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Urantia Audio Podcast

Urantia Audio Podcast

By Jim Watkins
This podcast explores the many different spiritual concepts that comprise the 1955 publication known as The Urantia Book. Because there is a growing global community of people who study and learn from this book, we created a podcast where we we could examine the fascinating contents of the revelation.

Even if you know nothing about the Urantia book, but feel a spirit calling and you love history, science and human nature - and aren't afraid to step outside your comfort zone, come on in. We welcome everyone!
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The Science
Years ago I interviewed Dr. Philip Calabrese who wrote an essay on the Science in the Urantia Book, the Coming Validation. It goes through about 64 points to show the UB was ahead of science on a great many issues. In this interview we discuss them. Music intro Road to Ganymede by David R Dinger Outro is Vangelis from The Soundtrack - Year of Living Dangerously 
51:27
September 18, 2021
Havona
In this episode first we get an updated from the Urantia Foundation president regarding growth of the book, then we delve into Paper 14 on Havona, a universe of 1 billion perfect worlds. If you want to know what heaven might look like, this episode will give you a glimpse. Pretty fascinating trip.
29:16
September 13, 2021
Our Universe - What Is Out There?
Astronomer George Parks shares his decades-long research on this edition of Candidly Speaking. George explains how new research is putting general theories of Astronomy into question, and how Urantia Book astronomy now seems to be validated.
47:53
September 11, 2021
John Mark - The Most Fortunate
In this brief episode we look at John Mark and his life with the Son of Man.
07:41
September 7, 2021
When Adam and Eve Came
On the subject of periodic visitations of spiritual orders of beings, this episode covers Paper 74 and what happened on that day when Adam and Eve came to our world, and what it might teach us about future visitations of divine beings.  How prepared should we be?
32:51
September 6, 2021
Family
In this episode we talk about how the family unit is breaking down today and why, as we learn from UB Paper 84, the home life is the most essential thing in society. Without it, society will fall apart.  This is an important episode worth discussing, especially since the revelators show us how Marriage and Home Life have evolved over time and the value they bring to a stable society.
25:57
September 2, 2021
The Ten Commandments
In this episode we explore the Urantia Book narrative of the origins of the Ten Commandments.  Charlton Heston, like it or not, may be the single most influential person in the history of mankind.
12:39
August 29, 2021
Power of the Book - Listener email and short stories
In this episode we discuss an interesting event in Jesus' life, The Book of Revelations and the 'mark of the beast', and my perspective on the question of the Urantia Book being a 'channeled' work.
33:49
August 28, 2021
The Real Religious Experience
This a nice episode on the real religious experience for people who are trying to understand the difference between “practicing" religion and actually living it. We also pull out some real gems from Paper 101 of the Urantia Book.
13:28
August 18, 2021
Joseph, Mary and the Star
A birthday tribute to Jesus who celebrates his 2026 birthday on August 21st. In this episode, from Paper 122, we briefly recount Jesus' earth parents and who they were, plus a big reveal on the source of the story behind the Star of Bethlehem.
14:20
August 14, 2021
The Devil's Influence (Prologue to the Rebellion)
In the previous podcast we looked at the Lucifer Rebellion and its impact on high, echoed in our early human writings; we also discussed the foundation for the rebellion.  In this follow up, we look at the Lucifer influence as it is felt on our world today.
27:23
August 12, 2021
The Lucifer Rebellion
In this episode we break down the Urantia Book narrative about what really happened when there was 'war in heaven' and a rebellion occurred in our universe a quarter of a million years ago - and the impact it had on our own humanity.
16:12
August 11, 2021
Adam and Eve - The Full Story
In this episode we look at Adam and Eve and their unique story and contribution to mankind.
28:07
July 28, 2021
Machiventa Melchizedek
In this podcast we look at the mission, impact and continued importance this Son has on our world and what he has to do with our future.
32:37
July 17, 2021
The Difference Between True and False Liberty
These are the days you will hear the words Liberty and Freedom often, so I decided to go through the Urantia papers to learn what freedom and liberty means from the perspective of the Most Highs, our spiritual superiors.  Is there true liberty? and what are the dangers of false liberty? It's a great subject to ponder on this edition of the Urantia Radio Podcast.
12:48
June 19, 2021
Of God and Nature - Interview with Stephen C Meyer
Famed author and scientific philosopher Stephen C. Meyer joins us to discuss new genetic research which supports intelligent design theory. We also discuss mind, Natural Law and secularism impact on contemporary science. It’s a fascinating discussion. For more information on Stephen’s works go to: stephencmeyer.org
29:09
June 2, 2021
Introduction
I want to welcome every faith, culture, sex, gender and creed to the only podcast the shares and celebrates the Urantia revelation.
00:26
May 25, 2021
How Life Started
In part 3 of our 4-part series on the revelation and what it reveals we take a look at Paper 58 as it explains how life started on our planet, a unique perspective you will not hear anywhere else as we learn about Life Carrier Sons and their role in bringing life to worlds in time and space.
21:16
May 4, 2021
God, The Self and the Human Ego
In Paper 111 The Urantia Book gives us insight as to how the beginnings of prayer, even of religion, starts with a conversation between the self and the ego. It’s a fascinating topic about one way we can teach people how to find God again.
11:26
March 30, 2021
The Part and the Whole: Best Description of God Ever Written
Why does God let us suffer? What is his purpose? Let’s discuss a statement made in UB Paper 12, Paragraph 7 on The Part and the Whole. It could change your life. I hope so.
16:34
March 29, 2021
John The Baptist and Urantia Events
We celebrate John The Baptist Birthday on March 25th and we also take a look his remarkable life. Also, many exciting events on the Urantia Community agenda including the new school season and a special event coming up in July.
20:25
March 25, 2021
Jesus Talks About Angels
In this podcast we look at Paper 167, where Jesus has a frank discussion about angels with one of his Apostles, then we look at Paper 113 from the UB on what Guardian Angels do and how they are assigned to our watch care.
16:44
March 14, 2021
We Can Thank The Frog
In this podcast we delve into Paper 65 on Evolution and how life came to our world, and what makes our planet very different from other life-producing worlds. Great science fiction, or revelatory science fact? You be the judge.
26:09
February 20, 2021
JUDAS
In this episode we look at the writings of the Apostles, specifically, Judas Iscariot. A fascinating character study of one of the most infamous people in history, the man who sold out the Son of the God.
15:13
February 13, 2021
Adam and Eve - What Went Wrong
In this episode we look at Paper 75 and the problems facing Adam and Eve as they seek to create order among the early humans. Plus. 10 questions I would like to ask you - the listener - about this podcast and your experience with the revelation. 
28:52
January 29, 2021
Amadon - Hero of the Rebellion
Amadon, from our little blue planet, may be the biggest human celebrity in our universe, and yet, his story has never been told - until now. Amadon stood up against Lucifer when the ‘war in heaven’ occurred in our ancient history; A lowly human from a primitive human race by the name of Amadon turned his back against an esteemed former System Sovereign, and this is his story. From time to time on these podcasts we like to showcase interesting individuals from the Urantia Book revelation. I hope you enjoy this brief presentation Follow us online at Urantiaradio.net
04:45
January 21, 2021
Preparing for the Next Son of God
In this episode we discuss two papers from the Urantia revelation, 20 and 52, and what we can do now to prepare for the next Son of God visitation, as well as the return of Jesus which is possible.  Either way, it is an interesting glimpse into the future destiny of our world and I think you will enjoy this episode. The music is from Vangelis from the original Blade Runner soundtrack, and the Rutger Hauer speech made me reflect on how an Avonal Son might reflect on his past experience of visiting all of the evolutionary world in his own life. I love this episode. 
23:33
January 9, 2021
Jesus Spoke About True Religion
From Paper 155 when Jesus spoke to Apostles and his Disciples about the difference between the religion of tradition and the spirit-led life.
12:02
December 31, 2020
Where did this book come from?
How did we end up with an epochal revelation? Was it a book that had gold plates found under a tree? Was there an Angel that delivered to us ? Or was some mysterious man channeling the gods? No, no. None of that. The story is actually quite interesting, but also non-spectacular, just the way Gabriel wanted it to be. Follow us and support us on UrantiaRadio.net or n Twitter @UrantiaRadio
22:10
December 1, 2020
A brief look at the Son of Man
Thought it would be nice to share an inspiring excerpt from the Urantia papers, this one from Paper 128 where we learn what it was like for Jesus to live as a 21 year. We look at how he grapples with his divinity and his purpose. It's truly wonderful insight for anyone who wishes to have a fuller understanding of Jesus as a man, and as a divine Son fulfilling his mission.
15:40
November 25, 2020
Dr. Philip Calabrese - Urantia Science Prophecy
We catch up with Dr. Philip Calabrese, PhD in Mathematics and Urantia Book researcher, as we discuss advanced Urantia Book concepts that portend recent discoveries.  Originally broadcast on Urantia Radio from 2019. 
45:33
October 12, 2020
10 Best Places to Start Reading the Urantia Papers
These are great sections of the Urantia book that mostly anyone can read that would get them interested if they are into knowing this kind of revelatory information. 1 - Paper 1, section 1 The Father's Name. However, this might by overly religious for many people who aren’t quite prepared to take the big step. Approach with caution. 2. Paper 62:6 and 7 - Planetary Mortal Epochs This is good for people who love history and can comprehend some level of evolutionary progression as being the 'end game' of the human species. 3 - Paper 63 - The First Human family There is a ring of truth to this paper. Even if you never read another paper you will have felt as if you have had a glimpse into the very first human life of two people who are really, our parents. 4 - Paper 74 - Adam and Eve Most people are familiar with the story so it is a good entry point. It happened to be the first paper I read and it convinced me to buy the book. 5 - Paper 84 - Marriage and Family Life You really get a rich appreciation of how hard things really were back then. There is a such a ring of credibility from this paper you get the sense who ever wrote them where either there, or had eyewitness accounts. Great insight into early human behavior, nonetheless. 6 - Paper 111 - The Adjuster and the Soul You really learn a lot about yourself in these papers if you have ever given thought to real meaning in life and your purpose. It will have you thinking for sometime afterward, which makes it all of the more intriguing. 7. Paper 113- Personality Survival Need I say more? 8. Paper 122:8 - The Star of Bethlehem We all know the story, but this one can actually be confirmed. 9. Paper 139 - The 12 Apostles Many have remarked that the description of the Apostles in this paper convinced them of the authenticity of the Urantia Book, even Dr. William Sadler as well as Dr. Meredith Sprunger. 10. Paper 195:5 and 6 To me the most chilling and sober message is contained in these several sections of paper 195. They are both prophetic as well cautionary. If we choose secularism as the primary ideology driving human progress then there will be much pain and suffering.. Abd bonus #11  The entire Life and Teachings of Jesus (Section 4). Follow us at UrantiaRadio.net
42:25
October 3, 2020
Adam, Eve and The Six Colored Races
In this podcast we look at why the Revelators say evolution calls for different colored races to evolve and what contributions are made by having this diversity.  Also included in the discussion, from UB Paper 51:4, is a detailed look at our historical roots of slavery. from the revelators covering the last few thousand years.  It's a sobering explanation of why certain conflicts continue in modern times.
37:23
August 31, 2020
The Spirit of Truth Discernment - Thank you Jesus
In this heartfelt episode I wanted so much to share with you a recent profound experience I had when thinking about the Spirit of Truth that Jesus gave to humanity after his resurrection. The concept itself is worth exploring on this episode of The Urantia Radio podcast. Follow me on line at www.UrantiaRadio.net
16:32
August 29, 2020
A Few Reasons Why (Humanity Has Been Given a Revelation)
I came up with seven possible explanations for why the Revelators decided to provide humanity with an epochal revelation with highly spiritual concepts, historically expansive and revealed new truth, a level of unprecedented philosophical insight never before presented to a humanity that is quite possibly about to enter a dark spiritual age.  Why did they do it? Let's delve into that question and maybe we can figure out why the Revelators (our unseen spiritual friends) did a 'mic-drop-moment' in the form of a 2,000 page revelation that could change humanity forever.
27:12
August 19, 2020
Trust in Your Pilot
Mind is your ship, the Adjuster is your pilot, the human will is captain.  The master of the mortal vessel should have the wisdom to trust the divine pilot to guide the ascending soul into the morontia harbors of eternal survival.  Only by selfishness, slothfulness, and sinfulness can the will of man reject the guidance of such a loving pilot and eventually wreck the mortal career upon the evil shoals of rejected mercy and upon the rocks of embraced sin.  With your consent, this faithful pilot will safely carry you across the barriers of time and the handicaps of space to the very source of the divine mind and on beyond, even to the Paradise Father of Adjusters (your spirit).
10:10
August 11, 2020
Meaning of the Cross - Examining the Atonement Doctrine in Christianity
Pastor and author Dr. Stephen Finlan joins us to talk about his new book Salvation Not Purchased  (Cascade Books) which looks at how the idea of Jesus paying a ransom is actually incompatible with Jesus teachings of love and mercy and true salvation, and why this doctrine has survived as a crucial, yet contradictory part of Christian teachings for over 2,000 years. Follow us online at UrantiaRadio.net
36:10
August 7, 2020
What is Mota? A Superior Philosophy
This episode is about a superior philosophy known as Mota, from Paper 48 in the Urantia revelation. Mota is a form of spiritual philosophy that encompasses the spiritual life that exists within physical creation. In the Morontia life, we will gain Mota insight. "The highest attainable philosophy of mortal man must be logically based on the reason of science, the faith of religion, and the truth insight afforded by revelation. By this union man can compensate somewhat for his failure to develop an adequate metaphysics and for his inability to comprehend the mota of the morontia." 103:6.15
12:42
July 17, 2020
Immanuel - Ambassador from Paradise
In our religious history Immanuel is connected to Jesus, but there is so much more to the story of this incredible personality who literally  "God With Us." Let's explore this Son of ancient history, of ancient times in Scripture who "hails from Paradise."
14:15
July 14, 2020
Ratta - Princess of the World
The Urantia Book tells us about Ratta, the woman who married the first son of Adam, and we learn about her contributions to the world some 35 thousand years ago during the early days of the spread of the Adamites. It's a wonderful story of a person whom time has forgotten, but whose journey and impact is explored on the pages of the Urantia revelation.
14:16
July 5, 2020
The Spirit and The Soul - Thoughts on Paper 111 from the Urantia Book
There remains much confusion as to the difference between the Spirit and The Soul. In this podcast we give a brief look at Paper 111 from the Urantia Book on the difference between the two entities, what they mean and what many of our great religions have said in thier attempts to understand. Image provided by: Elias Rovielo Follow Statue of Sobek with Amenhotep III, Luxor Museum, Egypt. Statue of Sobek with Amenhotep III at the Luxor Museum. The refinement of modeling and the perfect balance between god and king makes this a great work of art. 1403-1365 b.C. Dahamsha
12:07
June 7, 2020
The Meaning of Artistic Expression - Celestial Artisans
On the heels of the most recent Oscar Awards, we look at Paper 44 and Celestian Artisans.  Why do humans enjoy art, what is it we are trying to express? Can art be divine?  The revelators tell us Art has a important purpose both here and throughout creation.
08:23
February 12, 2020
The Mind, the Brain and the Soul
Urantia Book pastor and teacher Brother Joshua Wilson discusses his essay on the two hemispheres of the brain and how the Urantia Book correctly describes the process by which the mind connects with God. Follow us on Facebook @UrantiaRadio Follow us on Twitter @UrantiaRadio email us anytime at urantiabookradio@gmail.com Find us online at UrantiaRadio.net
30:11
February 5, 2020
Women, Men and Marriage - 10 Great Quotes from the UB
With so much attention these days being given to sex quality, it inspired me to dig up some real gems from Papers 83, 84 and 85 from the Urantia Book on marriage, equal rights and the nature of the man-woman relationship. Food for thought on sex relations, this time up on The Urantia Radio podcast.
10:49
January 16, 2020
Understanding the Urantia Revelation Part 4 - The Life and Teachings of Jesus
In this episode we conclude our four-part series giving a summation, and cursory introduction to the four parts that make up the Urantia Book.  Part four deals exclusively with the life and teachings of Jesus. We discuss some of the details found in this section, the people and events that never made it in scripture, but also portray the rich and important factors of Jesus life as a son of man, and how the fourth part of the book brings to a conclusion the underlying premise of the first three parts of the Urantia Book, which is that we are loved by our Creator and we are ascendant children of a spiritual creator who has a divine pln, as shown in the life of his bestowal Son, Jesus of Nazareth.
11:33
December 21, 2019
Understanding The Urantia Revelation Part 3 - History of Our World
In the third of our four-part series we learn the history of our world, beginning with the beginnings of our sun, the beginnings of our solar system, the beginnings of life itself; the early beginnings of history, of mankind, and an exhaustive history lesson of our cultures, traditions, religious history, racial history, evolutionary development, and lastly, our future. The 3rd section of the Urantia Book is also more exhaustive than the previous 2 parts, which means we learn much more about our immediate future and also, the spiritual economy of our "unseen" friends of the spiritual world.
09:18
December 20, 2019
Understanding the Urantia Revelation Part 2 - The Local Universe
In part 2 of our four-part series, we provide a brief overview of what the revelation says in part two of the book, which covers the personalities, places and events which make up our local universe of creation.  This is a look at Christs' domain as a Sovereign Creator Son, who rules his vast local Universe of which we are apart. This podcast explores the process by which our universe came into existence, and of keen interest, what the revelation says about our eternal adventure ahead as ascendant mortals.
19:23
December 17, 2019
Understanding the Urantia Revelation - Part 1
A four-part series that looks at each part of the Urantia Book and provides a summary introduction and overview for new readers as well as people who are just curious about the Urantia Book. In this episode we examine Part 1, the Central and seven primary (super galactic) universes and how creation is structured relative to the central universe of Havone, which surrounds God’s home, the Isle of Paradise. All of this presented against the backdrop of the divine relationships that exist among Gods' first generation of divine offspring, these higher spirit and material personalities who serve in the expansion of the Supreme Being.
09:16
December 11, 2019
10 Things The Urantia Book Teaches Us About God
In this episode I explore the basic teachings about God we find in the Urantia revelation.  The truth is there are thousands of pages are dedicated to helping us understand the nature and plan of the universal Creator of all things, but if you boil it down to the 10 most important things people should know, that's the subject of this insightful podcast.
14:05
November 20, 2019
Profiles: Cain and Abel - The Story You haven't Heard
In this Profile segment we take a closer look at the story of Cain and Abel, the two sons of Adam and Eve and the so-called Fall of Man, We also explore the many lessons from one of humanity's oldest tragedies.
13:03
November 12, 2019
Is There Life After Death?
It is the defining question for humanity. Having an answer to this question, the question of eternal life that makes sense has long eluded us, even though most  religions say there is heaven and we go there.  But what does that even mean?  Let's discuss what Paper 47 & 48 in the Urantia Book has ot say about this subject. It could be the most fascinating 10 minutes you'll have today, and certainly give you pause to consider....
09:42
November 7, 2019
10 Fascinating Scientific Discoveries the Urantia Book Correctly Predicted
In this brief summation, we look at ten specific things the Urantia Book authors claim in 1942 that at the time were not known or confirmed by science, but have since, proved correct. Call it 'scientific prophecy' to correctly take a scientific position prior to its confirmation and be correct. Being right means your claims of being a 'revelation' are validated with each new confirmation.  These are just a few among hundreds of validations found in the Urantia Book, examples of the wide scope of information contained in the revelation. Fascinating stuff if you like astronomy and earth history.
09:27
November 1, 2019
What Does God Want From Us?
We explore the basic question: what is life about and what does God want from us? Oddly, we find the answer in Paper 31 of the Urantia Book where it talks about the future of new creation - and our possible role as "ascenders." in this ever-expanding creation. Enjoy this brief, but thoughtful pondering of our eternal assignment, "if you choose to accept it."
06:32
October 27, 2019
Onagar - Teacher of Truth
The first human to teach religious and spiritual truths was named Onagar, and in this brief recital we learn about this unique human being who traveled the Caspian Sea teaching about the 'Breath Giver' and the 'Great Beyond' in those ancient and long-forgotten times. Part of our series highlighting unique characters from the Urantia Book.
08:30
October 18, 2019
The History of The Urantia Papers
Larry Mullins has done extensive study on the history and origins of The Urantia Book. It's a remarkable story, and student of the Urantia revelation will find this interview enlightening.
47:46
July 12, 2019