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Vacation Bible School Podcast

21 EpisodesProduced by Jason Kirk, Emily KirkWebsite

Jason Kirk, Emily Kirk, and friends are finding the Bible is so much better and weirder than we were taught as church kids. Story by story, we're having fun learning history, religion, literature, mythology, and the amazingly weird stuff. All are welcome! Perfect five-star rating on Apple Podcasts! … read more

21 Episodes | 2020 - 2022

DAVID VS GOLIATH: Are we the baddies? (with Andrew Whitehead)

December 20th, 2022


Samuel chapter 17!

  • We've reached a Bible story everybody PRETTY MUCH knows, though there are still lots of fun details. It wasn't a slingshot, for …

KING SAUL: Himbo Boss Baby vs. Dungeon Master Dick Cheney

September 12th, 2022


Samuel 7-16!

  • The Bible contains a LOT of genres. Uh-oh, you're now in the middle of a Machiavellian historical novel about Derek Zoolander! 
  • Time …

SAMUEL: "The Messiah" and the golden hemorrhoid rats

May 30th, 2022


We're entering a whole new chunk of the Bible, and it might be a surprise chunk!

  • Why we're now in Samuel instead of Ruth, the book that's up next …

JUDGES: Righteous invasion of Ehud (with Jon Bois)

March 1st, 2022


It's time to bring on the internet's beloved Jon Bois to discuss:

  • The Bible's best story book so far, if you have the non-exploding stomach for it: …

JOSHUA: Jericho was an inside job

February 3rd, 2022


WAR DADS AND LADY WAR DADS ASSEMBLE. It's a new Bible section! 

  • Joshua is the dude version of LIVE LAUGH LOVE, but also somehow the most feminist …

DEUUUTERONOMY: Actually super important and mostly really good??

November 30th, 2021


  • The final book of the Torah, the one we NEVER talked about in church, actually ... kinda rules at times? 

  • In the story, at the edge of Canaan, Moses …

NUMBERS: Maybe the Bible's worst book!

September 13th, 2021


The fourth book of the Bible! As always, remember the Bible has been written, edited, and interpreted by LOTS of people, and we're under no …

Q&A: Heresy reviews, salvation fear, and animal souls

July 12th, 2021


Hi pals! Taking a break from the main Bible storyline to hit some listener questions, such as:

  • What's the Protestant holiday calendar like? 
  • Which …

LEVITICUS: Fight fundie with fundie

May 17th, 2021


  • Our first attempt at doing an entire book in one episode, and it  happens to be one of the weirdest, grossest, narrative-lightest books. Yay!

TABERNACLE: I feel God in this Minecraft tailgate (with Rev. Chris Lee)

March 10th, 2021


  • Pretty much the whole last half of Exodus, except for the Ten Commandments-adjacent rules and the Golden Calf chapter

  • Why yes, we DID have fun …

GOLDEN CALF: God's marshmallow test (with Jane Coaston)

January 25th, 2021


  • Exodus 24, Exodus 32, and so forth (there's a whole lot of laws and blueprints mixed within the storyline) ...

  • Think the Bible itself is weird? …

TEN COMMANDMENTS: Wife Guy Moses and God's TOS page

November 25th, 2020


  • Exodus 20! How many of these Ten do we agree to keep today? They all seem pretty simple, obvious, or outdated, right? Well!! 

  • Tried something new: …

SINAI: What's the Bible about? (with Richard Elliott Friedman)

November 2nd, 2020


  • Exodus 19-20ish, the part about Moses leading the Israelites to meet Huge Loud Scary Firestorm God

  • Greatest pyro entrance of all time

  • Is monotheism …

Q&A: Our stories, Christian punk rock, and Baptist spaceships

October 1st, 2020


Support for this program occurs at, where we have stickers, mugs, a Discord, hats (for now), early episode access, and so forth!

- Taking a break from the main storyline, where we're making …

THE RED SEA: First of all, it wasn't the Red Sea

September 7th, 2020


Exodus 13-18, one of the most Google Maps portions
Something similar to the story could've happened! 
But there's no way to know! And that's ok! 
Let's …

PASSOVER: From Destroyer to Matzo Hunt (with Charlotte Wilder, Bobby Big Wheel, & Alex Kirshner)

August 10th, 2020


Exodus 12! God's bug-out bag & Mean Tooth Fairy!
From mythology to religion, from polytheism to ... ?
Jewish friends explain one of their favorite …

MOSES: Secret battles of the Mega Man gods

July 24th, 2020


Exodus 1-11! The Bible's Luke/Obi-Wan duo!
Made it to Book 2! REALLY important book!
Moses rises, falls, rises into one of the world's biggest heroes
Plagues are more metal than you've ever realized!
Weird circumcision …

JOSEPH: Coat is a lie! Genesis recap! Children like Veggie Tales!

June 21st, 2020


Genesis 37-50!
It doesn't feel like every third verse is missing! 
You can do ANYTHING with Joseph. See: Veggie Tales & Technicolor Dreamcoat 

ABRAHAM: Daddy issues (with Rodger Sherman and Shaker Samman)

May 31st, 2020


Genesis 12-35! God's putting together a crew!
Faaatherrr Aaabraham, Mother of Dragons 
Growing up Jewish! Growing up Muslim! 
Quran is pretty cool, btw 

NOAH: Ecoterrorist Russell Crowe (with Ryan Nanni and Michael Felder)

May 15th, 2020


Genesis 6-11!
Happy animals with Cap'n Noah (while 99.9% of life drowns)!
Catholic-Protestant multiverses
NES bootlegs for the Lord
Aronofsky's most …

CREATION: Dirtbag Adam vs. Rookie God

May 4th, 2020


Genesis 1-5! Release the Sea Monster Cut!
Please bear with God, it's His first day on the job! 
Wait, how many Gods are here? 
Someone please put Eve in charge 
Please stop pooping on Cain's rutabagas 
Snake might not be …

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