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Three Dogs North are Juice, C-Bisc, and Michael Metz. Topics are carelessly selected and poorly researched. The strength of the project lies in the fact that there is no way of knowing its audience. So please come in, grab a seat, and enjoy.

Three Dogs North Three Dogs North

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    • 4.8 • 263 Ratings

Three Dogs North are Juice, C-Bisc, and Michael Metz. Topics are carelessly selected and poorly researched. The strength of the project lies in the fact that there is no way of knowing its audience. So please come in, grab a seat, and enjoy.

    S11 Episode 52- Image management

    S11 Episode 52- Image management

    In this episode, the dogs extend an invitation to a "big-souled life" (35:50). Connor brings up the pilgrimage to Rome in The Story of a Soul (2:25) and Rob connects St. Therese's allure to truthfulness (5:50). Mike emphasizes the importance of living in the present truth (13:00) while also having your eyes fixed on eternity (20:40).







    Quotes:







    "I cannot tell you how deeply I was impressed with this scenery so full of poetry and grandeur. It was a foretaste of the wonders of Heaven. Then the thought of religious life would come before me, as it really is, with its constraints and its little daily sacrifices made in secret. I understood how easily one might become wrapped in self and forget the sublime end of one's vocation, and I thought: "Later on, when the time of trial comes, when I am enclosed in the Carmel and shall only be able to see a little bit of sky, I will remember this day and it will encourage me." (Connor quoting The Story of a Soul: Chapter VI, 3:10).







    “Here’s hoping that you probably like this.” (Rob, 4:55)







     “We have a desire as men to not live in the pretend fake world, but to live in reality; that is costly, but it’s so much more substantial.” (Connor, 9:05)







    “I’d much rather be a real person who loves real people.” (Connor, 11:00)







    “I can use my words to build someone up, which is actually a cooperation with the creative word of God.” (Mike, 12:30)







    “It’s safer in the longterm to constantly live in the truth because reality will break through eventually.” (Mike, 12:54)







    “She (St. Therese) suffered the violence of grace in the most ordinary moments.” (Rob, 17:52)







    “Therese lived fully in the moment while looking completely to Heaven, which isn’t the future, it was reality.” (Mike, 19:23)







    “The more real you become to yourself and others the less you are interested in people not being real to you.” (Connor, 25:14)







     “You are one of a kind, but you’re not the center of the universe and you don’t need to be.” (Connor, 36:17)







    Media Mentions:







    * St. Therese of Lisieux's The Story of a Soul* Rule 8: Tell the truth. Or at least don't lie. (from Jordan B. Peterson's 12 Rules for Life)* Three Dogs North S11 E51* Carrie Underwood's Jesus, Take the Wheel* Pinocchio (1940)* Athos (2016)* Discerning Hearts Podcast (Fr. Timothy Gallagher)* The Simpsons- Stupid Babies Need the Most Attention* Heather King's Shirt of Flame







    References:







    * Twitter* Elon Musk* St. Therese of Lisieux* Rome* Sanctuary of the Holy House of Loreto, Italy* Mary* Paris * Switzerland* Carmel* Jordan B. Peterson* Dietrich von Hildebrand* Flannery O'Connor* Institute for Priestly Formation* Bart, Lisa, and Maggie Simpson* Hanukkah* The Shire







    Shout- Outs:







    * Fr. Paul Porter* Fr. Timothy Gallagher* Ross (Rob's brother)







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    • 42 min
    S11 Episode 51- Alpha echelon

    S11 Episode 51- Alpha echelon

    In this episode, the dogs talk about Connor's office art (00:35) and Mike's recent experience at the Joint Readiness Training Center (10:40). They all describe the feeling of wonder (24:54) being in the presence of a "massive reality" (21:30).







    Quotes:







    "Because she was innocent, it didn't make her less prepared for reality, it made her more prepared to see things as they are.” (Connor quoting Mike, 28:00)







    "Innocence allows you to experience a thing as it is and it oftentimes leads to wonder.” (Mike, 30:05)







    Media Mentions:







    * Napoleon Dynamite* The Truman Show (1998)* Band of Brothers (2001)* Saving Private Ryan (1998)* Wonder Woman (2017)* Joan of Arc, Wonder Woman, and the Veiled Strength of Femininity (w/ Fr. Mike)* Fury (2014)







    References:







    * Arc de Triomphe* Veduta dell'Arco di Tito* Spain* Immediate Response Force* 82nd Airborne Division* Airheads* Klondike Bar* Boeing C-17 Globemaster III* Rex Kwon Do* Joint Readiness Training Center at Fort Polk* Geronimo* 10th Mountain Division* 101st Airborne Division* Rakkasans* E Company, 2nd Battalion ("Easy" company)* D-Day* Chicago, IL* Diocese of Owensboro (Kentucky)* AirBnb* Oklahoma* St. Joan of Arc* Wonder Woman







    Shout- Outs:







    * Paul Porter







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    • 32 min
    S11 Episode 50- Apostolic zeal

    S11 Episode 50- Apostolic zeal

    In this episode, the dogs catch up (0:30) and discuss a recent movie Rob and Connor watched together (1:20). Connor asks the guys if they've ever unknowingly read a robot generated article (7:20). They continue to talk about the intersection of semiotics and AI (8:40), emphasizing its limitations (13:50). Rob compares emails and letter writing (18:46) and Mike brings up the coolest scene from a movie, ever (26:50). (This summary was written by GPT-3, OpenAI’s language generator.)







    Quotes:







    “Is our brain just the hardware that the software of the consciousness is uploaded to?” (Connor, 11:20)







    “I think computers are always going to be trying to express what humans would say.” (Mike, 17:27)







    Media Mentions:







    * Return to Me (2000)* Three Dogs North’s S11 E22- Window into Heaven (spoileralertshedies)* NPR's This American Life- The Ghost in the Machine (757)* John Searle's Minds, Brains, & Science* John Chapter 1* C.S. Lewis' Space Trilogy: Perelandra* Men in Black (1997)* The Office: Cafe Disco* Terminator Salvation (2009)* Discerning Hearts Podcast* Pier Giorgio Frassati's Letter to His Friends and Family* Fury (2014)* Three Dogs North S11 E49* Isaiah 6:8







    References:







    * Michelangelo* Chips Ahoy* Pepperidge Farm Double Dark Chocolate Milano Cookies* David Duchovny* Minnie Driver* Jim Belushi* Bonnie Hunt* Top 100 Pro- Catholic Movies* The Rosary* Joe Pug* Unity Temple (Oak Park, Illinois)* Frank Lloyd Wright* The Turing Test* The Chinese Room* Walker Percy* Triadic creature* Elwin Ransom* Skynet* Christian Bale* Arnold Schwarzenegger* St. Therese of Lisieux* St. Zelie Martin* St. John Henry Newman* Marie Pauline Martin* Pier Giorgio Frassati* Shia LaBeouf* Howitzer* Germany* World War II* 3rd Infantry Division (based at Fort Stewart, GA)







    Shout- Outs:







    * The Enthusiast Digest (Joe Pug Newsletter)* Fr. Scott Harter* New Work Wednesday (Megan Ulrich Newsletter)* Fr. Paul Porter* Fr. Timothy Gallagher







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    • 38 min
    S11 Episode 49- Boomer-cast

    S11 Episode 49- Boomer-cast

    In this episode, the dogs talk about deer season (3:50) and the need for initiation rituals in young men (11:30). Rob brings up the importance of mentorship through a Harry Potter reference (14:20), which reminds Mike of Bishop Barron's idea of the mystagogue (16:45). Connor recounts a story from early in his priesthood (21:11) and they all echo the importance of Fathers who aren't afraid to "pass on the kingdom" (32:29).







    Quotes:







    “I’m always thinking about getting gored.” (Mike, 7:20)







    “You don't get maturity without someone to help you mature and initiate you.” (Connor, 11:23)







    “If this were the 90s we’d be playing with baseballs and headshots would be encouraged.” (Connor quoting Matt Alexander, 12:25)







    “Youth can not know how age thinks and feels. But old men are guilty if they forget what it was to be young.” (quote from Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, 14:29)







    “I think we actually need people there to be mystagogues, to walk with you into a mystery.” (Mike, 17:40)







    “I want the future to be analog.” (Rob, 18:21)







    “The Lord put the right people in my way and they cared about me and loved me.” (Mike, 25:40)







    “The sabbath is made for man not man for the sabbath.” (Connor, 29:35)







    “There’s something about a father who does not cling to what he has, but gets to share that freely.” (Mike, 32:40)







    “It’s okay to pass on the kingdom, that’s what we’re supposed to do.” (Mike, 33:20)







    “Look, I called my mom earlier and she said I was so handsome, so it doesn’t matter what you think.” (Mike, 34:40)







    Media Mentions:







    * Season Four of Three Dogs North* YouTube* Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix* Star Wars* Forrest Gump* Three Dogs North S10 E21







    References:







    * Chicago Cubs (2016 World Series win)* Thanksgiving 2022* Bird Flu (outbreak started in 2015)* Donald Trump* Advent (2022)* Mundelein Seminary* Bishop Robert Barron* St. John Paul II Newman Center at UIC* Army* Professor Albus Dumbledore* Obi- Wan Kenobi* Luke Skywalker* Yoda* Forrest Gump







    Shout-Outs:







    * Juice-Box (Rob's nephew)* Fr. Matt Alexander* Bishop Mark Bartosic







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    • 36 min
    S11 Episode 48 – Super duper homily

    S11 Episode 48 – Super duper homily

    In this episode, the dogs discuss Connor's new album (00:39) and his recent experience at Second City (03:40). Mike asks the guys whether they make jokes during homilies (6:30); Rob (7:50), Connor (10:14), and Mike (24:20) give their different perspectives. Connor invokes Aquinas to explain man as the risible animal (30:15) and they all talk about the power of laughter (35:00).







    Quotes:







    "When Chuck Norris falls into water, he doesn't get wet the water gets Chucked." (Rob, 7:55)







    "You do you, but that's not me." (Rob, 9:10)







    "The boogeyman checks under his bed for Chuck Norris." (Mike, 9:24)







    "How's Mormonism treating you?" (Anonymous, 12:49)







    “We’ve been doing this for so long we can start repeating stories and nobody will know.” (Mike, 24:13)







    “It’s one of my great stories. It’s one that I laughed hard at too, which is nice.” (Connor, 24:19)







    “I talk to the customers so the engineers don’t have to.” (Connor quoting Office Space, 28:15)







     “It’s a revelation of the person when you get to watch someone deep deep belly laugh.” (Mike, 35:00)







    “To have someone's capacity to enjoy another person expressed, it’s deeper than words... it’s an authentic response to something.” (Mike, 38:40)







     “As the kids say, neat-o.” (Fidel Jesus, 39:50)







    “There’s something delightful in delighting in someone.” (Connor, 40:28)







    “It’s important not to canonize the person (at their funeral), we’re here to pray for them.” (Rob, 41:10)







    Media Mentions:







    * Connor Danstrom's Blue and Gold Days* Connor Danstrom's Why the Water Came* Baptism of Jesus* Plato's The Republic* Rudy (1993)* Office Space (1999)* St. Thomas Aquinas' Summa Theologica * SNL's Stand- Up and Win* 3DN S11 E47 (The Screwtape Letters)* C.S. Lewis' The Screwtape Letters* The Passion of the Christ (2004)* A Quiet Place (2018)







    References:







    * iMessage* iPhone* Bandcamp* Chicago, IL* The Second City* Uber* Norm Macdonald* Chuck Norris* National Eucharistic Revival* Kalamazoo, MI* St. Augustine Cathedral* Mormons* St. Thomas Aquinas* Jerry Seinfeld* Jim Gaffigan* Nate Bergatze* Bill Maher* Institute for Priestly Formation* Super 8 Camera* Goofy* Utah* Mel Gibson* Judas Iscariot







    Shout- Outs:







    * Tony Napolitano* Bishop Mark Bartosic* Fr. Adam Wilczak* Fr. Paul (IPF)* Fidel Jesus







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    • 51 min
    S11 Episode 47 – Self-conscious at a funeral

    S11 Episode 47 – Self-conscious at a funeral

    In this episode, the dogs seek affirmation from one another (2:40) and Mike shares a grace from spiritual direction (4:10). Connor expresses his desire to live humbly from his heart (9:00). Rob gives an insight from C.S. Lewis on growing in humility (15:12) and Mike gets weirdly into building models (28:11).







    Quotes:







    "By the way, tell me how good I'm doing on the podcast." (Mike, 3:55)







     “What do you think Jesus thinks about that?” (Mike quoting Fr. Brian Welter, 6:50)







    “I could totally fail and the Lord would still so love me.” (Mike, 7:50)







    “I want to live with the Lord.” (Mike, 8:20)







    “It was a really cool experience to be saved from something that was less than the mind of Jesus.” (Mike, 8:30)







    "Humility is telling the truth about yourself." (Connor quoting Fr. Tim Anastos, 10:45)







    “I like drawing, I like dinosaurs, and I like myself.” (Connor quoting Donovan, 11:55)







    "Pope Francis defines sin as forgetting." (Rob, 23:08)







    Media Mentions:







    * 30 Rock (2006- 2013)* Forrest Gump (1994)* C.S. Lewis' The Weight of Glory* Matthew 25: 23* C.S. Lewis' The Screwtape Letters* C.S. Lewis' The Silver Chair* Three Dogs North’s S11 E22- Window into Heaven (spoileralertshedies)* Exodus Chapter 32 (The Golden Calf)* Hot Rod (2007)* Parks and Recreation (2009- 2015)- Ben's Claymation







    References:







    * Tina Fey* Liz Lemon* Sandhills State Veterans Cemetery (Spring Lake, NC)* Fort Bragg, NC* J.R.R. Tolkien* Mundelein







    Shout- Outs:







    * Fr. Brian Welter* Fr. Tim Anastos* Rev. Marek Duran* Fr. Emery de Gaal* Jamie Mueller* Fr. Scott Harter 







    Glossary:







    * Eucatastrophe: "A massive turn in fortune from a seemingly unconquerable situation to an unforeseen victory, usually brought by grace rather than heroic effort."* Anamnesis: "The recollection or remembrance of the past."* Betrayal: "When you realize that reality is not as you thought it was.” (Mike, 13:00)







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    • 31 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
263 Ratings

263 Ratings

Renaissance scholar ,

Made “a difference“ !!!

I love this podcast and always enjoy hearing what you all have to say! The humor as well as the reflections feed my soul. I was struck, Father Connor, by your discussion of how suffering cracks open a person‘s heart, so that one is able to love better. Please forgive the paraphrase.

On a more serious note, thank you for pointing out what an awful song “Go make a difference” is. It literally made me laugh and cheered up my day. I’ve tried to like it for the sake of some of the young adults, but it almost makes me physically ill. I can only sing it cynically and ironically. I always wonder what effect such “miss the mark” selections have on others.

The Church has such a rich treasure trove of beautiful hymns and sacred music. I wish that someone would “make a difference” and edit out all the painful, dreary and theologically unsound selections. Perhaps while churching. 😂

JordanSFSD ,

Out of uniform

Nooooo! Just finished book 6 if Harry Potter. Just listened to episode “out of uniform”.

Granted, I’m a decade behind the release of these books.

Still a stellar podcast. Been listening for years. Thanks for your friendship.

Jordan
South Dakota

MrsStephV ,

Loving this group!

Sooo glad I came across this podcast on my FB feed from my church. You guys seriously make me giggle, but also make me think. Thank you for that! I can’t wait to listen to more episodes to catch up! So relatable.

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