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Faith & Politics is a podcast of the South Dakota Catholic Conference. Join Executive Director Chris Motz, Esq. as he and his guests explore a variety of contemporary civic issues through the lens of a classical Catholic moral and ethical framework. Winsome and robust, Faith & Politics ranges from the soul to the state as it seeks to cultivate thoughtful criteria for governing well in the 21st century.
 
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Jorge R. Gutierrez (El Tigre, The Book of Life) is the creator, writer and director of new nine-part Netflix event series Maya and the Three. It premieres this Friday October 22nd. His wife, Sandra Equihua, serves as Maya’s creative consultant. She and Gutierrez also voice two pivotal characters. They join me to discuss this bold, visually stunning…
 
The Louisville Cycling Podcast is dedicated to celebrating the people, rides, and events that make Louisville and the surrounding area a great place to be a cyclist! www.barrygary.com Today’s Episode What makes a company want to invest sponsorship dollars in the Louisville cycling community? Well, that’s what we’re talking about with my guest in th…
 
On this episode, Chris is joined by Rachel Morrison, a lawyer from the Ethics and Public Policy Center and member of its HHS Accountability Project. Rachel unpacks recent moves by the federal HHS department to give Title X dollars to Planned Parenthood, disregard a separate-payment for abortion requirements for health insurers, abandon pro-life hea…
 
Music superstar and "Fast & Furious" franchise actor Chris "Ludacris" Bridges is the creator of new Netflix animated series "Karma's World", premiering this Friday October 15th. It's inspired by his oldest daughter, Karma. Bridges joins me to talk creating and voicing a character on "KW", along with the show's unique connection to an iconic animate…
 
On this episode, Chris is joined by Leslee Unruh, founder of Alpha Center, a pregnancy help center based in Sioux Falls. Leslee shares Alpha's mission to "clear the confusion with a message of hope." Founded in 1984, Alpha offers warm, loving counseling to women and men in crisis pregnancy situations. Alpha introduces its clients to mentor relation…
 
Simon Otto, the How to Train Your Dragon trilogy's head of character animation, is the executive producer of new Netflix animated series A Tale Dark & Grimm. It's based on books by Adam Gidwitz and premieres this Friday October 8th. Otto dives into this unique Hansel & Gretel adventure and also teases a major animated feature he's directing.…
 
A sequel to MGM’s 2019 CG "Addams Family" movie was announced just four days after it opened. Director Conrad Vernon and his team got right to work on creating a new story for the creepy and kooky gang. This time, they’re on a vacation, but it’s not all fun as the Addams face a major family revelation. Vernon discusses the pressures of "The Addams …
 
Disney’s newest hand-drawn animated series The Ghost and Molly McGee premieres this Friday October 1st at 9:40pm on Disney Channel. New episodes air Saturdays at 9am. It’s about a girl named Molly who moves with her family to a new neighborhood and into a haunted house. But she isn’t scared by the ghost inside (named Scratch)… they quickly become f…
 
The next chapter of a popular franchise begins. CG feature My Little Pony: A New Generation debuts this Friday September 24th on Netflix. Co-director Mark Fattibene and production designer Pablo Mayer discuss making this pretty (and pretty fun) film.By Jackson Murphy
 
On this episode, Chris is joined by Dr. Paul Kengor, Senior Director and Chief Academic Fellow for The Institute for Faith & Freedom and Professor of Political Science at Grove City College. They discuss his recent book, "The Devil and Karl Marx: Communism's Long March of Death, Deception, and Infiltration", published by Catholic bookseller TAN Boo…
 
On this episode, Chris is joined by thinker and writer Jack Gist (ft. on Ep. 25, Disputatio and the 1619 Project) to discuss a new essay from Jack, "Individualism, relativism, and the most extreme form of idolatry." Jack unpacks the thought of Nietzsche and Duns Scotus, and helps us understand the "both/and" of the amazing beauty of being an indivi…
 
Nickelodeon's new CG "The Smurfs" series debuts with a sneak peek episode Monday September 6th at 12:30pm. Official series premiere is Friday September 10th at 7:30pm. Writers Peter Saisselin and Amy Serafin pick-up the ball after Sony's trio of recent features and give these characters the chance to shine — and be themselves — for a new generation…
 
The Louisville Cycling Podcast is dedicated to celebrating the people, rides, and events that make Louisville and the surrounding area a great place to be a cyclist! Today’s Episode Eric Winke and War Daddy! In this episode I talk with Eric Winke, a relative newbie in the mountain bike game. He’s taking on the War Daddy ride later in September! Let…
 
Jessica Kramer joins the show to discuss a recent article she authored on politics and family formation. After briefly sharing her conversion story, she shares her observations from a recent policy conference she reported on, and describes several pro-family policies concerning pornography, contraception, a one-income family wage, and more. In her …
 
Cameo Anders a graduate of the Ave Maria School of Law, has a Masters in Theology and a certificate in Bioethics, joins us this week to take on this hot topic of religious exemptions surrounding the growing concern of COVID vaccine requirements with employers. To read the statement from our bishop's in South Dakota, visit our website. https://sdcat…
 
"Paw Patrol" is the latest popular Nickelodeon animated series to get the feature film treatment. You can see "Paw Patrol: The Movie" in theaters, and watch it on Paramount+, starting this Friday August 20th. Director Cal Brunker and co-writer Bob Barlen discuss amping up the franchise to give fans of all ages a Paw-some new chapter.…
 
Chris is joined on this episode by David Trimble, Vice President for Public Policy and Director of the Center for Religious Freedom Education at the Religious Freedom Institute. David breaks down the 9-0 Supreme Court decision in Fulton v. Philadelphia, and then shares some religious freedom concerns with the infrastructure bill presently in the Se…
 
This episode, Chris is joined by Kelli Whartman, the executive director of Trinity Pregnancy and Adoption, a Catholic agency serving the whole state. Kelli shares her own witness to faith and passion for serving the adoption "triad" -- adoptive parents, birth parents, and kids! Kelli mentions these links: https://www.davethomasfoundation.org/our-pr…
 
Kirk DeMicco received an Oscar nomination in 2014 with his co-director Chris Sanders for DreamWorks "The Croods". Now DeMicco is the director of Sony Pictures Animation's first-ever musical "Vivo", which debuts this Friday August 6th on Netflix. DeMicco discusses working with songwriter and lead voice actor Lin-Manuel Miranda and the power of music…
 
On this episode, Chris is joined by Fr. Justin Brophy, O.P., professor of political science at Providence College, Rhode Island. In a short diagnosis of our present moment as Americans, Fr. Brophy points to (among other points not discussed) a tension between Lockean individualism and a Puritan ethic, and a decline in our traditional institutions a…
 
The Louisville Cycling Podcast is dedicated to celebrating the people, rides, and events that make Louisville and the surrounding area a great place to be a cyclist! Today’s Episode Crazy. Ridenfaden. Cyclists. In this episode I talk with a couple leaders from Louisville’s cycling misfits, the crazy Ridenfaden cyclists. “A drinking club with a bike…
 
On this episode, Chris is joined by Kat Talalas, the associate director for communications at the Secretariat for Pro-Life Activities at the USCCB. For those who haven't been closely following the debate over the Hyde Amendment, and its enormously significant consequences even at the state level, Kat brings us all up to speed with what it is, why i…
 
It's Lights! Camera! Pat-ion! "SpongeBob" spinoff prequel series "The Patrick Star Show" is already a hit for Nickelodeon. New episodes premiere on Fridays at 7pm. Executive Producer Jennie Monica and Developer Claudia Spinelli (the SVP of animation development at Nick) discuss putting the spotlight on Mr. Star and giving him a TV show about a TV s…
 
The Louisville Cycling Podcast is dedicated to celebrating the people, rides, and events that make Louisville and the surrounding area a great place to be a cyclist! Today’s Episode In this episode, I catch up with Drew Dillman! Drew just might be the most versatile racer in the Louisville area, and he’s certainly the fastest guy on a cross bike! N…
 
A new chapter in the modern Mickey Mouse TV era begins this week! "Mickey Mouse Funhouse" premieres with half-hour special "Mickey The Brave" this Friday July 16th at 7:30pm on Disney Junior. More new episodes start Friday August 20th at 8am on Disney Channel and Disney Junior. Executive Producer Phil Weinstein discusses kicking-off a new Mickey se…
 
Chris is joined by Dale Bartscher, executive director of South Dakota Right to Life, to discuss the state Department of Health's annual abortion report, published on July 1. They also recap the 2020 pro-life bills that went into effect on July 1, talk about potential future legislation, and preview SDRTL's fall convention, which commemorates 50 yea…
 
25 years after the release of the original Space Jam, the Looney Tunes are back with a new basketball superstar, LeBron James, for sequel Space Jam: A New Legacy. It opens in theaters and debuts on HBO Max this Friday July 16th. Director Malcolm D. Lee, of live-action comedy hits The Best Man, Girls Trip and Night School, talks love of Looney Tunes…
 
Chris is joined by Jeff Wald, a Minnesota-based lawyer and writer (but who is quick to tell us he's a North Dakotan). Jeff shares about his and his wife Jackie's journey with adoption and foster parenting, the result of a call they discerned together to give of themselves to the poor and marginalized. At the heart of this adventure, for Jeff, is a …
 
"Middlemost Post" is a new animated comedy series that follows the fun adventures of Parker J. Cloud, Angus and walrus Russell as they deliver mail and meet some cool pals along the way. The show premieres this Friday July 9th at 7:30pm on Nickelodeon. Creator John Trabbic III and Executive Producer Dave H. Johnson discuss the most thorough aspects…
 
Host Chris Motz is joined this week by Dr. Chad Pecknold, professor of theology at Catholic University of America (and prolific tweeter -- @ccpecknold). Chris tosses a listener question to the good professor: What, according to the Church, is the purpose of government? What's it's aim, its end, its goal? Also, what are the limits of its action? Or,…
 
DreamWorks "The Boss Baby" was a box office smash hit in 2017 and earned longtime studio director Tom McGrath ("Madagascar", "Megamind") an Oscar nomination. Now comes sequel "The Boss Baby: Family Business", which opens in theaters and debuts on Peacock this Friday July 2nd. McGrath discusses what inspired the follow-up and how he enjoyed working …
 
On this episode, Chris is joined by Christopher Dodson, J.D., executive director of the North Dakota Catholic Conference. Christopher unpacks the development of Free Exercise clause cases in the 20th century, culminating in the Smith v. Employment Division decision in 1990. Chris then gives a high-level overview of the recent Fulton v. Philadelphia…
 
On this episode, Chris is joined by Nick Michels, a Catholic attorney in South Dakota, who is starting a St. Thomas More Society -- an organization for Catholic lawyers and politicians. With the feast day of St. Thomas More approaching on June 22, Nick shares how the New Evangelization has inspired the vision for the group, and how it aims to aid C…
 
Pixar's new feature "Luca" debuts this Friday June 18th on Disney+ and on the big screen at the El Capitan Theatre in Hollywood. Oscar nominated director Enrico Casarosa ("La Luna") and producer Andrea Warren ("Cars 3") discuss the casting, story challenges and most heartfelt moments of "Luca".By Jackson Murphy
 
Chris Appelhans is the writer and director of the animated adventure Wish Dragon. It's about Din, a young man who looks to reconnect with an old friend with the help of a special genie dragon named Long. Wish Dragon is a Sony Pictures Animation feature that will be on Netflix this Friday June 11th. Appelhans goes into the thought process behind the…
 
Chris Motz is joined by Greg Schleppenbach, the associate director of the Secretariat for Pro-Life Activities at the USCCB to discuss current threats to the Hyde Amendment, which for 45 years has kept any taxpayer dollars from being used to fund abortions. Folks can go to NoTaxpayerAbortion.com to sign a petition in defense of Hyde. Chris and Greg …
 
DreamWorks Animation's first of two new theatrical releases over five weeks is Spirit Untamed (out this Friday June 4th). Director Elaine Bogan re-imagines the popular Netflix Spirit: Riding Free TV series with this epic and heartwarming feature. She discusses her love of horses, working with Oscar nominated star Jake Gyllenhaal, and the influence …
 
On this episode, Chris is joined by Doug Wilson, CEO of Catholic Benefits Association, an membership-based organization that facilitates health insurance for Catholic entities. Doug describes the birth of CBA in the wake of several of the Affordable Care Act's (Obamacare) coercive provisions -- such as forcing Catholic nuns to buy contraception -- …
 
Eryk Casemiro and Kate Boutilier are the executive producers of the new CG animated Rugrats reboot series. It premieres this Thursday May 27th on Paramount+. Casemiro and Boutilier are excited to return to this franchise - and hope fans do the same. They also talk about how they want to appeal to a new generation and why these characters have a las…
 
On this episode, Chris is joined by Grace Melton, author of a recent article titled How Surrogacy Harms Women and Children, published at the National Interest. After Chris recaps the recent history of surrogacy in South Dakota politics, Grace makes the case for why the political and cultural discourse on surrogacy is sadly one-sided and introduces …
 
The Louisville Cycling Podcast is dedicated to celebrating the people, rides, and events that make Louisville and the surrounding area a great place to be a cyclist! Today’s Episode In this episode, I talk with Vince Carman, a man who is out there working hard for cyclists all across the state! Some referenced links: Kentucky bicycle and bikeway co…
 
Tom Rogers, Emmy-winning writer on Elena of Avalor, is now the executive producer of The Chicken Squad. The new animated family series based on the popular books premieres this Friday May 14th at 7:30pm on Disney Junior. Rogers is excited for the show's launch... on what just happens to be National Dance Like a Chicken Day.…
 
On this episode, Chris is joined by Dan Denis, a Catholic father and farmer from the Saskatchewan prairie. Inspired by the social teaching of the Church, including Laudato Si’, several years ago Dan felt a call to go “back to the land,” as he puts it, and began farming the land on which he was raised. Dan shares his family’s story of love for God a…
 
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