The Threshold Podcast
By Tony Vasinda and Fr Colin
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Let's violate a cultural norm. In a time when certain conversations can seem tense or even taboo, we push back against a culture of silence. Everyother week we sit down with a different guest each week to talk about what they believe, what shaped it, and why it matters. The Threshold Podcast features a mix of conversations with athiests, agnostices, Catholics, other Christians, and people of completely different faith backgrounds. The focus of our conversations is not to challenge, convert, or shame anyone's perspective. Instead, we want to provide a space where people can share their stories, talk about their experiences, and create bridges of trust. Most importantly, we want to step beyond the threshold of banal conversation and talk about the primary thing that we feel should define any person's actions - what they believe. Join us each week where we eff ineffability and talk about what really matters.
||CleanMike Savage | Are We Brothers?||This week Tony talks with Mike Savage. Mike is an author, professor, podcaster, and convicted criminal mastermind. We talk about broadcast journalism, money laundering, jail house conversions, and family.||12/13/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanChristopher West | The Ache||This week Tony talks with Christopher West. Christopher is a husband, father, teacher, speaker, author, and one of the foremost experts in the world on what is known as The Theology of the Body. Tony and Christopher talk about telemarketers, music, theo||10/28/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean"Science Mike" Mchargue | Leaning Into Mystery||This week Tony talks with Mike Mchargue or as he is better known on the internet, Science Mike. Mike is a speaker, author, and content creator who shares regularly about science, spirituality, and social justice issues. Let's lean into mystery with Sci||10/19/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCorey Pigg | Walking Each Other Home||This week Tony talks with Corey Pigg. Corey is the main mind behind Failed Missionary podcast and the producer at The Liturgist podcast. Corey talks about spiders, his views on missionary culture, and where he is at with faith and life.||9/28/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanArleen Spenceley | More Than A Unicorn||This week Tony talks with Arleen Spenceley. Arleen is a journalist, author, speaker, social media guru, and VIRGIN!!!! Which is not as rare as it sounds, but talking about her virginity openly and honestly launched her into the secular spotlight in her||9/10/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBrian Govatos | Hold the Koolaid, Pass the Whiskey||This week Tony talks with Brian Govatos who is an amazing father, improv communication and marketing specialist, and runs The Proud Atheist. Also BUCKLE UP AND STRAP IN! This is our longest episode ever.||8/22/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDevon Handy | Don't Split The Party: A Feminist Tale||This week Tony talks with Devon Handy from from the Hellbent Podcast about tattoos, D&D, feminism, life, and faith. This is a two part series on feminism with special guest host Claire Swinarski.||8/6/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDestiny Herndon De-La Rosa | I'll Fight Your Wife: A Feminist Tale||This week Tony talks with Destiny Herndon De-La Rosa from New Wave Feminist about high school, southern food, faith, and life. This is a two part series on feminism with special guest host Claire Swinarski.||7/20/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanShannon Ochoa | Longing, Beauty, and Chaos||This week Tony sit down with Shannon Ochoa of Eden Invitation to talk about whiskey, waterfalls, and the beauty and chaos of life.||7/3/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanGene Monterastelli | To Know And Believe It||This week Tony sits down with Gene Monterastelli of aPEx and Pasco Media. Tony and Gene talk about art, New York City, wind, god, and what relationships look like.||6/19/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanLisl Stadler | Agreeably Disagreeable||Season Two! This week I sit down with Lisl Stadler of Disagreeable Subjects to talk about politics, religion, and all the things we aren't supposed to talk about.||6/4/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanOdd Noggins | What Kids Say and The Sound Of Silence||Our last week of our between season break! This week we are talking about funny and amazing things kid's say, and how we feel about silence.||5/24/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanA Live Show About Transitions||A couple weeks ago we sat down with our Friend Edmund Mitchell and did a live show in Oak Cliff Texas! Thanks to everyone who came out, especially our guest for this week Father Russ Mower and Gabby. We talk with Father Russ about what really matters in||5/14/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanOdd Noggins | Men, Women, and Trusting Your Gut||We are on a break from our normal format between seasons. This week we are talking about if men and women can really be just friends, and what happens when you don't trust your gut.||4/13/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanOdd Noggins | Bizzare Googles and What Recharges Your Soul?||We are on a break from our normal format between seasons. This week we talk about emotions we wish we could control better and our favorite middle school jams.||4/5/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanOdd Noggins | Your Favorite Middle School Jams||We are on a break from our normal format between seasons. This week we talk about emotions we wish we could control better and our favorite middle school jams.||3/27/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSherry Weddell | The Mystical Tale Of Cate And The Cockroach||Tony sits down this week Sherry Weddell. Sherry is a Lay woman who is one of the main thought leaders in the Roman Catholic Church today. Her books about discipleship have taken the Catholic world by storm and inspired this very podcast along with other||3/9/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanJ. Keith Van Straaten | The 87% Threshold||This week Tony sits down with J. Keith van Straaten. J. Keith is an actor, comedian, writer and improv artist with a long list of credits to his name. He currently is the host of the podcast "Go Fact Yourself" on the Max Fun network. We talk about his s||2/22/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanLuke Carey | Confidently Conflicted In Cincinnati||Tony sits down this week Luke Carey. Luke is a Catholic Famous podcaster and works for the Catholic Church in Cincinnati where he lives with his wife Erin. We talk about growing us charismatic, being demanding of God, and what happened when Luke's dad d||2/14/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAhmad Jamil | Just One Muslim's Perspective||Tony sits down this week Ahmad Jamil. Ahmad is an husband, father, and aspiring tech guru. Ahmad lives and works in Austin TX and is a practicing Muslim. Tony and Father Parrish actually learned a ton from our conversation with Ahmad. We talk about the||2/8/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMichael Shuey | Atheists Don't Make Hot Chocolate||Tony sits down this week to talk with Michael Shuey. Mike works for one of the major tech companies and in Seattle and goes to church many Sunday's at St Luke where Tony and Fr Parrish work. Mike is an atheist though. We talk about what Mike believes, d||1/31/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHayley Smith | Fighting For The Chance To Help||Tony sits down this week to talk with Hayley Smith. Hayley works across the globe with refugees. She is a Mormon, but spends most of her time working with people who are Muslim. In the middle of all the things that could make someone seem different, Hay||1/17/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitAnna Carter | Life Is Bigger||Tony sits down this week to talk with Anna Carter. Anna is a Catholic and in high school she realized that she is sexually attracted to women. We talk about these things, good burgers, whiskey, and road trip tunes.||1/8/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPriest vs Layman Three | Why Father Parish Hates Christmas||During our Christmas and New Years recovery Tony and Father Parrish sit down to catch up and talk about life, why Father Parrish hates Christmas, Narnia vs LoTR, and accidentally ordering the random liquor on Amazon Prime Now. Regular interviews are bac||1/4/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanClaire Leo | We Can Always Do Better||Tony sits down this week with Claire Leo. Claire is a lapsed Catholic, and former member of Tony's first youth ministry program. Claire currently lives in Indianapolis and is going back to school for library science. She has a background in rhetoric, lo||12/27/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTim Morgan | Games, Community, and Seeking The Divine||Tony sits down with Coowner of Around The Table Gamer Pub, Tim Morgan. Child of an almost Roman Catholic priest and mother who never took him to Church. Tim identifies as a medievalist and obvious cat lover. Tim is someone who has created an amazing pla||12/13/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPriest vs Layman Two | Missionary Mindset or Latin Isn't Magic||CHURCH NERD ALERT!!! This week on the podcast Tony sits down with his good buddy Fr Colin Parrish... AND THEY DUKE IT OUT on topics like Hermione's purse, missionary mindsets, curiosity, heterodoxical friendships, Latin vs Spanish, good vs bad liturgy,||12/6/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAaron Alford | Community, Solitude, Hairiness and Holiness||Tony sits down with fellow (and chief) Bearded Gospel Man Aaron Alford. Aaron grew up as a Canadian Baptist, but is currently in formation as a Catholic seminarian for Las Cruces New Mexico. He also sports and epic beard and is one the author of the rec||11/27/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMark Guiney | Science, Faith, and Fishing With Dynamite||Tony sits down with our new podcast editor and all around amazing guy Mark Guiney. Mark is an author, podcaster, and all around Renaissance man who just joined our team.||11/17/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEli Methvin | Art, Ritual, And What Is The Divine?||Tony sits down this week to talk with Eli Methvin about what really matters. Eli is transgender artist who grew up Southern Baptist and is now a practicing Wiccan. We also talk about ritual, art, and being a barista.||11/6/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBrandon Vogt | The Internet's Favorite Catholic||Tony sits down to talk with Brandon Vogt about his faith life and the seemingly overwhelming amount of projects that Brandon has made, manages, or runs. Brandon is a husband and father of almost 6 kids who works with Bishop Robert Barron.||10/30/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPriest vs Layman One | Getting Out Of The Bubble -or- Go See Me Without You Without Me||This week on the podcast Tony sits down with his good buddy Fr Colin Parrish... AND THEY DUKE IT OUT on topics like Rainier beer, scremo, Me Without You, chant, favorite drummers, Fr Parrish's existential crisis. Also where we want to go with The Thresh||10/16/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPete Burak | Will You Suffer For Me||Tony sits down with head of his friend Pete Burak to talk about super powers, childhood injuries, and the role of suffering in Pete's life. Then Pete turns the table and asks about infinite ice cream shops and "Tony's Why".||10/6/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanKaty Bettner | Words With Mormon Friends||Tony sits down to talk about what really matters with his old Starbucks coworker, Katy Drake-Bettner. Among other things, Katy is a philanthropist who manages a foundation that she started with her husband after they sold a game he created called "Words||10/1/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitSam Sorich | Film Maker and Aspiring Van Dweller||Tony and Father Colin sit down with Glass Darkly and Spirit Juice Film maker Sam Sorich to talk about what it's like to go from a family of thirteen, to van life, to film maker on the new 8Beats Project. Sam cusses. Just FYI.||9/25/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEmily Britt | God In The Grease||This week Tony sits down with Emily Britt. Mother of three and avid Game of Thrones fan, Emily identifies herself as a universalist Christian. Tony and Emily talk about her battle with MS, how her faith was challenged by a move to Iowa, and experiencing||9/19/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBrad Hudson | Mormon To Nonbeliever||This week Tony sits down with his board game buddy Brad Hudson to talk about Brad's journey from Mormon Missionary to Agnostic NonBeliever. Brad is a property lawyer, husband father, and hiker.||9/11/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFather Colin Parrish | Secular To Sacred||Tony sits down to talk about what matters with his friend and cohost Fr Colin Parish. Fr Parish is Roman Catholic Priest, navy vet, and just had his first day or high school. This is episode number 2 in our opening trilogy.||9/6/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanZero | The Threshold | Enter Here||In this episode Tony Vasinda and Father Colin Parrish share their thoughts on why made the podcast. This is part of the opening trilogy of episodes that explore the scope of The Threshold||9/4/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
Conversations we SHOULD be having.
Tony dives into real and meaningful topics with a diverse grouping of people and then Fr. Parrish helps him break them down. Definitely worth downloading!
The Rosetta Stone on being a good human.
This Podcast is essential for anyone who wants a tangible example of how to show genuine interest in another person with no Strings attached.
I love that Tony is upfront and honest about it’s general interview structure of the show but it remains very personal.
Tony’s reflection time with Fr. Colin is great too in that you can hear the excitement in their voices. You can hear them grow in their own journeys as they are intentional about finding God in various ways via their guest’s journey.
As much as I’d love to simply refer other people (which I will) to this show, it’s an equal priority to put this approach into practice in the world around me.
Here’s like 7 morestat to go
with the first 5:⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
An Answer to Prayer
Fr. Colin is the best looking priest in America. For many, his chiseled jaw and sultry looks were a stumbling block. But now, thanks to The Threshold Podcast, we can hear his orotund voice without having to gaze upon his ravishing visage. It really is an answer to prayer of Old Testament proportions.
Also, the conversations are pretty good. Tony Vasinda is like Charlie Rose for people who have better things to do than watch PBS.