Ken Myers did his first radio interview when he was 19 working in college radio. His first guest was Johnny Cash. Although he wonders at times whether he peaked early, Myers insists that sociologists, historians, psychologists, and even economists can be just as interesting as country music singers. After completing his B.A. in communications with an emphasis in film theory, Myers went to work for National Public Radio, editing material for arts and performance programs. After three years, he decided to go to seminary in order to pursue a teaching ministry. He realized how theologically ill-prepared most Christians (including himself) were to contend with the non-Christian worldviews increasingly prevalent in major cultural institutions.
But having finished an M.A.R. at Westminster Theological Seminary in 1979 and finding no institutions committed to the sort of cultural apologetics he thought were needed by the Church, he accepted an offer to return to NPR to serve as arts and humanities editor for the then-new program Morning Edition.
A budgetary crisis in the 80s cost Myers his job, but the pursuit of this vision of cultural apologetics eventually led to his establishing MARS HILL AUDIO in 1992, after having edited a number of print publications and worked with Richard John Neuhaus and Charles Colson. Since then, he has interviewed hundred of leading scholars and public intellectuals on their areas of cultural expertise. He writes a regular column for Touchstone magazine and is the author of All God's Children and Blue Suede Shoes: Christians and Popular Culture (2nd ed., Crossway, 2012). He also writes frequently for various publications, many of which are available online.
Ken Myers lives in the rolling countryside of central Virginia north of Charlottesville with his wife, Kate, and daughter, Susannah. His son, Jonathan, lives with his family in Washington State.https://marshillaudio.org/page/about