Reviews by subscribers to The Catholic Hack! podcast feed on iTunes:
It is refreshing to hear a no-nonsense practical Catholic podcast that has real substance and a captivating delivery. Joe is real and there isn’t much more to it than that.
Brothers and Sisters,
There are many good podcasters out there to listen to. A few, in my opinion, come across as self serving with a focus on the “me”! Most that I have listened to, are very genuine, informative and inspired. Only a handful can I say are truly “anointed!” The Catholic Hack, Joe McClane, is one of them!
Having 25 years of ministry involvement, printing devotionals, (One Bread, One Body) working primarily for and with pro-life Ministries, and doing public speaking myself, I am not one to readily endorse, or promote someone, because it is the “cool” thing to do, or they may be popular in some circles, or they have a nice webpage. I honestly think we do others a disservice if we are anything but totally honest. Now please, I also do not believe in leaving negative comments and discouraging someone either!!Joe is a humble and selfless servant of Christ! His ability to articulate Church Teaching and share the Scriptures, is a gift! More than being “qualified” the HACK is “callified”! Anyone who would go to the extreme of “parking lot” podcasting, do so much with so little in the way of equipment, yet reach so many with truth, well, enough said!God Bless you, Joe, and all that you are doing to spread the “Good News”!
In Christ, Jerry Kohlbrand
Aka Bro Jer
Joe calls himself the “donkey that Jesus rides on”, but far from being a donkey or a hack, his podcast is informative and inspiring.
Thanks for this podcast Joe! Provides a challege to our Catholic Faith, but is not done in a “preachy” or gulity way. LOVE THIS PODCAST! Joe is very Authentic in his faith and his podcasting.
I started listening to Catholic podcasts about 3 months ago and this is one of my favorites.
It was nice to get your latest podcast into my itunes feed. I enjoy your format and exegesis of Sacred Scripture.
God blees your work.
Pax et bonum
I love listening to Joe’s podcast. His passion for God is evident in everything he does. His talks are powerful and full of emotion. Listening to him ignites the flame within and I just want to drop to my knees and pray. Thanks Joe for helping us enrich our lives.
This is an awesome podcast!! Joe, a regular guy, really can relate to me and I am sure to other regular guys.
Joe, keep up the good work!!ThanksGod Bless you Joe!!
Go Joe! Keep up the great podcasts Thanks and God Bless you!
Joe is On Fire for Christ! He has found his calling to evangelize through New Media. Lots of energy, passion and always true to the Church. Can’t pass up this podcast.
A great podcast run by a Christian layman. Mr. McClane has succeed in aiding with my own Christian’s spritual growth.
Joe has a fire for his faith. I suggest you give him a listen as he has been there and back….
This is a great and excellent podcast from a Catholic point of view. Joe McLane is truly an “ardent faithful Catholic!”.
not really catholic
This is mainly a U.S. pro-republican minded podast-not very catholic at all. Catholicism is so much more- it includes many spectrums- as Latino who leans very much to the Left, I find no conradictions between in this to practicing catholicism. To have a podcast overtly say you cannot vote for Obama, is not very catholic at all. Many arguments could be cast to the other side as well-unjustified war, torture, greed- did Bush do anything for abortions, would have McCain-I think they were too busy wanting war…
Imperial Yankee views will not sit well with the foundation that Jesus laid..
Does a great job. Moves along nicely. Stays on point.
This is one of my favorite podcasts, along with the Catholic Underground. Keep up the good work Joe.
keep up the great work, Mr. McClane!
One of My Favorite Podcasts
Joe McClane, through his Catholic Hack show and website, is doing incredible work to support the Church and to reach out to those looking to know more about Catholicism. His interviews are insightful and interesting – Joe always asks the questions I want to have answered. His boundless faith is obvious in his empassioned approach to apologetics. Great podcast – one of my favorites!
Very political, rightwing and uncharitable. Ugly. I could not listen.
This podcast is a great challenge to men to become men the way God made us, to lead, protect and provide. The language is simple, but profound . . . just what men need and understand. May this become a movement for the 21st Century. Amen!
Joe, thanks for your podcasts. I always learn something new from you and your guests. You’re one of the podcasts that I listen to on a regular basis. God bless you and keep hackin’ away at the evil one.David
Another great interview. Thanks Joe for interviewing Mickey Addison. All men not just Catholic should give this your interview with Mickey a listen. Keep them coming.
Solid Content well presented
I absolutely love your show. I not only learn a lot but have fun doing it. Keep up the great podcasting!
The Catholic Hack! podcast is great! It combines interesting content with great production values for an enjoyable listen. It’s perfect for Catholics and those interested in the Catholic church alike. The content is presented in an easy to understand manner. Thanks, Joe!
The Catholic Hack is the best Catholic podcast out there. Joe is inspiring, educational and entertaining. He combines Holy Scripture with sound church doctrine.
He has inspired me to be the man Jesus has called me to be. Give this podcast a try! You will be blessed!
Joe McClane pulls out all the stops in sharing his faith. He interviews men and women who share his faith and shares whatever is on his heart. I really enjoy listening to this podcast.
The Catholic Hack is entertaining, informative and life changing! His guests are knowledgeable and his questioning is on target. God Bless!
I’m a new listener to Catholic Hack and I really recommend it. Great to hear such enthusiasm and love for the Church. Keep up the good work!
You were the first podcast I loaded onto my iPod. Any you are still on there. Your podcast really is plugged in to where men are today in this world. You and your guests help shine the light on where men in this world SHOULD be. Very motivating! I am looking for a new parish now, but once I get settled I am planning on starting a bible study or men’s group – thanks to you. Take care.
I haven’t listened to the show (or many other podcasts) in quite a while. I’ve allowed life to take up all of my time—-I’m glad to be listening again! It’s as wonderful as ever. Thanks Joe!
Joe McClane’s energy for his faith is so inspiring. He is wonderful to listen to and offers great explanation for questions we may face as Catholics in today’s world.
This podcast sparked my interest in my faith, as I’m sure it has done for others. It is wonderful that Joe can be so informative and also keep you on the edge of your seat. The Church is where I belong and Joe can be credited for guiding me back. What a wonderful gift Catholics have been given through Joe. Keep up the good work and I’ll keep my Bible ready.Love & Prayers,
Joe is God sent. His ministry is amazing. Joe has the ability to connect with fellow Catholics through the use of podcasting in such a way that it is uncanny. If you are thinking about subscribing I recommend it, you will not be disappointed.
As a software programmer and catholic, your Episode 62 podcast on the Catholic New Media touched me and got me thinking how I might be able to use my talent to help spread the word of our rich and beautiful faith. Thanks!!!
Joe,Love the new format! Dive deeper with your Faith & have fun at the CNMC!!Mark the Autism Dad
The Catholic Hack is an awesome podcast. Such a wide variety of topics and some great guests and interviews. I’ve learned so much about my Catholic faith, and I’m inspired every time I listen to a new episode. Thanks, Joe! Keep it up!
Great podcast that will inspire and strengthen you in your Catholic faith. Joe is easy to listen to and ‘dives deep’ into scripture, and has great interviews. Highly recommend this podcast!
I found this show a few weeks back and have been listening to it since. Joe has a passion for teaching his faith, and a knack for doing it well.I love to listen to him discuss matters of Catholicism, because he do it in a way that anyone can understand.This is my favorite Catholic podcast.
Joe is on fire with the Holy Spirit and, as though on the road to Emmaus, I can hear the voice of Jesus speaking through Joe. I feel blessed to have found such a wonderful and enriching podcast to help me on my faith journey. + Dear God, please bless Joe with continued inspiration by your Holy Spirit so he may produce many more instructional and inspirational podcasts. Amen. +
Informative and Though Provoking
I really enjoy this podcast. My wife and I are considering the Catholic faith, and have been visiting a local priest on a weekly basis. This podcast has been a great help in understanding the Catholic faith. It is great to know there are “Evangelical Catholics” out there who passionate about their personal relationship with God, and who can articulate the reasons why they have chosen to embrace the Catholic Church’s teachings. Sometimes I don’t agree with everything that is said, but that is beside the point. This is an informative, interesting podcast that I recommend to anyone who would like to know more about Catholicism.
I am also a HACK. Convert to the catholic faith, happily married, father of 4 wonderful daughters. This podcast really hits home with many topics that are of interest to me. If you subscribe, you will also enjoy!
LOVE IT, LOVE YOU, LOVE WHAT YOUR DOING! Accurate Biblical reference(s), context, and connections. Suberb speaker! Insperational…great pitch, tone, speed. Want more!
I really enjoy this excellent podcast. Catholics everywhere should listen to this. Thanks.
Just had the opportunity to listen to Joe’s 51st episode the Rosary Army part two. This program is proof positive that Our Father does exist. Through the talents of Joe, Greg and Jennifer to pointing the way his message is heard. The result is that we undergo a deeper understanding of Gods plan. With this understanding we strengthen the bond of the new and everlasting covenant.
This podcast has been soooo helpful to me on my journey into the Catholic faith!! I am just beginning to embark on this wonderful journey and the Hack has given me tons of food for thought. Thanks again for all that you do Joe and I highly recommend everyone subcribe!!! God bless and keep you.
This is a great podcast. I just found it and I have learned so much from it. I love it. Keep up the good work.
What a fabulous way to awaken the Holy Spirit in us all. This pod cast really makes you think in ways you never have before about scripture and ritual. Joe is intriguing and thought provoking. He is on fire with his love and it is truly contagious. Thank you for your service and inspiration to DIVE DEEP!!
The podcast is wonderful. It is insightful and informative. Every episode you will learn something new or something you forgot. The interviews are great. Nothing like podcasting in a parkinglot.
What can I say, I have been praying for a solid influence that could help me in my life, and I saw your podcast and decided right then to subscribe to it. I haven’t looked back since. I had been wavering for a while about my faith until just recently. I was given the opportunity to go to a conference and the Holy Spirit was ignited in me. I needed more information to listen to and that is when I found your podcast on Itunes. I listen to it when I can, which with four kids, my wife, and being in school, their isn’t a whole lot of time for myself, but I make sure that I have the time to listen everyday. Thank you for your ministry, it really is an inspirational tool for me to use in my walk of faith.Thank you again,Matthew Martin
I have been listening for about a month. Joe is great! His sincerity and zeal comes right through the podcast! I have been inspired by his interviews. Keep up the great work!
What a wonderful podcast. You are both knowledgeable and sincere. You speak from the heart with a true passion for what you do. Keep up the good work. Keep helping me get closer to the father.
Full of great interviews, wisdom, and a real personality. If you don’t want a stuffy answer but want to hear the truth give Joe a listen. You won’t be disappointed.
This guy is passionate about his faith and I hope it’s an inspiration to everyone that listens. Offer up your prayers for Mr. McClane that he can continue in this ministry. We can all benefit and be insired. Keep up the good work!
Excellent opportunity for us to learn more about the Catholic faith as well as hear from Catholics living the Great Commission.
I always rewind the intro and replay Fr Stan Fortuna – School of the Eucharist! again…and again
This guy is on fire!As iron sharpens iron, I feel challenged by Joe to apply my faith to my life, to not be lukewarm. Joe shares intimate details of his life and gets his keynote speakers to do the same … with just enough scripture, Church doctrine, and historical information.Even more inspiring, this is a bootstrap venture by a true evangelist. Joe started this on a shoestring budget, during his lunch hour, using his own equipment … a true hack. As we see the pieces of Joe’s life fall into place, and he assumes the role he’s unwittingly been preparing for, one has to ask … what should I be doing with my life?One should listen to this podcast, for starters.
Congrats on the new job from a new listener. Great podcasts.
Even if it is recorded in a parking lot during lunch break, the Catholic Hack is one of the most informative apologetics shows on the internet.
What a remarkable young man to have such a grasp on our Catholic faith. I enjoy listening to this particular podcast and the walk of faith that is shared by Joe. You can tell he really LOVES the Lord and wants to evangelize the true teachings of our faith. Keep up the good work Joe and Congrats on your new adventure with your job. Keeping you and your family in my prayers.
Joe’s interviews and topics as well as the manner in which they are presented is great and everyone can benefit from it. His motives are genuine and centered on Christ which is most important.
Joe, I like your show, but you could improve it by getting to your content sooner and keeping the podcast shorter. You have some great insights, but waiting 20 minutes to hear them is not easy! Also, don’t apologize for yourself, it detracts from your message. Keep up the good work!
This is one of my must have podcasts. Very informative and entertaining.
This podcast is great. Easy to listen to and learn the fullness of Christian Truth found in the Catholic Faith passed down from the Apostles. Joe is doing a great job for Catholic Radioless Houston!
Here’s to a great 2008!
The interviews on this show are wonderful. The topics cover a lot of different areas and there’s sure to be something interesting here for everyone. High production values make this podcast stand out from the competition. Definitely worth a listen.
—Peter Mottola, St. Irenaeus Ministries Podcast
This is a great podcast for anyone interested in deepening their Catholic faith or anyone interested in learning about the Catholic faith for the first time. Every podcast is full of great information. No other podcast on the internet consistently gives as much solid information about Catholic theology. Keep rolling up your sleeves and diving deep Joe!
I found Joe’s Podcast last week. He has insightful questions and commentary on each topic and guest. Like me, he seems to be a sponge for orthodox Catholic teaching and thought. Being a brand new convert myself, I cannot get enough! The only thing he could do better, is produce more of it!God Bless, Joe! and keep it up!
Just discovered Catholic Hack (by “accident”) and really loved it. I am looking forward to future podcasts. The only drawback is the background guitar music. I like to focus on the speaker/message and found the music distracting. Otherwise…EXCELLENT.
I have been thinking about doing a Catholic Podcast for a while. I was not sure what I was going to do it on. I have been praying about it. Now that I found the Catholic Hack podcast I am even more confused. This is the podcast that I should have been doing. Every Catholic Man should listen to this podcast. Back to the drawing board. This is the perfect podcast for the married catholic layperson. I love it. I love everything about it. I want to know what the rap song is that you play prior to starting the interviews? Also I thought it was great when you were thinking of a name for your podcast. I thought of another one. You could have used “King of the Pews” I am looking forward to the classes in the future. Also I love the music in the background during the interviews. Keep up the great work, you are an inspiration to all Catholic Men. I learned of your podcast through the Catholic Underground Podcast.God Bless
This podcast has FANTASTIC interviews with great Catholics who explain the faith very well. I am excited to see what this podcast will come out with next. Great Job Joe I’m praying for you and your ministry!
Had a rough start with regard to audio quality, but never with content. The audio quality is now top notch, the guests are fantastic, the research is well done, topics are relevant. In short an excellent Podcast. Keep up the good work, Joe!
I found this podcast via Insight Scoop(Carl Olson’s) blog. If anyone needs a great Catholic podcast for jogging or the drive to work, this is it. Sound Catholic teaching with interviews from some of the greatest and brightest minds of Catholicism. Tune in for your listening pleasure!! One downside, the guitar strumming in the background during the interviews. STOP IT JOE !!!! Awesome podcast keep up the good work!! So subscribe to it, download it, listen to it, then go out and live it !!!
Joe does a great job researching and communicating key Catholic concepts in terms a lay person can understand. Joe: keep up the great work — looking forward to the future podcasts!!
Just recently started listening and have really enjoyed it. Looking forward to the upcoming guest. Keep it up and God Bless
This is the best Catholic podcast on the net. It’s great for life-long Catholics and even better for converts. I give it my highest recommendantion.
great stuff! This guy is really good! From a Boston North Shore Catholic from Peabody (I’m biast…Newburyporter here!), this is unbelievable! I rank him among the greats of Hahn, Keating, and Akin with ease!
Joe does a great job of bringing information together on topics that a lot of Catholics and non-catholics have questions about. I’ve already used some ideas I’ve heard from the show in evangelizing others.
I just stumbled upon the Catholic Hack and really enjoy the content. I would recommend you subscribe today!
Joe is well spoken, has a soothing voice and by golly – he KNOWS his STUFF!! Great podcast, Joe! You have a new follower.
Do you REALLY podcast from your car in the parking lot? Next time I’m in Houston, I’m driving by for a studio visit!
Joe is great! His podcasts are well researched and well produced. He never hides from the tough topics and explains some of the more complex aspects of Catholicism so the average lay person can understand. His enthusiasm will get you excited about the faith. He has helped me greatly! LISTEN NOW!!!
Joe is a genius and a very knowledgeable apologist. I look forward to hearing more episodes in the future! Audio quality is great with good production sound too.