Month: October 2009

Sister Lily

Sister LilyThe other day on the show we were trying to figure out what Halloween costume we should get for our nine-month-old Lily when a caller suggested the most obvious and most perfect idea – A Nun!

So we begged my Mom to whip together a habit for Lily and it turned out perfectly!

Radio Archive #31: Staying Productive and Matthew Bunson’s 2010 Catholic Almanac

cndpodcastrss1We talk with Matthew Bunson about the 2010 Catholic Almanac and talking about increasing productivity. This podcast is courtesy of Sirius 159/XM 117 (The Catholic Channel). You can get a full three hours of The Catholics Next Door, Monday through Friday from 10AM to 1PM EST, only from Sirius/XM. Sign up today!

Subscribe to the podcast via iTunes and other podcast aggregators with this RSS URL: http://feeds2.feedburner.com/thecatholicsnextdoor

Radio Archive #30 – Popple’s New CD and Duff Goldman from Ace of Cakes

cndpodcastrss1Because we were late with last week’s podcast, here’s an extra one for you this week!

In this episode we talk about the new Hip Hip Hooray CD from Catholic band Popple, and visit with Duff Goldman from Ace of Cakes. This podcast is courtesy of Sirius 159/XM 117 (The Catholic Channel). You can get a full three hours of The Catholics Next Door, Monday through Friday from 10AM to 1PM EST, only from Sirius/XM. Sign up today!

Subscribe to the podcast via iTunes and other podcast aggregators with this RSS URL: http://feeds2.feedburner.com/thecatholicsnextdoor

Hip Hip Hooray – A New Popple CD!

Hip Hip HoorayWe’re very excited that Dan and Kyle, our buddies from the great Catholic band Popple, have released a new CD called Hip Hip Hooray!

You can listen to the entire CD on Popple’s website, and purchase a digital download version of the CD starting today for just $7.99. You can also pre-order the physical CD copy of the new songs, which will be released on November 17th. Very exciting!

The MP3 files are encoded at 192 and 320 KBPS. They do not contain DRM and can be played on every digital music player. Videos are in HD on the DVD but the digital downloads have been compressed to (640×480) MP4s for faster downloading but are still large files.

Next time we check our email, we will send out a personal email with the link for the download. There is no shipping for digital downloads, for other items, shipping is $1(min) to $5(max) for orders to the US.

Popple is (are?) doing awesome things for the Catholic Church, so please toss out 8 bucks and get their new CD today!

And just for fun, here’s a video I shot for Popple a couple years ago:

Radio Archive #29: Wendy’s New Spokesman and Stephen Baldwin

cndpodcastrss1We talk with our producer Adam Hamway about being the new pitchman for Wendy’s hamburgers and actor Stephen Baldwin joins us to discuss Cancer Awareness Month. This podcast is courtesy of Sirius 159/XM 117 (The Catholic Channel). You can get a full three hours of The Catholics Next Door, Monday through Friday from 10AM to 1PM EST, only from Sirius/XM. Sign up today!

Subscribe to the podcast via iTunes and other podcast aggregators with this RSS URL: http://feeds2.feedburner.com/thecatholicsnextdoor

Adam Our Producer is the New Voice of Wendy’s!

Wendy's HamburgerWe are incredibly proud of our producer (and friend) Adam Hamway for landing his current side gig as the new national voice for Wendy’s restaurants.  Starting on Friday, October 9, when you hear a guy narrating Wendy’s commercials on TV and radio…that’s Adam!

Adam will continue his duties as the producer of The Catholics Next Door, but this is very exciting for Adam and we couldn’t be happier for him.  Check out the first of the new series of commercials you’ll be seeing (and hearing) over the next few weeks:

I Want a Jetpack

Greg and his jetpackOn today’s show we talked about cool technology and I went off on a rant about wanting a jetpack like George Jetson’s.  I’ve been waiting for one ever since seeing one used during the 1984 Olympics opening ceremony.

To my surprise, shortly after talking about wanting a jetpack, listener Camille sent an email and photoshopped image saying, “This is probably as close to a jetpack as he’s going to get.”

I thought this was too stinking funny.

Thanks, Camille!

Radio Archive #27: Katherine Barron and the Lion King Incident

cndpodcastrss1In this episode: Katherine Barron talks about the new Catholic Book Club podcast and we talk about buying show tickets in New York. This podcast is courtesy of Sirius 159/XM 117 (The Catholic Channel). You can get a full three hours of The Catholics Next Door, Monday through Friday from 10AM to 1PM EST, only from Sirius/XM. Sign up today!

Subscribe to the podcast via iTunes and other podcast aggregators with this RSS URL: http://feeds2.feedburner.com/thecatholicsnextdoor

Jennifer in the Papal Chair

The main reason we went to New York last week was to record, “A Conversation With The Archbishop,” with Archbishop Timothy Dolan.

The show is actually recorded in the Archbishop’s office in his residence, so we were given a tour of the place.

While there, our boss Joseph Zwilling showed us the reception room where both Pope John Paul II and Pope Benedict XVI had been received when visiting New York. In the room was a chair reserved for the Holy Father.

Jennifer, curious as always, asked if anyone else ever sat there. Joe saw where she was going with this line of questioning and invited her to take a seat.

So here is Jennifer sitting in the Pope’s chair, reserved just for Popes and apparently my wife.

And here is a picture of us with Archbishop Timothy Dolan, who could not have been a nicer guy. New York is blessed to have him.