7 episodes

The Recovering Catholic explores the idea of God from different perspectives. Hosted by singer-songwriter Katie Pruitt, this podcast is a discussion about faith, creativity, artistic expression, and identity. Katie and her guests, who range from musicians and comedians, to academics and religious leaders, discuss reconciling religious upbringing with personal truth and what it means to be spiritual in the modern age.

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The Recovering Catholic explores the idea of God from different perspectives. Hosted by singer-songwriter Katie Pruitt, this podcast is a discussion about faith, creativity, artistic expression, and identity. Katie and her guests, who range from musicians and comedians, to academics and religious leaders, discuss reconciling religious upbringing with personal truth and what it means to be spiritual in the modern age.

    Leslie Jordan: Leave It Under The Pew

    Leslie Jordan: Leave It Under The Pew

    Actor/comedian Leslie Jordan joins Katie on this episode to talk about his Southern Baptist upbringing, why authenticity is his greatest strength, and what he means when he says 'leave it under the pew'.


    Leslie Jordan is one of the most consistently recognizable faces in popular Entertainment. His journey towards stardom has provided one of the quirkier, impressive, and varied career trajectories of the past few decades. He has conquered the international comedy stage with sold out runs in Mexico, Canada and the U.K., and remains an in-demand mainstay as a Stage / TV / Film performer, voice-over artist, fund raiser, spokesperson, out artist, equal rights activist and all around Southern Baptist celebutante.


    The Recovering Catholic is produced & Hosted by Katie Pruitt. Artwork by Sami Wideberg (Stolen Trailers Studios). Mixed by Guy Fell. Edited by Justin Thomas (Revoice Media). Music by Katie Pruitt. Additional music by Leslie Jordan. Please listen, subscribe, rate and review.
     
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    • 41 min
    Jaime Wyatt: My God Is Non-Binary

    Jaime Wyatt: My God Is Non-Binary

    Singer-songwriter Jaime Wyatt joins Katie on this episode to discuss the dangers of stigmatizing mental health and how the pressure to conform can lead one to dark places. Jamie discusses her upbringing, grappling with her identity in the country music scene, and what gets her through dark times.


    Jaime Wyatt is a singer and songwriter whose candid, confessional style bridges alternative country-rock and Americana. Her most recent album, Neon Cross, was produced by Shooter Jennings and is available now. 


    The Recovering Catholic is Produced & Hosted by Katie Pruitt. Artwork by: Sami Wideberg (Stolen Trailers Studios). Mixed by: Guy Fell. Edited by: Justin Thomas (Revoice Media. Music by: Katie Pruitt. Additional music by Jaime Wyatt. Please listen, subscribe, rate and review
     
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    • 58 min
    Ruston Kelly: Hallelujah Anyway

    Ruston Kelly: Hallelujah Anyway

    On this episode of The Recovering Catholic, Katie welcomes singer-songwriter Ruston Kelly.


    Ruston Kelly is an American singer-songwriter based in Nashville, TN. Kelly writes and performs the kinds of songs that inspire novels and movies. You could call him a bastard disciple of Kurt Cobain and Townes Van Zandt, and he’d be totally cool with that. He’s just as comfortable wearing a cowboy hat as he is in a Slayer t-shirt. His story so far twists and turns through heartbreak and triumph, an overdose and rehab, empty dive bars and packed venues, living everywhere from South Carolina to Brussels. It’s this unbelievable experience that informs his singular style—a gravelly patchwork of folk lyricism, grunge attitude, country heart, Americana spirit, and rock energy. Not only has he penned songs for Tim McGraw (“Nashville Without You”), Josh Abbott Band (“Front Row Seat”), and more, but his independent solo debut EP Halloween earned acclaim from KCRW, Consequence of Sound, RELIX, Apple Music, and more. “Poison” racked up over 516K Spotify streams, while “Black Magic” soundtracked the Season Finale of the CBS series Scorpion. He logged countless miles on the road sharing the stage with the likes of The Lumineers and Robert Earl Keen in addition to performing at Bonnaroo and Wakarusa.


    His latest release, Shape & Destroy, is available here.


    The Recovering Catholic is Produced & Hosted by Katie Pruitt; Artwork by: Sami Wideberg (Stolen Trailers Studio); Mixed by: Guy Fell; Edited by: Justin Thomas (Revoice Media); Music by: Katie Pruitt; Additional Music by: Ruston Kelly. Revisit past episodes of The Recovering Catholic on Osiris Media. Subscribe to The Recovering Catholic wherever you get your podcasts and ask for it on Alexa. If you like what you hear, please rate and review!
     
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    • 53 min
    Dr. Dark: Social Justice, Elton John, and the Bible

    Dr. Dark: Social Justice, Elton John, and the Bible

    In this episode, Katie chats with David Dark, a critically acclaimed author and Assistant Professor of Religion and the Arts in the College of Theology at Belmont University. His books include “Life’s Too Short To Pretend You’re Not Religious” “The Sacredness of Questioning Everything” “Everyday Apocalypse: The Sacred Revealed in Radiohead, The Simpsons, and Other Pop Culture Icons” and “The Gospel According To America: A Meditation on a God-blessed, Christ-haunted Idea”. His work has appeared in MTV News, Books & Culture, Pitchfork, and the Oxford American.


    This episode of The Recovering Catholic was Produced & Hosted by Katie Pruitt; Artwork by: Sami Wideberg (Stolen Trailers Studios); Mixed by: Guy Fell; Edited by: Justin Thomas (Revoice Media); Music by: Katie Pruitt with additional music by: Elton John & Public Enemy. Subscribe to The Recovering Catholic wherever you get your podcasts and ask for it on Alexa. If you like what you hear, please give us a rating and review.
     
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    • 1 hr 8 min
    Rock Church: Julien Baker

    Rock Church: Julien Baker

    Singer-songwriter Julien Baker joins Katie on this episode to talk about exploring spirituality outside of the church and how she translates her experience into her music. Julien explains why, despite not wanting to be called a ‘Christian” she still has a strong affinity for the bible, and how her understanding of “God” has changed.


    Julien Rose Baker is an American singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist. She has received widespread critical acclaim for her music, which often confronts issues of spirituality, addiction, mental illness, and human nature. Her latest album, “Little Oblivions”, is available now.


    This episode of The Recovering Catholic was Produced & Hosted by Katie Pruitt. Artwork by: Sami Wideberg (Stolen Trailers Studios), Mixed by: Guy Fell. Edited by: Justin Thomas (Revoice Media) with Osiris Production led by Kirsten Cluthe. Theme Music by Katie Pruitt, Music by Julien Baker. 
     
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    • 1 hr 14 min
    Semler: Skeptical Christian

    Semler: Skeptical Christian

    In the first episode of The Recovering Catholic, Katie welcomes musician Semler, whose self-released album Preacher's Kid topped the iTunes chart in the Christian Contemporary Music category. The two talk about growing up queer in a faith community, the importance of LGBTQ+ representation in the Christian genre and what it means to be a "skeptical Christian".
    Grace Semler Baldridge is an American musician and media host who releases music as Semler.


    Produced & Hosted by Katie Pruitt, Artwork by: Sami Wideberg (Stolen Trailers Studios), Mixed by: Guy Fell, Edited by: Justin Thomas (Revoice Media), Theme Music by Katie Pruitt. Music by Grace Baldridge (Semler). Please rate, review, and subscribe to The Recovering Catholic
     
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    • 57 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
16 Ratings

16 Ratings

me@6593 ,

Recovering Catholic rocks!

Great show listening to artists talk about the impact religion (or lack their of) has had on their life and work and their view of the world. Interesting, informative, and entertaining. Also a great place to find out about other awesome artists!

Bryan Odeen ,

Honest Conversation

I love the honest conversation that is happening here. As a pastor, it’s important that I hear these perspectives, learn my blindspots, and learn to make amends where I can. These discussions are a small step in the right direction. Thank you.

catty light ,

Great podcast!

Katie picks great guests, and I love listening to her conversations with them!

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