Katie Prejean & Tommy McGrady, a young married couple in Louisiana, explore things happening in the culture, talk about their Catholic faith and ways to grow closer to Jesus, all while making references to their two favorite TV shows, "The Office" and "Parks and Recreation." Join them on their back porch as conversational chaos, and a lot of laughs, ensue.
November 7th, 2018 | 53 mins 47 secs
Katie and Tommy unpack the concept of community, namely why we long for community and still often struggle to find it. They explore the marks of a good community: being present, being authentic, being vulnerable, and being unafraid to give fully of yourself with and for others. Ultimately, all experiences of community are a mirror of the communion of the Trinity, which means all community is important, all community is valuable, and if you’ve made it this far, you’ve now read the word community a grand total of eight times.
October 28th, 2018 | Season 2 | 55 mins
Katie & Tommy unpack the concept of competition, especially the ways that unhealthy competition affects the Body of Christ and how we treat one another in the life of the Church, and how a healthy approach to competition can help make us all saints.
October 16th, 2018 | Season 2 | 1 hr 4 mins
Katie and Tommy discuss Halloween & horror films, the culture’s fascination with all things supernatural, the art & importance of dialogue, the way we avoid things that make us uncomfortable and scared, and go into great detail about the Synod on Young People, the Faith, and Vocational Discernment, including some of their hopes and dreams for the gathering.
October 3rd, 2018 | Season 2 | 1 hr 1 min
Katie and Tommy talk about marriage in all its ordinariness, mundaneness, beauty, glory, and grace, while also reminiscing about their engagement, some of their favorite things about each other, and how the ministry of presence is so important in married life.
September 26th, 2018 | Season 2 | 57 mins 9 secs
Katie and Tommy are back for Season 2 with a conversation about TV shows, the Emmy Awards, accompaniment in (and out of) ministry, mom shaming, Ad Orientem Masses (spoiler alert: they like them), and the undeniable fear of being vulnerable.
August 23rd, 2018 | Season 1 | 41 mins 57 secs
Well...we've reached the end. This is the last episode of Season 1 of The Electric Waffle. So the question is: Are you better off after listening to a married couple in Louisiana waffle around topics, big and small?
Don't answer that...Unless the answer is "yes," in which case, please, let us know...
August 23rd, 2018 | Season 1 | 36 mins 43 secs
Katie & Tommy discuss the McCarrick scandal, the Pennsylvania Grand Jury Report, and their reactions to the sex abuse crisis the Church seems to be facing, once again.
August 10th, 2018 | Season 1 | 58 mins 4 secs
Katie & Tommy unpack the summer of ministry, which included events across the U.S. and Canada, giving them each a unique perspective on how we can sometimes fall into the trap of becoming a Church of "mountaintop moments" and forget to walk through the valley with Jesus. Also, they do a lot of Michael Cain impressions.
July 26th, 2018 | Season 1 | 45 mins 32 secs
Katie & Tommy discuss Marian devotion, the significance of Mary in their own lives, and how to more actively engage with Our Lady - the Mother of God, Mother of the Church, and Mother to each of us - and know what she's said.
July 19th, 2018 | Season 1 | 51 mins 10 secs
Katie is an introvert. Tommy is an extrovert. Katie likes to read books in a quiet room. Tommy likes to meet every person at a party. But somehow, even in their remarkable differences (especially when it comes to socializing), they have a lot of the same ideas when it comes to how to make friends, how to be a good friend, and how to discern who in is a good friend to you.
July 12th, 2018 | Season 1 | 48 mins 20 secs
The Litany of Humility is a prayer that will sucker punch you in the gut...and that's precisely why we should probably all be praying it all the time.
July 4th, 2018 | Season 1 | 52 mins 8 secs
When you play the dating game, you either win or you die. At least, that's what it seems like in the current culture, and that's not necessarily always a good thing, especially if you're a faithful Catholic striving for heaven. So what's a guy or girl to do? Katie & Tommy, a young married couple, offer "10 principles of good dating & healthy relationships" to ensure that casual dating is fun & life-giving and that intimate, exclusive romantic relationships are healthy & holy.
June 27th, 2018 | Season 1 | 34 mins 25 secs
balance, busy, donna, family life, getting things done by david allen, half ass, holy, leslie, parks and rec, prayer, ron, tom, treat yo self
Busyness does not equal holiness, and in a culture that seems to value the full calendar over the balanced life, we're all forgetting to "treat yo self" at times.
June 20th, 2018 | Season 1 | 40 mins 41 secs
catholic twitter, catholicism, culture, facebook, faith, instagram, instant messaging, larry david, michael scott, myspace, parks & rec, ron swanson, sims, snapchat, social media, steubenville youth conferences, the office, tom haverford, twitter
Social media is the junk food of the soul, and just like the Big Mac, Chick-Fil-A nuggets, or a big gulp soda, for some reason, we can't seem to stop consuming it. Also, follow us on Twitter @katieprejean.
June 13th, 2018 | Season 1 | 32 mins 29 secs
catholic, catholicism, culture, dwight schrute, faith, family, identity, identity crafting, identity crisis, jim halpert, michael scott, parks & rec, ron swanson, st. irenaeus, the office
Katie & Tommy discuss the identity crisis we all face and ask the question "What really forms our identity?" Spoiler Alert: Jesus.
June 6th, 2018 | Season 1 | 20 mins 33 secs
catholic, catholicism, culture, faith, family, goals, leslie knope, marriage, michael scott, parks and rec, pope francis, ron swanson, the office, threat level midnight, waffles
Katie & Tommy explain why they're doing a podcast, even though the world is kind of already overloaded with podcasts...