On this episode, the Betts celebrate a birthday, mourn the death of a dryer, watch a bunch of movies, read a friend’s new book, and discuss unfortunate quarantine-related liturgical abuses.
In this episode, the Betts find Hamilton on Disney+ to be an all new experience despite being fans for four years and seeing it on stage. They also spend a quiet Fourth with Dom’s mom; experience neighborhood fireworks like a warzone; and have a special outdoor Mass at their parish for Independence Day.
In this episode, the Betts go on a scavenger hunt, ponder Fourth of July plans, debate if Massachusetts weather measures up to Texas, cook lobster, figure out how to pronounce Elisha, extol A Bridge Too Far, and talk about Jesus and hospitality for the stranger.
In this episode, summer is here along with its heat and the Betts are stuck indoors, and this year they don’t even have the option to go out to indoor places like museums. Plus Mass in a non-air-conditioned church with masks on; and fear, judgment, and total disclosure before God.
On the most recent episode, the Betts go on an unexpected adventure that ends at an historic lighthouse; Dom gets to go back to Mass; and they visit his mom after a long absence. Food this week includes kale salad, lime cheesecake, and smoked salmon. Plus they talk about Corpus Christi and the family table.
I’m sometimes asked about my podcasting workflow, how SQPN goes about recording, editing, distributing, and promoting our shows. This is the fifth in a series of posts that explain the multiple steps that take me from the beginning to the end of the process for each show we produce. The first post was about my hardware setup, the second was on research, prep, and organization, the third was how I record the shows, and the fourth was how I edit the audio.
Once the editing is complete, I have a single uncompressed WAV file of the show, which if it’s an hour-long show, could be about 1GB in size. Obviously, this is not ideal for a podcast. From here, we need to compress the audio into a distributable format, create the various pieces of artwork for the cover art, the web site, and social media; create an audio-only video for YouTube; post the episode to the website, which will then distribute the show to the various podcast directories; create and schedule a series of social media posts to promote the episode; and do all the organization cleanup and preparation for the next episode.Read More and Comment
In this episode, The Betts share their experience of (half the family) going back to Mass for the first time; talk about waiting in line at Whole Foods; and discuss Jerusalem’s Upper Room and King David’s Tomb. Plus micheladas and the sublime flavor of clamato.
In this episode, Dom and Melanie Bettinelli celebrate Pentecost and the birthday of the Church; watch SpaceX make history in space; keep grilling new recipes; notice the kids’ prayers become more profound during the lockdown; and discuss the significant role of the Upper Room as the place where four sacraments originated.
In this episode, the farmers market is open again and the Betts discuss how different is now (hint: drive-through), plus they made lots of great recipes on the grill (because the weather’s been so nice), and then Cardinal Seán’s homily on Jesus’ last two commands: Love one another and make disciples of all nations.
In this episode, the Betts had a parade for their nephew JohnPaul, who once embraced his namesake saint in Rome and has now become a US Army officer. Plus a daughter’s birthday, a Mother’s Day out, movies recommended and shows not recommended, and remembering to give a reason for your hope with gentleness.