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Catholic podcast veterans Greg and Jennifer Willits (Rosary Army, The Catholics Next Door, Adventures in Imperfect Living) and Mac and Katherine Barron (Catholic in a Small Town, Spoiled) get together each week for a deep dive into topics of Scripture, Tradition, Faith, and Morals as married couples and families striving for lives of holiness and greater understanding of the Catholic Faith.
 
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Our last puppy makes mischief as we record. Mac fixes the garage door, Mac’s mom rolls up in her new RV, and we marvel at how boys will go days without brushing. Mac hated Terminator Dark Fate and geeks out over Dune. Movies mentioned: Terminator: Dark Fate (Amazon Prime) Books: Dune by Frank Herbert Other great stuff: Ben’s Youtube Willitsworks.co…
 
Mac attempts to fix plumbing, Mac & Ben attempt to fix Carl, rowing a canoe is harder than you think, Peanut Butter Falcón is better than you think, and Katherine is resolved to her fast. Movies mentioned: Trolls 2 Peanut Butter Falcón Social Dilemma Meet the Robinsons Beetlejuice Other great stuff: Ben’s Youtube Willitsworks.com NerdyCatholicTees.…
 
The Barrons are back from Orlando with a recap of all five days of park-hopping exhaustion. 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 Please support us through Patreon Find us on our website Our libsyn page w…
 
Our fridge died...which sucked! We gear up for a trip to Disney, we revisit Captain America, and remind everybody to be grateful. Movies & TV: The Bounty (Amazon) Captain America (Disney+) Three Identical Strangers (Hulu) Other great stuff: Ben’s Youtube Willitsworks.com NerdyCatholicTees.com The Products we talk about Greg and Jennifer’s Podcast M…
 
Ramen restaurants, puppy gruel, Get Duked, and First Things gives us food for thought. Movies & TV: Get Duked (Amazon) First Reformed (Amazon) Books: A Voice in the Wind by Francine Rivers First Things Podcasts: Art of Manliness Red Pilled in America Other great stuff: Ben’s Youtube Willitsworks.com NerdyCatholicTees.com The Products we talk about …
 
As the temp goes down, our car repairs go up, we got in two sunset cruises AND went to see Tenet. Also, Childhood 2.0 will scare you into being a better parent. Movies & TV: Tenet (in theaters now) Childhood 2.0 (Youtube) Podcasts: Art of Manliness Red Pilled in America Other great stuff: Ben’s Youtube Willitsworks.com NerdyCatholicTees.com The Pro…
 
We decide to put Sam in St. John Bosco, Kat scores big time with bourbon butter salted caramel ice cream, Walter Mitty isn’t as good as you want it to be, Kat gets emotional at The Magician’s Nephew & we attend Divine Liturgy. Movies & TV: Shakleton’s Captain (Amazon Prime) Atlanta (Hulu) The Secret Life of Walter Mitty (VOD) Podcasts: Art of Manli…
 
Katherine deals with her new work week, Mac takes all kind of care of the doge, Bone Tomahawk and Vivarium offer brutality and food for thought. Interstellar leads to great theological conversation with our boys. Movies & TV: Bone Tomahawk (Amazon Prime) Vivarium (Amazon Prime) Blackish (Hulu) Interstellar (VOD) Podcasts: Art of Manliness Kat’s Lem…
 
Saddie drops her litter as Katherine takes on a new role. Muppets tries to get too edgy, Where the Wild Things Are still reminds us to love little boys for being wild, Art of Manliness is well worth your time; and a voice from the past reminds us to fall ever more in love with our Lord. Movies & TV: Where the Wild Things Are (Blu-Ray) Muppets (2015…
 
Mac’s voice is shot, we get some bad weather, Kat revisits the Two Towers, and we take in TLM. Movies & TV: Two Towers (Blu-Ray) Love Antosha (Amazon Prime) The Expanse (Amazon Prime) Books: Lonesome Dove by Larry McMurtry Kat’s Lemon Syrup Recipe Sites/videos mentioned this week: Fr. James Brent, O.P. on "Offer it Up" That Vintage Lens Blog The Ar…
 
The Barrons head back to Swainsboro for a loud weekend, Ben gets a job, Kat gets older, Emma disappoints, Last Action Hero kind of holds up and Mac dives into Consecration to St. Joseph. Movies & TV: Emma (VOD Rental) My Spy (Amazon) Last Action Hero (VOD Rental) Books: The Moviegoer by Walker Percy Sites/videos mentioned this week: Fr. James Brent…
 
The porch is done...mostly. Kayaking with Jen & Lily, antiquing, The Old Guard & Peacock, and Jacob Howland takes us to school in philosophy. Movies & TV: The Old Guard (Netflix) A.P. Bio (Peacock) Project Bluebook (Peacock) Capture (Peacock) Brave New World (Peacock) Sites/videos mentioned this week: Fr. James Brent, O.P. on "Offer it Up" That Vin…
 
Large debris comes out of Kat’s ears, The whole family digs on Hamilton again, Palm Springs is a post-millennial take on Ground Hog Day, and Welcome to Plathville gives us foder for Catholic Stuff. Movies, TV, podcasts: Hamilton (Disney+) Palm Springs (Hulu) Welcome to Plathville (Hulu) Other great stuff: Weight of Glory podcast from listener, Clay…
 
Kat’s got the shingles! We have a festive 4th in Swainsboro, and apparently Mac is a rule nazi. ID4 Resurgence is unwatchable, The Core is a bunch of schlocky fun, and teens reacting to The Sixth Sense is totally great. Also, we remind everybody to pray for our newly reassigned priests. Movies, TV, podcasts: Independence Day Resurgence (VOD) The Co…
 
We have a big-time at a free lake house, get back home to a busted A/C, and celebrate a few milestones. King of Staten Island is OK and I Am The Night offers some faith issues to chew on. Movies, TV, podcasts: I am the Night (Hulu) Eurovision: The Story of Fire Saga (Netflix) Upload (Amazon Prime) King of Staten Island (VOD) Other great stuff: Weig…
 
The boys are back in town, Mac has a little breakdown, Jude and Mac discover the sublimity of hammock prayer. Fighting with My Family is fun, Artemis Fowl is OK, Nobody’s Fool is a surprise joy and family dinners around a table are non-negotiable. Movies, TV, podcasts: Fighting with My Family (Amazon) Artemis Fowl (Disney+) Nobody’s Fool (Amazon) O…
 
Kat gets away to the beach with her sisters, Mac & Jude enjoy a Disney 90’s classic, and we reflect on body image in the context of our faith and vocations. Movies, TV, podcasts: Honey, I Shrunk the Kids (Disney+) Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs (Netflix) Clueless (Netflix) Prop Culture (Disney+) Charlie Berens (Youtube) Other great stuff: Sam’s …
 
We got to go to Mass! We also had dinner in public with friends! We revisit Dr. Strange and have tentative positive things to say about Netflix’s Space Force. Also… we got to go to Mass. Movies, TV, podcasts: Dr. Strange (Disney+) Space Force (Netflix) Other great stuff: Sam’s new podcast Willitsworks.com NerdyCatholicTees.com Billy Newton’s Hermit…
 
Mac & Katherine head back to the airstream for a date trip, We loved The Gentlemen and A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood. We discuss how outfitting our sanctuaries for the pandemic might not be fitting or proper. Movies, TV, podcasts: The Gentlemen A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood Charlie’s Angels (2019) Other great stuff: Sam’s new podcast Wi…
 
Mother’s Day in South Georgia, Guys on the boat, Westworld disappoints, Shazam impresses, and we remind everyone to be charitable with online comments. Movies, TV, podcasts: Westworld Season 3 Logan Shazam First Things (magazine) Other great stuff: Sam’s new podcast Willitsworks.com NerdyCatholicTees.com Billy Newton’s Hermitage Go Fund Me Efforts …
 
It’s a roadshow! Mac & Kat head south to visit Mac’s mom, Devs disappoints, Kat recommends Normal People with a big caveat. Also, we’re a physical people. Movies, TV, podcasts: Devs (Hulu) Normal People (Hulu) The Mighty Boosh Other great stuff: Sam’s new podcast Willitsworks.com NerdyCatholicTees.com Billy Newton’s Hermitage Go Fund Me Efforts The…
 
End of the year work keeps Mac busy as he calls his mom (almost) every day, woodworking, TinkerCrates, lots of apocalyptic literature. Also, Kungfu Panda...is awesome. In Catholic Stuff, we talk about fear and setting things apart. Movies, TV, podcasts: Kung fu Panda (Google Play Store) RUN (Amazon Prime with HBO) Books: Age of Miracles The Dog Sta…
 
Mac & Kat try out bloody mary’s on Sunday morning, homemade lemonade wars, discovering your house is equipped with a second furnace and making time for a date night. We rediscover Starter for 10 and encourage you to pray in the middle of the night. Movies, TV, podcasts: Starter for 10 (Amazon Prime with HBO) Bounty Hunters (Amazon Prime with HBO) L…
 
Straight from our front porch, we let y’all in on new grading policies, how to make a beer playlist, rubbing each other the wrong way, and how men aren’t equipped to see “counter-mess”. Other great stuff: Sam’s new podcast Willitsworks.com NerdyCatholicTees.com Billy Newton’s Hermitage Go Fund Me Efforts The Products we talk about Greg and Jennifer…
 
Run-on days, yard work, and a depressing Easter morning. We watch a bunch of stuff (The Passion, Lost, Lost in Space, Knight & Day, SGN, Frozen 2), and we encourage you to be more joyful. Movies, TV, podcasts: Frozen 2 (Disney+) Lost in Space (Netflix) Lost (Hulu) The Passion (Amazon Prime) Games: 7 Wonders The Mind Exploding Kittens Other great st…
 
Mac & Kat go support local businesses, They force their sons to watch 80’s movies, and they try to see others as God sees them. Movies, TV, podcasts: Real Genius (Google Play Store) Lost in Space (Netflix) A Fish Called Wanda (Amazon Prime with HBO add-on) The Iish Pub (Amazon Prime) Games: Clue Other great stuff: Sam’s new podcast Willitsworks.com…
 
Life rolls on as Katherine goes to work, Mac chases wasps, and the boys go camping. We are digging The Outsider, Mac is digging Alone, Sam is making a show and we reflect on the watching eyes of our children during this crisis. Movies, TV, podcasts: The Outsider (HBO Amazon Prime) Alone (Amazon Prime) Other great stuff: Sam’s new podcast Willitswor…
 
The Barrons go quarantine… kind of, Katherine makes bread, we liked McMillions, and we vacillate between anger and grief at the loss of Mass. Movies, TV, podcasts: McMillions (HBO Amazon Prime) War of the Worlds (HBO Amazon Prime) Other great stuff: Willitsworks.com NerdyCatholicTees.com Billy Newton’s Hermitage Go Fund Me Efforts The Products we t…
 
Greg, Jennifer, Mac and Katherine set up in the new office/studio for a last show before self-imposed quarantine gets started. We talk Coronavirus thoughts, preparedness responsibilities, how we wish things were, and how they actually are. Continue Reading The post How We Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Coronavirus appeared first on Greg and …
 
Jude has a birthday, Mac cuts a rug, Katherine goes Marvel, and a listener inspires us to revisit confirmation. Movies, TV, podcasts: Supersize Me 2 Marvel movies (Disney+), Lego Masters (Hulu) Other great stuff:: GeekyCatholicDad The Mind card game Catholify app Willitsworks.com NerdyCatholicTees.com Billy Newton’s Hermitage Go Fund Me Efforts The…
 
Rain, rain, and more rain. Separate out of town adventures, Captain Marvel, and dealing with a reluctant teen in confirmation class. Movies, TV, podcasts: Captain Marvel (Disney+) Other great stuff:: The Mind card game Catholify app Willitsworks.com NerdyCatholicTees.com Billy Newton’s Hermitage Go Fund Me Efforts The Products we talk about Greg an…
 
Pro-Tip: Be sure to listen to the very end We take a break from the cloffice and set up in the living room for a (somewhat) deep dive into the actual definition of fasting and a conversation about whether giving up other things (like television or video games) constitutes actual fasting. We discuss how fasting keeps us spiritually awake, counteract…
 
Mac bought a bear! Katherine bought shoes! The family really liked Jojo Rabbit, and you guys let us hear your thoughts on fasting. Movies, TV, podcasts: Jojo Rabbit (Google Play Store) Back to the Future III (Netflix) Hometown (HGTV) OK Catholics episode on American Catholic fasting mistakes. Willitsworks.com NerdyCatholicTees.com Billy Newton’s He…
 
The Roberts swarm in during our long weekend, we loved Honey Boy and Ford v Ferrari, we respond to a concerned listener who is NOT Lisa Hendey (wink wink), and its that time where we start discerning our Lenten fast. Movies, TV, podcasts: Honey Boy (Amazon Prime) Ford v Ferrari (Google Play Store) The Expanse (Amazon Prime) Article on the architect…
 
Super Bowl karaoke with the Willits, Taking mom to Tampa for surgery and we get a perfect snowy day! Fast & Furious & Speed round out our entertainment section and Katherin illumines the Feast of the presentation of the Lord. Movies, TV, podcasts: Fast & Furious (The Fast & Furious 4) Speed Short story: To Build a Fire by Jack London Willitsworks.c…
 
Mac cuts glass, mom schedules surgery, Mac spends several hours at the dentist, we both spend several hours in the trenches and on the ice with 1917 & Togo. Also, we talk about the motions of a recent author on boys and sec. Movies, TV, podcasts: 1917 Togo Willitsworks.com NerdyCatholicTees.com Billy Newton’s Hermitage Go Fund Me Efforts The Produc…
 
Kat & the boys babysit while I help mom clean out stuff, Ben gets deeper into film with Momento, Katherine gets into the Aaron Hernandez story, and we encourage you to get 1% holier. Movies, TV, & Podcasts: Momento Howard’s End (Starz) The Mind of a Murderer (Netflix) Prodigal Son (Amazon Prime) Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist (Hulu) Willitsworks.com…
 
It’s a big week of stolen fries, pants falling, and water heater repairs. Kat is appalled by greed, Mac is amazed by Birdman, and we both enjoy Jack Ryan season 2. Also, what is the Catholic layperson to do about the press frothing up “news” about the Vatican? Movies, TV, & Podcasts: The Boy Band Con (YouTube) Birdman (Google Play Store) Jack Ryan …
 
Appliances are breaking down faster than Christmas lights in our Protestant neighborhood. We jump off Nakatomi Plaza with John McClain, get brainwashed by The Imagineering Story, and soar into the stratosphere with The Aeronauts. Also we talk about the temptations of autonomy and fake freedom. Movies, TV, & Podcasts: Die Hard (Blu-Ray) The Imaginee…
 
The Barrons sit down with the Willits to wax nostalgic about the year that was. Also we were on The Journey Home! Movies, TV, & Podcasts: Star Wars: Rise of Skywalker The Journey Home (EWTN) Willitsworks.com NerdyCatholicTees.com Billy Newton’s Hermitage Go Fund Me Efforts The Products we talk about Greg and Jennifer’s Podcast Mac’s book! Clueless …
 
We recap favorite Christmas gifts, are happy to have an empty house, and defend the Mandolorian. Also, we liked Star Wars, I Am Still Alive, This Way Up, and thought Hearts Beat Loud was just OK. Movies, TV, & Podcasts: Star Wars: Rise of Skywalker This Way Up (Hulu) Hearts Beat Loud (Hulu) The Mandolorian (Disney+) Ginger Maple Bourbon: 2oz bourbo…
 
We live half a day as sports parents, spend Sunday with the Willits, school is winding down, Mac loves a documentary on scotch, the family watches Peanuts, and we steal some good ideas about reconciliation from Greg. Movies, TV, & Podcasts: A Charlie Brown Christmas Scotch: The Golden Dream (Amazon Prime) Mulled Wine Recipe SQPN Giving Campaign Wil…
 
Mac takes a trip to Winston-Salem after Mac becomes obsessed with a wood-working project. We are really disappointed in Knives Out but Katherine is really impressed with The Crown Season 3. We also use the franchising of churches as a jumping-off point for some crazy Catholic talk. Movies, TV, & Podcasts: Knives Out The Crown Season 3 (Netflix) SQP…
 
We spend a crazy week chasing babies in Swainsboro for Thanksgiving, watch some Family Guy Star Wars and some bad TV, and Katherine does a mia culpa for not appreciating dirty Santa. Movies, TV, & Podcasts: Family Guy Star Wars Seinfeld Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt Tron Tron Legacy Hot Toddy Recipe: 2oz Rum 6oz Boiling apple cider Cinnamon stick Willi…
 
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