The Other Things Podcast

Two Jesuits Talking

About the show

David and Jonathan are two Jesuits discussing life, work, music, movies... and other things.

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Episodes and Blog Entries

  • Episode 24: Deacon David!

    Episode  |  September 21st, 2019  |  Season 2  |  14 mins 24 secs
    catholic, christian, deacon, jesuit, ordination

    David is now a Deacon! Lets talk about that

  • Episode 23: Our First Hot Take: Spider-Man Homecoming

    Episode  |  July 19th, 2019  |  Season 2  |  30 mins 40 secs
    catholic, comics, jesuit, marvel, mcu, spiderman

    David and Jonathan discuss the new Spider-Man movie.

  • Episode 22: Let it be

    Episode  |  July 1st, 2019  |  Season 2  |  1 hr 7 mins

    We have a new priest! Fr Jonathan talks about what the ordination mass was like and how the first few weeks of his new life has been. Other topics include Confession and whether or not Skynet can happen. Also, David watches Aladdin. It was indeed a whole new world.

  • Fire at Notre Dame Cathedral

    Episode  |  April 17th, 2019  |  Season 2  |  34 mins 5 secs
    cathedral, catholic, christian, fire, gothic, jesuit, medieval, notre dame

    In this special episode David and Jonathan discuss the recent fire at Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris

  • Episode 21: Two Cathedrals

    Episode  |  March 29th, 2019  |  Season 2  |  59 mins 36 secs
    catholic, christian, jesuit, lent

    The season two finale! David and Jonathan talk about how Los Angeles is a lot like Houston, David’s Master’s thesis on Christian Freedom, and a few other things.

  • Episode 20: Catch Up and Catch All

    Episode  |  March 16th, 2019  |  Season 2  |  1 hr 3 mins
    catholic, christian, jesuit, lent, tolkien

    David and Jonathan discuss their Lenten journey and how a good book can be a gateway to a vast world of knowledge. The discussion on The Coddling of the American Mind will continue next episode.

  • Episode 19: The Other Things Gone Bad

    Episode  |  March 2nd, 2019  |  Season 2  |  1 hr 7 mins
    book review, catholic, christian, coddling, jesuit, jesuits

    David and Jonathan continue their discussion on digital minimalism and how that can influence how we Lent and discuss “The Coddling of the American Mind”. Should there be a “Cleric Registration Act”? It didn’t work too well for the Avengers, but it might be helpful for the Church!

  • Episode 18: Digital Minimalism

    Episode  |  February 16th, 2019  |  Season 2  |  1 hr 2 mins
    catholic, christian, jesuit, jesuits, minimalism, suffering

    David and Jonathan discuss the connections between digital minimalism and the vow of poverty. Also, does God want us to suffer?

  • Episode 17: The Witness Factor 2.0

    Episode  |  February 9th, 2019  |  Season 2  |  1 hr 13 mins
    catholic, covington, jesuit, jesuits, poverty

    David and Jonathan are back. This week we discuss the always exciting topic of Jesuit Poverty and briefly discuss (rant?) about the Covington Catholic controversy.

  • Episode 16: Way Out in Tampa

    Episode  |  January 18th, 2019  |  Season 2  |  1 hr 6 mins
    beauty, catholic, comics, jesuit, jesuits, spider-man

    David and Jonathan are back after the Christmas break. This week's discussion focuses on how to travel, what beauty is, and do a brief review of Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse. SPOILERS!

  • Episode 15: The Haunting

    Episode  |  December 8th, 2018  |  Season 2  |  1 hr 1 min

    David and Jonathan continue their conversation on addiction and can’t help but make a few more Lord of the Rings references. Well, mostly Jonathan can’t help himself.

  • Episode 14: Living Vicariously

    Episode  |  November 24th, 2018  |  Season 2  |  59 mins 53 secs

    David and Jonathan talk about YouTube cooking channels, addiction, and continuing their conversation about the US Catholic Bishops meeting.

  • Episode 13: Cyberspace

    Episode  |  November 10th, 2018  |  Season 2  |  1 hr 7 mins

    It’s November and we’re finally getting an update on how the semester is going. Also: how about that internet, is that still a thing?

  • Episode 12: Never Give Up, Never Surrender!

    Episode  |  October 28th, 2018  |  Season 2  |  1 hr 6 mins

    David and Jonathan continue their conversation on diaconate ordination and the current scandal in the Catholic Church, and sometimes you just need a little Galaxy Quest to help you make it through.

  • Episode 11: A Light in the Darkness

    Episode  |  October 12th, 2018  |  Season 2  |  53 mins 19 secs

    David and Jonathan have returned! They discuss their soon to be ordination in a Church rocked with scandal and how to find light in the darkness.