Hi, there. This is Faithfully Magazine Managing Editor Nicola A. Menzie. I want to talk to you about a new podcast we’re launching.
The current Faithfully Podcast features cuts from our exclusive Q&As with guests (like White Lies author Daniel Hill, Gospel Today founder Teresa Hairston, and Jesus and John Wayne author Kristin Kobes Du Mez).
However, we’ve created a new, weekly podcast show featuring yours truly as the host. In this new podcast, aptly titled “News With Nicola,” I talk current events, culture and entertainment, and occasionally with experts to go deeper on tough topics.
“News With Nicola” is not a culture war podcast or a sleepy news round-up or filled with fear-mongering talking points. We don’t want to get your riled up and paranoid. We simply want to keep you informed and inspired.
That’s why the tagline for the podcast is “real, relevant, and faithful.”
Who Am I
If you’re a reader of Faithfully Magazine, you probably already know who I am. But if you’re new to the publication and new to this podcast—which I guess everyone is new to this podcast—let me introduce myself.
I am a religion reporter who founded Faithfully Magazine a few years ago as a publication that would center on Christian communities of color. So we’re an ethnically inclusive and ecumenical publication that centers on perspectives, issues, and events impacting diverse Christian communities.
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Why This Podcast
We launched this podcast, “News With Nicola,” to help readers stay on top of important developments in the news, especially as it pertains to events impacting diverse Christian communities.
So the goal is to help you sift through some of the weekly headlines and pull out maybe one or two major developments to focus on. That means, I’ll be giving you my two cents on certain topics that I personally find interesting. And, of course…there will be guests —experts and people plugged into situations who can really break down why certain news events are a big deal and need our attention and, in some cases, our involvement.
But in addition to the headlines and deeper discussions, I take a look at new and notable books, movies, and other types of media that land on my radar every week. Personally, I am so happy to be able to share with you some of the new and notable books I receive in the mail almost weekly.
And, of course, I want to know what you’re reading, watching, or listening to—which means I want you to email me your thoughts on books, movies, music and shows you’ve recently encountered that you love, or believe others should desperately avoid.
If you sound like you know what you’re really talking about, I just might invite you to join me on the show to share your review.
But Here’s the Thing…
This podcast is primarily for Faithfully Magazine Partner subscribers. That means, as supporters of the publication, FM Partners get first dibs on all episodes before their general release. In some cases, special episodes will be exclusively for Partner subscribers. That means, to fully enjoy and support the “News With Nicola” podcast you will need to be a Faithfully Magazine Partner subscriber. This podcast is just one of the many benefits of membership, and one of the ways in which we serve our biggest supporters. So if you’re not already a member, click “subscribe” to get plugged in.
I don’t know about you, but I’m excited about this podcast. I’m looking forward to keeping you updated on what’s happening in the news and helping you sift through some of these headlines and talking with phenomenal guests.
So if you’re excited like I’m excited, and I hope we’re all excited, make sure to hit that “subscribe” button and bookmark this page to stay plugged in with the “News With Nicola” podcast show.
Sponsors: If you’re interested in sponsoring the News With Nicola podcast, email us.