6th, 2019


We are called to share the Gospel to all nations! One of the best ways to do so is by sharing the stories that life has thrown at us with our kids! God is always doing a great work and wants our testimony and actions to …

Episode 45 | Cultivating Greatness

July 1st, 2019


We must spur, inspire and empower the leaders that are around us! I hope you’re encouraged by this message!


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Episode 44 | Disciple Like Jesus

June 21st, 2019


Jesus’ model of disciple ship is so important to our faith!! We must believe the work that Jesus is doing!! Be intentional, Be Relational and be ready to send out!!


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Episode 43 | Don’t Ya Know We Need Eachother!?

June 17th, 2019


We can be Father’s we can be Mother’s we can be Sisters, We can be brothers! May we love our people and be able to put on the hat they need.


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Episode 42 | Building a Platform Without God

June 8th, 2019


We can build something without God but it will never last. Build with God and you’ll see the fruit.


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Episode 41 | Death By Analysis

June 1st, 2019


We must watch when we overanalyze and have faith in the things that GOD is doing!!


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Episode 40 | Sarah Wolfer

May 23rd, 2019


Nate and Sarah talk about girls in sports, the workplace. And equal pay. This does matter to our generation today!!! Check out Girl Boss Sports and …

Episode 39 | Calling v. Career

May 15th, 2019


I often have a great tension of questioning my calling and if I am in my right career. Jesus calls us and we must work to follow him first and see …

Episode 37 | Bre Holcombe

May 10th, 2019


Celebrate your blackness. Celebrate your differences. Celebrate who God who has made you to be.


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Episode 36 | They Never Taught Us

April 30th, 2019


In today's episode we talk about the new Avengers: Endgame and how great of a movie it is NO SPOILERS! Also talking about the Giants terrible draft and how awesome the oppurtunity of the draft is!

Finally in Lead Weel …

Episode 35 | Overcome Your Past!

April 23rd, 2019


We are overcomers and there are constant moments where the reason we doubt out past is because we are too worried about others pasts all the time. Jesus still wins no matter what and he died so that your past doesn't …

Episode 34 | Emotional Intelligence w/ Isabel Hundt

April 16th, 2019


Isabel is such a sweet soul, I really appreciate how she cares about a whole person and I hope that you learn about Emotional Intelligence as well! …

Episode 33 | Stay Connected to the Vine!

April 10th, 2019


What is the most that you would spend on a pair of shoes? There is an awesome instagram called @preachersneakers and they are poking fun at our …

Episode 32 | MInistry Fatigue w/ Jeremy Arruda

April 3rd, 2019


Really great sit down and record with a guy that I talk to every week! His heart is for the Lord and I know that he wants to see other people succeed in their God-given potential. We as believers experience fatigue and …

Episode 31 | The Wokest People on The Planet!

March 26th, 2019


Ephesians 5:14 calls us to be WOKE! Jesus calls us to be with people who are hurting and weeping. The Church can not take a backseat to seeing things change. The Church is called to be at the front of these …

Episode 30 | Hit the Heisman on the Doubt!

March 19th, 2019


Doubt may naturally come because of our busy lives but we are called to have faith in the things that Jesus has done! Jesus gives us more than just faith though, he gave us evidence! So many times we take ourselves out …

Episode 29 | Dusty Bratzler

March 13th, 2019


Man, I loved talking to my guy Dusty Bratzler! I know him as the Youth pastors of youth pastors. Dusty loves serving the Lord and is such a wise man. …

Episode 28 | Jesus Calls Us to Every Kid

March 6th, 2019


I am very passionate about the content of this episode, it is so crucial that when we are doing ministry, we are trying to reach every kid with the gospel. We must also seek to understand the struggle of our neighbors …

Episode 27 | The Call to Ministry w/ Aaron Isaacs

February 27th, 2019


LeBron better pull some GOATNESS cause my Lakers Playoffs hopes are falling through the toilet. 

Christian culture is the funniest isn't it? Are you …

Episode 26 | Be About The Family.

February 20th, 2019


I believe that we can have healthier churches and communities if we do not just work on inviting the kid into our ministry but the parent as well.

Thank you for checking out the episode! Keep sharing, I am so humbled …

Episode 25 | Brendon Seney

February 13th, 2019


Brendon is in college and this man is genuine! Brendon lives in London and is an 18-year old that loves the Lord and wants to see Jesus shown through …

Episode 24 | Bless with T.I.M.E

February 6th, 2019


Hey there! 

The Super Bowl was absolutely awful. Tom Brady keeps winning and Nick Foles is the 2nd best Super Bowl QB ever (I mean mathematically)

Episode 23 | Bryan Allard

January 30th, 2019


I want to thank Bryan again for bringing so much wisdom for the show! Don’t forget that as a leader and young person that we grow when we gleam from others and you better I believe I have grown from the conversation …

Episode 22 | The Legacy of MLK Jr.

January 23rd, 2019


"It is an injustice to tell a bootless man to lift themselves up by their bootstraps." - Martin Luther King Jr.
Martin Luther King Jr. is a man that has shown me that is okay to make people feel uncomfortable so that we …

Episode 21 | Carla Pratico

January 16th, 2019


Wowza. Carla Pratico was not playing any games this week! I appreciate her openness to share her story. She says that she LEADS out of love, I can agree just with the few special moments that I had in this interview.

Episode 20 | Aandre McDonell

January 9th, 2019


This is the best interview that I have had in a long time and I hope that you appreciate Aandre's honesty as much as I did!

We walk about Mental Health, Race, and our Ministry downfalls. I love hearing different …

Episode 19 | Resolutions Are Whack.

January 2nd, 2019


Thanks for joining me this week on the podcast! This week I speak on getting back into the groove with relationships and our work after a long break! Also the goodness of the Christmas season being over.

And finally …

Christmas Spectacular 2018 w/ Telyn Austin

December 25th, 2018


 Thanks for listening this week, I'm sorry for the audio again. Still learning but tried to fix the content. Telyn was such an awesome guest!

Episode 17 | Benji Hull

December 19th, 2018


Thanks for listening this week where I talk to my dude, Benji Hull from Yakima and now he goes to school in Canada!

We talk so many great topics …

Episode 16 | Ministry Anxiety

December 12th, 2018


Thanks for listening this week where the topics include!

Top 5 Christmas Jams
College is Weird.
"Adulting" is a Myth

And Ministry Anxiety
-Comparison will …

Episode 15 | Jordyn Ripley

December 5th, 2018


Such a great conversation w/ Jordyn Ripley. She has a heart of gold and is focused on making the unheard voices heard. She also works for an …

Episode 14 | TOP 5 HOLIDAY FOODS and The Cost.

November 28th, 2018


TOP 5 FOODS! What're yours?, Don't Be A Racist, There IS MORE, The Cost!

Yeah these topics are hard to talk about but they are so needed join me as we …

Episode 13 | DJ Marin

November 21st, 2018


Consistency, Cleats, Creative Society and Speaking true word over THIS GENERATION.

This generation gets so many words spoken over them I believe that God has more for them and wants to speak life over this generation! I …

Episode 12 | Take Yo’ Rest!

November 14th, 2018


Women in Ministry, Sports Talk, Rest is so important, Don't Hit on me at basketball games

Thanks for listening to the podcast this week! You can always connect with me on Social Media and if you have a ministry you want …

Episode 11 | Jeff Thorp

November 7th, 2018


Thanks for listening to the podcast this week as Interview Jeff Thorp the way he speaks is so powerful and he has so many good nuggets we could have …

Episode 10 | Jesus Wept Too

October 31st, 2018


What an episode to record!

Thanks for listening to the podcast this week an checking out the 10th Episode of our podcast! I am blessed to have so many …

Episode 9 | Matt Harder

October 24th, 2018


Thanks for listening Matt Harder has so much knowledge that he has shared with us on this podcast!

You can contact him by email and follow him …

Episode 8 | Social Media and Celebrities are Trippin’

October 17th, 2018


Thank you again for listening! Check it out next week as we have Matt Harder on the show to speak about creativity!

Story Time | 0:00-11:17

What’s The Haps | 11:18-27:46

Lead Well Young Leader | 27:46-42:13

And communicate …

Episode 7 | Bree Gonzalez

October 10th, 2018


What a fun time with Bree where we learn about her story and some of the background to her song "Night"!

Follow me on Instagram @_kaibird

And …

Episode 6 | Keep Them Plugged In

October 3rd, 2018


Today’s Topics

- Story Time | 3:11-12:36

- Music and Less Divide | 12:40-28:11

- Keep Them Plugged In| 28:14-38:51

Big shouts to Bree for letting me use …

Episode 5 | McKinzie Quiocho

September 26th, 2018


I loved recording with McKinzie! (Also I apologize for some of the Audio issues this episode tried to fix them as best I could!

We talk about her love …

Episode 4 | The Greatest Call

September 19th, 2018


Yo! This episode is awesome! Big shoutout to Above Rattlesnakes give their EP “Analogies” a listen on many music platforms!

Today’s Topics

- My Story | …

Episode 3 | Telyn Austin

September 12th, 2018


This week I have an awesome time with Telyn Austin! Do not forget to follow me on Instagram @_kaibird

Also here is the Google Form for any question or …


September 5th, 2018


We have a lot of fun on this episode!
Today's Topics
- Obama Swagger
- Teacher's are the best
- National Anthem Talk
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Episode 1 | Meet Them Where They Are

August 29th, 2018


1. Meeting People Where They Are At 2. FOOTBALL!, The NBA, WHY SO MANY ROBOTS, 3. PLEASE CONTINUE TO WALK WITH YOUR PEOPLE. Thank you for listening …

The Youth of The Nation Podcast

August 28th, 2018


Listen to an intro of The Youth Of The Nation Podcast w/ Nate Birdine! Thank you so much for listening and if you have questions or feedback | Email …

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