Swimming Upstream

44: My Hall of Fame Ballot

44: My Hall of Fame Ballot

I don’t actually get a vote for the Baseball Hall of Fame, but here’s what my vote would look like if I did. I also discuss why I’m #Never Bonds and #NeverClemens. Resources: Article: My 2018 Hall of Fame Ballot BBWAA Rules for...

43: The Coming Singularity

43: The Coming Singularity

In the tech world, there is a lot of talk of the “Singularity” – when technology advancements take over the world. It even has taken on religious connotations. I discuss this phenomenon from a Catholic perspective. Resources...

42: How Our Lady Helped Me Become Catholic

42: How Our Lady Helped Me Become Catholic

Today is the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception, so I thought I’d recall how Our Lady took only three days to bring me into the Catholic Church. Resources: Journey Home – 2012-04-23 – Former United Methodist – Marcus...

41: The Current State of Bitcoin

41: The Current State of Bitcoin

Bitcoin recently went over $9,000, which has led to a new wave of speculation about the future of cryptocurrency. What is the current state of Bitcoin, and where is it going? I discuss my views on the topic in today’s podcast. Resources: My...

40: How to Offend Like Jesus

40: How to Offend Like Jesus

Many teachings of the Church are considered offensive to modern ears. Should we, therefore, keep silent about them? I discuss the issue of political correctness and evangelization in this episode. Resources: How to Offend Like Jesus Did (Catholic...

36: Can Catholics “Correct” a Pope?

36: Can Catholics “Correct” a Pope?

My name was recently added to the Filial Correction of Pope Francis, and in this episode I discuss whether it’s even proper for a Catholic to ever “correct” the pope. Resources: Correctio Filialis De Haeresibus Propagatis Why I...

35: The 2017 MLB Playoffs

35: The 2017 MLB Playoffs

In this baseball-related podcast, I review my pre-season predictions (6 for 6 on division winners!) and discuss the upcoming MLB playoffs – who I think will win, and who I hope will win. Resources: 2017 Baseball Predictions MLB Postseason...

34: The Red Rose Rescues

34: The Red Rose Rescues

A couple weeks ago ten pro-life activists were arrested in the “Red Rose Rescues.” In this podcast I discuss my own history of rescuing, as well as why I think these Red Rose Rescues imitate our Lord in reaching into the depths of...

33: Respecting the Flag

33: Respecting the Flag

This past weekend saw the Leader of the Free World initiating a tweetstorm about a few millionaire athletes kneeling during the National Anthem. So of course it was the lead story everywhere. In this podcast I address this issue and probably...