The Roman Circus

#102 - Freshly Ordained Priest Father Chase Goodman

#102 - Freshly Ordained Priest Father Chase Goodman

Ep. #102! Freshly Ordained Priest Father Chase Goodman joins us to talk about his path through seminary and his pandemic ordination. He also gives us tips on how to grill, and talks about being an equipment manager for Texas A&M football. Plus we talk a for a bit about statues. Tweet us...

#101 - Reflections on the First Joyful Mystery (The Annunciation)

#101 - Reflections on the First Joyful Mystery (The Annunciation)

Ep. #101! We start by taking about Black Lives Matter and George Floyd. Not gonna let anonymous trads and grifters online speak for us! Then we start a series on the mysteries of the Rosary. We begin with the Annunciation and discuss some of the details within the mystery that you can use in prayer...

#100 - Grit and Glory and Stranger Things with Kaiser Johnson

#100 - Grit and Glory and Stranger Things with Kaiser Johnson

Ep. #100! Evil Russian alert! Lawyer alert! Kaiser Johnson talks to us about he was cast as an evil Russian in one of the most popular shows right now, Stranger Things. We also talk about his book "Grit and Glory: Cross Training Your Body and Soul" and how to make the most of your...

#99 - Spiritual Upkeep During Quar

#99 - Spiritual Upkeep During Quar

Ep. #99! We wanted to talk about a few tips for spiritual maintenance during this time of NO MASS. Thankfully Mass is beginning to come back but it may be a while before the suspension is lifted. Don't enter to spiritual desert! Tweet us @romancircuspod, @heyitsmattbaker, @zacmabry Email us...

The Freak Show #23 - NattyPatters Hostile Takeovers the Podcast

The Freak Show #23 - NattyPatters Hostile Takeovers the Podcast

Our dear friend and Twitter's favorite Natalia @nattypatters joins us to ask us questions and talk about fun quarantine stuff like being pregnant. We also play a game called "Hey Natalia, What Do You Think Little Rascals is About". Tweet us @romancircuspod, @heyitsmattbaker,...

#98 - Sohrab Ahmari: They Blinded Us With Science

#98 - Sohrab Ahmari: They Blinded Us With Science

Ep. #98! Sohrab Ahmari comes back for Round 2 and we talk about his feature piece in Commentary Magazine "They Blinded Us With Science". We also beg him to give us a firm answer on how long we have to quarantine but he doesn't have one for us! Tweet us @romancircuspod,...

The Freak Show #22 - Don't Be Little Brats

The Freak Show #22 - Don't Be Little Brats

The Freak Show Ep. #22! After some general quarantine chat we talk about a tweet Matt posted that had some fun replies. The main takeaway of this episode is Don't Be a Brat. We all know the rules that our bishops and priests have set. We all have to follow them. You may not like it but you...

#97 - Rocket Scientist and Master of Divinity: Father Dan Folwaczny

#97 - Rocket Scientist and Master of Divinity: Father Dan Folwaczny

Ep. #97! Father Dan Folwaczny is back! We talk Wendy's breakfast food, obedience, what a post-pandemic church may look like, and Matt breaks some unfortunate news from the world of wrestling that shakes Father Dan to his core. Tweet us @romancircuspod, @heyitsmattbaker, @zacmabry Email us...

#96 - Kristen Soltis Anderson Focus Groups Zac and Matt

#96 - Kristen Soltis Anderson Focus Groups Zac and Matt

Ep. #96! Our friend Kristen Soltis Anderson stops by to talk about her life as a pollster, the Church post-quarantine, her conversion, and most importantly her dog Wally. Tweet us @romancircuspod, @heyitsmattbaker, @zacmabry Email us podcast@romancircusblog.com Find us on Apple Podcasts. Rate and...

#95 - The Triumphant Return (For the First Time) of Jeremy McLellan

#95 - The Triumphant Return (For the First Time) of Jeremy McLellan

Ep. #95! Jeremy McLellan stops by to talk about asking Zac to be the godfather of his son, being Pakistan's #1 American celebrity, how he is making comedy magic during quarantine, as well as some stuff about learning and mental illness. It was really fun and hopefully now we have more cultural...

The Freak Show #21 - Spending Trumpbux with The Helmicks

The Freak Show #21 - Spending Trumpbux with The Helmicks

We are making our patreon episodes widely available this month! The Helmicks stop by and we talk about spending Trumpbux, what similarly named people we get confused for each other, and Matt learns about health care and divorce. Tweet us @romancircuspod, @heyitsmattbaker, @zacmabry Email us...

#94 - A Priest in the Time of Coronavirus (with Father Anthony Sciarappa)

#94 - A Priest in the Time of Coronavirus (with Father Anthony Sciarappa)

Ep. #94! Father Anthony Sciarappa joins us to talk about what it is like to be a priest right now. How is it changing things in his dioceses? Does he have any hot takes? I’m Matt Baker and with me as always is Catholic Twitter Icon Zac Mabry Tweet us @romancircuspod, @heyitsmattbaker,...

#93 - Kuarantine with Katie (with MrsRuvi)

#93 - Kuarantine with Katie (with MrsRuvi)

Ep. #93! Katie Ruvalcaba aka MrsRuvi on Twitch joins us to talk about cooking, being a 5x Mom, getting a trad van, and converting to Catholicism! Tweet us @romancircuspod, @heyitsmattbaker, @zacmabry Email us podcast@romancircusblog.com Find us on Apple Podcasts. Rate and review us if you want....

#92 - CoronaHeresy

#92 - CoronaHeresy

Ep. #92! The Coronavirus is gripping the world. Masses have been canceled and everyone is panicking. Unfortunately, people are using the coronavirus to spread some heresy. We go through some of the big ones! Tweet us @romancircuspod, @heyitsmattbaker, @zacmabry Email us...

#91 - A Membership in the N(ovena) R(eciting) A(rmy)

#91 - A Membership in the N(ovena) R(eciting) A(rmy)

Ep. #91! Novenas are great! Where did they come from? Why do we say them? What are some common novenas? If you haven't done a novena before now is a great time to start! Tweet us @romancircuspod, @heyitsmattbaker, @zacmabry Email us podcast@romancircusblog.com Find us on Apple Podcasts....

#90 - The History of Catholicism in America (with Spencer Squid)

#90 - The History of Catholicism in America (with Spencer Squid)

Ep. #90! Our buddy Spencer Squid stops by to talk about the history of Catholicism in America! Great topic we haven't touched on yet. What was life like for Catholics in the early days of America and how did it progress through the 20th century? Tweet us @romancircuspod, @heyitsmattbaker,...

#89 - What's a Catholic to Do?

#89 - What's a Catholic to Do?

Ep. #89! We spend a lot of time telling people not to worry and we talk a lot about how people are being dramatic. It can come across as dismissive. So today we want to talk about some of the positive things people can do to help grow and support the Church. Tweet us @romancircuspod,...

#88 - The Zacademy Awards

#88 - The Zacademy Awards

Ep. #88 The Zacademy Awards. We watched the Best Picture nominees in order to give you the cutting edge analysis you crave. Some we loved, some we hardly watched, some one of us didn't even watch at all. Parasites, and Hitler, and Charles Manson. OH MY! Tweet us @romancircuspod,...

#87 - Kobe Bryant, Scandal, Forgiveness, and Redemption

#87 - Kobe Bryant, Scandal, Forgiveness, and Redemption

Ep. #87! We discuss how to handle the death of Kobe Bryant in terms of Catholicism while trying to be both excited about reports concerning his faith and weary of his past. How has this very tragic and public death turned so Catholic? Tweet us @romancircuspod, @heyitsmattbaker, @zacmabry Email us...

#86 - Candlemas and the March for Life

#86 - Candlemas and the March for Life

Ep. #86! Warning we talk a bit about Michelle Carter in the beginning which is not a topic for children, then we discuss President Trump live at the March For Life, and we close out talking about Candlemas and how different cultures celebrate the feast! Tweet us @romancircuspod, @heyitsmattbaker,...

#85 - Back to the Basics of Catholicism

#85 - Back to the Basics of Catholicism

Ep. #85! We thought it would be nice to go back to the basics and outline The Apostles Creed, the Seven Sacraments, the Ten Commandments, and the Our Father as a starting off point for anybody looking to learn more about Catholicism. Plus we lay out all the important news when it comes to...

#84 - Zac Mabry: GIF of the Decade

#84 - Zac Mabry: GIF of the Decade

Ep. #84! We close out the year by talking about some our own Catholic moments in the 2010s as well as some maybe forgotten moments of the 2010s in the Church! Tweet us @romancircuspod, @heyitsmattbaker, @zacmabry Email us podcast@romancircusblog.com Find us on Apple Podcasts. Rate and review us if...

#83 - Americanism vs Nationalism vs Patriotism

#83 - Americanism vs Nationalism vs Patriotism

Ep. #83! Time to talk about more "-isms". Americanism. Nationalism. Patriotism. That is a lot of buzz words. What is good and what is bad? What you should look out for when talking about these things and how they can be perverted for their own selfish means. Tweet us @romancircuspod,...

#82 - The War on Advent

#82 - The War on Advent

Ep. #82! Forget the War on Christmas the real War is on Advent! But first we talk about the new babies in our lives and why you absolutely should not get your wife a Peloton for Christmas (that's when there may be an actual war on Christmas). Tweet us @romancircuspod, @heyitsmattbaker,...

#81 - The Secret Moral Messages Behind Disney Movies

#81 - The Secret Moral Messages Behind Disney Movies

Ep #81! The Secret Moral Messages Behind Disney Movies. Now that Disney+ is out we go through some movies and tell you what they are actually about. Plus Matt reads titles to Zac and he has to guess what the plot of the movie...

#80 - Two Trads and a Hipster Walk Into a Podcast... (with Tommy Tighe)

#80 - Two Trads and a Hipster Walk Into a Podcast... (with Tommy Tighe)

Ep. #80! Tommy Tighe stops by to chat about his new book "Catholic Hipster: The Next Level". We try to turn him into a trad and then Zac asks him the question everybody wants to know. https://allsaintsuniversity.teachable.com/?affcode=151127_8h-lday7 Tweet us @romancircuspod,...

#79 - HOPE You Listen lol (The Theological Virtue of Hope)

#79 - HOPE You Listen lol (The Theological Virtue of Hope)

Ep. #79! After we fulfill the obligation to say Kanye's name a few times on the podcast we talk about the theological virtue of hope. It's All Saints Day on Friday so go to Mass! https://allsaintsuniversity.teachable.com/?affcode=151127_8h-lday7 Tweet us @romancircuspod, @heyitsmattbaker,...

#78 - Hashtag V 2 (with Father Harrison Ayre)

#78 - Hashtag V 2 (with Father Harrison Ayre)

Ep. #78! Father Harrison comes on to debate points about Vatican II with Zac while Matt chimes in on things that annoy him. Father Harrison knows a lot about the council and Pope Benedict XVI which leads to a great conversation! Check out Scott Smith's course "What You Need to Know About...

#77 - Humanum Genus (Encyclical on Freemasonry)

#77 - Humanum Genus (Encyclical on Freemasonry)

Ep. #77! Matt was given Humanum Genus, the encyclical from Pope Leo XIII on Freemasonry, from friends of the show Kaitlyn and Alex so we go through it and talk about why Freemasonry is bad and opposed to the Church. Tweet us @romancircuspod, @heyitsmattbaker, @zacmabry Email us...

#76 - 2 Day Streaming the Amazon Synod

#76 - 2 Day Streaming the Amazon Synod

Ep. #76! After talking about the Netflix/Hulu/HBO streaming wars we dive into the Amazon Synod. Why is it driving everyone insane? What is actually gonna happen and how does it affect your life? Is it making you physically and mentally sick? Well stop. Tweet us @romancircuspod, @heyitsmattbaker,...

#75 - The One Where Zac Keeps Speaking French

#75 - The One Where Zac Keeps Speaking French

Ep. #75! Zac talks about his adventures going to a conference in Paris and he attempts to speak French a lot. French Zac doing French Things. Tweet us @romancircuspod, @heyitsmattbaker, @zacmabry Email us podcast@romancircusblog.com Find us on Apple Podcasts. Rate and review us if you want. You can...

#74 - Schism? I Don't Know Her

#74 - Schism? I Don't Know Her

Ep. #74! Zac gives us an update on #FreeBritney. Matt asks Zac to explain money to him. Then we chat for a bit about schism and if we think it is a thing that it coming soon or if it is just a thing people tweet about! Tweet us @romancircuspod, @heyitsmattbaker, @zacmabry Email us...

#73 - Netflix and Virtue

#73 - Netflix and Virtue

Ep. #73! Zac walks Matt through the idea of Marie Kondo and how it relates to the virtue of simplicity. Netflix and virtue, amirite? Plus McDonalds is run by robots and PodShare is definitely not a cult apparently. Tweet us @romancircuspod, @heyitsmattbaker, @zacmabry Email us...

#72 - Is Liberalism Compatible with Catholicism? (with Carey Helmick)

#72 - Is Liberalism Compatible with Catholicism? (with Carey Helmick)

Ep. #72! Our friend Carey Helmick stops by to talk about liberalism. Is it compatible with Catholicism? What is required of us as Catholics. This is a follow up to our episode with Stephanie Slade a few months ago so go check that out if you haven't! Tweet us @romancircuspod, @heyitsmattbaker,...

#71 - Wrong About Everything: The Roman Circus Story

#71 - Wrong About Everything: The Roman Circus Story

Ep. #71! We completely bypass our topic and get all worked up talking about the death of Eric Garner, abortion, Cardinal Pell, and the relics of St. Peter. It is a fun episode...well at least in our opinion. Tweet us @romancircuspod, @heyitsmattbaker, @zacmabry Email us...

#70 - Be Normal (Online Radicalization)

#70 - Be Normal (Online Radicalization)

Ep. #70! We talk about getting in so deep that you find yourself radicalized online. What are the warning signs? How can you stop it? How is it different from just getting worked up? Tweet us @romancircuspod, @heyitsmattbaker, @zacmabry Email us podcast@romancircusblog.com Find us on Apple...

#69 - Take a Break From Social Media (But Not From This Podcast)

#69 - Take a Break From Social Media (But Not From This Podcast)

Ep #69! Take a Break From Social Media (But Not From This Podcast). Zac talks about why it is beneficial to log off social media from time to time and how it can help you grow spiritually. Matt talks about how social media is a Mad Max Fury Road war zone. Tweet us @romancircuspod,...

#68 - The Trads Are Not Coming! The Trads Are Not Coming!

#68 - The Trads Are Not Coming! The Trads Are Not Coming!

Ep. #68! The Trads Are Not Coming! The Trads Are Not Coming! Are trads and those who go to the Traditional Latin Mass plotting some worldwide takeover of every dioceses? Is this even remotely possible? Is there any point to worrying about what some anonymous person who claims to be trad online is...

#67 - Destiny Herndon-DeLaRose of New Wave Feminists on Abortion, the Border, and Being Pro-Life

#67 - Destiny Herndon-DeLaRose of New Wave Feminists on Abortion, the Border, and Being Pro-Life

Ep #67! Destiny Herndon-DeLaRosa of New Wave Feminists joins us to talk about abortion, the crisis at the border, and what it is like being a pro-life feminist. She also talks about being kicked out of the Woman's March for not supporting abortion. Tweet us @romancircuspod, @heyitsmattbaker,...

#66 - Getting Played By Corporations & Heroic Act of Charity

#66 - Getting Played By Corporations & Heroic Act of Charity

Ep. #66! After a month away we are back and betterish than ever! Matt talks for a bit about how corporations are always playing you and drumming up fake controversies. Zac pays tribute to fellow Texas legend Ross Perot. Then we talk about what it means to make a Heroic Act of Charity. Tweet us...

#65 - Are Podcasts the Gift of Speaking in Tongues?

#65 - Are Podcasts the Gift of Speaking in Tongues?

Ep. #65! We talk about Pentecost and what the gifts the Holy Spirit gave to the apostles. We also spend some time talking about the gift of speaking in tongues and what it really means. It is not gibberish! Tweet us @romancircuspod, @heyitsmattbaker, @zacmabry Email us...

#64 - Sohrab and French and Theocrats and Libertarians, Oh My! (with Stephanie Slade)

#64 - Sohrab and French and Theocrats and Libertarians, Oh My! (with Stephanie Slade)

Ep. #64! Stephanie Slade joins us to talk about her latest piece for Reason in response to Sohrab Ahmari. We talk about classical liberalism, libertarianism and the role it plays in society, the Catholic state, and how far we should go to ensure favorable policies are enacted. Tweet us...

#63 - It's a Good Time for a Marian Consecration

#63 - It's a Good Time for a Marian Consecration

Ep. #63! We talk about how to do a Marian Consecration and why it is great to do it. There has never been a better time than right now to consecrate yourself to Jesus through Mary! Tweet us @romancircuspod, @heyitsmattbaker, @zacmabry Email us podcast@romancircusblog.com Find us on itunes. Rate...

#62 - Do Catholics Worship Mary? (Spoiler: No)

#62 - Do Catholics Worship Mary? (Spoiler: No)

Ep. #62! After Zac orders a pizza and Matt answers his front door we get around to talking about the Blessed Virgin Mary! Do we worship her? No! But if that is the case then what is the correct way of talking to other people about how we honor her? Tweet us @romancircuspod, @heyitsmattbaker,...

#61 - The Lord of the Rings and The Eucharist (with Scott L. Smith)

#61 - The Lord of the Rings and The Eucharist (with Scott L. Smith)

Ep. #61! Scott L. Smith from Catholic Nerds Podcast joins us to talk about his book "The Lord of the Rings and the Eucharist". He walks us through some of the connections to Catholicism in the Lord of the Rings, including an amazing connection of the Eucharist and lembas bread. It is...

#60 - An Open Response to The Open Letter (and Others)

#60 - An Open Response to The Open Letter (and Others)

Ep. #60! Once again a letter has come out accusing Pope Francis of heresy. Zac got people all riled up on Twitter so we thought we would talk about it. Is this letter important? Does it help anything? What is worth going to Hell over (spoiler: nothing)? Is Pope Francis out to destory the Latin Mass...

#59 - Intro the Latin Mass (Part 3)

#59 - Intro the Latin Mass (Part 3)

Ep. #59! We are back for more talk about the Traditional Latin Mass. We go through the vesting process for the priest and talk about the prayers they say. It is very cool! We also go over the names of the vessels you will see during the mass. Also Zac gives us an update on #FreeBritney and Matt...

#58 - Fr. Anthony, Zac, and Matt (ALL CAPS VERB) Ben Shapiro's New Book

#58 - Fr. Anthony, Zac, and Matt (ALL CAPS VERB) Ben Shapiro's New Book

Ep. #58! Fr. Anthony, Zac, and Matt (ALL CAPS VERB) Ben Shapiro's New Book. How does Shapiro's new book and terms like Western Civilization, the West, and Judeo-Christian values fit in and relate to Catholicism? Plus a brief breakdown of Wrestlemania 35 at the end! Tweet us...

#56 - Curious About the Curia? (Vatican Congregations)

#56 - Curious About the Curia? (Vatican Congregations)

Ep. #56! We can continue our breakdown of the inner workings of the Vatican specifically the Congregations within the Roman Curia. What is the Secretary of State? What are the Congregations? We also discuss whether facial recognition is a good or just another way they get ya! Tweet us...

#55 - Papal Diplomacy & Nuncios

#55 - Papal Diplomacy & Nuncios

Ep. #55! Archbishop Vigano's letter got us wondering...what is a nuncio? We talk about papal diplomacy and how nuncios get involved. Plus...what is the correct thing to do when meeting the Pope? Tweet us @romancircuspod, @heyitsmattbaker, @zacmabry Email us podcast@romancircusblog.com Find us...

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