The universe of Harry Potter is a lot bigger than Muggles previously thought. Earlier this year, author JK Rowling revealed that along with Europe’s Hogwarts, there were actually wizard academies spread across the globe in her fictional world, including Africa, Japan, Brazil and, yes, the United States.

Now, she’s released her first in a series of short stories exploring those worlds. This morning, published “The History of Magic in North America: Fourteenth - Seventeenth Century,” a new fictional short by Rowling about magic among Native Americans. The work takes place in the wizarding school Ilvermorny and goes on to reference everything from “skin walkers” to the Salem witch trials. As fans of the series already know, part of the culmination of the new works will happen during the release of the upcoming spin-off film Fantastic Beast and Where to Find Them, which takes place in New York. Discuss

This week on the the show we speak with author and speaker Rob Bell about his new book “How to Be Here”. Cameron sat down with him to ask him some really hard hitting questions and we get a unique perspective on what he’s been up to for the past few years. Also, we hear from artist Greg Laswell about his new album and the gang gets deep into some carny talk. So, you know, business as usual. Read More

12 Fiction Books That Will Shape Your Theology

If you don't use novels to enrich your spiritual life, you're missing out. Read More

This week on the show we ring in the new year with Claire Diaz-Ortiz. We talk with her about her new book “Design Your Day”. We also have a special in-studio performance by Fleurie, and listeners call in to get some sage New Year’s resolution advice from the whole cast. Read More

RELEVANT’s Top 10 Books of 2015

Our picks for the best of the year. Read More