Friday, December 5, 2008

An idea gone good

This morning, I noticed that Fr Roderick Vonhögen was going to record another episode of The Daily Breakfast. He generally encourages people to join him on uStream as he's recording his podcasts.

Today he wanted to recap his trip to Rome, so when I joined the stream, he was doing his pre-podcast prep, trying to recall his activities while he was there. He went with a couple of other priests, one of whom was defending his Ph.D. thesis at the Pontifical Gregorian University.

He spoke of archaeological digs, St Peter, and his friend's thesis defence. His podcast went on a bit longer than usual, clocks in at just a little over one hour, but to be honest, it barely felt like any time passed by. He was so passionate about what he was talking about, and you can hear it in his voice as he was describing for example, the archaeological digs around Rome. (I do recall having seen some of that myself when I was in Rome several years ago.)

The coolest thing? After he finished recording it, he was wondering what to name the episode. I made two suggestions: Roman Archaeological Digs, and Roman Revelations. Fr Roderick really liked the latter, and so that became the name of his latest episode.


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