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Around the Halo – S2: Ep. 2

Around the Halo is live in MAX Studios in Houston, TX again for episode 2!

Inspired by the popular show on ESPN, Around the Horn, Around the Halo features four guests who weigh in on topics about sports, pop culture and the news.

In this episode, we've got three guests for you, but a lot of hilarity ensues! Producing and hosting is Little Flower Media COO Matt McClure. Guests are Jonathan "Bearded Blevins," CEO of Little Flower Media and Bridget Richardson, Executive Producer of MAX Studios at University of St. Thomas-Houston.

Here are the chapters:
4:08 About Around the Halo
5:25 Queen Elizabeth & Monarchy
12:11 Brett Favre Scandal
17:55 Wrestling, UFC, Boxing or None?
23:17 Football is Back 2! Thoughts?
28:21 Buy or Sell: Halloween in September
36:27 Buy or Sell: Butter on Sandwiches
40:03 Buy or Sell: Lions Win on Sunday
42:31 Buy or Sell: Lakes are greater than Oceans
47:39 A Winner is Named

Reclaiming Authentic Femininity w/ Leah Jacobson | Napa Institute Conference Series

While working as a campus minister, Leah Jacobson, Founder and CEO of The Guiding Star Project, recognized her desire to serve women and help them discover the beauty and joy of their femininity and understand the natural processes of their bodies. Now, 15 years later, Leah is leading a nonprofit re-defining the idea of wholistic women's healthcare.

Jacobson sits down with Bridget Richardson, Executive Producer of MAX Studios at the University of St Thomas-Houston, at the Napa Institute Conference in Napa Valley, California. They discuss the need for challenging the status quo in mainstream women's healthcare and the implications and opportunities that have arisen after the overturning of Roe v Wade in the Supreme Court.

Links:
Leah Jacobson

The Guiding Star Project

The Napa Institute

Normalizing Values through Film w/ Chéri Ballinger | Napa Institute Conference Series

Chéri Ballinger is a speaker, organizational ambassador and film producer whose own life experience, suffering a traumatic brain injury, inspires the amazing empathy and gratitude that influences her work. Fresh off producing the film “Roe v. Wade,” starring Jon Voight, Ballinger sits down with Bridget Richardson to share her story. They talk about her return to filmmaking, the role of film in the American culture and how it can be used to normalize values.

Links:
Chéri Ballinger
The Napa Institute
Roe v. Wade Trailer

Around the Halo: Ep 11 – SEASON FINALE

We're on to the season one finale of Around the Halo! Topics for this episode are below.

Hosted by Little Flower Media COO Matt McClure, this episode features Jonathan "Bearded Blevins," CEO of Little Flower Media; Matt Marcolini, CFO of Little Flower Media; Joel Stepanek, Vice President of Parish Services for Life Teen International, author and speaker; and Bridget Richardson, Producer at MAX Studios at University of St. Thomas-Houston.

Topics
0:00 Countdown
10:55 Introductions
14:48 Qatar Bans During World Cup
23:00 Year Long Marriage Prep
35:20 Full Story vs. Headline
41:21 Catholic News Cycle: Good or Bad
51:44 Public Funds for Religious Ed
1:00:45 Sriracha Shortage
1:08:06 A Winner is Named

Inspired by the popular show on ESPN, Around the Horn, Around the Halo features four guests who weigh in on topics about sports, pop culture and the news.

Around the Halo: Ep 8 (live)

We're doing it live! Episode 8 of Around the Halo is live in MAX Studios in Houston, TX! The Stream Team packed up their gear and traveled to Houston to do a live show with a very special guest. Inspired by the popular show on ESPN, Around the Horn, Around the Halo features four guests who weigh in on topics about sports, pop culture and the news.

Topics for this episode are below!

This episode is a little different than others. Producing the show (off camera) is Little Flower Media COO Matt McClure. Jonathan "Bearded Blevins," CEO of Little Flower Media, was on deck for hosting this one. Guests Bridget Richardson, Producer with MAX Studios at University of St. Thomas-Houston, and Matthew Marcolini, CFO of Little Flower Media, were are regulars giving their takes. The team was joined by special guest (came in from Dallas, but originally from Houston) Joseph Bionat, Coordinator for the Word on Fire Institute. Let's go!

Topics
3:20 Introductions
9:59 NBA Playoffs
13:32 Star Gets Injured: Underdog Wins
19:18 Divine Mercy Sunday
27:43 Catholic Celebrities
37:42 Elon Musk Buys Twitter
48:37 Melissa Lucio
57:57 Ketchup or Ranch
1:03:13 Would you rather: 100 years future or past?
1:06:45 A Winner is Named - Sort Of

Around the Halo: Ep 6

Episode 6 of Around the Halo is a fun one! Inspired by the popular show on ESPN, Around the Horn, Around the Halo features four guests who weigh in on topics about sports, pop culture and the news.

Topics for this episode are below!

Hosted by Little Flower Media COO Matt McClure, this episode features Jonathan "Bearded Blevins," CEO of Little Flower Media; Bridget Richardson, Producer with MAX Studios at University of St. Thomas-Houston; Matthew Marcolini, CFO of Little Flower Media; and Elizabeth Santorum Marcolini, wife of Matthew Marcolini, Elizabeth is a mother, entrepreneur, CEO, New York Times Best-Selling Author, works for Labouré Society and is a Beautycounter Executive Director.

Topics
1:18 Introductions
6:17 Rock vs. Smith: A Slap Too Far
15:44 "Epic" Ukraine Donor: Fortnite Leads
30:28 U.S. Politics "House of Cards"?
42:57 Best/Favorite Film Portrayal of Priests
52:53 Extend Universal School Lunches
1:10:22 The Space Race: The New Land Rush
1:20:05 A Winner is Named

Around the Halo: Ep 5

It's time for Episode 5 of Around the Halo. Inspired by the popular show on ESPN, Around the Horn, Around the Halo features four guests who weigh in on topics about sports, pop culture and the news.

Topics for this episode are below!

Hosted by Little Flower Media COO Matt McClure, this episode features Jonathan "Bearded Blevins," CEO of Little Flower Media; Bridget Richardson, Producer with MAX Studios at University of St. Thomas-Houston; Matthew Marcolini, Co-founder of Little Flower Media; and Jackie Francois Angel, Pope St. Paul VI Fellow of Marriage and Family Life at the Word on Fire Institute, a speaker, vlogger, author, singer-songwriter, and homeschooling mom of four.

Topics
1:50 Introductions
4:30 Your March Madness Picks
9:04 St. Patty's Day Cultural Appropriation
7:10 Do Movies Need Theatres?
28:52 How to Make RCIA Improvements
40:46 Dolly Parton - No Rock N' Roll HOF
48:03 Fav Shakespearean Character Pick
53:57 A Winner is Named

Around the Halo: Ep 4

Episode 4 of Around the Halo! Inspired by the popular show on ESPN, Around the Horn, Around the Halo features four guests who weigh in on topics about sports, pop culture and the news.

Topics for this episode are below!

Hosted by Little Flower Media COO Matt McClure, this episode features Jonathan "Bearded Blevins," CEO of Little Flower Media; Matthew Marcolini of Little Flower Media; Bridget Richardson, Producer with MAX Studios at University of St. Thomas-Houston; Fr. Blake Britton, priest in the Diocese of Orlando, Florida, author, and host of the Word On Fire show "God and Gaming."

Topics
1:46 Introductions
4:56 Russia/Ukraine: Observer's Responsibility
14:40 Black History Month: Favorite Advocates
26:23 Ash Wednesday Social Media Posts
33:19 Jurassic Park: CGI Ruins Movies
45:07 Favorite Regional Accents
51:27 A Winner is Named

Around the Halo: Ep 2

Ep 2 of Around the Halo! Inspired by the popular show on ESPN, Around the Horn, Around the Halo features four guests who weigh in on topics about sports, pop culture and the news.

Topics for this episode are below!

Hosted by Little Flower Media COO Matt McClure, this episode features Jonathan "Bearded Blevins," CEO of Little Flower Media; Bridget Richardson, Producer with MAX Studios at University of St. Thomas-Houston; Joel Stepanek, Vice President of Parish Services for Life Teen International, author and speaker; and Jackie Francois Angel, Pope St. Paul VI Fellow of Marriage and Family Life at the Word on Fire Institute, a speaker, vlogger, author, singer-songwriter, and homeschooling mom of four.

Topics
1:20 Introductions
4:53 Super Bowl Predictions
9:01 Adam Schefter and Tom Brady
13:50 Women's Only Workout Area
21:23 WWIII? Russia/Ukraine
31:55 Cancel Spotify
42:11 Favorite Adult Beverage
54:30 Which State has the Weirdest Weather
1:02:00 A Winner is Named

Around the Halo: Ep 1

Welcome to the first episode of Around the Halo! Inspired by the popular show on ESPN, Around the Horn, Around the Halo features four guests who weigh in on topics about sports, pop culture and the news.

Hosted by Little Flower Media COO Matt McClure, this first episode features fantastic guests: Jonathan "Bearded Blevins," CEO of Little Flower Media; Bridget Richardson, Producer with MAX Studios at University of St. Thomas-Houston; Joel Stepanek, Vice President of Parish Services for Life Teen International, author and speaker; and Fr. Blake Britton, priest in the Diocese of Orlando, Florida, author, and host of the Word On Fire show "God and Gaming."

Topics
0:00 Introductions
6:41 Pope Francis Visit Record Store
11:41 Transformation Church Spit Take
17:34 Parish Life - What Would You Change?
24:19 Cowboys - Trash Fans?
32:00 Tennis Exodus - Covid Down Under
41:21 Best State IMO and Why?
46:18 Britney Spears Family Unconditional Love?
55:06 A Winner is Named

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