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Sunday School Dropouts
An ex-Christian (Lauren O’Neal) and a nonbelieving sort-of Jew (Niko Bakulich) read the entire Bible, cover to cover, so you don’t have to. If you’ve ever been curious about what’s actually in the bestselling book in history but never found the time to read it, we’ve got you covered. Sunday School Dropouts is kind of like Mystery Science Theater 3000 for the Bible, or like listening to a recap of your favorite show, if your favorite show was about polygamous shepherds on very strict diets. The weird, the wacky, the wonderful—we’ll clue you in on everything they didn’t teach you in Sunday...
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Ratings & Reviews
4.6 stars from 647 ratings
I’ve been loving this podcast and have been feverishly binging it from the beginning. I do recognize this podcast is like 6 years old and the social context was incredibly different back then however the political commentary they go into once trump took office is why I took away a star. Other...Read full review »
bigbuttslipnut via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 09/14/22
Having grown up and attended PCA Presbyterian churches (in which the bible is an infallible and completely true book written by God using humans as tools) until my midlife crisis/awakening, This podcast is the perfect way to re“read” the bible from an outside perspective without having to...Read full review »
libby89547 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 08/08/22
Feeling sane.
Hilarious, refreshing, and thought provoking. I grew up religious and fully committed to ministry as a young adult. This podcast has been so healing for me. I also think strangers to the Bible would have a great time with this podcast. Also!? They cover the book of Enoch and other apocryphal...Read full review »
xSamuel Johnx via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 11/12/21
Recent Episodes
It’s the season 3 finale! Niko and Lauren discuss a variety of underworlds, Dante’s Inferno, The Good Place, and why everything you thought you knew about heaven and hell is wrong. Plus: medieval hellmouths, and ancient Coltons Burpo! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Published 02/16/20
Published 02/16/20
Lauren, Niko, and special guest Sarah Michael (Niko's mom) discuss the Maccabees, dreidel disasters, all nine candles including the shamash, and everything else in the story of Hanukkah. Plus: growing up Jewish in 1960s Flint, Michigan, and Niko doesn't like sour cream on his latkes please! Learn...
Published 12/29/19
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