Christy Isinger is a writer, podcaster and a co-host of The Fountains of Carrots Podcast.
We’ve kept you waiting for our deep dive attention to Greta Gerwig’s new adaptation of Little Women, but we think this episode is worth the wait! Mary Rose Somarriba, writer, speaker, editor of Natural Womanhood, and associate editor of Verily Magazine, is with us today talking about the beauty of seeing a classic through fresh eyes. We discuss why adapting a film isn’t the same as copy and pasting a book onto the screen, and how this film brings together Louisa May Alcott’s life and perspective with her masterpiece novel. We of course talk about the actors, their performances and casting, as well as the choices Gerwig made in bouncing back and forth through time. But you won’t want to miss our individual opinions about the ending and how each one of us came away with different opinions. To find Mary Rose: her website Today’s episode is sponsored by Kolbe Academy. Kolbe Academy is a faithfully Catholic and academically rich home education program created out of the desire to revitalize Catholic education. The ultimate goal of a Kolbe education is to guide your children to salvation through a recognition of truth, beauty, and goodness. Kolbe Academy offers three flexible options including traditional home education, live online classes with an instructor, and self-paced homeschooling to fit your family’s needs. In response to current circumstances Kolbe has expanded it’s online courses to include full programs for grades K-5. With Kolbe Academy, you never have to face the unique challenges of homeschooling alone. Their passionate and qualified team will help you every step of the way—whether it’s grading, customizing a curriculum to suit your child’s needs, or learning the ropes of home education. And to download the Kolbe Academy reading list with over 5,000 titles for children of all ages head to their website!Thank you to Kolbe Academy for supporting our podcast, and thank you for supporting our sponsors – you’re the best listeners around! Patreon! Do you love FoC and want to help us keep doing what we’re doing (and more!)? Well, we have just the thing for you! Head on over to support the podcast as a patron and get access to special episodes available exclusively to patrons (our latest is about the new Emma film adaptation) as well as to the FoC Slack community! You’ll also have access to our patron book clubs and receive a cute sticker in the mail from us. Come hang out with us! Haven’t joined in on the fun with 4,750+ other FoC listeners in our facebook group? It’s your direct line to some fantastic folks who also care about faith, culture, books, and whatever our current masterpiece theatre craze might be! Join in with the link below. The Fountains of Carrots Raspberry Cordial Social Club on Facebook (our Facebook group)Connect with Haley on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and her blogConnect with Christy on Facebook, Instagram, and her blog You can listen to us on iTunes, and we’d love a quick rating or review. If you have an android device we’re also on Stitcher. And as always, you can find all links, show notes, upcoming guests, and listen to all episodes at Fountains of Carrots.com.
In today’s episode, we’re talking with Dr. Scott Hahn, renowned speaker, professor, and best selling author of many wonderful books including Rome Sweet Home and The Lamb’s Supper. Dr. Hahn is also the founder and director of the St. Paul Center and he has a new book out, co-authored by our friend and yours, Emily Stimpson Chapman, titled Hope to Die: The Christian Meaning of Death and the Resurrection of the Body. We’re so excited to share this conversation with you because it’s all about living (okay, and dying) in the reality of our resurrected Lord. Dr. Hahn shares about releasing a book about death during a global pandemic, why our bodies are more than a shell for our souls, how our Christian beliefs affect how we treat bodies after death, and what burial rituals and funeral liturgy reveal. But, just as the title of his book claims, it’s a hopeful conversation full of the joy of the Resurrection! We are indeed an Easter people. Dr. Hahn’s new book: Hope to Die How to connect with Scott Hahn: web siteTwitterFacebookInstagram Patreon! Do you love FoC and want to help us keep doing what we’re doing (and more!)? Well, we have just the thing for you! Head on over to support the podcast as a patron and get access to special episodes available exclusively to patrons (our latest is about the new Emma film adaptation) as well as to the FoC Slack community! You’ll also have access to our patron book clubs and receive a cute sticker in the mail from us. We’re also just beginning our book club of Searching for and Maintaining Peace by Fr. Jacques Phillippe. Become a patron today and join us! Come hang out with us! Haven’t joined in on the fun with 4,750+ other FoC listeners in our facebook group? It’s your direct line to some fantastic folks who also care about faith, culture, books, and whatever our current masterpiece theatre craze might be! Join in with the link below. The Fountains of Carrots Raspberry Cordial Social Club on Facebook (our Facebook group)Connect with Haley on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and her blogConnect with Christy on Facebook, Instagram, and her blog You can listen to us on iTunes, and we’d love a quick rating or review. If you have an android device we’re also on Stitcher. And as always, you can find all links, show notes, upcoming guests, and listen to all episodes at Fountains of Carrots.com.
How are we, as Christians, called to participate in politics? How does our faith inform our vote? How do we find a way forward when the two-party American system leaves us without options that line up with the Gospel? These are the questions a lot of us are wrestling with–now more than ever. In today’s episode, we’re chatting with Amar Patel, running-mate of Brian Carroll, the presidential candidate for the American Solidarity Party–a 3rd party built on Christian Democratic values. Amar and his family live in the Chicago area where he and his wife are teachers. We talk with Amar about a consistently pro-life party, why voting for a small 3rd party isn’t throwing your vote away, the moral nightmare Christians face in our two-party system, racism in America, and how even families in the thick of raising young children can participate in political life. Enjoy this thought-provoking and timely conversation! Things we talked about: Amar’s blog posts: The False Meritocracy and What Christian Democracy Means to Me Alasdair MacIntyre’s brief essay: The Only Vote Worth Casting in November How to connect with Amar: American Solidarity Party site Patreon! Do you love FoC and want to help us keep doing what we’re doing (and more!)? Well, we have just the thing for you! Head on over to support the podcast as a patron and get access to special episodes available exclusively to patrons (our latest is about the new Emma film adaptation) as well as to the FoC Slack community! You’ll also have access to our patron book clubs and receive a cute sticker in the mail from us. We’re also just beginning our book club of Searching for and Maintaining Peace by Fr. Jacques Phillippe. Become a patron today and join us! Come hang out with us! Haven’t joined in on the fun with 4,750+ other FoC listeners in our facebook group? It’s your direct line to some fantastic folks who also care about faith, culture, books, and whatever our current masterpiece theatre craze might be! Join in with the link below. The Fountains of Carrots Raspberry Cordial Social Club on Facebook (our Facebook group)Connect with Haley on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and her blogConnect with Christy on Facebook, Instagram, and her blog You can listen to us on iTunes, and we’d love a quick rating or review. If you have an android device we’re also on Stitcher. And as always, you can find all links, show notes, upcoming guests, and listen to all episodes at Fountains of Carrots.com.
We’re so excited to share this wonderful conversation with our friend and yours, Rachel Balducci, about overcommitment, vocation, and balance in your life! But before we introduce Rachel and share the details of what we talked about in this episode, we wanted to let you know that this isn’t the episode we planned to release today. We had scheduled this episode with Rachel for two weeks from today so that we could share a very timely conversation with a wonderful guest about racism, American politics, and how we, as Catholics, can participate in changing our communities. The problem is, the recording cut out partway through and we’ll need to re-record it due to those technical issues–fingers crossed for releasing next week. Why are we bothering to trouble you with details of recording tech snafus? Because we didn’t want you to think that we were ignoring current events and the pain our black brothers and sisters are suffering. Talking about difficult issues that might make us uncomfortable is important. After you listen to Rachel’s great insights today, if you’re looking for wisdom on how we, as Catholics, can address racism, check out our February episode with the wonderful Gloria Purvis. And without further ado…today’s episode! Our guest Rachel Balducci is a mom of six, an author, a speaker, a cohost of The Gist on CatholicTV, and because she has so much free time on her hands, she also teaches journalism at Augusta University. In this episode Rachel shares about the plague of being overcommitted and we discuss how coronavirus has pushed all of us to examine how we order our lives. Rachel guides us through discerning what we spend our time and energy on and shells out some fantastic parenting advice. Get ready for some podcast pep talk! We felt like we should have paid Rachel a life coaching fee after 45 minutes of this conversation! So grab a cup of iced coffee and enjoy this great conversation! Rachel’s new book (links to Amazon are affiliate links) Overcommitted: Cut Chaos and Find Balance How to connect with Rachel: InstagramFacebookBlog Patreon! Do you love FoC and want to help us keep doing what we’re doing (and more!)? Well, we have just the thing for you! Head on over to support the podcast as a patron and get access to special episodes available exclusively to patrons (our latest is about the new Emma film adaptation) as well as to the FoC Slack community! You’ll also have access to our patron book clubs and receive a cute sticker in the mail from us. Come hang out with us! Haven’t joined in on the fun with 4,750+ other FoC listeners in our facebook group? It’s your direct line to some fantastic folks who also care about faith, culture, books, and whatever our current masterpiece theatre craze might be! Join in with the link below. The Fountains of Carrots Raspberry Cordial Social Club on Facebook (our Facebook group)Connect with Haley on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and her blogConnect with Christy on Facebook, Instagram, and her blog You can listen to us on iTunes, and we’d love a quick rating or review. If you have an android device we’re also on Stitcher. And as always, you can find all links, show notes, upcoming guests, and listen to all episodes at Fountains of Carrots.com.
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