Have you ever listened two people talking and you can just feel both the passion of what they are saying, and the openness with which they are listening to the other? The Way of the Heart Podcast is a conversation with Jake Khym and Brett Powell about journeying through life with a heart fully alive. This podcast is extraordinarily honest. Brett and Jake are friends in the Greater Vancouver Area and meet up regularly. The podcast captures the short catchups between the two friends. This isn’t a ‘teaching’ or theology podcast, or even a ‘how to be Catholic’ podcast. Perhaps, I could describe it as setting your heart right with Jesus, and focusing on your relationship with the Holy Spirit and most especially connecting with God the Father, and the reality of our lives / spouses / careers / and events that can get in the way of that.
Here is one review from Apple.com:
There are enough “Sages on the Stages.” We need Guides by our Sides. This is my preferred bi-weekly deep dive into that often complicated space in my heart. Thanks for what you do guys and thanks for last weekend’s retreat. You and your team really moved my son and I and, more importantly, helped us decide our next steps.
This podcast encourages the listener to live their Catholic faith authentically, passionately, and vividly.
You can visit the home page for The Way of the Heart Podcast.
I hope that you add this podcast to your weekly connection points for your faith. CatholicApps.com highly recommends it.
For the past 25 years, Brett has served in various roles within the Church – in parish ministry, as a non-profit executive, as Director of an Archdiocesan Development Office and currently as the Archbishop’s Delegate for Ministries and Development. He has a Masters degree in Organizational Leadership from Royal Roads and spent many years In less formal study prior to graduate school.
Brett has been a leadership coach in the Church and corporate world for several years. As a speaker he has given presentations throughout Canada, the United States, Europe and Africa. He has been a contributing writer for various publications including, The Word Among Us. Brett and his wife Andrea are high school sweethearts and proud parents of 8 children. His popular leadership blog, Leadership Where it Matters Most can be found at http://brettpowell.org/
Jake has a Masters Degree in Counseling Psychology and a Bachelor of Arts in Theology with a concentration in Catechetics. Jake has worked in various ministry settings for over 20 years including adult faith formation, seminarian and priestly formation, diocesan evangelization, catechesis, RCIA, retreat ministry, and he ran his own private counseling practice for over 10 years. Currently, Jake teaches at the Seminary of Christ the King offering human and pastoral formation to the seminarians in the Archdiocese of Vancouver, is a consultant to Dioceses and ministries, offers an annual Men’s Retreat in British Columbia and accompanies male leaders on their journey of faith. Jake also offers inspiring workshops and retreats on a variety of topics. He lives in Abbotsford, BC with his wife Heather and their three children. You can find out more about what Jake is doing at www.liferestoration.ca
Podcasts are everywhere now. People and businesses are constantly launching and creating podcasts, listening to new podcasts, and talking about podcasts. But, you may be wondering, with all this talk of podcasts, “what even is a podcast?” Not to worry, we will break down the nuts and bolts of all that you need to know about podcasts below.
It is important to note that podcasts are generally free to listen to.
A podcast is a series of on-demand audio files (there are video ones as well) that often focus on a particular topic or theme. Podcasts can be accessed via a computer, tablet, or smart phone, Google Home, Apple HomePod and downloaded so that they can be listened to at any time. Listeners can be automatically updated of new episodes in a podcast by subscribing to their chosen podcast from within their podcast catcher.
The term podcast is actually a portmanteau of iPod and Broadcast. The “pod” of podcast is borrowed from Apple’s “iPod” digital media player, while the “cast” portion of podcast is taken from the radio term “broadcast.”
On your computer, you are able to listen to podcasts directly from the podcast’s website, on iTunes, on Spotify, or Google Play Music. There are also many other podcast listening websites and desktop apps for podcasts, so a Google search will provide several other options for you to listen to a podcast. Generally, a podcast website will direct you to all of the locations that you can listen to their podcast.
Smartphone / iPod / iPad / Tablet
Similarly to listening on your computer, you can listen to podcasts on the podcast’s website, iTunes, and Spotify. iPhones specifically have an Apple Podcasts app already pre-downloaded (or you can install it), so you are able to easily access the podcasts that you want. As for Android, there are many specific podcast apps available for download, including Sticher, Google Podcasts, Overcast, BeyondPod, and Grover Pro among many others.
Once you have your app or website, just search for the title of the Podcast, and subscribe. You can listen to past episodes, and get notified of new episodes.
There are lots of great Catholic Podcasts out there, this is just one of them.