The Joy Girl

In this episode, Daira interviews a Christian comedian, Brad Stine who is the most media-covered Christian comedian in the country. He had an 8-page profile written about him and his comedy in the New Yorker magazine where he was referred to as “God’s Comic.” Brad was a regular live social commentator on Fox & Friends every Monday morning for six months. He has been featured in the New York Times, Christian Science Monitor, Los Angeles Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today. He has been featured on NBC Nightly News, HBO, Showtime, CNN, Glenn Beck, Hannity and Colmes, NPR’S Fresh Air, ABC Nightline, MTV, and Comedy Central. He has had material published in Readers Digest and Focus on the Family magazine. He has five original DVDs featuring his comedy and has written two books, Live from Middle America; Rants from a Red-State Comedian, published by Hudson Street Press, and Being a Christian Without Being an Idiot. He has appeared in numerous films including “Poodle Springs” on HBO, Welcome to Paradise, Sarah’s Choice, Christmas With a Capital C, and Covering Your Tracts. He tours nationally on a regular basis performing in clubs, churches, and fundraisers for Crisis pregnancy centers, ministries, and conservative causes and candidates. The New Yorker magazine stated that Brad’s “style is frantic, aggressive, and caustic, with echoes of Robin Williams, Sam Kinison, and George Carlin, who is his comedy hero.”

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Creators & Guests

Daira Avery Traynor
Daira Avery Traynor is also known as the Joy Girl. She is the author of 'Honest To Goodness Joy.'
Brad Stine
Comedian/Actor/"Entertaining Apologetics"/Husband-Dad. Host of 'Brad Stine Has Issues.'Watch my new special, 'UNAPOLOGETICAL', now playing at

What is The Joy Girl?

The project is simple. Talk to as many funny people (aka comedians) about what it looks like to live a life filled with joy.

This is how The Joy Girl Podcast was born. After releasing her book, “Honest to Goodness Joy” Daira Avery Traynor was on a mission, more conversations about her favorite topic: joy! Who better to ask than a bunch of really funny people who make others laugh for a living?