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People are good. You might not think that if you listen to traditional news, but that's a lie. Everyday heroes and saints live among us and my goal is to introduce them to you.We are inspired by the words of Mother Teresa, "Do something beautiful for God. Do it with your life. Do it every day. Do it in your own way. But do it!” Leah Darrow, former model and contestant on America's Next Top Model, draws on her experience in the beauty industry to expose the lies we are told about our worth being tied to our appearance and instead invites us to look again at the real meaning of beauty in service to mankind.

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People are good. You might not think that if you listen to traditional news, but that's a lie. Everyday heroes and saints live among us and my goal is to introduce them to you.We are inspired by the words of Mother Teresa, "Do something beautiful for God. Do it with your life. Do it every day. Do it in your own way. But do it!” Leah Darrow, former model and contestant on America's Next Top Model, draws on her experience in the beauty industry to expose the lies we are told about our worth being tied to our appearance and instead invites us to look again at the real meaning of beauty in service to mankind.

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Clare Travis

By clare Travis - Aug 09 2019
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Such an awesome podcast! Thank you Leah for your witness and for using your gift for Christ.

Nate’s review

By Nate Nobile - May 01 2019
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A good podcast for Catholics to “go to their happy place”

iTunes Ratings

912 Ratings
Average Ratings
866
29
7
4
6

Clare Travis

By clare Travis - Aug 09 2019
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Such an awesome podcast! Thank you Leah for your witness and for using your gift for Christ.

Nate’s review

By Nate Nobile - May 01 2019
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A good podcast for Catholics to “go to their happy place”

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Do Something Beautiful

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People are good. You might not think that if you listen to traditional news, but that's a lie. Everyday heroes and saints live among us and my goal is to introduce them to you.We are inspired by the words of Mother Teresa, "Do something beautiful for God. Do it with your life. Do it every day. Do it in your own way. But do it!” Leah Darrow, former model and contestant on America's Next Top Model, draws on her experience in the beauty industry to expose the lies we are told about our worth being tied to our appearance and instead invites us to look again at the real meaning of beauty in service to mankind.

Rank #1: 40: Dating Stories

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In light of Valentines Day, I decided to do a podcast on the funny and unforgettable moments of dating. I am joined by Christina Jaloway, Sarah Swafford, Lisa Cotter, Jackie Francois Angel and our lone male contributor, Chris Stefanick. We share with you our dating stories, the ones that left us running for the hills and those that left us with some pretty big life lessons - we hope you enjoy them and laugh with (or at) us. My guests, as usual, are amazing and have given us, throughout this podcast episode, so many good resources, so here you go. You're welcome. ;) BOOKS: Forever: A Catholic Devotional For Your Marriage by Jackie & Bobby Angel (https://www.amazon.com/Forever-Catholic-Devotional-Your-Marriage/dp/0819827436/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1518465190&sr=8-1&keywords=forever+a+catholic+devotional+for+your+marriage) Emotional Virtue by Sarah Swafford (http://emotionalvirtue.bigcartel.com/product/emotional-virtue-signed-hardback) Dating Detox: 40 Days of Perfecting Love In An Imperfect World by Lisa & Kevin Cotter (https://www.amazon.com/Dating-Detox-Perfecting-Imperfect-World/dp/099720379X/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1518465249&sr=1-1&keywords=dating+detox) The Other Side of Beauty:Embracing God's Vision of Love and True Worth by yours truly (Leah Darrow) (https://www.amazon.com/Other-Side-Beauty-Embracing-Vision/dp/0718090667/ref=pd_bxgy_14_img_2?_encoding=UTF8&pd_rd_i=0718090667&pd_rd_r=9GQKD61CWMP2A56RW25W&pd_rd_w=HI1bH&pd_rd_wg=g3za9&psc=1&refRID=9GQKD61CWMP2A56RW25W) BLOGS: The Natural Progression  by Sarah Swafford What Not To Say To Your Single Friends by Christina Jalloway Stop Guarding Your Heart And Start Paying Attention To Reality by Christina Jalloway Websites: Jackie Angel: www.jackieandbobby.com Sarah Swafford: www.emotionalvirtue.com Lisa Cotter: www.madetomagnify.com Christina Jaloway: www.theevangelista.com Chris Stefanick: www.reallifecatholic.com

Feb 14 2018

1hr 54mins

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Rank #2: 50: How to Fight the Inner Critic

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Julia Marie Hogan is a licensed therapist and author of the new book on self care, It's Okay To Start With You. Julia shares what it's like to be a therapist, her new book and what self care is and isn't, and how to fight the inner critic as a part of self care. You can connect with Julia Hogan on Instagram (@juliahoganlcpc) or on her website https://www.juliamariehogan.com/

Jun 25 2018

48mins

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Rank #3: 27: A Forever Kind Of Love: Jackie & Bobby Angel

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We all want a "forever-kind-of-love". A love that will last and lead us to the origin of love: God. Jackie and Bobby share with us their new marriage devotional, Forever, that helps single and married alike prepare or engage more deeply in the calling to be a total gift to another. Jackie and Bobby share a variety of stories from their single-to-dating-to-married life that make this episode hilarious, honest and thought-provoking. You can grab your own copy of, Forever: A Catholic Devotional for Your Marriage, by clicking here: https://www.amazon.com/Forever-Catholic-Devotional-Your-Marriage/dp/0819827436/ref=sr_1_fkmr0_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1504032932&sr=8-1-fkmr0&keywords=forever+jackie+and+bobby To bring Jackie and/or Bobby Angel to speak at your event or to keep up with their great blogging, visit them here: www.jackieandbobby.com

Aug 29 2017

1hr 9mins

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Rank #4: 62: Beyond LGBT

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Anna Carter is one fabulous and brave soul!

Her ministry work has helped those struggling with same-sex desires and helps the universal Church in how we can approach this pressing subject with love, compassion, and truth.

In our conversation, we discuss Anna's experience with same-sex attraction, healthy friendships, accountability, and so much more!

Anna is the founder of Eden Invitation, an evangelistic outreach for Christians with same-sex attraction. Check it out HERE

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Jan 07 2019

59mins

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Rank #5: 18: Fr. Mike Schmitz is back for Round 2!

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We continue our conversation with Fr. Mike Schmitz and he reveals what type of comic superhero AND what character on The Office he'd be. And don't worry, he doesn't choose the Hulk or Toby. 

May 08 2017

1hr 1min

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Rank #6: 33: The Other Side of Beauty

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I am beyond excited to share with you the FIRST listen to chapter one of my new book, The Other Side of Beauty. 1. You can pre-order The Other Side of Beauty at Amazon, www.LeahDarrow.com, or www.TheOtherSideOfBeauty.com 2. Enter your receipt number at The Other Side of Beauty to claim your FREE exclusive gifts for pre-ordering! I would love to hear your feedback from this episode at podcast@leahdarrow.com. 

Oct 27 2017

32mins

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Rank #7: 8: The Beauty of Surrendering

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Being friends with a nun is always fun, especially when it's Sr. Miriam James. We talk about the beauty of surrendering. Sr. Miriam shares how to encounter a daily surrender to Christ and to be loved as we are. Season 1, Episode 8

Jan 02 2017

39mins

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Rank #8: 70: Marriage: There's No Blueprint (with Chris and Linda Padgett)

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The ever-hilarious Chris and Linda Padgett bring their unique blend of sincerity and comedy to the topic of marriage when they talk to Leah Darrow. They share their desire that marriage be a place for a couple to thrive, and their advice (or non-advice?) on how to become the person you want to be.

They also say really nice things about each other, so that's pretty great!

See more of what the Padgetts are up to at Catholicfam.org and Linda360.com, and the Happy Place Homestead.

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Jul 01 2019

1hr 11mins

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Rank #9: 54: This Is Us (answering your questions)

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We continue Season 6 of This is Us with a fun Q&A session answering your questions.

In Episode 2, Ricky and I take turns asking each other YOUR questions from my Insta post. We mostly agreed on them, but ya know, marriage. 😉

Once you've had a chance to listen, head on over to the blog and join us in the comments.

Enjoy!

P.S. We have only two more episodes in Season 6, and so, if you have any other topics or questions you want us to address, leave a comment here ---> https://leahdarrow.com/podcast/2447/

Oct 09 2018

59mins

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Rank #10: 39: "Don't Call Me Gay. Call Me Catholic" - An Interview with Avera Maria Santo

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Avera Maria Santo is a 21-year-old Alabama native and part time college student. When she's not in school, she's working on her blog titled Inside My Holy of Holies, where she writes about her life as a practicing Catholic living a chaste life with same-sex attractions. ​In this conversation, we talk about her struggle of same-sex attraction and its connection to her Catholic faith, along with her blog post (that went viral) addressing Fr. James Martin. Feel free to check it out after listening here: http://bit.ly/2DzKAL0 You can connect with Avera Maria Santo here: http://bit.ly/2BY3Mli *Dutifully so, it should be noted that this topic needs MUCH MORE unpacking than just one interview. Please know that Leah Darrow and the DSB Podcast in no way are attempting to simplify this topic to one, one hour, convo. That is plain ridiculous. This is just a start, an attempt to talk about topics that are challenging in the face of faith and culture. We welcome your charitable thoughts and comments. ​

Dec 30 2017

1hr 3mins

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Rank #11: 53: This is Us –Leah & Ricky

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A miracle has happened! Ricky, Leah's husband, has agreed to finally be on the podcast. This episode answers Leah's MOST asked question on social media and in person: HOW DID YOU MEET YOUR HUSBAND? And so, without further ado, here's your answer! 

Sep 24 2018

1hr 11mins

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Rank #12: 17: Batman or Priest: A convo with Fr Mike Schmitz

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His dream was to be a Green Beret or Batman. Instead, he's a Priest. And the world is all the better for it. 

Apr 30 2017

35mins

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Rank #13: 7: The Beauty of Empty

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How empty are you? Father O'Loughlin and I talk about the beauty of being empty so that God can enter. Season 1, Episode 7

Dec 22 2016

40mins

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Rank #14: 23: Is There Faith in Fashion?

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Lisa Cotter, podcast host of How-To Catholic, interviews yours truly for a conversation on fashion. The convo was so much fun, I am reposting for your listening pleasure. Lisa and I go way beyond what colors are in and the newest trends, and dive deep into the faith of fashion. 

Jul 10 2017

46mins

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Rank #15: 65: When God Wrecks Your Romance

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Amanda Vernon shares how God can wreck your romance and plans, but it all still turns out, not just "good", but even better than you could imagine.

Amanda and Matt had BIG crushes on each other, and dare I say were "in love" and sincerely loved the Lord. ENTER IN: God's wrecking ball. Disaster strikes, and Amanda and Matt have to figure out what God is asking of them and their vocations (yes, that crazy V word).

Follow Amanda here and connect with her here.

Grab her book for yourself or someone you love, or someone you hope God wrecks their romance HERE. 😬👊🏻🤷🏻‍♀️👍🏻

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Get yourself on the waitlist to find out when registration re-opens! 

Mar 26 2019

32mins

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Rank #16: 64: How to Make a Priest Your BFF (Fr. Nathan Goebel)

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This podcast episode is from the LIVE broadcast from SEEK 2019 conference in Indianapolis. I interview the wild and crazy Priest, Fr. Nathan Goebel, host from Catholic Stuff You Should Know podcast.

WHAT WE DISCUSSED:
This convo is all over the place ... we talk about mullets, birthdays, friendship (I try to make him my BFF) and how we can use humor to connect or replace connections with people. We go deep and then we go back to poking fun at each other.

WHAT I LOVED ABOUT IT:
Fr. Nathan is a brilliant man. His humor can disarm you and make you feel at ease...but he has a heart of gold, and is always concerned about how he can help the other know and experience the Father's love.

LUX UNIVERSITY registration is open from Feb. 28-March 6! Find out more about this exclusive membership site for Catholic women who want to grow in Faith and Sisterhood.

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Mar 01 2019

1hr 10mins

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Rank #17: 35: How To Quit The Emotional Roller Coaster of Dating

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With an increase of catfishing, phantom dating, dating that lasts for years and years, or dating without a purpose, Sarah offers real advice that will help you get off the emoti-coaster (emotional roller coaster) of dating and enter into a healthy relationship. Sarah Swafford, author of Emotional Virtue and relationship guru, defines for us emotional chastity and why it's so crazy important for us to know and implement it in our lives. 

Nov 21 2017

59mins

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Rank #18: 63: Disney Princesses: Drawing the Bigger Picture

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Fabiola Garza is one AMAZING artist, who landed her childhood dream job. Fabi is a Character Artist for...*drumroll please*... DISNEY!

In this episode, we hash out the highs and lows of Disney princesses, and what they REALLY teach us. If you love Disney, this is one fairytale episode you won't want to miss! 

Keep up with Fabi on Instagram here, and on her website: here!
And be sure to check out Fabiola's book: "The Story of Saint John Paul II"!  Seriously...I enjoy this book just as much as my kids!

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Jan 14 2019

41mins

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Rank #19: 28: Ditching the Catch-Up Game

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Christina Jaloway, more commonly known as, "The Evangelista", speaks with authority on how destructive playing the catch-up game can be and how to free ourselves from it. Christina is honest, vulnerable, and doesn't pull any punches when it comes to what she would tell her former self about dating and surrendering to her vocation. You can connect with Christina at www.theevangelista.com or at Spoken Bride www.spokenbride.com

Sep 11 2017

1hr 9mins

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Rank #20: 6: Oh, Motherhood

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Jackie Francois Angel is my cohost and we are talking motherhood, prayer life, and what you do when your child pees in Church. Season 1, Episode 6

Dec 05 2016

41mins

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