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, Fr. Michael Gossett, and Thomas Sanjurjo every week.

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Recent Episodes

Fitness Bands and Health & Activity Trackers - If you want to track your health and fitness 24/7, there are a myriad of options. Dom, Fr. Cory, and Pat discuss the different gadgets and apps for tracking weight, diet, glucose, exercise, and more. Plus, Dom interviews TL Putnam of Verbum on the state of digital tech in the Church.
Are Family Setup and Apple One For You? - Apple has announced two new services that may interest our listeners. Dom Bettinelli, Jack Baruzzini, and Thomas Sanjurjo look at how Family Setup and Apple One might make sense for families looking to save a little on their tech budget.
Don’t Overshare Online - How much sharing is too much? Dom Bettinelli, Fr. Andrew Kinstetter, and Pat Scott discuss how to avoid sharing too much online and avoid making yourself vulnerable, especially young people susceptible to cyberbullying.
Where Church Tech Stands in 2020 - 2020 was a seismic event for Church technology that upended everything. Dom Bettinelli, Joanne Mercier, and Fr. Cory Sticha discuss where we stand and more importantly where they expect Church technology to go in the future.
Tech for School in 2020 - School in 2020 is going to be different than we've ever experienced and the right tech will be vital. Dom Bettinelli, Jack Baruzzini, and Thomas Sanjurjo get to the core of what hardware to consider, whether you're homeschooling, remote schooling, in-person schooling, or a hybrid.

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