Episode 61 – Chris Blanchard / Tommy Tighe

Put on your Wayfarers and get ready for the Catholic cool edition of the big show. Chris Blanchard, the new Executive Director of The Grotto, makes one of his first public appearances in this new role to discuss what the future holds for the National Sanctuary of Our Sorrowful Mother.  Mater Dei Radio’s John Lundeen teams up with the Catholic Hipster, Tommy Tighe, to explore why Catholicism is authentically countercultural.


The Brew Crew journeys into the desert to sample Cactus Wins The Lottery, an unusual sour ale from Northeast Portland’s Ex Novo Brewing Company.  Will this cool beer provide a comforting oasis for our taste buds or will we get a mouthful of thistles?