On today’s show, we talk with Switchfoot frontman Jon Foreman about the band’s brand-new album Native Tongue, and why the world needs hope now more than ever.

We also hear about how Patton Oswalt helped out an internet hater in a truly awesome way, discuss Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s Bible-based support of the environment (and shoutout to RELEVANT), Black Panther returning to theaters and a ton more!


1.Karen O, “Woman”

2.Maggie Rogers, “Burning”

3.Alice Merton, “Funny Business”

  1. Amen was a good show. They too young to know anything about that show lol. By the way Sherman Hemsley played dec. earnest Frye

  2. I learned on a past podcast from Cohen that the next generation of memes are video clips. I think Cohen should get his own segment on the new Tuesday podcast format to keep us updated on trending memes.

  3. In College, there was a girl I had been interested in for awhile and we’d danced around actually going out. One night she invites me over to her place to watch Mad Men. I decided this was the night I was going to make my move. I picked up a bottle of wine on my way over and we ended up going through a couple of bottles over the course of the evening. After we’d watched a few episodes we went outside to get some fresh air. We were sitting on the back of her car and I decided it was my moment. I turned to her and looked into her eyes and she looked back at mine. I leaned in to kiss her. And that’s when the rumbling in my stomach happened. I vomited all over myself, all over her car and, of course, all over her. Needless to say, that was the end of that relationship.

  4. Like Annie, I have a bad date story instead of a bad Valentine’s Day story. I met a guy online. He seemed very normal, funny, all of the good adjectives. He said he was old school and offered to pick me up. The moment I got into his car, he began sweating, shaking and couldn’t seem to find his words. We arrived at dinner, where he apologized a minimum of 7 times when he kept losing his train of thought, wiping the sweat from his forehead with his napkin and repeatedly telling me I made him nervous…”in a good way.” He informed me his mom probably knows more about me than I know about myself because she stalked me so much. At one point, his phone began ringing, so he nervously looked at it before saying he had to take it because it was a sales call for work – it was a Sunday evening…I tried hitting on every conversation topic I could think of, but he just couldn’t seem to keep his train of thought and fully finish a story. After a grueling hour and a half, we finally left. He asked if I wanted ice cream from a shop next door. I had to kindly decline.

    On the way home, he got extremely nervous again and shared with me that he eluded to not having many friends and that was because he is an alcoholic and attends AA three times each week. I played it cool and thanked him for a dinner. He quickly text me asking when we could get together again. I told him that I didn’t see it moving forward, and he proceeded to ask me for “constructive feedback” for three days straight.

    It was a gift that kept on giving. I told my good friend about it. After connecting the dots, we realized she was supposed to go on a date with him the following week. No worries, she cancelled!

  5. I will make this as short as possible, but it’s worth the read. This is the stupidest thing that has ever happened to me.

    When I was 23 I shot my shot for Valentine’s Day. I asked out a 25 year old woman I’d met in young adult ministry who was way out of my league. She accepted, but she had already made plans for a “Galentine’s” day at the rodeo. (I’m from San Antonio. The San Antonio Stock Show and Rodeo is a huge deal down here.) She said I was welcome to join the girls though. I accepted.

    You guys, the night went super well. All her friends loved me. I had them all laughing. Every now and then my date and I would get away from the group to talk and those moments were also fun and flirty. It was going great…


    After the rodeo we went to the Charlie Worsham show. Worsham is a heartthrob country artist. We were in the front row and the aforementioned gals were getting a lot of attention from him. At one point one of them made a request. From the stage he told her the band didn’t know the song, but that he would sing it for her at the merch table after the show. (Red flag number one) The show ends and my date turns to me to say she’s going to the merch table to hear the song and she’s gone. I follow behind. They gals are first in line and when they mention the request he tells them that he can’t play the song while there’s a line for the merch table. BUT, if they were to wait on his bus, he would go back and sing it for them afterward. (RED FLAG NUMBER TWO) Before I can process that bold of a move my date turns to me and says, “hey so we’re gonna go hang out on the bus you can wait here.” And they just left.

    For the next two hours I sat by myself drinking and watching all the Valentine’s Day couples dancing together. When the gals came back my date said, “Hey, it’s getting late and we’re going to go. Thanks for tonight.” And that was it.

    That was the worst Valentine’s date ever. So of course I was still in love with this chick for about six more months after that. She’s married now. It’s fine.

    Anyway. Life is meaningless and I am alone. Happy Valentine’s Day, everybody.

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