Catholic in a Smalltown Podcast
A podcast about a young, Catholic couple raising kids in a small town. Faith. Family. Fun...Scandalous.

The Barrons settled down and stop traveling, Kat loves The Fall, Jude loves Annedroids, and God is trying to beat Mac over the head.


TV & Movies:

The Fall - Netflix

Annedroids - Amazon Prime





Verse used in Catholic Stuff:

Colossians 3:23


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Show Notes CST#279



Its a show all about Disney… or rather our experience at Disney and the sacramentality of life. So much so, you could say its… magical.

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Mac has to go back to work as the Barron's prepare for Disney! Kat watches Empire of the Sun and Mac finds The Wrong Mans. Catholic stuff is a hodgepodge of signs, spiritual credit, and NPR.


Movies and TV:

Empire of the Sun

The Wrong Mans



NPR interview mentioned:



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Direct download: CST_278.mp3
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CST #277: Not a Wonderful Christmas Carol


Mac & Kat take part in SQPN's marathon, we share our favorite gifts, review A Christmas Carol (2009), and remark on generosity and accidental grace during Christmas.



A Christmas Carol (2009)

Its a Wonderful Life

Family Guy Star Wars parodies



Syma X5C quadcoptor


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CST #276


Holiday camping, wrapping presents, and the flu is going around. We review a few movies and address an email about the frailty of some people's faith.



Call Me Clause

Shaggy Dog

Ernest Saves Christmas




Robert Downey Junior - River

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Show Notes - CST #275


The boys are the stars of the Christmas play, we finally get the trees decorated, we review the finally of True Detective and enjoy the Amazon TV Stick. We also meditate on suffering and hope at Christmas.






True Detective



Web Series:

Good Mythical Morning




Angela and the Baby Jesus by Frank McCourt

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Show Notes CST#274


Katherine goes a little crazy with the Christmas trees and gets some new budget software. Mac enjoys The Hobbit with the boys. And we look to the show True Detective for some really interesting ideas about religion and the human condition.


Movies and TV:

The Hobbit

True Detective



Hatchet by Gary Paulson



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Show Notes CST #273


Back from Thanksgiving break at Mac's parents'; we unpack the Star Wars trailer; Mac becomes a Pirate Assassin; and we discuss getting ready for the Lord.


Movies & TV:

Trailers for Star Wars Episode VII & Jurassic World

The Incredibles




Assassin's Creed: Black Flag

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Show Notes - CST #272

Its been raining for two days, Mac is on vacation and the kitchen is coming together. We ask you if we should get tablets for our children, review Poltergeist, Homeland seasons 1 & 2, and talk about the cult of personality around the Jonestown Massacre.


TV & Movies:


Brooklyn 99

Downton Abbey

Peabody & Sherman



Podcasts we're listening to:


Bullseye with Jesse Thorn

Pop Culture Happy Hour

The Break


The Business 

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We apologize for not doing a real show and talk about Interstellar.

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