Feb. 10, 2022 (SEATTLE, Wash.) – One day after launching its brand-new podcast, “The End of the Road,” Seattle- based Christian relief and development organization World Concern is celebrating huge success, as the show hit #4 of all nonprofit podcasts in the U.S. on Apple Podcasts, according to the website Chartable, which ranks the top 100 podcasts daily.
World Concern launched the podcast on Wednesday, Feb. 9, landing in the top 10 its first day, and had already moved up the list to #4 by midday today.
The show offers a glimpse of what life is like in some of the
world’s most remote, challenging places. Hosted by World
Concern’s veteran communications director Cathy
Herholdt, the podcast aims to make the world a little smaller by enabling listeners to experience places they’ll likely never be able to go and introduce them to people and cultures they’ll never forget.
“I’ve been telling stories from the end of the road for more than a decade, and now, for the first time, I’m excited to bring them to a wider audience through the podcast,” said Cathy. “Even though I’ve traveled to some tough places, I realize I still know so little about the world, beyond my own familiar surroundings. I had no idea how mind and heart-opening it would be to hear our guests talk about places I’d never imagined. My hope is that our listeners’ hearts and minds will be opened too, as they hear the stories on this podcast.”
Guests on Season One of the podcast include heroic yet humble humanitarians who offer glimpses into life in places like a remote village in the Congo jungle, accessible only by an 8-hour canoe ride; the harsh desert of Northern Somalia where nomadic pastoralists live in search of water, or the crowded urban slums of Bangladesh, home to 165 million people.
“It’s part adventure travel, part extreme mission—but this is no ordinary mission trip,” notes Cathy, who says the podcast also aims to reveal God’s presence in these remote, hard-to-reach places, and show what He is doing in places that might seem forgotten by the rest of the world.
“God is not bound by nationality, tribe, region, ethnicity,” said World Concern President Nick Archer in his podcast interview that focuses on his time serving in Somalia. “God is as present here, as he is to me back home.”
For more information on The End of the Road podcast, visit www.worldconcern.org/podcast. Listen, download, and subscribe to the podcast on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or wherever podcasts are available.
For more information on World Concern, or to donate, please visit www.worldconcern.org.
For interviews, please contact Cathy Herholdt, Senior Communications Director, at (206) 794-9775 or firstname.lastname@example.org.