Raising the Betts

A family podcast by StarQuest’s CEO, Dom Bettinelli, and his wife, Melanie Bettinelli, who are raising five kids in the Boston area. They discuss marriage, homeschooling, Catholic faith, their adventures far and wide, cooking exotic dishes, exploring nature, engaging culture and more. Join them as they travel to zoos, museums, and historical sites; get their kids to try strange, new foods; read books and watch TV and movies together; and try to raise their kids into healthy, well-adjusted, and capable Catholic adults.

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Recent Episodes

The Great Passage - Ikea trip and scouting trip! Dom and Melanie get a weekend free for some home improvement; Melanie reads a Japanese novel about words and life; Dom cooks baked ziti and a white bean soup; and John the Baptist enters the picture.
Blessed Advent, Merry Christmas, and Happy New Year from StarQuest - Dom Bettinelli, CEO of StarQuest, has a special Advent and Christmas greetings for all listeners and an important message about the mission of StarQuest.
A Wedding and A Holiday - Another Bett is married! Dom and Melanie went to another nephew's wedding; had another near-disaster on a holiday (but everything's OK!); gush over Andor; and talk about the meals surrounding Thanksgiving Day.
Christ the King - On Christ the King Sunday, Dom and Melanie take a walk on the beach, discuss whether published recipes can ever be modified, talk about how The Chosen's anachronisms can be okay, and why Christ's kingship is so different from any other king's.
The Four Last Things - It's the time of year when the Church discusses the Four Last Things and Dom and Melanie discuss how instead of being a downer, it's very hopeful and uplifting. Plus, the Netflix series Inside Man, a Ms. Marvel rewatch, a good YA fantasy novel, and cool trick to keep cucumbers in the fridge.