About the Podcast


A podcast about the wisdom of faith traditions in leading a good life – for the religious and non-religious alike.  Producer and host Kat Banakis talks to topical experts, every day people, and religious leaders about the questions that matter.

Seed funding for the Holy Holy Podcast was provided by the Louisville Institute, supporting those who lead and study American religious institutions.  



Rev. Kat Banakis is an Episcopal Priest in the diocese of Chicago. She is the author of Bubble Girl: An Irreverent Journey of Faith.   Her work has appeared in The Washington Post and many collections of religious and spiritual writing, including Split Ticket: Independent Faith in a Time of Partisan Politics.  She holds a Master's of Divinity and a Bachelor of Arts in Religious Studies from Yale.


Host and Producer/ Rev. Kat Banakis

Panelist/Mrs. Kiran Ansari

Panelist/ Rev. Julian DeShazier

Panelist/ Rev. Matt Fitzgerald

Panelist / Rabbi Andrea London

Panelist / Imam Malik Mujahid

Panelist/ Rev. Quentin Mumphery

Panelist/ Mrs. Leena Suleiman

Panelist/ Rabbi Max Weiss



Resources by episode

Meandering Path of Careers

Watch/hear Jacoba Urist's address on the Art of the Zigzag

Learn more about Marci Alboher and Encore.org

And our featured artists:



Being Mortal


Being Single

Single By Choice: Why Fewer American Women Are Married Than Ever Before

Living Alone and Liking It. Sometimes.

Readers Respond to the Lonesome Single Men of New York

‘Quirkyalone’ Is Still Alone

Going Solo: The Extraordinary Rise and Surprising Appeal of Living Alone



Information and Resources from the American Cancer Society 

The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer (S. Mukherjee)




Advanced Directive

Powers of Attorney

Debts after Death



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Support Holy Holy Podcast as a patron through Patreon.  It's similar to Kick Starter and other crowd funding options except you support on a per-episode basis (full episode, not including Holier Bits).  There are special rewards for patrons of different levels.  This is a great model to help incentivize production and to be an investor in new content. 


VERY SOON you will be able to make tax-deductible donations to Holy Holy Podcast through the Chicago Sunday Evening Club website. Details to follow in a special announcement.

Kat. Max Weiss, Matt Fitzgerald, Kiran Ansari

Kat. Max Weiss, Matt Fitzgerald, Kiran Ansari