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Welcome to The Simpleton Podcast with Clark Massey and Laura Hehman!

Clark is the founder of A Simple House of Sts. Francis and Alphonsus, a Catholic inner-city outreach ministry in Washington, DC and Kansas City, MO. Laura was one of the first missionaries to join the ministry, and is still involved today.

The vision of The Simpleton Podcast is to discuss Catholic culture, mission, and politics through the lens of the Catholic laity.

New episodes (almost) every Thursday!

To learn more about A Simple House, visit https://www.asimplehouse.org/

The Simpleton Podcast | Catholic Culture, Mission, and Politics Clark Massey and Laura Hehman

    • Religion & Spirituality
    • 5.0 • 11 Ratings

Welcome to The Simpleton Podcast with Clark Massey and Laura Hehman!

Clark is the founder of A Simple House of Sts. Francis and Alphonsus, a Catholic inner-city outreach ministry in Washington, DC and Kansas City, MO. Laura was one of the first missionaries to join the ministry, and is still involved today.

The vision of The Simpleton Podcast is to discuss Catholic culture, mission, and politics through the lens of the Catholic laity.

New episodes (almost) every Thursday!

To learn more about A Simple House, visit https://www.asimplehouse.org/

    10 Rules for Your Day | The Simpleton Podcast

    10 Rules for Your Day | The Simpleton Podcast

    Clark and Laura share the "10 Rules for A Day", a guide for committing your day to God, written by (a saint to be revealed in the episode) in this episode of The Simpleton Podcast!



    In this episode:

    • The 10 Rules

    • Who wrote them?

    • An ASH request



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    Chapters:

    0:00 Intro & signpost

    0:37 The 10 Rules

    3:44 Rule #1

    9:13 Rule #2

    15:50 Rule #3

    21:09 Rule #4

    22:19 Rule #5

    24:29 Rule #6

    26:38 Rule #7

    29:41 Rule #8

    30:47 Rule #9

    32:43 Rule #10

    34:24 Conclusion

    35:30 Who wrote these rules??

    37:00 An ASH request

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    The Simpleton Podcast is also on YouTube, Rumble, and Odysee:

    YouTube: ⁠⁠⁠⁠https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v8PBueLuaOo&list=PL6J5x7lptOXsnTAQRah4MhOOZwuttVNtb⁠⁠⁠⁠
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    Odysee: ⁠⁠⁠⁠https://odysee.com/@asimplehouseU⁠⁠⁠⁠


    You can also find the audio version of the podcast almost anywhere you stream podcasts (Spotify, Apple Podcasts, and more). Just search "The Simpleton Podcast", or go to ⁠⁠⁠⁠https://anchor.fm/simpletonpodcast⁠⁠⁠⁠.


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    Send us feedback! Email: asimplehouse@gmail.com

    A Simple House is a Catholic ministry that serves project and Section 8 neighborhoods in southeast Washington, DC and Kansas City, MO. Missionaries strive to meet the material and spiritual needs of the poor while living a simple religious life. Each missionary attends daily Mass, says morning and evening prayer from the Catholic Church's Liturgy of the Hours, and makes time for personal prayer and scripture study.

    Visit ⁠⁠⁠⁠https://www.asimplehouse.org/⁠⁠⁠⁠ to learn more about A Simple House and The Simpleton Podcast.

    YouTube - A Simple House: ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠https://www.youtube.com/@asimplehouse.catholic⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠

    YouTube - A Simple House U (home of The Simpleton Podcast): ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠https://www.youtube.com/@ASimpleHouseU_2023⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠

    Facebook: @asimplehouse | ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠https://www.facebook.com/@asimplehouse⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠

    Instagram: @asimplehouse.catholic | ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠https://www.instagram.com/asimplehouse.catholic⁠⁠⁠⁠

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    Thank you to Ben Friedman from Totus Media for editing and producing The Simpleton Podcast. Totus Media is a media production company based out of Central Iowa. Totus Media is an Iowa digital media production company, social media management firm, wedding videography business, and digital marketing agency. Visit ⁠⁠⁠⁠https://www.totusmedia.co/⁠⁠⁠⁠ to learn more.

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    • 38 min
    Western Thought Bubble, Is Reform Possible? | The Simpleton Podcast

    Western Thought Bubble, Is Reform Possible? | The Simpleton Podcast

    Clark and Laura discuss the role of government, what the government should be doing, and what's possible for the United States in this episode of The Simpleton Podcast!

    In this episode:
    • Surveillance states
    • Thought-bubbles and Catholic alternatives
    • Argentina & El Salvador
    • Western worldviews

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    Chapters:
    0:00 Start
    1:04 “Thought-Bubble” of our times & the Overton Window
    5:39 Your own experience vs. what others tell you
    9:35 Classical education, Western worldviews
    15:48 What NOT to do
    16:57 Thought-experiment: what does the government do?
    22:08 Argentina & El Salvador, and the future of the Thought-Bubble
    39:08 What’s possible for the USA?
    42:54 Surveillance states
    46:36 Final thoughts



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    The Simpleton Podcast is also on YouTube, Rumble, and Odysee:



    YouTube: ⁠⁠⁠https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v8PBueLuaOo&list=PL6J5x7lptOXsnTAQRah4MhOOZwuttVNtb⁠⁠⁠

    Rumble: ⁠⁠⁠https://rumble.com/user/asimplehouseU⁠⁠⁠

    Odysee: ⁠⁠⁠https://odysee.com/@asimplehouseU⁠⁠⁠

    You can also find the audio version of the podcast almost anywhere you stream podcasts (Spotify, Apple Podcasts, and more). Just search "The Simpleton Podcast", or go to ⁠⁠⁠https://anchor.fm/simpletonpodcast⁠⁠⁠.

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    Send us feedback! Email: asimplehouse@gmail.com



    A Simple House is a Catholic ministry that serves project and Section 8 neighborhoods in southeast Washington, DC and Kansas City, MO. Missionaries strive to meet the material and spiritual needs of the poor while living a simple religious life. Each missionary attends daily Mass, says morning and evening prayer from the Catholic Church's Liturgy of the Hours, and makes time for personal prayer and scripture study.



    Visit ⁠⁠⁠https://www.asimplehouse.org/⁠⁠⁠ to learn more about A Simple House and The Simpleton Podcast.



    YouTube - A Simple House: ⁠⁠⁠⁠https://www.youtube.com/@asimplehouse.catholic⁠⁠⁠⁠



    YouTube - A Simple House U (home of The Simpleton Podcast): ⁠⁠⁠⁠https://www.youtube.com/@ASimpleHouseU_2023⁠⁠⁠⁠



    Facebook: @asimplehouse | ⁠⁠⁠⁠https://www.facebook.com/@asimplehouse⁠⁠⁠⁠



    Instagram: @asimplehouse.catholic | ⁠⁠⁠⁠https://www.instagram.com/asimplehouse.catholic⁠⁠⁠



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    Thank you to Ben Friedman from Totus Media for editing and producing The Simpleton Podcast. Totus Media is a media production company based out of Central Iowa. Totus Media is an Iowa digital media production company, social media management firm, wedding videography business, and digital marketing agency. Visit ⁠⁠⁠https://www.totusmedia.co/⁠⁠⁠ to learn more.



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    • 52 min
    Being a "Baby" With God; Truth, Paradoxes, Solutions | The Simpleton Podcast

    Being a "Baby" With God; Truth, Paradoxes, Solutions | The Simpleton Podcast

    Clark and Laura continue their breakdown of the A Simple House manual with an analysis of stripping back and letting God rebuild you in this episode of The Simpleton Podcast!



    In this episode:

    • ASH Manual recap (up to now!)

    • Being “exposed” before God; Clark and Laura’s experiences

    • The sources of truth

    • God is better than an "imaginary friend"

    • Asceticism and moral purity



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    Chapters:

    0:00 Intro

    0:50 ASH Manual recap (up to now!)

    3:19 Being “exposed” before God; Clark and Laura’s experiences

    15:40 What to do about the problem?

    21:40 The nature of truth

    24:27 Sources of truth

    35:16 Problems, paradoxes, and solutions

    36:46 Asceticism and moral purity



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    The Simpleton Podcast is also on YouTube, Rumble, and Odysee:



    YouTube: ⁠⁠https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v8PBueLuaOo&list=PL6J5x7lptOXsnTAQRah4MhOOZwuttVNtb⁠⁠

    Rumble: ⁠⁠https://rumble.com/user/asimplehouseU⁠⁠

    Odysee: ⁠⁠https://odysee.com/@asimplehouseU⁠⁠

    You can also find the audio version of the podcast almost anywhere you stream podcasts (Spotify, Apple Podcasts, and more). Just search "The Simpleton Podcast", or go to ⁠⁠https://anchor.fm/simpletonpodcast⁠⁠.

    ---



    Send us feedback! Email: asimplehouse@gmail.com



    A Simple House is a Catholic ministry that serves project and Section 8 neighborhoods in southeast Washington, DC and Kansas City, MO. Missionaries strive to meet the material and spiritual needs of the poor while living a simple religious life. Each missionary attends daily Mass, says morning and evening prayer from the Catholic Church's Liturgy of the Hours, and makes time for personal prayer and scripture study.



    Visit ⁠⁠https://www.asimplehouse.org/⁠⁠ to learn more about A Simple House and The Simpleton Podcast.



    YouTube - A Simple House: ⁠⁠⁠https://www.youtube.com/@asimplehouse.catholic⁠⁠⁠



    YouTube - A Simple House U (home of The Simpleton Podcast): ⁠⁠⁠https://www.youtube.com/@ASimpleHouseU_2023⁠⁠⁠



    Facebook: @asimplehouse | ⁠⁠⁠https://www.facebook.com/@asimplehouse⁠⁠⁠



    Instagram: @asimplehouse.catholic | ⁠⁠⁠https://www.instagram.com/asimplehouse.catholic⁠⁠



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    Thank you to Ben Friedman from Totus Media for editing and producing The Simpleton Podcast. Totus Media is a media production company based out of Central Iowa. Totus Media is an Iowa digital media production company, social media management firm, wedding videography business, and digital marketing agency. Visit ⁠⁠https://www.totusmedia.co/⁠⁠ to learn more.



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    • 42 min
    Desert Stream, Living Waters: Marco Casanova INTERVIEW | The Simpleton Podcast

    Desert Stream, Living Waters: Marco Casanova INTERVIEW | The Simpleton Podcast

    Marco Casanova, Associate Director of Desert Stream Ministries, joins Clark on this episode of The Simpleton Podcast.

    In this episode:
    • How the Church should address taboo subjects
    • Same-sex attraction, healing, and moving forward
    • Desert Stream Ministries and Living Waters
    • Nihilism and evangelism
    • The culture of SSA (and how it's changed)

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    Chapters:
    0:00 Intro
    0:52 Marco’s job, Kansas City, meeting his wife
    5:18 What is Desert Stream Ministries?
    16:35 The culture surrounding SSA and sexuality
    25:22 Purpose, nihilism, and evangelism
    28:35 Do people know about Desert Stream/Living Waters?
    33:52 Integrating psychology, spirituality, and sexuality
    45:50 The Church, homosexuality, addressing sin, and moving forward

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    The Simpleton Podcast is also on YouTube, Rumble, and Odysee:

    YouTube: ⁠⁠https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v8PBueLuaOo&list=PL6J5x7lptOXsnTAQRah4MhOOZwuttVNtb⁠⁠
    Rumble: ⁠⁠https://rumble.com/user/asimplehouseU⁠⁠
    Odysee: ⁠⁠https://odysee.com/@asimplehouseU⁠⁠
    You can also find the audio version of the podcast almost anywhere you stream podcasts (Spotify, Apple Podcasts, and more). Just search "The Simpleton Podcast", or go to ⁠⁠https://anchor.fm/simpletonpodcast⁠⁠.
    ---

    Send us feedback! Email: asimplehouse@gmail.com

    A Simple House is a Catholic ministry that serves project and Section 8 neighborhoods in southeast Washington, DC and Kansas City, MO. Missionaries strive to meet the material and spiritual needs of the poor while living a simple religious life. Each missionary attends daily Mass, says morning and evening prayer from the Catholic Church's Liturgy of the Hours, and makes time for personal prayer and scripture study.

    Visit ⁠⁠https://www.asimplehouse.org/⁠⁠ to learn more about A Simple House and The Simpleton Podcast.

    YouTube - A Simple House: ⁠⁠⁠https://www.youtube.com/@asimplehouse.catholic⁠⁠⁠

    YouTube - A Simple House U (home of The Simpleton Podcast): ⁠⁠⁠https://www.youtube.com/@ASimpleHouseU_2023⁠⁠⁠

    Facebook: @asimplehouse | ⁠⁠⁠https://www.facebook.com/@asimplehouse⁠⁠⁠

    Instagram: @asimplehouse.catholic | ⁠⁠⁠https://www.instagram.com/asimplehouse.catholic⁠⁠

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    Thank you to Ben Friedman from Totus Media for editing and producing The Simpleton Podcast. Totus Media is a media production company based out of Central Iowa. Totus Media is an Iowa digital media production company, social media management firm, wedding videography business, and digital marketing agency. Visit ⁠⁠https://www.totusmedia.co/⁠⁠ to learn more.

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    #catholic #podcast #religion

    • 1 hr 15 min
    You're Lying to Yourself; Reality, Experience, and Self-Deception | The Simpleton Podcast

    You're Lying to Yourself; Reality, Experience, and Self-Deception | The Simpleton Podcast

    Clark and Laura discuss the relationship between reality, experience, and the spiritual life, and plenty more in this episode of The Simpleton Podcast!



    Also in this episode:

    • The ASH manual (up to now)

    • Senate's "Immigration" bill

    • Why Super Mario Bros. is like Catholicism

    • The Karate Kid and the spiritual life

    • Mount Everest records



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    Chapters:

    0:00 Intro & preview of episode

    0:37 Summarizing the ASH manual (up to now)

    3:20 Experience, reality, and getting out of self-deception

    29:45 Mount Everest climbing industrial complex

    31:45 The "Immigration" bill



    ---



    The Simpleton Podcast is also on YouTube, Rumble, and Odysee:



    YouTube: ⁠https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v8PBueLuaOo&list=PL6J5x7lptOXsnTAQRah4MhOOZwuttVNtb⁠

    Rumble: ⁠https://rumble.com/user/asimplehouseU⁠

    Odysee: ⁠https://odysee.com/@asimplehouseU⁠


    You can also find the audio version of the podcast almost anywhere you stream podcasts (Spotify, Apple Podcasts, and more). Just search "The Simpleton Podcast", or go to ⁠https://anchor.fm/simpletonpodcast⁠.


    ---



    Send us feedback! Email: asimplehouse@gmail.com



    A Simple House is a Catholic ministry that serves project and Section 8 neighborhoods in southeast Washington, DC and Kansas City, MO. Missionaries strive to meet the material and spiritual needs of the poor while living a simple religious life. Each missionary attends daily Mass, says morning and evening prayer from the Catholic Church's Liturgy of the Hours, and makes time for personal prayer and scripture study.



    Visit ⁠https://www.asimplehouse.org/⁠ to learn more about A Simple House and The Simpleton Podcast.



    YouTube - A Simple House: ⁠⁠https://www.youtube.com/@asimplehouse.catholic⁠⁠



    YouTube - A Simple House U (home of The Simpleton Podcast): ⁠⁠https://www.youtube.com/@ASimpleHouseU_2023⁠⁠



    Facebook: @asimplehouse | ⁠⁠https://www.facebook.com/@asimplehouse⁠⁠



    Instagram: @asimplehouse.catholic | ⁠⁠https://www.instagram.com/asimplehouse.catholic⁠



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    Thank you to Ben Friedman from Totus Media for editing and producing The Simpleton Podcast. Totus Media is a media production company based out of Central Iowa. Totus Media is an Iowa digital media production company, social media management firm, wedding videography business, and digital marketing agency. Visit ⁠https://www.totusmedia.co/⁠ to learn more.



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    #catholic #podcast #religion

    • 37 min
    Valentine's Day is Cancelled, Left-Behind Neighborhoods, Crime Prevention | The Simpleton Podcast

    Valentine's Day is Cancelled, Left-Behind Neighborhoods, Crime Prevention | The Simpleton Podcast

    Clark and Laura discuss Valentine's Day and Lent, rules for protecting yourself from crime, how cities come to have forgotten neighborhoods, and more in this episode of The Simpleton Podcast!



    Also in this episode:

    • Love is STILL harsh and dreadful

    • Crime and its many forms

    • RFK Jr. and meta-politics

    • Is the US a sinking ship?

    • The fall of the Roman empire



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    Chapters:

    0:00 Start & episode preview

    0:49 Love is STILL harsh and dreadful

    2:40 Valentine's Day is cancelled

    4:48 "Left-behind" neighborhoods

    14:57 Crime and its many forms

    16:51 Why the crime spike starting in 2020?

    19:11 Rules to protect yourself from crime

    37:35 Meta-politics, RFK Jr., USA is a sinking ship?

    43:38 The fall of the Roman empire; the French revolution

    46:30 WE WANT FEEDBACK ON THIS!



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    The Simpleton Podcast is also on YouTube, Rumble, and Odysee:



    YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v8PBueLuaOo&list=PL6J5x7lptOXsnTAQRah4MhOOZwuttVNtb

    Rumble: https://rumble.com/user/asimplehouseU

    Odysee: https://odysee.com/@asimplehouseU


    You can also find the audio version of the podcast almost anywhere you stream podcasts (Spotify, Apple Podcasts, and more). Just search "The Simpleton Podcast", or go to https://anchor.fm/simpletonpodcast.


    ---



    Send us feedback! Email: asimplehouse@gmail.com



    A Simple House is a Catholic ministry that serves project and Section 8 neighborhoods in southeast Washington, DC and Kansas City, MO. Missionaries strive to meet the material and spiritual needs of the poor while living a simple religious life. Each missionary attends daily Mass, says morning and evening prayer from the Catholic Church's Liturgy of the Hours, and makes time for personal prayer and scripture study.



    Visit https://www.asimplehouse.org/ to learn more about A Simple House and The Simpleton Podcast.



    YouTube - A Simple House: ⁠https://www.youtube.com/@asimplehouse.catholic⁠



    YouTube - A Simple House U (home of The Simpleton Podcast): ⁠https://www.youtube.com/@ASimpleHouseU_2023⁠



    Facebook: @asimplehouse | ⁠https://www.facebook.com/@asimplehouse⁠



    Instagram: @asimplehouse.catholic | ⁠https://www.instagram.com/asimplehouse.catholic



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    Thank you to Ben Friedman from Totus Media for editing and producing The Simpleton Podcast. Totus Media is a media production company based out of Central Iowa. Totus Media is an Iowa digital media production company, social media management firm, wedding videography business, and digital marketing agency. Visit https://www.totusmedia.co/ to learn more.



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    #catholic #podcast #religion

    • 47 min

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