Detroit Stories

A podcast on a mission to boldly share the stories of the people and communities in southeast Michigan

About the show

Welcome to Detroit Stories — a bi-weekly podcast on a mission to boldly share the stories of the people and communities in southeast Michigan.
These are the stories that fascinate us and inspire us — they are the stories that we think everyone should know.
Tune in every other Friday for Detroit-
centric interviews and timely, inspirational topics. Brought to you by Detroit Catholic.

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Episodes

  • The Urban Playbook

    September 21st, 2022  |  15 mins 48 secs
    black catholics, education, service

    Loyola principal's first book, 'The Urban Playbook,' a blueprint for empowering young Black men with the tools to succeed

  • Healing From Addiction

    September 7th, 2022  |  19 mins 6 secs

    A struggling writer and atheist, Jeff Jay's battle with alcoholism led him to the brink — and finally back to the God who loves him

  • Seasoned Saints: Celebrating Our Elders

    July 22nd, 2022  |  15 mins 22 secs
    elderly, elders, grandparents

    On World Day for Grandparents and the Elderly, Catholics recognize the importance of engaging the 'backbone of our parishes'

  • Healing After Abortion

    July 14th, 2022  |  30 mins 51 secs
    archdiocese of detroit, catholic, detroit, detroit catholic, news, newspaper, pro-life, storytelling

    A post-abortive couple describes the healing, forgiveness and peace they found through Rachel's Vineyard retreat

  • A Saint Who Can Relate

    June 15th, 2022  |  18 mins 45 secs

    Inspired by his life, a group of young adults wrote, directed, cast and performed an original musical about St. Ignatius of Loyola

  • Air Support For Priests

    June 1st, 2022  |  17 mins 46 secs
    archdiocese of detroit, catholic, detroit, detroit catholic, news, newspaper, storytelling

    How one woman's inspiration to pray for her priest launched an archdiocese-wide movement of spiritual support

  • Catholic Morality in the Age of Crypto

    May 18th, 2022  |  36 mins 4 secs
    archdiocese of detroit, catholic, detroit, detroit catholic, news, newspaper, storytelling

    Can the rise of digital assets help or hinder human flourishment? We speak with three Catholic financial experts to find out

  • Engineering and Empathy

    May 4th, 2022  |  18 mins 34 secs
    archdiocese of detroit, catholic, detroit, detroit catholic, news, newspaper, storytelling

    After meeting a man with no arms and no legs, Notre Dame Prep students devise invention to make his life easier — but he changes theirs, too

  • Does the Music Matter?

    April 20th, 2022  |  32 mins 48 secs

    How can sacred music evangelize? Can drums and chant coexist in the same Church? And what does it mean to have 'unity without uniformity'?

  • Let's Talk About Adoption

    April 5th, 2022  |  32 mins 18 secs
    archdiocese of detroit, detroit catholic, detroit stories

    People whose lives have been touched by adoption share their perspectives and the complexities of adoption – from the joys to the sorrows

  • Can a Catholic Gamble on Sports?

    March 24th, 2022  |  22 mins 19 secs
    archdiocese of detroit, catholic, detroit, detroit catholic, news

    As Michigan's sports gaming industry reaches new heights, moral theologians and addiction experts weigh in on a Catholic's responsibility

  • National Catholic Sisters Week

    March 7th, 2022  |  31 mins 33 secs
    archdiocese of detroit, catholic, detroit, detroit catholic, storytelling

    Four women religious tell their stories about what brought them to the convent — and why sisterhood is still a vocation worth considering

  • Miracle Child

    February 23rd, 2022  |  17 mins 22 secs
    archdiocese of detroit, catholic, detroit catholic, unleash the gospel

    Doctors told Nora Mies' parents her seizures as a newborn meant she wouldn't live a normal life; then, they prayed to Blessed Solanus Casey

  • Jaymo's Second Chance

    February 9th, 2022  |  26 mins 58 secs
    archdiocese of detroit, catholic, detroit, detroit catholic, news, newspaper, storytelling, unleash the gospel

    How a once-juvenile lifer found redemption by finding the good in himself, with the help of a Catholic deacon

  • Pretty Brown Girl Club

    January 26th, 2022  |  20 mins 46 secs

    Mercy High alum Sheri Crawley created a club exclusively for black and brown girls to give them an empowering place to call their own

  • Hitting the Streets With St. Paul

    January 12th, 2022  |  28 mins
    catholic, detroit, st. paul

    How God's gentle nudge led one Detroit man to share his faith on street corners — and the idea spread like wildfire