For almost a year, Rabbi Lapin has been promising people that he would be starting a new podcast. He just needed to find the right home for it. Well, on today’s radio show he announced that he’s teamed up with TheBlaze Radio for the project. What does he have planned? Rabbi Lapin spoke with Pat and Stu on radio this morning about some of the issues he wants to tackle every week.
PAT: All right. Let's get now to Rabbi Daniel Lapin. He has an exciting announcement to make. I'm looking forward to hearing what this is. Rabbi Lapin, welcome to the program.
DANIEL: Well, good morning, how are you doing?
PAT: Doing well.
STU: Sorry for running our mouths for so long.
DANIEL: It's been a terrific show. It's been great listening.
STU: Appreciate that. Now, you have something pretty cool you're starting up. And I guess we get to be the ones to announce it with you.
DANIEL: Yes, that's right. This is the very first time it's being publicly announced. And as many of the people who follow me regularly. People who know my programs. Who know my books and CDs. They know I've been promising a podcast for over a year now. And I've just wanted to get it exactly right. I wanted to make absolutely certain that the podcast filled the need. That it really provided insight on a very practical level to the things I like talking about. Family. Faith. Finances. Friendship.
And above all, I needed to -- to find a home for my podcast where there was perfect symmetry. A home that was excited about having me as I was about being there. And so, yes, the exciting announcement made right here for the very, very first time is that the Rabbi Daniel Lapin podcast will be on the Blaze, starting next week.
STU: Welcome to the family, officially.
PAT: I thought the announcement was going to be that you identified now as a woman.
STU: No, that's --
JEFFY: That's going to be on the first podcast.
DANIEL: It's being done. So I thought maybe I'd put together two pieces of news lately. And I was thinking of being a black woman.
STU: Yes. There you go.
PAT: That would be exciting.
STU: Get people to advise you how to go about that. So the first show is tomorrow. You'll be able to get it about noon. Is that right?
DANIEL: Well, something -- yeah, I mean, for me tomorrow is the Shabad (phonetic). So I will -- I will actually see it for the first time on Sunday. But it will be up.
STU: Okay. That's right. Blaze.com/radio. It will be a weekly two-hour podcast launching tomorrow. Even though the rabbi won't be able to hear it tomorrow. It will still launch tomorrow.
STU: The thing we love having you on, rabbi. You can certainly talk about faith. But you talk about so much more. Basically anything that touches someone's daily life, you have a really interesting perspective on it. We're really happy to have you on the Blaze Radio.
DANIEL: That's really kind of you. I appreciate it. I'm honored to be part of your family. Stand shoulder to shoulder with you on the things that we believe and the steps and actions we take that we believe are going to protect our culture and defend our society. So I'm excited to be there. And, yes -- look, when you get right down to it. You know, what distinguishes us from nine dollars' worth of common chemicals. Why are we more than just a bunch of molecules put together cunningly? The difference is that we have a soul. And that's the reason we're driven by our beliefs, whatever they are. And I love talking about beliefs. Life is not worth wasting discussing facts. Right?
We can talk about what's the highest mountain in America. And it's a simple fact. When we ascertain that, it's the end of the conversation. But we could talk about, what's the most beautiful mountain in America? Or what is the most deadly mountain in America? We can have all kinds of conversation. So I believe that faith and belief are really central to almost every aspect of our lives. And it fines a place in almost every conversation.
STU: Daniel Lapin into at least at this point still identifying as a white rabbi.
DANIEL: A white bald rabbi.
STU: White bald rabbi. Soon you can identify that you have hair at least. That will help out. Show starts tomorrow. It's great. We'll have a good 12 hours to criticize and, you know, mock --
PAT: Before you even hear it. That's awesome.
JEFFY: When you go to the blaze.com/radio and look at all the podcasts we have right now.