Season 2, Episode 0: Welcome Back to Saints for Slackers

Welcome back to the back-by-popular-demand podcast Saints for Slackers Season 2! Join me and my cohost, Jeff Sanchez (my velvety voiced brother!), for the kickoff with Episode 0 here.


Begin at the Beginning: A Brief History of Our Podcast

On Ash Wednesday, February 17, 2021, we blindly entered the world of podcasting by launching Saints for Slackers, a 40-day little-by-little journey for those who couldn’t take one more friggin’ thing (especially amidst a worldwide pandemic). It was our Lenten effort and turned into a big undertaking for us.

We scripted, edited, and produced 42 podcasts which included 37 saint stories over 7 weeks! 

Joined with our sister organization, Red Bird Ministries, we also brought in 18 guest podcasters from various ministries and walks of life, and one musician/Minister to write our theme song. We launched our first 2 lines of podcast original merchandise – the Founders’ Collection and the silly Wannabe saints. And we bookended our podcast with 2 live events

After all that huge effort done over 4 months, we were ready to be done. But then we discovered it was only the beginning. We had built up a gaggle of slacker listeners, and they wanted more!

What Made This Successful?

Must’ve been the Holy Spirit! But who can resist how the saints reveal the glory of God. And we had a great lineup of saints shared by a solid lineup of slackers. We’ve had a couple thousand downloads of our saint podcasts from slackers worldwide ? We have listeners from 28 countries and counting! 

What can we expect in Saints for Slackers Season 2?

For Season 2, there will be a new round of saints, sinners, and storytellers across this journey. Through the beginning of November, every Tuesday and Thursday, we’ll drop a new episode on Spotify, and NOW iTunes also, as well as here, on the blog.

Some podcasts will be funny, some thought-provoking, and some challenging. You’ll hear from us and some special guests once again; but all will bring us back to the ultimate journey of our lives towards Heaven.

Don’t Forget the Merch!

In case you missed it, our shop here is packed with goodies – including 3 lines of podcast related gear. There’s the funny Wannabe Patron Saint Collection in our shop. You can sport a St. Impatience shirt if you too are tired of this crap or get a St. Amnesia shirt for your absent-minded friend. The Wannabes are so fun and a great way to engage in covert catechesis!

We now have new additions to our Founders’ Collection for Season 2 – the water bottle is on my must-buy list! And we’ve just dropped our brand-new Saints Collection – with new apparel, mugs and now stickers based on some of our Season 1 favorite saints. My husband, a mountain man, already told me I must get him the Blessed Giorgio Frassati ‘to the heights’ shirt.

All these sales support our restoration ministry and allow us to bring more media, like this podcast, to people around the world. So we thank you in advance for your generous support!

We can’t wait to hear what you think of Saints for Slackers Season 2. We’ll see you soon, slacker!

About Author

Creative, Entrepreneur & Silly-Heart. Christ has called her to bring the broken to His Sacred Heart. Calls Austin home with her mountain-man husband, Mike, who she loves to travel through life with as well as around the world.

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