The National Catholic Review

Podcasts

2015

'America This Week,' August 26, 2015

Mayor Mitch Landrieu of New Orleans looks back at the devastation wrought by Hurricane Katrina and the city's revival in the 10 years since. Read Father Matt Malone's reporting from the Katrina cleanup here.  

'America This Week,' August 19, 2015

Kevin Ahern talks about his new book Structures of Grace: Catholic Organizations serving the Global Common Good, which profiles Catholic groups like Jesuit Refugee Service and the Plowshares movement that embody Christian solidarity by addressing the urgent human issues of our day.

'America This Week,' August 12, 2015

Jennifer Fulwiler speaks about atheism, conversion and raising a Catholic family. She is the author, most recently, of the e-book, Like Living Among Scorpions: One Woman's Quest to Survive Her Suburban Life.

'America This Week,' August 5, 2015

Former Senator George Mitchell talks about his Catholic upbringing in Maine, his work with Bob Dole in the Senate and his participation in the peace process of Northern Ireland. He is the author of The Negotiator: A Memoir.

'America This Week,' July 29, 2015

Dan-el Padilla Peralta discusses growing up as an undocumented immigrant in New York and how studying the classics helped him better understand his experience. He is the author of Undocumented: A Dominican Boy's Odyssey From a Homeless Shelter to the Ivy League.

Special Podcast

Gerard O'Connell talks about traveling with Pope Francis to South America and looks forward to his visit to the United States and Cuba in September. 

America's exclusive coverage of Pope Francis and his upcoming trip to the United States is made possible by our America Associates.

'America This Week,' July 22, 2015

Joseph Loconte, an Associate Professor of History at the King’s College in New York City, talks about his new book A Hobbit, a Wardrobe, and a Great War, which chronicles the influence of World War I on the lives of J.R.R. Tolkien and C.S. Lewis.

'America This Week,' July 15, 2015

Phil Klay talks about Redeployment, his book of short stories that draws from his own experience as a Marine in the Anbar province of Iraq. Redeployment was awarded the 2014 National Book Award for fiction.

'America This Week,' July 8, 2015

Paul B. Moses talks about his new book An Unlikely Union: The Love-Hate Story of New York's Irish and Italians and what we can learn from this historical rivalry. 

'America This Week,' July 1, 2015

Andrew Bacevich, retired professor of international affairs and history at Boston University, talks about ISIS, the Middle East and the United States military. He is the author of several books, including, Breach of Trust: How Americans Failed Their Soldiers and Their Country (2013).

 
'America This Week,' June 24, 2015

Roy Peterson, the president of the American Bible Society, talks about “The Living Word” project and the group’s move to Philadelphia.

'America This Week,' June 17, 2015

Mitzi Schroeder, the director for policy for Jesuit Refugee Service/USA, talks about the refugee crisis in honor of World Refugee Day on June 20.

'America This Week,' June 10, 2015

Elizabeth Drescher, author of a forthcoming book on the "nones," explains her research and why some "nones" still find Scripture meaningful. 

'America This Week,' June 3, 2015

David Stewart, S.J., America's London correspondent, talks about the growing scandal surrounding FIFA and whether it will affect the popularity of soccer worldwide. 

'America This Week,' June 3, 2015

Bill McGarvey, author of The Freshman Survival Guide, offers some advice for high school graduates and their parents as families transition to college.

"The Living Word" Lecture, May 20, 2015

Msgr. John P. Meier, author of A Marginal Jew, a multivolume study of the historical Jesus, and a professor of theology at the University of Notre Dame, offered his analysis of Jesus' parables in this May 20, 2015 lecture at the American Bible Society in New York City. James Martin, S.J. offered the introduction. 

'America This Week,' May 27, 2015

Robert Ellsberg, an editor at Orbis Books, author of All Saints and the recent article in America, "Called to Be Saints," talks about two candidates for sainthood, Blessed Oscar Romero and Servant of God Dorothy Day, and why they are important for today's church.

'America This Week,' May 20, 2015

Kerry Alys Robinson of the National Leadership Roundtable on Church Managment talks about her book Imagining Abundance: Fundraising, Philanthropy, and a Spiritual Call to Service.

Special Podcast

James Martin, S.J., talks to Tim Reidy about the final episode of "Mad Men" and why it may be the greatest television show ever. You can also listen to Father Jim and Tim talk about the first few seasonsseason 5, season 6 and season 7 (part 1).

'America This Week,' May 13, 2015

Mark Gray of the Center for Research in the Apostolate at Georgetown University talks about the profile of the average American Catholic. 

'America This Week,' April 29, 2015

Nathan Schneider, a columnist for America and a contributor to the Nation, The New Republic and Vice Magazine, talks about the Catholic cooperative tradition and why it remains relevant today.

'America This Week,' April 22, 2015

Poetry editor Brother Joe Hoover, S.J., talks about what he looks for in a good poem on “America This Week.” 

Holly Taylor Coolman talks about her article in America, "Tied Together By Love: Adoption and the Christian Life." 

'America This Week,' April 8, 2015

An interview with Ricardo Avila, S.J., a lawyer and consumer advocate. He specializes in providing legal representation for low-income consumers involved in consumer debt issues.

'America This Week,' April 1, 2015

Leo J. O'Donovan, S.J., art critic and theologian, talks about the traditions of Holy Week and Easter on "America This Week."

'America This Week,' March 25, 2015

Jeanne Bishop talks about her book Change of Heart: Justice, Mercy and Making Peace with my Sister's Killer.

'America This Week,' March 18, 2015

Stephen Bullivant talks about his book The Trinity: How Not to Be a Heretic in this week's excerpt from "America This Week" on The Catholic Channel on SiriusXM. 

A lecture from "The Living Word" project

The full audio of Amy Jill Levine's lecture at the American Bible Society on March 11, 2015, featuring an introduction by Rabbi Daniel Polish. Dr. Levine's remarks begin at 9:48.

'America This Week,' March 11, 2015

Amy-Jill Levine talks about her book Short Stories by Jesus in this excerpt from 'America This Week."

'America This Week,' March 4, 2015

Rudy Lopez of Interfaith Worker Justice talks about the "fast from fast food" campaign for Lent.

 

'America This Week,' February 25, 2015

Eric LeCompte, of Jubilee USA Network, talks about the debt crisis in Greece and how his organization helps the world's poorest countries.

'America This Week,' February 18, 2015

Maureen Tilley, professor of theology and medieval studies at Fordham University, discusses Ash Wednesday, public penance and secret sins.

Special Podcast

Bill McGarvey talks with Tim Reidy about this year's Oscar nominees for Best Picture, and a few favorite films that did not make the list, including "Calvary and "A Most Violent Year." 

'America This Week,' February 11, 2015

Christiana Peppard of Fordham University talks about her book Just Water and the ethics of water consumption. Hear her analysis of the water bottle industry at 9:35.

Catholic Book Club Podcast

James Martin, S.J., delves into his book Jesus: A Pilgrimage with Kevin Spinale, S.J., as part of the Catholic Book Club discussion for this month. The CBC will be leading conversations on books about Jesus throughout the spring. February 6, 2015

'America This Week,' February 4, 2015

Paul Baumann, editor of Commonweal, talks about the work of the lay-edited journal of opinion.  

'America This Week,' January 28, 2015

John Carr, America's Washington Front columnist and director of The Initiative on Catholic Social Thought and Public Life at Georgetown University, examines partisan gridlock in Washington, the State of the Union address and the annual March for Life. 

'America This Week,' January 21, 2015

Msgr. Paul Garrity answers questions on the annulment process from listeners and speaks about ways to strengthen marriages. 

'America This Week,' January 14, 2015

Chief correspondent Kevin Clarke, author of Love Must Win Out, a new biography of Oscar Romero from Liturgical Press, talks about the news that Archbishop Romero has been officially named a martyr by a Vatican commission. 

'America This Week,' January 14, 2015

Serrin Foster, the president of Feminists for Life, talks about feminism and the prolife cause in advance of the annual March for Life in Washington, D.C.

'America This Week,' December 31, 2014

What were the top ten news stories in the church and the world in 2014? Kevin Clarke joins Father Matt Malone and Tim Reidy for a discussion of the busy year in Catholic news.