By Jonathon Van Maren
I like podcasts for a simple reason: I don’t have enough time to do as much reading as I’d like, and podcasts are a great way to absorb information while I’m driving, on the lawnmower, going for a walk, or cleaning around the house. I don’t have a favourite podcast, but I tune in to Ben Shapiro whenever I want a rapid-fire update on U.S. politics, and I’ll listen to pretty much any podcast hosting Douglas Murray, Peter Hitchens, Ross Douthat, and a wide range of other intelligent commentators. As some of you know, I also host my own podcast, The Van Maren Show, which features leaders, journalists, authors, and commentators on life and family issues.
What the pro-life movement has been lacking is a practical podcast that examines every aspect of the abortion issue and essentially provides an online course in how to engage in conversational apologetics and teaches listeners how to change minds and save lives. My colleagues at the Canadian Centre for Bio-Ethical Reform, Cam Cote and Pieter Bos, recently launched a fantastic new podcast called The Pro-Life Guys. I’m not just saying it’s fantastic because I’m biased—Cam and Pieter have had thousands of one-on-one conversations about abortion, and they bring their knowledge, experience, and humor to a show that is badly needed. If you’re interested in knowing what is going on in the pro-life movement, or learning how to talk to your peers about abortion, or just want to find out more—this is the podcast for you. I cannot recommend it highly enough.
Here’s how they describe The Pro-Life Guys on their website:
- discuss comprehensive, time-tested Pro-Life Apologetics that you can use to change minds on the front lines,
- provide in-depth analysis of leading pro-abortion arguments and show how to navigate them,
- interview pro-life experts and heroes to hear their stories and learn from the work they have been doing to protect and defend pre-born children from abortion,
- share stories of the thousands of conversations we’ve had while talking to people on the streets, and
- so much more!
To give you a sense of what they’ve been up to, they’ve already covered the science of human development in the womb, the use of abortion victim photography (which I joined them for—we got distracted telling activism war stories), why men should fight abortion, why changing minds is possible, and much more. There’s 9 episodes so far, so head on over and catch up!