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Some Cool Podcasts

October 14, 2013

I’m a big proponent of the Church not only using traditional means of evangelization, but also more modern means that have especially developed in the 21st century.  It seems that as Catholics we are constantly playing catch-up to the protestants when it comes to electronic evangelization.  I mean come on, have you seen your parish’s website lately?  I don’t know who you are but I bet its horrible.  Websites, however are not the focus of today’s post.  That one I’ll save for another day.  No, today I just wanted to share some of my favorite podcasts.

I’m a big fan of all three of these podcasts, and I should mention that I am listing them in no particular order.  I’ll also note to you that I listen to far more that these three podcasts, but these are my top three.

1) Catholic Stuff You Should Know

This podcast has been around for several years and to date has kept to a close to weekly schedule.  The show was founded by a group of seminarians in the Archdiocese of Denver.  The purpose of the show is to breakdown a complicated issue (and sometimes not so complicated) into an easily digestible 20 minute lesson.

The three rotating hosts use wit, jokes, and  wisdom to break down theological issues.  Episodes of this podcast have ranged in subject matter from basic theology of Hans Urs von Balthasar, to homosexuality, theology of the priesthood, to theology of mountaineering.

For me every episode is a must listen.  I can honestly say that there is not a single episode where I didn’t learn something.

If you want to hear a courageous priest, deacon, and seminarian talk tough issues this podcast is the one that will give you hope for the future of the Church.

Website at: http://catholicstuffpodcast.com

2. The Catholic Underground

These are the guys (and a gal) that would cringe at the sight of this blog.  The program bills itself as “Your Catholic Guide to the Digital Continent”.  If you are into blogs, Twitter, Facebook, Apple,  graphic design, or any other aspect of technology you won’t want to miss this podcast.  This podcast steers away from the analog and into the world of digital evangelization.

Two graphic designer priest, a parochial school theology teacher, and an audio guy saddle up each week and take you on a tour of the latest gizmos, technologies, websites, and web based services, and how you can use them to make the digital continent a little holier place.

* Cool note: You can listen and even watch each episode live on http://catholicunderground.com

3. The Catholic Guy Podcast

Not really a podcast, but my blog, my rules.  The Catholic Guy Show airs Monday through Friday on SiriusXM’s Catholic Channel.  Each week the hosts choose some of their favorite content and post an 1 – 1.5 hour “best of” podcast.

Hosted by Lino Rulli and Fr. Rob Keighron listeners are treated to a different type of Catholic radio… One with talent.

I’ve never revealed this to listeners, but on to of my university teaching duties I’m also a professional broadcaster.  I’ve worked in radio for nine years and have held positions many positions including morning guy, and general manager.  With this being said Catholic radio bugs me.  It’s so bad.  The broadcasters are horrible, and the production value is worse.  The Catholic Guy Show makes me smile because it is what Catholic radio should be.  The program is funny, timely, entertaining, and educational.   Best of all the program is of the highest quality.  The hosts are pros.  They know what makes radio good.  With this being said the program isn’t all fun and games.  Regular guests include leaders in Catholic media.

There you have it.  Quick post today.  Sorry for not flushing out my descriptions of each show a little more, but students aren’t the only busy ones at mid-term.  Listen for yourself and form your own opinions.  Oh and please share some of your favorite podcast below.

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