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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  • Selah's Center of Hope

    September 14th, 2023  |  18 mins 19 secs

    Monroe-based maternity home a haven for mothers struggling with homelessness, paving the way for a future filled with hope

  • Cultivating Soil, Cultivating Souls

    July 19th, 2023  |  19 mins 56 secs

    Since 1998, the Capuchin Soup Kitchen's Earthworks Urban Farm has been an oasis in the midst of Detroit's food desert

  • An Ancient Olive Branch

    July 5th, 2023  |  20 mins 19 secs

    Scholar discusses journey from Messianic Judaism to Catholicism, and how Catholics and Jews can bridge an ancient divide

  • Fr. Hollywood: The Rock 'n' Roll Priest

    June 21st, 2023  |  29 mins 57 secs

    Former students recall legendary record hops of the 1960s, '70s and '80s at Notre Dame High, and their benefactor, Fr. Bryson

  • Me, You and I Do

    June 6th, 2023  |  29 mins 33 secs

    Rebecca Martin wrote the book on Catholic wedding planning — literally — but her own wedding was far from what she imagined

  • 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