Hi, I’m Shannon Popkin.

On the Live Like It’s True Bible podcast, my guests and I talk through the most interesting and astonishing stories in the Bible, and how to live like the Story is true. 

I hope these conversations will stir you to open your Bible with me, drink in the true Story, and live like it’s true!

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About the Podcast

Do you want to live like it’s true?

If we haven’t met, I’m Shannon Popkin. Whether from the platform, the page, or the podcast mic, I’m inviting you to open your Bible with me, drink in the Story, and live like it’s true. 

We’re all telling a story with our lives; we’re not all telling the true story. This podcast is designed to help you know the story, share the story, and live the story.

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Know the Story

During each episode, my guest and I will talk through one of the most outlandish, jaw-dropping stories of the Bible. We’ll do a deep dive, and consider why this is a story worth telling, and think through some of the story elements (such as surprise, tension, irony, and character development).


Share the Story

God could have revealed himself in textbook fashion, with lists of his attributes and facts. Instead, he gave us a thick book with lots of stories. Each one is like a velvet pouch, which bundles up certain gems of God’s character for safekeeping. And the stories become more deeply ingrained in our hearts when we rehearse and share them with others.

On Live Like It’s True, we talk often about how to approach the stories of the Bible, and how to give them away!


Live the Story

It’s one thing to know the story; it’s another thing to live like the story is true. This podcast is meant to help shrink the gap between what you say you believe and how you live. As we rehearse the true stories individually, and the overarching story of the Bible, we’ll discover how the one True Story corrects the false narratives of the world.

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How long are the episodes?

Between 30 and 45 minutes.

Who is this podcast for?

If you love the Bible, and want to live like it’s true, this podcast is for you! I imagine most listeners will be women, but guys are welcome, too!

When will episodes release?

Wednesday morning, the True Story episode (with guests) will release. Retelling episodes release on Saturday. (Not all episodes have a Retelling Episode.) 

What are the aims of this podcast?

My hope is that that you’ll be inspired to better know the Story, share the Story, and live the Story. 

How can I listen?

You can listen on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google, and more. Find the full set of options here. (And please let us know if you see one missing!)


Who are some of your guests?

I’ve been so honored to welcome Nancy Guthrie, Courtney Doctor, Mary Kassian, Erin Davis, Kelly Needham, and more. Each guest is a gifted Bible teacher, and loves the truth of God’s Word!

What makes this podcast unique?

Each episode focuses on an astonishing, true story of the Bible, and what makes it surprising (both then and now). The style is conversational; not preachy but not shallow, either. Our quest is to treasure up the stories, and live like they’re true.

What’s the theme for season four?

Fall of ’22, we’re looking at the True Story of The Beginning. We’ll take several months to explore parts of our Origin Story, found in Genesis 1-3. After that, I’ll be taking a break to work on my next two books. 

Season 4: True Story of the Beginning

Season 3: The Summer Standout Series

Want to win this Summer Giveaway?

Have you been following along this summer, on the Live Like it's True podcast? Want to win this bundle of amazing gifts, from our guests? Included are: Pathway to Peace by Ann Swindell. Esther: Seeing Our Invisible God in an Uncertain World by...

Season 2: The True Story of Easter

Season 2: The True Story of Easter

Hey, hey! Welcome back to another season of Live Like It's True! This season, we're discussing the True Story of Easter. Have you ever wondered why Jesus didn't tie everything together for his disciples? Why did Jesus not simply say, "I'm God's...

E13 Retelling the Story of Lazarus

When my son, Cade, was a baby, I was putting him in his carseat one day and I accidentally bumped his head as I lowered him in. He looked at me with an expression of shock and said, "Mommy! We don't want to hurt your precious baby!" His...

Retelling the Story of Lazarus

Ep 15 Retelling the Story of the Lamb

When my daughter was little she looked up at a lifeguard sitting on a tall chair and said, "That's the king, isn't it, Daddy?" She didn't quite have everything figured out yet, but even at two or three years old, she knew that great people were...

Retelling the Story of the Lamb

Season 1: The True Stories of Jesus

Welcome to the Live Like It’s True {Bible Podcast}

Welcome! Live Like It's True is devoted to helping you know the story, share the story, and live the story! Listen to the trailer for more:  Welcome! I'm so excited to share this podcast with you!  Live Like It's True is devoted to helping you...

E2 The Truth About Your Thirstiness for More {Mary DeMuth}

What are you constantly thirsty for? What’s the habit or person or behavior you’ve returned to repeatedly—always dipping your bucket and yet coming up dry? And what difference should it make that Jesus has offered you his living water? On Season...

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