That's the Word with Fr. James Yamauchi

That's the Word with Fr. James Yamauchi

Everyone loves a good story. Join Catholic priest Fr. James Yamauchi every Wednesday for wholesome tales for the whole family. Each short story is about someone you know, but we don’t tell you who until the end. If these stories sound a lot like Paul Harvey’s The Rest of the Story or Mike Rowe’s The Way I Heard It, that’s because both these shows have inspired That’s the Word. Our true stories tend to reflect our interests, which include Christianity, history (especially American history), movies, and weather.

Episodes

June 22, 2022 9 min

When you've gotta go, you've gotta go.

Check out the Story Extras for this story at https://www.thunderrock.org/story-extras/haunted-hallways

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Why, oh why had he turned to a life of crime?!?

Check out the Story Extras for this story at https://www.thunderrock.org/story-extras/criminal-intervention

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June 8, 2022 10 min

At the big opener, not everything would go according to plan.

Check out the Story Extras for this story at https://www.thunderrock.org/story-extras/starting-on-a-high-note

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June 1, 2022 8 min

The firestorm leveled the entire landscape, and they were out of time.

Check out the Story Extras for this story at https://www.thunderrock.org/story-extras/the-fiery-inferno

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May 25, 2022 9 min

Given his unique schtick, Emil decided to humor this obvious claim jumper.

Check out the Story Extras for this story at https://www.thunderrock.org/story-extras/testing-the-prophesy

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May 18, 2022 9 min

Forgiveness is a journey that is sometimes paved with adorable furballs.

Check out the Story Extras for this story at https://www.thunderrock.org/story-extras/youve-done-nothing-wrong

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May 11, 2022 10 min

The inscriptions said the treasure was here, so where was it?

Check out the Story Extras for this story at https://www.thunderrock.org/story-extras/tomb-raider

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May 4, 2022 6 min

His friends were not too keen on the itinerary.

Check out the Story Extras for this story at https://www.thunderrock.org/story-extras/call-it-off

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April 27, 2022 10 min

They were seconds away from safety, if they could just escape him.

Check out the Story Extras for this story at https://www.thunderrock.org/story-extras/so-close

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April 20, 2022 7 min

He could not let them accept his employer's terms.

Check out the Story Extras for this story at https://www.thunderrock.org/story-extras/no-deal

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April 13, 2022 10 min

Follow the instructions, and no one goes comatose.

Check out the Story Extras for this story at https://www.thunderrock.org/story-extras/do-not-enter

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April 6, 2022 5 min

The service is cheap, it's the fees from damages that hurt!

Today's story is a collab with the podcast Dead Friend Saints.  Listen to our conversation with Claire about today's hero!

Check out the Story Extras for this story at https://www.thunderrock.org/story-extras/thats-gonna-cost-you

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March 30, 2022 8 min

They were determined to take him back, and he was determined to give them a piece of his mind.

Check out the Story Extras for this story at https://www.thunderrock.org/story-extras/two-angry-men

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March 23, 2022 8 min

He had failed three times already; today was his last chance to pass.

Check out the Story Extras for this story at https://www.thunderrock.org/story-extras/the-last-chance-exam

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March 16, 2022 7 min

Who was this Augustine, and why did he send him this letter?

Check out the Story Extras for this story at https://www.thunderrock.org/story-extras/return-to-sender

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March 9, 2022 9 min

He knew something was wrong when the justice of the peace woke him.

Check out the Story Extras for this story at https://www.thunderrock.org/story-extras/by-the-light-of-the-kerosene-lamp

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March 2, 2022 10 min

Some people are slower than others.

Check out the Story Extras for this story at https://www.thunderrock.org/story-extras/take-the-hint

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February 23, 2022 7 min

What could someone like him do with his life?

Check out the Story Extras for this story at https://www.thunderrock.org/story-extras/those-who-cant-do

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February 16, 2022 9 min

He was sure the feelings of admiration were not mutual.

Check out the Story Extras for this story at https://www.thunderrock.org/story-extras/summoning-the-prisoner

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February 9, 2022 20 min

If a movie mentioned it, this should be an easy history project, right?

Check out the Story Extras for this story at https://www.thunderrock.org/story-extras/based-on-a-true-story

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