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A look back at 2019 – Guests and Episodes

2019 was full of insightful guests, delicious whiskies and beers, and a wonderful time talking about the beauty of our Catholic faith

What a blessing 2019 has been for all of us here at The Catholic Man Show.

The year has flown by, but it is nice to stop and reflect on the year and remember some of the wisdom our guests have shared with us here on The Catholic Man Show. Below is a list of all our guests and the topics from 2019. We would love to hear what your favorite episode was and who you would like us to have on the show in 2020!

January 2019

January 3, 2019

The Eucharist with Thomas Lackey

We start the year off with a topic on the source and summit of our faith with our good friend, Thomas Lackey.

This show breaks away from our normal format but for good reason. We have so much to discuss in regards to the Eucharist – make sure to check out the show notes for this episode.

You can watch the full episode here


January 11, 2019

5 Philosophers Catholic Men Should Know with Thomas Lackey

Thomas Lackey once again joins us to talk about Soren Kierkegaard, Cicero, St. Anselm, St. Augustine, and St. Thomas Aquinas.

You can watch the episode here


January 18, 2019

Hot Sauce and Movies with Andrew Pudewa.

One of our favorite guests, Andrew Pudewa from the Institute for Excellence in Writing. We talk about beer, wine, hot sauce, wonder, and imagination. We recommend watching this episode as we continue the conversation long after the podcast ends.

You can watch the episode here.


January 24, 2019

CourageRC with Fr. Philip Bochanski

We drink a staple for The Catholic Man Show, Laphroaig 10 while talking with our good friend, Fr. Philip Bochanski, Executive Director of CourageRC.

You can watch the episode here


February 2019

February 5, 2019

Complete My Joy with Bishop Thomas J. Olmsted

Bishop Olmsted joins us to talk about his new Apostolic Exhortation, “Complete My Joy“.


February 8th, 2019

Importance of Discipline with Oklahoma State Wrestling Coach John Smith

Coach John Smith is the Michael Jordan of wrestling. He is 2 time NCAA Division I national champion, and a 6-time world and Olympic champion. As of December 2017, he has wone more world-level gold medals than any other American. He is the head wrestling coach of the Oklahoma State Cowboys and also a faithful Catholic attending St. Francis Xavier.


February 21st, 2019

Disciplining Children with Dr. Ray Guarendi 

Dr. Ray Guarendi is a Catholic father of ten adopted children, a clinical psychologist, author, speaker, and national radio and TV host. We talk about ways you should and should not discipline your children.

You can watch the episode here


February 28th, 2019

Catholic Culture with Fr. Jonathan Meyer

Fr. Jonathan Meyer is the pastor of All Saints Parish in Guilford, IN. We talk with him about the ways we should be living our Catholic faith and the importance of culture within a parish.


March 2019

March 8th, 2019

Incorruptible Saints with Fr. Sean Donovan

Fr. Donovan is a priest in the Diocese of Tulsa and Eastern Oklahoma and a frequent guest on The Catholic Man Show.

We sip on some Glendronach 12 year with talking about an always interesting topic, incorruptible saints.

You can watch the episode here


March 26th, 2019

Trent Horn joins us to discuss relativism.

Catholic Answers speaker, author, and apologist Trent Horn joins us to talk about the dangers of relativism.

You can watch the episode here

You can listen to Trent’s podcast here.

You can check out his books here.


April 2019

April 12th, 2019

Doug Johnson joins us to talk about the movie, Unplanned.

Doug Johnson was our only guest for the month of April. Doug and his wife, Abby Johnson, had their story shared in a blockbuster movie called, Unplanned.

You can watch the episode here


May 2019

May 2nd, 2019

Understanding Suffering with Patrick Coffin

Patrick Coffin, host of The Patrick Coffin Show, joins us to discuss the problems of suffering.

Bonus conversation for those who are patrons

You can watch the episode here

Check out Patrick’s podcast here.

Check out Patrick’s books here.


May 24th, 2019

The Catholic Gentleman with Sam Guzman

Sam Guzman from The Catholic Gentleman blog joins us to talk about his new book.

You can watch the episode here

Check out Sam’s quote book here.


May 31st, 2019

Tim Staples joins us to talk about Mary our Mother

Tim Staples, Catholic Answers speaker, author, and apologist, joins us to talk about the beauty of having Mary as our Mother.

You can get his book on the topic here.

You can watch the episode here


June 2019

June 12th, 2019

Cigar 101 with Tomas Baldonado

Tomas Baldonado, owner of Ultimo Cigars, joins us to give us a Cigar 101 course. Cigar Aficionado Magazine named Ultimo Cigars in their article, “50 Factories in the U.S. that still make cigars. We talk about the anatomy of a cigar, how to find a cigar that fits your palate, how to cut a cigar, how a cigar is made, types of cigars, how to keep cigars fresh, and much more.


June 17th, 2019

Karlo Broussard on Sexual Ethics

Karlo Broussard is a speaker, author, and apologist for Catholic Answers. We dive into sexual ethics, why sex is so important, what it’s for, and what it’s not for.

Get Karlo’s book here

Watch the episode here


June 21st, 2019

Fr. Brian O’Brien and Coach Gary Calcogno talk with us about walking with your wife through the RCIA process

Fr. O’Brien is a dear friend of The Catholic Man Show and pastor of St. Francis Xavier Parish in Stillwater, OK.

Coach Gary Calcagno is the assistant strength and conditioning coach at Oklahoma State University focusing on the OSU Football and Wrestling programs.

This is a live event hosted by the men’s club at St. Francis Xavier.


June 27th, 2019

The Seven Liberal Arts with Andrew Pudewa

Andrew Pudewa returns as a guest to The Catholic Man Show to talk about the seven liberal arts while sipping on Spey Trutina scotch. We talk about the importance of grammer, rhetoric, logic, geometry, arithmetic, music, and astronomy.

Watch the episode here.


July 2019

July 5th, 2019

Principle of the Integral Good with Deacon Robert Healey

Deacon Robert Healey is a Transitional Deacon for the Diocese of Tulsa and Eastern Oklahoma.

We discuss a principle put forth by St. Thomas Aquinas. If you want to learn more about this topic, check out this book.

You watch the episode here.


July 12th, 2019

True Friendship with Dr. John Cuddeback

We all want true friends. But how many of us know what friendship is? We discuss what friendship is, why we seek it, and why it is often hard to find. Dr. John Cuddebac, a philosophy professor at Christendom College, joins us to discuss this very important topic.

You can buy Dr. John Cuddeback’s book here.

You can watch the episode here.


7/19/2019

The Role of the Saints in the Renewal of the Church with David Williams

David Williams, the inventor of SaintCards, joins us to talk about how “the saints have always been the source and origin of renewal in the most difficult moments in the Church’s history.” CCC 828


7/26/2019

Dr. John Cuddeback on the Purposeful Domicile

Are we intentional in our household? Does Sunday look different than the other days? As fathers, how do we reclaim the household to create an environment that is conducive to Catholic flourishing? We talk about this and more with Dr. John Cuddeback in this episode.

Dr. Cuddeback’s website is a great resource, check it out here.

You can watch the episode here.


August 2019

August 1st, 2019

Fr. Philip Bochanski on the virtue of hope.

We try to lay out what hope is but also shows how we can exercise this theological virtue, through being daring, changing our ways, serving the Lord, struggling, suffering, and praying. We examine how hope directs us to our ultimate goal of life with God and gives us the strength and perseverance to attain it.

Buy Fr. Philip Bochanski’s book on hope here.


September 2019

September 1st, 2019

Cycles of the Christian Life with Cy Kellett

Cy Kellett is the host of Catholic Answers Live. We sit down with him to discuss the life of a Christian. What a fun episode with a great guy – make sure to give this one a listen.

You can buy Cy’s book here.

Watch the episode here.


September 6th, 2019

Fr. Sean Donovan on the winged hussars

A fan-favorite episode! This episode connects 9/11/2001, Our Lady, and an undefeated Polish army.

You can watch the episode here.

Want to learn more about the topic? Here’s a good book.


September 20th, 2019

Fr. Bryan Ketterer joins us to talk about a virtue many don’t talk about.

Extraordinary patience under provocation or trial. Also called long-suffering. It is one of the fruits of the Holy Spirit. It includes forbearance, which adds to long-suffering the implication of restraint in expressing one’s feelings or in demanding punishment or one’s due.

You can watch the episode here.


September 27th, 2019

Sam Guzman joins us to talk about the virtue of piety

The aftermath of this show was by far worse than the show itself. Sam joins us again for the #OneChipChallenge and to talk about piety.

Get Sam’s book here.

Watch our attempt at the One Chip Challenge here.


October 2019

October 10th, 2019

Fr. Bryan Brooks joins us to talk about the Sacrament of Confession

An episode that received great feedback even though one of our longest episodes to date. We welcomed our pastor, Fr. Bryan Brooks, into the studio to talk about the Sacrament of Confession.

You can watch our episode here


October 22nd, 2019

Brandon Sheard joins us to talk about all things meatsmithery.

We sit down with Brandon Sheard, owner and operator of Farmstead Meatsmith, to talk about bacon, butchering, and smoking meat. Find his podcast here.

You can watch the episode here.


October 24th, 2019

Fr. Gregory Pine on the virtue of studiousness

Fr. Gregory Pine, from the Dominican Order, talks to us about what St. Thomas Aquinas says about the virtue of studiosness.

Check out Aquinas 101.

Check out this podcast.


November 2019

November 11th, 2019

David Bates, The Restless Pilgramjoins us to talk about C.S. Lewis’ book, The Screwtape Letters.

Check out David Bates’s podcast here.

Watch the episode here.


November 12th, 2019

Round 2 with David Bates

So much to talk about, we have to go a round two with David.

Watch the episode here.


November 14th, 2019

Bishop Emeritus Slattery joins us to talk about the sacred liturgy.

We talk about celebrating the Holy Mass ad orientem, the Spirit of the Liturgy, Vatican II, and the Traditional Latin Mass with Bishop Emeritus Slattery from the Diocese of Tulsa and Eastern Oklahoma.

Watch the show here.


November 23rd, 2019

Haylee Minihan and Pamela Niles join us

We answer questions from people who sent in asking about parenting, faith, marriage, and more. A fan-favorite and definitely the most beautiful guests we will ever have.

Watch the episode here.


November 28th, 2019

Thomas Lackey joins us to talk about the Psalms.

Why are the psalms important for our daily life? Why should men read them? We discuss this and more with Thomas. We recommend watching the video as we continue the conversation well past the podcast.

Watch the video here.


December 2019

December 13th, 2019

Fr. Sean Donovan on being a Maccabee

Always an interesting conversation when Fr. Donovan is in the studio. We break down the Maccabees and why every man should read it.

Watch the episode here.


TWO BONUS EPISODES:

Catholic Answers Live

We were on two hours of Catholic Answers Live on the topics of friendship and fatherhood.

Catholic Answers Focus

Can a Christian drink? We talk with Cy Kellett on the topic of drinking and moderation.

About the author, Adam

Adam is the Vice President St. Michael Catholic Radio in Tulsa and the co-host of The Catholic Man Show.

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