Anniversary Podcast!

And here it is! Our 20th anniversary podcast, which we’re making free to all comers. OF COURSE we had some equipment trouble and ended up having to share a microphone. Made me a little uncomfortable sitting so close to this virtual stranger, but we muddled through. We answered, sorta, the following questions generously provided by … Continue reading “Anniversary Podcast!”

Poems from my podcast (an incomplete list)

Tuesday is chock full of issues I just can’t stand to talk about! So let’s read some poetry, instead. Oh yarr, my husband and I do a chatty, drinky podcast once a week, and we almost always end with a short poem. We’re done almost forty of these suckers, but I haven’t indexed them carefully … Continue reading “Poems from my podcast (an incomplete list)”

Check out my segment on the Jesuitical podcast!

I chatted with the delightful Ashley McKinless and Olga Segura about Catholicism and mental health. Talking about mental health isn’t easy. And when you throw faith into the mix it often becomes even harder. Many Catholics mistakenly think that needing mental health treatment amounts to a kind of spiritual failure. This week, we talk with writer Simcha Fisher, … Continue reading “Check out my segment on the Jesuitical podcast!”

Podcast 22: My father’s Six Day War

In today’s podcast, I interview my father, Phil Prever, about living through the Six Day War fifty years ago. He and my mother and my two oldest sisters in Jerusalem in 1967. He was half a block from the border with Jordan when the radio suddenly started repeating, “The window is open. The window is open.” … Continue reading “Podcast 22: My father’s Six Day War”

Podcast #21: Stargoon!

Turns out that when you take a week off, the next podcast is even worse than usual. Today, to your sorrow, we discuss the sad, sad story of Our Three Refrigerators (and our invisible couch); what most military guys we know think of Memorial Day Shaming; whether P.G. Wodehouse can be held responsible for the … Continue reading “Podcast #21: Stargoon!”

The FYOOOTURE of this site and podcast

Maybe you noticed that I put some ads on this site. I want to know how that’s working out for you; and I want to know what you’d like to see and hear from my site and podcast in the future. Why ads? This year, we’ll have two kids entering college and one going to kindergarten (which we … Continue reading “The FYOOOTURE of this site and podcast”

Podcast #4! S.C. Naoum of Eye of the Tiber refuses to swear in Aramaic

  … but only because he’s self-conscious about his accent. We’ll get him next time. I just sent out a Soundcloud link to all my lovely patrons, so you can hear my fourth podcast, a half-hour conversation with the comic genius S. C. Naoum, who created Eye of the Tiber and who still writes 95% … Continue reading “Podcast #4! S.C. Naoum of Eye of the Tiber refuses to swear in Aramaic”

Patreon! My podcast! And dignity. Always dignity.

My husband says that I have many skills, but self-promotion is not one of them. He is correct. Here are two things that I haven’t been able to bring myself to tell you about, even though I’m hoping they will, you know, succeed and make me money or whatever. FIRST THING: I have a podcast. Damien … Continue reading “Patreon! My podcast! And dignity. Always dignity.”

Allegations of spiritual abuse and sexual misconduct throw Sick Pilgrim into turmoil

Books are being destroyed, and an online community is in shock following the revelations of alleged sexual and spiritual misconduct by one of the founders of Sick Pilgrim. Sick Pilgrim, the popular blog and online community for Catholic misfits, announced Friday afternoon that it’s severing ties with its co-founder, Jonathan Ryan, a.k.a Jonathan Weyer. Sick … Continue reading “Allegations of spiritual abuse and sexual misconduct throw Sick Pilgrim into turmoil”