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Mystery Through Manners Catholic Podcast

37 EpisodesProduced by Jules MilesWebsite

Mystery Through Manners is a storytelling podcast which explores the living expressions of the Catholic faith from the perspective of everyday Catholic Americans Support this podcast:

37 Episodes | 2018 - 2019

Sneak Peak Story: Ruah Storytellers

November 25th, 2019


Want a sneak peak into our inaugural Advent series?

Advent is just around the corner (only one week away!) so we decided to give our listeners a sneak peak into our vision for this platform by releasing a teaser episode …

Trailer: Ruah Storytellers

November 11th, 2019


Welcome to Ruah Storytellers, a daily Catholic storytelling podcast to accompany you through the season of Advent. Each day, a different woman of …

34: When Music Heals

October 3rd, 2019


In our final episode of this second season, we discuss the power of the arts to help provide healing, particularly through music. Whether it's the …

33: The Careful Art of Live Stories

September 19th, 2019


In today's episode, we dive into the world of beauty through the medium of theater. We talk with experts in the theater, including playwrights, directors, and actors, about how the medium can build bridges in today's …

32: The Met Gala

September 5th, 2019


In 2018, the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York hosted its annual MET Gala, the kick-off to an exhibit under the same theme. Oh...and the theme …

31: The Cost of Curating Beauty

August 22nd, 2019


Many months ago, as I began to create storylines and episode ideas for an entire season on Beauty, I came across an interesting dilemma: how to talk about beauty when our world has so many ideas about it? It seemed to …

30: A Prayer and a Pen

July 11th, 2019


Throughout this season, we've explored the Catholic arts and the gift of beauty through visuals, and the power of creating alongside our Creator. In …

29: Wearing Your Faith on Your Sleeve

June 27th, 2019


In this week's episode, we dive into the world of the graphic arts through one of the most popular mediums: T-shirt design. Through the stories of …

28: Part Two: Praying with Creation

June 13th, 2019


In the second part of our two-part series on creating, Jules tries to answer a question central to her own journey: what now? Now that we understand …

27: Part One: Creating with the Creator

May 30th, 2019


Why are we drawn to create? Why do we spend so much time, money, and dedication to a craft which may (or may not!) end up the way we envision? 
In today's episode, we dive into the idea that we were made to participate …

26: The Case for Beauty

May 16th, 2019



In the first episode of our new season,  we start with a simple question: "WHY DOES BEAUTY MATTER?"  Under the guidance of three experts, David Clayton, Elizabeth Lev, and Cory Heimann, we seek to …

25: Dana Gioia, Poetry, and the Accessibility of the Arts

April 18th, 2019


In our final episode of our mini series "On My Bookshelf," Jules interviews one of the most influential figures in the American arts scene: Dana …

24: "Finnian and the Seven Mountains", in the Age of the Hero

April 4th, 2019


In today's episode, we talk with the creator of a new Catholic comic book series (and publishing house!), Phil Koslowski, about his new comic book …

23: Ever Eden: By Women, for the Church

March 28th, 2019


Adding to our series "On My Bookshelf" is a brand new literary journal for Catholics, Ever Eden Literary Journal. Curated, created, and written …

22: The Reed of God, and the Resurgence of Sheed & Ward

March 14th, 2019


As we enter into this Lenten season, Jules talks with Dr. Kelley Spoerl, a professor of theology at Saint Anselm College, about a mighty spiritual …

21: Father Augustus Tolton, in the Post-Charlottesville Era

February 28th, 2019


In the second episode of our book series, On My Bookshelf, we interview Deacon Harold Burkes-Sivers about his new book, "Father Augustus Tolton." As …

20: "Girl, Arise!" in the Era of Me-Too

February 14th, 2019


Disclaimer: this episode references abortion, sexual assault, and rape. Please be advised when listening with children. In the first episode of our …

19: The Real Roseto Effect

January 31st, 2019


In the final episode of our first season, we decided to end with a bang! In the first half of our episode, we journey to the small borough of Roseto, PA, to uncover the secrets to a stress-free life. Using the lessons …

18: Humanae Vitae in the Era of Protest

January 24th, 2019


In the third episode of our series on the Catholic subculture, we seek to find out just what happened to the world of American Catholicism that led …

17: The Golden Age, and the Legion of Decency

January 17th, 2019


In our Part II on our series on the Catholic subculture, we dive into the world of the movies in the heart of the Golden Age of Hollywood. We speak …

16: The Catholic Ghettos, and a Tree Grows in Brooklyn

January 10th, 2019


In the first episode of our four-part series on the Catholic Subculture, we dive into the world of the poor immigrant communities in urban hotspots, …

15: The Immigrant Church: Latino Immigration and the Kino Border Initiative

December 20th, 2018


In the final episode of our three-part series on the Immigrant Church, we dive into the history of Latino immigration to America. We walk through the …

14: The Immigrant Church: O Pioneers, Christ in Concrete, and the National Parish Model

December 13th, 2018


In the second installment of our three-part series on Catholic immigration to the United States, we speak with scholars about the Church's dilemma of …

13: The Immigrant Church: Arrival and Chain Migration

December 6th, 2018


In the first of our three-part series on The Immigrant Church, we dive into the early history of Catholic immigration to the United States. …

Katie Waldow, and the Power of Connection

November 26th, 2018


In our final installment of our month-long series on Catholic blogging, we speak with Katie Waldow, a youth minister and wildly popular lifestyle …

11: The Sisterhood

November 20th, 2018


In our fourth episode of our series on Catholic blogging, we speak with four women who have all found communion and friendship with others in the …

10: Simcha Fisher, and the Authenticity Dilemma

November 15th, 2018


In the third episode of our series on Catholic blogging, we talk to one of the most prolific writers in our digital space, Simcha Fisher. In our …

Spoken Bride, and Pulling Back the Curtain

November 12th, 2018


In our second FEATURE BLOGGER series, we speak with one of the founders of the immensely popular Spoken Bride, Stephanie Calis, about the gift of …

08: The Echochambers

November 8th, 2018


In our second installment of our series on Catholic blogging, we address the downsides of the blogging community, from the combox wars to the crisis …

A Yarn Along, and the Power of Beauty

November 5th, 2018


In our first FEATURE BLOGGER episode, we talk to Ginny Sheller, author of the delightful blog "Small Things." In our story, Ginny shares about her …

06: The Rise of the Blog

November 1st, 2018


In the first episode of our four-part series on the Catholic blogger, we talk to Dr. Katherine Schmidt about the rise of the blog's influence in …

BONUS EPISODE: "A Bloody Habit" and the Case for Gothic Fiction

October 22nd, 2018


In this BONUS episode of our fiction series, we talk with Ignatius Press author Eleanor Bourg Nicholson on her new book, "A Bloody Habit." In our …

04: A Prayer in the Furnace

October 1st, 2018


Fiction Series, Episode Four
In our final episode in our series on American Catholic Fiction, I talk with two award-winning authors of fiction about …

03: Giving Thanks for Dappled Things

October 1st, 2018


Fiction Series, Episode Three
After learning about the importance of fiction and one of the greatest literary minds of the modern era, it's time to …

02: Flannery O'Connor and the Christ-haunted South

October 1st, 2018


Fiction Series, Episode Two
Curious about the life and works of one of our country's most esteemed authors? In this episode, experts will try to …

01: The Case for Fiction

October 1st, 2018


Fiction Series, Episode One
In the first episode of our mini-series on American Catholic fiction, we ask the question of why reading fiction is …

Trailer: Mystery Through Manners, an Introduction

August 31st, 2018


Join us for our inaugural season of Mystery Through Manners, a podcast which explores the rich, complicated, and beautiful history of the Catholic …

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