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

Cold weather camping, late night legos and the oscars. Sam & Mac LOVE Agent Carter and Mac & Kat have a ball with Predestination. We also talk about forgiveness and the awful alternative.


Movies & TV:


Agent Carter


SNL's 40th Anniversary Special



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Ben & Mac start working out, We didn't care for Boyhood, but loved The Slap. Also, we ponder what Ben's emotional outbursts are really about.


Movies & TV:


The Slap


Video Games:



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Scouting, scouting, and more scouting… and some 4-H. Ben's watching movies for free, you take us to task for letting our boys watch Galavant. And Katherine makes an impassioned defense of real womanhood in the face of society's twisted portrayals.


Movies & TV:

Book of Life

Maze Runner




Robogenesis by Daniel Wilson

11/23/63 by Stephen King


Video Games:

First Light (PS4)


Magazine article referenced:

Entertainment Weekly - Sex Lies & Fifty Shades by Leslie Bennetts



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Pack 75 has been rechartered, Kat goes way negative, and don't watch Galavant with the kids.


Movies & TV:


The Rover

Gravity Flats

The Simpsons


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Direct download: CST_281.mp3
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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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