Podcasts

Podcasts from America Media


Plague Podcast

Plague: Untold Stories of AIDS and the Catholic Church

In “Plague,” journalist Michael O’Loughlin investigates the untold stories of AIDS and the Catholic Church from the 1980’s. Mike is America’s national correspondent and he has covered Catholicism for more than a decade. Mike is also gay and Catholic—and he is curious how others manage this sometimes complex identity. Through dozens of interviews and archival research, he has found that no time in modern history was more volatile for gay Catholics than the height of the AIDS epidemic.


The Examen Podcast

Deliver Us

Will the Catholic Church's sex abuse crisis ever end? That's a question everyone has been asking since the latest wave of news in 2018. In Deliver Us, host Maggi Van Dorn is a Catholic committed to healing the church from the inside. She wants to know: How did this happen? And what, if anything, can we do to help? Hear from experts, advocates, and survivors to learn what the church can do to move forward. Because you can’t fix something until you know how it’s broken.


Imagine Podcast

Imagine: A Guide to Jesuit Prayer

Pray with your imagination! In this series, Tucker Redding, SJ, guides you through the practice of Ignatian Contemplation, in which you use your imagination to place yourself in scenes from scripture. Journey with Jesus from his baptism in the Jordan River to his death and resurrection in Jerusalem.


The Examen Podcast

The Examen with Father James Martin, S.J.

The examen is a centuries-old prayer practice that helps you find God in your daily life. Our podcast is based on a technique that St. Ignatius Loyola outlined in the Spiritual Exercises, his classic manual for prayer. Each week Father Martin will provide you with a new reflection and guide you through the examen prayer.


The Word Podcast

The Word: Scripture Reflections from America Media

The Word is America’s weekly reflection on the readings you’ll hear at Mass. Since the 1950s, we have provided insightful commentary from leading scriptural scholars on the Sunday readings. Now you can listen to an audio version of these reflections, published every Wednesday. As an added bonus, we publish daily reflections during Advent and Lent to help you pray during those important liturgical seasons.


Jesuitical Podcast

Jesuitical

Jesuitical is a weekly podcast featuring Ashley McKinless and Zac Davis—the “young, hip, lay editors” of America Media. On each episode, they discuss the Catholic news of the week and speak with an interesting guest from the world of faith, politics or culture. Drawing from the insights of the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius, the hosts create a fun, relatable atmosphere that invites young adult Catholics to become a part of an interactive online faith community.


Inside the Vatican

Inside the Vatican with America Media

Each week, Colleen Dulle goes behind the headlines of the biggest Vatican news stories with America’s Rome correspondent Gerard O’Connell. They'll break down complicated news stories that have a whole lot of history behind them in an understandable, engaging way. Colleen and Gerard will give you the inside scoop on what people inside the Vatican are thinking, saying—and planning.


Plague Podcast

Church Meets World: The America Magazine Podcast

This is where the Catholic Church meets the most interesting and consequential issues of our time. Each episode explores a different topic through immersive stories told by America’s editors. Church Meets World is the best of our magazine content reimagined in podcast form. It’s not only what you read in our pages but how you hear it. Presented by Maggi Van Dorn and Sebastian Gomes.
*Formerly the America This Week Podcast.