The Understanding the Scriptures Podcast is composed of 30 episodes with each episode having a length between 72 and 80 minutes. It has had hundreds of thousands of listeners and has been accessed from almost every country in the world. It receives hundreds of downloads every day of the week.

The equation: “The power of the Internet” + “a great Bible study” = WIN!

It is a recording of a real Bible study that took place at Saint Mary Catholic Church in Brenham, TX between the fall of 2006 and the spring of 2007. That's over 10 years ago... but the content is as timely as ever.

Each episode/class covers one of the 30 chapters in the textbook titled “Understanding the Scriptures,” by Dr. Scott Hahn (this textbook is part of the Didache series). Listeners to the podcast do not need to purchase this textbook, though it would be beneficial to purchase a copy and follow along.

The course follows the plan of Salvation History from Genesis to Jesus and demonstrates the unity of God’s salvific plan throughout the Old Testament, into the New Testament, and even through to today. The author and teacher of the study is Carson Weber, M.A.

Listen to Carson introduce the podcast:

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The Understanding the Scriptures Podcast is provided at no cost to anyone and everyone who wishes to participate anywhere in the world, whether they are financially well off or poor. While some apostolates and ministries would charge a significant amount for similar content, we have kept this podcast absolutely free so that it may reach as many souls as possible.

However, we do incur expenses in the realm of website design, server space, bandwidth, advertising and other means to distribute and promote this unique proclamation of God’s Word.

In Galatians 6:6, St. Paul wrote, “Let him who is taught the word share all good things with him who teaches.” Would you please take a moment to place $100, $50, $25, or $10 in our digital offertory collection basket?



John McIntyre's picture

Thank you for a great audio bible study. A lot of information delivered with humble humor. Thanks so much and God Bless

Frank S DiGiovanni's picture

Frank S DiGiovanni – From Hopatcong NJ – Just married Nov 12th 2009.
Carson! I’m very excited to leave this comment. I just finished the 30 episodes of Understanding The Scriptures. You’re a wonderful Teacher. If I had not found this podcast I might be in protest to God’s Church. I was attending the other churches outside the Catholic Church trying to find my home and praying to the Lord to place me where he wants me. About 6 months before the wedding I was lost, I lived in accordance to the World, I forgot the Word of God that was taught to me as a child but because of God’s Grace and Divine nature, God called out to me via co-workers and family and I was given a book to read about the depths of hell and that was when I surrendered to Christ and consider myself Born Again from that point on. That was when i started looking for a Church. My Father prayed to the Holy mother and asked that she intercede with Jesus and ask that I not go into protest to the Church of Christ and If I was in Texas right now I would shake your hand, I hope God richly blesses you for the effort you put out to give us his word and teach us such great truth. This podcast helped me understand why Catholosism is the Church of Christ and I am now teaching CCD for 4th graders at St. Cecelia Church in Rockaway NJ and also taking my RCIA classes now with my wife. I’m sharing that podcast with others and have shared what I have learned from that podcast with friends and family. Thank you so much for that, and praise the Lord for the inspiration and truth. I had a lot of fun during those 30 episodes. It took me about 3 months to get through them all but I listened on my iphone during my commute to work. What a blast that was. My commute seemed short after that.

May God Bless you and all who listen to it.


Frank DiGiovanni

Joseph Doss's picture

The Podcast was God sent! Giving me a new perspective & a deeper understanding of my faith!! God Bless you and your family. Looking forward for more Podcasts …..
Joseph – Malaysia

Brian Sweeney's picture

Enjoying the Podcasts Carson, the teaching is enriching my Faith, thanks
and may God bless you, your Family and Ministry too.
Brian in Glasgow

Irma Gabriella's picture

May God bless you for this podcast, thank you very much

Kevin p moore's picture

Hello, I just found this podcast, thank God and God bless you for this podcast, I need this and I think I'll enjoy it. I'm a cradle Catholic and have trouble staying on Gods path, I know this will help me on my journey. May God bless you all, Thankyou- Kevin p moore

Phyllis's picture

I am going through the most difficult periods of my life. I have been taking care of people nearly all my life,.I am the mother of a 53 yr. old severely autistic son, and one other son who is suffering PTSD from his difficult childhood. I took care of my aging mom and dad..Mom had Parkinson's dementia. Now my beloved husband has had a massive stroke which affects his cognition and left him paralyzed.. I wanted to go to church and bible study but find it so hard to find the time. I am a convert. I was Baptist before. I didn't want to be a token Catholic, but some things are hard to understand without Bible study. I have prayed and prayed for God to show me what I am to do. This is truly a Godsend. Thank you so much..God bless you.. Phyllis

Joshua Carr's picture

Carson - Thanks for sharing the Inspired Word of God - What a blessing!! I have re-discovered the Bible and your superb insightful explanations make my long daily commute to work a breeze. May God continue to use you to spread his Good news. Josh - Sydney, Australia

Edward's picture

This is such an invaluable gift you have shared with so many who seek to know God’s Heart in His Holy Word but may not have the means. God bless you!

Laura Mancuso's picture

I just found your Site. I cannot wait to start listening. I'm a 70 yr. Cradle Catholic, but I still need to continue to pave my way to Heaven. I just wanted to thank you in advance.

Jenny's picture

Thank you so much for the real meaning of the Bible.

Marilyn Prouty's picture

What Bible do you recommend?

Sergio's picture

Great. Simply extraordinary. It is priceless, Carson.
Could you make another course? :-) I'd follow it unconditionally.
Sergio and Isabel. Cartagena, Murcia - Spain

Joe de santo's picture

How would I go about listening in my car, or say on my living room couch

thank you

do i have to buy a device other than my cell phone or tablet?

forgive my ignorance i'm in my 80's

James Bendell's picture

This Bible study set of podcasts is truly amazing. Carson's breadth of knowledge is impressive, as is his love of the Lord and His Church. An added bonus is the recommended books he provides for additional study.

Solange Hooks's picture

I just completed your entire podcast along with listening to an audio bible from start to end and it took me a year and a half. I thought that once completed I could move onto something and check it off my list but I now realized that a life long journey has just begun.

Matthew May Sr's picture

im not Catholic but i love this app i am seriously thinking about listening and learning from someone who knows the subject god bless you sir i hope i can learn

Maria Luisa De Souza's picture

I have not gone through as yet. I shall doing so. Thanks and God bless you and your family

Marina's picture

I dont have an apple phone. I have an android one. please let me know how much to pay

Terry's picture

I just after seeing this course on the net and am looking forward to listening to it , just heard a few mins of it and it sounds impressive Carson, God bless U and your family.