98 episodes

In this weekly podcast, Mac and Katherine, who are Catholic converts, talk about raising kids, Catholic issues, scouting, movies, books, games, podcasts and anything else that comes up. Mac and Katherine have been podcasting since 2006.

Catholic in a Small Town Mac and Katherine Barron

    • Religion & Spirituality
    • 4.8 • 323 Ratings

In this weekly podcast, Mac and Katherine, who are Catholic converts, talk about raising kids, Catholic issues, scouting, movies, books, games, podcasts and anything else that comes up. Mac and Katherine have been podcasting since 2006.

    CST #659: “Laser”

    CST #659: “Laser”

    Thanksgiving is upon us, Ben turns 20, Mac got a new shop toy and Jude turns into a moody teen. We’re not quite sure what to Make of the New Emily Blunt western drama series, The English. The Last Starfighter is perfect, crappy-looking space adventure and Mortal Engines is an amazing looking crappy story. Also, forgiveness
     
    Homework:
    Drink a Tom & Jerry
    Read The Darkness of Egypt by John Senior (essay published in The Restoration of Christian Culture)
     
    Movies & TV:
    The English (Prime)
    For All Mankind Season 2 (Apple+)
    Mortal Engines (Tubi)
    The Last Starfighter (Google Play)
     
    Books:
    The Innocence of Father Brown by G.K. Chesterton



    Other great stuff we like:
    Ari’s Pre-Advent prep guide
    Wyoming Catholic
    Gregory the Great’s St. Nicholas Guild
    Total Consecration to Jesus Through Mary
    Mac’s Woodworking Shop
     
    Mac’s Online Woodcraft Store
    Mac’s book! Clueless in Galilee
     
    Please support us through Patreon
    Find us on our website
    Our libsyn page where you can find all our old episodes
     
    Theme song by Mary Bragg.
     
    Our other show: Spoiled! with Mac and Katherine
     
    We use Amazon affiliate links. We may get a little kickback if you use the link above to purchase from Amazon.

    • 1 hr 19 min
    CST #658: The Other F Word

    CST #658: The Other F Word

    We did not win the lottery, Kat gets sick again, we take part in a work project, Mississippi Grind is pretty good, we finally get around to mail, and we connect a little device called a fart bag to a Samsung banner in a cathedral.
     
    Movies & TV:
    Mississippi Grind (HBOMax)
    Andor (Disney+)
    The Vow (HBOMax)
    Peripheral (Prime)



    Other great stuff we like:
    Ari’s Pre-Advent prep guide
    Wyoming Catholic
    Gregory the Great’s St. Nicholas Guild
    Total Consecration to Jesus Through Mary
    Mac’s Woodworking Shop
     
    Mac’s Online Woodcraft Store
    Mac’s book! Clueless in Galilee
     
    Please support us through Patreon
    Find us on our website
    Our libsyn page where you can find all our old episodes
     
    Theme song by Mary Bragg.
     
    Our other show: Spoiled! with Mac and Katherine
     
    We use Amazon affiliate links. We may get a little kickback if you use the link above to purchase from Amazon.

    • 1 hr 16 min
    CST #657: Powerball!

    CST #657: Powerball!

    Camping misadventures, Mac gets his cast off, multiple fall festivals, See How They Run impresses while The Final Day disappoints. Also, have you seen what the lottery is up to now?
     
    Movies & TV:
    See How They Run (HBOMax)
    The Vow (HBOMax)
    The Northman (Prime)
     
    Books & Essays:
    The Final Day by William Forstchen



    Other great stuff we like:
    Ari’s Pre-Advent prep guide
    Wyoming Catholic
    Gregory the Great’s St. Nicholas Guild
    Total Consecration to Jesus Through Mary
     
    Mac’s Online Woodcraft Store
    Mac’s book! Clueless in Galilee
     
    Please support us through Patreon
    Find us on our website
    Our libsyn page where you can find all our old episodes
     
    Theme song by Mary Bragg.
     
    Our other show: Spoiled! with Mac and Katherine
     
    We use Amazon affiliate links. We may get a little kickback if you use the link above to purchase from Amazon.

    • 1 hr 39 min
    CST #656: The Handkerchief Show

    CST #656: The Handkerchief Show

    Jude loses a hampster, Kat still has a cold, The Peripheral shows great promise, Phantom of the Open is a family heart-warmer, and John Senior is Katherine’s “Plan B”. 
     
    Movies & TV:
    The Peripheral
    The Outfit
    Phantom of the Open
     
    Books & Essays:
    The Awakening of Ms Prim by Sanmartin Fenolerra
    The Perennial Heresy (part of The Death of Christian Culture) by John Senior



    Other great stuff we like:
    Ari’s Pre-Advent prep guide
    Wyoming Catholic
    Gregory the Great’s St. Nicholas Guild
    Total Consecration to Jesus Through Mary
     
    Mac’s Online Woodcraft Store
    Mac’s book! Clueless in Galilee
     
    Please support us through Patreon
    Find us on our website
    Our libsyn page where you can find all our old episodes
     
    Theme song by Mary Bragg.
     
    Our other show: Spoiled! with Mac and Katherine
     
    We use Amazon affiliate links. We may get a little kickback if you use the link above to purchase from Amazon.

    • 1 hr 31 min
    CST #655: Ben’s No Good Very Bad Day

    CST #655: Ben’s No Good Very Bad Day

    Everybody at the house gets sick, Mac is getting tired of wearing a cast and Ben has a great trip with an emotional rollercoaster of a day coming home.
     
    Movies & TV:
    Pennyworth (HBO Max)
    A Star is born (1937, 1953, 1974, 2018)
     
    Books:
    Beast by Paul Kingsnorth



    Other great stuff we like:
    Ari’s Pre-Advent prep guide
    Wyoming Catholic
    Gregory the Great’s St. Nicholas Guild
    Total Consecration to Jesus Through Mary
     
    Mac’s Online Woodcraft Store
    Mac’s book! Clueless in Galilee
     
    Please support us through Patreon
    Find us on our website
    Our libsyn page where you can find all our old episodes
     
    Theme song by Mary Bragg.
     
    Our other show: Spoiled! with Mac and Katherine
     
    We use Amazon affiliate links. We may get a little kickback if you use the link above to purchase from Amazon.

    • 1 hr 24 min
    CST #654: The Divine Office

    CST #654: The Divine Office

    Barron’s take on Scranton, PA as Jude checks out Gregory the Great. Going Clear, Children of Men, & Return of the King are all worth a revisit. Pre-Advent starts soon and we talk about why we’re willing to sacrifice to send our kids to Catholic schools.
     
    Movies:
    Going Clear (HBO Max)
    Children of Men
     
    Books:
    Children of Men
    Return of the King



    Other great stuff we like:
    Ari’s Pre-Advent prep guide
    Wyoming Catholic
    Gregory the Great’s St. Nicholas Guild
    Total Consecration to Jesus Through Mary
     
    Mac’s Online Woodcraft Store
    Mac’s book! Clueless in Galilee
     
    Please support us through Patreon
    Find us on our website
    Our libsyn page where you can find all our old episodes
     
    Theme song by Mary Bragg.
     
    Our other show: Spoiled! with Mac and Katherine
     
    We use Amazon affiliate links. We may get a little kickback if you use the link above to purchase from Amazon.

    • 1 hr 9 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
323 Ratings

323 Ratings

phils son ,

Great podcast

I love how they are humorous and they still talk about the faith

Sammy's Nanny ,

2 brilliant apples from the (un) Barron tree

Wow oh wow oh wow!! Does Ben Barron sound just like his dad! Every time I hear Ben speak I think it has to be very similar to the younger Mac Barron. It’s uncanny. Ben and Sam’s review of the movie Moonlight was very entertaining. I especially loved how they characterized Oscar Isaac as being from Star Wars and no other movie or show. I only know Oscar Isaac from the HBO show Scenes from a Marriage . Perspective of two different ages. Mac and Katherine,I’ve said it before and I will say it again, you certainly are doing a fine job with these boys and I look forward to many years of their productions in the studio.

K1y2l3e ,

Five Stars because Ten is not an Option!

Enjoy listening to Catholic In A Small Town while running in my small town.

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