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The Catholic Insider Podcast by Father Roderick Vonhogen

The Catholic Insider Podcast

by Father Roderick Vonhogen

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Catholic Insider - Your daily dose of catholic inside information. News, interviews, music, reviews, audio-documentaries and information about the Catholic faith and lifestyle.

The Catholic Insider is a podcast by father Roderick Vonhögen, catholic priest of the Archdiocese of Utrecht, The Netherlands.

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Catholic Insider: Yeah!
Reviewer Cade_One
 August 17, 2006
I've been tuning in since the beginning. Fr Roderick does great work. This PodCast is of great quality. At times he seams a little too worldly, but he is very entertaining. And his coverage in Rome and of World Youth Day was amazing. It was like I was there. Even if you are not Catholic I think you would enjoy this PodCast.

Seth Anderson
Reviewer Seth Anderson
 February 17, 2006
I first started listening to Roderick Vonhögen's podcast when he started recording dispatches from the Vatican during the death of Pope John Paul. Listening to this young priest discuss the different emotions he was going through amidst fellow mourners was a wholly new experience that wouldn’t have been possible via regular TV or Print media. All too often, listening to the news detaches us from any notion of how huge world events affect everyday people. Later, Vonhogen recorded the crowds that filled Vatican square during the ascendancy of Benedict XVI, and I finally realized what the pope truly means to Catholics. Instead of the figurehead that I assumed everyone obeyed as the leader of the church, I heard real heartbreak in many voices, and an outpouring of genuine love for John Paul. It was an immersive experience: you were in Rome, you could hear the sadness and later the excitement in everyone’s voices, and best of all, you had an ‘insider’ that helped put it all in perspective. I’d take that over a front page news article any day.

This podcast made me realize the power that is being placed in the hands of regular people thanks to podcasting. The boundaries placed on regular journalism have dissolved: regular people are blowing away the mainstream media by virtue of being well, "regular".

Catholic Insider was the first podcast I subscribed to, and is still the one I look forward to listening to most on a daily basis. I'm not a catholic, and my creative sensibilities sometimes run counter to Roderick’s, but nevertheless I respond to his sincerity and warmth. Vonhögen gives indispensable access to modern European Catholicism, and if you feel the Catholic church has lost its modern context, I encourage you to give this priest a chance at changing your mind.

Reviewer J.E.
 February 17, 2006
I am not a Catholic, but I had heard a few things about the Catholic Insider Podcast, so I decided to give it a listen. The thing that immediately jumped out at me was the obvious enthusiasm that Father Vonhögen possesses. This enthusiasm shines through whether he is talking about secular matters such as podcasting, or about spiritual matters such as faith.

I enjoyed this podcast because it showed me that at least one Catholic priest is pretty progressive and isn't afraid to embrace technology and use it to help further his mission.

The podcast was well done overall. The only thing that seemed a bit out of place was the religious music that was used to signify transitions in the show's topics. It was loud, and therefore a bit jarring. That's just a minor beef, however. I will definitely listen again.

Reviewer LOLJPB
 February 17, 2006
I wasn't really sure what to expect when I downloaded my first epidsode of The Catholic Insider Podcast. I had heard a lot of good things about it and now I know why. Father Roderick Vonhogen has produced one of the more livelier, entertaining podcasts I've listened to thus far. And this is from a priest! :)

He covers a wide range of topics ranging from exorcism and the London bombings to Harry Potter and Star Wars. His podcasts are produced in short chunks (5-15 minutes) which in my opinion is the way most (if not all) podcasts should be done. The production quality is top-notch and Father Roderick is very listenable.

Kudos on a shining example of the potential for podcasting!

Podcast Episodes

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  • Star Wars TV Show Timeline Revealed
    Sat, May 12, 2018

    Father Roderick reacts to the news about the timeline of the upcoming Star Wars live action TV show directed by Jon Favreau.

    The post Star Wars TV Show Timeline Revealed appeared first on Trideo.

  • Unboxing the Oculus Go!
    Fri, May 04, 2018

    Father Roderick unboxes the Oculus Go and shares his first impressions!

    The post Unboxing the Oculus Go! appeared first on Trideo.

  • Let’s Talk about Avengers: Infinity War!
    Tue, May 01, 2018

    A spoiler-free review of the movie Avengers: Infinity War. What did you think of the movie? Let us know in the comments!

    The post Let’s Talk about Avengers: Infinity War! appeared first on Trideo.

  • We need to talk about Lost in Space
    Tue, Apr 17, 2018

    My initial impressions of the Netflix reboot of Lost in Space. What do you think of the new series? Let me know in the comments!

    The post We need to talk about Lost in Space appeared first on Trideo.

  • Gaudete et Exsultate on your Kindle
    Mon, Apr 09, 2018

    On April 9, 2018, the Vatican published the Apostolic Exhortation Gaudete et Exsultate, in which Pope Francis offers guidance on the paths to sanctity in today's world. Fr. Roderick explains how you can read this text on your Kindle, iPad or other e-reader!

    The post Gaudete et Exsultate on your Kindle appeared first on Trideo.

  • Ready Player One Review
    Thu, Apr 05, 2018

    In this episode of the Daily Breakfast, Fr. Roderick explains why Ready Player One is the perfect Easter movie - in more ways than you think!

    The post Ready Player One Review appeared first on Trideo.

  • Life Lessons in Amsterdam
    Fri, Mar 23, 2018

    The Bijlmer neighbourhood in Amsterdam used to be infamous because of the crime and drug abuse but a disaster turned things around. Fr. Roderick shares life lessons he learned while filming there.

    The post Life Lessons in Amsterdam appeared first on Trideo.

  • From Android Wear To Wear OS
    Thu, Mar 22, 2018

    Google announced that Android Wear will be renamed Wear OS. What does this mean for Google hardware?

    The post From Android Wear To Wear OS appeared first on Trideo.

  • Why Learn Fictional Languages?
    Wed, Mar 21, 2018

    Duolingo now offers several new languages, including Klingon and High Valerian. Why would you bother learning fictional languages?

    The post Why Learn Fictional Languages? appeared first on Trideo.

  • Stephen Hawking, Faith and Science
    Tue, Mar 20, 2018

    Stephen Hawking, member of the Pontifical Academy of Sciences, passed away last week at the age of 76. Fr. Roderick talks about the difference between philosophy, faith and science.

    The post Stephen Hawking, Faith and Science appeared first on Trideo.

  • Review: Annihilation
    Mon, Mar 19, 2018

    An analytical review of the Netflix movie 'Annihilation' starring Oscar Isaac and Natalie Portman.

    The post Review: Annihilation appeared first on Trideo.

  • Minimalism and Nostalgia
    Fri, Mar 16, 2018

    How do you get rid of things that evoke feelings of nostalgia? Father Roderick shares his experiences.

    The post Minimalism and Nostalgia appeared first on Trideo.

  • Women In The Church
    Thu, Mar 15, 2018

    Vatican newspaper L'Osservatore Romano ran an article on the exploitation of women religious in the Vatican. Fr. Roderick shares his thoughts.

    The post Women In The Church appeared first on Trideo.

  • Review: The Subtle Knife
    Wed, Mar 14, 2018

    Philip Pullman's The Golden Compass series has drawn a lot of criticism. How can we find a common ground?

    The post Review: The Subtle Knife appeared first on Trideo.

  • Switching From Spotify To Google Play Music
    Tue, Mar 13, 2018

    Switching from Spotify to Google Play Music may be worth your while, especially when you want to share with your friends.

    The post Switching From Spotify To Google Play Music appeared first on Trideo.

  • Review: Approaching The Unknown
    Mon, Mar 12, 2018

    Approaching The Unknown (Netflix) wasn't received well by critics. Is it really as bad as they say?

    The post Review: Approaching The Unknown appeared first on Trideo.

  • Review: Star Wars – Imperial Assault Board Game
    Fri, Mar 09, 2018

    Imperial Assault is a Star Wars based board game. Fr. Roderick shares his adventures during his first session.

    The post Review: Star Wars – Imperial Assault Board Game appeared first on Trideo.

  • Prayers and Recreation – about Chris Pratt and Kevin Smith
    Thu, Mar 08, 2018

    When the backlash towards 'thoughts and prayers' goes too far.

    The post Prayers and Recreation – about Chris Pratt and Kevin Smith appeared first on Trideo.

  • When Lent meets Star Wars
    Wed, Mar 07, 2018

    What happens when Lent meets Star Wars? The two have more in common than you think!

    The post When Lent meets Star Wars appeared first on Trideo.

  • Placuit Deo – Watch Out For Ancient Heresies
    Tue, Mar 06, 2018

    About that recent document from the Vatican, 'Placuit Deo'.

    The post Placuit Deo – Watch Out For Ancient Heresies appeared first on Trideo.

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    • Published: 2002
    • LearnOutLoud.com Product ID: T005343