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In this week's podcast, George Drance, S.J., chats to Matt Malone, S.J., and Kerry Weber about his approach to the theater as a Jesuit actor and director. George Drance also talks about his next play, "Calderon's Two Dreams," which opens at La MaMa in New York in February 2017.

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This week, photojournalist Joey O'Loughlin talks to Tim Reidy and Matt Malone, S.J., about her photo project, "Hidden in Plain Sight: Portraits of Hunger in NYC." She explains that many people who rely on food banks work multiple jobs, and the food banks are a vital lifeline when they can't afford groceries.

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As crises in Syria and Iraq reach a crescendo, Kevin Hartigan, Catholic Relief Services' regional director for the Middle East, Central Asia and Europe, speaks from Baghdad about responding to families fleeing conflict in the region.

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In this week's podcast, Sam Sawyer, S.J., talks to Kerry Weber and Matt Malone, S.J., about why and how fake news came to dominate the media landscape. Several callers pitch in to describe their interactions with fake news.

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In this week's podcast, Senator George J. Mitchell speaks to Tim Reidy and Kevin Clarke about his experience negotiating peace deals in the Middle East and Northern Ireland, and reflects on how his Catholic identity came into play. George J. Mitchell was the primary architect of the 1998 Good Friday Agreement for peace in Northern Ireland and served as U.S. Special Envoy for Middle East Peace. His latest book, A Path to Peace, written with Alon Sachar, lays out possible avenues for peace in the Middle East going forward.

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This week, Mark Shriver chats to Olga Segura and Matt Malone, S.J., about his new book. In Pilgrimage: My Search for the Real Pope Francis, Mark Shriver explains who Jorge Bergoglio was before he took on papal responsibility.

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Following Rhona Tarrant's news review, this week Eileen Markey speaks to Kerry Weber and Matt Malone, S.J., about her latest book, Radical Faith: The Assassination of Sister Maura. In this clip Eileen Markey discusses why Sister Maura was asssasinated in El Salvador and the great contributions of the Maryknoll sisters.

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The morning after the election of Donald J. Trump, America's National Correspondent, Michael O'Loughlin, and Associate Editor at America, Robert David Sullivan, discuss how the election unfolded with Kerry Weber and Tim Reidy.

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In this week's podcast Bill McGarvey speaks to Tim Reidy and Kevin Clarke about how Alcoholics Anonymous is connecting people to God outside of the church. For Bill McGarvey, many of the most grounded and spiritually open people he knows are members of A.A. In an age where fewer people are willing to affiliate with institutional religions like Catholicism, organizations like A.A. might point to the future of religion in the United States.

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This week America's L.A. Correspondent, Jim McDermott, S.J., talks to Kerry Weber and Matt Malone, S.J., and they discuss how Hollywood portrays religion—for better and for worse. For Jim McDermott, many attempts to explore religious territory in film and television are kitschy, but a new show called "The Good Place" has a particularly sophisticated take on heaven.

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