Matthew is an Adventist pastor who somehow convinced Laura to marry him. Laura puts up with his podcasting, but their daughter Aerith does not. So Matthew records each episode from a secure and undisclosed (from Aerith) location. Their other daughter, Arwen, doesn’t care one way or the other.
Podcasting has been around for a few decades, but Matthew has been doing original-content Adventist podcasting longer than anyone. Matthew realized that a lot of the questions he faced as a pastor had their roots in Adventist history. Lacking sufficient discipline to learn Adventist history in his spare time, he decided to teach it in podcast form. Knowing that he would have to teach it forced him to study each month. He wrote the first five episodes in 2011 and then heroically. . . gave up. Surely, he thought, an expert in Adventist history – a trained historian – would catch the podcasting fever and start one soon.
A few years later, there was still no expert podcast in Adventist history. No more excuses: It was time to start the Adventist History Podcast. What began with episode one and a whopping 14 downloads has snowballed into over a quarter-million downloads and nearly 100 episodes. And the story continues. . .