45 episodes

Join the Catholic Nerds Podcast for quality Catholic nerdery. The Catholic Nerds basically nerd out on comics, movies, video games, and books, all from a Catholic perspective, plus a hefty helping of all things Catholic. There will be plenty of Jesus, Mary, and the Eucharist here! Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/scott-smith677/support

Catholic Nerds Catholic Nerds

    • Religion & Spirituality
    • 4.4 • 13 Ratings

Join the Catholic Nerds Podcast for quality Catholic nerdery. The Catholic Nerds basically nerd out on comics, movies, video games, and books, all from a Catholic perspective, plus a hefty helping of all things Catholic. There will be plenty of Jesus, Mary, and the Eucharist here! Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/scott-smith677/support

    Episode 44: Journeys of St. Paul - Interview with Charlie McKinney

    Episode 44: Journeys of St. Paul - Interview with Charlie McKinney

    Do you like board games? We do too! Especially when we can play them with our families. Well do we have a game to share with you! Cody, Erik and I got a chance to speak with Charlie McKinney, President of Sophia Institute Press. We spent a little time getting to know Charlie, where he is from and what exactly he does as president, and then we talked about Sophia's cool board game: The Journeys of St. Paul! Erik even set up the game on Roll20 so we could all play the game together!!! What an awesome interview!!!

    https://sophiainstitute.com/

    Sophia products mentioned on the show
    https://sophiainstitute.com/product/journeys-of-st-paul/https://sophiainstitute.com/product/everythings-coming-up-rosie/https://sophiainstitute.com/product/the-habsburg-way/

    Scott's Publishing Company
    https://www.holywaterbooks.com/

    Codex Sinaiticus
    https://codexsinaiticus.org/en/manuscript.aspx

    Tokens used for our TTRPGs
    https://itch.io/profile/zeshio

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    Also, check out Scott's ⁠e-course on the Virgin Mary⁠ at ⁠All Saints University⁠!




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    • 1 hr 7 min
    Episode 43: Fr. Smela and Gaming as a Catholic

    Episode 43: Fr. Smela and Gaming as a Catholic

    Hey! Its Erik Dumont going solo for this episode.



    A while back, I met one of the coolest priests, so of course I had to get him on the show. I invited Fr. Tony Smela on for an interview to talk about his story of answering the call to the priesthood, as well as talking about our favorite subject: video games. He's got his own podcast too, so when you're done here, check out the Flint Catholic Podcast on Spotify as well as on Youtube.





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    Also, check out Scott's e-course on the Virgin Mary at All Saints University!

    Recent posts from Scott's blog:


    Why You Should Wear the Brown Scapular: In Loving Memory of Fr. Otis Young and Ruth Prats
    The Consecration to St. Joseph for Children and Families: 33-Day Family Prayer Routine to Build Holier Families by Fr. Donald Calloway and Scott L. Smith
    The One Question to Convert All Protestants: Where Did The Bible Come From? Did Catholics Add Books to The Bible OR Did Protestants Remove Books from The Bible? The Truth About The Apocrypha
    Pray the Rosary with Blessed Anne Catherine Emmerich: Emmerich's Revelations for the Mysteries of the Rosary






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    • 43 min
    Episode 42: Bill Donaghy & the Lord of the Rings Nerds

    Episode 42: Bill Donaghy & the Lord of the Rings Nerds

    Just another epic Catholic Nerds Lord of the Rings nerd-out. No big deal. Except we were joined by Mr. Big Deal, himself, Bill Donaghy. Bill is the Senior Lecturer and Content Specialist of the Theology of the Body Institute (www.TOBinstitute.org), Co-Author of RISE (www.MenRiseUp.org), and Editor for STRIVE (www.STRIVE21.com). 

    Join us for a discussion on the beautiful sacramental quality of Tolkien's writings. Have you ever caught a glimpse of Middle-Earth out of the corner of your eye? Do you know what we mean? A glimpse of Heaven? The "gray-rain curtain" of this world thins for a moment, and you see the golden light of Heaven piercing the veil. Blessed Anne Catherine Emmerich said that Eden was always just beyond her vision, but she caught a glimpse now and then. For Tolkien nerds like us, Middle-Earth will forever color our perception of Heaven. 

    BONUS: Our Top Pipeweeds of Middle-Earth (we're talking tobacco here, not that other stuff): Tolkien's and C. S. Lewis' Top Pipe Tobaccos.    

    Here is Bill's upcoming course on C.S. Lewis and J.R.R. Tolkien. 60 students have already registered! Reserve your spot now for November 5! 

    Check out Bill's Way of Wonder podcast on YouTube, under the TOB Institute YouTube channel. There are well over a dozen episodes so far! 

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    Email us at catholicnerdpodcast1@gmail.com

    Also, check out Scott's e-course on the Virgin Mary at All Saints University!

    Recent posts from Scott's blog:


    Why You Should Wear the Brown Scapular: In Loving Memory of Fr. Otis Young and Ruth Prats
    The Consecration to St. Joseph for Children and Families: 33-Day Family Prayer Routine to Build Holier Families by Fr. Donald Calloway and Scott L. Smith
    The One Question to Convert All Protestants: Where Did The Bible Come From? Did Catholics Add Books to The Bible OR Did Protestants Remove Books from The Bible? The Truth About The Apocrypha
    Pray the Rosary with Blessed Anne Catherine Emmerich: Emmerich's Revelations for the Mysteries of the Rosary


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    • 1 hr 6 min
    Episode 41: Top 5 Catholic Music Artists with Emma Fradd and David Kruse

    Episode 41: Top 5 Catholic Music Artists with Emma Fradd and David Kruse

    Catholic Music Nerd-Out with Emma Fradd (now Kruse) and David Kruse! 

    Now presenting ... The best Catholic musicians you are about to discover and fall in love with! 

    Emma and her husband David Kruse are launching a new Catholic record label this December called Enemy Love Records. Check out all their amazing music and artists here www.EnemyLoveRecords.com. There's Emma, David Kruse, and Valere -- all great to check out!

    And guess what?? The Catholic Nerds are starting a music label, too! Sort of. There is now a Catholic Nerds Music Playlist on our YouTube channel >> check it out!

    Here are Emma and David’s picks, which you can check out at www.EnemyLoveRecords.com: 


    Valere (R&B from New Zealand)
    Blue Lupin (Dream pop England)
    Les Guettuers (Regae from France)
    and of course ... 
    David Kruse (indie folk rock from USA)
    Emma Fradd (indie pop from Australia)

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    Email us at catholicnerdpodcast1@gmail.com

    Also, check out Scott's e-course on the Virgin Mary at All Saints University!

    Recent posts from Scott's blog:


    The Consecration to St. Joseph for Children and Families: 33-Day Family Prayer Routine to Build Holier Families by Fr. Donald Calloway and Scott L. Smith
    The One Question to Convert All Protestants: Where Did The Bible Come From? Did Catholics Add Books to The Bible OR Did Protestants Remove Books from The Bible? The Truth About The Apocrypha
    Pray the Rosary with Blessed Anne Catherine Emmerich: Emmerich's Revelations for the Mysteries of the Rosary


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    • 59 min
    Episode 40: Rings of Power Nerd Review

    Episode 40: Rings of Power Nerd Review

    The Good, Bad, and the Idiocy -- another Good ol' fashioned Catholic Nerd-Out about the newest cinematic offering from the Tolkien Universe: Amazon's The Rings of Power. So many things to love. Alas, so many more things to grunt and grumble about. Here are our Top 5 Love & Top 5 Hate of the Rings of Power. Here are some of the many topics we dive into: 

    [SPOILER ALERT!!]


    When we figured out which character was Sauron 
    The ret-conning catastrophe of the Silmarils and mithril, "The Song of the Roots of Hithaeglir," based on Amazon not having copyright to any of The Silmarillion  
    The weird Rube-Goldberg machine creation of Mount Doom and Mordor and how pyroclastic flow works or doesn't work ...
    Howard Shore returns! sort of ... the God of War composer, Bear McCreary
    What's next? Charlie Vickers' accidentally lays out the entire plotline of the next 4 ROP seasons in a Vanity Fair interview, plus Pharazon and the rise of Sauron/Satan worship in Numenor (how will they make this anti-Christian?) 
    The screenwriters, J. D. Payne and Patrick McKay, and their unfortunate "mystery-box" J. J. Abrams style of writing
    The non-Catholic paganism/animism mutation of the Tolkien mythos  
    "One does not merely ..." try to mimic Tolkien's writing; stupid lines abound   

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    Email us at catholicnerdpodcast1@gmail.com

    Also, check out Scott's e-course on the Virgin Mary at All Saints University!

    Recent posts from Scott's blog: 


    The Consecration to St. Joseph for Children and Families: 33-Day Family Prayer Routine to Build Holier Families by Fr. Donald Calloway and Scott L. Smith
    The One Question to Convert All Protestants: Where Did The Bible Come From? Did Catholics Add Books to The Bible OR Did Protestants Remove Books from The Bible? The Truth About The Apocrypha
    Pray the Rosary with Blessed Anne Catherine Emmerich: Emmerich's Revelations for the Mysteries of the Rosary


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    • 1 hr 57 min
    Episode 39: Spooky Halloween Tales with Emma Fradd, Best Horror Reads for Catholics

    Episode 39: Spooky Halloween Tales with Emma Fradd, Best Horror Reads for Catholics

    Good ol' fashioned Halloween Catholic Nerd-Out with Emma Fradd (now Kruse) about Catholic Horror Novels ... and just in time for Halloween!! Though awesome in her own right, Emma Fradd is the sister of Matt Fradd, the Catholic speaker known for his podcast Pints with Aquinas. 

    First off! Emma and her husband David Kruse are launching a new Catholic record label this December called Enemy Love Records. Check out all their amazing music and artists here www.EnemyLoveRecords.com. There's Emma, David Kruse, and Valere -- all great to check out!  

    Here are the links we promised in the show: 


    Sibling Horror (YouTube link) - Here is the horror story podcast written and produced by Emma and Matt 
    Knifepoint Horror - This is Soren Narnia's horror podcast, Soren is a frequent collaborator with Emma and Matt and and narrator of Sibling Horror
    True Ghost Stories & Hauntings: Real Catholic Exorcisms - Scott's book and audiobook (with spooky narrator)
    The Seventh Word - the first and only pro-life horror novel  
    The Catholic Zombie apocalypse! Scott's ongoing series the Cajun Zombie Chronicles 
    Manly Wade Wellman, (non-Catholic) author of Appalachian horror/fantasy yarns with the recurring character Silver John, including The Old Gods Waken and volumes Worse Things Waiting and Lonely Vigils  
    Canticle for Liebowitz by Walter Miller - the classic Catholic Sci-Fi novel  
    Consecration to St. Joseph for Children and Families - Scott's new book with Fr. Donald Calloway PLUS new consecration calendar

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    Email us at catholicnerdpodcast1@gmail.com

    Also, check out Scott's e-course on the Virgin Mary at All Saints University!

    Recent posts from Scott's blog: Pray the Rosary with Blessed Anne Catherine Emmerich: Emmerich's Revelations for the Mysteries of the Rosary


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    • 47 min

Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5
13 Ratings

13 Ratings

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This IS the podcast I’ve been looking for.
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Love the mix of my loves: nerd-lore and Catholicism.

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