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Welcome to MAX Studios at the University of St. Thomas-Houston. Our goal is to bring you fresh monthly content and conversations, all through a Catholic lens. We approach our content with the perspective of a missionary encountering the culture. We aim to highlight the diversity of the Catholic Faith Tradition and introduce others to the person of Jesus Christ through truth, goodness and beauty.
Mural of St. Thomas Aquinas Painted by GONZO247

Art and the Common Good

''As It Was''

Host Darnell Miller talks with Houston native GONZO 247, a graffiti artist and muralist. They discuss the importance of art, community and the intersection of the two.

series features

Tammy Smithers

Just Be Yourself

''BOLD Podcast''

When Matthew McConaughey published his book, “Greenlights,” Alumna Dr. Tammy Smithers was surprised to be recognized. Guest host Bridget Richardson and Dr. Smithers discuss how being yourself changes lives.

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Find Your Saint Posse

''As It Was''

Darnell Miller asks you to identify Saints that could become part of your posse – that is Saints you can grow with. He shares his favorites and a few other Saints.

Dr. Eduardo Torres

We Need Ethical Leadership

''For Such a Time as This''

Host Larry Payne speaks with Dr. Eduardo Torres about the need for ethical leadership on today’s society. Torres shares his first-hand accounts of transforming schools, districts and students lives.

Fr. Eduardo Rivera, CSB

Waiting in Joyful Hope

''The Rundown''

Host Bridget Richardson talks with Fr. Eduardo Rivera, CSB, about Advent 2020. Is it possible to wait in joyful hope in 2020? They discuss this and finding peace in Christ. 

Bold

BOLD aims to inspire, encourage and urge students to “Be Your Bold Self” by gaining insights through dialogue with UST students and alumni sharing their experiences.

As It Was

As It Was recontextualizes current events through the lens of Catholic Social Teaching to help us find hope and charity in living out the Gospel daily.

For Such a Time as This

For Such a Time as This seeks answers to life's questions. Conversations with thought leaders focus on Catholic Social Teaching and social justice.

Protagonists of Change

Protagonists of Change offers a Christian response to the social and political trouble in our world. We seek a more just society by imitating Jesus. 

The Rundown

The Rundown is a show of reflective conversations involving faith, culture, and the latest news. We welcome your participation, so submit a topic or guest suggestion.

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  • All Series
  • As It Was
  • BOLD Podcast
  • For Such a Time as This
  • Protagonists of Change
  • Series Feature
  • The Rundown
Dr. Eduardo Torres

We Need Ethical Leadership

''For Such a Time as This''

Host Larry Payne speaks with Dr. Eduardo Torres about the need for ethical leadership on today’s society. Torres shares his first-hand accounts of transforming schools, districts and students lives.

Tammy Smithers

Just Be Yourself

''BOLD Podcast''

When Matthew McConaughey published his book, “Greenlights,” Alumna Dr. Tammy Smithers was surprised to be recognized. Guest host Bridget Richardson and Dr. Smithers discuss how being yourself changes lives.

After a Hurricane Hits

After A Hurricane Hits

''For Such a Time as This''

Hurricane Iota ravaged San Andres, Colombia in November 2020, home to the Raizal community. Host Larry Payne talks with Diana Caicedo and Brittney Sandoval, with the Raizal diaspora in Houston, about relief.

Fr. Eduardo Rivera, CSB

Waiting in Joyful Hope

''The Rundown''

Host Bridget Richardson talks with Fr. Eduardo Rivera, CSB, about Advent 2020. Is it possible to wait in joyful hope in 2020? They discuss this and finding peace in Christ. 

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