The Threshold Podcast

Let's Violate A Cultural Norm

About the show

Let's violate a cultural norm.

In a time when certain conversations can seem tense or even taboo, we push back against a culture of silence. Everyother week we sit down with a different guest each week to talk about what they believe, what shaped it, and why it matters.

The Threshold Podcast features a mix of conversations with athiests, agnostices, Catholics, other Christians, and people of completely different faith backgrounds. The focus of our conversations is not to challenge, convert, or shame anyone's perspective. Instead, we want to provide a space where people can share their stories, talk about their experiences, and create bridges of trust. Most importantly, we want to step beyond the threshold of banal conversation and talk about the primary thing that we feel should define any person's actions - what they believe.

Join us each week where we eff ineffability and talk about what really matters.

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  • Mike Savage | Are We Brothers?

    December 13th, 2018  |  Season 2  |  1 hr 22 mins

    This week Tony talks with Mike Savage. Mike is an author, professor, podcaster, and convicted criminal mastermind. We talk about broadcast journalism, money laundering, jail house conversions, and family.

  • Christopher West | The Ache

    October 28th, 2018  |  Season 2  |  1 hr 20 mins
    catholic, mark, supercatholic, telemarketers, the ache, tony

    This week Tony talks with Christopher West. Christopher is a husband, father, teacher, speaker, author, and one of the foremost experts in the world on what is known as The Theology of the Body. Tony and Christopher talk about telemarketers, music, theology, and the ache of our hearts.

  • "Science Mike" Mchargue | Leaning Into Mystery

    October 19th, 2018  |  Season 2  |  1 hr 36 mins
    ask, catholic, deconstruction, liturgist, mystery, mystic, post christian, science, wonder

    This week Tony talks with Mike Mchargue or as he is better known on the internet, Science Mike. Mike is a speaker, author, and content creator who shares regularly about science, spirituality, and social justice issues. Let's lean into mystery with Science Mike.

  • Corey Pigg | Walking Each Other Home

    September 28th, 2018  |  Season 2  |  1 hr 30 mins
    catholic, cults, deconstruction, float tanks, jesus, missionary, post christian

    This week Tony talks with Corey Pigg. Corey is the main mind behind Failed Missionary podcast and the producer at The Liturgist podcast. Corey talks about spiders, his views on missionary culture, and where he is at with faith and life.

  • Arleen Spenceley | More Than A Unicorn

    September 10th, 2018  |  Season 2  |  1 hr 13 mins
    author, catholic, chastity, crossfit, dating, unicorn, virgin

    This week Tony talks with Arleen Spenceley. Arleen is a journalist, author, speaker, social media guru, and VIRGIN!!!! Which is not as rare as it sounds, but talking about her virginity openly and honestly launched her into the secular spotlight in her midtwenties. MariVi join us for this great conversation.

  • Brian Govatos | Hold the Koolaid, Pass the Whiskey

    August 22nd, 2018  |  Season 2  |  1 hr 43 mins

    This week Tony talks with Brian Govatos who is an amazing father, improv communication and marketing specialist, and runs The Proud Atheist. Also BUCKLE UP AND STRAP IN! This is our longest episode ever.

  • Devon Handy | Don't Split The Party: A Feminist Tale

    August 6th, 2018  |  Season 2  |  1 hr 29 mins
    catholic, connected, d&d, feminism, politics, roleplaying, secular, tattoos

    This week Tony talks with Devon Handy from from the Hellbent Podcast about tattoos, D&D, feminism, life, and faith. This is a two part series on feminism with special guest host Claire Swinarski.

  • Destiny Herndon De-La Rosa | I'll Fight Your Wife: A Feminist Tale

    July 20th, 2018  |  Season 2  |  1 hr 10 mins
    advocacy, babies, catholic, feminism, food, high school, life, prolife, secular

    This week Tony talks with Destiny Herndon De-La Rosa from New Wave Feminist about high school, southern food, faith, and life. This is a two part series on feminism with special guest host Claire Swinarski.

  • Shannon Ochoa | Longing, Beauty, and Chaos

    July 3rd, 2018  |  Season 2  |  1 hr 18 mins
    catholic, eden invitation, lgbt, michigan, waterfalls, whiskey

    This week Tony sit down with Shannon Ochoa of Eden Invitation to talk about whiskey, waterfalls, and the beauty and chaos of life.

  • Gene Monterastelli | To Know And Believe It

    June 19th, 2018  |  Season 2  |  59 mins 31 secs
    art, believe, catholic, holy spirit, instagram, juggler, know, love, new york, wind

    This week Tony sits down with Gene Monterastelli of aPEx and Pasco Media. Tony and Gene talk about art, New York City, wind, god, and what relationships look like.

  • Lisl Stadler | Agreeably Disagreeable

    June 4th, 2018  |  Season 2  |  1 hr 14 mins

    Season Two! This week I sit down with Lisl Stadler of Disagreeable Subjects to talk about politics, religion, and all the things we aren't supposed to talk about.

  • Odd Noggins | What Kids Say and The Sound Of Silence

    May 24th, 2018  |  33 mins 20 secs
    kids, odd noggins, prayer, reflection., silence

    Our last week of our between season break! This week we are talking about funny and amazing things kid's say, and how we feel about silence.

  • A Live Show About Transitions

    May 14th, 2018  |  49 mins 24 secs
    catholic convert, collaboration, fireman, live, priest, transition

    A couple weeks ago we sat down with our Friend Edmund Mitchell and did a live show in Oak Cliff Texas! Thanks to everyone who came out, especially our guest for this week Father Russ Mower and Gabby. We talk with Father Russ about what really matters in his life, and why he became a priest late in life. This is the second half of the night. The first half can be found over on The Show w/Edmund Mitchell

  • Odd Noggins | Men, Women, and Trusting Your Gut

    April 13th, 2018  |  28 mins 50 secs
    devon, disagreeable, gender, gut, hellbent, lisl, men, odd, trust, women

    We are on a break from our normal format between seasons. This week we are talking about if men and women can really be just friends, and what happens when you don't trust your gut.

  • Odd Noggins | Bizzare Googles and What Recharges Your Soul?

    April 5th, 2018  |  35 mins 27 secs
    firefly, google, odd noggin, soul, tolkien

    We are on a break from our normal format between seasons. This week we talk about emotions we wish we could control better and our favorite middle school jams.

  • Odd Noggins | Your Favorite Middle School Jams

    March 27th, 2018  |  43 mins 17 secs
    animal, beauty, emotions, etherial, intense, jkeith, luke, music, noggins, odd

    We are on a break from our normal format between seasons. This week we talk about emotions we wish we could control better and our favorite middle school jams.