We made it through a second year on Thirty Seconds or Less.

I started this project on May 1, 2013. Now two years later it continues to evolve, most notably with the addition of specific themes (creativity, mindfulness, and justice), curated campaigns (Faith Feminisms, Marrissa418, Stay Woke Advent, LamENT, etc.), and an ever-growing list of contributors providing their voice, sound, or image for each episode.

What began as my own personal short form podcast has become a platform to share ideas and amplify voices (not to mention still holding the record for the world’s shortest podcast).

Some Stats

  • Total number of episodes: 307 (+44 from Year 1)
  • Total number of voices: 127 (+86 from Year 1)
  • Number of voices appearing 2+ times: 35

Top 30 Episodes

  1. Nearer To Me by James Martin
  2. So Much Silencing by Stephanie Drury
  3. Being A Feminist by Mihee Kim-Kort
  4. Yellow by Bethany Stolle
  5. In Remembrance Of Me #1 by Christena Cleveland
  6. With A Puff by Mihee Kim-Kort
  7. This Is Love by Brandan Robertson
  8. As Myself by Abi Jordan Bechtel
  9. God Is Not A Man by Amanda Quraishi
  10. Our Frantic Pursuit Of Believing Just Right by Brian Shivers
  11. What Love Actually Looks Like by Sarah Moon
  12. Following Jesus Is Difficult by Brian Shivers
  13. Good News by Andy Bossardet
  14. There Is No God by Adam Lorenz
  15. Their Legacy Of Faith And Feminism by Adriene Thorne
  16. *Sigh by Jim Kast-Keat
  17. Bored And Brilliant by Jim Kast-Keat
  18. More Apple, Daddy! by Andy Kort
  19. The Measure Of My Days by Jim Kast-Keat
  20. Inspired By The Holy Spirit by Jim Kast-Keat
  21. The Shadow Of Your Wings by Margaret Ellsworth
  22. Mobilizing From The Margins by Suey Park
  23. Jesus Feminist by Sarah Bessey
  24. Room At The Table by Krista Dalton
  25. Demand The Fixing by Micky Jones
  26. Violence As Sacrament by Keegan Osinski
  27. Privilege Says by Christena Cleveland
  28. Without A Rear View Mirror by Jim Kast-Keat
  29. The Big Bang by Jim Kast-Keat
  30. Why I’m A Vegetarian by Jim Kast-Keat

A few things to note about this list:

  • James Martin’s episode has more views than the next five on the list.
  • Mihee Kim-Kort has two episodes in the top ten!
  • Privilege Says by Christena Cleveland is episode number 70, first appearing on August 5, 2013. It is the only episode to be in the top 30 for two consecutive years.
  • 10 of the episodes on this year’s Top 30 list are a result of the Faith Feminisms campaign.

Top 10 Contributors

  1. Jim Kast-Keat
  2. Adam Lorenz
  3. Bethany Stolle
  4. Micky Jones
  5. Christena Cleveland
  6. Kelly Foster
  7. Mindi Ferguson
  8. Jason Silva
  9. Preston Yancey
  10. Adriene Thorne

Honorable Mentions

These are some of my favorite from this past year that didn’t garner enough hits to make the official Top 30 list. Who knows, maybe they’ll make a comeback for next year’s list!

  1. Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious by Sarah Thebarge
  2. She Looks And Sounds Like Me by Wil Gafney
  3. In Flow by Jason Silva
  4. How To Be More Creative by Jim Kast-Keat
  5. Call To Worship by Jim Kast-Keat with Stephen Lovegrove, Anna Spencer, Matt Laidlaw, Keegan Osinski, Josh Bishop, Krista Dalton, Michael Novelli, Gabby Deveaux, Denise Van Eck, Rachel Bush, Graham Ware, Bethany Stolle, Adam Lorenz, Ron Rienstra, Amy Lunde-Whitler, Sabrina Peters, Kate Rae Davis, and Keith Anderson
  6. You Gave Me Room by Anna Spencer
  7. Big Mamma’s Blues by Michael-Ray Mathews
  8. Forsaken by Jes Kast-Keat
  9. I Am Not An Angel by Beth Carroll Jarvis
  10. Heaven And Hell by Jim Kast-Keat