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Holy Cannoli

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This is Holy Cannoli. This podcast is all about MAKING SENSE OF life, who we are and why we’re here. Life is Sacred and life is strange. We can experience The Divine, HOLY, transcendent in the most random ways, random locations and through the most random people. This podcast is about you, it's about me, it's about film and TV, it's our world. It’s about God. It's about finding the sacred in the strange. Subscribe and settle in for a listen every Monday Hosted by Bay Area husband and wife Tony and Wendy Gapastione with special guests.

This is Holy Cannoli. This podcast is all about MAKING SENSE OF life, who we are and why we’re here. Life is Sacred and life is strange. We can experience The Divine, HOLY, transcendent in the most random ways, random locations and through the most random people. This podcast is about you, it's about me, it's about film and TV, it's our world. It’s about God. It's about finding the sacred in the strange. Subscribe and settle in for a listen every Monday Hosted by Bay Area husband and wife Tony and Wendy Gapastione with special guests.
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This is Holy Cannoli. This podcast is all about MAKING SENSE OF life, who we are and why we’re here. Life is Sacred and life is strange. We can experience The Divine, HOLY, transcendent in the most random ways, random locations and through the most random people. This podcast is about you, it's about me, it's about film and TV, it's our world. It’s about God. It's about finding the sacred in the strange. Subscribe and settle in for a listen every Monday Hosted by Bay Area husband and wife Tony and Wendy Gapastione with special guests.

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English


Episodes

29: The BraveMaker crossover episode

12/18/2018
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Hope you love film! In this podcast you'll get a sneak peak of a whole new podcast where we interview creators and talk about film and all things creative! Become a supporter of this podcast: https://anchor.fm/holycannoli/support https://www.pocketcasts.com/

Duration:01:23:22

28: Let the immigrants rise. Interview with Estefania Hermosillo

12/10/2018
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Estefania Hermosillo has her own immigrant story. With a 4.1 GPA in high school she had high hopes of going to a University in California but she was told (by a misinformed guidance counselor) that she wouldn't be eligible for scholarships because she was an undocumented immigrant. So she didn't apply and went to community college... but she soon learned information that would change her life and the lives of many others in which she now supports. This is her story and thousands of others...

Duration:00:48:16

27: Native American, Advocate and surrogate: Corrine Oestreich

12/3/2018
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Corinne is a proud Native American advocating and educating anyone who will listen. She speaks, she writes and she also carries babies...in her womb...for other people...because she's a surrogate mother. Just in time for the Christmas season listen to the story of a woman giving birth for the benefit of others. Corinne is occupied Muwekma Ohlone Territory Oglala/Mohawk/Swiss/Indo, Phenomenally Indigenous, and writer for Powwows.com. Founder of Buffalo Project. Find out more on her Instagram...

Duration:00:49:12

26: It's the most wonderful time (for SEASON 2) of the year

11/26/2018
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If you have a STRANGE/SACRED holiday STORY to share email: podcast@bravemaker.com or shoot us a message on the Facebook page and we'll put it to music and/or Tony will dramatically re-enact it on the podcast. https://www.facebook.com/holycannolipodcast/ Remember us for your GIVING TUESDAY donations and end of year tax deductible contributions https://www.bravemaker.com/donate Wendy recommends podcaster Jen Hatmaker's "favorite things" if you want ideas for good gifts that are ethically...

Duration:00:25:53

25: Laura Turner is making friends with Anxiety

11/19/2018
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She's known as many things. Writer, wife, new mom...but in some circles she's known as a "christian culture enthusiast" . Laura Turner made her way in the world as a pastor's kid and somehow survived. Her parents are John and Nancy Ortberg and she is the oldest child of three. She's faced crippling anxiety most of her life which has become a major cornerstone to her writing. She endeavors to make the often shameful and secretive pains we hide, like the difficult journey to motherhood,...

Duration:01:09:45

24: Q+A with Tony + Wendy

11/12/2018
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You asked. We answered and we didn't hold back. This episode includes Game of Throne spoilers, potty talk and TMI about Tony's most embarrassing moment. Sorry. Send your complaints to podcast@bravemaker.com Adult language advisory. Become a supporter of this podcast: https://anchor.fm/holycannoli/support https://www.pocketcasts.com/

Duration:01:05:15

23: GIVE US THAT BREAD (Tony Speaks)

11/5/2018
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Jesus taught his disciples to pray: Give us this day our DAILY BREAD. What if it meant more than just asking God for our needs and waiting for provision to fall from the sky? What if it included asking and seeking provision from each other? Think about it and give us your thoughts on the Facebook page. https://www.facebook.com/holycannolipodcast Also---apologies in advance--Tony sings on this episode...and he sings CHER ...but it's Jack from Will and Grace's fault. Listen for the story. If...

Duration:00:40:55

22: Anjelah Johnson is MORE THAN funny

10/29/2018
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She's known as a comedienne who makes people laugh but she has a heart for justice and truth...and wants you to know there are TWO THINGS YOU SHOULD NEVER DO if you meet her at one of her shows. So watch out or she will CUT you...but she LOVES Jesus so it's all good. Follow her on her socials https://twitter.com/anjelahjohnson https://www.instagram.com/anjelahjohnson/ Get tickets to her shows & check out her tour and swag here: http://anjelah.com/ Watch NEIGHBOR on Amazon and see Anjelah in...

Duration:00:49:17

21: Another Christian Coming Out story with Jerron Hess

10/22/2018
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Good friend of Matt Nightingale---Jerron Hess tells his story of growing up in a small German Baptist Community that sought to steer clear of any influence from the world in order to preserve their faith and christian community. He realized he needed to come out with his sexuality, leave the community, and step out into the world to both find and accept himself. He's quite the creative artist and tells a compelling narrative of his coming out experience that reminds us how life is both...

Duration:01:07:05

20: 5 Questions about Homosexuality with Matt Nighingale

10/15/2018
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Friend of the podcast MATT NIGHTINGALE (Ep 9 & 10) received a lot of feedback and questions from his story. He gracefully responded to one earnest podcast listener's inquiries with a personal audio recording and gave us permission to share it here! Here are the 5: 1) Is homosexuality a sin? How do we know? 2) Can we share some resources? 3) Since it appears that God's design is heterosexuality (penises and vaginas, babies, etc.), how is homosexuality OK? 4) How can an ally be an ally without...

Duration:00:33:33

19: More thoughts on suicide & social media aggression with Tony & Wendy

10/8/2018
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The whole conversation started when Wendy asked me (Tony) why I post certain things on social media and we ended up just talking and recording the whole thing as a podcast! In addition we had a great time digesting this week's craziness in our country (Supreme Court nomination) as well as responding to last week's episode 18 on suicide. Become a supporter of this podcast: https://anchor.fm/holycannoli/support https://www.pocketcasts.com/

Duration:00:41:42

18: The Color of Grief with Kristin Eberwein

10/1/2018
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A brave, in-depth and honest discussion with a mother who lost her son to suicide in the same year her husband suffered through cancer yet found hope through the most unthinkable journey of pain. Great tips about how to understand grief as well as insight for parents who care for children with depression and/or mental illness. Listeners should be advised: This discussion may trigger strong emotions. Become a supporter of this podcast: https://anchor.fm/holycannoli/support...

Duration:01:17:52

17: From Criminal Record to Stanford Grad with Gabe Lomeli

9/24/2018
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Gabe grew up in Stockton and was the first of his family to go to college. He had his heart set on a certain destiny but his plans were changed when we found himself arrested and sitting in jail for a week, an event that heaped shame upon his life. That criminal record attached to his name prevented him from getting the job he always wanted. Instead he went on a strange journey that brought him many sacred experiences (including crying in his car) that eventually gave him a tassel from...

Duration:01:07:01

16: Everyone's flawed. Admit it, get over it, talk about it.

9/17/2018
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Filmmakers Sean McCarthy & Elizabeth Mitchell created an award winning digital series on iTunes & Amazon called DOUCHEHOLICS. Can you find HOLY MOMENTS in raunchy comedy and jokes about male anatomy? Listen to find out. We had lots of deep discussions about life, guilt, storytelling, male anatomy, films, and male anatomy. Yes, lots of crotch talk. Sorry?! Needless to say, this episode has lots of ADULT LANGUAGE not for sensitive or young ears. Find them on Instagram:...

Duration:01:01:36

15: Do we truly see? Can we hear? What are we missing?

9/10/2018
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Tony shares a message he gave with a local Bay Area church on hearing and seeing God..in the strangest most unexpected ways through content that we might dismiss as being uncomfortable or inappropriate. What is God saying to us through TV shows like THE HAND MAID'S TALE? or Recent films like SORRY TO BOTHER YOU or BLINDPSPOTTING. Sometimes many of us judge pop-culture for all it's raunchiness but if we are willing (and can handle it) we just might encounter truth that could change our...

Duration:00:50:30

14: Conflict is necessary, get better w/ Michelle Vilchez

9/3/2018
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Michelle Vilchez is the executive director of the Peninsula Conflict Resolution Center in the Bay Area. She's passionate about creating empathetic communities and helping humans get better at conflict, take responsibilities for their emotions, and improve their abilities to resolve conflict better by learning to listen, ask questions, make observations and be aware of one's tone of voice and body language. She speaks all across the country building bridges where there are divisions in faith...

Duration:01:14:55

13: Does the Bible disagree with itself? w/ Dr. Daniel Kirk

8/27/2018
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The Bible must be the most debated text of all time. What does it really mean? What is story? What is commandment? What is poetic license and what is history? In episode 13 Tony talks with his former seminary professor DR. DANIEL KIRK about how we can read the Bible better. Blog Tony wrote on getting a C https://tonys2cents.blogspot.com/2009/05/average-theologian.html Article from Luke Timothy Johnson https://www.commonwealmagazine.org/homosexuality-church-0 Want to support the work of this...

Duration:01:17:52

12: God+Suicide+Adoption+Hope=Part 2 with Tony's mom Robin

8/20/2018
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Part 2 of the conversation with Tony's mom, Robin. **Warning** This conversation contains strong words and discussion about suicide. October 14th, 2012 Tony's grandma took her own life. In this episode Robin discusses and processes the grief of losing her mom and how beauty came from dark times. Robin also shares about fostering and adopting kids and how she came to hear God's voice and let Jesus out of her proverbial closet. Become a supporter of this podcast:...

Duration:00:54:38

11: God speaks in strange places (w/ Tony's mom: Robin)

8/13/2018
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We all hear voices. We hear our own negative voices in our head, sometimes they come from loved ones or we hear demeaning put-downs at school and at work...but when/if we listen..we'll hear the gentle, loving and compassionate voice of God that woos us and tells us who we really are. Usually it's simple words like, "I love you," or "I am here." Sometimes it's one word. "RUN!!" Stay tuned to hear Tony's mom, Robin, share her story of finding herself in an unwanted pregnancy, healing from the...

Duration:00:31:34

10: God is Good & I am gay (part 2) with Matt Nightingale

8/6/2018
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In episode 10 Matt continues to share this story, accepting himself as gay and loved by God. In this episode he shares about learning to have conversations with others who push back, encouraging others to re-look at what they've been taught in the scriptures or been told through the church and honestly shares about the pain & heartache in his journey. Justin Lee's book: Torn https://www.amazon.com/Torn-Rescuing-Gospel-Gays-vs-Christians-Debate-ebook/dp/B0076DFG5S Matt's national anthem...

Duration:00:47:19