27-year old Matt Weber hosts the most downloaded podcast at Harvard University’s iTunes channel. When he’s not interviewing celebrities like Harvard president Drew Faust and Academy-Award-Winning director Davis Guggenheim, or when he’s not working towards his Master’s degree in education, Matt produces short videos for CatholicTV.
His weekly “labor of love” is producing these one to two-minute videos. Viewers find his videos hysterical while at the same time relevant because they deal with real issues of faith such as confession and family life.
Weber started producing videos for CatholicTV after a chance encounter with CatholicTV President Fr. Robert Reed in a restaurant. Since Weber was a CatholicTV viewer, he took advantage of what he called “a celebrity sighting” by greeting and talking with Fr. Reed. Soon thereafter, Weber began producing videos for CatholicTV.
“I hope to reach out to young adults. I hope to inspire people and make them laugh. When I’m producing these short videos, it’s almost like a form of prayer. I want to show that there are young people who still care about God, religion, and the Catholic faith” said Weber during a phone interview with CatholicTV.
Perhaps the most unique characteristic of Weber’s videos on CatholicTV is their use of humor throughout. One video shows Weber praying in front of a statue of the Virgin Mary. His own voice describes his fears that people who see him praying outside might think that he suffers from schizophrenia.
Another of his videos begins with him saying “I have a confession to make, I don’t like going to confession.” Later in the video, he says “I do like COMING from confession, it’s probably one of the best feelings in the world”.
“I hope to be the Andy Rooney of CatholicTV” said Weber. Matt Weber’s videos appear frequently on the live CatholicTV talk show “This is the Day”. They also air throughout the week on CatholicTV between various shows or on CatholicTV’s “Blinks” show.
Matt Weber’s latest video is entitled “Family Vacation”. This video features Matt and his family on a vacation in Washington, D.C. This video will also be added to CatholicTV’s website.
The live talk show This is the Day airs each Tuesday and Friday at 10:30AM and is rebroadcast throughout the week.
More information about This is the Day is available at http://www.CatholicTV.com/this-is-the-day
Matt Weber’s videos can be found at http://www.CatholicTV.com/catholic-faith