How Did You Get Here?Apr 04, 2020
Episode 12 - Ruth Baker
In today’s episode, I sit down with Ruth Baker, a new friend from Lancaster, England--all the way across the internet (and the Atlantic Ocean). Ruth is a writer, part-time lay chaplain at Lancaster University, and works an admin job for Aid to the Church in Need. I ask her, “How Did You Get Here?”
Episode 11 - Liz Perry
In today’s episode, I sit down with my friend Liz Perry, a teacher and writer who currently works at St. Mary’s High School, but will one day be known far and wide as a comedy writer on some famous TV show.
Episode 10 - Ryan Ayala
Episode 09 - Michael John Poirier
In today’s episode, I sit down virtually with one of my all-time favorite singers and storytellers, Michael John Poirier. Michael is a dear, old friend and fellow paterfamilias. I ask him, “How Did You Get Here?”
Episode 08 - Cindy Montanarella
In today’s episode, I sit down with Cindy Montanarella, another fellow St. Thomas parishioner and former student from the Kino Catechetical Institute. Cindy is also the sister of one of my oldest friends (and an old friend in her own right). I ask her, “How Did You Get Here?”
Episode 07 - Mark Rothermel
In today’s episode, I sit down with Mark Rothermel, a friend, fellow St. Thomas parishioner, and former student from the Kino Catechetical Institute and ask him, “How Did You Get Here?”
Show notes can be found on my blog: http://robdrapeau.com/hdygh-episode-7-show-notes/
Episode 06 - Maria Gilicinski
In today’s episode, I sit down with Maria Gilicinski, someone I’ve never met before, but who comes highly recommended by my producer, who is also her former thesis advisor at Thomas Aquinas College. Maria is currently an Assistant 5th Grade Teacher at Archway Veritas Academy, mere feet from my home. I ask her, “How Did You Get Here?”
Show notes and links to what Maria and I discussed on this episode can be found on my blog: http://robdrapeau.com/hdygh-episode-6-show-notes/
- To BPD for producing the show and procuring our guest.
- To Maria’s roommate Kathryn, for almost keeping the dog from barking.
- To my very generous in-laws for the use of their home.
Episode 05 - Simone Rizkallah
In today’s episode, I sit down with Simone Rizkallah, Catholic writer, speaker, and feminine genius and ask her, “How did you get here?” Simone is the Director of Program Growth for Endow, an apostolate that unites the Catholic intellectual tradition with intentional community by creating study guides and organizing women into small groups. Apostolate is a $10 Catholic word for “lay ministry.”
Show notes and links to what Simone and I discussed on this episode (and there are many!) can be found on my blog: http://robdrapeau.com/hdygh-episode-5-show-notes/
To BPD for producing the show
To Jon Cline and Andrew Mayer who tried to salvage the audio from my estupidez.
To Simone for being our First Lady!
Episode 04 - Mike Lindstrom
In today’s episode, Rob sits down with his friend, and the third of his sponsees, Mike Lindstrom, and asks him, “How did you get here?”
● The quote Rob couldn’t figure out was, “God is like a father: easy to please, but hard to satisfy.” It’s attributed to lots of different people. Rob thinks he heard it from Peter Kreeft, but the Internet seems to think it’s from C.S. Lewis or George MacDonald. The Internet. Amirite?
● Reach out to Mike:
● Mike’s book: What's Your Story?: Discover the Man Behind Your Dad
● Subscribe, like, rate, etc.!
● Ora pro nobis!
Special thanks to BPD for producing the show. Cory doesn’t like the bumper music, so he can you know what.
Episode 03 - Jacob Delph
This week, Rob sits down with his friend and sponsee, Jacob Delph, and asks him, “How did you get here?”
- The original Heavy D: Nuttin' but Love: “Time's too hard to be faking like I'm dating on some steak and...wining and dining, I ain't choking on no chicken…”
- Chesterton on miracles (from Orthodoxy, “Authority and the Adventurer”):
But my belief that miracles have happened in human history is not a mystical belief at all; I believe in them upon human evidences as I do in the discovery of America. Upon this point there is a simple logical fact that only requires to be stated and cleared up. Somehow or other an extraordinary idea has arisen that the disbelievers in miracles consider them coldly and fairly, while believers in miracles accept them only in connection with some dogma. The fact is quite the other way. The believers in miracles accept them (rightly or wrongly) because they have evidence for them. The disbelievers in miracles deny them (rightly or wrongly) because they have a doctrine against them.
- Jake attributed a quotation to C.S. Lewis. The Internet disagrees with him:
"The church is a hospital for sinners, not a museum for saints." - generally attributed to Abigail Van Buren. Dear Abby was a pen name, so there’s still a chance he was right…
- RCIA at St. Thomas the Apostle
- Don’t forget to pray for Jake and Maria on Pi Day, March 14, 2020.
- Leave us a message
- Subscribe, like, rate, etc.!
- Ora pro nobis!
Episode 02 - Andrew Centrella
This week, Rob sits down with Andrew Centrella, his friend and former student.
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Episode 01 - Yancy Evans
How Did You Get Here?
Guest: Yancy Evans
Description: Rob sits down with Yancy Evans for a conversation. Yancy is a fellow parishioner with Rob at St. Thomas the Apostle Parish in Phoenix, AZ.
Correction: Yancy relates an anecdote (1:04) about a convert from Anglicanism to Catholicism that he thought was St. John Henry Newman, but later realized that it was about the historian Christopher Dawson.