Along "The Way"

Casual Conversions with Interesting People.
Hosted by Down the Hall Dave

“Along the Way” is a different approach to typical Catholic podcasting. How?  Most Catholic media are talking heads looking to instruct people how to live, act and worship. I am a simple guy with a simple but growing theology, rooted in the mantra of Divine Mercy, Jesus I trust in You.  My reversion back to the Catholic faith lead me to ask God to introduce me to His friends. That's what this show is! God puts people (His friends) in our lives for a reason! Each interview is casual conversation with interesting people that I meet along the way on the path of salvation. It’s my hope and prayer to gain a deeper understanding of my Catholic faith through these encounters. 

I hope you will join me Along the Way!

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Host; Down The Hall Dave

Producer; David Imhof

Cover Art; Shawn Kelly

Music written and performed by; Shawn Kelly

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Episode 36 Guest; Fr. Chris Alar

This show for me is a departure from what I was always taught, that those that commit suicide are destined to be separated from God for this sin. The church has changed its opinion on this and leaves the final judgement to God. Suicide is such a terrible thing for all involved, There are no winners when suicide is involved.  If you are thinking about it please don’t. Help is available, please reach out, please!

In this episode Fr. Chris Alar joins me to talk about his book “After Suicide”.

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Episode 35 Guest; Peter Sonski

In the shadow of both New York and Boston sits New Haven Connecticut this port city known for one of the most predigest Universities in the world, Yale. But it is also the home of what Pope John Paul II called the strong right arm of the Catholic Church. New Haven is the world headquarters of the Knights of Columbus and id the home of the Blessed Michael McGivney Pilgrimage center. Formerly the Knights of Columbus museum, The Pilgrimage center is taking on a different role in the process of Fr. McGivney’s Cause for canonization. Joining me to talk about the change in roles is Director of Education for the Blessed McGivney pilgrimage center, Peter Sonski.

To find out more about the Blessed McGivney Pilgrimage center please go to their website at

Episode 34 Guest; Michael Renner

Service to others is the greatest form of evangelization.  Praying with them is, helping them to bear their cross. It is what we as Catholics are called to do. I am reminded of the example of Simon of Cyrene. How he helped our Blessed Lord up that hill helping him to bear that unbearable load. After meeting my guest Michael Renner I have a better understanding of what service to my neighbor means.

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Episode 33 Guest; Ralph Sarchie

The Devil exists! Demons are real and they invade our lives in so many ways.  My guest in this episode is a retired New York City police officer that uses his experience and training as an investigator into the field of demonology. Many questions get answered in this episode Like… who is called to perform the rite of exorcisms and how can we keep evil away from us and our family. Joining me Along The Way is Ralph Sarchie

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Episode 32 Guest; Deacon Ben LoCasto

Vocations, vocations, vocations! So often we get prayer request for vocations, and justifiably so, we need to always pray for an increase in the priesthood. But one of the most misunderstood roles of those that receive Holy Orders is that of the Deacon. These ordained minister fulfill an important role within the diocese. Joining me along the way to discuss the role of a Deacon not only in the parish but in the diocese is Deacon Ben LoCasto.

Episode 31 Guest; Fr. Gabriel Burke

One thing that I love about our church is that it has something beautiful for everyone.  But with Pope Francis forbidding the Traditional Latin Mass in his recent Moto Proprio I wondered why. Then I saw a meme that said “Stay Calm and celebrate the Latin Mass” . I was so confused I wanted some clarification so I reached out to the memes author, Father Gabriel Burke.

Episode 30 Guest; Aaron Joseph, St. Joseph Our Patron

In this year of St. Joseph, devotions have certainly increased to patron of the universal church. This is a great thing! St. Joseph is many things to many people, from a patron to workers to a terror of demons. My guest in this episode takes consecration to a new level one that includes changing his very name to include his devotion to St. Joseph.

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Episode 29 Guest; David Imhof

In this episode Down The Hall Dave and Producer David Imhof discuss what they learned during season two. Prayer has many different forms and we discuss what perspectives our different guest had from praying during suffering to prayers for miracles.

Episode 28 Guest; Fr. Michael Dolan

Many of the greatest personal stories of people returning back to the church contain a story of confession. Some go many years without having the weight of sin lifted off of them and the effect of sin goes beyond just an interior deterioration but making us feel removed from family and community. Though it is identified by the church as the sacrament of reconciliation it is a restoration to the state of grace and proof of a God that loves so much that he wants us to hear his words loud and clear “You are forgiven… go in peace”

Episode 27 Guest; Pat Gervais "The Catholic Biker"

Is it possible to be part of a sub-culture that is sometimes miss understood and be Catholic? Absolutely! It is called community. It is how we meet people where they are at. My guest this episode is Pat Gervais the Catholic Biker.  Pat is a self-proclaimed biker living the dream and the lifestyle. He is the real deal, but he also leads a Rosary ministry on Facebook. The two are not at odds with each other because it is who he is “The Catholic Biker”.

Pray the Rosary with Pat at 7:30 pm Monday through Friday at his facebook page  The Catholic Biker.

Episode 26 Guest; Johm Pridmore

How does someone go from a drug dealing gangster to a man truly committed to evangelizing the word of God. Well it is like the old saying says “Show me your friends and I will show you your future”. My guest in this episode is a powerful witness to the truth of that statement. I frequently recommend his books to anyone that thinks they are beyond God’s saving grasp of grace. Joining me along the way is author and community founder John Pridmore.

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Episode 25 Guest; Marek Rudak

This casual conversation was an eye opener for me. I learned from my guest that the journey from the head to the heart isn’t one that we make overnight. In fact sometimes there are nightmares along the way. I learned so much from my guest that it is hard to put it into a synopsis for these show notes. Suffice it to say things I have felt discouraged about I realize now are testing me and I should stay the course. Joining me Along the way is Marek Rudak Author of “The Love Driven Man”

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Episode 24 Guest; Bishop Fintan Monahan

In this episode we continue to discuss prayer. Specifically praying for unity, vocation and praying on a pilgrimage. Joining me, not just along the way but from” across the pond” as they say, is Bishop Bishop Fintan Monahan from The Diocese of Killaloe in Ireland. Bishop Monahan is an author and has produced many YouTube videos where his meditations are a warm invitation to explore the love of Christ.

Episode 23 Guest; Trace Chamberlain

Along “The Way” is a podcast that meets people where they are. Most guests are accomplished in their Catholicism, and share a take away that we can all learn from. My guest in this episode has just begun his journey towards the Catholic faith from a Southern Baptist background, but he has a fire in his belly for the Lord and moved by the Holy Spirit to help sharpen the constitution of other men. Joining me alog the way is the host of the You Tube Channel “Iron Sharpens Iron, Trace “Big Guns” Chamberlain.

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Episode 22 Guest; Michael Phelan

If you have followed this show for any time now, you know that Dave Imhof and I are proponents of Bishop Olmsted’s apostolic exhortation “Into the Breach”. We truly are in a man crisis and masculinity is under constant attack by the principalities and powers of this world. In this year dedicated to St. Joseph the patron and protector of the universal church the need for a powerful saint has been answered and authentic masculinity has its hero. Joining me along the way to discuss Bishop Olmsted’s clarion call to all men is Michael Phelan. Michael is with the office of Marriage and Respect for Life for the Diocese of Phoenix and has worked closely with Bishop Olmsted.

Episode 21 Guest;Fr. Joe Laramie SJ

Our spirituality affects the way we pray and conversely the way we pray affects our spirituality. What does that mean? I ask Father Joe Laramie SJ to help me understand how within a universal church there can be a wide variety of spiritualties.  Father Joe Laramie is the National Director of “Popes Worldwide Prayer Network” He is also the author of the book “Abide in the Heart of Christ” a 10-Day Personal Retreat with St. Ignatius Loyola. This casual conversation covers some common sense approaches to praying and for me a chance to discuss a saint that I hold in high regards.

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Episode 20 Guest; David Lawrence-Hawley

Through triumph and tragedy our beliefs are formed challenged and reformed, sometimes leading to a complete shift in our paradigm.  These changes in belief can and do have the ability to change our future. Joining me “Along The Way”, is clinical social worker David Lawrence-Hawley. Join us as we discuss how beliefs are formed and changed.

Episode 19 Guest; Matt Lozano

Evil wants to bind you to your past, accuse you now and leave you hopeless in the future. Today’s casual conversation may be the starting point for someone’s walk with Christ or it may be the reminder of what being a follower of Jesus is really about.  Having a personal relationship with Jesus Christ certainly opens up a world of possibilities for us.  That is if we are unbound to the lies that evil will have us believe not only about ourselves, but God too. Jesus is The Way The Truth and The Life, Trust in him and renouncing those beliefs about our sinful past will set us free, making us Unbound. Joining me Along The Way is Matt Lozano. Matt is the son of Neil Lozano, author of the book “Unbound”. Matt is currently the Director of training and leadership development for the Heart of the Father Ministries.  Please join us as we discuss those thing that can leave us feeling trapped and strategies of letting the Holy Spirit work miracles in our lives.

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Episode 18 Guest; Deacon Harold Burke-Sivers

Prayer is our interaction with the one living God that loves each of us beyond measure. Sometimes when we pray we feel like God hears us because the outcome of a situation turned out as we hoped. Sometimes though it seems like God doesn’t hear us and those that we pray for don’t recover by way of a miracle.

Joining me along the way is Deacon Harold Burke-Sivers. The Dynamic Deacon helps me to understand how prayers are always heard and answered even when the outcome is different than we hoped for.

To find out more about Deacon Harold Burke-Sivers go to his website

Episode 17 Guest; Daniele Schachle

Miracles, they are everywhere. Because God is everywhere we should expect them. I have to say that sometimes I am so wrapped up in life that I miss the little everyday miracles. Then when I pray for a miracle it sometimes seems like God doesn’t hear my prayer. Honestly I have been mad at God because I did understand his decision. Helping me to understand better is Daniel Schachle. Daniel is a true man of faith that has experienced loss and miraculous intervention.

Episode 16 Guest; Ryan Tremblay

Trust is fundamental to faith and that measure of trust can be what transcends suffering, filling those that hold on to that trust with courage and hope. Joining me Along The Way is international recording artist Ryan Tremblay. Ryan and I talk about how his sister Erika became an example of trust in Ryan’s life. Her Example led Ryan to dedicate his song “Trust” to her.

Ryan Tremblay is an incredible singer, song writer and multi-talented musician. To find out more about him and to sign up for his newsletter go to

Episode 15 Guest; t Fr.  Ron Meyer

There are many different forms of prayer in our Catholic tradition. Some peoples prayer may be based in traditional methods such as the Rosary or the Liturgy of the Hours while some of the more charismatic prayers may take other forms, The question is not always how do you pray?, but do you pray?

Joining me to discuss what is prayer and how we pray is a beloved priest Father Ron Meyer O.M.I.

Episode 14 Guest; Jim Wahlberg

From the rough and tough streets of South Boston, to time spent behind the walls of Walpole state prison, Gods love has no bounds. What happens when a future saint dispels all the untruths you have believed about yourself and God, you find redemption.

Stories of redemption are best told by the redeemed themselves. Joining  me along the way is the CEO of Wahl Street Productions who’s busy schedule find him multitasking as a writer, director, producer and the  author of the book  “The Big Hustle” Jim Wahlberg.

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Episode 13; 2020 Recap

This episode is many things. It is a testament to my gratitude to all the men that have been a part of this dream coming to fruition.  For me it is a step forward as I trust God, believing that God doesn’t always call the qualified he qualifies the called. I have always wanted to do radio,  it has always been my passion, but Fear and uncertainty have always stopped me from realizing that dream. In a year that has been full of fear and uncertainty I decided to put my simple theology based in Divine Mercy and the mantra of “Jesus I Trust in You” to work. Soon the questions of how were answered and why became my inspiration and my motivation. For the love of Jesus and Mary and the glory of God this podcast comes to you.

This is a recap of the twelve guest that were able to join me along the during the COVID 19 pandemic of 2020 as we talked about manliness.

Episode 12 Guest; Fr. Lance W. Harlow

Fr. Lance W. Harlow is the author of the book “The Echo of God” a commentary on St. Louis De Montfort’s Treatise on the True Devotion to Mary. Farther Harlow Joins Down The Hall Dave and producer David Imhof in consecrating the Podcast to the Blessed Mother.

Episode 11 Guest; Terry Barber

Terry Barber has been involved with the media for years and has developed some strategies for sharing the faith. In this episode Terry shares from his years of experience and wisdom the Ten Commandments of Evangelization.

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Episode 10 Guest; Fr. Louis Cameli

Father Louis Cameli is a priest of the Arch Diocese of Chicago and the author of one of my favorite books. The Devil You Don't Know is not a Hollywood look at the devil but a day to day look at the enemies attempt to move people from God. This book is a wealth of knowledge and wisdom that has been brought together through the years of Father Cameli's years in ministry. Fr. Cameli is the author of many books available through Ave Maria Press


Episode 9 Guest; Doug Barry

For eight years Doug Barry was the co-host of the television show Life On The Rock. He has since move on to Host EWTN's Battle Ready. This is gritty show, about preparing the mind body and spirit for the possible struggles ahead. Doug Talk with Down The Hall Dave about how to be ready to defend those we love.

Episode 8 Guest; Fr. Skip Thompson

There are two things that you do not talk about, religion and politics. well in this episode we break the rules and talk about them both. Father Skip Thompson Joins Down The Hall Dave in a street fight of truth and no punches are pulled. 

WARNING; The opinions expressed in this episode are those of Fr. Skip Thompson.

Episode 7Guest;  Fr. Donald Calloway

In this Conversation, I learn how important St. Joseph is to men, women and families. In these times he is needed more than ever.

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Episode 6 Guest; Leonardo Defilippis

My Guest today has answered many curtain calls as an award winning actor. But a choice to answer the call to use these talents for God led him into the roles of a lifetime. St. John Vianney and Maximillian Kolbe are only the beginning of the historic and heroic tellings of the Catholic saints. He is the founder and president of St. Luke Productions.  To find out more go to

Episode 5 Guest; Bear Woznick

Being a good man transcends being a nice guy, and EWTN's Bear Woznick rolls thunder Along "The Way" . He shows me how to stand up and be that protector I was called to be. This interview is about real manhood. I hope that you will enjoy listening to it as much as I did interviewing him. Honestly I was a bit nervous about interviewing him but a few minutes in, it truly became a casual  conversation with a real interesting person. Please Check out his website at to learn more

Episode 4 Guest; Brian Caulfield

May 27th 2020 the Vatican reported that Pope Francis has approved a medical miracle that is attributed to Father Michael J. McGivney’s intersession. Joining me for this episode is Brian Caulfield the Vice Postulator for the cause of canonization. We discuss Father McGivney’s heroic and virtuous life  then and the importance of his intersession now. We talk about the Father Michael J McGivney Guild and much more.

Producer Dave Imhof joins in the conversation.

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Episode 3 Guest; Joe McClane

Joe McClane , Also known to so many as "The Catholic Hack" , is the Guadalupe Radio Network Director of Mission Development. Joe is accomplished at many things as radio show host on GRN, a documentary film maker and a public speaker at conferences. It truly was a blessing to have this casual conversation with this interesting person. In this Episode, Joe helps me understand how to put Jesus first in my life and by doing so I become the man I was intended to be. Joe is such a wealth of Catholic teaching sorry to say we couldn't talk more. I hope to have him back. but if you want to find out more here are some resources online.

Episode 2 Guest; Marty Rotella

This interview with singer song writer Marty Rotella was conducted during the Covid 19 pandemic. But even in times that keep us apart we can still find ways to connect and inspire. Some editing had to be done our apologies.

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Episode 1 Guest Larry Barile

This is the pilot episode of Along "The Way". In this episode I am with my long time friend Larry Barile. Larry is a seminarian at  Pope St. John XXIII Seminary in Weston Massachusetts. We discuss discernment as a topic

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