Catholic in a Small Town

Catholic in a Small Town

In this weekly podcast, Mac and Katherine, who are Catholic converts, talk about raising kids, Catholic issues, scouting, movies, books, games, podcasts and anything else that comes up. Mac and Katherine have been podcasting since 2006.

Episodes

May 6, 2021 77 min

Mac has a birthday, Max has back problems, Monster Hunter is pretty bad and we talk about the Catholic books we’re reading (The Holy Bread of Life & Restoration of Christian Culture.

 

Movies, TV, & Podcasts:

Monster Hunter

Clue

Predators

 

Books:

Restoration of Christian Culture by John Senior

The Holy Bread of Life by Peter Kwasniewski



Other great stuff we like:

Mac’s Online Woodcraft Store

Willitsworks.com

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Weekend events, Katherine’s never-ending cold, we love Love & Monsters and sort of revel in how bad Vertical Limit is. Also, we wax about leisure as a basis for culture.

 

Movies, TV, & Podcasts:

Love & Monsters

Vertical Limit

24 Hours to Live

Falcon and the Winter Soldier

 

Books:

Leisure - The Basis of Culture



Other great stuff:

Mac’s Online Woodcraft Store

Ben’s Youtube

Willitsworks.com

NerdyCatholicTees.com

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April 23, 2021 66 min

Mac suffers through a comedy of errors to clean the boat, Sam prepares for Confirmation, we get sort of caught up on The Chosen and we discuss how hard it is to find something to watch.

 

Movies, TV, & Podcasts:

Another Round (Hulu)

The Chosen (Peacock)



Other great stuff:

Mac’s Online Woodcraft Store

Ben’s Youtube

Willitsworks.com

NerdyCatholicTees.com

The Products we talk about

Greg and Jennifer’s Podcast

Mac’s book! Cluele...

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April 19, 2021 73 min

Katherine gets a bad cold, Mac & Ben have a great time at St. Joseph’s Farm, and we’ve got several big milestones coming up. Kong vs Godzilla delivers exactly what is promised and Katherine is all into serial killers.

 

Movies, TV, & Podcasts:

Kong vs. Godzilla

Evil Lives Here

So I Married An Axe Murderer

Catholic Hitch Podcast

 

Other great stuff:

Mac’s Online Woodcraft Store

Ben’s Youtube

Willitsworks.com

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April 12, 2021 74 min

He is Risen! We celebrate Easter with the Willits, do a bunch of Spring cleaning, and help mom out with outdoor work. Kat likes Debris and finds We Work pretty fascinating too. We also do a Lenton debrief and make the case to NOT to make female versions of every superhero.

 

Movies & TV:

Debris

We Work or the Making and Breaking of a 47 Billion Dollar Unicorn

 

Other great stuff:

Mac’s Online Woodcraft Store

Ben’s Youtube

Willi...

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March 31, 2021 83 min

Tennis season is over, Katherine helps solve a mystery in the ER, People of Earth is OK, and mail merges into Catholic stuff as we revisit our conversation about Bishop Barron.

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March 24, 2021 78 min

Spring cleaning and dart throwing, Ben gets an apartment, Ted Lasso finishes strong and Katherine compares Mac to Bishop Barron.

 

Movies & TV:

Ted Lasso - AppleTV+

Crime Scene: The Vanishing at the Cecil Hotel - Netflix

Operation Varsity Blues  - Netflix

 

Other great stuff:

Mac’s Online Woodcraft Store

Ben’s Youtube

Willitsworks.com

NerdyCatholicTees.com

The Products we talk about

Greg and Jennifer’s Podcast

Mac’s book! ...

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March 18, 2021 62 min

Kat goes to visit the new baby cousin, an excessive amount of coffee is roasted, and Jude gets braces as a gift for turning 12. All this and more, CST #582.

 

Movies & TV:

Ted Lasso

Push

Bliss

Star Trek Picard

 

Other great stuff:

Mac’s Online Woodcraft Store

Ben’s Youtube

Willitsworks.com

NerdyCatholicTees.com

The Products we talk about

Greg and Jennifer’s Podcast

Mac’s book! Clueless in Galilee

My author page at Amazon



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Spring cleaning weather hits us and so does a new baby in the family! We find it hard to talk about Midnight Special, Last Flag Flying and Clouds are both great movies dealing with loss. And we take a moment to observe the sometimes glacial pace of grace.

 

Movies & TV:

Last Flag Flying (Amazon Prime)

Clouds (Disney+)

Midnight Special (Netflix)

 

Other great stuff:

Mac’s Online Woodcraft Store

Ben’s Youtube

Willitsworks.com

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Sam goes to a dance, I take Jude hitting, we review Map of Tiny Perfect Things and marvel at the Rise of Jordan Peterson. We round out Catholic Stuff with a conversation about Jonathan Pageau.

 

Movies & TV:

A Map of Tiny Perfect Things (Amazon Prime)

The Rise of Jordan Peterson (Amazon Prime)

 

Other great stuff:

Mac’s Online Woodcraft Store

Ben’s Youtube

Willitsworks.com

NerdyCatholicTees.com

The Products we talk about

Greg a...

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February 18, 2021 77 min

We attend a wedding without masks! Mac uses the long weekend for making cutting boards and rewatching the Planet of the Apes saga and we consider portrayals of parents in the Harry Potter series. 

 

Movies & TV:

Rise of the Planet of the Apes

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes

War for the Planet of the Apes



Other great stuff:

Mac’s Online Woodcraft Store

Ben’s Youtube

Willitsworks.com

NerdyCatholicTees.com

The Products we talk ab...

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February 12, 2021 85 min

Winter slush puts us all on edge, Mac & Kat avoid gonzo space action for subdued british drama, and we ask the question, “what’s in a word”?

 

Movies & TV:

Space Sweepers

The Dig

Stage Beauty



Other great stuff:

Mac’s Online Woodcraft Store

Ben’s Youtube

Willitsworks.com

NerdyCatholicTees.com

The Products we talk about

Greg and Jennifer’s Podcast

Mac’s book! Clueless in Galilee

My author page at Amazon



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February 3, 2021 79 min

Kat’s van needs a new alternator, Publix has the best ice cream flavor ever, Turner & Hooch is still a crowd-pleaser, WandaVision not so much. Also, Lent is just around the corner.

 

Movies & TV:

Turner & Hooch (Disney+)

WandaVision (Disney+)

 

Books:

The Thursday Next Series by Jasper Fforde

The Day is Now Far Spent

 

Other great stuff:

Mac’s Online Woodcraft Store

Ben’s Youtube

Willitsworks.com

NerdyCatholicTe...

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January 27, 2021 79 min

Mac judges his last debate and launches his online store, Ava disappoints, Midnight Sky is pretty good, but Forrest Gump totally holds up. Also, we talk about the love of ancient works and distraction.

 

Movies & TV:

Ava (Netflix)

Midnight Sky (Netflix)

Forrest Gump (VOD)

 

Beat Saber - How to Train Your Dragon soundtrack “Test Drive”

 

Books:

Death of Christian Culture

The ay is Now Far Spent

 

St. Joseph’s Farm

 

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January 22, 2021 82 min

Sam heads off to a March for Life, Mac & Jude head south to visit mom, Run Hide Fight is chick Die Hard in a school, and Katherine is all about some John Senior.

 

Movies & TV:

Run, Hide, Fight

28 Days

When a Man Loves a Woman

 

Books:

Restoration of Realism

Death of Christian Culture

Restoration of Christian Culture

 

Angelicum

 

Other great stuff:

Ben’s Youtube

Willitsworks.com

NerdyCatholicTees.com

The Products we talk a...

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January 13, 2021 67 min

Mac runs out of hot water on Monday morning, makes Kentucky Colonels, we enjoyed Underwater, not so much Starman, and we ask if we’ll continue to be able to evangelize in our ever-changing online world. 



Movies & TV:

Underwater

Starman

Schitt's Creek

 

Kentucky Colonels Recipe

 

Other great stuff:

Ben’s Youtube

Willitsworks.com

NerdyCatholicTees.com

The Products we talk about

Greg and Jennifer’s Podcast

Mac’s book! Clue...

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January 8, 2021 95 min

Big family New Years, mac can’t brush his teeth, Soul & Dreamscape, Fr. Raymond, and difficult conversations.



Movies & TV:

Soul

Dreamscape

EdTV

 

Other great stuff:

Ben’s Youtube

Willitsworks.com

NerdyCatholicTees.com

The Products we talk about

Greg and Jennifer’s Podcast

Mac’s book! Clueless in Galilee

My author page at Amazon



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Find us on our website

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December 31, 2020 73 min

Recorded from our new reading room/home alter, we look back at our Christmas adventures, the perennial gift that is It’s a Wonderful Life, and briefly talk about new year’s spiritual goals.

 

Movies & TV:

It’s a Wonderful Life

WW84

 

Other great stuff:

Eisenhower’s Egg Nog Recipe

Ben’s Youtube

Willitsworks.com

NerdyCatholicTees.com

The Products we talk about

Greg and Jennifer’s Podcast

Mac’s book! Clueless in Galilee

My autho...

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December 23, 2020 72 min

Kat & Mac failed at pre Advent prep, we kind of liked Greenland, Kat hated Last Christmas, and we get all Jordan Peterson about acting as we believe in God.

 

Movies & TV:

Greenland (VOD)

Last Christmas (HBO Max)

 

Websites mentioned:

Facts about Die Hard

 

Youtube videos:

Jordan B. Peterson interviewed by Dennis Prager 

 

Other great stuff:

Chocolate Chip Snowball Cookie recipe

Ben’s Youtube

Willitsworks.com

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December 17, 2020 82 min

Jude survives a swim meet, Ben has a lady-friend, Katherine can’t recommend Camping or The Undoing, and we talk about suffering and God’s will.

 

Movies & TV:

Camping

The Undoing

Battle: Los Angeles

 

Podcasts:

Jordan B. Peterson Podcast 

 

Books:

The Island of the World by Michael O’Brien

 

Other great stuff:

Chocolate Chip Snowball Cookie recipe

Ben’s Youtube

Willitsworks.com

NerdyCatholicTees.com

The Products we talk about

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