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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  • Sherry Weddell | The Mystical Tale Of Cate And The Cockroach

    March 9th, 2018  |  Season 1  |  1 hr 8 mins
    catholic, cockroach, fid, protestant, sherry, weddell

    Tony sits down this week Sherry Weddell. Sherry is a Lay woman who is one of the main thought leaders in the Roman Catholic Church today. Her books about discipleship have taken the Catholic world by storm and inspired this very podcast along with other work across the globe. We talk about growing us fundamentalist in the south, being a woman in the Church, and about how she found God in a Cockroach and a statue of a 14th century Saint she calls "Cate". It was an honor.

  • J. Keith Van Straaten | The 87% Threshold

    February 22nd, 2018  |  Season 1  |  54 mins 16 secs

    This week Tony sits down with J. Keith van Straaten. J. Keith is an actor, comedian, writer and improv artist with a long list of credits to his name. He currently is the host of the podcast "Go Fact Yourself" on the Max Fun network. We talk about his secular up bringing, spiritual growth the AA, and how he creates healthy limits and structure in his life today.

  • Luke Carey | Confidently Conflicted In Cincinnati

    February 14th, 2018  |  Season 1  |  1 hr 11 mins
    catching foxes, catholic, catholic famous, charismatic, cincinnati, demanding, franciscan, healing, holy spirit, podcasts, prophecy, slain, tounges

    Tony sits down this week Luke Carey. Luke is a Catholic Famous podcaster and works for the Catholic Church in Cincinnati where he lives with his wife Erin. We talk about growing us charismatic, being demanding of God, and what happened when Luke's dad died. This episode got pretty deep. We hope you like it.

  • Ahmad Jamil | Just One Muslim's Perspective

    February 8th, 2018  |  Season 1  |  1 hr 14 mins
    catholic, culture, five pillars, jesus, mohammad, muslim, parenting, religion, super bowl, taxes, trinity

    Tony sits down this week Ahmad Jamil. Ahmad is an husband, father, and aspiring tech guru. Ahmad lives and works in Austin TX and is a practicing Muslim. Tony and Father Parrish actually learned a ton from our conversation with Ahmad. We talk about the Oneness of God, idolatry, Islam, the Trinity, who the greatest prophet is.

  • Michael Shuey | Atheists Don't Make Hot Chocolate

    January 31st, 2018  |  Season 1  |  1 hr 6 mins
    atheist, catholic, community, dad, dinosaurs, hot chocolate, kids, marriage, wife

    Tony sits down this week to talk with Michael Shuey. Mike works for one of the major tech companies and in Seattle and goes to church many Sunday's at St Luke where Tony and Fr Parrish work. Mike is an atheist though. We talk about what Mike believes, dinosaurs, and why he goes to Church sometimes.

  • Hayley Smith | Fighting For The Chance To Help

    January 17th, 2018  |  Season 1  |  1 hr 20 mins
    catholic, celibacy, kate, mine, mormon, refugee, siblings, underwear, world war one

    Tony sits down this week to talk with Hayley Smith. Hayley works across the globe with refugees. She is a Mormon, but spends most of her time working with people who are Muslim. In the middle of all the things that could make someone seem different, Hayley just sees a friend.

  • Anna Carter | Life Is Bigger

    January 8th, 2018  |  Season 1  |  1 hr 17 mins
    attraction, birthday, burgers, catholic, cold brew, community, eden invitation, lgbt, music, road trips, ssa

    Tony sits down this week to talk with Anna Carter. Anna is a Catholic and in high school she realized that she is sexually attracted to women. We talk about these things, good burgers, whiskey, and road trip tunes.

  • Priest vs Layman Three | Why Father Parish Hates Christmas

    January 4th, 2018  |  Season 1  |  46 mins 30 secs
    christmas, jameson, layman, lewis, lord of the rings, narnia, new year, priest, rekya

    During our Christmas and New Years recovery Tony and Father Parrish sit down to catch up and talk about life, why Father Parrish hates Christmas, Narnia vs LoTR, and accidentally ordering the random liquor on Amazon Prime Now. Regular interviews are back next week.

  • Claire Leo | We Can Always Do Better

    December 27th, 2017  |  Season 1  |  1 hr 8 mins
    agnostic, catholic, dallas, indianapolis, indy, ncyc, none, seattle, youth ministry

    Tony sits down this week with Claire Leo. Claire is a lapsed Catholic, and former member of Tony's first youth ministry program. Claire currently lives in Indianapolis and is going back to school for library science. She has a background in rhetoric, loves her husband, board games, and her cats.

  • Tim Morgan | Games, Community, and Seeking The Divine

    December 13th, 2017  |  Season 1  |  1 hr 12 mins
    belgium, catholic, cats, dnd, dragons, dungeons, ellis, freemason, gamer, games, jesus, labyrinth, pokemon, roleplaying, seeker

    Tony sits down with Coowner of Around The Table Gamer Pub, Tim Morgan. Child of an almost Roman Catholic priest and mother who never took him to Church. Tim identifies as a medievalist and obvious cat lover. Tim is someone who has created an amazing place for community and written a roleplaying game in his search for something meaningful.

  • Priest vs Layman Two | Missionary Mindset or Latin Isn't Magic

    December 6th, 2017  |  Season 1  |  56 mins 9 secs
    catholic, cl, communion, curiosity, disarming beauty, latin, layman, liberation, mission, ncyc, priest, spanish

    CHURCH NERD ALERT!!! This week on the podcast Tony sits down with his good buddy Fr Colin Parrish... AND THEY DUKE IT OUT on topics like Hermione's purse, missionary mindsets, curiosity, heterodoxical friendships, Latin vs Spanish, good vs bad liturgy, and Disarming Beauty

  • Aaron Alford | Community, Solitude, Hairiness and Holiness

    November 27th, 2017  |  Season 1  |  1 hr 1 min
    balm, beard, bearded, beards, book, canadian, catholic, chastity, community, giveaway, gospel, men, single

    Tony sits down with fellow (and chief) Bearded Gospel Man Aaron Alford. Aaron grew up as a Canadian Baptist, but is currently in formation as a Catholic seminarian for Las Cruces New Mexico. He also sports and epic beard and is one the author of the recent book, "Bearded Gospel Men".

  • Mark Guiney | Science, Faith, and Fishing With Dynamite

    November 17th, 2017  |  Season 1  |  33 mins 48 secs
    camino, fishing, fishing with dynamite, neil, neil degrasse tyson, philosophy, radio, radioheart, religion, science, wonder

    Tony sits down with our new podcast editor and all around amazing guy Mark Guiney. Mark is an author, podcaster, and all around Renaissance man who just joined our team.

  • Eli Methvin | Art, Ritual, And What Is The Divine?

    November 6th, 2017  |  Season 1  |  1 hr 10 mins
    art, baptist, catholic, catholic balm co, divinity, giveaway, lgbt, lgbtq, ritual, soul, starbucks, trans, vatican, wicca

    Tony sits down this week to talk with Eli Methvin about what really matters. Eli is transgender artist who grew up Southern Baptist and is now a practicing Wiccan. We also talk about ritual, art, and being a barista.

  • Brandon Vogt | The Internet's Favorite Catholic

    October 30th, 2017  |  Season 1  |  1 hr 20 mins
    atheist, austin kleon, barron, beer, bibliophile, bishop robert barron, board games, catching foxes, catholic, claritasu, clarity, execution, ice cream, ideas, jon acuff, mundelein, protestant, return, saying no, seminary, strange notions, word on fire

    Tony sits down to talk with Brandon Vogt about his faith life and the seemingly overwhelming amount of projects that Brandon has made, manages, or runs. Brandon is a husband and father of almost 6 kids who works with Bishop Robert Barron.

  • Priest vs Layman One | Getting Out Of The Bubble -or- Go See Me Without You Without Me

    October 16th, 2017  |  Season 1  |  31 mins 47 secs
    arvo part, beer, chant, darren king, jon acuff, kendrick lamar, layman, me without you, metal, monks of norcia, mundelein, pike place, priest, rainier, rainn wilson, scremo, seattle

    This week on the podcast Tony sits down with his good buddy Fr Colin Parrish... AND THEY DUKE IT OUT on topics like Rainier beer, scremo, Me Without You, chant, favorite drummers, Fr Parrish's existential crisis. Also where we want to go with The Threshold.