Thomas V. Mirus, President & Director of Podcasts
- Podcaster and writer living in New York City
- Director of Podcasts for CatholicCulture.org
- Creator and host of the Catholic Culture Podcast
- Co-host of Criteria: The Catholic Film Podcast
- President of Trinity Communications
- Jazz pianist
Thomas V. Mirus is a podcaster and writer living in New York City. He is the Director of Podcasts for CatholicCulture.org, and hosts the Catholic Culture Podcast, as well as co-hosting Criteria: The Catholic Film Podcast.
Thomas takes the lead in CatholicCulture.org’s commentary on the arts, but also reads widely in many other areas. He brings a substantial breadth of understanding to his work at CatholicCulture.org, and he became President of Trinity Communications in 2023.
Thomas has a bachelor's degree in jazz piano and played music professionally for a number of years. He wrote and performed the theme music for the Catholic Culture Podcast (download the full soundtrack here). In 2019 he played piano on Mark Christopher Brandt's classical suite, The Butterfly.
Podcasting and Writing
The first episode of the Catholic Culture Podcast was the very first podcast released by CatholicCulture.org, on May 1, 2018. Since then, Thomas has released two to three episodes per month of this long-form podcast, mostly featuring thoughtful interviews with significant Catholic artists and writers around the world.
In both his writing and podcasting, Thomas explores a wide variety of topics, but he has a special interest in the nature of the creative process in the arts, and the engraced human expression of truth, beauty and goodness which finds its source and home in Catholicism. As a notable example, see his three-part series on The Mystery of Music.
Most recently on this site:
- 170—Art Participates in God’s Governance—Bradley Elliott, O.P. - November 30
- 169—The Good Death of Kate Montclair—Daniel McInerny - November 20
- 168—Tolkien’s Hard-Won Faith—Holly Ordway - November 2
- Highlights: Esolen in the Wild West, Thomas More’s conscience, and more - October 17
- 167—Early Feminism Was Worse Than You Think—Carrie Gress - September 15
- 166—Poetry of St. John of the Cross w/ Carla Galdo - September 5
- 165—Gifts of the Holy Spirit w/ John of St. Thomas and Cajetan Cuddy, O.P. - August 24
- 164—When “engaging the culture” means loving mediocrity—Joshua Gibbs - August 17
- Highlights: Cultural appropriation, ugly beauty, English poet-martyrs, Polish cinema - August 9
- 163—Reconciling Distributism and Economics—Alexander W. Salter - July 24