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Talk About That

John Driver and Jonnie W

Two quirky and cerebral creatives talk it out as writer and former History teacher, John Driver, goes toe-to-toe with best friend and comedian, Jonnie W., in hilariously real and genuinely insightful conversations about life, history, current culture, faith—and everything in between.

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Phone Dreams, Blood Moons, and Overcorrections
June 7, 2023 - 52 min
John has a leaky ceiling and is running late, even while asleep. Meanwhile, Jonnie wonders why no one is ever on their phones in their dreams, and tells the story of the group in the 1600’s who thought the world was ending. Plus, a conversation about overcorrections, balance, and the need for dissenting viewpoints. Today’s episode is NOT sponsored by Holy Toledo: "Ohio’s Newest Megachurch"    Want this episode AD-FREE?: https://www.patreon.com/talkaboutthat  FOLLOW Jonnie W.: https://jonniew.com FOLLOW John Driver: https://johndriver.com Listen now on any platform at http://talkaboutthatpodcast.com  WATCH/SUBSCRIBE on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCwjExy_jWIdNvGd28XgF2DgSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Stolen Sweet & Low, Dance Moms, and Jenga Towers
May 29, 2023 - 57 min
John watches trash TV and files an unlikely insurance claim. Meanwhile, Jonnie tells us the one thing is wife could do that he couldn’t forgive and reveals the ironic fate of the man who built the Brooklyn Bridge.  Plus, a conversation about extreme individualism and whether or not it is compatible with the Christian faith.  Today’s episode is NOT sponsored by Broth: “Call it what it really is: Meat Tea.” Want this episode AD-FREE?: https://www.patreon.com/talkaboutthat  FOLLOW Jonnie W.: https://jonniew.com FOLLOW John Driver: https://johndriver.com Listen now on any platform at http://talkaboutthatpodcast.com  WATCH/SUBSCRIBE on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCwjExy_jWIdNvGd28XgF2DgSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Death Drops, $200 Haircuts, & Conflict Resolution
May 24, 2023 - 52 min
John taps into his counterphobia on theme park rides and reveals who is responsible for killing bugs in his house. Meanwhile, Jonnie adds a waterslide clause to his living will and learns way too much about toilet paper.  Plus, a conversation about problematic themes in the Bible, redemptive movements, and cultural biases in our interpretation of Scripture. Today’s episode is NOT sponsored by The Snooze Button: “It’s the best 9 minutes of your whole day.” Want this episode AD-FREE?: https://www.patreon.com/talkaboutthat  FOLLOW Jonnie W.: https://jonniew.com FOLLOW John Driver: https://johndriver.com Listen now on any platform at http://talkaboutthatpodcast.com  WATCH/SUBSCRIBE on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCwjExy_jWIdNvGd28XgF2DgSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Special Guest : Comedian Brian Bates
May 15, 2023 - 73 min
Today on Talk About That, the boys are joined in studio by comedian Brian Bates, co-host of the hugely successful “Nateland” podcast, to talk about emotional support animals on planes and what it was like to perform live in front of 20,000 people in Nashville. Meanwhile, Jonnie and Brian argue about the details of a golf cart accident that left one of them with a fractured appendage.  Plus, John prepares his Mother’s Day Sermon and recommends we all climb on old garbage in St. Louis.  Today’s episode is NOT sponsored by C-Pup Machines: “The new solution for snoring dogs.”   Want this episode AD-FREE?: https://www.patreon.com/talkaboutthat  FOLLOW Jonnie W.: https://jonniew.com FOLLOW John Driver: https://johndriver.com Listen now on any platform at http://talkaboutthatpodcast.com  WATCH/SUBSCRIBE on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCwjExy_jWIdNvGd28XgF2DgSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Rain Delays, Brain Tonics, and Hopefulness
May 8, 2023 - 63 min
John has a late night thanks to T-swift and some T-storms, and reveals how long he needs to know someone before going in for a hug. Meanwhile, Jonnie explains why there’s a phone booth on top of the courthouse in Lincoln, Illinois and spends a LOT of money on his dog’s knees.  Plus, a conversation about cynicism and hopefulness, and why it’s always more courageous to believe the best about people.  Today’s episode is NOT sponsored by Party Size Bags of Potato Chips: “Look, we know there’s no party. Just eat the chips, weirdo.” Want this episode AD-FREE?: https://www.patreon.com/talkaboutthat  FOLLOW Jonnie W.: https://jonniew.com FOLLOW John Driver: https://johndriver.com Listen now on any platform at http://talkaboutthatpodcast.com  WATCH/SUBSCRIBE on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCwjExy_jWIdNvGd28XgF2DgSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Cold Snaps, Apologies, and Youth Ministry
May 2, 2023 - 46 min
Today on Talk About That, Jonnie shoots commercials in a freak April snowstorm and thinks you’re a bad person if you do a certain thing on an airplane. Meanwhile, John does a job for over a decade that didn’t exist just a few generations earlier and ponders whether he over-apologizes.  Plus, "This Week in History" and a birthday greeting to one of the all-time great comedians.  Today’s episode is NOT sponsored by Drapes: “Let your neighbors know you’ve updated your privacy policy.” Want this episode AD-FREE?: https://www.patreon.com/talkaboutthat   FOLLOW Jonnie W.: https://jonniew.com FOLLOW John Driver: https://johndriver.com Listen now on any platform at http://talkaboutthatpodcast.com  WATCH/SUBSCRIBE on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCwjExy_jWIdNvGd28XgF2DgSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Voles, Kleenex, and Distracted Prayers
April 25, 2023 - 54 min
Today on Talk About That, John’s goes medieval on some rodent intruders and buys votes in his 8th grade election. Meanwhile, Jonnie reveals what 70s movie made him distrust green smoothies, and tells the true story of how someone was once accused of witchcraft because they played shuffleboard.  Plus, a conversation about human nature and how our view of God as a friend and loving Father should inform our prayer life.  Today’s episode is NOT sponsored by Yellow Traffic Lights: “We either mean ‘CAUTION’ or ‘FLOOR IT!’... depending on your personality.”   Want this episode AD-FREE?: https://www.patreon.com/talkaboutthat  FOLLOW Jonnie W.: https://jonniew.com FOLLOW John Driver: https://johndriver.com Listen now on any platform at http://talkaboutthatpodcast.com  WATCH/SUBSCRIBE on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCwjExy_jWIdNvGd28XgF2DgSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Stolen Trailers, Space Vomit, and Civility
April 18, 2023 - 64 min
Today on Talk About That, John deals with a shady music producer and fights for his right to haggle over the price of a car. Meanwhile, Jonnie gets robbed and tells the story of the time America launched a vomiting Senator into space. Plus, a conversation on the decline of civility in politics and the dangers of tribalism.  Today’s episode is NOT sponsored by Etch-a-Sketch: “The absolute best tool on the market for drawing stairs."   Get this episode AD-FREE: https://www.patreon.com/talkaboutthat  FOLLOW Jonnie W.: https://jonniew.com FOLLOW John Driver: https://johndriver.com Listen now on any platform at http://talkaboutthatpodcast.com  WATCH/SUBSCRIBE on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCwjExy_jWIdNvGd28XgF2DgSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Bindles, “Chreasters,” and Church Naps
April 10, 2023 - 56 min
Today on Talk About That, John shares what it’s like as a Pastor to prepare for an Easter crowd and talks about the biblical danger of sleeping in windows during a sermon.  Meanwhile, Jonnie orders extra crunchies at Long John Silvers, and the boys discuss what possessions they’d need if they were leaving for a long, long journey. Today’s episode is NOT sponsored by Nostalgia in Advertising: “Hey, weren’t things better when you were much younger? Of course they were. Now... buy our product."   FOLLOW Jonnie W.: https://jonniew.com FOLLOW John Driver: https://johndriver.com Listen now on any platform at http://talkaboutthatpodcast.com  WATCH/SUBSCRIBE on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCwjExy_jWIdNvGd28XgF2Dg  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Earworms, Garbage Boats, and the Problem with Perfection
March 28, 2023 - 51 min
Today on Talk About That, John gets a country song stuck in his head and is terrified of losing his job to a robot. Meanwhile, Jonnie accidentally disses Disney and tells the true story of the Old West outlaw who was made into shoes.  Plus, a conversation about our fruitless search for perfection and our need for authenticity.  Today’s episode is NOT sponsored by Waffle House 🧇 ®️: “You’re probably here because it’s late.” FOLLOW Jonnie W.: https://jonniew.com FOLLOW John Driver: https://johndriver.com Listen now on any platform at http://talkaboutthatpodcast.com  WATCH/SUBSCRIBE on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCwjExy_jWIdNvGd28XgF2DgSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
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Meet Your Hosts
Meet Your Hosts
John Driver is a husband, daddy, writer, and podcaster who has served his community as a minister for over two decades. He has authored, co-authored, or served as the primary collaborative writer for over twenty-eight award-winning books, including the satirical The Ultimate Guide for the Avid Indoorsman (Harvest House) and Not So Black and White: An Invitation to Honest Conversations About Race and Faith (Zondervan). A nerdy humorist at heart, John is a former History teacher who has been featured on Good Morning America and numerous other shows and podcasts. He earned a B.A. in History and an M.S. in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of Tennessee in Knoxville. John lives near Nashville with his wife and daughter. https://linktr.ee/johndriver
Meet Your Hosts
Jonnie W. is a nationally touring comedian for over a decade, performing at major events, clubs, and churches of all shapes and sizes. Having shared stages with comedians like Nate Bargatze, John Crist, Michael Jr., and Tim Hawkins, Jonnie approaches comedy from an absurdly silly and cerebral angle, combining off-beat standup & music into a unique comedy experience.

Jonnie's special, Live At The Franklin Theatre, was featured on Amazon Prime Video, and his two Drybar comedy specials are viral hits, garnering millions of views, and landing him in their Top Ten most viewed for 2021. He has also been featured on the Grand Ole Opry's Circle Network and is heard daily on Sirius Satellite Radio. Jonnie lives with his wife Curry near Nashville, TN, because that’s where all their stuff is. https://linktr.ee/jonniew
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