There is a new feature of the blog (or rather: connected with the blog) that I hope you like. It is the brainchild of a blog member, John Mueller, who not only conceived of the idea but is doing every single bit of work for it.  It involves a weekly podcast in which John reads two posts that have previously appeared on the blog, some of recent vintage and some archived, often from long ago.  It is called the Bart Ehrman Blog Podcast.

John has volunteered to create, manage, finance, and voice the Podcasts each week. He made an offer that was difficult for me to refuse (namely: he would do it for free).  While some (many? all?) of you would probably prefer to hear my voice read my own stuff, unfortunately, there are only so many hours in a day and only so many things I can do.  So the ball is completely in John’s court.

The duration of each Podcast will be roughly 15 to 20 minutes.

I hope you will share this feature with everybody you know and that everybody you know will then share it with everybody they know and everybody…well…you get the point.  There is a link to it on the member’s landing page, and you can also download episodes or subscribe to it at iTunes, GooglePlay, and Stitcher.  Just search for “Ehrman Blog.”

The purpose of the Podcast is to bring greater awareness to the blog, which will hopefully increase membership, which will then bring in more money for charities, which will then help more people struggling with hunger and homelessness, which will then make the world a happier place.  Wouldn’t that be nice?

If it turns out that the Podcast hurts rather than helps membership, we will consider what to do next.  But for now, many, many thanks to John.  And I hope you enjoy the podcast!  Remember, let others know as well!