BONUS! You're Welcome World: Tennis

It's the game of choice for Serena Williams and Roger Federer ... and the 12th century French monks who invented it. The latest episode of You're Welcome World uncovers the Catholic beginnings of tennis, as well as the way Christians have carried on the tradition of sport.

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BONUS! You're Welcome World: Pretzels

It's the ultimate theme park food, the mall food court go-to, the reliable stadium snack. But the pretzel had humble (Catholic) beginnings. The latest bonus podcast episode is all about the history of this twisted treat.

Do you have the next big idea? Visit OSVChallenge.com to learn about the OSV Innovation Challenge and join the ranks of the Catholic innovators who have gone before us.

BONUS! You're Welcome World: Beer

Did you know that Catholics played an essential role in making beer what it is today? This bonus episode explores the history of St. Hildegard, St. Benedict, and all the Catholic innovators who helped brew this iconic beverage.

Do you have the next big idea? Visit OSVChallenge.com to learn about the OSV Innovation Challenge and join the ranks of the Catholic innovators who have gone before us.

101. The Church Needs Innovators: Jason Shanks

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As the President of the OSV Institute, Jason Shanks gives grants to initiatives within the Church, which offers him a fascinating perspective on innovation (or the lack thereof) in the world of Catholic ministry. He and Anthony discuss the state of the Church, especially why we need new ideas from entrepreneurial Catholics. Jason also shares the lessons he’s learned about effective innovation — how to stay centered, measure results, and make transformative changes.

Visit OSVChallenge.com to learn about the OSV Innovation Challenge.

Resources mentioned in this episode: Good to Great and Built to Last by Jim Collins


100. Creative Conflict and YouTube Fame: Katherine Cimorelli

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Katherine Cimorelli is a singer, writer, and one-sixth of the group Cimorelli, a band she and her sisters started which gained popularity on YouTube and now releases original music. She tells Anthony the lessons she’s learned in collaboration, affirming others’ strengths, and harnessing her talents. The second of 11 kids, Katherine shares how she and her sisters launched their music career with a viral video, and what it’s been like to navigate a family business. They also dive into the daily practices — spiritual, creative, and physical — that keep Katherine grounded.

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99. How to Sprout Idea Seeds: Cory Heimann

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“Beauty will save the world, but no one will die if you make something that sucks.”

With his ever-important words of wisdom, Cory Heimann is back on this special live episode of the podcast, recorded during the New Renaissance Festival in March 2019. Cory is the founder and creative director of Likeable Art, as well as the pioneer of the insanely popular Created book. He and Marcellino discuss the freedom and detachment that comes from learning to play hard, fail with courage, and keep pursuing beauty. They also chat about Cory’s idea for righting the wrongs of the current education system, as well as his tried-and-true method of creative brainstorming.

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98. Surviving Scandal and Finding Healing: Ryan Boh

Ryan Boh is a product manager and analyst for a premier global marketing agency, as well as one of the pioneers of Brand$tanding, an improv-comedy-slash-startup-pitch card game (and yes, it’s as crazy as it sounds). In this episode, Ryan and Marcellino dive into Ryan’s journey of faith as he traveled from conviction to disillusionment to healing. He discusses the experience that wounded his trust in the Church, and the lessons he’s learned from it, most especially the importance of community.

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Resources mentioned in this episode: The Divine Comedy by Dante Alighieri

97. The Heroes and Villains Within Us: Fabiola Garza

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Fabiola Garza is a character artist with Disney Creative Group, where she illustrates characters for Disney Theme Park merchandise. She also wrote and illustrated A Boy Who Became Pope, a book about the life of St. John Paul II, and illustrated the Little Golden Book for Pixar’s Coco. In this Summit 2018 Breakout Session, she digs into what makes a great character — including the shapes, colors, and lines that make a character’s personality come to life on the page and screen.

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Images from Fabi’s Breakout Session

Fabiola’s original character ‘Olu (2:35)

Fabiola’s original character ‘Olu (2:35)

Squares

Bob Parr at the office, from  The Incredibles  (5:50)

Bob Parr at the office, from The Incredibles (5:50)

Carl Fredricksen with Ellie, from  Up  (7:50)

Carl Fredricksen with Ellie, from Up (7:50)

Carl Fredricksen with Russel, from  Up  (9:00)

Carl Fredricksen with Russel, from Up (9:00)

Circles

Sugar Rush, from  Wreck-It Ralph  (9:42)

Sugar Rush, from Wreck-It Ralph (9:42)

Po, from  Kung Fu Panda  (9:58)

Po, from Kung Fu Panda (9:58)

Carter Goodrich’s  The New Yorker  Cover (10:52)

Carter Goodrich’s The New Yorker Cover (10:52)

Triangles

Jimmy Neutron, from  Jimmy Neutron  (12:32)

Jimmy Neutron, from Jimmy Neutron (12:32)

Chief Powhatan, from  Pocahontas  (12:55)

Chief Powhatan, from Pocahontas (12:55)

Jafar, from  Aladdin  (14:01)

Jafar, from Aladdin (14:01)

Colors

Shego and Kim Possible, from  Kim Possible  (14:37)

Shego and Kim Possible, from Kim Possible (14:37)

Sadness, from  Inside Out  (16:32)

Sadness, from Inside Out (16:32)

Symbols

Darth Vader, from  Star Wars  (18:16)

Darth Vader, from Star Wars (18:16)

Lines

Shan Yu, from  Mulan  (19:57)

Shan Yu, from Mulan (19:57)

Fauna, Flora, and Merryweather, from  Sleeping Beauty  (21:20)

Fauna, Flora, and Merryweather, from Sleeping Beauty (21:20)

96. Make a Mess and Make Excuses: Jacob King, Megan Mastroianni, and Liz Reckart

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In this breakout session from CC Summit 2018, Jacob King, Megan Mastroianni, and Liz Reckart share how they disrupt the status quo and lead revolutions from within their dioceses.

Jacob, the Director of Anthem Philly, and Megan, the Associate Director, draw from their experiences transforming the Archdiocese of Philadelphia’s youth and young adults ministry (formerly known as YYAM (like the root vegetable)) into an authentic, dynamic brand that won the Catholic Creatives project of the year award. They discuss the internal revolution that must happen before we set out to transform the world.

Liz Reckart brought her expertise in marketing management for entertainment, technology, and CPGs to the Communications Office at the Archdiocese of LA, where she is the Managing Director of their in-house creative agency. She shares a counterintuitive approach to changing the world by making excuses, an approach that turns competitiveness into compassion and judgment into understanding.

Together, these talks create a practical guide for revolutionary change.

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95. Christian Movies (Usually) Suck: Laina Barakat

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Independent film director, writer, and producer Laina Barakat knew from an early age that “Christian movies” just weren’t cutting it. She shares her journey of making films that actually move hearts. Laina tells the story of starting her own production studio, Wayward Ark Productions, as well as her experiences of collaboration while creating her 8beats film. She discusses with Anthony the four hour Russian film that changed her life, the boarding school that somehow didn’t crush her spirit, and her approach to embracing controversial topics while staying grounded in truth.

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Resources mentioned in this episode: Tribe by Sebastian Junger, Sufjan Stevens, Werckmesiter Harmonies by Béla Tarr

94. My Mangled Tinfoil Grapefruit Heart: Matt Maher

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World Youth Day. The Grammys. Every parish retreat you’ve ever attended. Matt Maher’s music has found its way into Catholic and Christian circles — and beyond. On this episode, the singer / songwriter and worship leader discusses his journey with Anthony. He dives especially into the moments that deepened his interior life, including a cheesy retreat skit and the daily devotions that slowly but surely formed his character. Matt offers plenty of life lessons from his time as an unnoticed (and underpaid) parish musician, and he shares how he’s learned to weave truth with transcendence in his music.

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Check out what’s happening at the Catholic Creatives New Renaissance Festival!

Resources mentioned in this episode: The Lamb’s Supper by Scott Hahn, Make Your Bed by Admiral William H. McRaven, The Wild Man’s Journey by Richard Rohr

93. Let Your Voice Ring Out: Ike Ndolo

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Singer, songwriter, and worship leader Ike Ndolo released his third album, “Shine,” in 2018. He and Marcellino discuss what makes this album different — both in sound and in story. Ike shares how he’s rewritten his self-image to better reflect God’s view of him, sharing stories of his father’s love and his own recent marriage. He also dives into what it’s like to buck stereotypes, lament injustice in the pursuit of equality, and remain hopeful through it all.

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Check out what’s happening at the Catholic Creatives New Renaissance Festival!

92. JPII Fought Nazis with Theater: Cole Matson

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Cole Matson, PhD, is the programming associate for the Sheen Center in NYC, and serves New York Catholic artists through retreats and community initiatives. He and Marcellino discuss his story: captivated by narratives, Cole pursued theater, but kept finding that his convictions didn’t match the culture of the acting community. Cole shares how his conversion to Catholicism fueled a new outlook on art, and he dives into the potential for vulnerability and communion in theater.

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Resources mentioned in this episode: Bring Him Home, Colm Wilkinson, Les Miserables; The Rhapsodic Theater

91. Resurrection Happens Everywhere: Santonio Hill

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Santonio Hill coordinates urban outreach for the Archdiocese of Philadelphia, and on this episode, he shares his big dreams for creating spaces where everyone belongs. Santonio tells Marcellino his wild journey — including the gang fight that shook him from apathy, his stint in seminary (or, in his words, “Catholic rehab”), and the fearlessness he gained as a FOCUS missionary. He also shares his reignited passion for music and rap, and he and Marcellino discuss the opportunities he has to carve a new path to Church unity.

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90. The Purpose of Profit: Chris Pesigan

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Christopher Pesigan didn’t initially consider himself a “creative,” but as the Chief Operating Officer of Player’s Health, a sports risk management platform, he has learned that creative ideas need accounting and operations as much as they need art. He and Anthony explore the paradigm shift that changed Chris’s life — and the friend-turned-CEO who continues to challenge Chris in faith and career. They also discuss trusting God in daily decisions and leading with purpose rather than profit.

As always, thank you to our Patreon sponsors who make the show possible.

Resources mentioned in this episode:
For Goodness’ Sake: Satisfy the Hunger for Meaningful Business

89. A Rebel Heart's Wrecked Plans: Jill Simons

Jill Simons is the founder and creative director of Pink Salt Riot, a Catholic women’s lifestyle brand that definitely wasn’t part of “the plan.” On this episode, she and Marcellino discuss the plans God wrecked to make way for even better gifts, like her life as a wife, mother, and business owner. She tells stories from her days as a theater kid and shares vulnerable, powerful moments of trust as she navigates being a creative and rebel-at-heart.

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88. Write the Unspoken: Amanda Vernon and Fr. Matt Fase

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Amanda Vernon and Fr. Matt Fase, CSC, co-authored When God Wrecks Your Romance, the unlikely story of two people who fall in love but are (spoiler alert) ultimately called to different vocations. Their conversation with Anthony covers the vulnerable places their writing took them to, and how their work — as a recording artist and a college chaplain, respectively — sheds light on their roles as authors. Amanda and Fr. Matt also share practical wisdom on discernment, not only for vocations, but also for creating art.

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87. The Why of Our Lives: Wesley Bancroft

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Wesley Bancroft believes that everyone deserves to know what they believe. On a mission to help companies discover their beliefs and operate more authentically, he shares the philosophy behind his work: knowing our “why” halts purposeless action and gives us radical direction. He and Marcellino dive into the experiences that shaped Wesley’s ideas, including his time at a Socratic high school, his conversion to Catholicism, and his work as a designer. He also lays out practical ways for listeners to start finding their central beliefs.

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