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Bonus Interview With Sandra McCracken | Living with confessional self-awareness

In this Love Good exclusive interview, Jimmy sits down with Sandra McCracken, a well-seasoned musician who met great success in the Christian band Caedmon's Call before branching out to do her own solo work. Jimmy and Sandra talk about living from a stance of confessional self-awareness, and the importance of identifying basic needs and emotions when seeking an honest experience of intimacy. . . . RAISE YOUR STANDARD FOR MEDIA AND CULTURE. Get beautiful new music, books, and art delivered...


Tyson Motsonbocker Interview

In this Love Good exclusive interview, Jimmy has a visit with Washington native Tyson Motsenbocker, who joins him on the podcast from his current home in San Diego. In one of the most sincere conversations we’ve published, Jimmy and Tyson mainly explore how the life and death of Tyson’s beloved mother impacted him as a person and artist, and how the suffering inherent to this earthly journey is an invitation to remain open to the idea that there’s something more going on than meets the eye.


Bonus show with Matt Wertz | How to avoid insulated living and remain radically available to life

In this episode, Jimmy sits down with world traveler and singer-songwriter Matt Wertz. They pull no punches as they dive into the real and raw places that bridge the gap between church and culture. Matt shares his thoughts on the value of hardship and life-experience, exploring the idea that an insulated life is one that lacks the ability to be truly compassionate and artistic: radical availability to life, and to the people life brings your way, is key to flourishing as a person. They...


Bonus Show with The Hunts | An inside look at family bands and why conflict is often a good thing

In this episode, Jimmy hops home from Europe long enough to catch up with Josh Hunt, lead singer of the sibling band The Hunts. Josh shares his summer plans (family reunion in sunny Florida), and then they explore the evolution of the band, the challenges that come with being part of an opinionated (but loving) family, the band’s unique way of approaching songwriting, and the value of conflict in distilling decisions and outcomes. What does it really mean to collaborate, and to evolve?...


Bonus show with Alanna Boudreau | The mystery of motherhood and why everyone is worthy of being seen

Welcome to first bonus episode of the summer. Host Jimmy Mitchell sits down with old friend, creative genius, and brand new Content Director for Love Good… Alanna Boudreau! Joined by her baby, the ever-sweet (and occasionally noisy) Lewis Walker, this conversation runs the gamut as Jimmy and Alanna discuss the mystery of motherhood, the literary influences around her forthcoming album, and why every person is worthy of being seen and loved. Subscribe on iTunes or Stitcher now so you never...


S1E21 | Healing, a journey driven by hope (with Audrey Assad)

In this episode, a slightly jet-lagged Jimmy Mitchell sits down over local coffee and the sounds of a newborn baby for a next-level conversation with Audrey Assad. They talk about depression, hope, and healing in one of the most honest and raw dialogues of our podcast yet. Beforehand, Jimmy and co-host Janaya Trudel talk about the undeniable role that family plays in the restoration of culture (and lament the fact that Janaya is only one episode away from saying goodbye). Subscribe now so...


S1E19 | So what if coffee helps me love people (and Rome for the win!)

In this episode, host Jimmy Mitchell sits down with Toby Duckworth in Rome, Italy to discuss how media, family, and society give shape to our souls. Whether we realize it or not, we are all sons and daughters of our culture. With his perfectly English wit, Toby also shares his observations on the biggest differences between Americans and Brits. Beforehand, Jimmy and co-host Janaya Trudel talk about self-denial as a cause for joy (and why Jimmy has a long way to go in detaching from his...


S1E18 | Against the Odds: Goodness in the age of secularism (plus England!)

Halfway through his European adventure, Jimmy sat down with John Withers and Imogen Fell in Walsingham, England. Working closely with a U.K. organization called Youth 2000, John and Imogen are as convinced as we are that investing in young people is the secret sauce to changing the world. Beforehand, Jimmy and co-host Janaya Trudel unpack the transcendentals with the help of Immanuel Kant and Hans Urs von Balthasar. We'll be taking next week off to enjoy some family time leading up to...


S1E17 | Homesickness, hope, and why good art respects your imagination (with Kevin Heider!)

Singer/songwriter and family man Kevin Heider is no stranger to Love Good. In this episode, he joins host Jimmy Mitchell at his childhood home in Dayton, OH to chat about the power of imagination and the need for more subtlety in modern art and music. As usual with Kevin, the conversation turns quickly to Bruce Springsteen, The Counting Crows, and other musical giants who have influenced his career. Beforehand, Jimmy enjoys the usual next-level conversation with co-host Janaya Trudel as...


S1E16 | Advanced technology: just because we can, should we? (plus Jacqui Treco in Europe!)

Our host Jimmy Mitchell is officially in Europe! And nothing could have surprised him more than running into old friend and singer/songwriter Jacqui Treco while on a brief trip to The Netherlands. Jacqui co-headlined our extensive summer tour across the States only a few years ago. She's now living it up in Europe writing songs every day and living in castles. What a dream. As always, Jimmy chats with co-host Janaya Trudel beforehand. This week, they talk about the role of advanced...


S1E8 | Michelle Mandico

Welcome to the first episode of 2018! Today, Jimmy invites Michelle Mandico into the Love Good studio to chat about the gift of honesty, the excitement around her latest new single release, and their common love for snow skiing. We debut (for your ears only!) the title track from her forthcoming album “Ptarmigan,” a song that won’t release on iTunes (with accompanying lyric video) until January 26th. Jimmy and co-host Janaya Trudel sit down beforehand to talk about why Love Good invests in...


S1E6 | Ryan Adorjan

What does it mean to live with true freedom? In this episode, Jimmy sits down with Deacon Ryan Adorjan to talk about life outside snowy Chicago, why he often listens to The Oh Hellos on repeat, and what it really means to pursue authentic freedom. Ryan is one of our regular contributing bloggers and a profound thought leader. Beforehand, Jimmy and Janaya dig into what it means to “follow your heart” and understand the power of a word. Grab your coffee, press play on your commute, and get...


S1E5 | Mike Mangione

What does it mean to build culture? Is this even possible? In this episode, Jimmy sits down with Americana folk artist Mike Mangione to talk about cheese curds, culture, and what it really means to be human. Mike is one of the featured artists in our exclusive shipment to Love Good patrons this winter, and we love everything he’s about. Beforehand, Jimmy and Janaya dig into the definition of culture and why it’s so important to share life in common with others. We also have a special guest...


S1E4 | Leah Darrow

Have you ever wanted to sit down with one of America’s Next Top Models? We just did. This week, Jimmy talks about all things “beauty” with Leah Darrow, a former model and current speaker, author, and fellow believer in the power of beauty. Leah shares key moments from her own life story and how her understanding of beauty has transformed through the years. As usual, Jimmy and Janaya sit down beforehand to tackle the philosophy of beauty and its role in their own lives. Plug your phone into...


S1E3 | Luke Smallbone of For King & Country

This week, our host Jimmy Mitchell sits down with Luke Smallbone of For King & Country. Luke shares about his own redemption through suffering, his non-negotiable priority of family amidst chart-topping success, and why he thinks music is key to building a better culture. This is an interview you're not going to want to miss. Beforehand, Jimmy and co-host Janaya Trudel discuss the Love Good Standard and how you can raise the bar for media (and everyday choices) in your own life. Press play...


S1E2 | Katherine Cimorelli

Accompaniment. What does it look like to walk alongside others on their journey through life? Join Jimmy Mitchell as he sits down with Katherine Cimorelli (of the internationally-acclaimed band Cimorelli) to discuss mentorship, poetry, and finding creative inspiration forty thousand feet above sea level. Jimmy also digs deep with season co-host Janaya Trudel about the art of accompaniment in their lives as artists and mentors of young people. Throw on your headphones for today's workout or...


Interview Archives | Colm Kirwan

Jimmy Mitchell interviews Colm Kirwan about his brand new EP "Emerald Eyes". Colm talks through his Irish heritage, the true essence of country music, and stories behind the new songs.


Interview Archives | Kevin McGoldrick

Jimmy Mitchell interviews Kevin McGoldrick about his debut album "Square Peg/Round Hole". Fr. Kevin talks John Mayer, priesthood, and his love for the city of Nashville.


Interview Archives | Chris Cole

Jimmy Mitchell interviews Chris Cole in June 2015 about his brand new EP "Full and By". Chris talks life, food, and stories behind his newest songs.