When telling stories from the Bible and explaining them, and when applying them at the micro level, this is an excellent podcast. When attempting to apply theology to political or economic systems, opinions prevail. That part is straight up false teaching. Jesus didn’t critique socialism ever, and scripture and parables can be manipulated to defend or critique it all day long. The problem is that these systemic critiques distract from our personal responsibility for pursuing a path to become more like Jesus. It works like this: 1) critique socialism as being based on Marxist ideology (ignoring that capitalism is also based on Marxist ideology), 2) use examples of countries that have mixed socialism and authoritarian political control to show socialism is bad (ignoring European and Canadian social justice programs that care for all people, including the least of these), 3) use a parable of Jesus about the vineyard owner who gave the same to the first worker as the last (ignoring that this is about giving up our selfish desires for fairness, and instead applying to systems of social justice... not Jesus’ point), 4) suggest grace is equally given to regardless of when we came to Jesus (this is truth), and 5) critique notions of justice and equality as not being based in the Bible (false conclusion from manipulating the logic).
There is so much flawed logic in this but the Biblical teaching is so good that one needs to use deep discernment to say the parable explanation is good and the application to personal spiritual development is good, but the application to social justice and socialism is flawed. If you don’t use that discernment, the risk is that you think it is a proper application to not vote for Bernie Sanders because he advocates that the rich poor gap needs to be closed and that is socialism. Please! Jesus said that we need to take individual responsibility for serving the least of these. He also said it is easier for a camel to get through an eye of a needle than a rich man to get into heaven. Why? Because a fixation on $ is a false idol, which detracts from putting God first. And not serving the least of these is not loving your neighbor as ourselves. These are the two most important commandments. Voting against Bernie creates the false impression that you did something for the church, but it does nothing for your personal spiritual growth.
In conclusion, listen to the Biblical teaching and personal application, but ignore the politics, political and economic system application/discussion.