Time & The Mystery: Conversations With Mike Mangione
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Musician Mike Mangione sits with other artists and public figures to explore the why behind what they do. Join him in his journey to connect the temporal to the stars, the time to the mystery, the Time and The Mystery.
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T&M 29: Fr. Matt Foley - Priest & Friend of Chris Farley
Oct 13 17
Growing up in the 90s there was no bigger show for me than Saturday Night Live, and no bigger cast member than Chris Farley. When I was a student at Marquette University, I used to imagine fellow alum, Farley, running late for class through the academic yard … as seen in the movie Tommy Boy. Anytime I share my story of touring and living in a van for two years it is almost guaranteed someone wittingly responds, “Was it down by a river?” – a quote from Chris Farley’s iconic motivational speaker character, Matt Foley. I have always felt a strong connection to Chris especially after I heard that he was a practicing Catholic, like myself. I have always related to the very honest and human sweet/troubled reality that Chris lived. Not for any glorified reasons but rather for its honest, hopeful, and redemptive qualities. Chris was not perfect and neither am I. I have always felt like I could relate to him, though never knowing him, somewhat on that level. So when I found out that his SNL character Matt Foley was named after his college rugby buddy turned Catholic priest, Army Chaplin, and Afghanistan veteran, Father Matt Foley – and Fr. Matt lived an hour and a half away from me – I thought, I absolutely have to meet this man and talk about who he is, his friend Chris, their relationship, and their faith. Enjoy Time & The Mystery: Conversations with Father Matt Foley. For more of everything mikemangione.com Support The Show & Be A Patron! For more episodes subscribe on itunes, stitcher or go to www.mikemangione.com/podcast Follow Mike on Twitter/@mikemangione Instagram/@mangionemusic Find him on Facebook and Snapchat/mikemangione1 Intro music provided by The License Lab