Tony is a Texas native living in Seattle, WA, with his wife, Tricia, and four kiddos. Tony is a cradle Catholic who is most at home talking about life, faith, and things that really matter over a cup of coffee, beer, or board game. Tony had a transformative encounter in a community of love and grace at a young age that set him on a path towards professional ministry. He currently serves as a lay minister in the Catholic Church, where he works as an evangelist, speaker, and trainer at his home parish and with parishes and communities around the globe. He has a beard.
October 6th, 2017 | Season 1 | 1 hr 1 min
antman, catholic, family, giveaway, ice cream, jesus, michigan, millennials, suffering, super powers
Tony sits down with head of his friend Pete Burak to talk about super powers, childhood injuries, and the role of suffering in Pete's life. Then Pete turns the table and asks about infinite ice cream shops and "Tony's Why".
October 1st, 2017 | Season 1 | 1 hr 4 mins
belief, believe, catholic, film, mormon, papal, parents, starbucks, sundance, underdog, video games
Tony sits down to talk about what really matters with his old Starbucks coworker, Katy Drake-Bettner. Among other things, Katy is a philanthropist who manages a foundation that she started with her husband after they sold a game he created called "Words With Friends".
September 25th, 2017 | Season 1 | 1 hr 7 mins
8beats, art, catholic, chicago, creative, creatives, doubt, family, film, glass darkly, juice, mexican, movies, porn, rene girard, seminary, short, spirit, visceral
Tony and Father Colin sit down with Glass Darkly and Spirit Juice Film maker Sam Sorich to talk about what it's like to go from a family of thirteen, to van life, to film maker on the new 8Beats Project. Sam cusses. Just FYI.
September 19th, 2017 | Season 1 | 1 hr 6 mins
art, christian, ms, multiple sclerosis
This week Tony sits down with Emily Britt. Mother of three and avid Game of Thrones fan, Emily identifies herself as a universalist Christian. Tony and Emily talk about her battle with MS, how her faith was challenged by a move to Iowa, and experiencing God in the Grease.
September 11th, 2017 | Season 1 | 1 hr 3 mins
agnostic, board game, catholic, compassion. prayer, dissonance, evidence, integrity, lawyer, lds, mission, mormon, nonbeliver, trilogy, truth
This week Tony sits down with his board game buddy Brad Hudson to talk about Brad's journey from Mormon Missionary to Agnostic NonBeliever. Brad is a property lawyer, husband father, and hiker.
September 6th, 2017 | Season 1 | 1 hr 4 mins
beauty, catholic, cl, priest, trilogy
Tony sits down to talk about what matters with his friend and cohost Fr Colin Parish. Fr Parish is Roman Catholic Priest, navy vet, and just had his first day or high school. This is episode number 2 in our opening trilogy.
September 4th, 2017 | Season 1 | 18 mins 50 secs
believe, catholic, new, threshold
In this episode Tony Vasinda and Father Colin Parrish share their thoughts on why made the podcast. This is part of the opening trilogy of episodes that explore the scope of The Threshold