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 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.

  • Episode 10: Big Enough Why

    Episode  |  July 12th, 2018  |  Season 1  |  1 hr 31 mins

    Finally back online after a few months of exams a…

  • Episode 9: We Still Do This?

    Episode  |  April 21st, 2018  |  Season 1  |  1 hr 2 mins

    David and Jonathan prepare for summer travels and Jonathan continues to struggle with Microsoft and Google. Ready Player One (the movie) gets a review. Watch out for spoilers.

  • Quick Check-in

    Episode  |  April 3rd, 2018  |  Season 1  |  9 mins 48 secs

    We still do this! David and Jonathan have been bu…

  • Episode 8: Difficult to Work With

    Episode  |  March 5th, 2018  |  Season 1  |  1 hr 8 mins

    David learns how to stress better (theoretically)…

  • Episode 7: Charlotte’s Web

    Episode  |  February 4th, 2018  |  Season 1  |  1 hr 8 mins

    The title of the podcast is finally explained whi…