The Crunch

Got Queen Juice?

Got Queen Juice?

Happy Easter!!! This week, we chat about how to not be a jerk when you evangelize.Leave us a message! Or ask us a question? Call: 785-251-3989patrick@thecrunchcast.comethan@thecrunchcast.comSupport us on Patreon!The Crunch: Twitter, Facebook, WebsitePatrick: Twitter, Instagram, WebsiteEthan:...

Be Bold. Not Italicized.

Be Bold. Not Italicized.

So...I think our phones have replaced the Holy Spirit?((Note: Yes, I know it's pronounced Bay-toh, not Bee-toh.))Leave us a message! Or ask us a question? Call: 785-251-3989patrick@thecrunchcast.comethan@thecrunchcast.comSupport us on Patreon!The Crunch: Twitter, Facebook, WebsitePatrick:...

Don't Schindler's List Yourself

Don't Schindler's List Yourself

This week we talk about how the Catholic evangelistic movement has matured, at least from our perspective.This Episode Sponsored By:Florian Appliance Repair- Serving the area in and around Kansas City. (Also fixes dogs?)You can go to Catholic Balm Co. and use the promo code CRUNCH to get a discount...

Joel Stepanek: Am I Confident Enough?

Joel Stepanek: Am I Confident Enough?

Joel Stepanek from Life Teen joins us this week and we talk about ministry, prayer, and how growing in confidence helps us grow in humility.Pre-Order Joel's Book: Chasing HumilityJoel: Twitter, InstagramThis Episode Sponsored By:Florian Appliance Repair- Serving the area in and around Kansas...

Jesus On The Cross With The Redemption

Jesus On The Cross With The Redemption

This isn't a monthly mailbag, what are you talking about?? Also, we recorded this two weeks ago so I can't remember what we talked about. Books or something? Enjoy.This Episode Sponsored By:Florian Appliance Repair- Serving the area in and around Kansas City. (Also fixes dogs?)You can go...

The Rosa Parks of Pittsburgh

The Rosa Parks of Pittsburgh

I went to an evangelization symposium this week and have some thoughts. Particularly about the negativity surrounding "the nones" (dun dun duuuunnnn).This Episode Sponsored By:Florian Appliance Repair- Serving the area in and around Kansas CityYou can go to Catholic Balm Co. and use the...

Gilbert Gottfried. Ethan Gotwrecked.

Gilbert Gottfried. Ethan Gotwrecked.

In this accidentally-Lent-themed episode, we discuss Captain Marvel, the Dune series, PBS's "Cyberchase," and (most importantly) overcoming vices. This Episode Sponsored By:Florian Appliance Repair- Serving the area in and around Kansas CityAdore Ministries Summer Internship- Spend...

A Couple Of Well Rounded Boys

A Couple Of Well Rounded Boys

Ethan and I chat about higher education and how we neglect half of our formation in pursuit of intellectual formation. This Episode Sponsored By:Florian Appliance Repair- Serving the area in and around Kansas CityAdore Ministries Summer Internship- Spend your summer doing mission work in...

The Gospel According to Aesop

The Gospel According to Aesop

It's really common to read Gospel stories like fables meant to show us how to live. This week, we talk about why that's bad and how we can read scripture better.This Episode Sponsored By:Florian Appliance Repair- Serving the area in and around Kansas CityAdore Ministries Summer...

Fr. Anthony Sciarappa: One of Us Is A Pagan

Fr. Anthony Sciarappa: One of Us Is A Pagan

Fr. Anthony (aka Pat's Boss) joins us as our first guest in, like, months. We talk about programs, prayer, and functional atheism.This Episode Sponsored By:Florian Appliance Repair- Serving the area in and around Kansas CityAdore Ministries Summer Internship- Spend your summer doing mission...

I'm Okay, I Just Feel Like Eeyore

I'm Okay, I Just Feel Like Eeyore

Ethan and I are just a couple of mopey boys this week, folks. We talk about feelings and other things. (Descriptive, I know.)This Episode Sponsored By:Florian Appliance Repair- Serving the area in and around Kansas CityAdore Ministries Summer Internship- Spend your summer doing mission work in...

Humility, Hummus, Humera

Humility, Hummus, Humera

Ethan and I talk about humility in knowledge, in obedience, and in suffering. Also *sigh* speeding is still probably a sin.You can go to Catholic Balm Co. and use the promo code CRUNCH to get a discount on your order!Be on the Monthly Mailbag! Call: 785-251-3989Support us on Patreon!The Crunch:...

To Care or Not To Care?

To Care or Not To Care?

Controversy is all over the place. What are we supposed to do about it? Ethan and I talk about being a reactive to the world vs proactive in changing it.You can go to Catholic Balm Co. and use the promo code CRUNCH to get a discount on your order!Be on the Monthly Mailbag! Call: 785-251-3989Support...

Our God is an Oblong God

Our God is an Oblong God

We're gonna talk about sports this week, folks! It's starting to look a little pagan. Later, we talk about asking questions in prayer and while evangelizing.You can go to Catholic Balm Co. and use the promo code CRUNCH to get a discount on your order!Be on the Monthly Mailbag! Call:...

The Crunch Live 2: The SEEKquel!

The Crunch Live 2: The SEEKquel!

LIVE from a box in the middle of a bigger box (namely, a room) it's THE CRUNCH! We had a great time talking about prayer, meeting new people, and getting heckled by our surprise guests. (It was a surprise even for us.)You can go to Catholic Balm Co. and use the promo code CRUNCH to get a...

Twenty Gr19teen

Twenty Gr19teen

Now is the time of year to look back on the year and forward to next year...let's make this year a #twentygr19teenThis is our last episode before our live show at SEEK 2019! We'll be live on Sunday, January 6th at 11:30 CST and post the episode right after!Be on the Monthly Mailbag! Call:...

Back to the Boat

Back to the Boat

At the end of the Gospel of John, the disciples have yet another unsuccessful fishing trip. We discuss this pescatarian escapade and how it relates to prayer and evangelization.If you're going to SEEK 2019, let us know!Be on the Monthly Mailbag! Call: 785-251-3989Support us on Patreon!The...

Ethan Learns How To Bake

Ethan Learns How To Bake

Why do we want easy evangelization? Does that even exist? How can I use cookies for the greater sanctification of humanity? All this and more on this week's episode of The Crunch.If you're going to SEEK 2019, let us know!Be on the Monthly Mailbag! Call: 785-251-3989Support us on...

...now what?

...now what?

We talk about how the simplest truth of our faith is the most overlooked...and why it matters.If you're going to SEEK 2019, let us know!Be on the Monthly Mailbag! Call: 785-251-3989Support us on Patreon!The Crunch: Twitter, Facebook, WebsiteEthan: Twitter, Instagram, EmailPatrick: Twitter,...

Monthly Mailbag: Jaywalking Straight Into Hell

Monthly Mailbag: Jaywalking Straight Into Hell

This month on our monthly show (we've never missed a month, after all), we talk about apathy, Hell, the Baltimore Catechism, and jaywalking. Enjoy!If you haven't heard, we have been invited to be a partner at SEEK 2019!Registration ends December 4th, so register soon, here!Be on the...

We're Bad At Suffering...And Praying...

We're Bad At Suffering...And Praying...

We talk about how we can offer up little sufferings to Christ for others...and how often we forget that.Ethan references Gomer's talk you can find here.We have been invited to be a partner at SEEK 2019!You can register here!Be on the Monthly Mailbag! Call: 785-251-3989Support us on Patreon!The...

Game of Phones

Game of Phones

We spoke at KCYC this past weekend. In order to prepare, we talked about our topic here! (Quiet you, it's not lazy.)We have been invited to be a partner at SEEK 2019!You can register here!Be on the Monthly Mailbag! Call: 785-251-3989Support us on Patreon!The Crunch: Twitter, Facebook,...

Fr. Harrison Ayre: Pope Benedict's Big Babies

Fr. Harrison Ayre: Pope Benedict's Big Babies

Fr. Harrison joins us from the Clerically Speaking podcast! We talk about the modern influences on evangelization and how to live a sacramental evangelization.Check out Clerically Speaking here! Fr. Harrison on Twitter.We have been invited to be a partner at SEEK 2019!You can register here!Be on...

Let's Go Camping

Let's Go Camping

Ethan had a great weekend, so we once again talk about wasting time. ALSO:We have been invited to record an episode at SEEK 2019! If you're going, let us know!You can register here!Be on the Monthly Mailbag! Call: 785-251-3989Support us on Patreon!The Crunch: Twitter, Facebook, WebsiteEthan:...

Jake Lastname: Controversial Topics

Jake Lastname: Controversial Topics

Jake is back on The Crunch with one more kid and a little more controversy! We talk about the youth synod, canonization, and why we need to not care too much about Vatican politics.Stay tuned for an exciting announcement next week!Be on the Monthly Mailbag! Call: 785-251-3989Support us on...

Jesus Doesn't Care About Your Resume

Jesus Doesn't Care About Your Resume

My computer crashed, so this is take two of why we think it's important for you to waste your time.Links:Larry Goosetrain's Twitter ThreadBe on the Monthly Mailbag! Call: 785-251-3989Support us on Patreon!The Crunch: Twitter, Facebook, WebsiteEthan: Twitter, Instagram, EmailPatrick:...

Patient Urgency

Patient Urgency

Ethan almost got killed by his kitchen, then we talk about how to hide yourself in small acts of love.Be on the Monthly Mailbag! Call: 785-251-3989Support us on Patreon!The Crunch: Twitter, Facebook, WebsiteEthan: Twitter, Instagram, EmailPatrick: Twitter, Instagram, EmailSupport the show

The Return of Workout Metaphors

The Return of Workout Metaphors

Human formation could help us be better at spreading the gospel. Also Ethan starts lifting.Be on the Monthly Mailbag! Call: <a href="tel:785-251-3989">785-251-3989</a><br> <a href="www.thecrunchcast.com">www.thecrunchcast.com</a><br> <a...

Jesus Wants You To Know Yourself

Jesus Wants You To Know Yourself

We all have wounds. We all want to know ourselves better. Jesus wants these things, too, so how do we let Him in? Here are some cool things that are happening: Catholic Card Game: We have officially funded The Crunch booster pack! Thanks to all who gave! Catholic Balm Co: We're working with...

Blaissez-Faire Economics

Blaissez-Faire Economics

Ethan tells a story about how a $38 bike changed someone's life. We launch into a discussion about the real evangelization: Evangelical Poverty. Adore Ministries: Adore does a lot of good for both the spiritually and materially poor across the contry. You can learn more here. Here are some...

Monthly Mailbag: Shmelting My Own Shword

Monthly Mailbag: Shmelting My Own Shword

This week, we answer your questions about evangelizing at your parish and dealing with friends who aren't helping you grow in virtue. Here are some cool things that are happening: Catholic Card Game: We have officially funded The Crunch booster pack! Thanks to all who gave! Catholic Balm Co:...

Build-A-Bear Friendship With God

Build-A-Bear Friendship With God

We've all said the words, "my prayer life isn't great right now." But can we really know the fruit of our prayer while on earth? This week, Ethan and I talk about how we psych ourselves out during prayer. Here are some cool things that are happening: Catholic Card Game: We have...

Processing Emotions

Processing Emotions

It's good to talk about things when you're angry, so that's what today's episode is all about. No polished "statements" on the state of the church, just ranting, discussing, and learning. I hope you all discuss these things, too. If you're angry or hurt, talk to...

100 Bottles of Crunch on the Wall

100 Bottles of Crunch on the Wall

The Catholic Card Game is legit, guys. Today, we brought on the creators, Matt and Lisa, to give us a little background.We only need $600 to fund a Crunch pack for the Catholic Card Game! Be on the Monthly Mailbag! Call: 785-251-3989www.thecrunchcast.comSupport us on Patreon!The Crunch: Twitter,...

Matt and Lisa- Causing Scandal to Pious Ears

Matt and Lisa- Causing Scandal to Pious Ears

The Catholic Card Game is legit, guys. Today, we brought on the creators, Matt and Lisa, to give us a little background.Find out more about the Catholic Card Game! Be on the Monthly Mailbag! Call: 785-251-3989www.thecrunchcast.comSupport us on Patreon!The Crunch: Twitter, FacebookEthan: Twitter,...

I'm Your Squeegee Boy

I'm Your Squeegee Boy

My friends made me think a lot about the gifts of the Holsy Spirit, so I try to process it on the podcast. Ethan talks about what it means to have a relationship with the Holy Spirit.Find out more about the Catholic Card Game! Be on the Monthly Mailbag! Call:...

Monthly Mailbag: Episode 98 Bee

Monthly Mailbag: Episode 98 Bee

Ah the monthly mailbag. It's been too long. Today we answer questions about Christianity in Europe, having "too many devotions," and briefly, bees.Find out more about the Catholic Card Game! Be on the Monthly Mailbag! Call: 785-251-3989www.thecrunchcast.comSupport us on Patreon!The...

Emma Fradd: Apostolic Endurance

Emma Fradd: Apostolic Endurance

Emma Fradd comes on to chat with us about her conversion, her work at NET Australia, and we talk about evangelization (surprise).Emma: Twitter, Instagram. NET Australia: Website, Facebook, Instagram. Monthly Mailbag: 785-251-3989www.thecrunchcast.comSupport us on Patreon!The Crunch: Twitter,...

We're In The Game

We're In The Game

We have forever been enshrined as a card in The Catholic Card Game! (Link below.) But on a more serious note, Patrick deals with dispair, Ethan rants about mercy, and we both talk about how holiness is simple, but not easy. Enjoy!The Catholic Card Game: Facebook, Kickstarter (relaunches August...

More Than Human

More Than Human

Evangelii Gaudium is a FOCUS Missionary's best friend. Ethan has been praying with it recently, so we decided to talk about a particularly confusing sentence from paragraph 8.Evangelii Gaudium in full.Fill out our Patreon survey!Monthly Mailbag: 785-251-3989www.thecrunchcast.comSupport us on...

Ethan Stueve: The Redactions

Ethan Stueve: The Redactions

Ethan is back from NST and a lot happened during his monthly hiatus, including some things he wants to...redact. A truly joyous reunion.Fill out our Patreon survey!Family Dinner VideoMonthly Mailbag: 785-251-3989www.thecrunchcast.comSupport us on Patreon!The Crunch: Twitter, FacebookEthan: Twitter,...

Theresa Bova: Truth in Comedy...or Vice Versa

Theresa Bova: Truth in Comedy...or Vice Versa

Theresa's triumphant return to The Crunch! We talk about truth in comedy and comedy in truth. “Try to laugh a lot, because life is funny and everybody today is too serious. The only tragedy in the world is sin."-Mother Angelica Fill out our Patreon survey!Comedians: Del Close Brian...

Zac Davis: That Jesuit Smell

Zac Davis: That Jesuit Smell

Zac from the Jesuitical Podcast joins me to talk about media and Jesuit spirituality. Don't worry, all good things.Fill out our Patreon survey.Examine PodcastThe Jesuitical ShowMonthly Mailbag: 785-251-3989 www.thecrunchcast.comSupport us on Patreon!Zac: Writing, TwitterThe Crunch: Twitter,...

Daniel and Ana Glaze: That Caztec Couple

Daniel and Ana Glaze: That Caztec Couple

Daniel and Ana of That Catholic Couple join me to talk about Coco, immigration, and Cracker Barrel. www.youtube.com/thatcatholiccouple Monthly Mailbag: 785-251-3989 twitter.com/bropostle twitter.com/CatholicPat twitter.com/thecrunchcast patreon.com/TheCrunch facebook.com/thecrunchcast...

Matt Baker: Thanos-ing the Catholic Church

Matt Baker: Thanos-ing the Catholic Church

Part 1/2 of the Crunchy Circus crossover! Matt Baker (Roman Circus Podcast) and I are both lonely without our co-hosts. To console ourselves, we talked about cradle Catholics, converts, and the Thanos approach to evangelization. Listen to Part 2 on the Roman Circus Podcast this Thursday! Monthly...

Patrick Neve and the Prisoner of the Friend Zone

Patrick Neve and the Prisoner of the Friend Zone

I (Patrick) am alone for this episode, so since you're getting half the hosts, you're also getting half the time. I decided to tackle the Friend Zone this week and talk a little bit about my favorite subject: Brotherhood. CALL US: 785-251-3989 twitter.com/bropostle...

Monthly Mailbag: Ethan Doubtfire

Monthly Mailbag: Ethan Doubtfire

We answer questions about dating, the Sabbath, and the Trinity. Ethan dresses up like a woman to keep someone from dating him. CALL US: 785-251-3989 twitter.com/bropostle twitter.com/CatholicPat twitter.com/thecrunchcast patreon.com/TheCrunch facebook.com/thecrunchcast...

Taking a Risk (Not the Board Game)

Taking a Risk (Not the Board Game)

What does it mean to take a risk for Christ, especially when we live in a country like America where we can worship freely? Patrick and I dive deep into taking risks for Christ. CALL US: 785-251-3989 twitter.com/bropostle twitter.com/CatholicPat twitter.com/thecrunchcast patreon.com/TheCrunch...

Ethan's Last Stand

Ethan's Last Stand

I graduated from college. We have thoughts about evangelization and community in context of the Mass, the parish, and life in general. Here are the links to the things we talked about: https://twitter.com/FatherSciarappa/status/993934003169386499 @FatherSciarappa @lizziereezay CALL US:...

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