20 episodes

A family podcast by Domenico Bettinelli and Melanie Bettinelli, who are raising five kids in the Boston area. They discuss marriage, homeschooling, Catholic faith, their adventures far and wide, cooking exotic dishes, exploring nature, engaging culture and more.

Raising the Betts SQPN

    • Society & Culture
    • 5.0 • 23 Ratings

A family podcast by Domenico Bettinelli and Melanie Bettinelli, who are raising five kids in the Boston area. They discuss marriage, homeschooling, Catholic faith, their adventures far and wide, cooking exotic dishes, exploring nature, engaging culture and more.

    One Hundred

    One Hundred

    RTB100: It’s our 100th episode! Dom and Melanie note the milestone and then discuss a COVID scare in their family; what’s fresh from the farmers market; Melanie’s interesting literary take on Wandavision; Dom’s take on Secrets of Skinwalker Ranch; and how mothers are our first experience of God’s love.

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    * Internal Combustion Engine – Bartosz Ciechanowski

    * The Secret of Skinwalker Ranch | HISTORY Channel

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    * Leave us a review on Apple Podcasts!

    * Melanie’s blog: The Wine-Dark Sea

    * Dom’s blog: Bettnet

    * Join the conversation at the StarQuest Facebook page.

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    • 1 hr 13 min
    Derby Day

    Derby Day

    RTB099: The long-delayed Pinewood Derby is finally here, the farmers market is back, and Dom and Melanie fix all the broken things. Plus sourdough vs. levain; Star Wars books; a new British cop show; Dom finishes This Is A Robbery; Melanie finishes Marvel Phase 1; and staying grafted to Jesus the Vine.

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    * Melanie’s blog: The Wine-Dark Sea

    * Dom’s blog: Bettnet

    * Join the conversation at the StarQuest Facebook page.

    * Send us your feedback or comments at betts@sqpn.com



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    • 1 hr 3 min
    Tea with Penguins

    Tea with Penguins

    RTB098: On World Penguin Day, Dom and Melanie deal with broken bikes and appliances; discuss hammock camping and whether you can sleep; the virtuous merits of superhero movies; and Good Shepherds and their very dumb sheep.

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    Links for this episode:



    * Spiced Shrimp and Tomatoes with Fresh Mint (Zibdiyit Gambari)

    * Flannery O’Connor Versus the Marvel Universe | Church Life Journal | University of Notre Dame

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    * Peace Be With You – Mount Saint Mary’s Abbey – Wrentham, MA





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    * Melanie’s blog: The Wine-Dark Sea

    * Dom’s blog: Bettnet

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    * Send us your feedback or comments at betts@sqpn.com



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    Photo: Museum of Fine Art,s Boston. Public domain.

    • 58 min
    May We Sing?

    May We Sing?

    RTB097: This week, Dom and Melanie get outdoors to a beautiful, new wildlife area; try a new ribs recipe; Melanie watches more Marvel while Dom watches a Netflix doc on an art heist; and they discuss what seem like arbitrary and confusing rules about what you can and can’t do at Mass these days.

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    * Sweet and Tangy Grilled Country-Style Pork Ribs | Cook’s Illustrated (paywall)

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    * Melanie’s blog: The Wine-Dark Sea

    * Dom’s blog: Bettnet

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    * Send us your feedback or comments at betts@sqpn.com



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    Photo: George Martell/BCDS. CC-BY-ND-2.0.

    • 56 min
    Quo Vadis and Mercy

    Quo Vadis and Mercy

    RTB096: This week, Dom and Melanie are vaccinated; the girls went fishing; we discuss lamb leftovers; Melanie gets insight into Iron Man and his PTSD; and then they discuss the novel of early Christians in Rome called Quo Vadis and as what it has to tell us about Divine Mercy.

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    * Leave us a review on Apple Podcasts!

    * Melanie’s blog: The Wine-Dark Sea

    * Dom’s blog: Bettnet

    * Join the conversation at the StarQuest Facebook page.

    * Send us your feedback or comments at betts@sqpn.com



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    • 1 hr 4 min
    Leave It To Cleaver

    Leave It To Cleaver

    RTB095: It’s Easter and Dom and Melanie discuss their Triduum, including memories of why not to take 5 small children to Easter Vigil; what special foods they made for Easter dinner, and why Dom ended up at Urgent Care on Easter Sunday. (It involved a cleaver.)

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    Links for this episode:



    * Why not to take 5 small children to Easter Vigil, or How to reaffirm priests in their celibacy – Bettnet.com

    * Grilled Cilantro-Lime Skirt Steak | Christopher Kimball’s Milk Street

    * My Grandma’s of New England





    * Leave us a review on Apple Podcasts!

    * Melanie’s blog: The Wine-Dark Sea

    * Dom’s blog: Bettnet

    * Join the conversation at the StarQuest Facebook page.

    * Send us your feedback or comments at betts@sqpn.com



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    Support StarQuest’s mission to explore the intersection of faith and pop culture by becoming a named sponsor of the show of your choice on the StarQuest network. Click to get started or find out more.

    • 39 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
23 Ratings

23 Ratings

Sherizaahd ,

Very Uplifting

I always race to listen to the newest episode and love getting an update on the Betts. I especially like to hear about the Homeschooling, reading, watching and cooking segments.

Kristin.tfc ,

My Village

I’m raising a family far away from my roots. I’ve discovered this podcast and feel like it’s going to be helpful in encouraging me to hold fast to my beliefs in the Southern California culture. It takes a village to raise children and Dom and Melanie are part of my village now!!

Momtoekmpm ,

Memory Lane

I look forward to hearing the Betts’ adventures each week. Our family of five were also home schoolers, active in the scouting movement, raising all of them in the faith. Thank you Dom and Melanie for sharing your adventures. Sometimes I learn a great new recipe to share, find new things to watch, read and visit. May your years with your children be at least as blessed as ours has been.

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