The Secrets of Technology

Welcome to the Secrets of Technology from the Star Quest Production Network, your weekly look at the world of technology from a uniquely Catholic perspective. We’re not the usual tech news from New York or San Francisco. We’re creating conversations around technology topics that affect all of us, including social media, privacy, AI, the ubiquity of gadgets, parenting tech-savvy kids, and more.

Geek and gadget culture is mainstream in society at all age levels now more than ever. By exploring the intersection of faith and technology, we give you the tools to live your faith life and spirituality in harmony with the work of technology and media that you are immersed in.

But you don’t have to be Catholic or a believer to get something out of Secrets of Technology. Our regular panel will discuss the top tech stories, offer up technology tips and lessons, and give you our picks of the week for software, hardware, web sites, or information that will make you more productive, more entertained, more informed, and more secure. Join Domenico Bettinelli, Fr. Cory Sticha, Joanne Mercier, Jack Baruzzini, Thomas Sanjurjo, Fr. Andrew Kinstetter, and Pat Scott every week.

Recent Episodes

Christmas Gift Guide with Pat and Fr. Andrew - In our second installment of the 2021 Christmas tech gift guide, Dom, Fr. Andrew, and Pat make some suggestions at various price points, including one super nostalgic pick. Plus the singing cactus toy to avoid at all costs.
Christmas Gift Guide with Joanne and Fr. Cory - It's the first part of our annual Christmas tech gift guide with Dom, Joanne, and Fr. Cory, plus Dom shares some tech lessons recently learned; Youtube dislikes dislikes; and 3G going away could affect more people than we realize.
No More Catholic Ads? - Will a new policy by Meta prevent Catholic orgs and businesses from targeting their ads? Jack Baruzzini, Thomas Sanjurjo, and Fr. Joseph Sund discuss what has really changed and why Catholics should probably not be concerned.
Does Meta Matter? - Facebook is becoming Meta and proposes a metaverse for us all. Jack Baruzzini and Pat Scott discuss the trend of Big Tech wanting to curate our culture, but also looking at some positive potential.
How to Fix Social Media - It's clear social media is broken. Fr. Cory Sticha and Joanne Mercier explore advice for not just how to fix our own use, but how it can be fixed by regulation. Plus, strong-arming by a cable company; AI composing Beethoven; and Alexa in care facilities.

Picks of the Week