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Richard Rohr writes for and is featured in a variety of publications and is a guest on numerous podcasts. Many of these recent articles and interviews are listed and linked below. (Listen to Richard’s own podcasts, Another Name For Every Thing and his Homilies, here.)


The Soul of the Nation Podcast – “Sunday Sermon in a Pandemic: Fr. Richard Rohr and Jim Wallis in Conversation”
April 8, 2020

Interview by Jim Wallis

Christianity Today – “Five Books That Capture the Blessings of Getting Older”
March 16, 2020

Article by Michelle Van Loon

The New Yorker – “Richard Rohr Reorders the Universe”
February 2, 2020

Article by Eliza Griswold

Portraits in Faith – “A Blessed Encounter with Richard Rohr”
December 25, 2019

Interview by Daniel Epstein

Post-Doom Conversations – “Finding Meaning in the Dark”
December 12, 2019

Interview by Michael Dowd.

National Catholic Reporter – “NCR wishes you a light-filled Christmas”
December 7, 2019

Reflection by Tom Roberts

Sojourners – “Richard Rohr Sees the Divine Image in Everything”
December 2019

Book review of The Universal Christ by Jon Little.

Spirituality & Practice – “A contemplative Christian’s reconceptualizing of the Christ Mystery.”

Book review of The Universal Christ by Jon M. Sweeney.

The One You Feed Podcast – “Father Richard Rohr on The Universal Christ”
August 6, 2019

Interview with Eric Zimmer.

National Catholic Reporter – “Richard Rohr synthesizes his lifetime work of ‘alternative orthodoxy'”
July 24, 2019

Book review of The Universal Christ by Dana Greene.

Art of Manliness Podcast – “Father Wounds, Male Spirituality, and the Journey to the Second Half of Life”
July 22, 2019

Interview with Brett McKay.

Chautauqua Institution, Chautauqua, New York
July 14-18, 2019

Fr. Richard served as the chaplain and preacher for Week Four of the 2019 Chautauqua Institution and spoke on the topic of “Falling Upward.” The Chautauqua Institution streamed the talks live on their Facebook page.

Sunday Service – July 14, 2019

Part One – July 15, 2019

Part Two – July 16, 2019

Part Three – July 17, 2019

Part Four – July 18, 2019

Catholic Philly – “Truly understanding Christ can transform Christians, author says”
July 8, 2019

Article by David Gibson, Catholic News Service.

Unspoken Podcast – “Richard Rohr”
June 17. 2019

Interview by Ruthie Lindsey and Miles Adcox.

On Being Podcast with Krista Tippet – “Richard Rohr: Growing Up Men”
June 13, 2019 (original air date April 13, 2017)

kolbetimes e-Magazine – “A Conversation with Richard Rohr”
June 9, 2019

Interview by Bill Locke.

The Bible for Normal People – “The (Biblical) Universal Christ with Richard Rohr”
June 4, 2019

In this podcast interview with Pete Enns, Richard begins with his famous “tricycle” analogy and then explores how Christ expands our understanding of ourselves, the world, and God.

SuperSoul Sunday with Oprah Winfrey – “Father Richard Rohr: The Universal Christ”
June 2, 2019

Oprah sits down with Richard to discuss his new book The Universal Christ. Their conversation was also released as a podcast on June 3, 2019, via SuperSoul Conversations.

Read the Spirit – “In ‘The Universal Christ’ Richard Rohr Urges Readers to Expand Our Spiritual Universe”
May 13, 2019

Article by David Crumm.

You Made It Weird Podcast with Pete Holmes – “Richard Rohr Returns”
April 24, 2019

Religion News Service – “For millennials, mysticism shows a path to their home faiths”
April 16, 2019

Article by Cathleen Falsani.

For the Love Podcast with Jen Hatmaker – “For the Love of Faith Groundbreakers: Episode 05 – Live Yourself into a New Way of Thinking: Richard Rohr”
April 9, 2019

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette – “’The Universal Christ’: A Franciscan priest’s electrifying take on Christology.”
April 6, 2019

Article by C. Matthew Hawkins.

The BadChristian Podcast — “Episode #441 – Richard Rohr” (interview begins at 28:36)
April 2, 2019

Religion News Service — “In new book, Richard Rohr says the ‘universal Christ’ changes everything”
March 29, 2019

Richard is interviewed about his new book The Universal Christ by journalist and author Cathleen Falsani.

Pulpit Fiction Podcast — “Thurs. Night Special 6-6: Richard Rohr!”
March 28, 2019

The Liturgists Podcast — “The Universal Christ with Richard Rohr” Part 1 and 2
March 24, 2019

The Inglorious Pasterds Podcast — “Episode 161 – Richard Rohr” (interview begins at 53:18)
March 20, 2019

Another Name for Every Thing with Richard Rohr
February 24-May 4, 2019

In a twelve-part podcast series, Richard explores The Universal Christ in conversation with Brie Stoner and Paul Swanson.

Newsworthy with Norsworthy Podcast — “The Universal Christ” Part 1 and Part 2
March 11 and 18, 2019

Richard talks about his book The Universal Christ with pastor Luke Norsworthy.

National Catholic Reporter — “Rohr: Church needs an ‘awakening of the soul’—Mystical tradition taught by Merton could address today’s political and pastoral problems”
December 10, 2018

The Riverside Church in the City of New York Podcast — “That’s Our Gospel”
December 4, 2018

The Liturgists Podcast — “Christian (Part Fohr)”
October 18, 2018

Sojourners — “Why I Vote: A Deeply Moral Act”
November 2018 issue

Oprah’s SuperSoul Conversations — “Father Richard Rohr: Finding Your True Self”
July 11, 2018

Inverse Podcast — “Richard Rohr – Cosmic Christ & Revival”
June 15, 2018

The Deconstructionists — “Ep 76 – Fr. Richard Rohr “Richard Rohr 101”
May 17, 2018

The Heretic Happy Hour — “#022: The Cosmic Christ”
May 1, 2018

Encountering Silence — “Silence, Action, and Contemplation”
April 25, 2018

Reclaiming Jesus: A Confession of Faith in a Time of Crisis
March 2018

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