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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  • God Writes Straight With Crooked Lines

    May 24th, 2023  |  30 mins 47 secs

    Former oil rigger, seminarian, country music DJ, and teacher Bill Richart spent a lifetime chasing his vocation — and finally caught it

  • A Different Kind of Healing

    May 8th, 2023  |  22 mins 54 secs

    Each year, thousands of sick and injured people travel to Lourdes, France, seeking a miracle — and receive something far greater

  • The Elders Project

    April 26th, 2023  |  19 mins 15 secs

    Gesu parishioner Pat Jones is on a mission to capture stories of faith, resiliency and courage from community's senior members

  • A Message of Divine Mercy

    April 12th, 2023  |  26 mins 12 secs

    Spared on her deathbed, Catherine Lanni's visions of the Blessed Virgin Mary and Jesus inspired a movement of mercy in Detroit

  • Jenna's Glimpse of Heaven

    March 22nd, 2023  |  21 mins 12 secs

    How an 11-year-old girl's zest for life inspired her family to help children battling cancer find joy, even after she died

  • A Warm Welcome

    March 8th, 2023  |  24 mins 12 secs

    How a rotating warming shelter is more than a service for Royal Oak's homeless; it's a blessing for guests and volunteers alike

  • T.M. Doran's Catholic Imagination

    February 22nd, 2023  |  21 mins 36 secs

    Plymouth author's mysterious worlds capture truth, goodness and beauty of God in the mold of Tolkien's 'Lord of the Rings'

  • It's A Funny Story

    February 8th, 2023  |  14 mins 53 secs

    Canton native Shawn Reynolds is the funniest comic east of the Mississippi — but his devotion to God and family is no joke.

  • Faith and the Cosmos

    January 24th, 2023  |  18 mins 27 secs

    Detroit native Bro. Guy Consolmagno, SJ, director of the Vatican Observatory, gazes at the stars and finds God gazing back.

  • Bearded Blevins Streams His Faith

    January 11th, 2023  |  16 mins 29 secs

    Jonathan Blevins tried video game streaming at his internet star brother's suggestion; now, he evangelizes with it.

  • When 'Father' Is Also 'Son'

    December 14th, 2022  |  21 mins 16 secs

    Parents of Archdiocese of Detroit priests talk about the joys, challenges and blessings of raising a member of the clergy

  • Hope of a Generation

    November 29th, 2022  |  14 mins 8 secs
    catholic, catholic youth, youth ministry

    When a local teenager noticed his peers weren't returning to Mass after the pandemic, he took matters into his own hands.

  • St. Alexander Still Cares

    November 16th, 2022  |  17 mins 39 secs

    When St. Alexander Parish in Farmington Hills closed in 2014, a former parishioner resolved to carry on its legacy of service.

  • Surviving an Eating Disorder

    November 1st, 2022  |  23 mins 37 secs
    anorexia, eating disorder, mental health
  • The Meaning of a Holy Death

    October 19th, 2022  |  32 mins 4 secs

    A chaplain, a funeral home director and a cemeteries leader explore Catholic beliefs and experiences about death and dying.

  • Let's Talk About Foster Care

    October 5th, 2022  |  33 mins 29 secs
    foster care, foster children, foster parenting

    Pulling back the curtain on the foster system, a foster family and case workers explain the joys and challenges of fostering