100 episodes

A podcast between writers Seth Haines & Tsh Oxenreider about living sacramentally, chatting over drinks. Pour yourself a glass and pull up a chair at the virtual pub as we talk about the sacramental nature of work, art, community, stories, love, the hard stuff, and more.

A Drink With a Friend Tsh Oxenreider

    • Religion & Spirituality
    • 4.8 • 348 Ratings

A podcast between writers Seth Haines & Tsh Oxenreider about living sacramentally, chatting over drinks. Pour yourself a glass and pull up a chair at the virtual pub as we talk about the sacramental nature of work, art, community, stories, love, the hard stuff, and more.

    6 Months Away From Social Media

    6 Months Away From Social Media

    It's June, which means Seth and Tsh are at the end of their first of the year challenges. Seth updates us on what he's learned being away from social media for six months, what he'll do differently, and what he misses. Tsh chimes in on her reflections about using our phones as instruments instead of devices so that the internet returns to how it works best: as a bicycle for the mind. 

    Seth: Newsletter | Website
    Tsh: Newsletter | Website
    Pick up a round of drinks
    Come to Italy with us
    Our recommended reads
    The Life We’re Looking For, by Andy Crouch
    Digital Minimalism, by Cal Newport
    Mohamed El-Erian on Twitter
    Stephanie Duncan Smith on Instagram
    Man and His Symbols, by Carl Jung
    The Liturgy of the Hours, from Word on Fire

    • 48 min
    In Praise of Hobbies

    In Praise of Hobbies

    Hobbies aren't just the things we do whenever we have spare time — they're actually important to our health. The things we do just because we enjoy them, staying at amateur status for the love of the craft, starting at the beginning and learning from zero, make us more of who we're made to be. Seth and Tsh each share some of their favorite hobbies and why they're so important to them.

    Seth: Newsletter | Website
    Tsh: Newsletter | Website
    Pick up a round of drinks
    Come to Italy with us
    Our recommended reads
    Leisure: The Basis of Culture, by Josef Pieper
    Band of Brothers
    Vivian Maier

    • 48 min
    Quick Announcement

    Quick Announcement

    Seth moseys by a river and sits among the birds to explain what's up this week. He and Tsh be back next week with a new episode! Stay tuned.

    • 2 min
    Why Catholic?

    Why Catholic?

    Both Seth and Tsh became Catholic just a few years ago, as adults after a lifetime of being Protestant. Why? ...That's the question they get asked by many of you ALL the time. In this episode, they dip their toes in the water of answering this massive question that doesn't have just one answer, focusing first more on Tsh's journey. (This will likely be an ongoing series, peppered throughout other chats...) 

    Seth: Newsletter | Website
    Tsh: Newsletter | Website
    Pick up a round of drinks
    Come to Italy with us — $250 off when you register by May 31, 2022!
    Our recommended reads
    Pink House Alchemy 
    Tsh’s Catholic research 
    Fr. Mike on ‘why be Catholic and not just Christian’
    How to Read (and Write) Like a Catholic, by Joshua Hren
    Henri Cartier-Bresson

    • 54 min
    Six More Good Things

    Six More Good Things

    It's the end of the school year, and May is always nuts. When life feels flustered, it's grounding to remember the ordinary things adding beauty to our days. Seth and Tsh each share what they're currently reading, watching, and listening to that are bringing them more joy and insight.

    Seth: Newsletter | Website
    Tsh: Newsletter | Website
    Pick up a round of drinks
    Come to Italy with us — $250 off when you register by May 31, 2022!
    Our recommended reads
    Tsh's Summer 2022 playlist ​​ 
    The Black Keys, Typhoon, Jason Isbell, & S. Carey's Paralyzed
    Learning the Good Life, edited by Jessica Hooten Wilson & Jacob Stratman  
    The Wall Street Journal
    Principles for Dealing With The Changing World Order, by Ray Dalio
    Cultivating Catholic Feminism video series
    Inventing Anna on Netflix 
    Under the Banner of Heaven on Hulu 
    Under the Banner of Heaven, by Jon Krakauer 

    • 43 min
    Now What?

    Now What?

    How do we connect with people when our differences are exacerbated by algorithms and echo chambers? Seth and Tsh are joined around the table by their friends Beth Silvers and Sarah Stewart-Holland from the podcast Pantsuit Politics — together, they chat about what it looks like to listen and learn from others when it feels like we disagree on almost everything.

    Beth and Sarah's podcast, Pantsuit Politics
    Their new book, Now What?
    Seth: Newsletter | Website
    Tsh: Newsletter | Website
    Pick up a round of drinks
    Come to Italy with us — $250 off when you register by May 31, 2022!
    Our recommended reads
    Conflict is Not Abuse, by Sarah Schulman
    The Biggest Little Farm
    i thank you god for most this amazing, by e.e. cummings
    Southland in the Springtime, by Indigo Girls
    Glow Up on Netflix

    • 51 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
348 Ratings

348 Ratings

Jasmyn Denton ,

Perfect Friday Podcast

Tsh and Seth are excellent Friday companions. Thoughtful conversations through meaningful topics are a great way to wrap up a week and walk into a weekend with something beautiful and good to think on. Thanks so much!

AvettJames8242020 ,

Love the 2022

Really loving the hard topics being discussed and debated this year.

Michelle in Georgia ,

I love this show!

A Drink With a Friend has been a lifeline for me. I enjoy their conversations about life and meeting God in simple everyday things. They go deep enough to make me stop and think without leaving me behind. And their friendship is fun and encouraging. Love it. Thanks guys for being such a fun show.

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